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Peter Byger of the Benton-Stephens neighborhood association crawls under some low-hanging limbs while cleaning up trash in Lions-Stephens Park in Columbia. "I wanna make sure I get all the way back here, it's like people use this place as their personal trash can," Byger said. About 15 volunteers were on hand Saturday morning to help remove trash and trim foliage in the park as part of the city's 12th annual Cleanup Columbia day.

Car enthusiasts showcase Corvettes at annual show

Dave Laney from Topeka, Kan., has owned several corvettes since his racing days in the 70s. He drove his 1965 Corvette Sting Ray convertible to Columbia on Saturday to be judged at the 14th Annual Corvette Cup.

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Dave Laney says he's got about 600 horse powers under his 1965 Corvette Convertible Sting Ray and can get up to 180 miles per hour. "It does about four and half miles per gallon," says Laney. "So you're not going to make a lot of long trips unless you stop at every other gas station."

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Michael LaCoste, second to right, and Alex Trumble, far right, act in an office while Daniel Willis shoots his short film, "Ups and Downs," on March 17. Willis said he plans to submit the film to the Silver Screen Film Festival.

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Missouri baseball fans bundled up for the Tiger's game against the Texas Longhorns on Friday. Many spectators even used blankets to stay warm in case their sweatshirts and coats weren't enough.

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Missouri quarterback and Heisman finalist Chase Daniel threw out the ceremonial first-pitch of the Tiger's game against the Texas Longhorns on Friday.

Priday, not Crow, makes history for Missouri baseball team

Missouri's Jacob Priday is congratulated by his teammates after hitting a three-run home run in the third inning of the Tiger's game against the Texas Longhorns on Friday. Priday hit four homers on the night, breaking the Big 12 Conference record, during the Tigers' 31-12 victory.

Columbia's aspiring young filmmakers emerge for student film festival

Kevin Kersting, left, and Ben Kaplan, right, battle mummies as part of their movie filming on March 9. The main fight scenes for the movie were filmed on the Francis Quadrangle on the MU campus.

Photos of the Week

The flower of a vinca plant blooms near 9th Street in downtown Columbia on Wednesday.

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17-month-old Emma Miller gets some help getting untangled from her kite from her mom, Megan Miller, at Kite Flying Day at Douglass Park in Columbia on Saturday. A lack of wind made getting a kite to stay airborne a little difficult, but it couldn't prevent dozens of children and their parents from enjoying a fun and relaxing day in the sun.

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George Wang, 3, runs to try to get his kite airborne at Kite Flying Day at Douglass Park in Columbia on Saturday.

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Ben Sharpe, 10, gets a little tangled while trying to get his kite off the ground at Kite Flying Day at Douglass Park on Saturday. "It's going pretty well, I could use a little more wind," Sharpe said.

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Caitlin Linas heads a ball during a game against the Milwakee Panthers Sunday morning at MU's Walton Stadium. The Tigers won the game 3-0; all the goals were scored during the second half.

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Missouri outfielder Kurt Calvert bunts the ball to center at the bottom of the sixth inning during the series finale with Oklahome State on Sunday.

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Missouri catcher Trevor Coleman attempts to tag Oklahoma State's Jordy Mercer during the seventh inning of the series finale at Taylor Stadium on Sunday.

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Rock Bridge outfielder Lonnie Hofmann catches a fly ball in centerfield during Wednesday's game against Hickman. Hickman won 6-4.

Kayakers take advantage of heavy rain

Wendell Coonce paddles down Bass Creek with friends on Thursday. All three kayakers have plenty of experience on creeks and rivers and don't recommend that amateurs attempt manuevering through dangerous flood waters.

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Bass Creek overflows onto a small private road off of Highway 63 on Thursday. These sorts of conditions make it very dangerous for drivers but are perfect launching points for experienced kayakers.

Benton-Stephens Resident Profile: Clare Adrian

Freelance writer Clare Adrian writes March 19 in her son's old bedroom at her home in the Benton-Stephens neighborhood.

Hickman tennis coach preaches finesse, not power

Junior Alex Turner, number three on the Hickman tennis team, works through a drill intended to increase the accuracy of his shots.
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