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A furry formal [Video]

Columbia Second Chance hosted its first annual event, "A Formal Affair," on Feb. 16 and 17. The event showcased 10 black dogs and 10 black and white cats that were up for adoption.

Record-setting race at Grand Prix [Video]

Kirsty Coventry, who broke the world record for the women’s 200 meter backstroke Saturday, talks about her feelings about finals races occurring in the morning instead of the evening—what she is accustomed to.

Swimmers post fast times during the first day of the Missouri Grand Prix [Photo]

Swimmers arch backward for the start of the women's 200 meter backstroke preliminaries at the Missouri Grand Prix on Friday. The event will continue through Monday at the Missouri Aquatics Center on the MU campus.

City computers find new homes [Photo]

Jeremy Jacobi, left, a volunteer for the Homes for Computers program explains how to use Windows to Breana Johnson, 9, on Saturday.

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Rows of computers are lined up at the Downtown Optimist Club on Grand Ave on Saturday. Surplus computers are being given to winning Columbia residentsin the Homes for Computers program.

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Oliver, a 5-month-old black Labrador Retriever, sits on Kyle Crossman's lap during the event at Columbia Second Chance. Kyle and his wife, Julie, adopted Oliver to be a companion for Bear, their 3-year-old black Labrador/German Shepard mix.

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11-month-old Holly, a Golden Retriever/Labrador Retriever mix, looks out from her fenced-in area while another interested customer chats with Julie and Kyle Crossman. Volunteers described her as a "loveable, goofy dog."

Veteran continues strong run at Grand Prix [Photo]

Mary Descenza receives her Women's 200 LC meter butterfly gold medal in the Missouri Grand Prix on Saturday at the University of Missouri Recreation Center. She also placed third in the 200-meter backstroke event.

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Mary Descenza began this weekend leading the Toyota Grand Prix series. This weekend's event is the third of eight meets that make up the series.

Beasley dominates Tigers in 100-63 blowout [Photo]

Missouri forward DeMarre Carroll covers Kansas State forward Michael Beasley during the first half of their college basketball game in Manhattan, Kan., on Saturday. Beasley ended the game with 40 points and 17 rebounds.

Furry formal [Photo]

Oliver, a 5-month-old black Labrador Retriever, sits on Kyle Crossman's lap during the event at Columbia Second Chance. Kyle and his wife, Julie, adopted Oliver to be a companion for Bear, their 3-year-old black Labrador/German Shepard mix.

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11-month-old Holly, a Golden Retriever/Labrador Retriever mix, looks out from her fenced-in area while another interested customer chats with Julie and Kyle Crossman. Volunteers described her as a "lovable, goofy dog."

Sue Johanson [Video]

Sex expert Sue Johanson hosted a talk show at MU on Thursday night. The event attracted a large number of students and fans of the 77-year-old Canadian television host.

Jimmy Carter tries to bring Baptists together [Photo]

Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday school Jan. 20 at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Ga. The former president says it has pained him to see the Southern Baptist Convention "being ripped apart." "And I have felt ... a personal obligation to try to do something about it."

Living outside the anthill [Photo]

Blackwell's work often features depictions of ants, which the artist admires for their social characteristics.

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When it's not cold, Blackwell prefers to work outside, where people can watch his artistic process.

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Grant Blackwell relaxes with his dog under a plywood piece he designed.

Exchange students find families in Columbia [Photo]

Danilo Leon, an international student from Ecuador, poses with his host parents, Judy and Jim Elliot, in their Columbia home on Feb. 5. The Elliots are active participants in the American LIFE program through the MU International Center.

Vintage values: Great deals await at neighborhood shops [Photo]

MU sophomore Paige Hansen wears an outfit collected from different vintage shops around
Columbia. Her boots are from New Beginning's Consignment Clothing, the shirt from Blackberry Exchange and the belt from Upscale Resale.

Suspect in 2003 shooting arrested [Photo]

Lylbrum Jessie French
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