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Foreclosures closing in on mid-Missouri housing market

Dark clouds loom over the Boone County Courthouse just before a foreclosures auction on Feb.25.

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Two interested gentlemen, who declined to give their name, listen closely as Attorney Jim Powell conducts a foreclosure auction on the steps of the Boone County Courthouse on Feb.25.

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Realtor Greg Harmon checks out a foreclosed home in Columbia on April 21.

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Realtor Greg Harmon takes photographs of dampened and stained carpets and mice feces in a foreclosed home in Columbia on April 21.

Nine MU softball players honored by Big 12

While waiting for the Big 12 Conference Awards ceremony to begin, members of the Missouri softball team lounge in the grass Friday at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City.

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Missouri freshman Rhea Taylor accepts her award for being named to the all-conference first team. Taylor was also named Big 12 Freshman of the Year at the Big 12 Conference awards ceremony on Friday in Oklahoma City.

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China's Deputy General-Director of Narcotics Control Liu Yuejin is joined by John Walters, director of National DrugControl policy, right, U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey, center, and Mexico's Public Security Secretary Eduardo Medina Mora, as he signs a joint statement from the three countries pledging to cooperate in the continued fight against the manufacture and trafficking of methamphetamine, on Wednesday in St. Louis.

Swim site conflict opens debate over sport's video rights

Garrett McCaffrey posted a video on Floswimming.org that filmed a portion of a race during the Missouri Grand Prix in February. The video led to a suspension of his press credentials.

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Swimmers warm up in the diving pool next to the competitive pool at the MU Student Recreational complex during the Missouri Grand Prix on Feb. 16.

Refuse collectors unhappy with pay, work conditions

Charles Thompson works on his garbage collecting route in northern Columbia on May 2. A city employee for more than four years, Thompson is one of the leaders of a movement to get changes made to the work conditions for the city's solid waste division.

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Charles Thompson takes a break from his garbage collecting route in northern Columbia on May 2. A city employee for more than four years, Thompson is one of the leaders of a movement to get changes made to the work conditions for the city's solid waste division.

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Eric Lancaster, Jr., 2, dries off after playing at the Stephens Lake Park sprayground on Monday. The sprayground is a new addition to the park and opened to the public on May 1.

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Actor Barret Brooks walks off stage after rehearsing a scenefrom Shakespeare's "King Lear" on Tuesday evening at the Maplewood Barn Theater in Columbia. The community theater opens its production of "King Lear" this Friday and will run the show every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through May 25.

11-year-old is fast out of the blocks

Mikayla Logan, left, practices running 100m sprints at a track practice at Hickman High School. Last year, she finished fourth in the 200m race at the Hershey's Track and Field Meet North American finals.

Rock Bridge tennis team finishes regular season undefeated

Bruin Cole Cameron finished his season and likely his tennis career with an 8-1 victory over Fulton's Dylan Enderle.

Taylor leads MU softball team into Big 12 tournament

Missouri freshman Rhea Taylor set a Big 12 record for steals with 52 in her freshman year. She also led the Big 12 in runs, hits and batting average.

MU faculty members voice concerns over cuts

MU faculty listen to fellow faculty members as they share their opinions about MU's financial cuts on Thursday.

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Stephen Montgomery-Smith was of the five petition drafters who called for and attended the faculty meeting on Thursday.

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Michael Porter, a faculty member from the department of communication, participated in the faculty meeting to show his support, on Thursday.

Columbia residents learn to relax through yoga nidra

Ken McRae, co-owner of alleyCat Yoga on Cherry Street, demonstrates a typical position for Yoga Nidra before leading a session. Practitioners of Yoga Nidra usually use pillows, blankets and eye covers to reduce external stimuli and help induce complete relaxation.
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