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Kissing contest winners

David and Holland Butler of Houston, winners of V-J Day kissing contest, are shown at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, La., on Aug. 14. The contest sought to recreate the iconic photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt shot in Times Square in New York City 65 years ago today.

Missouri Tigers' wide receiver Terry Dennis dodges a tackle

Missouri's wide receiver Terry Dennis attempts to dodge a tackle after catching a pass during MU football's first scrimmage of the season on Saturday at Faurot Field.

Missouri Tigers' quarterback Tyler Gabbert runs a play

Missouri Tigers' quarterback Tyler Gabbert runs a play during MU's first scrimmage of the season on Saturday at Faurot Field.

Missouri Tigers' Derrick Washington celebrates a play

Missouri football's Derrick Washington celebrates after a play with teammate Jerrell Jackson during the Tigers' first scrimmage of the year on Saturday at Faurot Field.

UFO Convention

Margie Kay, left, reaches for change as Joyce Stohr, right, leafs through her wallet on Aug. 14 at the UFO convention.

Books for sale at the UFO conference

Books for sale at the UFO conference line a table on Aug. 14. Among the books available was “Captured!: The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience” by Stanton Friedman and Kathleen Marden.

Teacher supply store prepares for new school year

Books line the shelves at Ann's Teachers Store, ready to be snapped up by teachers getting ready to go back to school, on Wednesday.

Buying school supplies

Scott O'Connell picks up school supplies for the upcoming year from Martha Stolp at Ann's Teachers Store on Wednesday. O'Connell teaches third grade at New Franklin Elementary.

Gary and Linda Haas

This photo provided by the family shows Gary and Linda Haas. Authorities have linked Arizona prison escappes and their accomplice to the couple's murder on a remote ranch near Santa Rosa, NM.

Desert to Dome dinner

Renate and Greg Crawford share a laugh during a dinner held for them by the University of Notre Dame alumni association at the Les Bourgeois Blufftop Bistro on Aug. 13. The Crawfords are riding from Arizona to Notre Dame to raise awareness for Niemann-Pick Type C, a deadly neurodegenerative disease that primarily affects children.

Desert to Dome bike ride

The official Notre Dame Science van that is accompanying Dean Greg Crawford and his wife Renate on their Desert to Dome bike ride has been signed by supporters at many stops along their route from Arizona to Notre Dame. The image of the three grandchildren of Ara Parseghian, the namesake of the research organization for which the Crawfords are riding and a former Notre Dame coach, who lost their lives to Niemann-Pick Type C adorns the side of the van.

Kitchen fire damages home

Columbia Firefighters emerge from 504 Rogers St. on Saturday. They were called to the scene because of a small kitchen fire. Damage is estimated at $5,000. There were no injuries.

Hickman High School football players begin first practice of season

Hickman High School football coach Jason Wright speaks to his players at the beginning of the team's first practice on Monday at the school's football stadium. Wright gave an outline of what practice would consist of and emphasized the importance of the team's energy.

Michael York sorts recycling at fairgrounds

Michael York stands in front of a portion of the recyclable goods he has collected by hand on the Boone County Fairgrounds on Thursday. York, who is 15, is completing the long-term recycling in part as a Boy Scout project.

Scout sorts recycling

Michael York separates aluminum from cardboard in the large pile of recycling he's amassed on the Boone County Fairgrounds on Thursday. York has collected three tons of recycling.

Meteor shower visible from Columbia early Friday morning

A cropped photo of Perseid as seen from Columbia made just after midnight Friday morning. The constellation at left is Cygnus, part of the Milky Way seen that night.

Daniel Schatz

This Aug. 3, 2010, photo provided by the Sullivan Journal shows Daniel Schatz, 19, in Sullivan, Mo. Schatz was killed Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, when the pickup he was driving was involved in an accident involving several other vehicles near Gray Summit. One other person was killed in the accident.

Missouri receiver T.J. Moe

Freshman receiver L'Damian Washington, left, looks on as sophomore T.J. Moe, right, prepares to haul in a pass during practice last Friday. Moe is taking over for first-stringer Jerrell Jackson, who broke a bone in his left wrist Wednesday.

Women's football player Jacki Ray

Jacki Ray works to get around a blocker at a Columbia Enforcers practice last Sunday. Ray, who is from Jefferson City, used to have to travel to St. Louis or Kansas City to play football. But joining the Enforcers has made her trips much shorter.

Horticulture specialist discusses plant types

Rebecca Spicer, left, watches as Catherine Bohnert, horticulture specialist at Jefferson Farm and Gardens, talks about examples of each plant in the rain gardens and plants native to the area on Thursday.
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