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Brown Station Road accident injures five

A three-car accident at the corner of Brown Station Road and Route B in Columbia on Wednesday sent five to the hospital.

Handing out samples

Jayton Johnson stands ready to hand out samples of his group's taco salad in the cafeteria of Douglass High School on Wednesday. Amy Hoffman, coordinator for the Fun City Youth Academy's Kids in the Kitchen program, says this year's recipes include healthy options.

Learning new recipes

Jalyn King and Kiejah Clark add pudding to their fruit cups during Fun City Youth Academy's Kids in the Kitchen program, held every Wednesday during June and July at Douglass High School. The program focuses on promoting physical activity and encouraging healthy eating habits, such as introducing the kids to new foods and giving them recipes to make at home with their families.

Cran-licious creation

Bryant Brown Jr., left, gives a final stir to his group's 'Cran-licious Smoothie' as Thomas Johnson waits to pour in the cafeteria of Douglass High School on Wednesday in Columbia. Both are enrolled in the Fun City Youth Academy's Kids in the Kitchen program.

Taking a break for break dancing

Nick Rodriguez shows break dancing moves to Jayson Crawley during Fun City Youth Academy's Kids in the Kitchen program on Wednesday. They were preparing for the group's talent show to celebrate the end of the program later this month. Kids in the Kitchen is a summer program held at Douglass High School that encourages physical activity and healthy eating habits.

Dedication for more than 500 acres of land

Hal James takes a picture of Thomas Bell, John Burk and Tom Shryock at a dedication ceremony of more than 500 acres of land. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service combined with Ducks Unlimited and the National Wild Turkey Federation to purchase the land.

Steve Clayton and his propane-fueled Ford

Steve Clayton, general manager of Ferrellgas in Columbia, promoted liquid propane-injection fuel technology in Columbia last week by driving a propane-fueled Ford F-250 to consumers in the area interested in propane fuel for their vehicles.

Grato Ndunguru of Columbia

Grato Ndunguru of Columbia has been traveling in Nigeria and is scheduled to return to the U.S. on Monday.

MU's Sean Weatherspoon at Big 12 Media Day

Missouri linebacker Sean Weatherspoon talks to reporters during Big 12 Media Day on Tuesday in Irving, Texas.

J.T. Jarnegan at CMU

J.T. Jarnegan makes a layup during his playing days at Central Methodist University in Fayette.

Volunteers serve lunch in Douglass Park

Bob Marshall, center, and Ryan Pruitt, left, volunteer by serving lunch in Douglass Park. The program is in its eighth year. The program runs Mondays through Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Picking up a free lunch

Kyra Lorthridge, 6, picks up her free lunch Tuesday from the Douglass Park pavilion. More than 130 people participated in the free lunch program Tuesday.

Tenth and Locust development

An artist's rendering of the proposed mixed-use development at Tenth and Locust streets downtown. The development was approved for tax increment financing at the July 20 City Council meeting.

Shampooing and pampering

Judi Smith gets her hair shampooed at Rumors hair salon. "I know it feels good when other people scratch your scalp," said stylist Sarah Brown, rubbing shampoo into Smith's hair.

A mother's approval

Sarah Brown has owned her styling business for five years. She has been designing and playing with hair since she was 15 years old, often experimenting on her own hair.

Brown's mother, Darlene, originally did not approve of this enterprise. "She wanted me to go to college, but I didn't end up making it to college. So when I told her I was going to hair school she was like that was good too," Brown said.

Satisfied customer

Brandy Mizner-Klearman has been coming to Rumors for three years. The salon is open Tuesday through Sunday but sees most of its traffic on Fridays and Saturdays.

Learning to run a successful business

Sarah Brown enrolled in Jerry's Hair School in 1995. Shortly after completing the program, Brown studied under Mary Smith, who has owned her own shop for over 25 years. Smith showed Brown how to deal with customers, how to be professional and how to run a successful business.

Merce Cunningham

This file photo provided by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company shows choreographer Merce Cunningham in New York in 2009. Leah Sandals, spokeswoman for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, says Cunningham died on Sunday at his Manhattan home of natural causes. He was 90.

Katy Trail winery trip

The Deaton family of Houston, Chris Deaton, left, wife Kimberly Deaton and children Brandon, 9, left, and Natalie, 11, enjoy the view and beverages under the shade of a tree at Stone Hill Winery near the 239-mile-long Katy Trail, Thursday, July 23, 2009, in Herman, Mo.

Monty Perrigo waits for demolition derby to begin

Derby fan Monty Perrigo waits as the first car of Sunday evening's demolition derby drives onto the track at the Boone County Fair.
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