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Wrestlers shake hands

Hickman wrestler Adam Fraizer shakes hands with Mexico wrestler Monterio Burton after the 145-pound bout. Fraizer was pinned by Burton in Hickman's 60-16 loss to Mexico.

Hickman wrestler Josh Browne

Hickman's Josh Browne, right, wrestles Mexico's Nathan Angel on Thursday at Mexico High School in Mexico, Mo. Browne won the 130-pound bout with a 17-8 decision.

Sanders' hearing

Daniel Sanders

Dancing arm in arm

Sophia Creach, 3, dances with her classmates during the Creative Movement class for three and four year olds at Dancearts of Columbia on Thursday.

Peter Pan and the 'lost girls'

Parker Rainwater, 3, stands off to the side as his mother and instructor Hallie Rainwater instructs the rest of the class, who are all girls. Parker will play the role of Peter Pan, and the other students will play 'lost girls,' in their Creative Movement class' recital piece this May, which Rainwater began teaching Thursday morning.

Reaching for the sky

Jessica Coner, 4, glances at the mirror while doing an arabesque with Barney the Bear, alongside her instructor Hallie Rainwater. Jessica, who has been dancing for a year, is a student in the Creative Movement class for three and four year olds at Dancearts of Columbia.

Delayed retirement

Circuit Judge Gene Hamilton swears in a witness during the trial in November 2009 at the Boone County Courthouse in Columbia. He was delayed his retirement until September.

Joins leadership council

Karl Skala, Third Ward councilman, has been named to a national leadership training council.

Teeth-lifting man trains four days a week

Steve Schmidt trains four days a week in a shed behind his home in Leslie, MO, but alternates the muscle groups as to not cause injury. Schmidt has never hurt his jaw or chipped a tooth while performing teeth lifting.

J.D. Salinger

J.D. Salinger, author of "The Catcher in the Rye," "Nine Stories" and "Franny and Zooey," is shown in this 1951 file photo.

After the speech

President Barack Obama talks with members of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington after delivering his State of the Union address. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland is at left and House Majority Whip James Clyburn of South Carolina is second from left.

A warm welcome

President Barack Obama is greeted in the House chambers as he prepares to delivers his State of the Union address.

A full House

President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington in front of both the House and Senate and other guests in the gallery.

Keeping the pace

President Barack Obama gestures as he delivers his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington.

President addresses the nation

President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday. Vice President Joe Biden is behind the president.

Pink shoelaces

The Rock Bridge girls basketball team laces up in pink to support breast cancer awareness.

Kewpies' Shaunee Ballenger

Hickman senior Shaunee Ballenger goes to the net while Rock Bridge senior Orreshia Chatman defends.

Bruins' Amaya Williams

Rock Bridge senior Amaya Williams drives toward the basket against Hickman sophomore Arianna Prince during Wednesday's game. Williams scored 13 points in the Bruins' 52-43 win over the Kewpies.

Speaker addresses minorities, academic achievement gap

Patricia Williams speaks on Wednesday in Stotler Lounge in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at an MU event sponsored by the Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative, Missouri School of Law and the Peace Studies Program. Williams not only addressed the academic achievement gap in the U.S. but also focused on how the media's portrayal of minorities can have a lasting and destructive influence on its viewers.

Hickman's three-guard attack

Hickman sophomore Jordan Stevens, left, and junior Marcus Whitt share a laugh after practice Wednesday. Stevens and Whitt are part of Hickman's new three-guard lineup that coach John Burns refers to as "the three-headed monster."
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