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Columbia Blaze pitcher [Photo]

Kyle Teeter pitched for the Columbia Blaze on Friday in the Show-Me State Games baseball tournament in Moberly.

Out at first base [Photo]

Columbia Blaze first baseman Tyler Hull prepares to make the catch to force out Dan Barger of the St.Louis Irish on Friday in the Show-Me State Games baseball tournament in Moberly.

Friday at the Boone County Fair [Slideshow]

The Boone County Fair's first Friday night.

Columbia Blaze lose to St. Louis Irish [Photo]

Marshall Willingham, the catcher for the Columbia Blaze, walks away after a close play at the plate scored the winning run for the St. Louis Irish in an age 14-and-under game Friday in the Show-Me State Games baseball tournament in Moberly. The Blaze, an age 13-and-under team, are playing up a division in this weekend's event.

Taser lawsuit [Document]

This federal lawsuit — filed July 22, 2010, by attorney Samuel Trapp — details a Feb. 2009 incident in which it says Columbia man Cadilac Derrick was shocked with a Taser by Columbia Police Department Officers Tim Giger and John Logan.

Boone County Fair Queens [Photo]

Michele Love, Rynda Nichols, Lily Williams and Amy Wilsdorf await the announcement of the 2010 Boone County Fair Queen Runners-Up. Six young women competed in the event Wednesday night.

New red light camera [Graphic]

A new camera installed at the intersection of Rangeline Street and Vandiver Drive is set to be functional by mid-September.

Pictures of the week: July 18-23 [Slideshow]

Photographs highlighting local and worldwide events from the week of July 18-23.

Governors visit Iraq and Afghanistan [Photo]

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is on a trip to Iraq and Afghanistan this week. From left: Nixon; South Dakota Gov. Michael Rounds; Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas; Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty; Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and General McKinley, Chief of the National Guard Bureau, during visit to Al Faw Palace in Baghdad on Wednesday, July 21.

History of Columbia street names [Document]

The history of some Columbia street names, from a 1912 Missourian article

Reynolds Journalism Institute gathering [Photo]

Josh Smalley logs onto a computer during the High School Teachers Workshop at the Reynolds Journalism Institute at MU on Tuesday, July 20. RJI hosts journalism gatherings of many kinds and is now teaming up with the advertising industry to launch the Institute for Advertising Ethics.

Little Mister Boone County 2010 takes stage [Photo]

Ashton Kidd, Little Mister Boone County 2010 winner, waves to the crowd at the conclusion of the Little Mister and Miss Boone County pageant Thursday at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Kidd was one of five boys who competed in the pageant. Tanner Lanes is pictured on the right.

Winner crowned at Little Miss contest [Photo]

Cierra UrQuieta, winner of the Little Miss Boone County pageant, is presented with the winning sash and tiara by last year’s winner at the Little Mister and Miss Boone County pageant on Thursday at the Boone County Fairgrounds.

Fair attendees wait for pageant to start [Photo]

Cierra UrQuieta, left, nestles noses with her mother, Yvonne UrQuieta, while they wait for the Little Mister and Miss Boone County pageant to start Thursday at the Boone County Fairgrounds.

Contestants play with pinwheels during Little Miss pageant [Photo]

As each participant introduces herself, Juliana Clemens, left, and Cecilia Consiglio play with their pinwheels to keep occupied at the Little Mister and Miss Boone County contest on Thursday at the Boone County Fairgrounds. There were 20 contestants and two rounds of judging.

Fair attendee enjoys musical chairs ride [Photo]

With her hair blowing in the wind, Katelyn Bell smiles with glee while riding the musical chairs ride Thursday at the Boone County Fair.

Friends enjoy musical chairs ride [Photo]

While turned around in her seat, Jaden Holley reaches her arm out to the wave of Sabrina Davis as they ride the musical chairs Thursday at the Boone County Fair.

Child waits for ride to start at Boone County Fair [Photo]

Josh Russel looks at his mother longingly as he waits for his dinosaur ride to begin Thursday at the Boone County Fair.

Parents watch son enjoy fair ride [Photo]

Lance Petersen, middle, looks at his parents while riding the cars Thursday at the Boone County Fair. Petersen’s parents, Dylan and Amanda watched and took pictures of their son as he rode solo in a revolving car.

Cloggers from Fulton perform at Boone County Fair [Photo]

Jackie Cole danced with the Mulekicker Cloggers from Fulton on Thursday at the Boone County Fair. A dedicated clogger, Cole returned to dancing almost immediately after two bouts of cancer in 2002 and 2006. "I'm either dumb or dedicated," she joked. "I haven't figured out which yet."
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