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Gene Austin swings at Family Health Center Golf Tournament [Photo]

Gene Austin, chief executive of Columbia Orthopaedic Group, follows through Monday on a shot at Old Hawthorne during the first Family Health Center Golf Tournament.

Gene Austin and Beau Baehman at Family Health Center Golf Tournament [Photo]

Gene Austin, left, chief executive officer of Columbia Orthopaedic Group, receives a few pointers from co-worker Beau Baehman, the group's marketing director, at the first Family Health Center Golf Tournment on Monday at Old Hawthorne. The tournament was a fundraiser for the center, which offers health services to underserved families in Columbia. The Columbia Missourian was one of the sponsors of the event.

Jackson making speedy recovery [Photo]

Missouri receiver Jarrell Jackson has been cleared to play in the Tigers' first game against Illinois. He has recovered quickly since having surgery on the broken scaphoid bone in his left wrist.

What makes a "pile" [Graphic]

The Energy and Environmental Commission, with input from the Planning and Zoning Commission, has proposed parameters dictating how much soil can be piled for a development project. The City Council will hear the ordinance at its Sept. 20 meeting. The council will vote at its Oct. 4 meeting.

Stoops knows risks of powerhouse teams [Photo]

Oklahoma football head coach Bob Stoops said playing a tough schedule early in the season is "good if you win and you don't get your quarterback hurt."

VIDEO: Riding in style [Video]

Cycle Chic rides stress style over speed, such as biking to work or school in casual clothing. The movement was started three years ago in Copenhagen, Denmark, by resident journalist and photographer Mikael Colville-Andersen. Sunday's ride started in Flat Branch Park as part of GetAbout Columbia's No Car, Low Car, and Whoa! Car Challenge in Columbia. The program officially kicks off Sept. 1, and the next Cycle Chic ride will take place Sept. 26.

Soil stockpiling ordinance [Document]

The Planning and Zoning and the Energy and Environment Commissions voted to recommend the Columbia City Council approve new regulations for soil piles. This document is the proposed ordinance.

Dirt for sale [Photo]

A large dirt pile sits off the side of Grindstone Parkway across from the Walmart shopping center, as seen on July 13. Dirt piles such as this one are the subject of a new proposed city ordinance. The zoning commission plans to hold a public hearing to review the final draft of the ordinance on Sept. 9.

Ballet break [Photo]

Cassondra Roloff, Elise Mosbacher, Alex Gordan and Ti Cason-Davis take a short break from practicing an untitled duet on Monday at the Missouri Contemporary Ballet Company on Orr Street in Columbia.

Love letter duet [Photo]

Alex Gordan and Elise Mosbacher practice a duet while choreographer Sean France holds his son, Cordin, and observes the two in the mirror on Monday at the Missouri Contemporary Ballet Company on Orr Street in Columbia. France based the duet on his marriage. "It's like a love letter to my wife," France said.

Routine lift [Photo]

Alex Gordan lifts Elise Mosbacher during a routine on Monday at the Missouri Contemporary Ballet Company on Orr Street in Columbia. Monday was the first day back to practice after a summer hiatus.

New routine preparation [Photo]

Elise Mosbacher and Alex Gordan prepare for the start of a new routine on Monday at the Missouri Contemporary Ballet Company on Orr St. in Columbia.

Getting back to the floor [Photo]

Alex Gordan dances with Elise Mosbacher during a routine on Monday at the Missouri Contemporary Ballet Company in Columbia. Monday was the first day of practice after the summer hiatus.

Derrick Washington's booking mug shot [Photo]

Derrick Washington turned himself in to police on Monday but quickly posted bond and was released.

Washington's lawyer responds [Document]

Read the statement issued by Derrick Washington's attorneys at Holder, Susan and Slusher on Monday.

Mid-Missouri Peaceworks founder celebrates Peace Nook's 20th anniversary [Photo]

Mark Haim, director of Mid-Missouri Peaceworks, asks the community for "five seconds of appreciation and quiet" for all the hard work put forth in maintaining the Peace Nook and Peaceworks communities.

Brinkley stretches at Missouri football practice [Photo]

Beau Brinkley, Missouri's walk-on player of the year in the 2008 season, is the team's back-up tight end.

Hunt returns to field [Photo]

Freshman wide receiver Jimmie Hunt, in red jersey, watches as the MU football team practices drills on Wednesday at the Mizzou Athletic Training Complex. Hunt is recovering from a left-ankle injury.

Hurricane Katrina survivor finds new home in Columbia [Photo]

Xiomara Mann, a Hurricane Katrina survivor, thumbs through her father's old records — some of the few belongings she brought to Columbia after evacuating five years ago. Though her journey was exacting and tiresome, the New Orleans native has found a new home in the Midwest.

Hurricane Katrina survivor recalls moving after disaster [Photo]

Christy Carson, a Hurricane Katrina survivor, recollects her displacement from her New Orleans home to Columbia — a journey that took more than a year. After the natural disaster, Carson relocated to Arkansas for eight months before traveling to Columbia. Since then, she has landed a job with State Farm Insurance and is saving up to buy a house.
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