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Boone Industrial Boulevard is a road in the northern part of Boone County that is used mainly by tractor-trailer and delivery trucks. It was built in the 1970s. Recently, the county began work to replace pavement that has become rough and cracked. The county uses numbers on construction projects to mark the areas of a road where it will be doing work.

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A large puddle splashes onto the sidewalk in front of Hickman High School after sporadic thunderstorms on Monday.

School board approves northeast site for new high school

David Bennett, Vice President of Engineering Surveys and Services, speaks at the Columbia School Board meeting regarding the site for the third comprehensive high school on Monday. To the right, John McCormick, a member of the High School Site Evaluation Committee, and Barbara McCormick listen attentively. "We should choose a site that best serves the students," said John McCormick, adding that it needs to instill a sense of community while at the same time not waste any resources.

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While Sara Chant turns her back to boil water for coffee, Alexander gracefully leaps up to the kitchen faucet to take advantage of the running water. "When 'Xander (short for Alexander) and I moved to Texas for a year, he decided he would only drink fresh water. And I mean fresh. He went on a water strike," she said. "On the few occasions I would leave him alone at home, I would have to leave the water running for him. He just wouldn't drink water that had been sitting in a bowl."

Philosophy and Alexander the Great

Sara Chant holds a "doggiecino" for her Great Dane Alexander outside of Starbucks on Ninth Street. The "doggiecino" is actually pure whipped cream in a cup, and it's a special treat he gets a few times a week. "They know him by name inside (Starbucks)," said Chant. "If we drive by a Starbucks without stopping, he'll start to whine in the car."

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While Sara Chant lectures about arguments from design in her Introduction to Philosophy class, Alexander keeps an eye on the 235 students in the room. "Alexander has taught with me at Florida State and Texas Tech. The students really enjoy having him in class, and sometimes I'll get in trouble if I don't bring him," she said. One of her students met her for office hours a few weeks ago, and was surprised to see Alexander by her side at the office as well. The student asked if 'Xander had separation anxiety. "No, I do," she answered.

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Alexander wanders up and down the aisles between seats in Sara Chant's Introduction to Philosophy course. Students will often give him a pat on the head and take notes at the same time.

Celebration honors veterans past, present and future

Army ROTC Cadet Second Lieutenant Caleb Riggs stands at attention in front of his platoon during the the 22nd annual Veteran's Day Ceremony at the Boone County Courthouse on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007 in Columbia.

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Army ROTC Cadet Second Lieutenant Ryan Clearwater advises the members of his platoon to check that their cell phones and pagers are turned off before the start of the 22nd annual Veteran's Day Parade. The parade began at the MU Francis Quadrangle and proceeded up 8th Street to the Boone County Courthouse.

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Members of the University of Missouri ROTC Army, Navy, and Airforce Color Guards walk through the university gate from Francis Quadrangle during the 22nd annual Veteran's Day parade. The parade began at 10:40 a.m. and proceeded up 8th Street, ending at the Boone County Courthouse.

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Benjamin Walters, left, and Paolo Angeles march in front of the Veterans Memorial at the Boone County Courthouse. This was the 22nd Annual Veterans Day Vigil, and cadets kept watch over the memorial for 24 hours, from 11:11 a.m. on Saturday, November 10 to 11:11 a.m. on Sunday, November 11th.

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"It was humbling," said Jennifer Gruening, 19, cadet third class of the MU ROTC, after taking her turn at the 22nd Annual Veterans Day Vigil in front of the Boone County Courthouse. Cadets kept a 24-hour vigil, working in pairs and marching silently in front of the Veterans Memorial. Every hour a cadet honored ROTC alumni serving in active duty by reading their names aloud from a podium in front of the courthouse.
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