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Boone Hospital Center staying on top with new Spine Center

A plastic model of a spine welcomes patients to the check-in desk at the new Spine Center on the fifth floor of Boone Hospital Center.

Engineering week carries on tradition

Matthew Cozad and Emily Gogel escort "St. Patrick" as they exit the 102nd annual knighting ceremony as fellow knights do the traditional grand kow-tow on the shamrock between Lafferre and Switzler Halls at MU on Friday. The knighting ceremony is one of the oldest traditions at MU and of E-week. The grand kow-tow started as a tradition with St. Patrick's first visit to campus in 1905. It is done in reverence and respect for the great patron saint.

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MU Chancellor Brady Deaton is knighted by St. Patrick as an honorary knight as he kisses the sacred Blarney Stone at the 102nd annual knighting ceremony on the shamrock between Lafferre and Switzler Halls at MU on Friday.

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Amy Conick is knighted by St. Patrick as she kisses the sacred Blarney Stone at the 102nd annual knighting ceremony on the shamrock between Lafferre and Switzler Halls at MU on Friday. The Knighting Ceremony is one of the oldest traditions at MU and of engineering week. The tradition is held as a way to honor the achievements of engineer seniors.

Hindu Temple celebrates its anniversary

Parveen Manchanda, right, and Varsha Pherwani socialize at the "We Can Make a Difference" banquet celebrating the second anniversary of the Hindu Temple and Community Center at the Courtyard by Marriot Friday.

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Mario Manzinni does magic tricks at the "We Can Make a Difference" banquet celebrating the second anniversary of the Hindu Temple and Community Center.

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Mario Manzinni does magic tricks to celebrate the second anniversary of the Hindu Temple and Community Center.

Sneed family salvages mementos after explosion

Dan Kelly, son-in-law of Carl and Merna Sneed, examines a pair of old gloves found at the scene of the house explosion on McNab Drive. Kelly, from San Francisco, was sifting through the remains of the house with two other family members of the Sneed's.

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A bouquet of flowers sits outside the remains of Carl and Merna Sneed's house at 308 McNab Drive on Saturday afternoon.

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.
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