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Rendering of finished historic Boone home

This is a sketch of what the city is hoping that the J.W. "Blind" Boone home will look like when all of the renovations are complete. Preliminary renovation of the house began in 2002 with the removal of the aluminum siding and other nonhistoric additions made over the years.

Selene Marquez hugs her cousin during her quinceanara

Selene Marquez hugs her 6-year-old cousin Debany during her quinceanara reception party on Saturday. Selene, originally from Mexico, celebrated her 15th birthday, known as a quinceanera, in Columbia. The term refers to the celebrant, and the celebration carries religious significance for Spanish-speaking Roman Catholics.

Selene Marquez at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church for her quinceanera

Selene Marquez at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Saturday during the celebration of her quinceanera.

Selene Marquez arrives at Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Selene Marquez arrives at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Saturday for her quinceanera.

Selene Marquez offers flowers to Mary at Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Selene Marquez offers flowers to Mary at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Saturday during the celebration of her quinceanera, her 15th birthday.

Debany Ramirez at her cousin's quinceanera reception party

Six-year-old Debany Ramirez walks past balloons during her cousin's quinceanera reception party on Saturday.

Angela Davis speaks at Jesse Auditorium

Angela Davis talks about the differences between human and civil rights at MU's Jesse Auditorium on Thursday. Davis, a social justice activist, was invited to speak about human rights and dignity.

'New Beach Scene'

"New Beach Scene" is one of the paintings exhibited by Ming Zhou at Orr Street Studios.

'Eating with a Fork'

"Eating With A Fork" is part of artist Ming Zhou's display at Orr Street Studios.

'Good Taste'

"Good Taste" is one of the paintings displayed by Ming Zhou at Orr Street Studios through May 15.

Ming Zhou celebrates at Orr Street Studios

Ming Zhou, right, interacts with Dennis Murphy during the inauguration of her paintings at Orr Street Studios on Friday. Zhou said the paintings are her critique of China's new middle class, which she feels is mimicking the West and paying no attention to the spiritual aspects of traditional Chinese culture.

From Rock Bridge to Rwanda

Rock Bridge golfer Tyler Kolb, far left in second row, traveled to Rwanda with Kanakuk, a Christian athletic camp. While there, he learned first hand about the devastation still remaining from the 1994 Rwandan Genocide.

Levin leads Hickman tennis

Hickman junior Ben Levin returns a serve during a practice session at Cosmo Park on April 8, 2009. Levin is the No. 1 singles player for the Kewpies this year.

Missouri baseball player Aaron Senne runs the bases

Missouri's Aaron Senne rounds the bases in Wednesday's 20-5 victory.

Willie Smith Probable Cause State

Hickman celebrates Kewpie centennial

Kewpie dolls behind them, senior Diego Brown, juniors Candace Hayes and Ashley Atkinson eat lunch at Hickman High School on April 2, 2009.

Guarding Afghanistan

An unidentified soldier carries an assault rifle on a street in Afghanistan.

Tricia Bhatia

Tricia Bhatia of Medway, Mass., stands in front of a drawing of her brother, Michael Bhatia, at the family's home in Medway.

Afghanistani stands guard

A man stands with an assault rifle on a street in Afghanistan. Michael Bhatia, who took this photograph, was killed in the area of Khost, Afghanistan, in May 2008 while working for the Human Terrain System program.

Contractor Bhatia

Personal effects once belonging to Michael Bhatia are seen in the Bhatia family home in Medway, Mass. Bhatia, an academic, was killed in Afghanistan in May 2008 while working for the Human Terrain System program. The personal effects, including a notebook with entries from Afghanistan, background, and two identification patches, were sent to the Bhatia family by the U.S. Military following Bhatia's death.
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