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Woman dresses mannequin at Boone County Fair Royalty Competition [Photo]

Princess contestants watch as Andrea Love places gloves on a 1930s-themed mannequin before the 2011 Boone County Fair Royalty Competition Friday evening at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Love's daughter, Macy, won the Fair Princess title for her age group last year.

Putting the finishing touches on makeup and hair [Photo]

Jordan Curl, 18, applies makeup before competing in her second Boone County Fair Royalty Competition on Friday at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Curl's hair took around two hours to do, and she said her makeup takes fifteen minutes on a normal day, but took thirty minutes Friday.

Rhea Taylor celebrates first run of game [Photo]

Former Missouri player Rhea Taylor celebrates after scoring the first run in Team USA's 5-2 victory against Australia on Friday at the World Cup of Softball at Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City. She scored on a hit by Stacy May-Johnson of Iowa.

Chelsea Thomas talks with Iraq Veteran [Photo]

Brandon Olson, a player with the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team, talks with Missouri pitcher Chelsea Thomas before the start Team USA's World Cup of Softball game Friday in Oklahoma City. The Wounded Warrior team played an exhibition game Friday. Olson, of Montana, lost a leg in 2003 serving in Iraq. He's a utility player for the team. According to coach David Van Sleet, the team is trying to come to MU for an exhibition game with the Missouri softball team.

Rhea Taylor watches her slap bunt [Photo]

Former Missouri player Rhea Taylor watches her slap bunt for Team USA in the fourth inning of Friday's World Cup of Softball game against Australia. Taylor beat the throw to first, earning a hit and later scored.

Sashes, flowers and tiaras wait for Boone County royalty winners [Photo]

Sashes, flowers and tiaras given to the winners of the 2011 Boone County Fair Royalty Competition are displayed on a table in front of the judges Friday evening at the Boone County Fairgrounds.

Woman waits for ride, uses fan to stay cool [Photo]

Mary Ware sits still on her bed next to the fan while waiting for a ride for dialysis July 21 in Chicago. Ware, 62, who suffers from high blood pressure and diabetes and requires dialysis three times a week, lives in a basement Chicago apartment with her son and daughter. She receives disability income but can’t afford air conditioning. Thousands of low-income people across the nation are having trouble paying their electric bills during this sweltering summer because the assistance normally available isn’t there after Congress cut millions of dollars used for the program.

Toddler rides pony at Boone County Fair [Photo]

Owen Ditzfeld, 3, rides a pony named Snowball at Marshall's Pony Ride at the Boone County Fair on July 22.

Corn buttered in preparation for Boone County Fair stand [Photo]

Jesse Hager butters corn before putting it on the grill for his family's roasted and kettle corn stand at the Boone County Fair on July 22.

Stuffed animal prizes arranged at Boone County Fair [Photo]

Dom Murr sets up the stuffed animal prizes at a balloon dart game station before customers start arriving at the Boone County Fair on July 22.

Three Scott Boulevard lanes now open [Photo]

Two northbound lanes and one southbound lane are now open for traffic on Scott Boulevard. The lanes were opened last night. Construction has lasted for about two years.

Diamond Dunn [Photo]

THE DOWNTOWN CAMERAS ARE HERE [Graphic]

Video cameras for monitoring criminal behavior have been activated downtown despite opposition from civil
liberty advocates.

State budgets strained by cooling assistance [Photo]

Mary Ware sits still on her bed next to the fan while waiting for a ride for dialysis Thursday in Chicago. Ware, 62, who suffers from high blood pressure and diabetes and requires dialysis three times a week, lives in a basement Chicago apartment with her son and daughter. She receives disability income but can’t afford air conditioning. Thousands of low-income people across the nation are having trouble paying their electric bills during this sweltering summer because the assistance normally available isn’t there after Congress cut millions of dollars used for the program.

Crowd watches Vulvette at Summerfest [Photo]

The crowd watches Vulvette perform at Summerfest, which was held at Forrest Rose Park next to Mojo's.

Vulvette performs for Summerfest crowd [Photo]

Vulvette plays for the Summerfest crowd at the concert's new location at Forrest Rose Park next to Mojo's. Summerfest organizer Richard King decided to move the festival from its typical Ninth Street location the day before the concert.

Concertgoers wait at Summerfest's new location [Photo]

Concertgoers sit on the patio at Mojo's waiting for the Summerfest bands to hit the stage. The decision to move Summerfest to Forrest Rose Park was finalized yesterday.

Missouri's Chelsea Thomas plays for the USA at World Cup of Softball [Photo]

Missouri's Chelsea Thomas, third from left, collects high fives as she is introduced before Team USA's game against the Czech Republic Thursday at the World Cup of Softball in Oklahoma City, Okla. Thomas got the save in the American's 7-2 victory. She relieved Whitney Canion with two runners on in the sixth. She got a double-play grounder and struck out cleanup hitter Eva Rendlova to end the threat.

Missouri's Rhea Taylor plays for USA at World Cup of Softball [Photo]

Missouri's Rhea Taylor hits a triple in the second inning of Team USA's 7-2 victory against the Czech Republic Thursday at the World Cup of Softball in Oklahoma City, Okla. The hit drove in two runs and Taylor also scored in the inning, giving Team USA a 3-0 lead.

Examining a catalogue at White Horse Antiques [Photo]

Nancy Lewis looks at a product catalog with salesman Ron Eggleson at White Horse Antiques in Rocheport on Thursday, July 21, 2011. Several Rocheport businesses have lost revenue since news of flooding began.
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