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Alan Toigo's basement, damaged by sewage [Photo]

When Alan Toigo's neighbor "snaked" his sewer line last fall, Toigo's bathroom and a quarter of his basement ended up with raw sewage 6 inches deep, he said. Toigo and his wife, Stephanie, bought their house at 1416 Shannon Place in the Fourth Ward two and a half years ago.

Homeowner shows damage from sewer mishap [Photo]

Alan Toigo displays the drain where water collected in his home after a neighbor's sewage line, which connects to his as part of a private common collector system, backed up last year.

Volunteers hand out food 'baskets' [Photo]

Volunteers for "Everyone Eats" at St. Luke United Methodist Church help in the process of handing out "baskets" with food Monday. Event organizers said they ran out of meat about mid-afternoon and had ask for more donations.

Thanksgiving 'baskets' ensure 'Everyone Eats' [Photo]

"Baskets" of food are ready to be handed out by volunteers at Almeta Crayton's "Everyone Eats" event at St. Luke United Methodist Church on Monday. The event ran out of meat about mid-afternoon and made a plea for more donations.

Playground fun [Photo]

Brydon Butler, 3, dumps sand into the sand pit at Stephens Lake Park on Monday morning. Brydon's mother Gina brought him to the park to enjoy the warm weather.

Climbing on the rocks [Photo]

Brydon Butler, 3, climbs one of the rocks at the playground at Stephens Lake Park on Monday morning.

Fun on the swing [Photo]

Brennan Vanmatre, right, pushes his son Kyler, 1, backwards in a swing at Stephen's Lake Park on Monday morning. Brennan and his son, along with his father and sister, came to the park to enjoy the warm weather.

Playing in the sand [Photo]

Kyler Vanmatre (left), 1, and Dimitri Kardakos, 2, play in the sand at Stephen's Lake Park on Monday morning. Their parents brought them to the park to take advantage of the warm weather.

Horace Mann Award recipient [Photo]

Jefferson Junior High School math teacher Kathy Steinhoff gives her acceptance speech for the Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence on Monday, November 22, 2010.

Bo Fraser [Photo]

Thanksgiving favorites [Photo]

Columbians discuss their Thanksgiving traditions [Audio]

Columbia residents have a variety of traditions and memories about Thanksgiving, but they all agree on what's most important: food, family and friends.

CHART: Pollutants and conditions in Hinkson Creek [Graphic]

The pollutants and conditions at Hinkson Creek come from a variety of sources, including roads, sewers, litter and runoff.

Firefighter surveys damage at house fire [Photo]

Boone County Fire Department Training Officer Josh Creamer surveys the damage of a house fire Sunday evening on Bon Gor Court, north of Columbia. While no residents were injured, the damage from a fire, which started in the kitchen, exceeded $60,000.

Moore on sidelines [Photo]

Atlanta Falcons safety William Moore watches from the sidelines during Sunday's game in St. Louis.

Moore, Weatherspoon focus on defense [Photo]

Atlanta Falcons safety William Moore, left, and linebacker Sean Weatherspoon focus on the St. Louis Rams offense during Sunday's game at the Edward Jones Dome.

Columbia Jaycees Holiday Parade [Slideshow]

Columbia residents turned out Sunday afternoon for the 31st annual Columbia Jaycees Holiday Parade downtown.

Remembering the Capitol Christmas tree [Photo]

Hunter Acton, 11, takes a photograph of his signature, which his father, Victor, points to, on the side of the semi-truck carrying the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree on Sunday.

Signing the Capitol Christmas tree truck [Photo]

Taylor Boyd signs her name on the tarp of the semi-truck carrying the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree which parked at the Holiday Inn on Interstate 70 Drive on Sunday.

Moore continues to wear No. 25 [Photo]

St. Louis Rams wide receiver Laurent Robinson is tackled by Atlanta Falcons safety William Moore on Sunday in St. Louis. Moore continues to wear No. 25 to honor his former Missouri teammate Aaron O'Neal.
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