Families do-si-do their way to a good time [Photo]

Ella Williams takes her pick of colorful masks during the Masquerade and family dance at the Columbia Public Library on Tuesday night.

Hoops by starlight [Photo]

Lance Gregory drives to the basket during the Moonlight Hoops tournament Tuesday night at Douglass Park in Columbia. The summer basketball league for youths and adults is organized by Columbia Parks and Recreation.

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Players warm up before the start of the tournament’s championship games.

Hoping for the last laugh [Photo]

Greg Bracey is battling with Tommy Saunders and Jason Ray for a wide receiver position.

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De’Vion Moore takes a handoff from Chase Patton.

Crossing the world stage [Photo]

Ironweed member Dierik Leonard, left, shows a Taoist monk the finer points of playing the banjo.

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Ironweed visited Laoshan, Columbia’s sister city, to perform and visited a monastery.

Holding a steady beat [Photo]

Candice Canida practices baton twirling during Marching Mizzou’s first practice Tuesday in the Hearnes Center parking lot.

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A tuba rests near the equipment shed while Marching Mizzou spent the first 30 minutes of practice stretching.

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From left Chris Terrell, Austin Rausch and Suzie Calder yell in unison while called to attention during Marching Mizzou's first practice at the Hearnes southeast parking lot on August 14, 2007. Due to the predicted high temperatures, Mizzou Marching director Dr. Michael Knight, said they would take frequent breaks and drink lots of water.

Columbia woman still going at 101 [Photo]

FANNY LUCAS, 101, says her secret is to always do the right thing and be yourself.

Tiger caretakers [Photo]

Courtney Simpson prepares sandwiches for tight end Martin Rucker, left, and safety Scipio Daniels during lunch at the Mizzou Athletics Training Complex. During preseason practices, the team eats three meals a day at the complex.

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Wide receiver Danario Alexander, left, and strong safety Justin Garrett eat lunch after practice Tuesday.

A case of extremes [Photo]

Workers for Sellenriek Construction dig a hole for a new telephone pole and survey the damage on McBaine Avenue caused by high winds that swept through the area Sunday night. Part of the tree pictured above fell on the roof of the house and knocked out power in parts of the neighborhood.

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While no serious injuries were reported, some wildlife was affected during the storm. High winds caused power outages and damage throughout the city.

Driving the extra mile for a hot and greasy sandwich [Photo]

Customers congregate in front of the Deer Park store shortly after 6 a.m. Monday. Many customers drive from Columbia or Jefferson City before work to enjoy the store’s hot breakfast.

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Vi Simpson unloads hot bacon fresh off the grill at the Deer Park store early Monday morning.

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Dan Dowden, left, and Seth Krause sit down and chat after finishing their breakfasts. The men are regulars at the Deer Park store.

Competition fuels defense in Tigers’ first scrimmage [Photo]

MU running back Jimmy Jackson scampered for a touchdown in the Tigers’ first scrimmage. Jackson and the rest of the team finished the day inside the Devine Pavilion after lightning was sighted near the practice field.

Super Teen [Photo]

Team members Ethan Beck, left, Lance Williams, center, and Kelsey Cox help each over a bail of hay at the Super Teen Competition Sunday, August 12, 2007 at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia, Mo.