Sexton Houses

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

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.

Readying bioretention site

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Facebook reunions reunite old friends

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

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

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

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

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

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.

A close-up view of older car

Ethan and Logan Kilgore examine a scale model of a Rousch Mustang that sits near the engine of its full-size counterpart while at the Mustang and Ford Car Show, held at Parkade Center on Sunday. Rousch is a company that retrofits select Ford vehicles with high-quality replacement parts, and this car competed against other performance vehicles from companies such as Saleen. A total of 71 cars and trucks entered the judged competition, and plaques were given in a variety of classes as determined by the vehicles' model and age.

Remembering when about old cars

Clifton Woods, left, and Jim Beckett, both of Columbia, reminisce about the cars they have owned while at a Mustang and Ford Car Show, sponsored by the Central Missouri Mustang and Ford Club, at Parkade Center on Sunday. Beckett has collected cars, such as this 1956 Ford Thunderbird, for 30 years. Woods described Beckett as a "legend" in the auto show circuit. The two first met in 1980, when Woods was 16, and have remained friends ever since.

Marching to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS

Volunteers and participants walk from the columns at the Boone County Courthouse to the columns on the Francis Quadrangle at MU for the 17th Annual Salute for Life Walk in support of HIV/AIDS awareness on Sunday. In all, about 25 people participated in the walk.

Demolition set for Monday

Six houses, all more than 80 years old, are still standing on Walnut Street but are scheduled to be demolished Monday. Stephens College owns the homes, and administrator Doug Lange said their condition was such that they needed to be torn down. The Historic Preservation Commission tried to intervene, but Stephens said the cost of restoration was too high and demolition is the best option.

Set for demolition

The Craftsman style bungalow at 1500 Walnut St. is one of six with peeling paint, leaky roofs and cracked foundations set for demolition on Monday. The houses have been sitting empty without maintenance for more than a decade.