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Nigel Lopez, 10, practices tricks for the Show Me State Skateboarding contest at Cosmo park on Saturday morning. The start of the contest was delayed for nearly two hours in the ninety degree heat.

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Loretta Schulte, of Jefferson City, collects her darts during a game of women's doubles Chicago-style play at the Show Me State Games Darts competition. Schulte and doubles partner Lori Hanley won the round, scored by Tim Cline of Kansas City.

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TJ Reiter, 15, gets some air during his first run in the begginer division of the Show Me State Games Skateboarding Contest at Cosmo Park on Saturday.

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Michael Breshears outpaces the pack during the first loop of the Show Me State Cross Country race at Cosmo Bethel Park on Saturday morning. Breshears finished second with at time of 15:37.25.

Tigers are riding high expectations [Photo]

Quarterback Chase Daniel (10) and teammates go through running drills Saturday during their first football practice.

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Chase Daniel watches practice from the sidelines saturday August 4,2007.

Jade Li [Video]

Jade Li has been playing the Pipa, a Chinese lute, since she was a child. Jade says, “playing Pipa expresses my own nationality and tells people who I really am.” Watch Jade play an old Chinese song about a man forced into an arranged marriage on the Pipa at Teen Speak and explain what this song means to her.

Tim Douglas sings [Video]

Tim Douglas can’t remember a time when he wasn’t singing. He is the lead singer and bass player for Thunderclap Douglas and the 8-Track Groove. Watch Tim sing a song by his band a capella and explain what music means to him.

Nick Rodriguez dances [Video]

Nick Rodriguez is a performer at heart; he writes rap lyrics, plays the guitar and sprays graffiti art. Watch Nick use his body to express himself in the form of break dancing.

Tim's band performs [Audio]

Listen to Thunderclap Douglas and the 8-Track Groove perform at the Blue Note.

Another sample of Tim's band [Audio]

Listen to more beats from Thunderclap Douglas and the 8-Track Groove performing at the Blue Note.

Marcus on self expression [Audio]

Listen to Marcus Miller talk about the right to express yourself.

Marcus' music sample 1 [Audio]

Listen to Marcus Miller's an original song mix. Marcus's music is a mix of original beats and samples of other artists.

Marcus music sample 2 [Audio]

Listen to Marcus Miller's an original song mix. Marcus's music is a mix of original beats and samples of other artists.

Aurielle reads her poetry [Audio]

Listen to Aurielle read an original poem.

Teens of expression: Nick Rodriquez [Photo]

Nick Rodriguez dances, raps and plays guitar for the garage band Disruptive Perceptionz.

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Rodriguez break-danced at the Twilight Festival in June with the group Poetry in Motion.

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Nick Rodriguez (left) and Marcus Miller (center)and Alex Ross (right) prepare to perform for other teens at a Teen Speak event held at the Columbia Public Library on June 27,2007. Miller produces and mixes "beats" and Rodriguez raps and sings. Rodriguez and Ross also breakdanced for the audience.

Teens of expression [Photo]

Taylor Zakrewski (left) and Alex Ross (center) and Nick Rodriguez (right) perform for other teens at a Teen Speak event held at the Columbia Public Library on June 27,2007.

Teens of expression: Marcus Miller [Photo]

Marcus Miller mixes beats and writes raps in his home studio.
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