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Columbia residents held hands in prayer honoring Martin Luther King Jr. at the Annual Candlelight Walk and Celebration Monday evening at Douglass High School.

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Mary Ratliff, president of the Columbia NAACP, speaks during the Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebration Monday at the memorial in his honor on 800 S. Stadium Blvd. A motorcade departed from the MKT memorial for the Second Missionary Baptist Church on 407 E. Broadway where the congregation gathered in King's honor.

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The Rev. Debbie Turner and her assistant Ale' Cooper walk through the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on Monday before the celebration begins. The Rev. Turner is the associate minister for the Progressive Missionary Baptist Church and a jail minister at Boone County Jail for women.

Missouri Honor Medalist Lewine dies at age 86

Frances Lewine received the Missouri School of Journalism's Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism in October 2007.

Finding faith through family

Rachel Shenker, left, sits with her family; from left, mom, Debbie; brother, Ben; and dad, Joel, before the weekly Shabbat service at the synagogue of Congregation Beth Shalom on Friday, November 30, 2007. Rachel was born to a non-Jewish mother and adopted by Joel and Debbie as a baby.

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Despite being born to non-Jewish parents, Rachel Shenker says her identity has always been that of a Jew.

Advocate finds a new way to help the homeless in mid-Missouri

Montana Gross, left, and her daughter Sky pose on Friday afternoon at their house in Hallsville near a donation box that they built for the project Let No Citizen Be Left Behind.

Popular view of Martin Luther King Jr. ignores his complexity

Martin Luther King Jr. acknowledges the crowd at the Lincoln Memorial for his "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington, D.C., on Aug. 28, 1963. Nearly 40 years after his assassination in April 1968, after the deaths of his wife and others who knew both the man and what he stood for, some say King is facing the same fate that has befallen many a historical figure — being frozen in a moment in time that ignores the full complexity of the man and his message.

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The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. challenged issues such as poverty and militarism on issues, and as a result, he lost the support of many newspapers and magazines, and his relationship with the White House had suffered, said Harvard Sitkoff, a professor of history at the University of New Hampshire.

Marable’s big finish lifts MU wrestling team

The referee signals a victory for Missouri’s Nick Marable in an overtime match at 165 pounds.

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KU forward Darrell Arthur scores on MU guard Matt Lawrence at Mizzou Arena.

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MU Tigers guard Matt Lawrence reacts to an intentional fault decision against him by one of the referees on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.

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MU Tigers Forward DeMarre Carroll attempts to score over KU's Sasha Kaun.

Kansas wears down MU men’s basketball team

KU forward Darrell Arthur scores on MU Tigers guard Matt Lawrence.

MU-KU Photo Gallery

Kansas forward Sasha Kaun dunks in the second half as Missouri's student section looks on.

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Late in the second half, Keon Lawrence and Leo Lyons react as Kansas begins to pull away.

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Missouri forward DeMarre Carroll is blocked out by Kansas' Darnell Jackson in the first half of MU's 76-70 loss to Kansas. Carroll finished the night with five points and 12 rebounds.

Musical Restoration

Pieces were missing or damaged when Jerry Deck began rebuilding the Kimball reed organ one year ago, so he crafted many of the wooden pieces himself.

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Deck arranges unused organ reeds according to size to show how he sorted the 66 reeds—two per note—one year ago when the organ pieces arrived for him to begin the complete rebuild of a Kimball reed organ made in 1881.

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While building a Kimball reed organ on his own this past year, Deck crafted some of the oak wood pieces himself and replaced the damaged keys with others from an organ of the same make and model, cutting and shaping the keyframes to fit. Deck has been a piano technician for 17 years.
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