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Ford Crown Victoria involved in accident [Photo]

Carl's Towing is recovering a 1984 Ford Crown Victoria that was involved in an accident at the intersection of Highway WW and Rangeline Road on Friday in Columbia. The Ford driver was extricated from the vehicle and then taken to the University Hospital for treatment.

Runners Relive the '80s [Slideshow]

The '80s took over downtown Columbia on July 18 as athletes and non-athletes came together to celebrate and reminisce at Off Track Events' first annual '80s Run.

Stealin the show [Photo]

Linda Dietz hands a hypnotized Adrianne and Anderson McCune plastic instruments to play during an impromptu Elvis performance on Thursday. The show lasted for about 45 minutes and kept the audience members on their toes and literally laughing on the floor.

Preparing for the show [Photo]

"The Sassy Classy Mystic Muse" Linda Dietz readies her participants for a night of fun and laughter at the Boone County Fair on Thursday. Dietz show is interactive taking the people off the stage and into the laughing crowd.

Where's my belly button? [Photo]

Matt Praisewater, sings, "May I please have my belly button back"? while in a hypnotized state at the Boone Couty Fair on Thursday. The audience was entertained by Linda Dietz and her ability to move the participants to do crazy things like Elvis Presley and Aretha Franklin impersonations.

Running of the hams [Photo]

Emcee Bryce McGuire of Hedrick's Racing Pigs of Nickerson, Kan., opens the starting gates during a pig race Thursday at the Boone County Fair.

Squealing fans [Photo]

Sara Wilsdorf, left, cheers on a pig during a pig race at the Boone County Fair on Wednesday.

Suiting up for the sprint [Photo]

Ethan Ott of Hedrick's Racing Pigs puts a racing silk on a piglet at the Boone County Fair on Wednesday.

Water vapor rises over nuclear plant [Photo]

Water vapor rises from the cooling tower of the Callaway County nuclear plant. "Many people think we're polluting the air, but it's actually just water vapor that is generated from the process of cooling the plant's water supply," said communications coordinator John Bassford.

Turbine building at Callaway County nuclear plant [Photo]

The cooling tower, at left, and the turbine building are parts of the Callaway County nuclear plant.

Switchyard at Callaway County nuclear plant [Photo]

The switchyard distributes power generated at the Callaway plant to transmission lines, providing electricity to area homes and businesses.

Showing off her stuff [Photo]

Hailey Teeple smiles big for the judges and crowd during the Boone County Fair's Baby Contest. Teeple has been in the competition four years placing two years ago in 4th Place.

Giving mom a kiss [Photo]

Vinae Buford-Stillman kisses her mother Natalie Stillman during the final round of the 3-year-old division. This year was her fourth year of competition.

First Boone County appearance gets first place [Photo]

Aryah NayShawn Moore wins in the 3-year-old category during the Boone County Fair girls baby contest on Thursday. Her mother, LaTonya Douglas, had Moore compete in the Cooper County competition before, and on her first Boone County appearance took home first place.

Carrying the crown [Photo]

Isabel Nichols is greeted by her parents, Adam and Jenny, during the final round of the Boone County Fair Cutest Baby Girl Contest on Thursday.

Boone County Fair baby contest [Photo]

More than 90 baby girls competed in this years Boone County Cutest Baby Competition. Screaming grandparents, siblings and fathers lit the room up with cheers for their young ones.

Racing pigs at Boone County Fair [Slideshow]

The Boone County Fair has been hosting Hedrick's Racing Pigs, with shows scheduled through Saturday. The pigs perform three times each day, racing around a track for a succulent Oreo cookie.

Punching practice [Photo]

Luis Duran practices his punches against a punching bad at Dojo Studio on July 20, 2009. Duran is preparing for a match in August.

Kickboxer and trainer [Photo]

Luis Duran, left, practices with trainer Bill Rastorfer at Dojo Studio on July 20, 2009. Duran has been working with Rastorfer for seven months.

Kickboxer in training [Photo]

Luis Duran shadowboxes at Dojo Studio on July 20, 2009. Duran is preparing for a match in August.
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