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Love letter duet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Watch serves as memento of Hurricane Katrina

Christy Carson, a Hurricane Katrina survivor, holds her grandfather's watch, one of the few mementos salvaged after the natural disaster. The watch is broken, but Carson is determined to restore it into working condition.

Cowboy boots take a break at the rodeo

Cowboy boots lay strewn in the dust as competitors prepared for the saddle bronc riding competition at the Cattlemen Days Rodeo on Saturday in Ashland. The goal of the competition is to stay on a bucking bronco as long and in the best form as possible.

Riders get ready for competition

Cody Rud adjusts his saddle to prepare for the saddle bronc riding competition at the Cattlemen Days Rodeo on Saturday in Ashland.

First ride of the Saddle Bronc Riding competition

Sean Prater of Burbank, OK was the first to ride in the Saddle Bronc Riding competition on Saturday at the Cattlemen Days Rodeo in Ashland. Prater scored 77 points on his ride.

Brothers Jarod and Matthew Aholt play on the rodeo fence

Brothers Jarod and Matthew Aholt played on the rodeo arena's fence prior to the Cattlemen Days Rodeo on Saturday. Their parents said they watched the horse film "Flicka" this week which helped inspire them to take the brothers to their first rodeo.

Marty Morehart looks over her steer

Marty Morehart scratches her Longhorn steer Sancho at the Cattlemen Days Rodeo on Saturday in Ashland. Sancho weighs more than 2000 lbs and has a total horn length of more than 122 inches.

Columbia College defender Jovan Ilic injures his hand in match against John Brown University

Columbia College defender Jovan Ilic has his hand looked at during halftime by Rochelle Hamm, a Columbia College graduate student and athletic trainer, on Saturday at Owens Soccer Stadium.

Columbia College soccer player receive a pass against John Brown University

Columbia College forward Yudai Yamaguchi receives a pass during the Cougars match against John Brown University on Saturday at Owens Soccer Stadium. The Cougars defeated the Golden Eagles 1-0.

Columbia College soccer player makes a pass

Columbia College defender Jovan Ilic passes the ball on during the Cougars match against John Brown University on Saturday at Owens Soccer Stadium. The Cougars defeated the Golden Eagles 1-0.

Columbia College soccer player pulled back from an altercation

Columbia College forward John Hutchison is pulled away by teammates from an altercation with several John Brown University players on Saturday, August 28, 2010 at Owens Soccer Stadium. The Cougars defeated the John Brown University Golden Eagles 1-0.
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