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Friends meet to travel to roundup [Photo]

Al De Freece of Montclair, N.J., and Dave Adams of Cleveland try to determine why De Freece's Harley-Davidson won't start at the National Bikers Roundup at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Wednesday. De Freece and Adams have been friends for 36 years and meet in Cleveland every year to travel to the roundup.

Some bikers prefer campsite to hotel [Photo]

RVs and tents are a common sight around the National Bikers Roundup at the Boone County Fairgrounds. "Camping is safer, easier and more convenient," said Sassie, a member of the High Desert Deuces motorcycle club.

Riders leave fairgrounds to go for a ride through county [Photo]

Riders prepare to leave the fairgrounds to go out for a ride on the roads of Boone County on Wednesday. The National Bikers Roundup runs through Sunday at the Boone County Fairgrounds.

Prop 8 ruled unconstitutional [Photo]

Sheree Red Bornand, right, hugs Aidan Dunn after hearing the decision in the United States District Court proceedings challenging Proposition 8 outside of the Phillip Burton Federal Building in San Francisco, Wednesday. A person close to the case says a federal judge has overturned California's same-sex marriage ban in a landmark case that could eventually land before the U.S. Supreme Court. Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker made his ruling Wednesday in a lawsuit filed by two gay couples who claimed the voter-approved ban violated their civil rights.

Royalty in Hannibal [Photo]

Prince Albert II, of Monaco talks with Austin Janes and Salwa Mikhail during a visit to Hannibal Regional Hospital on Monday.

Cindy Lou the alpaca [Photo]

Alpacas, with their built-in sweaters, have an especially hot situation this time of year.

National Night Out [Slideshow]

As part of the annual National Night Out event, police and firefighters visited multiple block parties around the city to talk about crime prevention and neighborhood safety.

VIDEO: Owners help alpacas survive the heat [Video]

Would you wear your heaviest winter sweater in August? Alpacas don’t have a choice. Even after a shearing alpacas have enough wool to put them in danger of overheating. They depend on their owners to keep them safe and comfortable in the heat.

Bryson checks the results [Photo]

Judge Larry Bryson and his wife, Patti Bryson, look at early election results online around 9 p.m. on Tuesday.

Wait and see [Photo]

Presiding Commissioner candidate John Sam Williamson, in grey, waits with friends and family for his election results to come in during his watch party at D. Rowe's Restaurant Bar on Tuesday.

Bryson and granddaughter [Photo]

Judge Larry Bryson sits with his granddaughter Grace Bryson, 7, at his home in Centralia where he hosted friends and family to watch primary election results Tuesday. Bryson defeated Kim Shaw 4,596 to 4,353 votes on Tuesday’s Democratic primary for his current position as Associate Circuit Judge, Division V, which he’s held since 1986.

Discussing the results [Photo]

Presiding Commissioner candidate John Sam Williamson, right, discusses the incoming election results with friend Mike Leipard during Williamson's watch party at D. Rowe's Restaurant Bar on Tuesday.

Christianson's victory speech [Photo]

J. Scott Christianson gives a victory speech to a crowd of supporters at the end of his primary election result watch party on Tuesday at Mojo's. Christianson led the polls throughout the night and won the Democratic nomination for Boone County Presiding Commissioner with 70.52% of the vote.

Williamson watches his results [Photo]

Presiding Commissioner candidate John Sam Williamson keeps an eye on the incoming election results via laptop during his watch party at D. Rowe's Restaurant Bar on Tuesday. "I'm absolutely hopeful," he said.

Shaw greets guests [Photo]

Associate circuit judge candidate Kim Shaw, in brown, chats with friends Holly Burgess, left, Joni Stewart, and Cheryl Poore during her watch party at D. Rowe's Restaurant Bar on Tuesday. "We came to a restaurant so nobody would have to clean up or cook," joked Burgess.

Interested parties hover around a computer [Photo]

From left, school board member Jonathan Sessions, Jeff Chinn, Democratic candidate for State Representative of the 21st District Kelly Schultz, and her campaign manager, Chris Girouard, check websites for election results at J. Scott Christianson's watch party on August 3, 2010 at Mojo's. Schultz ran unopposed in Tuesday's primary and will face Republican John Cauthorn in the general election in November.

Christianson talks with volunteer [Photo]

J. Scott Christianson greets Doris Littrell, a volunteer on his campaign, at his primary election result party Tuesday at Mojo's. Littrell said she hosted a fundraiser, sent a letter to the editor, and promoted Christianson to her friends and family as part of her responsibilities as a volunteer.

Watching the polls [Photo]

Joan Mudrick watches as the initial poll results come in at Kim Shaw's watch party at D. Rowe's Restaurant Bar on Tuesday. Shaw was running for associate circuit judge, and with no Republican candidates in the race, tonight's winner will have no competition in the general election.

Christianson Meets Voters at Mojo's [Photo]

J. Scott Christianson, left, greets supporters at his election result watch party Tuesday at Mojo's. Christianson won the primary with 70.52% of the votes.

Senate results Constitution [Graphic]

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