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MU volleyball's Lindsey Petrick

Lindsey Petrick, a freshman middle blocker for the Missouri volleyball team, isn't likely to play much Wednesday night against Kansas, but she is more excited than usual about the match, a fundraiser for breast cancer research. Petrick's grandmother is a breast cancer survivor.

Furman vs. Presbyterian football

Furman's Adam Mims, left, is tries to escape Presbyterian defender Bo Tribble on Sept. 5 at Paladin Stadium in Greenville, S.C.

Jerry Wade to run for mayor in 2010

Fourth Ward Candidate Jerry Wade asks Fourth Ward resident Kelly Carney for her support as Wade goes door-to-door on Bourn St. handing out literature and speaking to residents on March 10, 2007. Wade announced he will run for mayor in 2010.

Pink shoelaces

Pink was the popular color at Monday night's game between Hickman and Rock Bridge. Both teams wore pink in the form of shoelaces, socks and hair bands in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Taking to the court

Rock Bridge senior Lizzie Frericks high fives her teammates as the starters are announced. Rock Bridge players wore pink breast cancer awareness warm-up shirts before the game began.

Leaping Bruins

Rock Bridge players, in black, from left to right, Shelby Ringdahl, Caitlyn Beck and Lizzie Frericks all leap to block a spike from Hickman's Danielle Christian, center, during Monday's game at Rock Bridge.

Firefighters spread absorbent material

Capt. Tom Putnam puts an absorbent material on the surface of Highway 124 on Monday. "Fluids make the road slick, especially oil and antifreeze," Putnam said. "Wouldn't want another wreck."

Firefighters watch wreck cleanup

Lt. Chris Roberts and Capt. John Timmermann of the Boone County Fire Protection District in Harrisburg watch a wreck being cleaned up Monday near Harrisburg.

Patrick Swayze dies

Actor Patrick Swayze died Monday, Sept. 14, 2009, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 57.

Kansas State held in check

Kansas State running back Daniel Thomas (8) is brought down by Louisiana-Lafayette defenders Grant Fleming (47) and Jordan Topp. The Wildcats' offense did not score until the fourth quarter.

Houston upends Oklahoma State

Houston quarterback Case Keenum signals a touchdown during Saturday's upset win against No. 5 Oklahoma State.

Loading hay bales at ecovillage

Tao Weilundemo, left, loads a hay bale during the construction of a community center, made of hay, at the Plan B Ecovillage. Weilundemo, who founded the ecovillage with Elizabeth Stanfill, is building the ecovillage on land that his family owns near Fulton.

Taking a break at ecovillage

Justin Garnett of Fulton takes a break after straightening an outer wall of a community center, made of hay bales, at the Plan B Ecovillage near Fulton.

Straightening hay bales at ecovillage

Justin Garnett of Fulton pauses to examine the straightness of an outer wall of a community center, made of hay bales, at the Plan B Ecovillage near Fulton. Garnett used a hand-built hammer to straighten out the bales.

Protecting hay at ecovillage

Tao Weilundemo, co-founder of the Plan B Ecovillage, stacks up unused hay bales to protect them from the elements at the ecovillage.

Constructing an ecovillage community center

Elizabeth Stanfill climbs down to take a break while constructing a community center, made of hay bales, at the Plan B Ecovillage near Fulton.

Stuffing straw at ecovillage

Elizabeth Stanfill, a co-founder of the Plan B Ecovillage, stuffs loose straw between the cracks of larger hay bales used to construct a community center at the Plan B Ecovillage near Fulton.

Window construction at ecovillage

Tao Weilundemo constructs a window frame at the Plan B Ecovillage. Weilundemo, who founded the ecovillage with Elizabeth Stanfill, is building it on land that his family owns near Fulton.

Pumping iron

Mandy Schick, a personal trainer of three years, watches her client, Andrew Bach do reps in the gym. Schick says she never wanted an office job and prefers to teach individuals about fitness. "I like building those relationships," she says. "When you are done training people they are very sincere about thanking you, and they really honestly feel like they got something out of it."

Waiting to workout

While waiting in the gym lobby Mandy Schick calls a client who is running late on Thursday. Schick's schedule as a personal trainer is largely determined by the needs of her clients. She works 40 hours in a typical work week. "I always have my watch on," Schick says.
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