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'You have to help each other' [Photo]

Niyonzima Etienne plays with his younger siblings, Esiron, right, and Jeanine. "If you are brothers, you have to help each other," Etienne said. "When someone needs something, you do (it) for them. . . . I help them because that's what brothers are for. Brotherhood is to help each other."

Planning for the future [Photo]

Venant Nduwayo cleans a window at the Student Rec Center on the MU campus. Venant paints and cleans windows for Shepherd's Co., a job that the Christian Fellowship Church helped him find. "If I'm lucky to learn English and communicate with people effectively," Venant said. "I would like to go back to school . . . but for a job with skills that will enable me to work with my hands."

Helping with diapers and other duties [Photo]

Etienne puts a diaper on his younger brother, Esiron. When they can, Etienne and Venant help their father raise their younger siblings.

This tree won't shed [Photo]

Elm is a tree sculpture by Wayne Trinklein. Trinklein, from St. Peters, specializes in trees. He has developed various themes and ideas over the course of his 38-year career.

Protecting his work [Photo]

Jacques A. Bachelier, leaded glass artist, considers putting away some of his pieces that were banging together in the wind. Bachelier has been making a living at his craft for 35 years and enjoys the creativity his profession allows him. He plays with colors and shapes. Sometimes he hides items in his glass. "Glass has a lot of color," said Bachelier. "It's beautiful to work with."

Playing to a full tent [Photo]

Dan Sperry, musician and illusionist, performed at Art in the Park on Saturday. He will reappear on Sunday at 3:15.

The artist at work [Photo]

Alice Jaeger Ashland, a printmaker from St. Ann, staffs her booth.

Getting started [Photo]

Phillip Kahmann, a jewelry artist from Minneapolis, sets up his booth on Friday in preparation for the weekend.

A touch of green [Photo]

Kate Baer lifts her 2-year-old daughter, Suri,* so that she can help decorate a tie-dye T-shirt, while her sister Oona*, 8, watches. Baer and her family traveled from Ponca, Ark., to display the silver jewelry she and her husband make using fossils and semi-precious stones.

How to make a tree [Photo]

Gerald Sanders demonstrates how he crafts tree sculpures out of hundrends of twisted wires. Sanders lives in Nashville, Tenn. and has been making the trees since 1973.

Found art on display [Photo]

Kevin and Lois Shelton look at the work of Joseph Farmer, a found-object sculptor from St. Charles.

'This wonderful little village' [Photo]

Visitors check out the booths at the 51st annual Art Park Festival. The festival features more than 100 artists from numerous states. Patricia Patterson, a jewelry maker from Arkansas who has had a booth at the festival for several years said, "This wonderful little village just pops up and grows. Sunday night it all goes away."

Playing for the visitors [Photo]

Ehren Oncken plays the accordian for passersby during the Art in the Park Festival at Stephens Lake Park on Saturday. Oncken has been playing accordian since he was 8 years old and plays with the Ironweed Bluegrass Band/Swampweed Cajun Band, who also performed at the festival.

Letter to George Tiller's congregation [Document]

Phillip Wood of Columbia wrote this letter to the Christ Reformation Church in Wichita, Kan., after learning of George Tiller's death and the shooting incident at the church on May 31.

Columbia's criminal activity by age [Graphic]

Early lead wins it for the Bulldogs [Photo]

Fort Zumwalt South celebrates its victory over the Rock Bridge Bruins on Friday. The Bruins fought hard, but couldn't overcome the early Bulldog lead.

Tough loss for the Bruins [Photo]

Rock Bridge player Robert DeGraaff* bows his head after a disappointing 9-1* loss to Fort Zumwalt South on Friday. The Bulldogs took an early 4-0 lead at the bottom of the first inning. The Bruins will play for third place Saturday in Springfield.

MU Health Care Patient Care Tower [Photo]

The Patient Care Tower will be seven stories tall and be built on the north side of University Hospital, behind the main lobby. It will include space for support services, Ellis Fischel outpatient services, operating rooms, pre- and post-operation bays and private patient rooms.

Steven Bowen [Photo]

Steven W. Bowen, 38, is wanted on the charge of failing to register as a sex offender. Bowen has four previous convictions on this charge.

Mike Alden gets roasted [Photo]

Mike Alden, right, and his wife Rockie laugh during a roast of the Missouri athletic director held Thurday night to raise money for Alzheimer’s research.
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