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Harrisburg wins state basketball title

Harrisburg's Josh Taylor, top, leaps on teammate Mason Hardin after they defeated South Iron, left, in the Class 2 Championship game at the state basketball championships Saturday.

Nebraska spoils Missouri's hopes at Big 12 men's basketball tournament

Missouri guard J.T. Tiller tries to stop Nebraska's Jay-R Strowbridge during a fast break.

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Former Republican Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee signs copies of his book for fans after delivering the 2008 Schiffman Ethics in Society Lecture at Columbia College on Thursday.

Huckabee warns of nation's 'health crisis'

Former Republican Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee answers reporters' questions after delivering the 2008 Schiffman Ethics in Society Lecture at Columbia College on Thursday. While speaking with the reporters, he addressed topics such as a possible Vice-Presidential nomination and Chuck Norris's endorsement of his campaign.

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Former Republican Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee signs copies of his book for fans after delivering the 2008 Schiffman Ethics in Society Lecture at Columbia College on Thursday.

Historic home in downtown Columbia provides community for artists

Samuel Combs, the Holy Road Tours Union tour director, practices the piano in the music room at the Holy Road House. Combs is a singer-songwriter from Virginia who moved into the house to perfect his music.

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Michelle Grant (left) and Julian McFarland watch the performers during the expression session at the Holy Road House, Friday, March 7, 2008 in Columbia, Mo. Grant and McFarland play as the band, the Forealsies, and are one of the couples living at the House. They promote the expression sessions and the vision of the House in the community.

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Artists at the Holy Road House work on their projects in early March. From left are Bobby Johnson, Lindsey Walker and Michelle Grant.

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The Holy Road House serves as a boarding house for developing artists who need space to further explore their craft.

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The Holy Road House serves as a boarding house for developing artists who need space to further explore their craft. Founded by Lizzie West and her husband, Anthony Kieraldo, they created Holy Road Tours in 2006 and later that year purchased the house located at 214 St. Joseph St.

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An aerial image from the Boone County Assessor's Web site shows the neighborhood, with 308 McNab Drive outlined in blue.

One dead, two injured after explosion in East Campus neighborhood

Firefighters work to extinguish flames after the explosion at 308 McNab Drive.

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Flames engulf the remains of the house at 308 McNab Drive on Friday morning.

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Shortly after the explosion at 308 McNab Drive, the flames could be seen across neighboring yards.

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Merna Sneed, left, shown in a 2005 Missourian file photo from the Friends of the Columbia Public Library sale volunteered at the Columbia Public Library for more than 30 years. At right is Gay Hawley.

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Rescue efforts after an explosion on McNab Drive were hampered by the narrowness of the street.

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Rescue workers take Merna Sneed, 84, to an ambulance that took her to University Hospital. Sneed was found in a pile of debris in her backyard; she had been blown out of her house at 308 McNab Drive by an explosion. As of 1:08 p.m. Friday, she was in critical condition with severe burns over a large portion of her body.

Spill it: A conversation with Tom Schultz

Celtic musician Tom Schultz plays a bodhrán, a traditional Irish drum, during an informal performance at Kayotea in downtown Columbia. Schultz had the bodhrán custom made by a German drummaker he met a drum festival in Ireland.

Where to go to celebrate St Patrick’s Day

PHOTO GALLERY: Firefighters rescue woman from debris, flames of home

A firefighter calls for assistance on the scene of the house explosion in the East Campus neighborhood.
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