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Volunteers help to repackage socks and underware for deplolyed Marines on Saturday. Marine Parents, a volunteer organization, regularly sends care packages to Marines overseas.

National Weather Service changes heat advisories and warnings [Graphic]

Revamping city's streetlights [Graphic]

Columbia to improve street light efficiency [Graphic]

Soap Box Derby [Slideshow]

Columbia's 71st Soap Box Derby was a time for racing, family and fun.

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Amy Parrish has an unidentified heart condition that causes sharp pain and shortness of breath. Despite two heart surgeries, she keeps dancing. “I actually feel better a lot of times when I’m out there, and I’m just doing it because it’s what I love to do,” Parrish said.

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Amy Parrish, who has been dancing since age 3, juggles dance class with the demands of nursing school.

Heart condition won’t stop an MU junior from dancing [Photo]

Amy Parrish has an unidentified heart condition that causes sharp pain and shortness of breath. Despite two heart surgeries, she keeps dancing. “I actually feel better a lot of times when I’m out there, and I’m just doing it because it’s what I love to do,” Parrish said.

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Amy Parrish, who has been dancing since age 3, juggles dance class with the demands of nursing school.

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MU's Chancellor Brady Deaton speeds to catch up with Superintendent Phyllis Chase on Sunday at the Soap Box Derby. Chase received a trophy for winning the race.

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Soap box derby cars line up along Broadway on Sunday.

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In preperation for his race Sunday morning, 10-year-old Deontre Stewart tightens his helmet. He was one of many kids at the derby whose car was sponsored by Brock's Auto Body.

Soapbox derby provides fun for families, kids [Photo]

Tucking his nose down into his car, Daniel Adams prepares for his first race. Adams' car was sponsored by the newest sponsor, Going Bonkers.

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Racers cross the finish line at the soap box derby Sunday morning. The race took place on Broadway between Seventh Street and Providence Road.

Dedication pays off in wheelchair basketball [Photo]

Heavily recruited as a wheelchair basketball player since eighth grade, junior John Gilbert chose MU over many other schools.

Putting the kibosh on tire dumping in Missouri [Photo]

Parker Naylor, on his property Wednesday, talks about the tires that have been illegally dumped there. After a rainy day, he is concerned about mosquitoes that could possibly carry the West Nile virus that might breed around the tires. He has owned the land since 1990, and the tires have been there more than 30 years. He is waiting for the Department of Natural Resources to send people to his property to get rid of the tires.

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Illegally dumped tires sit in storage space at Drew Anderson's Cosmo Self Storage in Columbia in May. Missouri Department of Natural Resources inspector Jacob Cross estimates that there are more than 900 tires present.

ArtCycle competition turns heads, wheels at Art in the Park [Video]

Over the past several months, Pam Ingram designed and created a non-commissioned art cycle in hopes of winning a $1,000 grand prize. Ingram, the director of Granny’s House, an after-school program for students living in public housing, decided to “bead paint” her students’ faces on her art cycle. Artists displayed their creations during a parade from Flat Branch Park to Stephens Lake Park June 7, 2008.

Streak runner takes off [Photo]

Mikel Burlingame and Darrin Young compete in the Jeff Shikles Memorial 8K Run/Walk on Sunday in Columbia. Burlingame traveled from Lee's Summit to run in his first race with his longtime friend.

Stage garners warm reception at Art in the Park [Photo]

From left, Elizabeth Fedorachalk, Quintin Huck and Judi Hirte entertain festival-goers at the Premeir Bank Shady Tree Stage on Saturday. The Art in the Park festival was held at Stephens Lake Park over the weekend.
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