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Columbia parking attendant checks in at garage

Columbia parking enforcement agent Kathy Hamilton prepares to print a list of occupied parking spaces at the Sixth and Cherry Street parking garage on Tuesday.

Motorist narrowly avoids ticket for expired meter

A motorist drives off Tuesday moments before Kathy Hamilton, a Columbia parking enforcement agent, issues a ticket for an expired meter. Hamilton said she doesn't enjoy "ruining" anybody's day by giving out tickets.

Columbia parking attendant patrols Sixth Street

Kathy Hamilton, a Columbia parking enforcement agent, strolls down Sixth Street in Columbia at the beginning of her shift Tuesday. Hamilton said she walks roughly six miles during a daily shift.

Columbia parking attendant uses phone to issue ticket

Kathy Hamilton, a Columbia parking enforcement agent, takes a picture of a car's license plate after issuing a parking ticket on Tuesday. Hamilton said the city provided the cellular phone she uses to take the pictures.

Columbia parking attendant issues ticket

Kathy Hamilton, a Columbia parking enforcement agent, issues tickets for parking violations and expired meters on Tuesday. Although it is rare, Hamilton said that some people take their frustration out on her just for doing her job. "They just think we're the 'evil ticket people' but I want people to know we're people, too. We have our families, too. And sometimes, we get tickets, too," Hamilton said.

Lynch talks about not talking

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch adjusts his cap during an interview Thursday ahead of Super Bowl XLIX. Lynch has made headlines this week because of his interactions, or lack thereof, with the media. On Thursday, he talked about why he doesn't talk to reporters.

Parking garage demolished

A wrecking company worker sprays water to keep dust down as heavy machinery tears down a 1960s-era parking garage in downtown Asheville, N.C. A developer will begin constructing a nine-story, upscale hotel with retail along the street — circling back to what was there before the '60s. Communities across the country are demolishing the garages and putting up buildings again, confident that more people will be drawn to lively offices, hotels and housing.

Mike Alden at news conference with Quin Snyder

Then-MU Chancellor Richard Wallace, left, Director of Atheltics Mike Alden, center, and former men's basketball coach Quin Snyder listen to questions during a news conference on May 11, 2004. Alden announced Thursday that he will resign effective Aug. 31.

Finucane smiles at softball media day

Tori Finucane, pitcher for the Missouri softball team, participates in media day interviews during an indoor practice Jan. 22 at Devine Pavilion.

Media turns to Alden after Kim Anderson hire

Missouri Director of Athletics Mike Alden is swarmed with microphones on April 29 after the announcement that Kim Anderson was to be the Missouri men's basketball coach. Alden announced Thursday he would be stepping down as Missouri director of athletics.

Alden speaks at news conference in 2011

Director of Athletics Mike Alden speaks at the press conference on Nov. 17, 2011, regarding Gary Pinkel's DWI charge. Alden, who orchestrated Missouri's switch from the Big 12 to the SEC, is resigning from his position on Aug. 31.

Alden participates in SEC announcement

From left, then-MU Chancellor Brady Deaton, University of Florida president Bernie Machen, Missouri Director of Athletics Mike Alden and Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive participate in an announcement on Nov. 6, 2011, that Missouri would join the SEC. Alden announced Thursday that he would step down from his athletics department post at Missouri on Aug. 31

After long athletics tenure, Alden to step down from athletics post

Missouri Director of Athletics Mike Alden addresses the dismissal of Dorial Green-Beckham from the Missouri football team on April 11 at Mizzou Arena. On Thursday, Alden announced he would step down as Missouri director of athletics.

Dorie Greenspan kitchen app leads the way

Chef Dorie Greenspan, pictured, helped create a companion app to her book "Baking with Dorie" that uses video to walk people through the recipes.

Alden to step down from athletics post

Missouri Athletics Director Mike Alden talks to reporter on Feb. 10, 2014, at Memorial Stadium in Columbia. Alden, who announced Thursday that he is leaving his post on Aug. 31, has lead the athletics department since 1998. He oversaw Missouri's transition from the Big 12 to the Southeastern Conference. According to Missouri athletics, the department's operating budget has increased from $13.7 million to a high of $85 million during his tenure.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski talks about Keystone bill

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, center, smiles Thursday as she speaks about Keystone XL on Capitol Hill in Washington. Murkowski is accompanied by Sen. John Hoeven, R-North Dakota, left, sponsor of the Keystone XL pipeline bill, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

FROM READERS: MU freshman Riley de Leon self-published his first book

MU freshman Riley de Leon's book is a compilation of stories written by young adults describing their experiences.

FROM READERS: MU freshman Riley de Leon self-published first book

MU freshman Riley de Leon self-published his first book, "Life’s not always written in Times New Roman: The untold stories of people like you."

Emily Miller blocks a two-point shot

Hickman player Emily Miller blocks a two-point shot by Rock Bridge's Madison Treece during Wednesday's game.

Nyjah White shoots ball during game

Hickman sophomore Nyjah White throws the ball up to the basket during a game against the Rock Bridge Bruins at Hickman High School Wednesday.
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