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Niel Ritchie

Niel Ritchie is executive director of the League of Rural Voters, a Minnesota-based nonprofit working to strengthen rural communities nationwide.

Josh Kezer, a free man

Josh Kezer laughs after bowing to the media before getting in the car that was leading him away from Jefferson City Correctional Center as a free man on the day of his release.

Preparing for the game

Senior Julianna Klein is poised to set a ball during drills on Monday at the Hearnes Center. The team’s first morning practice consisted of mostly defensive drills and getting the team back into a consistent practice routine.

Keeping your eye on the ball

Senior Julianna Klein, top, watches as freshman Molly Kreklow reacts to a ball hit her way during a drill to improve accuracy in a controlled environment on Monday, during the women’s volleyball team's first practice.

Breezy the beagle

A beagle named Breezy endures record heat while lying in his unairconditioned cage inside the Central Missouri Humane Society's temporary shelter on Aug. 10. The Humane Society is utilizing fans and spray bottles of water to combat rising temperatures.

Misting the dogs

Allison Toth, shelter relations coordinator at the Central Missouri Humane Society, mists a labrador retriever named Sweetie in an effort to keep her cool despite the climbing temperature inside the CMHS's temporary shelter on Tuesday. The heat index for Columbia on Tuesday reached 110 degrees.

Ziggy Hood improving with Steelers

Pittsburgh defensive lineman Ziggy Hood (96) runs a drill during practice in Latrobe, Pa. Hood is in his second year with the Steelers after finishing his career at MU.

Lucky sleeps the midday heat away

A border collie named lucky sleeps the midday heat away in his cage at the Central Missouri Humane Society's temporary shelter on Aug. 10. The temporary shelter lacks air conditioning but is equipped with fans to keep the animals cool in high temperatures.

Parenting during Ramadan

Kulsum Tasnif is working to get her three children (left to right, Imaan Siddiqi, 8, Safwaan Siddiqi, 5, and Saeed Siddiqi, 4) involved in Ramadan traditions.

Former Sen. Ted Stevens

In this Aug. 4, 2008, file photo, Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, speaks in Anchorage, Alaska, announcing that he is running for re-election.

Guts Frisbee event poster

Guts Frisbee created this flier to publicize the Eight Annual International Frisbee Tournament, held on the 4th of July, 1965, in Eagle Harbor, Mich.

Frisbee at the Rose Bowl

The International Frisbee Association used this layout to organize the 1968 Masters Tournament at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

Request for disc golf course info

A letter of correspondence to Wham-O Manufacturing from a woman trying to start a disc golf course in Indiana.

Top early Ultimate Frisbee team

The Air Aces from Troy, Michigan, seen here holding the Julius Nachazel Cup, were International Frisbee Tournament champions in 1971, 1972 and 1973.

1970s flying disc store

Disc golf historian and PDGA Hall of Famer Jim Palmeri, right, and his brother John Palmeri pose outside their Flying Disc and Chess Shop in the spring of 1975 in East Rochester, NY.

MU football players Jarrell Harrison and Kenji Jackson

Jarrell Harrison and Kenji Jackson talk with defensive coordinator Dave Steckel during a morning preseason practice this August.

Early Frisbee advertisement

The Empire Plastic Corporation advertises its 1958 "unbreakable" Frisbee, saying it's "the new college campus craze."

Sketch of new Catholic High School

A sketch from Peckham & Wright Architects Inc. show what the Father Augustine Tolton Regional Catholic High School will look like once completed. The school is expected to open in fall 2011 and will draw students from Columbia's three parishes.

Caitlin Valora

Les Bourgeois expansion

Operations at Les Bourgeois currently are housed in the winery's single building at its location in Rocheport, but a new building is under construction. Cory Bomgaars, Les Bourgeois head winemaker, said he hopes to have some parts of the winemaking process moved to the new facility within the next 30 days.
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