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Defensive lineman Ziggy Hood trys to make a tackle during the game.

Earth Day focuses on practical solutions for creating a greener world

A woman sporting a mask and parasol fashioned from plants stands on Elm Street, dubbed Eco Avenue for the Earth Day Festival on Sunday.

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Pam Fuller, right, discusses buying a pin from Women's International League for Peace and Freedom with Therese Folsom at the Earth Day festival on Sunday. Fuller said she works with community gardens in Columbia and is a long-time environmentalist.

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Elizabeth Allemann, a family physician who is running for state Senate, stands under her tent at the Earth Day Festival on Sunday. Allemann, an advocate for women's and children's health, said that the recent municipal elections proved to her that progressive candidates can do well against seasoned incumbents.

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Jeremy Saurage of Deep Mud Farm in Callaway County sells organic nursery plants under a tent on Elm Street during the Earth Day Festival on Sunday.

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Dick Parker, left, wears a suit covered in plastic water bottles during the Earth Day Festival in an effort to educate people about the pollution caused by bottled water production. Parker, a retired professor and entrepreneur, was working in conjunction with the League of Women Voters to present information from a study completed by MU student Kevin Parrish.

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Farrah Littlepage, center, and fellow members of the BoCoMo Drumheads Medicine Show and Social Club perform a dance during the Earth Day Festival on Elm Street on Sunday.

Wii bowling tournament strikes against autism

Nicole Henry, left, and Jordan Roberts, right, clap for Duke Newsted, 6, after he bowls down a few pins in Jayden Roberts' Wii Bowling Tournament, organized to raise money for the Judevine Center for Autism.

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Duke Newsted, 6, swings the Wii remote behind his hip as he prepares to release the button that triggers the dropping of the virtual bowling ball.

Walk-on earns his keep for Missouri baseball team

While he hoped to play as the team's catcher, Missouri's Dan Pietroburgo is still considered part of the team by his fellow players and coaches.

Tractor-trailer crash kills two

Firefighters with the Boone County Fire Protection District work to extricate the driver of a tractor-trailer that overturned along Interstate 70 near the 136 mile marker near Millersburg.

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Firefighters worked for 35 minutes to remove the driver of a tractor-trailer that overturned Friday along Interstate 70 near Millersburg, but paramedics could not revive him. A second victim was then removed and also died at the scene.

Stephens College goes green

Lindsey Weber, a senior at Stephens College, has led the campaign to save energy and recycle around campus. Signs by the light switches, switching to CFL lightbulbs, keeping hallway lights off in the dorms and promoting recycling are all results of cumulative efforts.

Demolition of Guitar house makes way for shopping center

The Civil War-era Guitar house, prior to being demolished in March.

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“I ran up the pasture and looked at the house, but there was no house. Equipment was moving, trucks were in a line, and the highway was shaking. In a matter of minutes, they were moving," said Colby Tinsley, who grew up next to the Guitar house.

MU vet school’s annual open house draws diverse crowd

Danny Raber, left, and Scott Morrison are accompanied by Bud the Dalmatian on the Budweiser Clydesdale cart that circled the MU College of Veterinary Medicine grounds during the college's open house on Saturday. Morrison travels with the Clydesdales all over the country and has been driving them for 13 years.

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Tony Hoard, a Purina Incredible Dog team trainer for two years, guides two-time world champion Rory Dean to catch a frisbee as part of the show during the MU College of Veterinary Medicine's open house on Saturday.

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Rory Dean, a two-time world champion acrobatic Australian Shepard, catches a frisbee thrown by his trainer, Tony Hoard, at the Purina Incredible Dog Show on Saturday, held during the MU College of Veterinary Medicine's open house.

'Objects of Affection' student art exhibit inspired by nostalgia

A detail from Forys' art piece "Out on a Limb." The exhibition's wistful desire for the past is influenced by Forys' late grandmother.

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Forys' artwork consists of mixed media. She creates paintings and cloth sculptures, rips them, and then fills them with sand and straw.
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