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U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, a 1975 MU alumna, speaks to the class of 2008 during her commencement address to the College of Arts and Science on Saturday afternoon at the Hearnes Center.

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Journalism graduates, from left, Olivia Pulsinelli, Maxine Springer and Kim Reishus pose for a picture before the School of Journalism's commencement ceremony Friday afternoon at Mizzou Arena.

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Honors graduates Christina Jenkins, center, and Marisa Wilson-Frails, right, laugh as they head on stage to receive their honor medals during the Honors Convocation on Saturday morning on the Francis Quadrangle.

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Graduates of the class of 2008 wave to friends and family from the floor, hug and chat on their cell phones before the College of Arts and Science's graduation ceremony Saturday afternoon at Hearnes Center.

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A crowd gathered on the steps of Jesse Hall watches the opening procession during the Honors Convocation on Saturday morning.

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Laurie Wittenbrink, center, hugs fellow journalism graduate Jenna Holster before the School of Journalism's commencement ceremonies Friday afternoon.

Thrift store touch ups

Barbara Brown paints a set of bookshelves at the Salvation Army Thrift Shop on Parkade Boulevard on Saturday morning. Brown volunteered to help get renovations started at the Salvation Army location, which will be closed Monday through June 2. Manager Chrissie Spivey said the store will be getting new floors and paint.

Missouri baseball clubs Nebraska again

Jacob Priday, who went 3-for-4 on the game, also stole second during Missouri's 22-9 win over Nebraska Saturday.

MU volunteers reach trauma victims worldwide

Cheryl Strickland, Tricia Marshall-Ferguson and Tanisha Hubbard experiment with art therapy at a therapy training session in New Orleans on March 7. The training was led by mental health professionals at MU's International Center for Psychosocial Trauma.

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Judith Milner describes to teachers and social workers in New Orleans the importance of support in leading group therapy.

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Wayne Anderson advises mental health professionals in New Orleans to take time out to care for themselves.

Minister’s retirement turns into second career as writer

The Rev. Emmanuel Hatzidakis delivers a brief message to the congregation following the evening service at St. Luke Greek Orthodox Church on Saturday, May 3, 2008.

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The Rev. Emmanuel Hatzidakis of St. Luke Greek Orthodox Church in Columbia sings a hymn during Vespers, or evening prayer service, on Saturday, May 3, 2008. Father Emmanuel wrote a book on the Divine Liturgy, a Greek Orthodox communion service, entitled "The Heavenly Banquet."

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The Rev. Emmanuel Hatzidakis reads from a liturgical text during the evening service, or Vespers, at St. Luke Greek Orthodox Church on Saturday, May 3, 2008.

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The Rev. Emmanuel Hatzidakis of St. Luke Greek Orthodox Church in Columbia sings a hymn during Vespers, or evening prayer service, on Saturday, May 3, 2008. Father Emmanuel wrote a book on the Divine Liturgy, a Greek Orthodox communion service, entitled "The Heavenly Banquet."

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The Rev. Emmanuel Hatzidakis reads from a liturgical text during the evening service, or Vespers, at St. Luke Greek Orthodox Church on Saturday, May 3, 2008.

USTA league lets women keep on serving and volleying

Kathie Lutz takes a break during her league doubles tennis match on May 13 at Cosmopolitan Park. Lutz and her partner, Belinda Masters, are part of a U.S. Tennis Association-sanctioned league for women that are 35 and older.

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Belinda Masters holds her racket in a ready position during one of her doubles tennis matches on May 13 at Cosmopolitan Park. Masters is part of a 35-and-older league that is sanctioned by the U.S. Tennis Association. This league has all different types of women and tennis skill sets. For instance, Masters is a Columbia teacher and heads the Columbia Public Schools Parents As Teachers group.

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Linda Robertson warms up on May 13 for her doubles match with her partner and the team they are playing against. The women who play in the USTA-sanctioned league are all 35 or older and play together every Tuesday, reporting scores and games to league officials in Springfield.

Breaking bread: The Eucharist

The Eucharist consists of port wine, which keeps fresh longer than other wines, bread, whole wheat or gluten-free wafers and can utilize red grape juice as a substitute for the wine. In addition, Calvary Episcopal Church and Sacred Heart Catholic Church both use a chalice during the Eucharist.
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