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Ice-cream toppings cover Columbia College freshman [Photo]

Columbia College freshman Taylor Marino's back is covered with chocolate syrup, cherries and whipped cream on Wednesday at a welcome back event outside of Miller Hall on the school's campus.

Students get sudsy at Columbia College welcome back event [Photo]

Students at Columbia College used soap to clean off gobs of shaving cream, silly string, ice cream and other party essentials during a welcome back event held outside of Miller Hall on the school's campus on Wednesday.

Columbia College students compete in human sundae competition [Photo]

From left, Drew Kerns with his partner Matt Carson, and Brittany Candler with her partner Emily Wetzel, participate in the human sundae competition during a welcome back event at Columbia College outside Miller Hall on Wednesday. Kerns and Carson won the competition.

Children dance in the streets at Summerfest [Photo]

Three-year-old Keely Guffey, left, takes the hand of Andelin Jenkins, 4, as they dance to The Bel Airs Wednesday on Ninth Street during Summerfest. Jenkins, whose mother co-owns Leo's Old Clothes on Ninth Street, was excited all day as the stage was being set up for the concert and couldn't wait to dance that night.

A couple sways to the music at Summerfest [Photo]

Paula McFarling and Peter Yronwode embrace mid-dance during The Bel Airs' set Wednesday during Summerfest on Ninth Street. The couple was not alone in swing-dancing during the free concert, as many people took advantage of the danceable blues beats during the night.

Headliner for Summerfest sings the blues [Photo]

Jimmy Vaughan sings the blues on the Summerfest stage Wednesday on Ninth Street. Vaughan, who is Stevie Ray Vaughan's brother, headlined the free concert.

Missouri football players flex their muscles at practice [Photo]

Offensive lineman Austin Wuebbels stretches along with his teammates during a MU football practice on Wednesday at MU's outdoor practice fields.

Missouri player catches a pass during practice [Photo]

Redshirt freshman Jared Parham catches a pass during linebacker drills at a MU football practice on Wednesday.

Missouri linebacker Donovan Bonner takes a water break [Photo]

Linebacker Donovan Bonner takes a water from student trainer Dan Herrin during a Missouri football practice on Wednesday at MU's outdoor practice fields.

Missouri wide receiver reaches for the catch [Photo]

Wide receiver Marcus Lucas catches a pass during a MU football practice on Wednesday on MU's outdoor practice fields.

The letter K marks kickers' footballs at Missouri football practice [Photo]

Footballs marked with a K are used only by kickers at a MU football practice on Wednesday at MU's outdoor practice fields.

Missouri tailback Jared Culver runs practice drills [Photo]

Jared Culver, a junior tailback on MU's football team, helps his teammates prepare for the next drill during practice on Wednesday at MU's outdoor practice field.

Columbia College students welcomed back with a human sundae contest [Photo]

Matt Carson, in front, a freshman at Columbia College, competes in the human sundae competition during a welcome back party outside of Miller Hall on Wednesday. Drew Kerns, a sophomore, puts ice cream, whipped cream, sprinkles, cake and cherries on top of Carson's head. "It's so cold," Carson said as chocolate syrup was poured down his head.

Columbia College students welcomed back [Photo]

Students at Columbia College slide down a plastic tarp covered with soap and water at a welcome back party outside of Miller Hall on Wednesday.

MAP: Downtown Columbia redevelopment [Graphic]

The idea of creating a downtown tax-increment financing district is becoming more likely. The district is meant to spur redevelopment in the Broadway and Providence intersection area, as well as the North Village Arts District.

Construction continues at The Grove apartment complex [Photo]

Uncompleted construction on The Grove, a new apartment complex, prevents residents from moving in on time Monday. Instead of unpacking in their new apartment, many residents found themselves temporarily staying in a hotel.

Former students remember the life of beloved MU professor Mac Jones [Photo]

Professor William 'Mac' Jones speaks at his home in a file photo from 1984. A model of London's Globe Theatre, associated with Jones' passion, Shakespeare, sits on the table.

Armed rebels roam Moammar Gadhafi's compound in Tripoli [Photo]

Rebel fighters roam Moammar Gadhafi's main compound in Bab al-Aziziya in Tripoli, Libya, on Wednesday. A defiant Moammar Gadhafi vowed to fight "until victory or martyrdom," as rebel fighters tried to end scattered attacks by regime loyalists in the nervous capital. The writing in Arabic on the wall reads: "Allah is Great."

James Kraig Kahler leaves courtroom after fifth day of trial [Photo]

James Kraig Kahler leaves an Osage County courtroom at the end of the fifth day of testimony in his trial Friday in Lyndon, Kan. On Thursday, the jury found Kahler guilty of capital murder and four counts of first-degree murder in the slayings of his wife, two daughters and his wife's grandmother.

Coupon clipping gains momentum [Photo]

The TLC show "Extreme Couponing" brought the practice of clipping coupons and shopping based on advertisements and sales into the spotlight — and into local grocery stores. But, not all coupon clippers are like those seen on the show.
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