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Wheels with a message [Photo]

Supporters of FairTax.org offered this motorcycle in a raffle as part of the rally.

Exchanging views [Photo]

Paul Meyer, carrying the flag, speaks with Pete Jones from "Learn to Carry," a group promoting firearm and concealed weapons permit education, at the rally.

Backing from a state lawmaker [Photo]

Missouri Rep. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, spoke about his staunch support for the "fair tax" legislation.

Call for inclusion [Photo]

Democratic organizer Jessica Wexler stressed that the "fair tax" legislation's predominantly Republican supporters must be inclusive of other political groups for the legislation to pass.

'Joe the Plumber' speaks [Photo]

Samuel J. Wurzelbacher, better known as "Joe the Plumber," was one of the featured speakers at the FairTax Rally on Saturday. He told the audience, "If it saves my brothers and sisters in the military by torturing (terrorists), then by God, do it."

Politics on display [Photo]

Political badges were on display at the FairTax Rally.

Longtime supporter [Photo]

Jeff Parnell interviews Lee Lewis from Tebbets about his support for consumption legislation at the FairTax Rally. Lewis has supported "fair tax" legislation since 1994.

Columbia actor Lucas Black competes in Francis Hagan tournament [Photo]

Columbia actor Lucas Black lines up a putt while competing in the Francis Hagen match play tournament June 13 at Lake of the Woods golf course in Columbia.

Merchandise for sale at PrideFest [Photo]

Merchandise lines the table of the Peace Nook booth at PrideFest, held June 13 in Stephens Lake Park.

"Gayest dog" contest held at PrideFest [Photo]

Madelyn Morris, 3, plays with Aspen (owned by Michele Porter and Carol Brown of Hartsburg) during PrideFest. Aspen was co-winner of the "gayest dog" contest at the 2008 PrideFest.

"Hillbilly golf" entertains PrideFest attendees [Photo]

Ernie Timbrook, of Columbia's SoCo Club, scores two points during a game of "hillbilly golf" at PrideFest, held June 13 at Stephens Lake Park.

PrideFest offers handcrafted items [Photo]

Lori Lammers, who works for Jaelynn's Crafts in Columbia, hangs tie-dyed merchandise in her PrideFest booth on June 13. It takes more than a day to produce a quality tie-dyed T-shirt, as the shirts must soak in dye for ten hours before setting overnight.

Dancers perform at PrideFest [Photo]

Pulguinha, left, and daughter Regina Hartleip-Pinto, 8, perform at PrideFest on June 13 as part of the BoCoMo Drumheads Medicine Show. Pulguinha has been studying traditional West African dances for twelve years and began teaching the style in 2007.

CARTOON: Supreme Court Gladiators [Editorial cartoons]

Bill Stine of Jefferson City [Photo]

Bill Stine, who grew up in Jefferson City, has seen a lot of the world thanks to a career in the Air Force. He moved back to Missouri in the late 1980s, where he now sings, performs on stage and studies local history.

Going digital [Graphic]

Library Logo [Photo]

Miranda Baringer [Photo]

Little Shop of Horrors [Photo]

Russ Scott plays Seymour, a lovelorn florist with a problem plant, in the Maplewood Barn Community Theater production of Little Shop of Horrors in Columbia on Monday.

Pulling teeth [Photo]

Josh Tartar portrays the sadistic dentist Orin Scrivello as he threatens a patient played by Dana Naylor in a rehearsal for the Maplewood Barn Community Theater production of Little Shop of Horrors in Columbia on Monday.
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