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Cantwell wins silver

Christian Cantwell of the United States reacts as he competes in the final of the men's shot put during the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Cantwell came away with a silver medal.

Cantwell at the Olympics

Christian Cantwell, a native of Eldon and an MU graduate, advanced in the men's shot put at the Beijing Olympics. He will compete in the medal round on Friday.

Cantwell

Former Missouri shot-putter Christian Cantwell, show at the 2008 Olympic Trials, will compete in the finals in Beijing on Friday.

Intentional fires in Boone County graphic

Economy keeps families at home

Jenna Kagan, right, shares the family trampoline with sons Joey, 7, left, and Hunter, 6, center, as well as the family dog, Daisy, during a summer day at home in Maple Valley, Wash. Kagan said the uneasy economy has her family spending more time at home.

Blaine Gabbert watches an MU football drill

Blaine Gabbert, a freshman quarterback from Ballwin, Mo., watches a drill during Thursday morning's football practice at Faurot Field. Gabbert was sidelined with a shoulder strain.

Robert Steeples makes a catch at MU football practice

Freshman Robert Steeples makes a leaping catch during a receiving drill at Thursday morning's football practice on Faurot Field at MU.

New NCAA 40-second play clock rule

For the 2008 football season, NCAA officials are implementing a 40-second play clock that will aim to speed up games without affecting offensive output. The system, which is similar to what the NFL uses, will have a 40-second clock that begins when a ball is called dead by a referee.

Work continues at the Gans Road interchange

Construction crews work on the Gans Creek bridge over U.S. 63 on Monday. Construction on the project is expected to be completed sometime this fall.

Post office near airport

A colorful conveyor is ready for trays of mail in the post office near the airport.

Trays wait to be filled at airport post office

Trays waiting to be filled with mail sit waiting in the post office near the airport.

Airport post office

Trays waiting to be filled with mail sit waiting in the post office near the airport.

Brenda Ravenscraft works at the Skyline Cafe

Brenda Ravenscraft takes a break from work at the Skyline Cafe at Columbia Airport to talk to the reporter about her business.

Air traffic control at Columbia Regional Airport

Binoculars sit in the air traffic control tower at Columbia Regional Airport.

Mike Holowchik has been working with air traffic control for 11 years

Mike Holowchik, air traffic control manager, sits in the traffic control tower on a rainy Wednesday. Holowchik has been working with air traffic control for 11 years.

Business planes make use of Columbia Regional Airport

Business planes as well as personal aircraft make use of Columbia Regional Airport.

Air traffic control tower

The air traffic control tower at Columbia Regional Airport sits by itself across a field opposite the airport buildings.

Plane makes pit stop to refuel at Columbia Regional Airport

A plane makes a pit stop to refuel at Columbia Regional Airport.

Airport hangar

Recently added, the airplane hangar is much larger than the previous one.

Father checks plane before flying home with son

John Runzel checks his aircraft before flying home to Chicago after picking up his son Johnny from a business camp at MU.
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