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Women audition in Columbia to be on 'America’s Next Top Model'

Lara Pence, 19, waits before her audition for the CW network television show "America's Next Top Model" on Saturday, July 19 in Columbia. The television show was holding a local casting call where women auditioned for three local judges, and the winner will receive a guaranteed interview with the show's official casting director in either Chicago or New York.

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Women lined up Saturday, July 19, at Columbia's Holiday Inn Executive Center for a chance to audition for "America's Next Top Model."

Garbage truck catches fire on way to landfill

Columbia firefighters were called to 4501 Paris Road, near U.S. 63, at 1:44 p.m. where they found heavy flames coming from this garbage truck’s cargo portion, according to a news release. The fire was later extinguished.

Parade kicks off week of Boone County Fair events

Aija Calewell, 3, collects candy thrown from the floats at the Boone County Fair Parade on Saturday.

Oddly-named kickball teams compete in Show-Me State Games

Don Lawrence catches the ball during the kickball event at the Show-Me State Games on Saturday at Rock Bridge High School. Lawrence's team, The Runs, lost their game, 14-1, to the team Chuck Norris's Left Foot.

Missouri Revolution take field for Columbia

"It was kind of luck," says pitcher Tiffany Urwiler of how she ended up with the Missouri Revolution. One of her teammates is catcher Sammi Bell.

Young volunteer pitches in at Show-Me State Games

Ashleigh McKinley rolls up her sleeves as she returns to the judging table after using her pool noodle to alert the referee of the time. The 8-year-old volunteered for the "noodler" position to have something to do while her brother wrestled.

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Janice Ellis looks over a copy of Rise Up while at her office in Kansas City. She started Rise Up to ignite a new national conversation about race.

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Lara Pence, 19, waits before her audition for the CW network television show "American's Next Top Model" on Saturday at the Holiday Inn in Columbia. The television show was holding a local casting call where girls auditioned in front of three judges. The winner will receive a guaranteed interview with the show's official casting director in either Chicago or New York.

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Chere Wright, 18, fills out an application before auditioning for the television show "America's Next Top Model" on Saturday at the Holiday Inn in Columbia. The show held an opening casting call and each girl auditioning had to complete a 15-page application which included questions such as "What are you most ashamed of?" and "How do you deal with someone who intimidates you?"

Want to see a 4-H/FFA dog show? Sit. Stay.

Candace Decker and her bulldog, Smedley, won second place in showmanship at the 4-H/Boone County Fair Dog Show.

K.C. publication aims to provide consistency in covering race and ethnicity

Janice Ellis looks over a copy of RiseUp while at her office in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, July 8, 2008. She started RiseUp to ignite a new national conversation about race.

Chiropractor aims to finish 100 triathlons in 100 days

"My muscles are a little fatigued," John Curtin said. "But I'm not sore and have had no injuries so far."

Primary Primer: Tom Schauwecker, Boone County’s Tax Man

Boone County Assessor candidate Tom Schauwecker speaks to the crowd during the Boone County Democrat Days at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Schauwecker, 54, has been Boone County's assessor since 1989.

Returning to the earth

Sugar Creek Cemetery sits across the street from Green Acres, a planned green cemetery west of Columbia off Route UU.

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The site of Green Acres, a cemetery that will use only green burial methods, is slated to have pathways cleared and a cremation pavilion built by September.

Five elementary schools to get energy-efficient heating and cooling systems

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Bill Goddard, left, and Chuck Worstell operate Pushing Up Daisies, a natural burial cemetery marketing company.

Go fish! Philips Lake is now open to anglers

Jesse Curry of Columbia reels in a bluegill while fishing on Philips Lake in Columbia on Friday morning. Curry and his fishing buddy, Woody Woodard, were the second to put a boat on the water after the lake had officially opened to the public for fishing at 7 a.m.

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Jesse Curry reels in a bluegill while fishing Friday morning on Philips Lake. Curry and his fishing buddy, Woody Woodard, were the second boat on the water after the lake had officially opened to the public for fishing at 7 a.m.
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