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Encarnacion out in cold [Photo]

Adam Kennedy, top, will miss two to six weeks with with torn cartilage in his right knee.

Sunday tomato festival will include free samples [Photo]

Festival goers brought everything from tomato salads to fried green tomatoes at the Big Canoe Tomato Festival, Sunday, August 12, 2007.

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Elina DeSilva, 2, enjoys a fresh tomato after playing in the tomato throwing contest at the Big Canoe Tomato Festival Sunday, August 12, 2007.

A good time freshly picked [Photo]

Festival goers brought everything from tomato salads to fried green tomatoes at the Big Canoe Tomato Festival, Sunday, August 12, 2007.

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Elina DeSilva, 2, enjoys a fresh tomato after playing in the tomato throwing contest at the Big Canoe Tomato Festival Sunday, August 12, 2007.

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Ethan Beck, left, Lance Williams, center, and Kelsey Cox competed in the Super Teen Competition on Sunday at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia.

Dog day afternoon [Photo]

Kim Foster holds Catherine, a terrier mix belonging to Carol Beamon, while Katy Hoffmaster hoses her off. Beamon adopted Catherine from Second Chance six months ago.

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Laurelle Sparling holds Shasta, a cocker spaniel up for adoption at Second Chance. Funds were collected for a surgery Shasta needs.

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The new pet adoption center for Columbia Second Chance includes a large room with fenced in areas and crates for dogs. The new facility also has a room just for cats, and plenty of storage for the donated food and supplies. The center plans to be open a few days a week and every Saturday, depending on volunteers' availability to staff.

Evaluating teachers is a waste of time [Photo]

John Merrill, a professor emeritus at the Missouri School of Journalism, has written and taught around the world and here in Columbia for more than 50 years.

Posh parties not just for Republican Party anymore [Photo]

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Missouri kicker Adam Crossett practices kicking during practice Wednesday morning. Due to an NCAA rule change kickoffs have moved from the 35-yard line back to the 30-yard line this season.

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Missouri kicker Jeff Wolfert walks a ball back to his teammates during practice this week. Kickoffs will start five yards back, at the 30-yard line, this season.

Kickers moved back [Photo]

Missouri kicker Adam Crossett practices kicking during practice Wednesday morning. Due to an NCAA rule change kickoffs have moved from the 35-yard line back to the 30-yard line this season.

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Missouri kicker Jeff Wolfert walks a ball back to his teammates during practice this week. Kickoffs will start five yards back, at the 30-yard line, this season.

Ankiel’s success continues [Photo]


Rick Ankiel (No. 24) and the Cardinals celebrate their win against the Dodgers on Saturday. Ankiel, a former pitcher who reinvented himself as an outfielder, hit two home runs and a single to drive in three runs.

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“I always believed in myself. It’s just a matter of getting out there, feeling comfortable and letting your talent take over.”
Rick Ankiel
Cardinals outfielder

A growing family [Photo]

Alcide “Babe” Manns, center, a member of Olivet Christian Church in Columbia, tries to pat Wyatt Moore on the head after church services Sunday. The church plans to expand with an updated building to make more room for current and future members.

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Praise Tyler, 7, rests during a Sunday school class at Olivet Christian Church on Sunday.

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Connie Weable teaches a children’s Bible class Sunday. She is chair of the task force overseeing the church’s expansion process.
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