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Missouri Grand Prix reach

Kylie Stewart competes in the women's 400-meter medley relay at the Missouri Grand Prix on Sunday.

Missouri Grand Prix dive

Tobias Oriwol dives at the start of the men's 400-meter medley relay at the Missouri Grand Prix on Sunday.

China Night over Skype

People in China wish the audience a happy Chinese Lunar New Year via Skype during MU's China Night at Jesse Auditorium on Sunday.

China night performers

Children perform a dance to "Wake Up In A Spring Morning" choreographed by Li Yang, during China Night at Jesse Auditorium on Sunday. China Night is put on annually by the Friendship Association of Chinese Students and Scholars.

China night audience

Yunhui Lu, left, and Iris Lu peruse the program at China Night Sunday. Yunhui's favorite part of the night was the traditional dances.

China night dancers

A group of traditional Chinese dancers perform "The Song of Yue Ethnic" at China Night on Sunday. The night featured both traditional and popular dances and music.

Boys and Girls Club Host Chili Cookoff

The Boys and Girls Club of Columbia hosted the Rootin’ Tootin’ Chili Cookoff at Holiday Inn on Saturday. Columbia businesses and organizations came out to show their support for Columbia’s children by raising money for the club – and cookin’ up a mean pot of chili.

Missouri Grand Prix stroke

Kathleen Hersey competes in the women's 200-meter IM preliminary race at the Missouri Grand Prix on Sunday. Hersey won the heat and qualified for finals on Sunday night.

Missouri Grand Prix splash

Whitney Myers swims the backstroke portion of the women's 200-meter IM preliminary race at the Missouri Grand Prix on Sunday. She qualified for finals.

Missouri Grand Prix laps

Dominique Bouchard glides through the water during the women's 200-meter backstroke preliminary race at the Missouri Grand Prix on Sunday. Bouchard, a swimmer for Mizzou, had the fastest time of anyone in all seven heats for the event.

Fireman hoses down clothing

A Columbia firefighter hoses down charred clothing thrown out of the window by firefighters as they check for smoldering embers in the bedroom of a house fire at 2600 Sunflower St. on Sunday. Damage to the home was estimated at $25,000.

Collins aims for bullpen spot

Kansas City Royals pitcher Tim Collins throws during baseball spring training Tuesday in Surprise, Ariz. Collins has the opportunity to open the season in the Royals' bullpen after putting up eye-popping numbers in the minors.

Firefighter hosing down clothes

A Columbia firefighter hoses down charred clothing thrown out of the window by firefighters as they check for smoldering embers in the bedroom of a house fire at 2600 Sunflower St. on Sunday in Columbia. Damage to the home was estimated at $25,000.

Edwards finishes second

Trevor Bayne, front, beats Carl Edwards, second on right, David Gilliland, left, and Bobby Labonte to the finish line Sunday to win the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Bike corral might get upgrade

This temporary bike corral is located on the corner of Ninth Street near Cherry Street in front of Kaldi's Coffee House. The City Council will consider a proposal Monday to make this bike corral a permanent area and to add another bike corral downtown on Walnut Street near Orr Street.

Dominique Bourchard competes at Missouri Grand Prix

Dominique Bouchard glides through the water during the women's 200-meter backstroke preliminary race at the Missouri Grand Prix in Columbia on Sunday. Bouchard, a swimmer for MU, had the fastest time of anyone in all seven heats for the event.

Whitney Myers competes at Missouri Grand Prix

Whitney Myers swims the backstroke portion of the women's 200-meter IM preliminary race at the Missouri Grand Prix in Columbia on Sunday. She qualified for finals.

Kathleen Hersey competes at Missouri Grand Prix

Kathleen Hersey competes in the women's 200-meter IM preliminary race at the Missouri Grand Prix on Sunday. Hersey won the heat and qualified for finals on Sunday night.

Bakers adjust to overnight hours

Gary Stewart, left, laughs with Karl Frank while they work on a batch of dough in the early hours on a recent morning at Uprise Bakery.* Despite working shifts from midnight until 8 a.m., Stewart manages to have a regular life outside of work, he said.

Rock Bridge wrestler Samuel Crane at state finals

Rock Bridge High School freshman Samuel Crane wrestles against Park Hill High School senior Bricker Dixon in state finals of the 125-pound weight class at the MSHSAA Class 4 Wrestling Championship in Mizzou Arena on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011. Crane lost to Dixon, receiving second place in the state. Crane's record for the season is 46-3.
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