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Joe Schroeder's spikes from 50 years ago [Photo]

Joe Schroeder wore the royal blue Adidas track spikes when he won the first Heart of America Marathon 50 years ago. He used taped cotton to cover the spikes of the shoes for running on concrete and later in the race, the spikes offered him a better grip on the asphalt.

Joe Schroeder puts on track shoes [Photo]

Joe Schroeder puts on a pair of track shoes. Schroeder won the first Heart of America Marathon 50 years ago.

Rock Bridge tailback Trey Millard [Photo]

At 6-foot-3 and 250 pounds, Trey Millard is surprisingly quick, with a 4.6 time in the 40-yard dash.

Hickman volleyball drops game [Photo]

Rolla’s Sam Maples, left, watches as Hickman’s Kortney Heidy, center, falls attempting to set the ball for her teammates in Thursday's Bulldogs victory over the Kewpies.

Missouri defensive coordinator Dave Steckel [Photo]

Dave Steckel is entering his first season as the Missouri football team's defensive coordinator, but has been working for Pinkel at Missouri since 2001. Before that he worked for Pinkel at Toledo.

Motorcycle accident victim lies in hammock [Photo]

Clifford Schafer died Thursday morning after crashing his motorcycle.

Clifford Schafer [Photo]

Clifford Schafer.

National Guard Clark and daughter [Photo]

Missouri National Guard Capt. Jordan Clark of Shawnee, Kan., left center, playfully sticks his tongue out to mimic his daughter, Abigail, 1, before the start of a deployment ceremony at the Ike Skelton National Guard Training Site in Jefferson City on Thursday. Clark and sixty other National Guard soldiers and the Agri-Business Development Team III will soon be deployed to Afghanistan to provide agricultural training and assistance to Afghan citizens.

National Guard and Jay Nixon [Photo]

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon addresses the Missouri National Guard Agri-Business Development Team III during a deployment ceremony at the Ike Skelton National Guard Training Site in Jefferson City on Thursday. The team will soon be deployed to Afghanistan after additional training in Indiana.

National Guard promotion [Photo]

Cpl. Michael Norman, left, is promoted to the rank of sergeant by Adjutant Gen. Stephen Danner of the Missouri National Guard, during a deployment ceremony at the Ike Skelton National Guard Training Site in Jefferson City on Thursday.

National Guard Assembly [Photo]

The Agri-Business Development Team III, consisting of 60 Missouri National Guard soldiers and airmen, listen as the guests of honor are introduced during a deployment ceremony at the Ike Skelton National Guard Training Site in Jefferson City on Thursday.

National Guard prayer [Photo]

Members of the Agri-Business Development Team III, consisting of 60 Missouri National Guard soldiers and airmen, bow their heads in prayer at the conclusion of a deployment ceremony at the Ike Skelton National Guard Training Site in Jefferson City on Thursday.

Blaine Gabbert high school [Photo]

Blaine Gabbert, left, shown while playing in high school at Parkway West High School, was ranked as one of the top recruits in the nation before becoming a Tiger.

Blaine Gabbert pocket pass [Photo]

Sophomore quarterback Blaine Gabbert has taken over as the centerpiece of Missouri's spread offense.

Blaine Gabbert practice [Photo]

Sophomore Blaine Gabbert, left, will be the starting quarterback in David Yost's first season as the Missouri offensive coordinator.

Lance Cpl. Joshua Bernard [Photo]

This undated photo provided Sept. 1 by the US Marine Corps shows Lance Cpl. Joshua Bernard.

Afghanistan Marines patrol [Photo]

Marine Cpl. Braxton Russell, left, tells one of his Marines to "light it up" if he sees any movement from a pomegranate grove where Taliban are believed to be lying in wait less than 100 yards away while on patrol through the village of Dahaneh, Aug. 14, in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan. Shortly after, Taliban fighters opened fire with an rocket propelled grenade which killed Lance Cpl. Joshua Bernard who was on point.

Marines tend to injured Bernard [Photo]

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Lance Cpl. Joshua Bernard is helped by fellow Marines after being wounded by a rocket propelled grenade during a firefight against the Taliban in the village of Dahaneh on Aug. 14, in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan. Bernard was evacuated out by helicopter to Camp Leatherneck where he later died of his wounds.

Tomato festival [Slideshow]

Columbia residents gathered to taste more than 50 kinds of tomatoes and dozens of different peppers at the remote Bradford Research and Extension Center in Columbia on Thursday.

Lumpkins found guilty [Photo]

Keyonda Lumpkins, sitting between defense attorney Kevin O'Brien and his assistant Heidi Terryberry, reacts to being found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of her 2-year-old son, Cortez Johnson. Lumpkins faces 10 years to life in prison.
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