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Glenn Frey of The Eagles

Glenn Frey speaks to the crowd at The Eagles concert at Mizzou Arena on Tuesday. Columbia was a stop on the band's international tour, which finishes in July in Portugal.

Glenn Frey and Joe Walsh of The Eagles

Glenn Frey, left, and Joe Walsh of The Eagles perform during their live concert at Mizzou Arena in Columbia on Tuesday. The band reunited in 1994 after a 14-year break.

Crowd gathers at The Eagles concert

Fans of The Eagles line up in front of Mizzou Arena in Columbia as the doors open on Tuesday. The concert in Columbia was one of a four-month tour of the U.S. and Europe.

Mom uses Facebook to connect with other parents

Ronikah Routledge, 11, left, gets a ride in the garden wheelbarrow from her mom, Louise Ann Routledge, while her twin sister, Monikah, waits her turn. Louise Ann uses Facebook to connect with friends, including other parents raising twins. "Being a parent has been the highlight of my life," Routledge said, "but by 9 p.m., I'm done!"

Using Facebook to promote a cause

Bill Horner, the 40-year-old director of undergraduate studies for the political science department at MU, joined the social networking Web site Facebook primarily to promote Relay for Life, an American Cancer Society fundraiser in which he participates annually. He also posts daily updates and messages about the relay on his profile.

Cornell's Alex Tyler

Cornell’s Alex Tyler scores against Pennsylvania on March 6 in a victory that gave the Big Red the Ivy League title.

Kansas State men's basketball coach Frank Martin

Kansas State coach Frank Martin says Big 12 coaches need to be better salesmen for the league.

Construction site of the new Holiday Inn

Construction superintendent Brian Burns, left, and George Nieto walk toward the construction site of the new Holiday Inn at the Lake of the Woods Exit on March 6.

Laying the foundations

Julio Rico, left, mixes concrete while Alberto Nieto patches holes in a wall on the construction site of the new Holiday Inn.

Patching holes at the Holiday Inn

Jim Heath, left, and Kenny Sims patch holes on the construction site of the new Holiday Inn.

Alpaca life

Four of Long's alpaca studs munch on their afternoon meal at the Osage Alpaca ranch near Hinton.

Hay isn't just for horses

Rob Long tosses hay to the female population of his Alpaca herd Thursday afternoon. Long has the largest alpaca herd in central Missouri with 75 alpacas and is known in the industry as a top breeder.

Alpaca kisses

Alpaca rancher Rob Long gives a young female resident of his ranch an "alpaca kiss." Long has been raising alpacas north of Columbia near Hinton and Prathersville since 2005.

Rob Long and alpaca

Just one day old and experiencing sunlight for the very first time, the male alpaca baby, or "cria," King's Jester receives a reassuring touch on the neck from Osage Alpaca ranch owner Rob Long as the mother, Penny, watches guard. Alpacas are a domesticated species of South American camelid, and had never been raised in the United States until as recently as 1984.

Preparing soil for growing food

Gonzalo Gonzales works to till the soil on a garden plot that is part of a new garden space for residents of Columbia to grow their own food. Gonzales was working on the garden plot reserved for Centro Latino's "Healthy Lifestyles and Obesity Prevention" project.

Working in the garden

Chloe Bierman digs her hoe into the ground as her mother Melinda Calloway works alongside her on the plot of land they reserved for a garden. Calloway reserved the plot of land for free through the Community Garden Coalition.

Mike Odette plays with his son Harry

Mike Odette plays with his son, Harry, 15 months, in the kitchen at Sycamore Restaurant on Tuesday, March 10, 2009.

Mike Odette and Harry in the kitchen

Mike Odette adjusts the backpack holding his son, Harry, 15 months, in the kitchen at Sycamore Restaurant on March 10

Mike Odette preps mushrooms

Mike Odette preps mushrooms with his son, Harry, 15 months, on his back at Sycamore Restaurant on March 10. Odette is one of 20 semifinalists for Best Chef in the Midwest region in the prestigious James Beard Awards, which are known as the Oscars of the food world. “It came along when I really needed something like this, professionally and personally,” Odette said. “It’s really energized me.” The five finalists in each category will be announced on March 23.

Don Cizek at work

Don Cizek has done a great deal as coordinator of Columbia Channel, including writing the station's original music, designing new graphics and adding $100,000 to the station's budget. He hopes to expand the channel further by increasing the amount of content online.
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