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Sexton Houses Part Two [Photo]

The City of Columbia has purchased the homes at 106 and 108 Sexton Rd. with money from the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, which provides grants to states and cities for the purposes of revitalizing communities suffering from foreclosure and abandonment, according to the program's website.

Sexton Houses [Photo]

Deborah Fristoe enjoys the view from her porch at 107 Sexton Rd., where she moved with her daughter and two grandchildren on June 1, 2010. "I think it's great they're in the neighborhood to make affordable housing," Fristoe said about the City of Columbia's purchasing of the houses across the street from her house. "There are so many people in need." The houses, at 106 and 108 Sexton Rd., will likely be refurbished as affordable housing.

ESPN's John Anderson hosts charity golf tournament [Photo]

ESPN sportscaster John Anderson reacts to a missed putt Monday at the inaugural John Anderson Celebrity Golf Invitational at the Country Club of Missouri. Anderson, an 1987 MU graduate, hosted the event to benefit his Anderson Family Charitable Foundation and the Food Bank of Central & Northeast Missouri.

GRAPHIC: An anaerobic hood [Graphic]

Sexton Houses [Graphic]

Schweitzer Hall site of explosion [Graphic]

The explosion earlier today occurred in Schweitzer Hall, located by College avenue, near Schlundt and the MU Chemistry building.

Readying bioretention site [Photo]

Dillon Cason rakes mulch into a bioretention area at Firehouse No. 7 off Green Meadows Circle. Cason is a student for Columbia Builds Youth, which is an educational program to teach educational, vocational and social skills.

Preparing to build a berm [Photo]

Members of the Columbia Builds Youth Program listen as stormwater educator Mike Heimos, center, explains the plan for the day. The students are to build a berm at Firehouse No. 7 off Green Meadows Circle. A berm is a type of embankment that helps prevent erosion.

Learning new skills [Photo]

Anthony Stanton, left, instructs brothers Andres Munzo, center, and Marcus Munzo how to add mulch to a rain garden on Monday at Firehouse #7 off Green Meadows Circle. The Munzo brothers are students in an ongoing educational program called Columbia Builds Youth.

Hydrogen explosion blows out windows [Photo]

An explosion blew out the top windows of Schweitzer Hall on Monday at the University of Missouri. Four people were injured- one critically- and taken to University Hospital.

Hydrogen explosion [Photo]

Medical and fire personnel are investigating an explosion that took place in Schweitzer Hall on Monday. Four people were injured, one critically, in the explosion and taken to University Hospital.

Lab explosion blows out windows in Schweitzer Hall [Photo]

A lab explosion blew out the windows of Schweitzer Hall on Monday afternoon. The explosion injured four people, one critically.

Pink Promise Tea held Saturday night [Photo]

Mary Muscato attended Saturday's Pink Promise Tea for cancer survivors. Muscato discusses what it was like to go through cancer and how a support group of family and friends helped her find the support she needed.

Pink Promise Tea [Slideshow]

Mary Muscato discusses what it was like to go through cancer treatment.

Facebook reunions reunite old friends [Photo]

In this June 19 photo, members of the Parkway North High School Class of 2000 visit during their class reunion at the Sheraton Westport Plaza in Maryland Heights.

Embracing an old friend [Photo]

In this June 19 photo, Blake Hamilton and Adrienne Saxe, members of the Parkway North High School Class of 2000, embrace during their class reunion at the Sheraton Westport Plaza in Maryland Heights.

Taking a peek at the past [Photo]

In this June 19 photo, Parkway North High School graduates Erin Seltzer and her husband Kevin Seltzer look for themselves and friends in a class photograph taken in their senior year at the school during the Class of 2000 reunion at the Sheraton Westport Plaza in Maryland Heights.

Dog days in Washington [Photo]

In this photo taken May 12, Rep. Linda Sanchez, right, D-Calif., plays with Chavo, a male beagle adopted from a shelter, as he sits at his favorite spot on the couch during a meeting at the congresswoman's office in Washington. Like several other lawmakers, Chavez brings her dog to the office every day which tends to lighten up what can be an intense environment on the Hill.

Bold statement in car color [Photo]

Bold colors and detailing brought visual variety to the 71 vehicles that entered the 2010 Mustang and Ford Car Show, held at Parkade Center on Sunday. This show was sponsored by the Central Missouri Mustang and Ford Club and was the fourth show in mid-Missouri since May 1. Car collectors and enthusiasts alike came from Missouri, Iowa and Illinois to participate in the competition, and although some drove through rain storms to reach Columbia the weather at the car show remained dry and sunny.

Checking out the details [Photo]

Dave Hetzler, left, and Scott Tiffany judge one of 71 vehicles that participated in the Mustang and Ford Car Show. The vehicles were judged in four categories that included paint and finish, wheels and undercarriage, upholstery and interior, and engine detailing.
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