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Eunice Kennedy Shriver plays football [Photo]

Eunice Kennedy Shriver runs past her son Robert in a touch football game in Washington on Sept. 28, 1965.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver pays her respects [Photo]

Eunice Kennedy Shriver walks away from her brother Robert Kennedy's grave after a visit at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., on Sept. 22, 1986.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver watches Special Olympics [Photo]

Eunice Kennedy Shriver and Illinois lieutenant-Gov. Paul Simon watch as participating members of the International Special Olympics parade at Soldier Field in Chicago on Aug. 13, 1970. Shriver, JFK's sister and Special Olympics founder, has died at age 88.

Finding the best seat [Photo]

Families gather at the Moberly Five and Drive for an outdoor movie showing on Saturday. The drive-in offers nightly double features and attracts at least 50 cars a night. Many families find this a great alternative to indoor movies, especially during the summer months.

Projector from the past [Photo]

The Moberly Five and Drive drive-in projector waits until sundown when the double feature movies begin on Saturday. The drive-in still uses a manually operated film projector and employees who operate it must be trained extensively to re-thread the machines before every showing.

Veterans Hospital breaks ground [Photo]

From left to right: Hunter Hofmann, M.D., Director of Specialty Care Service Line; James Floyd, Director of VA Heartland Network; Sallie Houser-Hanfelder, Director of Truman VA; Richard Schmaltz, M.D., Director of Surgery; Kelly Hequembourg, Project Manager for River City Construction; and Chris Gale, architect; pitch shovels into earth during groundbreaking ceremonies Monday at Pershing Park, which will be the site of the new $25 million OR Replacement/Renovation project.

A historical classic [Photo]

Phyllis Nichols, State Farm agent, stands in front of the Lustron House exhibit at the Boone Historical Society. Nichols helped save the last Lustron-style house in Columbia when she purchased the property and called the historical society when she could find no buyers for the home. The house has been dissassembled and will be reconstructed at Boone Junction when funding permits.

Lustron houses were designed for returning WWII veterans and their families. 2,498 houses were made and placed in 36 states. The design, of pure steel, was sturdy, space efficient and marketed to be fire-proof, , rodent proof, rust proof and lightning proof.

A old but efficient style [Photo]

Lustron houses were designed for returning WWII veterans and their families. 2,498 houses were made and placed in 36 states. The design, of pure steel, was sturdy, space efficient and marketed to be fire-proof, rodent proof, rust proof and lightning proof.

Classic advertisements [Photo]

Carl Strandlund, founder of the Lustron Corporation, designed Lustron houses with returning WWII veterans and their families in mind. 2,498 houses were made and placed in 36 states. The design, of pure steel, was sturdy, space efficient and marketed to be fire-proof, rodent proof, rust proof and lightning proof.

Moberly drive-in theater [Slideshow]

An evening at the Moberly Five and Drive, a drive-in movie theater. Only a half hour from Columbia, the theater provides an easy, inexpensive evening adventure.

Schools get graded [Graphic]

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has released this year's adequate yearly progress results for schools. All states must comply with the federal No Child Left Behind Act by proving a growing number of students are proficient in communication arts and math.
In 2009, 59.2 percent of students were expected to be proficient in communication arts and 54.1 percent proficient in math. However, several other factors are also considered when determining whether a school makes adequate yearly progress.

Local artists paint electrical boxes [Photo]

Another traffic control box, halfway through being painted, sits on the corner of Hitt Street and Broadway.

Art eliminating graffiti [Photo]

A traffic control box painted by David Spear sits on the corner of Ninth Street and Broadway. The boxes are painted by local artists in an effort to prevent graffiti.

Missouri kickers for 2009 [Photo]

Missouri kickers Jake Harry (36), Tanner Mills (91), Trey Barron (97) and Grant Ressel (95) gather on the sidelines at Monday's practice. Mills, a Rock Bridge graduate, hopes to become as efficient as former Tigers kicker Jeff Wolfert was at field goals and extra points. "I don't think anybody can be Jeff Wolfert," Mills said. "I can be Jeff Wolfert-esque."

Children play at the Moberly Five and Dime drive-in [Photo]

Children play under the outdoor movie screen at the Moberly Five and Drive on Saturday. Families come from as far away as Paris, Mo., to visit the theater because it offers them an alternative to indoor entertainment and they can talk openly and run around while the movie is playing.

Cars leave the Moberly Five and Dime drive-in [Photo]

Cars leave the Moberly Five and Drive drive-in movie theatre on Saturday. Not only does the theatre offer nightly double features, but frequently it offers an alternative "car load night" when families pay a flat rate per vehicle. The last "car load night" attracted over 200 cars.

Love and Basketball [Slideshow]

The second annual Think Safe: Love and Basketball tournament gave area teens ages 13-17 a chance to compete while learning about sexual health and smart life choices Aug. 7-8 at the Armory Sports Center.

Columbia Parks & Recreation, and six other area sponsors, hosted the event. Erin Carrillo, tournament organizer, said the tournament strives to give teens the opportunity to play teams they normally would not encounter from the area, incorporating both at-risk teens with the rest of the community. Listen to coach Ric Bush, player Ty Pickens and father Bobby Russell speak about their experiences.

A ring under repair by Kenneth Greene [Photo]

Kenneth Greene restores a ring for one of his customers on Aug. 3.

Kenneth Greene at his downtown workshop [Photo]

Kenneth Greene has had a presence in downtown Columbia since the late 1970s. After a few moves, he now has a store on Walnut Street near Tenth Street.

Columbia Golf Championship [Slideshow]

Head Golf Professional at the Country Club of Missouri, Jonathan Tips, golfer Cruz Buchanan, tournament chairman Hardeep Bhullar and golfer Bob Martin discuss the history, prestige and opportunities provided by the Columbia Golf Championship.

Chris Johnson won the 2009 City Championship.
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