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Solemn embrace

President Barack Obama hugs first lady Michelle Obama after speaking Wednesday at a memorial service for the victims of Saturday's shootings at McKale Center on the University of Arizona campus Wednesday in Tucson, Ariz.

School lunches to face more federal regulations

In this Nov. 19, 2007, file photo, a student puts apple slices on his tray during lunch at Central High School in St. Paul, Minn. Schoolchildren would have to pick up more whole grains, fruits and vegetables on the lunch line under proposed new federal standards for school lunches. The Agriculture Department proposal applies to lunches subsidized by the federal government and would be the first major nutritional overhaul of school meals in 15 years. They are expected to be announced Thursday.

MU men's basketball player Michael Dixon vs. Nebraska

Missouri's Michael Dixon, right, passes the ball around Nebraska defender Caleb Walker in Wednesday's game at Mizzou Arena.

Nebraska men's basketball coach Doc Sadler

Nebraska men's basketball coach Doc Sadler guides his team in the Cornhuskers' victory over Iowa State on Saturday in Lincoln, Neb.

Nebraska surprises MU men's basketball team

Missouri guard J.T. Tiller tries to stop Nebraska's Jay-R Strowbridge during a fast break in the Cornhuskers 61-56 victory in the first round of the 2008 Big 12 tournament. Nebraska has stung the Tigers in the early going of several conference tournaments.

Shoveling a pathway

Scott Akers shovels a pathway to one of the homes maintained by Garry Lewis Properties on Jan. 11.

Sledding on a snow day

Jim Kraatz pushes Alice Kraatz, 5, and Hunter Rottinghaus, 9, down the hill at Stephens Lake Park on Jan. 11. Kraatz brought his two children and their friends to the park for a day in the snow.

Using the MKT Trail in the snow

Footprints and tire tracks along this bridge on the MKT Trail show that, despite the snow, people have continued to hike and bike the trail on January 11.

Shoveling the wimpy snow

Susan Freeman shovels the driveway at her home in west Columbia on January 11. Freeman, who is originally from Ohio, said she was fairly unphased by the snow, because, compared to storms in Ohio, this was "wimpy snow."

Sledding at Stephens Lake Park

Luke Rottinghaus, 6, trudges back up the hill at Stephens Lake Park on Jan. 11. The park had approximately 50 people taking advantage of the snowy conditions and day off from school since Columbia Public Schools canceled classes for the day.

Snow in downtown Columbia

A lone pedestrian crosses Ninth Street as snow falls on downtown Columbia on January 10.

A tree covered in ice

A tree remains covered in ice in front of Riback Supply Company at the east end of Business Loop 70 after a massive water main break over the weekend. "As soon as I topped the hill at Lake of the Woods I could see it shooting up," said Cindy Baker, the warehouse manager at Riback and the first employee on the scene.

Specialized drying machines

Heaters and specialized drying machines that pull water out of drywall and insulation dry an office at Riback supply company. A massive water main break over the weekend flooded the offices and warehouse with over an inch of water. "The sheet rock just soaked up all the water," Cherie Coleman, a Riback employee, said. The company expects to replace all of the baseboards and some cabinets.

Winter Farmers Market

Jeremy Saurage serves his customers from his "Deep Mud Farm" stand at the winter farmers market Saturday at Rock Bridge Christian Church.

The Deep Mud Farm Stand

A long line of customers awaits Jeremy Saurage on Saturday at the Winter Farmers Market at Rock Bridge Christian Church. Saurage sells turnips, spinach and other vegetables at his stand.

Weighing onions

Rhonda Borgmeyer weighs onions at her stand on Jan. 8 at the Winter Farmers Market at Rock Bridge Christian Church.

MU men's basketball player Kim English vs. Colorado

Missouri guard Kim English struggles against the Colorado defense in Saturday's loss.

Arrest for drug paraphernalia

St. Louis County police officer Justin Sparks, right, arrests a man for having drug paraphernalia after the man allegedly attempted to purchase an over-the-counter cold medication containing pseudoephedrine on Dec. 23 in Fenton. The man was denied the sale because he'd already purchased the legal limit of pseudoephedrine for the month. Police use an electronic database to track pseudoephedrine sales in real time.

Adding a note to the memorial

Rachel Cooper-Blackmore, 9, adds a note to a make-shift memorial at Mesa Verde Elementary, where Christina Taylor Green was a third-grader.

Walking from the South Lawn

Government employees walk from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on Monday after observing a moment of silence with President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama to honor those who were killed and injured in the shooting in Tucson, Ariz. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., is in critical condition after being shot in the head.
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