December 30, 2008
Leonor Jurado came to America in 1996 when she was 16 through an exchange program. “My father wanted me and my sister to learn different culture and different language,” she said. Her sister was sent to France. “I was ready to see something new, but I didn’t think of ending up here,” Jurado said.
Pastor Bonnie Cassida preaches during Sunday morning service at Bethel Church in Columbia. Cassida and her late husband, David, used to minister together.
Missouri National Guard Specialist Aaron Briscoe inside a military vehicle during his first tour in Afghanistan. Briscoe completed his tour and returned home before Christmas.
Burgundy Anderson, who graduated from MU in May, teaches middle and elementary school students English in Seoul, Korea.
Kelsey Hammond and her husband, Joe Chevalier, with first born daughter, Sally James, on Chevalier's 36th birthday.
Aaron Ruvugwa, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo 14 years ago, stands outside his new home built with the help of Habitat for Humanity. This is the first home Ruvugwa has owned.
Shella Watson, owner, left, and Bex Oliger, manager, stand inside their shop, True Blue Fiber Friends, located on the corner of Business Loop 70 and College Avenue. Watson and Oliger have been best friends since high school and have always dreamed of starting a business together.
Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel leads his teammates in the Tigers' fight song in celebration of their victory Monday night in the Alamo Bowl.
MU’s RaeShara Brown, left, and SEMO’s Crysta Glenn battle for a rebound in Monday’s game.
December 29, 2008
Missouri's Jeremy Maclin returns a punt for a touchdown to tie the game late in the second half.
Missouri's Justin Garrett trips up Northwestern's running back Tyrell Sutton
Missouri's Trey Hobson brings down Northwestern's Ross Lane.
Danario Alexander misses a pass in the end zone.
Missouri's Trey Hobson celebrates with Jeremy Maclin after Maclin's return for a touchdown late in the second quarter during the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio, Texas.
MU's Stryker Sulak goes after Northwestern's quarterback C.J. Bacher during the second quarter of Monday's game.
A Boone County judge, center, reads through a marriage-related document to Natasha Cohen, Patrick T.J. Tintes during their wedding ceremony on Nov. 7 in Columbia. With them are Joshua Tintes, left, and Bryan Sharkey.
Patrick T.J Tintes, left, gives Natasha Cohen, right, a kiss after exchanging vows on Nov. 7 at the Boone County Courthouse.
Rob Stewart, left, lines up with his son Cole Stewart, age 8, before running a mock pass play Monday outside the Alamodome while waiting for the game between Missouri and Northwestern to begin. Rob Stewart moved to San Antonio from St. Louis where he first started following the Tigers.
Missouri cheerleaders go through a routine for Tigers fans before the start of Monday's Alamo Bowl.
Zach Gass of Lubbock, Texas, closes his eyes and tries to sit still while having his face painted with Missouri's colors before Monday's Alamo Bowl. Gass and his family are not Tigers fans, but said they wanted to watch a Big 12 COnference team play in a bowl game.