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Workers prepare for high school state rodeo [Photo]

Dennis Morris, Cody Morton and Austin Kaiser tie supports to the fence that will line the arena inside a multipurpose building at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Wednesday in preparation of the Missouri High School Rodeo state final.

Justin Becker practices calf roping [Photo]

Justin Becker practices his calf-roping skills in preparation for this week's Missouri High School Rodeo State Finals.

High school rodeo competitor Justin Becker [Photo]

Besides competing in rodeo, Justin Becker played baseball and basketball at New Bloomfield High School.

West Bend, Wis., Police Department reports no issues with bikers in city, despite shooting [Photo]

Bosco, from Shreveport, Louisiana, serves up style as the main course Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, at the 27th Annual National Bikers Roundup at the Washington County Fair Park near West Bend, Wis.

Wisconsin fair park reported trouble with bikers during roundup [Photo]

Hippie, from Texas, rides his ultra-rare 1948 Harley Panhead through the camping area Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, at the 27th Annual National Bikers Roundup at the Washington County Fair Park near West Bend, Wis.

Bikers celebrate as next roundup destination is chosen [Photo]

Bikers from North Carolina celebrate on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, during the last day of the Bikers' Roundup near West Bend, Wis., after a vote for next years' destination was tallied. Their home state was chosen, narrowly beating out Ohio, Tennessee and Michigan.

Bikers vote for roundup destinations [Photo]

Tennessee native Toni Jackson shows some love for her home state Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, during the last day of the National Bikers' Roundup near West Bend, Wis. A vote was held to determine next year's destination, and North Carolina beat out Tennessee, Ohio and Michigan as the place to celebrate in 2005.

Dyno test checks bikes for torque, speed [Photo]

Chris Waddell of Cycle Solutions, Inc. puts Fernando Bates' motorcycle on the dyno test which checks to see if the horsepower, torque and air/fuel ratios are at optimum. Bates, from Greenville, S.C., said it did well and was within specifications. Waddell said the dyno test is the best and safest way to find out if you've got the fastest bike out there, rather than racing it on the street.

International Cafe moves location [Photo]

A hot, summer day in June at International Cafe and Bambino's located at 209 and 203 Hitt Street in Columbia, Missouri.

Moving restaurants' property [Photo]

A hot, summer day in June at International Cafe and Bambino's located at 209 and 203 Hitt Street in Columbia, Missouri.

Recycling bin program [Photo]

Recycling bins wait outside on W. Texas avenue for pick-up on Friday. Columbia's Pilot Recycling program replacing the blue plastic bags with the bins has increased the weight of recycled products from 10 to 14 percent on each route.

Pilot recycling bin program [Photo]

Samuel Lange, left, and Jeremiah Lange set out the recycling early Friday morning. Their mother Cindy Lange said, "I think the bins could be bigger, and (have) lids for those high wind days."

Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe [Photo]

Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe answers questions during a news conference at Big 12 headquarters Tuesday in Irving, Texas. Although the Big 12 does not have a new TV contract, Beebe says future contracts will put the conference on par with any conference in the country.

Horse therapy for veterans [Video]

Five veterans braved the rain and rode horseback at the Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Facility on Tuesday morning. It was the first day of an eight-week summer equine therapy program for veterans of the armed services.

Big 12 press conference [Photo]

From left, UM System President Gary Forsee, Chancellor Brady Deaton and Athletics Director Mike Alden attend a news conference at Mizzou Arena on Tuesday to discuss the Big 12 conference. "We're committed to the Big 12 for the foreseeable future," Deaton said.

Nixon visits Dana Corp. [Photo]

Gov. Jay Nixon calls for a special session, while visiting Dana Holding Corp. auto parts plant in Columbia on Tuesday. Nixon wants lawmakers to pass legislation providing tax incentives for Ford Motor Co.’s suburban Kansas City plant. Dana makes axles for Ford.

Tasting volunteers [Photo]

Greg Cosgrove tastes ice cream as part of Food Sciences Ph.D. student Ting-Ning Lin's Ph.D. project. Twelve volunteers were gathered at Eckles Hall on June 11 to be trained in ice cream testing. The group will actually taste the ice cream that Lin has created herself on Thursday.

Multifunctional ice cream [Photo]

Food Sciences Ph.D. student Ting-Ning Lin explains the ice cream tasting process to Yichun Chung and Iting Lu who have volunteered to taste Lin's ice cream at Eckles Hall on June 11. Lin has created her own ice cream as part of her Ph.D. project. Her objective was to make a multifunctional ice cream which would provide consumers with probiotics, prebiotics, fiber and antioxidants.

Practice tasting [Photo]

Huei Tzu Tseng and York Chung practice tasting ice cream on June 11 in Eckles Hall. The purpose is to train with commercial ice cream in order to be prepared to actually test an ice cream made by Ph.D. student Ting-Ning Lin.

Ice cream research [Photo]

York Chung draws a line in order to illustrate how he felt about the ice cream during a practice run on June 11 in Eckles Hall. In addition, volunteers were instructed to measure qualities such as melt rate and creaminess.
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