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Valentine's Day Arrangements

Rock Bridge High senior Stephanie Curtis smells the floral arrangement she is working on at the Columbia Area Career Center flower shop. The shop held a special sale for Valentine's Day on Friday.

A Valentine's Arrangement

Stephanie Curtis, a senior at Rock Bridge High, arranges roses in the back room of the flower shop at the Columbia Area Career Center on Friday. The flower shop is staffed by high school students as part of a class.

Shaping bows

Rock Bridge high school junior Christy Beck creates a bow for a floral arrangement at the Columbia Area Career Center floral shop on Friday. The arrangements in the shop are created by students as part of a floral and plant design class.

Valentine's Day Flower Sale

The Columbia Area Career Center flower shop is decked out for Valentine's Day. The shop sells floral arrangements as well as potted plants.

Ous Mellouli of USC won't settle for less than first

Ous Mellouli, swimming for the Trojan Swim Club of the University of South California, competes in the men's 400m individual medley on Friday during the Missouri Grand Prix. Mellouli, gold medal winner at the Beijing Olympics, finished in 4:28.73, placing first in his heat and the preliminary rounds.

It's off to the races for Grand Prix swimmers

Swimmers dive at the start of the fifth heat of the women's 100m breaststroke on Friday during the Missouri Grand Prix. Haylee Johnson, top far left, a national qualifier swimming for the University of British Columbia Dolphins, finished in 1:11.47, taking first in the heat and third in the preliminary.

Tristin Baxter gives it her all

Tristin Baxter, 17, swimming for the Clovis Swim Club, competes in the women's 400 individual medley Friday at the Missouri Grand Prix. Baxter finished in 5:01.14, placing first in her heat.

Pineda Gary of Guatemala comes up for air

Pineda Gary of Guatemala competes during heat 7 of the men's 200m freestyle at the Missouri Grand Prix Friday inside the Missouri Aquatic Center.

Swimmers off and splashing at the Missouri Grand Prix

Swimmers plunge into the depths during heat 3 of the men's 100m breaststroke at the Missouri Grand Prix Friday inside the Mizzou Aquatic Center.

Missouri Grand Prix in full swing

Swimmers compete in the women's 200m freestyle during the Missouri Grand Prix Friday at the Mizzou Aquatic Center.

Blas Yslas is all business at the Missouri Grand Prix

Blas Yslas of MU powers through the water during the second heat of the men's 100m breaststroke Friday at the Missouri Grand Prix at the Mizzou Aquatic Center.

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No show for Grand Prix

Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps won't be competing in the Grand Prix competition in Columbia. He and other team members are stuck in the Washington, D.C., area, thanks to heavy snowfall there.

Olympics open

American speed skater Shani Davis trains Thursday at the Richmond Olympic Oval at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia. The opening ceremony will take place Friday inside the inside the domed 60,600-seat BC Place, the first time a host nation has put a roof over the extravagant spectacle. More than 2,500 athletes are expected at these Olympics.

MU baseball ace

MU baseball pitcher Nick Tepesch warms up during a practice Wednesday in Devine Pavillion.

MU basketball's Steve Moore

MU center Steve Moore defends MU guard Zaire Taylor at a 2008 practice at Mizzou Arena.

MU gymnast Boehmer

MU gymnast Brooke Boehmer performs on the balance beam during Mizzou's Pink Out meet against Iowa on Jan. 22.

No. 10-ranked wrestler

MU redshirt freshman wrestler Brent Haynes works for control over Oklahoma State sophomore Alan Gelogaev during the last home match of the season Feb. 7 at Hearnes Center.

Stephens basketball loss

Stephens College senior Alexis Wood walks off the basketball court after the Stars' 89-81 overtime loss to Williams Baptist on Thursday.

Stephens basketball

Stephens College freshman Jessica McConnell drives the ball down the court during the Stars' game against Williams Baptist on Thursday.
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