November 19, 2014
Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin, right, and Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn meet after a college football game on Nov. 8 in Auburn, Alabama. Texas A&M won 41-38. Texas A&M, LSU and Kentucky are off this week, and five other teams in the Southeastern Conference get a respite from the rigors of league play with nonconference games.
Jason Collins, a 13-year NBA veteran and the NBA's only openly gay player, announces his retirement at a news conference before a basketball game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday in New York. Collins joined the Nets in February and played 22 games for the team, but was not on the roster this season.
St. Louis Rams quarterback Shaun Hill, left, throws under pressure from Denver Broncos defensive end Malik Jackson during Sunday's game in St. Louis.
Kansas City Chiefs nose tackle Dontari Poe, right, sacks Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson during Sunday's game in Kansas City, Missouri. The Chiefs won 24-20.
Parkade Elementary School hosts its first Hi-Tech Day on Wednesday, where students learn about innovations such as Google Glass, GoPro cameras, a 3-D printer and green screen technology. The students' favorite demonstration was the NAO robot named GlaDOS, who danced to songs such as Michael Jackson's "Thriller."
A robot named GlaDOS demonstrates tai chi for a kindergarten class at Parkade Elementary School on Wednesday as part of the school's technology day program. GlaDOS also performed dances, including Michael Jackson's "Thriller," and told the stories of "Star Wars" and "The Cat in the Hat."
First-graders at Parkade Elementary School wait eagerly for a demonstration showing how a GoPro camera can be used underwater during Hi-Tech Day on Wednesday. Six-year-old Journey Gaines, left, demonstrated the camera's ability to work underwater.
Matt Villasana, an instructional technology specialist for Columbia Public Schools, attaches a GoPro camera to ski goggles Brett Wallace, 6, wears during a demonstration at Parkade Elementary School's Hi-Tech Day on Wednesday. Wallace wore the camera on his head as he pushed a scooter around the classroom.
Tayden Tauch, 5, smells the arm of a Tyrannosaurus rex made from wood during Parkade Elementary School's Hi-Tech Day on Wednesday. Tauch was among a class of kindergartners who put together a Tyrannosaurus rex and woolly mammoth puzzle from pieces of wood that Hickman students had cut with lasers.
Ken Koster controls a green screen with an iPad as Malia Wright, 5, throws a ball for Koster's dog, General. Malia stood in front of the green screen, commanded General to sit and mimed playing fetch with him. Koster is an instructional technology specialist for Columbia Public Schools.
A two-lane stretch of historic Route 66 runs along Interstate 40 near Laguna Pueblo's Route 66 Casino Hotel west of Albuquerque, New Mexico on Wednesday. Laguna and other American Indian tribes are teaming up with a tourism group and the National Park Service to highlight the histories and cultures of the more than two dozen tribes along the famous byway.
Cherre Bybee examines her work on a piece of bobbin lace Nov. 6. Bybee learned to make lace in 1986 while living in Wales with her husband and has continued with her hobby for 28 years.
Cherre Bybee holds a piece of lace for a close-up view. The process for making the lace involves braiding and twisting lengths of thread, which are wound on bobbins to manage them. As the work progresses, the weaving is held in place with pins set in a lace pillow, with the placement of the pins determined by a pattern on the pillow.
Cherre Bybee makes bobbin lace using a specialized pillow and dozens of bobbins. This specialized type of lace is extremely time-consuming; it can take anywhere from a few hours to many days to finish one piece.
Cherre Bybee learned how to make bobbin lace in 1986 and has done so for 28 years. She brought her hobby to Columbia nine months ago.
November 18, 2014
REDI President Mike Brooks, who is retiring this month, attended a farewell reception in his honor Tuesday at the Reynolds Alumni Center. Brooks announced his retirement in June.
Missouri soccer senior Taylor Grant pursues the ball during a match against Arkansas on Oct. 30, 2014.
Georgia coach Mark Richt reacts after a Georgia touchdown in the second half of Saturday's NCAA football game against Auburn in Athens, Georgia.
St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott makes a save during the third period of Tuesday's NHL game in Boston. The Bruins defeated the Blues 2-0.
Cornealious "Mike" Anderson leaves a courthouse in Charleston, Mo., on May 5 after a judge set him free and declared him a "good man and a changed man." Anderson, who avoided prison for 13 years due to a clerical error, was arrested Sunday in St. Louis. He is accused of grabbing a woman's purse and dragging her a short time while trying to pull the bag from her shoulder.