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Christianson talks with volunteer

J. Scott Christianson greets Doris Littrell, a volunteer on his campaign, at his primary election result party Tuesday at Mojo's. Littrell said she hosted a fundraiser, sent a letter to the editor, and promoted Christianson to her friends and family as part of her responsibilities as a volunteer.

Watching the polls

Joan Mudrick watches as the initial poll results come in at Kim Shaw's watch party at D. Rowe's Restaurant Bar on Tuesday. Shaw was running for associate circuit judge, and with no Republican candidates in the race, tonight's winner will have no competition in the general election.

Christianson Meets Voters at Mojo's

J. Scott Christianson, left, greets supporters at his election result watch party Tuesday at Mojo's. Christianson won the primary with 70.52% of the votes.

The Iron Souls

Richard "Gil" Gilbert, left, one of the original members of the Iron Souls motorcycle club from Oakland, Calif., peruses the display motorcycles in front of the Harley Davidson demo area. Gilbert stands with Leonard "Truck" White, right, a road captain. The road captain, White explains, is responsible for organizing the details of a club's ride and ensuring their safety. When asked what Gilbert's responsibilities were, Gilbert said that as a senior member that they were to "just sit back and enjoy the ride. I've already done all of that. Now I just have to sit back and enjoy myself."

Tent for hogs

Harley Davidson, the American Motorcycle manufacturer, brought a demo area for test-riding new bikes to the National Bikers Roundup in Columbia. New models were lined up for interested bikers to check out on Monday.

God's Wheels Inc.

Jerry Lindley, group member of the God's Wheels Motorcycle Ministry, peeks behind the group's tent banner at the 33rd Annual National Bikers Roundup on Tuesday, where they are collecting canned food and other donations. Lindley says that God's Wheels chose a Missouri food bank as the recipient.

Big blue bike

Owner Joseph Hathaway loves his Honda bike because it rides very smoothly and has a six-disc CD changer.

Rows of new bikes

Motorcycle manufacturer Harley Davidson has already unloaded an 18-wheel semi filled with new bikes that patrons will be allowed to test ride during the rally.

Columbia gymnast Whitnee Johnson

In July, Kent State offered a full athletic scholarship to Whitnee Johnson, a 17-year-old senior at Rock Bridge High School. She will be the first gymnast from Show-Me Gymnastics in Columbia to move on to college competition.

Heat - the enemy of hockey

Naymon Holliman cleans the windows on the ice rink Tuesday morning at the Washington Park Ice Arena in Jefferson City.

The best prize? Air conditioning

Melissa Pierce helps children pick out prizes in exchange for tickets on Tuesday at Going Bonkers Family Fun Center.

Going Bonkers

Parents and children beat the heat by spending the afternoon on Tuesday at Going Bonkers Family Fun Center. High temperatures for Tuesday are expected to be near 100 degrees.

Drive through ice cream

Harison Pitchford serves a custard sundae to a drive-through customer on Tuesday at Andy's Frozen Custard. Pitchford keeps cool at work while Columbia is under an excessive heat warning through Wednesday evening.

Scooping ice cream

Scott Trotske scoops frozen custard for a customer Tuesday at Andy's Frozen Custard.

As the dragon perches on his previous prey

A bearded dragon enjoys the sun at the Columbia Pet Center on Tuesday. Josh Hendren, who works at the store, said the lizard hails from Australia's outback and is no stranger to temperature extremes. "There, it's as hot as can be during the day, and as cold as can be during the night," he said.

How to train your dragon

Beth Kiburz lifts a bearded dragon at Columbia Pet Center on Tuesday. Kiburz said she enjoys reptiles like the four-year-old dragon because they have a lot of personality.

Turtles go swimming

A rescued red-eared slider turtle warms up on a rock at the Columbia Pet Center on Tuesday. Beth Kiburz, an employee at CPC, said the turtles are native to Missouri. "The heat's part of their digestive process," Kiburz said. "But when it's this hot they'll get back in the water to cool off."

Even bikes need shade

A motorcycle sits in the shade across from the historic J.W. "Blind" Boone home at Fourth Street and Broadway on Tuesday.

Hot Day band

Rosie Robinson, Nathan Smith, Joe Holloway, and Will Roberts of the Hickman Drum Line practice in the shade outside Hickman High School on Tuesday. Holloway said the drum line is having daily practice from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the next two weeks to prepare for the upcoming school year. "We're doing as much as possible in this hellish heat," he said.

People hold signs about Prop C outside polling place

Eli and Lily Tinker-Fortel hold signs outside the Columbia Public Library urging people to vote against Proposition C in the Missouri primary election on Tuesday. "People don't really know what the proposition means," Lily Tinker-Fortel said of why she and her brother were motivated to display the signs in the heat. "But people get that there's something wrong with the health care system," Eli Tinker-Fortel said. The Columbia Public Library is one of the county's polling places listed on the Boone County Clerk's website.
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