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Dozing at the World Series of Softball [Photo]

Natalia Hernandez dozes beneath a beach umbrella with her friends after a day spent at the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City, Okla. "We don't really support a specific team," said fellow napper Lizzy Cervantes. "We're here to watch everybody play," she said.

Relaxing at the World Series of Softball [Photo]

Sarah Froese, left, and Cindy Samuels relax in style after a day at the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City, Okla. Their tailgate setup includes a flatscreen TV, so the softball watching doesn't have to end when they leave the stadium.

Cannabis Caravan [Photo]

Chuck Campbell with Montana Buds talks with a new card holder about the services he offers. Roving cannabis caravans appear to be unique to Montana, although mobile marijuana operations have arisen elsewhere.

Assortment of handmade quilts to be sold at auction [Photo]

Lola Brooks has been making quilts nearly her entire life. She hand-pieced and hand-sewed each quilt and was always looking for new designs. Lola's quilts are to be auctioned off along with the rest of her antiques.

Brooks antiques housed in log cabin on West Boulevard [Photo]

Lola Brooks and her husband, Woody, bought their cabin after seeing an ad for it in the March 9, 1969 edition of the Columbia Daily Tribune. They moved the cabin log by log from Ashland to its current location on West Boulevard.

Log cabin houses multiple rooms of antiques [Photo]

The Brooks' log cabin has two stories and three rooms, all of which are filled with antiques that Lola Brooks collected. When she ran out of room in her first house next door, she and her husband purchased the cabin to make more space for her collection.

Cleaning out Lola Brooks' desk [Photo]

Terry Brooks cleans out the desk belonging to his mother, Lola Brooks, on May 28. Lola's house is so full of antiques that three auctions will be held in order to clear out the house. The desk is set to be sold at the second auction on June 19.

Scrapbooks describe history of antiques [Photo]

Lola Brooks has two scrapbooks filled with pages of photos and articles written about her and her antique collection. The scrapbooks include articles from Columbia publications that date from the 1960s to the 1990s.

AttorneyMissing 2 [Photo]

Richard French is an attorney with the State Public Defender's Office in Jefferson City. He is a white male, approximately 6 feet tall and weighs about 220 pounds. He drives a 2007 black Kia Sorento with Missouri license plates.

Playing dodgeball [Photo]

Cullen Dutton, 12, right, goes for the ball with Ian Fitch, 13, left, during Smithton's sixth grade field trip to Cosmo Park on June 3.

Smithton's sixth grade field trip [Photo]

Aidin Rolley, 12, catches the kickball at Cosmo Park during Smithton's sixth grade field trip on June 3. Teacher Kari Schuster said, "I like that we can see the kids in a different light outside the classroom."

Attorney from State Public Defender's Office missing [Photo]

Richard French is an attorney with the State Public Defender's Office in Jefferson City. He is a white male, approximately 6 feet tall and weighs about 220 pounds. He drives a 2007 black Kia Sorento with Missouri license plates.

Sandra Neely [Photo]

Sandra Neely wrote this guest column for the Columbia Missourian.

Police search for missing man Edward Acosta [Photo]

Columbia Police are looking for Edward Acosta, who has disappeared after he was released from University Hospital on Friday night. Acosta told a friend he was spending the night at the VA Hospital, but he wasn't there the next morning when the friend went to pick him up.

IBM brings big business to Dubuque, Iowa [Photo]

The gold-domed Dubuque County, Iowa, courthouse lies northwest of the Port of Dubuque, a recently revitalized area of the city along the banks of the Mississippi River in Dubuque, Iowa. The port is home to offices, museums, a hotel, conference center and casino, providing new business opportunities and entertainment for the 60,000 residents.

Dubuque, Iowa, business owners notice upturn in business [Photo]

Conoco gas and service station owner Dave Adams, left, tends the cash register for Robert Honzel, center, a regular customer, and IBM employees Mike Long, Shane Kemnitzer and Matthew Johnson on May 27, 2010. Located just two blocks from the new IBM service center in Dubuque, Iowa, Adams said he has seen a noticeable increase in business compared to last year with the economic downturn and tenants moving out of the Roshek Building.

Clarke College adds IT course [Photo]

The entrance of Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa, as seen on May 28, 2010. Clarke College has tailored a degree program in information technology, which the board hopes will allow students to gain employment at IBM.

Dubuque, Iowa, retirement community opens door to techies [Photo]

The entrance to Oak Park Place in Dubuque, Iowa, as seen on May 28, 2010. Oak Park Place, a retirement and assisted living community, opened its doors to employees hired by IBM to work at the service center in Dubuque, Iowa, who could not find traditional options for housing. The city underestimated the number of employees looking for rental properties instead of buying a home.

IBM brought service center to Dubuque, Iowa, in 2009 [Photo]

A photo illustration of the view from the Fenelon Place Elevator platform atop the bluff in Dubuque, Iowa, on May 27, 2010. The city is located along the Mississippi River in northeast Iowa. IBM opened a service center in downtown Dubuque, Iowa, in January 2009

Honoring Jean Mugabo-Kenda [Photo]

From left, Michelle Munyantarama, Caritas Habimana, Sofia Nabigondo, Perusi Ndabazaniye and Mariane Bihomora sing during a memorial gathering to honor the life of Jean Marie Vianey Mugabo-Kenda at the family's home on Wednesday evening.
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