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Prepping the fruit [Photo]

Tomatoes picked from their garden are prepared at The Blue Water Grill in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Freshly picked [Photo]

A pot filled with freshly picked produce rests on a table outside The Blue Water Grill in Grand Rapids, Mich. The restaurant has replaced its landscaping with a vegetables and herb garden.

Green thumb [Photo]

Head Chef for the Blue Water Grill, Michael-Patrick McCann, poses in the vegetable garden that has replaced the restaurant's landscaping. Vegetables and herbs are picked and cooked with daily.

Standing in the garden [Photo]

Head Chef for the Blue Water Grill, Michael-Patrick McCann, stands in a vegetable garden that the restaurant has replaced. Vegetables and herbs are picked and used daily in cooking.

Patrolling the streets [Photo]

Shepard Elementary fifth-grader Mora Boatman helps Sara Loveless (center), Grant Mueller, 5, Iris Mueller, 3 months, and Lydia Mueller, 3, cross the street on Sept. 23. Boatman is part of the school’s Safety Patrol program.

MU list of "low-producing" programs [Document]

This spreadsheet lists 75 programs labeled "low-producing" by MU campus officials, based solely on numbers of graduates for each of the past five years. The list was assembled as part of a mandate by the Missouri Department of Higher Education, which is embarking on a review of degree programs at public institutions statewide.

Blue Water Grill uses garden to supply vegetables [Photo]

Head Chef for the Blue Water Grill, Michael-Patrick McCann, stands in a vegetable garden that the restaurant has replaced the landscaping at the restaurant. Vegetables and herbs are picked and cooked with daily.

Restaurant's landscape now a garden [Photo]

Head Chef for the Blue Water Grill, Michael-Patrick McCann, poses in the vegetable garden that has replaced the restaurant's landscaping. Vegetables and herbs are picked and cooked with daily.

Gardens named top restaurant trend [Photo]

A pot filled with freshly picked produce rests on a table outside The Blue Water Grill in Grand Rapids, Mich. The restaurant has replaced it's landscaping with a vegetables and herb garden.

Restaurant expands garden [Photo]

Tomatoes picked from their garden are prepared at The Blue Water Grill in Grand Rapids, Mich. The restaurant expanded the garden from 1,000 square feet to 3,000 square feet this year.

French soldiers patrol tourist destination [Photo]

French soldiers patrol the area under the Eiffel Tower and walk past replicas for sale, in Paris, Sunday. The State Department cautioned Americans traveling in Europe to be vigilant because of heightened concerns about a potential al-Qaida terrorist attack aimed at U.S. citizens and Europeans. The travel alert is general in nature and isn't intended to focus on any specific country, location or tourist sites.

Finishing the CROP walk [Photo]

Sonja Callahan walks across Walnut St. as she finishes the 2010 CROP walk on Sunday. This was Callahan's third time participating in the walk, which is an initiative by Church World Service.

CROP sticker [Photo]

Anne Cicero shows her CROP sticker to her daughter, Lucia Cicero, 11 months, at the CROP walk event on Sunday. CROP stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty, and the walk was an initiative by Church World Services.

Bonnick helps Tigers rally [Photo]

Missouri senior Alysha Bonnick fends of Oklahoma defender Carrie Whigham. Bonnick scored both of the goals that rallied the Tigers on Sunday.

Chasing after soccer ball [Photo]

Oklahoma senior Lauren Alkek and Missouri senior Kari Adam race for the ball during the second half of Sunday's game. Although Missouri fell behind in the first half, the Tigers won with two goals in the last few minutes of the game.

Keeping the ball in play [Photo]

Oklahoma senior Tiana Dickson and Missouri freshman Danielle Nottingham fight to keep the ball from going out of bounds during the first half of Sunday's game. The Sooners led 1-0 at halftime.

Brisket winners defend their title [Video]

Tiger Dawg Barbecue members Dan Fowler and Greg Jarvis were excited to defend their crown for the best brisket at the 2010 Roots 'N' Blues barbecue contest. However, the contest wasn’t the only excitement the weekend provided.

Rhodenbaugh makes debut [Photo]

MU's new swim coach Greg Rhodenbaugh watches a heat during the Show-Me Showdown. It was his first meet as a head coach.

Laura Johnston [Photo]

Laura Johnston is an interactive news editor at ColumbiaMissourian.com.

Derek Trucks signs autographs [Photo]

Derek Trucks signs autographs for fans following his headlining set at the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010.
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