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Marathoners cross finish line

Carolyn Mitchell, 72 (#39), of Lenexa, Kan., waves in triumph, with Karen Nicholson, (#167), close behind as she crosses the finish line of the 50th Annual Heart of America Marathon on Monday. Mitchell was one of the last participants to finish and had planned to run with her husband, Kent Mitchell, but he was sidelined with an injury.

Edwards injured

Driver Carl Edwards walks through the garage with the aid of crutches during practice for Sunday's Pep Boys 500. He broke his right foot playing frisbee with friends Wednesday.

62 years of medals

Jerry Smartt, 77, of Warsaw, holds a handful of medals from his collection of hundreds. Smartt has competed in long-distance running races for 62 years.

Shoe with a story

Jerry Smartt, of Warsaw, holds a shoe he wore when racing in a series of meets against Russian competitors in 1958. Smartt, 77, continues to compete in races.

Crossroads College Preparatory School in St. Louis that is LEED certified

The library is part of the new addition to Crossroads College Preparatory School in St. Louis that is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified. It's the first K-12 school building in St. Louis to meet the requirements of the green building rating system.

Eight-grader tests emergency shower in St. Louis school

Eighth-grader Adrian Romo, right, helps test the emergency shower in the Bio-Chem classroom that is part of the new addition to Crossroads College Preparatory School. It's the first K-12 school building in St. Louis to be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified.

Lost footage, found

Diane Hunt and her husband, David Hunt, second from left, sit with Robert Miller in front of a projection of the film David and Diane discovered in their house in south St. Joseph. The film, originally in 16-mm, plays like a silent film with title slides, and documents the Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. company picnic at Lake Contrary in 1927.

Together after all these years

Joan Hay Stone, 68, and George Stewart, 78, enjoy the shade with Stone's golden retriever, Zena, at Stone's home in Waverly, Kan. The couple both attended Latimer School, a one-room school house east of Ottawa on Rock Creek Road. After not seeing each other for about 50 years and sharing nearly a combined 100 years of marriage with their late spouses, they plan to wed in November.

Omondi tips the ball over the net

Columbia College senior Maria Omondi tips the ball over the net while her teammate Paula Ferreira watches during a match Friday against the Savannah College of Art and Design. Omondi, from Kenya, and Ferreira, from Brazil, are two of the players that make up a diverse Cougars team.

Black and gold Bud Light cans spill out of a recycling bag

Cans of Bud Light spill out of a recycling bag in a parking lot near the Edward Jones Dome after the game against Illinois on Saturday. The cans with team colors have spurred debate as to whether or not they encourage underage drinking.

Author shows off new book

P.J. Hornbeck holds a copy of her new book. "'Chance and Charlie Go Flying' is about two poodles who actually flew with my husband and me," she says.

Plane-loving pooch

P.J. Hornbeck, right, her pilot husband, Gary, and their dog Chance, which was one of the dogs that inspired her new book, "Chance and Charlie Go Flying."

Book inspired by poodles

P.J. Hornbeck's newest book, "Chance and Charlie Go Flying," and her previous book, "Life's Rainbow," are displayed in her home. "'Chance and Charlie Go Flying' is about two poodles who actually flew with my husband and me," she says.

Gabbert evades tackle

Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert evades being tackled by Illinois' defensive back Travon Bellamy during the first half of Saturday's game.

Tigers celebrate victory

The Tigers celebrate on the field after beating the Illinois Fighting Illini 37-9.

Washington brought down

Illinois defensive back Bo Flowers tackles Missouri tailback Derrick Washington during the second half of the Arch Rivalry game on Saturday in St. Louis.

Juice Williams brought down

Illinois quarterback Juice Williams is wrapped up by Missouri defensive lineman Aldon Smith.

Kemp's near catch

Tigers wide receiver Wes Kemp, No. 8, narrowly misses catching a touchdown pass past Illinois' Tavon Wilson, No. 3, at the start of the second half of the Arch Rivalry game.

Foam Finger Fan

Dan Jarvis of Bridgeton cheers for the Tigers during the first quarter of Saturday's Arch Rivalry game against the Illinois Fighting Illini at the Edward Jones Dome.

Illinois quarterback Juice Williams

Illinois quarterback Juice Williams is wrapped up by Missouri defensive lineman Aldon Smith on Saturday during the Arch Rivalry game in St. Louis.
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