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Wabash Railroad in 1958

The Wabash Railroad in 1958.

Father, daughter wait for bus at Wabash station

Vernon Soles and his daughter, Jennifer Kay Soles, wait for the bus at the Wabash station on Oct. 31, 1993. "Are we going to the mall?" asked Jennifer. "No, not today, we're just going home," said Soles.

Negro League Baseball commemorative stamps

Negro League Baseball commemorative stamps are displayed following a ceremony at the Negro League Museum on Thursday in Kansas City.

Statue of pitcher Satchel Paige

A statue of famed pitcher Satchel Paige stands in the middle of a ceremony at the Negro League Museum on Thursday in Kansas City. Negro League Baseball commemorative stamps were dedicated during the ceremony.

Keeping cool

Around the world, people are looking for ways to beat the heat. Here, 3-year-old Branden Turner gets cool water poured on his face by his aunt, Jennifer Connor, at Kids Space in Huntsville, Ala., on Wednesday.

Heat wave in Europe

Women enjoy sun in Kolomenskoye Park in Moscow, Russia on July 15. A heat wave across much of Europe is causing crops to wither, forest fires to ignite and roads to melt.

Indistinguishable sludge in Louisiana parish

Oil on the coast of Plaquemines Parish, La., blends into the mud making it difficult to distinguish the difference.

Moonlight Hoops

Wale Aliyu, center, discusses strategy with team Buckingham, left to right, Zakaria El-Tayash, Saeed Hamed, Roman Trass, Carl Bivens, and Justin Seamon at Moonlight Hoops in Douglas Park on Tuesday, June 29, 2010. Aliyu coaches the team with friend Fuad Khaleel. The two organized the team from young men they play basketball with at the Armory. Buckingham won their game against The Beast that evening. Games are played on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings through July with a tournament in August.

Ride with Carl

Carl Edwards, right, rides with his friend Sam Russell, far left, for the third annual Ride with Carl for Sam, on Wednesday, July 14, 2010. The ride, which began at Walt’s Bicycle Fitness and Wilderness Co., followed the 8.9 mile MTK Nature and Fitness Trail, which runs from near downtown Columbia to McBaine. Approximately 60 bicycle enthusiasts participated in the event, which Edwards started to help raise money for his friend Russell, who was paralyzed from the waist down after he was involved in a mountain biking accident.

Riding on

Carl Edwards, right, rides with his friend Sam Russell, left, for the third annual Ride with Carl for Sam on Wednesday. The ride, which began at Walt's Bicycle Fitness and Wilderness Co., followed the 8.9 mile MTK Nature and Fitness Trail, which runs from near downtown Columbia to McBaine. Approximately 60 bicycle enthusiasts participated in the event that Edwards started to help raise money for his friend Russell, who was paralyzed from the waist down after he was involved in a mountain biking accident.

A stop along the MKT Trail

Carl Edwards stops along the MKT Trail during the third annual Ride with Carl for Sam on Wednesday.

Construction equipment wait to start work at school site

Construction machines sit on the new high school lot on East St. Charles Rd. on Tuesday, where the Columbia Public School District is opening up a new high school. The construction work is projected to be completed in 24 to 35 months.

Preparing for ground breaking

Derek Graupman, left, and Riley Phillips inspect a scraper at the new high school lot on East St. Charles Rd. on Tuesday, where the Columbia Public School District is opening up a new high school. The scraper is used to kick up dirt and level out the soil to get the correct elevation before the early stages of the construction begins. The ground breaking ceremony will be on Thursday.

Paxton Keeley students fill out surveys about lunches

Anne Billington, assistant Principal at Paxton Keeley Elementary School, hands out survey sheets as Katie Liu, 9, left, and Kaitilyn Townsend, 10, listen to the instructions. The school conducted a survey Wednesday on the beans and rice on the menu to find out what the students liked the most.

Locally grown foods being used at three Columbia elementary schools

Fresh fruit and vegetables wait to be served before lunchtime at Paxton Keeley Elementary School on Wednesday.

Superintendent joins students for lunch

Chris Belcher, Superintendent of Columbia Public Schools, joins Micaiah Rice, left, and Adrienne Smith for lunch on Wednesday. Paxton Keeley is one of the three schools in Columbia to supplement a new pilot lunch program that uses locally grown foods with rice and beans.

Paxton Keeley bringing local food to school lunches

From right, Vanduh Lian, 8, Bryce Kohrs, 7, Chiara Gordon, 7, and Morgan Carby, 7, fill their plates with lunch as Sergio Turner provides assistance at Paxton Keeley Elementary School on Wednesday.

Persian arms exhibit on display at MU's Museum of Anthropology

The "Persian Arms and Armor: A Hero's Tradition" exhibit is on display at the Museum of Anthropology at MU until July 30.

Museum of Anthropology's assistant curator creates displays

Jessica Boldt poses next to an exhibit of Persian arms and armor in the Museum of Anthropology at MU Wednesday.

Donating a house to Clyde Wilson Memorial Park

Paul Wallace shows the area near his house on Taylor Street that the East Campus Neighborhood Association is trying to raise money for so that it can be donated to the Clyde Wilson Memorial Park. "We want to maintain the naturalness of this area right in the middle of the city," Wallace said.
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