1. Boone County Fair

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    This was my first time shooting with a Canon 5d Mark II and I'm really loving this camera. I figured the fair would be a good place to try it out and it didn't disappoint. Watch out for rolling shutter though! Lenses: Canon 24-105mm and Zeiss Planar 50mm 1.4 (amazing lens)

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    • A Shot In The Dark

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      November 14, 2009 BOONE COUNTY - The sky darkens over a field north of Columbia at the end of the opening day of rifle season. Dennis Thompson has just been told the shot he fired at an eight-point buck nearly 300 yards away drew blood. “Oh man! That’s exciting! That was a hell of a long shot; if we smoked that deer that would be freakin’ amazing!” he says. A hit at such a distance is an impressive feat to be sure, but even more so when you consider that Thompson did it with only one arm and one leg — and that he’s blind. To be fair, he had some help from a digital scope system that relays the line of sight onto a portable DVD player and from the man watching the screen and guiding Thompson’s aim, Boone County Special Sportsmen’s Association co-founder Victor Acton. “Feeling the excitement through the other hunters is the best part of this,” Acton says. The BCSSA was founded in 1999 by Acton and Mike DeShazo to help men and women with various disabilities hunt in a safe and supervised environment. Each year, the organization takes a group of hunters out on opening day of rifle season as part of its Freedom Hunt. Each hunter is paired with at least one guide, and they spend the day in the hunting blind together, waiting for their shot. “If we don’t take these people hunting, they just don’t get to go,” DeShazo says. This is Thompson’s fourth year participating. “The biggest thing about being out here is just the people you get to meet," he says. "It seems like every year so far we’ve had different guys come out, and the guides turn into your friends.” Acton says he talks to Thompson on the phone at least once a week. “You develop friendships that last years and years,” DeShazo says.

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      • More Columbia Residents Go Organic

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        My story from Jan. 27 for KOMU 8's 10pm newscast. For more information and a web version of the story, go to: http://www.komu.com/satellite/SatelliteRender/KOMU.com/ba8a4513-c0a8-2f11-0063-9bd94c70b769/71765779-80ce-0971-000c-d811eec34abd

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        • Steve Rush Testimony

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          Hello my name is Steve Rush and I am the General Manager of Mystic Caverns. I would like to share a very special event in my life that needs to be told. Please take a few minutes to watch this video and listen to the message inside.

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          • Matt Britt - 3DHS 87" Extra 300 SHP

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            Matt flying his 3DHS 87" Extra 300 SHP with DLE 61cc engine.

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            • Columbia Transit Exceeds Two Million Riders

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              This is a package I did for the Nov. 11, 2009, 10pm newscast for KOMU 8 News. For the web story visit: http://www.komu.com/satellite/SatelliteRender/KOMU.com/ba8a4513-c0a8-2f11-0063-9bd94c70b769/e56e519a-80ce-0971-00b6-57a8d5e46f84

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              • New County Health Assessment Ranks Missouri Counties

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                Story I did for KOMU 8's Feb. 17 10pm newscast. For the web version visit http://tiny.cc/HnUeV

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                • Jobless Rate At All-Time High For Youth

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                  Legislators hope a decreasing jobless rate will help the economy, but some people are still getting left behind. For the web version of the story visit http://bit.ly/9hbP6o

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                  • MU Makes More Green Initiatives

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                    My story for KOMU8 News about MU's "Green Report Card" for the 10pm newscast on Wednesday, April 21. For the extended web version of the story as well as a photo slideshow, visit http://bit.ly/bJ1vW7.

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                    • MU Students "Meet Their Meat"

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                      This is the story I did for KOMU8's 10pm newscast on Wednedsay, April 28. The Mizzou Collegiate Cattlewomen organization held a beef industry informational event on the MU campus Wednesday. Members wanted to use the day as an opportunity to inform consumers as well as promote the beef industry. For the web version of the story visit this link: http://bit.ly/dvzwei

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