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A fabulous night for fireworks

Friday, July 4, 2008 | 11:43 p.m. CDT; updated 4:52 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

COLUMBIA — Long before 6 p.m. Friday, Charles Murphy, 76, and his wife, Delta Murphy, 69, had set up camp outside the north gate of Faurot Field. Tiles from the game Triangles (they say it’s addictive) are laid out between them on a card table. This is their normal football tailgating ritual, and they decided to extend it to Fire in the Sky this year. Delta said Triangles “keeps our old minds active.”

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