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Brown of the RiverCity Rage

Former Missouri safety Pig Brown spent this season playing for the River City Rage of the Indoor Football League. Brown received an invitation to attend the Green Bay Packers' minicamp this weekend to try out for a roster spot.

A man of many roles

Brian Coley is the owner-chef of Coley's American Bistro. Coley, a 23-year-old MU graduate, takes on several roles at the bistro, including chef, manager, owner and even dish washer. Coley said he sees the main attraction of the restaurant to be a mix between the food and the ambiance. Coley's American Bistro is located at 15 S. Sixth St. in the District.

Free and clear: The salvation of Josh Kezer

Convicted in 1994 for the murder of a 19-year-old nursing student, Josh Kezer's exoneration two months ago was only the second part of what he considers his salvation.

Hickman track coach Stewart Johnson

Stewart Johnson, left, the jumps coach for the Hickman track and field team, checks junior Alicia Wagner's form during practice.

Garage sale

A box of action figures awaits a potential customer next to Jeanie Musc in her front yard off of West Way in southwestern Columbia. Jeanie and her husband, Victor, had a garage sale on Saturday in effort to jump-start some spring cleaning.

Humane society wins million-dollar makeover

On Monday, the Central Missouri Humane Society announced the organization's first-place win in the Zootoo.com makeover contest. The winners are given up to $1 million in goods, services and cash. The campaign began after two 13-year-old students from Columbia Catholic School, Amanda Huhman and Libby Burkes, expressed interest in entering the shelter in the contest. The Humane Society came away from the national contest with first place, despite the fact that it was entered four months into the contest.

Students honored for commitment in humane society makeover campaign

Patty Forister, the executive director of the Central Missouri Humane Society, right, congratulates Columbia Catholic School students Libby Burkes, left, and Amanda Huhman, center, for their dedication and enthusiasm in the humane society's campaign for a million-dollar makeover from Zootoo.com. Specific plans for the makeover have not yet begun, but a wish list has been compiled, which includes more space in the shelter for cats and kittens to roam and play.

Firefighters respond to T-bone accident

Firefighters with the Boone County Fire District responded to the accident just before 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Two cars T-bone at intersection of U.S. 63 and state Highway CC

Four people were injured in a T-bone accident at the intersection of U.S. 63 and state Highway CC on Saturday afternoon, according to a Boone County Fire Protection District news release.

T-Bone crash injures four

A red 1993 Chevy pickup truck was struck on its passenger side by a black 2005 Jaguar while crossing U.S. 63 on Highway CC westbound on Saturday afternoon.

Flowers find a new pot

A toilet serves as a flower pot at the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture garden, located at the intersection of Ash Street and St. Joseph Street in Columbia. The garden is nourished by compost collected by members of the Mizzou class "Sustainable Development in Downtown Columbia."

Edwards sprints across finish

Carl Edwards runs to the finish line.

Carl Edwards leaves flaming car

Carl Edwards climbs out of his car after crashing.

The initial bump

Carl Edwards (99) and Brad Keselowski collide on the final lap.

Debris breaks off Edwards car

Carl Edwards's car leaves a trail of debris after it went airborne and hit the catch fencing.

Edwards car in flight

Carl Edwards flips into the catch fence.

After bump, Edwards flys

Ryan Newman (39) and Dale Earnhardt Jr. drive by Carl Edwards on the final lap. "Talladega is short for 'We're going to crash, we just don't know when,'" said Newman, the third-place finisher. "We saw (an airborne car) two times this weekend, so maybe we need to look at things that keep the car down on the ground."

Edwards car crashed into a fence

Of the crash, Edwards said, "I'm glad the car didn't go up in the grandstands. I saw some fencing at one point and that made me a little bit nervous. I don't know if I could live with myself if I ended up in the grandstands."

Edwards out of control

Carl Edwards (99) goes airborne after crashing with Ryan Newman, rear, and Brad Keselowski on the final lap.

Students learn about plant growth in class

Mitch Tucker, left, examines asparagus growth with instructor Bobby Johnson during the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture's open house Sunday. The Center assists with a demonstration garden, cultivated and monitored by Johnson's students from his class, "Sustainable Development in Downtown Columbia."
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