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Caregivers at her side [Photo]

Heather Carver, left, stands with her mom, Mary Lou Carver, and her sister Melanie Carver Holliday after being outfitted with their Relay for Life sashes. Heather's mother and sister's "caregiver" sashes are a response to Heather's sash — which reads "survivor."

Walking the survivor lap [Photo]

Heather Carver and her daughters Tricia, 8, and Ellie, 6, walk the survivor lap during the Relay for Life on Stankowski Field. Carver is a breast cancer survivor and participates, along with her team "A Few Folks and a Clown" in Relay for Life each year. "I'm the clown," joked Carver.

Cat disease spreads East [Graphic]

Building protection [Photo]

Sister and brother team Siham Nour, 14, and Mahamed Nour, 12, build an egg drop container during the SLIC Science Fair. If built correctly, the container should shelter the egg as it is dropped from above.

Prepare to launch [Photo]

Hu In Park assists science teacher Gretchen Rohrs in the water rockets launch during Smithton Middle School's SLIC Science Fair on Saturday in Columbia.

Jeremy Maclin's road to the pros [Graphic]

Rocheport riverbend cleanup [Slideshow]

Last year, flood waters ran through Rocheport Bend, scattering trash and debris through the bottomland forest. On Saturday, people gathered to clean up the mess.

Missouri's Jeremy Maclin [Photo]

Jeremy Maclin rushes downfield after a reverse during the Tiger's 40-37 loss to Kansas on Nov. 29, 2008. The wide receiver went No. 19 in the first round of the NFL draft, getting picked up by the Philadelphia Eagles.

Hickman tennis player Ben Levin [Photo]

Hickman tennis player Ben Levin returns a serve in practice. Levin is only in his second year of competitive tennis, but he is already playing at the No. 1 singles position for the Kewpies.

MU quarterback Blaine Gabbert [Photo]

Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert stands in the pocket and looks downfield for an open receiver during the Black & Gold Game Saturday. Gabbert completed 9 of 17 passes for 93 yards and one interception.

MU defense wins Black & Gold Game [Photo]

Defensive back Munir Prince, center, tackles running back Shawn Scott during the Black & Gold Game on Saturday. The Missouri defense held the offense to one touchdown in its 68-40 victory.

Analysis of U.S. Census Data on same-sex marriage [Photo]

FFA members take different look at meat selection [Slideshow]

FFA members Nolan Otto and Shaya Kinsey discuss the meat evaluation contest from the 81st Missouri State FFA Convention on Thursday and Friday.

OAK Dance [Video]

The Older American Klub had the second of their two dances for April on Friday night at Stephens Lake Activity Center. The Klub has events for people 50 years and older, though the dances have been opened to anyone who wants to come. Now, a potluck dish, $3 for a ticket and dancing shoes are the only requirements.

Students particpate in National Day of Silence [Slideshow]

Students from MU and Stephens College participated in the National Day of Silence, intended to bring awareness to bullying and harassment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and queer (LGBTQ) students at schools around the U.S. At the day’s end, students gathered on the steps of Jesse Hall at MU to break the silence and celebrate the day’s events.

Holding the ribbon [Photo]

From left, Ian Thomas, PedNet Coalition executive director, holds the ribbon with Sen. Christopher "Kit" Bond, Kevin Mills, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy representative, and Mayor Darwin Hindman. The ribbon cutting celebrated Healthy Kids, Healthy Columbia and GetAbout Columbia at the new MKT Trail Plaza at the intersection of Stewart and Providence roads.

Sen. Bond greets Harmony [Photo]

Sen. Christopher "Kit" Bond, R-Mo., greets West Boulevard Elementary School first-grader Harmony Houg, 6, as she gets off the school bus on Pershing Street on Friday. Bond walked a group of students through Again Street Park to West Boulevard Elementary as part of the Walking School Bus project.

Sen. Bond greets Harmony [Photo]

Sen. Christopher "Kit" Bond, R-Mo., greets West Boulevard Elementary School first-grader Harmony Houg, 6, as she gets off the school bus on Pershing Street on Friday. Bond walked a group of students through Again Street Park to West Boulevard Elementary as part of the Walking School Bus project.

Walking through Again Street Park [Photo]

From left, William Crum, 6, Taurean Knedler, 6, both kindergartners at West Boulevard Elementary School, Sen. Christopher "Kit" Bond, R-Mo., and Silvia Aguila, 9, a third-grader at the school, walk through Again Street Park toward West Boulevard Elementary as part of the Walking School Bus on Friday. The Walking School Bus is a project organized by GetAbout Columbia and carried out by the City Council to promote nonmotorized transportation.

Students show support for LGBT community [Photo]

MU students stood in Speakers Circle while Brother Jed spoke on Friday to show support for the LGBT community. The "90%" logo represents the percentage of transgender students who have been verbally harassed at school, according to a recent report by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network.
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