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Ruth Barnes, a home school teacher who has stage 4 breast cancer, blows a kiss to her friend Crystal Pirrias a flash mob of Barnes' friends and supporters dance to the song, You've got a Friend, at Hardesty Park in June 2013. (Mike Cardew/Akron Beacon Journal file photo)
INDEPENDENCE: At the Holiday Inn on Rockside Road, models strutted down a makeshift runway in one of the hotel’s ballrooms. At the end of the runway, they gave a twirl and a smile as they lifted their shirt or reached in their bag to reveal a pistol, tucked away safely out of view.