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      MU to install replica of MLK Memorial

      COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- The University of Missouri plans to install a tabletop replica of the Martin Luther King Jr. statue this week at the university's library.

      The university was given a replica statute last year by Ty Christian, a Missouri graduate who was chief marketing strategist on the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation.

      The statue will be installed during a ceremony Tuesday in the Ellis Library. It will be open to the public.

      The Columbia Daily Tribune reports ((http://bit.ly/X2iwmq ) the bronze replica is 2 feet tall and weighs 30 pounds. It sits on a slate of the same granite used for the national statue.