December 5, 2013
MU graduate Mike Bold and his wife, Kathy Bold, an Auburn alumna, prepare for family rivalry during Saturday's SEC Championship game in Atlanta.
In this Feb. 11, 1990, file photo, Nelson Mandela and his wife, Winnie, raise clenched fists as they walk hand-in-hand upon his release from prison in Cape Town, South Africa.
In this Feb. 13, 1990, photo, Nelson and Winnie Mandela give black power salutes as they enter Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg shortly after his release from 27 years in prison.
In this July 24, 2007, file photo, former South African President Nelson Mandela, who had turned 89 years old on July 18, laughs while celebrating his birthday with children at the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund in Johannesburg.
Former Chancellor Brady Deaton, right, embraces R. Bowen Loftin after Loftin was announced as the next chancellor at the Reynolds Alumni Center on Thursday.
R. Bowen Loftin and his wife, Karin Christiane Loftin, greet people shortly before he was announced as MU's next chancellor at the Reynolds Alumni Center on Thursday.
R. Bowen Loftin addresses the crowd at Reynolds Alumni Center after being announced as MU's next chancellor Thursday.
R. Bowen Loftin speaks at the news conference held to announce his new position as MU Chancellor on Thursday. Loftin previously led Texas A&M University.
An illustrated depiction of "Electrified" by Doug Ross.
Sue Scott created the forYou team at University Hospital. The group gives counseling services to staff members who have dealt with patient death. Scott created the program in 2009. It now has more than 100 participants including nurses, doctors, therapists, pharmacists and other health professionals.
Cambria Hankin talks to her three dogs, from left, Buddy, Riah and Stitch, Saturday at the Sepulveda Basin Off-Leash Dog Park in the Encino section of Los Angeles. Veterinarian Gary Weitzman, president of the San Diego Humane Society, has worked with tens of thousands of stray dogs over the last quarter century and says there is no question that pets and people communicate. Wags and barks speak volumes when it comes to understanding what a dog is saying, but there are also clues in a dog's eyes, ears, nose or the tilt of its head.
Jerry Ericksen pets his blind Boxer, 3-year-old Buster, Sunday at the Sepulveda Basin Off-Leash Dog Park in the Encino section of Los Angeles. Ericksen has two dogs and they have different needs that require different languages. Forest, a pit bull that was abused and starved before Ericksen got him, is still very timid and spends his time at the dog park hiding under Ericksen's chair.
In this photo provided by Tamara Leifer-Nau, her 1-year-old son Van Leifer-Nau cuddles with Neiko, a yellow lab-Saluki mix, at their San Diego home. Tamara Leifer-Nau says of her dog and son Van, "Neiko loves this baby, it's like Van is his baby. They love each other and Neiko goes in for as many kisses as he can get. They are inseparable. They are communicating at a completely different level."
December 4, 2013
Missouri women's basketball guard Liana Doty shoots a layup as Oral Roberts University guard Christian Key attempts a block during the game at Mizzou Arena on Wednesday.
Missouri women's basketball's Jordan Frericks prepares to pass during the team's game against Oral Roberts University at Mizzou Arena on Wednesday.
Missouri women's basketball coach Robin Pingeton laughs during the team's game against Oral Roberts University at Mizzou Arena on Wednesday.
Missouri women's basketball forward Bri Kulas shoots past Oral Roberts University forward Bernadett Balla at Mizzou Arena on Wednesday. The Tigers won the game 86-64.
The nation's first full face transplant patient Dallas Wiens looks on during a news conference at McCormick Place in Chicago on Wednesday. "My entire life is a miracle," Wiens said at the news conference.
R. Bowen Loftin
Missouri defensive end Kony Ealy knocks Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel down during a pass attempt in the second quarter on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.