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MAP: Missouri might reintroduce elk [Graphic]

The Missouri Department of Conservation and the Missouri Farm Bureau are arguing about the effects of reintroducing elk in the southeastern part of the state.

In the office at A-1 [Photo]

From left, Lynne Robertson and two of her sons, Kiffer and Chad, work in the office at A-1 Auto Recyclers. After growing up with the business, Robertson's three sons decided to also work in the salvage yard. "When Chad was little, and they asked him in school what he wanted to be when he grew up, he said, 'I'll just help my mom,'" said Robertson.

Auto recycling a family affair [Photo]

Erin Slate takes the tires off a Jeep Cherokee at A-1 Auto Recyclers. Slate is one of three sons who work at the family business and takes on many tasks at the yard. "Everybody does everything," said his mom, Lynne Robertson.

Chloe takes a rest [Photo]

The family bulldog, Chloe, sleeps on a spare chair at A-1 Auto Recyclers on Tuesday. Don Slate takes Chloe with him on his drives to St. Louis when he transfers crushed cars. Slate said whenever Chloe hears the words "St. Louis," she gets excited and is ready to take the trip.

Finishing off the fire [Photo]

Columbia and Boone County firefighters put out the remnants of a trailer fire on Kirsten Lane, off of East Brown School Road. The fire was put out in about 15 minutes, said Scott Olsen, chief of the Boone County Fire Protection District.

Receiving medical attention after fire [Photo]

University Hospital EMS personnel tend to Vinny Barbieri after his trailer caught fire Tuesday afternoon. The source of the fire was unknown as of 3 p.m. Tuesday, said Scott Olsen, chief of the Boone County Fire Protection District.

Owners developed family business [Photo]

Don Slate and his wife, Lynne Robertson, talk outside at A-1 Auto Recyclers on Tuesday. Slate and Robertson opened the salvage yard about 30 years ago. It turned into a family-run business when their three sons, Kiffer, Erin and Chad, all started working at the yard. "The boys all grew up in the business," Robertson said.

Hickman vs. Rock Bridge volleyball [Photo]

Hickman's Kayla Rodes sends the ball over the net against Rock Bridge blockers Elise Meyer, left, and Emily Holt.

Hickman volleyball fans [Photo]

"Pinked-out" Hickman fans, from left to right, Cody Johnson, Kevin Almora, Tyler Myers, Blake Byington and Jay Chase cheer the Kewpies at Monday's volleyball game vs. Rock Bridge. The Columbia teams decided to have a Pink-out to promote breast cancer awareness.

Josh Barone mug [Photo]

Josh Barone is a reporter and designer for the Missourian.

Rock Bridge volleyball player Niki Collier vs. Hickman [Photo]

Rock Bridge* senior Niki Collier moved to Columbia from the Los Angeles area where she was an accomplished beach volleyball player.

MU soccer player Dominique Richardson vs. Arkansas [Photo]

Missouri freshman Dominique Richardson learned about her great grandfather two years ago when her mother brought him up while they were discussing colleges.

Former Notre Dame football player Clem Crowe [Photo]

Clem Crowe played football at Notre Dame from 1923 to 1925, playing end in front of the famed Four Horsemen. MU soccer player Dominique Richardson is Crowe's great-granddaughter.

Matthew Olsson [Photo]

Matthew Olsson

Michael Walker [Photo]

Michael Walker

Corey Everage [Photo]

Corey Everage

Veteran climber enjoys Capen Park [Photo]

MU students Peter Kissinger (belaying), Breslin Wilson (climbing) and Brian Openlander climb at Capen Park on Monday. Wilson, a climber of 10 years, decided to climb at Capen because it is "freaking awesome," he said.

Tungesvik climbs a rock face [Photo]

MU senior Alex Tungesvik climbs the rock face at Capen Park on Monday while junior Breslin Wilson belays. Tungesvik, who has climbed once in the last year, was joined by Wilson who has been climbing for 10 years.

Climbing at Capen Park [Photo]

MU students Peter Kissinger (belaying), Breslin Wilson (climbing) and Brian Openlander climb at Capen Park on Monday. Openlander came to Capen to climb because "climbing outdoors is exponentially better," he said.

Rebecca Schedler reacts at Humane Society event [Photo]

Rebecca Schedler reacts at a meeting at Cafe Berlin promoting Proposition B, the Missouri Dog Breeding Regulation Initiative. It will be on the ballot statewide in November.
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