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Laura Nauser wins leadership award

Fifth Ward Councilwoman Laura Nauser will receive the National League of Cities' Leadership Award.

2009 Beauty and the Beast meet

A the 2009 Beauty and the Beast meet, MU gymnast Alicia Hatcher preforms her floor routine while MU wrestler Raymond Jordan, left, competes against Central Michigan wrestler Mike Miller.

Cub Scout earns badge for fitness

Joseph Jacobs, a fourth grader at Robert E. Lee Elementary School, shows off his new 'Fitness badge' during the Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquet at Missouri United Methodist Church Thursday.

Cub Scout eats pizza at banquet

Westley Denny of Robert E. Lee Elementary School eats a piece of pizza during the Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquet at Missouri United Methodist Church Thursday.

Cub Scout salutes

Nevin Dubinski, a fourth grader at Robert E. Lee Elementary School, salutes during the Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquet at Missouri United Methodist Church Thursday.

Bear hugs

Cub Scout members of Robert E. Lee Elementary school hug Patience Fox, a Cub master, during the Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquet at Missouri United Methodist Church Thursday.

MU men's basketball player Justin Safford vs. Texas A&M

Missouri's Justin Safford, right, fights for a loose ball with Texas A&M's Naji Hibbert on Wednesday in the Tigers loss at Mizzou Arena.

Cougars vs. Williams Baptist

Columbia College forward Rachel Oswald takes a shot against Williams Baptist.

Blocked shot

Columbia College guard Courtney Jorgenson blocks a shot by Williams Baptist guard Courtney Sublett during the second half of the game Thursday.

Agreement made to preserve MKT railroad bridge

Gov. Jay Nixon announced at the Katy Trail depot in Boonville Thursday that the historic MKT railroad bridge will be preserved. The bridge will be transferred to the city of Boonville under an agreement made between the State of Missouri and Union Pacific.

MKT railroad bridge transferred to Boonville

Gov. Jay Nixon announced that the MKT railroad bridge over the Missouri River will be transferred to the city of Boonville Thursday. Built in 1932, the bridge is a historic landmark that spans 400-feet and is part of the 225-mile long Katy Trail State Park.

Makeshift triage

A patient who suffered severe burns to her back after her mattress caught fire is transported to makeshift triage set up on a school basketball court. Volunteers set up tents on the court to treat patients' needs before transporting them to receive further care, said Heidi Ennenbach, who was part of a week-long trip to Haiti to assist local hospitals.

Haiti children

Children in the back of a wagon pose for a picture while being transported to a makeshift pediatric hospital because they want to "see what they look like on the display screen," said Heidi Ennenbach, who was part of a week-long trip to Haiti to assist local hospitals.

Boy suffers from meningitis

A boy suffers from meningitis after debris seeped into a skull fracture through a hole on his head. Both the boy's parents were killed in the earthquake, but his 12-year-old brother managed to escape without injury and stood by his bedside the entire time, said Heidi Ennenbach, who was part of a week-long trip to Haiti to assist local hospitals.

Haiti mission

Two children from Milot, Haiti, who were not affected by the quake show interest in the American presence in their town. The town of Milot has been helping the victims transported from Port-au-Prince. "Total strangers would come to the hospital and care for them like they were their own," said Heidi Ennenbach, who was part of a week-long trip to Haiti to assist local hospitals.

Heinz revamps ketchup

In this product image provided by H.J. Heinz Co., the new Dip & Squeeze Heinz ketchup package is shown. The new design has a base that's more like a cup for dipping and also a tear-off end for squeezing. The new design holds three times as much ketchup than a traditional packet.

Plane goes off the runway at Columbia Regional Airport

A small plane sits in the grass at Columbia Regional airport after going off the runway Thursday.

Innocence Project slideshow

Darryl Burton, Dennis Fritz and Josh Kezer all served years in prison for crimes they did not commit. They shared their stories at a Midwest Innocence Project presentation in MU’s Neff Hall Auditorium on Wednesday evening.

MU men's basketball plays Texas A&M

Missouri redshirt senior guard Zaire Taylor goes for a layup. Texas A&M beat Missouri 77-74 on Wednesday night.

Working for others

John Stegner, left, and Frank Frevert, right, get assistance from Children's Miracle Network coordinator Molly Myers in voting for Columbia radio station Y107 as "North America's Most Caring Radio Station." The contest is an effort to raise $50,000, which would go toward MU Health Care's Children's Hospital. Culver's restaurant hosted a voting booth all day on Wednesday.
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