Throwing the ball around with a friend

Zahria Haikal and Adam Kickham pet Shady in the outdoor dog run. Haikal and Kickham brought Shady outside to toss a tennis ball.

Looking for the perfect pet

A kitten clings to Adam Goldberg's shirt on opening day of the newly-renovated Central Missouri Humane Society. Goldberg had come to the shelter three days running in hopes of adopting a low-maintenance pet.

Wall of pet homes at Humane Society

Missy naps in her new home. The shelter staff refers to these cubicles as "cat condos."

Aimee Gutshall

Aimee Gutshall is an MU student and a summer intern for the Missouri Farm Bureau.

Teen hearing loss

Matthew Brady, 17, of Foxborough, Mass., poses for a portrait in his home while wearing ear phones and displaying an iPod. Brady, who has some mild hearing loss, used to listen to the device while running on a treadmill with the volume turned up.

Blagojevich juror

Erik Sarnello of Itasca, Ill, a juror in the corruption trial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, talks to reporters inside his home on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010. Sarnello, 21, said the panel was deadlocked at 11-1 in favor of convicting the former Illinois governor of trying to sell or trade President Obama's former Senate seat.

Blagojevich jury

James Matsumoto, foreman of the jury in the Rod Blagojevich federal trial, speaks to reporters in the backyard of his home on the northwest side of Chicago, following Tuesday's verdict.

Missouri kicker Grant Ressel at practice

Last season, Missouri kicker Grant Ressel was 26-of-27 on field goals and 39-of-39 on extra points.

Freshman is sure to bring stuffed tiger to MU

Journalism major Katherine Blek from Orono, Minn, can't leave her tiger for a single day since she was 5 years old. So this tiger is lucky enough to travel with her to Mexico and Canada and to 49 states in the U.S. "She is 14 years old. I am sure she will live long and keep company with me for my whole life."

Freshman makes sure he packs Rolaids

Even the acid from a single apple can upset Chris Flores' stomach, so the MU freshman from Plano, Texas, made sure he came to college equipped with Rolaids. "I down like a bottle a week," he said.

Freshman listen to parents about college accessories

Jared Lyons holds his "puke bucket" while preparing to move into his dorm room. "It wasn't my idea," said the MU freshman from Peoria, Ill. Lyons' mom suggested the bucket because it is sometimes hard to get to the bathroom in time. "It's a mother thing, I guess," Robin Lyons said.

Freshman keeps longboard in dorm

Ray Rutz, a freshman from Chicago, shows off his longboard on Tuesday. Of the select items freshmen choose to fit in their limited dorm space, Rutz decided his board made the cut.

Freshman shows fish

Kylie Turner, a freshman accounting major from Jefferson City, kisses her papier-mâché fish at Laws Hall. She was one of the first to move into the residence hall on Tuesday. Her fish does more than add personality to her dorm room, she said. "It matches all my stuff."

Freshman displays gift from friend

MU freshman Allison Roebuck of Merriam, Kan., displays an owl statue she got from her friend as a gift. "She wanted to creep me out at night," she said, while moving into Jones Hall.

Student shows off poster

A framed photo of "Kissing on VJ Day" will make Victoria Goodwin, a freshman from O'Fallon, Ill., feel more comfortable on campus. "Bringing it to my dorm will make it feel like my room again," she said as she held it up outside her dorm.

Families help students get situated in dorms

Matt McCabe talks with his grandmother, Mary Ernst, about coordinating how his college gear should be moved into his new residence hall room on Tuesday at Hudson Hall.

Students carry belongings into dorms

Alicia Bradley and Gwendolyn Whiteside carry belongings of Bradley’s sister, Janae Bradley, into her new residence hall room on Tuesday in Discovery Hall. Alicia Bradley, a fifth-year accounting student at MU, helped Janae with the move-in process since she had already been through it.

Riley after arrest

David Riley five hours after his arrest on Sept. 28, 2009.

Tired travelers

Robert and Sheila Bailey arrive in Brielle, Netherlands after 16 days riding across Germany.

In Germany

Robert and Sheila Bailey at a German Bed & Breakfast.