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What Ike left behind

Todd Fewell of Columbia wades through flooded water outside of McBaine on Tuesday afternoon. Perche Creek flooded McBaine and the nearby section of the Katy Trail on Sunday following heavy rains.

Kelan Evans hiked a mountain in Afghanistan

Kelan Evans, far left, agricultural adviser for the Kapisa-Parwan Provincial Reconstruction Team in Afghanistan, hiked a mountain in the Sirkh Parsa District in the Kapisa Province looking for a water source to supply a hospital below.

Kelan Evans takes a break in Afghanistan

Kelan Evans, agricultural adviser for the Kapisa-Parwan Provincial Reconstruction Team in Afghanistan, takes a break in the mountains after a meeting in the Kohe Band District of Parwan province.

Chinese students talk at the International Welcome Dinner at MU

Anson Li, 20, at left, a senior MU business student and president of the Chinese Business Student Association, jokes with his friend, David Wong, at the Memorial Union on the evening of Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008.  The two were attending the International Welcome Dinner at Stotler Lounge, where they mingled with Chinese students and others who have come to MU from all over the world.

Pomping all night long

Members of Kappa Delta sorority, Alpha Gamma Sigma fraternity and Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity pomp sets for their Homecoming skit. The sorority and fraternity members work on the sets in the basement of an unoccupied fraternity house owned by Alpha Gamma Sigma in the early hours of Oct. 13, 2007. Pomping involves taking a piece of colored tissue paper, rolling it around a marker, dipping it in "pomp," a flour-based glue, and adhering the paper to plywood boards that have been painted to guide the pomping.

Greg T. Spielberg

Greg T. Spielberg is a columnist for the Missourian.

MU kicker Jeff Wolfert

Tigers kicker Jeff Wolfert needs 21 points to surpass Brad Smith as Missouri’s all-time scoring leader.

Hickman sweeps volleyball match against Rock Bridge

Hickman's Leslie Gregory, front left, and Natalie Sauble, back left, jump to block a bump by Rock Bridge's Bailey Chapin in the Kewpies' victory Monday night.

Chris Crocker

Chris Crocker poses for a photo outside Cadalac Ranch after eating dinner with close friends and family members Monday evening. Crocker's car became stranded in floodwaters early Sunday morning. Crocker was able to escape through a window and stand on the roof of the car before it was submerged under water.

Volunteer power washers

Volunteers clean up the damages from the flood waters near Wilson Fitness Center. The water came over the levy to flood the whole area. Volunteers used power washers to clear the parking lot and even foliage clean of muddy flood water.

Helping to clean up

Chris Viers pushes the mud and water away from Wilson Fitness Center on Monday afternoon. He and several others volunteered to help clean up the mess after the water unexpectedly passed over the levee on Sunday.

Towed away

Doug Perry Towing is called upon to tow Ashley Cooper's car from N. Strawn Road. Cooper drove into the flooded waters on the road Saturday evening.

Covered in mud

Ashley Cooper looks into her car for the first time since driving it into the flooded waters of N. Strawn Road on Saturday evening. Monday afternoon, her friends Steve Hill and Ted Neds helped her push the car out of the flooded road. The interior of the car was in poor shape. Mud covered all of her belongings.

Just a little farther

Ashley Cooper watches as Ted Neds and Steve Hill (behind car) push her car out of the flooded waters of N. Strawn Road. She drove her car into the water Saturday evening, unaware of the flooded road. All the contents inside her car are covered with mud and water.

Stuck in the flood

Ted Neds opens the door to a car trapped in flood waters in an attempt to push it out Monday afternoon. His friend Ashley Cooper drove into the water late Saturday night, unaware of the depth of the flooding.

Putting pond

Twins Andrew, left, and Tyler Cox, 20, shoot golf balls at Perche Creek Golf Club in Columbia on Monday afternoon despite flooding of the range. Hurricane Ike brought torrential rainfall to Missouri over the weekend leaving many areas flooded.

Try this on for size

Martina Pounds, a Lieutenant of the Boone County Fire Protection District, allows a student from Field Elementary School to try on the fireman uniform she brought with her to the Survival Kids fire safety class Tuesday morning. She allowed the student to try the gear on in order to feel how heavy and protective it is.

Reunion party

Pat Westcott, left, BJ '75, and Laura Tyler, BJ '75, during a class reunion party at Harpo's on Thursday.

Oh, the memories

Jim Pierobon, left, and Mary Elizabeth enjoy the taste of Tiger Stripe ice cream during the Reynolds Journalism Institute dedication on Friday. They both graduated in 1977.

Good chat, good ice cream

Jane Stevens, left, and Darwin Hindman, mayor of Columbia, chat over ice cream during the Reynolds Journalism Institute dedication.
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