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CARE program comes together at new Orr Street location

From left, members of CARE Gallery Kiana Nason, Stellan Harris and Lauren Sapp plan activities for Lunch in the Park, where they will be painting faces, assembling pinwheels, and making buttons with younger kids. CARE employs people ages 14 to 18 for the summer. "I like it," Oz Terrell said. "I'm only 15, so it's hard to get a job anywhere else."

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Members of CARE Gallery Kathleen "Kitty" Wininger and Stellan Harris practice face painting for their upcoming participation with Lunch in the Park, where they will be painting faces, assembling pinwheels and making buttons with younger kids

First da Vinci surgical robot in mid-Missouri arrives at Columbia Regional Hospital

Scott Troxel, urologist, left, and Jonathan Thomas, obstetrics and gynecology surgeon, with the da Vinci surgical robot. The robot lessens recovery time for minimally invasive surgery patients.

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Phil Groeschel, right, from the MU theatre department, works with Imuetiyan Eke, center, and Brandon Lor from the Kauffman Scholars Program in leadership building activities at Eckles Hall on Monday. The Kauffman Scholars Program is an after-school program preparing low-income students for college.

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Phil Groeschel, from the MU theatre department, leads a group of students from the Kauffman Scholars Program in leadership building activities at Eckles Hall on Monday. One aspect of the program requires students to visit colleges during the summer so that they can see what options are available to them.

College preparation program stresses early start on road to degree

Middle school and high school students from Kansas City visited MU on Monday to participate in various leadership programs. The students came to MU as participants in the Kauffman Scholars Program, which helps underprivileged seventh- though 12th-graders prepare for college.

Fire at MU Power Plant stamped out quickly

Columbia firefighters dump debris onto Fifth Street outside of the MU Power Plant on Wednesday evening. A fire broke out in a server room in the southeast corner of the plant but was quickly contained by officials who got the call at 5:47 p.m.

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Ten fire trucks sit outside the MU Power Plant to investigate a fire that broke out Wednesday evening. The fire, which was started by welders working on a valve pipe on Stewart Road, was quickly contained in the server room where it broke out.

Douglass’ Boone signs to play Moberly basketball

Douglass High School basketball player Landon Boone during a practice session Feb. 18 at Columbia College.

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Allen McCarter pins up papers with participants' reflections during the ex-offender simulation at Smithton Middle School on Friday, June 6, 2008. The program was designed to give participants a first-hand experience of the hardships ex-offenders face in their communities.

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Allen McCarter pins up papers with participants' reflections during the ex-offender simulation at Smithton Middle School on Friday. The program was designed to give participants a first-hand experience of the hardships ex-offenders face in their communities.

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While simulating being an ex-offender, Mia Ferrell, left, discusses her lack of options with Danny O'Farrell, right, who is acting as a prison worker during the ex-offender simulation at Smithton Middle School on Friday.

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Scott Searles examines his resource cards during the ex-offender simulation at Smithton Middle School on Friday. Participants traded the cards for simulated services.

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Three or four men entered this house on Pimlico Drive early Tuesday morning. The men demanded money and property from the occupants and shot Nathaniel Bentley, 22, in the head.

Calming horse racing controversy

Track workers try to hold down Eight Belles after the filly crossed the finish line and collapsed with two broken ankles during the Kentucky Derby.

Major flooding in Boone County unlikely this week

Gary Fowler, a deckhand on the Mark Twain riverboat, points to flood waters creeping up the ramp leading to the tour boat Tuesday in Hannibal. Several towns along the Mississippi River are bracing for flooding that forecasters say could reach near the record levels of 1993.

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Nina Moini, 19, greets incoming freshmen at the MU summer welcome on Tuesday. Freshmen were divided into smaller groups; Moini's group of incoming freshmen was called the "Nina Nina's Ballerinas."

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Ellie Schamel, left, and her mom Gail Schamel enjoy ice cream at the ice cream social held Tuesday. The social was part of summer welcome at MU.

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Summer Welcome leaders sing the Mizzou fight song to a group of incoming freshmen at the Summer Welcome Spirit Rally on Tuesday.

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Taylor Drennan drags the Rainbow baseball fields in Cosmo Park on Tuesday. The idea is to turn up the topsoil and expose the layers of dirt below which allow the field to dry faster. Drennan had previously attempted to plow another field until he got stuck and couldn't get towed out. “If the four-wheelers are getting stuck like this, it’s too wet to let anyone play on the field,” Drennan said.
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