Feeding Luke

Cheryl Pickett adjusts Luke's head as he arches his back while she feeds him. Luke's cerebral palsy means he sometimes moves in a way that does not properly align his body.

Giving Luke medication

Cheryl Pickett gives Luke his night medication, Klonopin, an anti-seizure medicine, before he goes to sleep. Clint and Cheryl Pickett hope that a donated cord blood stem cell transplant will improve Luke's condition so they can take him off some of his medication.

Katy Steinmetz

Katy Steinmetz

Crowds gather to watch Jill Biden

Joyce Chastain, left, applauds Jill Biden after her speech at Stephens College in Columbia on Friday morning. Chastain, a Columbia resident, went to see Joe Biden when he visited Columbia last month and was equally pleased to have an opportunity to hear Jill Biden speak.

Jill Biden speaks at Stephens College

The Stephens College Velvetones performed a song on the Stephens college campus before Jill Biden's speech Friday morning. Joe Biden's wife was promoting the Obama/Biden ticket for the presidential race.

Jill Biden visits Columbia

Promoting the Obama/Biden ticket for the presidential race, Jill Biden gave a speech at Stephens College in Columbia on Friday morning. The wife of vice presidential candidate Joe Biden urged Columbia residents to help "convince those who were still undecided about the election."

James Cook

James Cook, inventor of the TightRope procedure, has seen few complications resulting from the more than 800 cases he has tracked of veterinarians performing his procedure on dogs experiencing knee problems.

Getting older with makeup

Lauren Allmeyer applies stage makeup to age her face. "It's fantastic. I'm so excited about my old lady face," Allmeyer said.

Step-by-step instructions in stage makeup textbook

Introduction to Stage Makeup students use a textbook, which provides instructions and examples for completing the looks assigned each week.

Focused on makeup

Lauren Allmeyer, a junior majoring in interdisciplinary studies, applies highlights, shadows and wrinkles to age her face.

New looks bring laughter

Fonzie Geary laughs about the old-age looks with his students in MU's Introduction to Stage Makeup class.

Applying new identities in stage makeup class

Introduction to Stage Makeup students Lauren Allmeyer, left, Katie Wenzlick, middle, and Kathleen Blakeney, right, apply makeup and practice facial expressions during their Monday afternoon class.

Vets fix broken knees

Veterinarian James Cook, center, performs TightRope on a blue heeler at the MU veterinary school earlier this month alongside two students. Cook said he hopes TightRope will avoid the extreme surgical complications, which he's seen occur after the use of other canine knee-repairing procedures.

Surgical 'rope' repairs joints

The material used in TightRope, a knee-repairing technique developed at MU by veterinarian James Cook, is part of what makes his surgery unique. Cook used the Kevlar-like "rope" above earlier this month when he operated on the joint of a blue heeler at the MU veterinary school.

The third presidential debate

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., met for their final presidential debate on Oct. 15, at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.

Rock Bridge running back Stuart Eiken

Rock Bridge junior running back Stuart Eiken has gained 45 pounds in the past two years.

MU swimming fan Kelly Goldthorpe

MU freshman Kelly Goldthorpe helped create H-ZOU-O, a new cheering section for the Missouri swimming and diving teams.

Quarterback Ryan Perrilloux

Ryan Perrilloux,left, is now the quarterback at Jacksonville State in Alabama. Out of high school, he planned to play at Texas then changed his mind at the last minute and chose LSU, where he never caught on in a starting role. After Perrilloux disappointed Texas, the Longhorns asked Chase Daniel if he would reconsider his commitment to Missouri.

MU quarterback Chase Daniel true to word

Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel celebrates at the end of the Tigers' victory Oct. 4 at Nebraska. It's hard to imagine the success the Tigers have had without Daniel on the team.

Barack Obama

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., answers a question during a presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Wednesday.