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Today Show couple dancing

The couple, who found out in August that they won a contest to have their wedding planned by Today Show viewers, married Thursday.

Public Defender

Derek Roe, assistant public defender at the Columbia Public Defenders office on East Walnut, looks through files in his office on Thursday. Roe said that the cleanliness of his desk space is one of the first things to be sacrificed when he gets busy.

Peaches on pizza

Red and Moe, a new restaurant next to The Blue Note, uses peaches as a pizza topping on a pizza with goat cheese and a balsamic syrup on Friday.

Red and Moe pizza

Trey Quinlan, Chef-Manager at Red and Moe—a new restaurant next to The Blue Note on Ninth Street, stands beside Sarah Riely, baker, after he tried the pizza he made for himself Friday. Quinlan's pizza was topped with free range chicken, roasted peppers, jack cheese and bleu cheese.

tomatoes

Tomatoes used for tomato salads rest on a rack at Red and Moe, a restaurant that opened Sept. 15 next to the Blue Note on Ninth Street on Friday.

Kathy Steinhoff reviews a geometry quiz

Jefferson Junior High School teacher Kathy Steinhoff reviews a geometry quiz with her class on Sept. 17. Steinhoff was selected as a recipient of the Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence.

Kathy Steinhoff teaches geometry class

Jefferson Junior High School teacher Kathy Steinhoff teaches a geometry class on Sept. 17. Steinhoff was selected as a recipient of the Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence.

Tough Trikes toddler tricycles recalled

Fisher-Price is recalling more than 10 million tricycles, toys and high chairs regarding safety concerns. The Tough Trikes toddler tricycles were recalled due to a protruding ignition key near the seat that the commission say could cause genital bleeding.

Tough Trikes toddler tricycles recalled

Fisher-Price is recalling more than 10 million tricycles, toys and high chairs regarding safety concerns. The Tough Trikes toddler tricycles were recalled due to a protruding ignition key near the seat that the commission say could cause genital bleeding.

Cougars' Reyna on a roll

Columbia College’s Edgar Reyna dribbles downfield with Harris-Stowe's Leonardo Paterno in pursuit. After scoring game-winner twice last week, Reyna scored three goals in the Cougars' 5-1 victory on Wednesday night.

Rock Bridge edges Hickman boys soccer

Rock Bridge defender Patrick Bromstedt, left, tries to prevent Hickman forward Spencer Miller from getting the ball in Rock Bridge's victory Wednesday night at Hickman.

Columbia College soccer player Jimmy Herrman

Columbia College senior midfielder Jimmy Herrman sends the ball downfield in the Cougars' 1-0 victory Saturday over Friends University. Herrman's teammates call him "The Body," a nickname he earned for the model-like appearance he has obtained from a regular work-out routine.

Man finishes rappel

Participant Jerry Cupp (left) high-fives his belayer, Marcus Floyd, (right) after touching down to the ground level for the Over the Edge fundraiser on Wednesday. Special Olympic athlete and friend Shirlene Treadwell asked Cupp to participate in the event.

Participants raised at least $1,000

Cecily Dallar rappels off the top level of the Tiger Hotel on Wednesday morning. Each participant had to raise at least $1,000, which will be donated to Special Olympics Missouri athletes.

Equipment ready to go

A series of belay devices are set up for a practice rappel on top of the third level of the Tiger Hotel during the Over the Edge fundraiser on Wednesday. Twenty-two participated in the event, and over $22,000 has been collected thus far.

Dorm room charred remnants

The charred remnants of the replica dorm room sit on display after the live burn Fire Factor event. This display is to show students what could happen to an average dorm room three minutes after the fire alarm goes off. Steven Sapp, fire marshal for the Columbia Fire Department, said that on average the Fire Department won't arrive at the scene until five minutes after the alarm sounds.

Participant prepares to rappel

CORRECTED CAPTION: Belayer Caleb Bentsen, left, slowly lowers an Over the Edge participant, Valerie Metherne, during the practice run three stories up at the Tiger Hotel on Wednesday. Participants who raised more than $1,000 for the Special Olympics were able to rappel off the building. An earlier version of this caption misidentified Metherne.

Battling a live burn

Firefighters Joel Pauley, left, and Klif Bullard of the Columbia Fire Department spray down the flames of a replica dorm room Wednesday at Speakers Circle. The goal of the live burn was to show the speed at which fire spreads and the unpredictability of its nature.

Mussels eating up carps' food supplies

In this July 2009 file photo, invasive quagga mussels cover this formerly sunken boat in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nev. Even if dreaded Asian carp elude barriers and make their way into Lake Michigan, their spread may be limited because there won't be much for them to eat. Scientists are reporting that another invasive species, the tiny quagga mussel, is causing profound changes in the lake's food web and has gobbled up much of the plankton that the carp would need to survive.

Participating in the firefighter challenge

Caroline Dobrez, 19, an MU sophomore, hoists a fire hose over her shoulder while Lt. Ron Fisher, assistant fire marshal of the Columbia Fire Department, gives her instructions in preparation for the firefighter challenge Wednesday. The firefighter challenge was part of Fire Factor, an event put on by both the Fire Department and MU to raise fire safety awareness among college students.
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