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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.

Schools dismiss due to high heat [Photo]

Students at West Junior High School board their buses after the early dismissal on Wednesday morning. West Junior was one of seven schools that had an early dismissal due to the lack of air conditioning in the schools. Assistant Principal Daniel Rector said the early dismissals are in the best interest of the kids.

Brookside Downtown expanded with more units [Photo]

Workers at Brookside Downtown paint the balconies of the new apartment complex in downtown Columbia on Wednesday. The apartments, located on Tenth Street, are additional units to a development that opened last year.

Brookside downtown adds new units [Photo]

A worker crosses the roof of Brookside Downtown in downtown Columbia on Wednesday, Aug. 24. The apartments, located on Tenth Street, are additional units to a development that opened last year.

Just Between Friends [Photo]

Michelle Wiginton, co-owner of Just Between Friends in Columbia, shows Joyce Klein and Theresa Dillow a photo of Dillow's garage full of items for the Just Between Friends children's consignment sale Tuesday at the Boone County Fairgrounds. The sale will be held Aug. 25-27.

Just Between Friends [Photo]

File folders are set up to organize purchases for the Just Between Friends consignment sale Tuesday at the Boone County Fairgrounds.

Just Between Friends [Photo]

Janet Steuber and Lynn Seelow place tablecloths on the display tables in preparation for the the Just Between Friends children's sale Tuesday at the Boone County Fairgrounds. A portion of the proceeds will go to The Lighthouse Shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Just Between Friends [Photo]

Sharon Cain looks for a table to place comforters at the item drop-off for the Just Between Friends children's consignment sale Tuesday at the Boone County Fairgrounds.
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