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J.D. King poses in front of some of his paintings.

J.D. King poses in front of some of his paintings.

J.D. King touches up a painting.

J.D. King touches up one of his paintings in his home.

Ready for new use

Gina Bartholmey's hair is cut and shaved at Stephens Lake Park on Sunday. Her hair will be donated to Locks of Love, and money raised for the shaving event will all be donated to the local chapter of the Dream Factory, an organization that grants wishes to critically ill children.

All gone

Gina Bartholmey with the Boone County Fire Protection District, gets her head shaved at Stephens Lake Park on Sunday.

A lot off the sides

Danny Spry with the Columbia Fire Department gets his head shaved by Dana Ivy at Stephens Lake Park on Sunday.

More than a trim

Six-year-old T.J. Ennis gets his head shaved by Dana Ivy at Stephens Lake Park on Sunday. Ennis raised the most money, $1,400, of all the participants for the local chapter of the Dream Factory, an organization that grants wishes to critically ill children.

Cohen testifies on Capitol Hill

In this May 22, 2008 file photo, Homeland Security Undersecretary Jay Cohen, right, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cohen swept aside evaluations of government experts to include the Mississippi site among five finalists for the new lab.

Bleu Restaurant to open soon

Bleu Restaurant is set to open in late August.

Room 38 to open soon

Room 38 is on the corner of Eighth and Walnut streets.

The Rome opens

The Rome, located at 114 S. Ninth St., former site of Columbia Billiards, opened July 26. The family-style Italian restaurant is co-owned by Cory Hodapp and Dan Kolace.

Into the Devil's Ice Box

The group descends the stairs to the Devil's Ice Box at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. Once at the bottom, the canoes were placed into the shallow water, and participants carefully paddled into the cave system.

Canoes at Devil's Ice Box

Matthew Hodges, left, and Tiffany Corely rest on their way to the Devil's Ice Box at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. Once at the cave, the canoes were placed into the shallow water, and participants carefully paddled into the cave system.

Cave spelunking

Matthew Hodges, left, packs his canoe with gear as Dustin Stark (yellow helmet) and J.C. Feger, right, wait their turn to enter into the Devil's Ice Box at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park.

Kristen Alvey

Kirsten Alvey, center, prepares to carry her canoe to the Devil's Ice Box.

Akara Ingram works with local teens

Akara Ingram, a life skills coordinator for the Boys and Girls Club of Columbia and a public health graduate student at MU, gives a condom demonstration at the Armory Sports and Community Center on Saturday. Ingram gives presentations and workshops on sexual health, STD transmission and healthy decision-making.

C-SPAN bus from the inside

Tamra Robinson, a marketing representative for C-SPAN, gives a tour of the C-SPAN bus Friday afternoon at the Holiday Inn Exposition Center.

C-SPAN bus from the outside

The C-SPAN bus visits stops by the the Holiday Inn Exposition Center on Friday Afternoon.

Higher bus fares proposed

Mary Shelley waits for her bus at the Wabash station on Saturday. Shelley said it would be very difficult for her if bus fares were increased.

Joyce McKinney

In this Aug. 5 file photo, Bernann McKinney holds one of five cloned pit bull puppies during her first meeting with them at the Seoul National University Hospital for Animals in Seoul, South Korea.

Special Olympics at Expo Center

Debroah Bjorklund, left, helps her daughter, Amanda, make a bead necklace at the Special Olympics in the Holiday Inn Expo Center on Saturday.
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