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Translating Beowulf

John Foley, left, teaches his Beowulf seminar class, which consists of five doctoral students. From center, Julie Christenson, Rebecca Mouser, Melissa Range and Peter Ramey are translating the Old English version of Beowulf to modern English.

MU student plans to train for 2012 Olympics

MU's Nick Adcock is one of the top 10 decathlon athletes in the United States according to All-Athletics.com. He is planning on training for the 2012 summer Olympics in London.

MU decathlete Nick Adcock jumps hurdles

Nick Adcock, track runner for MU, jumps the hurdles in the Hearnes Center field house on Feb. 3. Adcock recently broke his own record in hurdle jumping.

Mike Jeffers

Mike Jeffers is currently the principal of Hickman High School. He plans to take a position at North Kansas City secondary schools.

Kathy Ritter

Kathy Ritter is currently the principal of Rock Bridge High school and plans to retire at the end of the academic year.

Boxing up the berries

Mike Atkinson, director of sales at The Candy Factory, packages a tray of 100 milk chocolate-covered strawberries into a box. The Candy Factory sells its chocolate-covered strawberries in 1/2-pound and 1-pound boxes that contain four to six berries and eight to 12 berries, respectively.

Family business

The Candy Factory, located at the corner of E. Cherry and Seventh streets, has chocolate-covered strawberries available from Feb. 10-14 every year. Sam and Donna Atkinson have operated the store since 1986 and now run it along with their son Mike Atkinson and his wife, Amy Atkinson.

Popular treat

The Candy Factory's milk chocolate-covered strawberries are one of its most popular Valentine's Day season treats, said Director of Sales Mike Atkinson while he prepared the store for the holiday. He said that truffles and Katys (The Candy Factory's designation for turtle candies) are also typically in high demand.

Chocolate-covered goodies

Mike Atkinson, the director of sales at The Candy Factory, places a tray of 100 milk chocolate-covered strawberries next to the box in which they will be packaged. The Candy Factory produces many of its treats within the walls of its E. Cherry Street facility. "We make most everything that's chocolate ourselves," Atkinson said.

Kathleen Zellner

Portrait of lawyer Kathleen Zellner in her office in Oak Brook, Illinois.

Kay Murray

Boone County Treasurer Kay Murray

Shoveling the walk

Allen Nguyen, 10, shovels the sidewalk in front of his parents' restaurant in Columbia on Monday, when Columbia area schools closed due to snow. Nguyen said he always enjoys a good snow day. "I like to stay home and play video games all day," he said. "So once I finish this I'll probably do that."

Ryan Ferguson at his trial

Ryan Ferguson waits for proceedings to start Friday, April 23, 2004, in Columbia.

Erickson testifies at Ferguson trial

Chuck Erickson describes where he says he and Ryan Ferguson were hiding behind a dumpster moments before they allegedly killed Kent Heitholt in the parking lot of the Columbia Daily Tribune. Erickson recanted that testimony in a deposition videotaped Nov. 22, 2009.

Employees unpack after moving into new City Hall addition

Jennifer Hudson, an engineering aide at the Public Works Department, unpacks a box in the engineering cubicles during the move at Columbia City Hall on Monday.

MU men's basketbal player Kim English works on his shot

Missouri sophomore guard Kim English practices his shot at Mizzou Arena two hours before a January game against visiting Nebraska. The extra work did little for his game. English shot 2-for-9 against the Cornhuskers while airballing one shot and clanking another off the side of the backboard.

City staff begins to move into new building addition

Telephones, computers and other office necessities wait to be reorganized throughout the engineering department during the moving process at Columbia City Hall on Monday.

Students learn about thermal camera

From left, Jiyoung Lee, and Byung Joo Lee look on intently as Lt. Debbie Sorrell, assistant fire marshal at the Columbia Fire Department, explains on Monday how a thermal camera works. The two students are from South Korean universities and enrolled in the English and Professional Immersion program at the University of Missouri.

MU student tries on firefighter's uniform

Engineer Rachel Smith helps Han Jeon remove the firefighter's uniform she tried on Monday at the Columbia Fire Department. Jeon is a student in the English and Professional Immersion, or EPI, program run by the Asian Affairs Center at the University of Missouri.

CJ's prepares for game day

Rene Cruz prepares chicken wings for frying by tossing them in flour at CJ's in Tiger Country on Saturday. He said that game days are especially busy. "If it's Mizzou related, then this place is packed," Cruz said.
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