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Recycling bin program

Recycling bins wait outside on W. Texas avenue for pick-up on Friday. Columbia's Pilot Recycling program replacing the blue plastic bags with the bins has increased the weight of recycled products from 10 to 14 percent on each route.

Pilot recycling bin program

Samuel Lange, left, and Jeremiah Lange set out the recycling early Friday morning. Their mother Cindy Lange said, "I think the bins could be bigger, and (have) lids for those high wind days."

Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe

Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe answers questions during a news conference at Big 12 headquarters Tuesday in Irving, Texas. Although the Big 12 does not have a new TV contract, Beebe says future contracts will put the conference on par with any conference in the country.

Big 12 press conference

From left, UM System President Gary Forsee, Chancellor Brady Deaton and Athletics Director Mike Alden attend a news conference at Mizzou Arena on Tuesday to discuss the Big 12 conference. "We're committed to the Big 12 for the foreseeable future," Deaton said.

Nixon visits Dana Corp.

Gov. Jay Nixon calls for a special session, while visiting Dana Holding Corp. auto parts plant in Columbia on Tuesday. Nixon wants lawmakers to pass legislation providing tax incentives for Ford Motor Co.’s suburban Kansas City plant. Dana makes axles for Ford.

Tasting volunteers

Greg Cosgrove tastes ice cream as part of Food Sciences Ph.D. student Ting-Ning Lin's Ph.D. project. Twelve volunteers were gathered at Eckles Hall on June 11 to be trained in ice cream testing. The group will actually taste the ice cream that Lin has created herself on Thursday.

Multifunctional ice cream

Food Sciences Ph.D. student Ting-Ning Lin explains the ice cream tasting process to Yichun Chung and Iting Lu who have volunteered to taste Lin's ice cream at Eckles Hall on June 11. Lin has created her own ice cream as part of her Ph.D. project. Her objective was to make a multifunctional ice cream which would provide consumers with probiotics, prebiotics, fiber and antioxidants.

Practice tasting

Huei Tzu Tseng and York Chung practice tasting ice cream on June 11 in Eckles Hall. The purpose is to train with commercial ice cream in order to be prepared to actually test an ice cream made by Ph.D. student Ting-Ning Lin.

Ice cream research

York Chung draws a line in order to illustrate how he felt about the ice cream during a practice run on June 11 in Eckles Hall. In addition, volunteers were instructed to measure qualities such as melt rate and creaminess.

Gentry Summer School 3

Tia Thurman gets ready to catch the ball during her first Physical Education class Monday afternoon in summer school at Ann Hawkins Gentry Middle School.

Gentry Summer School 2

Language teacher Molly Froidl hands out folders for her incoming summer school sixth graders Monday afternoon June 14 at Ann Hawkins Gentry Middle School. Froidl polled the class to see how many students knew second languages. The most common were Spanish and French; nine knew Spanish, and four knew French. Russian and Korean were among the others.

Gentry Summer School1

Teacher Alex Dadant calls role for his incoming summer school sixth graders Monday afternoon at Ann Hawkins Gentry Middle School.

Summer School teaches multiplication

Fourth grader Stella Heflin, 9, completes multiplication tables in Mrs. Sharon Jacoby's class on the first day of summer school at Fairview Elementary School. This class, entitled Sherlock Holmes, uses math skills in a fun way to solve crime and mysteries. Today's crime involves a burglary at a mansion.

Summer School supplies

The sound of laughter filled the halls of Fairview Elementary School as students returned for the first day of summer school.

Summer School teaches math skills

Jacob Stone, 8, and Brandon Pfau, 9, used colored plastic shapes to create equilateral triangles on the first day of summer school at Fairview Elementary School. This class, entitled Sherlock Holmes, uses math skills in a fun way to solve crime and mysteries.

SummerSchool classroom

Sharon Jacoby leads a classroom of fourth and fifth graders in a math lesson on the first day of summer school at Fairview Elementary School. Jacoby explained to students that this class uses math skills in a fun way to solve crimes. Today's crime involved a burglary at a mansion.

Pridefest worship service

Nan George, center, a Quaker and member of the Columbia Friends Meeting, invites attendees of the Mid-Mo Pridefest to join in an interfaith service Sunday, June 13. George emphasized that the Quakers are an inclusive, peace-based church.

Kevin Goldberg

Kevin Goldberg is special counsel to Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, a law firm specializing in telecommunications law and regulations.

Pitching in the Senior Games

Ed Wakner, of Topeka, Kan., competes at the Show-Me State Senior Games on Saturday.

Show-Me State Senior Games Softball

Members of a Topeka, Kan., softball team gather together before their game at the Show-Me State Senior Games on Saturday.
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