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Topping the hill

Karen Knowles tops a hill along Forum Boulevard during the second phase of the Show-Me State Games triathlon on Sunday. "I'm going to make it," she yelled.

Show-Me kickball

Kristine Malotte is out after first baseman Jessica Platt makes the catch at Sunday's Show-Me State Games kickball tournament.

Kickball at the Show-Me State Games

Pitcher Kristine Malotte of the Chuck Norris team competes in the Show-Me-State Games kickball tournament. Her team won the championship last year.

World's Largest Cupcake

Pastry chef JodiLee Knops celebrates setting the Guinness record for the world's largest cupcake at the Mall of America in Minneapolis on Saturday. It weighed in at nearly 151 pounds, including 15 pounds of fudge filling and 60 pounds of yellow icing. It was one foot tall and two feet wide.

Fending off opponent with Frisbee

Sarah Linsenmeyer of the Red Hill Rabbits ultimate Frisbee team fends off her opponent, Robin Sasseville, at the Show-Me State Ultimate Frisbee competition Saturday in Columbia.

Making a pass

Jeff Ordower, right, of the Cleveland Steamers ultimate Frisbee team makes a pass at the Show-Me State Ultimate Frisbee competition Saturday in Columbia.

Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival draws mixed emotions

People walk down a tent-lined Eighth Street on Sept. 7, 2007, during the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival.

Attempting to subdue

Timothy Paneck, right, attempts to subdue his opponent, Neil Daniels II, left, as they engage in an exhibition match at the Show-Me State Ultimate Judo competition Saturday in Columbia.

Judo exhibition match

Donations for Sharin

After paying for his purchases, Mike Dyer donates a little more cash to the Carin for Sharin Fund garage sale at the Missouri National Guard center Friday in Columbia. "She used to take care of me. She was a very sweet young girl, very caring," said Dyer, a regular at Gerbes pharmacy where Sharin Muskrat was an intern. Muskrat's fellow pharmacy students, Carrie Psara, left front, and Natalie Lewis helped organize the event.

Offering a helping hand

Natalie Lewis, volunteer, arranges items at the Carin for Sharin Fund garage sale. Lewis was up before the sun to help out at the sale, which benefits Sharin Muskrat, a 23 year-old UMKC pharmacy school student, who was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. "People have been very generous and very supportive," Lewis said.

Showing support

Nancy Gause, left, and Peg Craig chuckle over a collapsible brush found at the Carin for Sharin Fund garage sale held Friday in Columbia. Craig, stepmother of Sharin Muskrat, and Gause chose to show their support for Muskrat as she underwent chemotherapy by shaving their heads.

Runner sports a boombox

A vintage-style boombox tops off a runner's retro attire Saturday at Mojo's. The '80s fun run, which started at Mojo's and ran through downtown Columbia had dozens of costumed participants.

Unconventional competition

More than halfway done with the race, Matt Mower, left, and Debi Hanuscin run through the MU quadrangle on Saturday en route to the finish line for the first annual '80s fun run. Unlike most races, participants were competing for the title of 'Best Costume and '80s Attitude.'

Rockin' and runnin' to the sound of the '80s

Only moments away from the finish line, Michelle Twitty runs to the sound of '80s music which event organizers had playing at various legs in the '80s fun run held Saturday at Mojo's. Participants were given free ice cream at the end of the race.

Show-Me State pool round connection

Brennen Wood of the West Plains Zs connects with a pitch from Eliel Malpica of the North County Indians during the pool round of Show-Me State baseball on July 18 at Hickman Field in Columbia. Despite Wood's efforts, the Indians won 10-1.

Headbands and knee-high socks

From right, Carol Lewis, Jill Head, Leslie Head, Ann Harlan, Amy Head and Meredith Fuemmeler chat as they watch other runners walk in before the '80s fun run Saturday at Mojo's. Event organizers describe the run as being more of a social experiment than an athletic event.

Moon landing

In this July 20, 1969 file photo, Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., lunar module pilot, descends steps of Lunar Module ladder as he prepares to walk on the moon. He had just egressed the Lunar Module.

Moon footprint

In this July 20, 1969 file photo, a footprint left by one of the astronauts of the Apollo 11 mission shows in the soft, powder surface of the moon.

Building a moonship

In this 1969 photo, technicians build the descent stage of a lunar module, the spacecraft that transported astronauts from the orbiting command module to the surface of the moon, at the Northrop Grumman plant in Bethpage, N.Y.
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