Photo of the Day

November 18, 2011

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Zacharia Clark practices his robot for "The Really Big Show" variety contest Nov. 19 at Columbia Center for the Arts, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students, $5 for children 11 and under.

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Lawnmower torches Arbor Vitae on Portland Drive

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