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Cantwell wins silver [Photo]

Christian Cantwell of the United States reacts as he competes in the final of the men's shot put during the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Cantwell came away with a silver medal.

Cantwell at the Olympics [Photo]

Christian Cantwell, a native of Eldon and an MU graduate, advanced in the men's shot put at the Beijing Olympics. He will compete in the medal round on Friday.

Cantwell [Photo]

Former Missouri shot-putter Christian Cantwell, show at the 2008 Olympic Trials, will compete in the finals in Beijing on Friday.

Intentional fires in Boone County graphic [Photo]

Gans Road interchange plans [Graphic]

Economy keeps families at home [Photo]

Jenna Kagan, right, shares the family trampoline with sons Joey, 7, left, and Hunter, 6, center, as well as the family dog, Daisy, during a summer day at home in Maple Valley, Wash. Kagan said the uneasy economy has her family spending more time at home.

Blaine Gabbert watches an MU football drill [Photo]

Blaine Gabbert, a freshman quarterback from Ballwin, Mo., watches a drill during Thursday morning's football practice at Faurot Field. Gabbert was sidelined with a shoulder strain.

Robert Steeples makes a catch at MU football practice [Photo]

Freshman Robert Steeples makes a leaping catch during a receiving drill at Thursday morning's football practice on Faurot Field at MU.

New NCAA 40-second play clock rule [Photo]

For the 2008 football season, NCAA officials are implementing a 40-second play clock that will aim to speed up games without affecting offensive output. The system, which is similar to what the NFL uses, will have a 40-second clock that begins when a ball is called dead by a referee.

Work continues at the Gans Road interchange [Photo]

Construction crews work on the Gans Creek bridge over U.S. 63 on Monday. Construction on the project is expected to be completed sometime this fall.

Sunscreen [Graphic]

Post office near airport [Photo]

A colorful conveyor is ready for trays of mail in the post office near the airport.

Trays wait to be filled at airport post office [Photo]

Trays waiting to be filled with mail sit waiting in the post office near the airport.

Airport post office [Photo]

Trays waiting to be filled with mail sit waiting in the post office near the airport.

Brenda Ravenscraft works at the Skyline Cafe [Photo]

Brenda Ravenscraft takes a break from work at the Skyline Cafe at Columbia Airport to talk to the reporter about her business.

Air traffic control at Columbia Regional Airport [Photo]

Binoculars sit in the air traffic control tower at Columbia Regional Airport.

Mike Holowchik has been working with air traffic control for 11 years [Photo]

Mike Holowchik, air traffic control manager, sits in the traffic control tower on a rainy Wednesday. Holowchik has been working with air traffic control for 11 years.

Business planes make use of Columbia Regional Airport [Photo]

Business planes as well as personal aircraft make use of Columbia Regional Airport.

Air traffic control tower [Photo]

The air traffic control tower at Columbia Regional Airport sits by itself across a field opposite the airport buildings.

Plane makes pit stop to refuel at Columbia Regional Airport [Photo]

A plane makes a pit stop to refuel at Columbia Regional Airport.
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