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Singing at a service

Irwin Kaye, right, sings on Wednesday during a remembrance of Tisha B'Av, the Jewish holiday marking the destruction of the first and second temples in Jerusalem. Rabbi Yossi Feintuch, left, led members of Congregation Beth Shalom in a small service marking the holiday before watching a documentary about the temples.

Firefighters attend to person in high-speed chase

Columbia firefighters transport Daniel Hood to an emergency medical vehicle as Columbia Police Officers Barbara Buck and Bruce Houston survey the scene of a multi-car accident on the corner of McBaine and Ash on August 5. Police were chasing the vehicle of Anthony Jacobs, who is under warrant for absconding on parole, when Hood's truck was caught up the melee.

Officers mark directions of cars involved in high-speed chase

Spray-painted pink lines on the intersection of McBaine and Ash streets in Columbia mark the directions in which different cars were traveling before being caught up in a multi-vehicle accident.

High-speed chase ends in accident

The smashed car, left, of Anthony Jacobs lies on the curb of McBaine Street. Police were chasing Jacobs, under warrant for absconding on parole, when his car spun out and hit a telephone pole.

Foster grandparents get more government support

Betty Flanagan encourages two girls at Nora Stewart Nursery as they struggle with their coloring. "The program allows me to give my time to children that need extra love," said Flanagan.

Foster grandparents help schools

Betty Flanagan helps quiet down the children at Nora Stewart Nursery where she volunteers five days a week as part of the Foster Grandparent Program.

Hardeep Bhullar prepares for another city tournament

Hardeep Bhullar, chairman of the Columbia City Golf Championship, practices his putting Tuesday at the Columbia Country Club. Bhullar has competed in every tournament since the event began in 1975.

Leaving Cooper's Landing

St. Louis resident Melanie Hof pushes off from the Cooper's Landing on Wednesday as the leader in the MR340 women's division. Hof has only been paddling since June.

Grumpy Old Men come to shore

Grumpy Old Men team members Charlie Stewart, left. and Richard Miller, both of Spring, Texas, attract attention from the media as they stop at the Cooper's Landing check point Wednesday during the MR340 paddling race. Veterans of this race, the team has continued to compete despite Miller's severe loss of vision.

Arriving at Cooper's Landing

Guy Roman, left, and Joshua Schloesser wait as Phil Bowden, from San Marcos, Texas, pulls into Cooper's Landing on Wednesday.

Kayak team gets encouragement from supporters

The Aquaholics kayak team from Jefferson City gets encouragement from their supporters Wednesday as they leave the Cooper's Landing check point of the Missouri River 340 race.

Applying sunscreen for the race

Nancy Day sprays sunscreen on Team Inertia racer James Kaufamn as he and his tandem kayak partner Ryan Slebos make a quick rest stop Wednesday at Cooper's Landing.

Stocking up on calories

Team Inertia members Ryan Slebos, left, and James Kaufman, quickly stock up on calories Wednesday during their Missouri River 340 race rest stop at the Cooper's Landing check point south of Columbia.

Larry Brown photo

Larry Brown

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Dianne Lynch

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Jim Macmillan

MU alumnus nominated for Homeland Security position

Alexander Garza, a 1996 graduate of the MU School of Medicine, receives the medical school’s Outstanding Young Physician Award in 2008. President Barack Obama has nominated Garza to serve as assistant secretary for health affairs and chief medical officer of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Recycled racing boat

Adam Burns, who also goes by the moniker Uncle A Dog, waits for the start of the Missouri River 340 race in the mud at the side of his canoe made from recycled barrels and used floor boards, at Kaw Point in Kansas City, Kan. on Tuesday.

Banana boat

MR 340 race participants get ingenious with the available space on their boats in order to minimize the time they need to spend at the onshore check points. The racers set set off for St. Charles from Kaw Point Riverbank Park in Kansas City, Kan., on Tuesday.

Keeping the team together

Tom Young makes an anxious call in search for a tardy team member as his boat prepares to cast off from the shore at the beginning of the Missouri River 340 race in Kansas City, Kan., Tuesday.
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