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Columbia College women's basketball players Whitney Davis and Whitney Widaman

Columbia College teammates Whitney Davis, left, and Whitney Widaman celebrate a successful play in the Cougars' victory Monday night over Avila in their 2009 women's basketball home opener.

Pile of rope

Each rope the teams use for the circuit-style workout is 25-feet long and weighs one pound per foot, making each of the ropes 25 pounds.

Plank practice

Missouri junior Spenser Lauver, left, practices planks as part of the rope training that the men's and women's swimming teams are using.

Missouri rope training

The Missouri women's swimming team trains with 25-foot ropes and bands at the pull-up bars on the east side of Stankowski Field. The ropes are part of a new training technique the team has implemented.

Pinkel argues call

Missouri's Gary Pinkel argues a call during the first quarter of Saturday's game against Baylor.

Matt Pearce

Matt Pearce is a graduate student in the Missouri School of Journalism from Cleveland, Mo.

Sedalia couples plays a dulcimer

Linda and George McCollum sit together playing a courting dulcimer in the living room of their home northeast of Sedalia on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009.

Sedalia couple practices old traditions

Linda and George McCollum spend time together traveling to various festivals performing music on their dulcimers or demonstrating how to weave chair seats from hickory bark and corn shucks.

Artist collects branches for sculpture

Artist Rachel Wilson of Avilla gathers fallen limbs, Oct. 26, 2009. Wilson uses fallen hedge branches as art supplies since they are cheap and close to home.

Avilla artist stands next to hedgewood horse

Artist Rachel Wilson of Avilla stands with one of her hedgewood creations. With four young children, a farm to run and limited financial resources, Rachel Wilson needed some art supplies that were close to home and cheap. She found fallen hedge branches.

Piece of Berlin Wall is placed at Westminster College

Students gathered near a piece of history Thursday, September 28, 1990, when a section of the Berlin Wall was placed at Westminster College in Fulton.

Parkade Elementary student tries on new clothes

Mindaloo Neuman, a volunteer for Operation School Bell, helps a Parkade Elementary student try on new clothes on Wednesday at the Assistance League of Mid-Missouri. The program lets disadvantaged school children pick out roughly 100 dollars in brand new clothes, and have outfitted more than 1,200 children this year.

New girls clothes at the Assistance League of Mid-Missouri

Brand new girls pants, shirts, and sweatshirts all wait to be selected by disadvantaged elementary students from around Columbia as a part of Operation School Bell through the Assistance League of Mid-Missouri on Wednesday. The program funds the purchase of new clothing by selling donated clothing in their Upscale Resale shop on Broadway.

MU lecturer stands with brother at Berlin Wall

Olaf Schmidt, left, stands on the western side of the Berlin Wall with his brother Axel on Nov. 10, 1989. Schmidt was born and raised in East Germany and is currently a lecturer in MU's German and Russian Studies Department.

MU lecturer stands at Berlin Wall

Olaf Schmidt, currently a lecturer in MU's German and Russian Studies Department, raises a peace sign as he stands alongside the Berlin Wall at Brandenburg Gate in the aftermath of the wall's symbolic fall on Nov. 11, 1989.

Matt Pearce

Matt Pearce is a graduate student in the Missouri School of Journalism from Cleveland, Mo.

Berlin Wall

A small portion of the Berlin wall still standing in Berlin.

Edwards hits wall

Jeff Gordon (24) skids while trying to avoid cars after Juan Pablo Montoya (42) tapped Carl Edwards (99), sending Edwards against the wall, during a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway.

Marissa Scott drives toward the basket

Missouri senior forward Marissa Scott drives toward the basket during an exhibition game against Central Missouri on Sunday at Mizzou Arena.

Amanda Hanneman looks to pass

Missouri forward Amanda Hanneman looks to pass during an exhibition game against Central Missouri on Sunday at Mizzou Arena. Hanneman hopes to have a breakout season after returning from several injuries.
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