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Budget stabilization [Graphic]

Gridiron sweat [Photo]

Kenneth Jackson, left, and Josh Green, right, of the Columbia Colts cool off during their game against the St. Louis Prime Time Panthers in the sixth grade division of the Show Me State Games, June 27, 2009. Coaches had several water coolers near the field to help keep players cool.

Richland Road project [Graphic]

Log jammed [Photo]

Steve Schrader, driver of the overturned log truck, surveyed the damage at the intersection of U.S. 63 and Breedlove Drive. Schrader says he lost control of his truck after he heard a tire pop. He was not injured in the crash.

Inquiring minds at VBS [Photo]

Landon Herd poses a question during a Scripture reading at Parkade Baptist Church's Vacation Bible School — Sun Rock Kids Camp.

Volunteers at VBS [Photo]

Volunteer Luke Miedema, left, helps Zach Robertson, 8, work through an activity at The Quest Kids Club Vacation Bible School at The Crossing on June 11, 2009.

Giddy the Horse's VBS appearance [Photo]

For creating the best graham cracker fortress, the Black Bats team was rewarded with Giddy the Horse at The Quest Kids Club Vacation Bible School at The Crossing on June 11, 2009.

Preparing for a contest [Photo]

Katherine Dudley, 9, left, and volunteer Ashleigh Robertson practice a dance for an upcoming contest at the The Quest Kids Club Vacation Bible School at The Crossing on June 11, 2009.

Inside fun [Photo]

Children at the Victory Christian Church Kidz Zone Vacation Bible School played with a parachute when a thunderstorm prevented them from going outside on June 10, 2009.

Silliness at VBS [Photo]

Children's pastor Donna Palmeter, left, and volunteer Rita Jackson try to quiet the children before an activity during the Victory Christian Church Kidz Zone Vacation Bible School on June 10, 2009.

Shaving cream brings the laughs [Photo]

Nick Collins, left, holds a balloon while Isaiah DeShon, center, and Ethan Line, right, laugh at spilling shaving cream on Jeremiah Rutherford's face.

VBS begins with singing [Photo]

Ethan Line plays the drums during opening worship for the Victory Christian Church Kidz Zone Vacation Bible School on June 10, 2009.

Singing at Victory Christian Church Kidz Zone Vacation Bible School [Photo]

Rita Jackson, left, and Donna Palmeter, in lab coat, lead opening worship at the Victory Christian Church Kidz Zone Vacation Bible School on June 10, 2009. The program ran four nights, and the children raised money for a Guatemalan orphanage.

Looking both ways [Photo]

Cedar Albert stops traffic on Rangeline Road to allow Samantha Calvert, 10, to cross the street safely. Albert graduated from MU in 1964.

Hula hooper [Photo]

Heather Hughes, 24, spins a hula hoop around on June 18, in the backyard of her Dresden, Mo., home.

Certified stroke centers in Missouri [Graphic]

Fancy footwork [Photo]

Colette Nolin and her partner practice the fox trot at the Ballroom Academy of Columbia on Thursday. Nolin is competing in the Show-Me State Games dance competition this Saturday.

Demonstrating the fox trot [Photo]

Instructors Amanda Buchana, left, and Jason Shearin demonstrate a fox trot move during a class at the Ballroom Academy of Columbia on Thursday.

Practicing the dance [Photo]

Colette Nolin, right, practices during a dancing class at the Ballroom Academy of Columbia on Thursday. Nolin has been ballroom dancing for three years and will compete in the Show-Me State Games this Saturday.

Mourning Michael in Mexico [Photo]

Mexican newspapers report the death of U.S. pop star Michael Jackson on their front pages in Mexico City on Friday. The 50-year-old pop star died Thursday, just as he was preparing for a series of 50 concerts starting July 13 at London's 02 arena.
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