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Flooded in doubt

Yvonne Birdsall’s house at 5200 Warrington DSamantha Clemensrive, in the Gentilly section of New Orleans, hadn’t changed much in the past year. A moldy stuffed bunny still lies abandoned on the living room floor. Washed-out family photos rested in their broken frames. Plates and cups stood in the dish rack by the sink, dirtier than they had ever been.

Tigers finish Yanks’ season

DETROIT — Three years ago, they lost 119 games and were a punchline. You know, the Detroit Tigers ... ha, ha, ha.

Cougars struggle to end frustrating slide

After a 7-0 win against Harris-Stowe State on Sept. 20, the Columbia College soccer team was 6-2 and on a three-game winning streak.

Sports in brief: MU volleyball extends streak

The No. 17 Missouri volleyball team won its seventh consecutive game Saturday afternoon with a 30-26, 34-32, 30-22 victory at Iowa State.

Cards can’t clinch

ST. LOUIS — The San Diego Padres got the ball to Trevor Hoffman, and baseball’s career saves leader did the rest.

Tigers adapt to new coach

With two outs in the bottom of the 15th inning Saturday, Missouri sophomore Megan Dennis approached home plate. The crowd could sense that the end was near and the fans began packing their things, but Dennis hit an RBI single into right field, extending the game one more batter.

Darts nothing new in town

AC/DC’s “Back in Black” shot out of speakers, signaling that 7 p.m. was approaching. Players streamed into the back room of the Fraternal Order of Eagles on Wednesday night where 10 numbered dart boards lined two walls and were mounted on Budweiser and Bud Light framed displays.

Old friends enjoy annual road trip

LUBBOCK, Texas — A group of friends gathers every year to travel to one Missouri away game. An old group of friends.

Daniel celebrates win, birthday with family

LUBBOCK, Texas — “Bubba!” Lynsey Daniel, quarterback Chase Daniel’s sister yelled out during Missouri’s stretching before the game. “Happy birthday, Bubba!” she shouted, determined to make sure he heard her.

Tigers interceptions key sixth straight win

LUBBOCK, Texas — The Missouri football team was in a jubilant state after its 38-21 win against Big 12 Conference foe Texas Tech on Saturday.

Bruins pass first test

The Rockhurst football team drove from Kansas City on Friday ready to play some football. Host Rock Bridge came into the same game with a little more on its plate than just football.

Jays ace handles Kewpies hitters

The Hickman softball team yet again failed to solve the riddle that is Aubrey Moss on Saturday, losing 3-0 to Jefferson City in the Class 4, District 10 championship game at Rock Bridge.

Hickman finds success

Through Hickman’s first six games, the keys to success appear to be running back Rob Heath not committing turnovers.

Size doesn’t hold back Bruins doubles player

For a girl her size, Elizabeth Worsowicz packs a wallop. There is no way the Rock Bridge junior measures more than 5 feet without her tennis shoes, and to say she weighs 100 pounds is almost an insult.

A year later, few homes are livable

Photographer Samantha Clemens wanted to show Missourian readers the devastation that still exists in New Orleans. Clemens worked in residential areas of the Gentilly neighborhood and part of the Mid-City neighborhood, covering roughly 10 blocks on the east and west sides of the London Avenue Canal, which breached during Hurricane Katrina. She photographed every 10th house on the west side of every other street. Data on the amount of damage for these 135 properties was obtained from a city of New Orleans database. The damage to a majority of the homes in this area totaled about 50 percent of each home’s replacement value. Most are unlivable because of extensive interior damage. The 135 properties represent about 0.7 percent of the 19,000 homes in these areas.

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