September 9, 2009
President Barack Obama waves before an address to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on Wednesday. He spoke in detail about his proposed health care plan.
Mexican luchadores Blue Demon, Jr., Mil Mascaras, Neutron and Dos Caras pose in a production still for the movie Mil Mascaras Vs. the Aztec Mummy which was filmed in Columbia in 2005. The Columbia premiere will be held at Jesse Hall on Thursday.
Floyd Landis, center, rides down 7th Street in St. Louis in the fifth lap of the 75-mile first stage of the Tour of Missouri on Monday. Landis, who was stripped of his victory in the 2006 Tour de France due to a failed drug test, finished 62nd in Monday's race.
Hickman's Adam Luektemeyer tries to drive the ball past Jefferson City's James Moesel during the first half of a game on Tuesday at the Soccer Park in Jefferson City. The Jays defeated the Kewpies 1-0, scoring a goal with less than three minutes left in the game.
Columbia College’s Nicole Murphy (11) tries to block a hit from Stephens’ Megan Sheffield.
An alligator found living in a bathtub now spends most of its time in a plastic children's wading pool filled with water, grass and logs at the Central Missouri Humane Society.
The alligator, known at the Central Missouri Humane Society as Allygator, relaxes in a children's wading pool filled with water, grass and logs at the shelter where he has lived for the past two months.
The pen housing the rescued alligator sits in the middle of an open field at the Central Missouri Humane Society. The alligator spends most of its time in a plastic children's pool filled with water, grass and logs.
Columbia City Council voted to rezone the .97 acre tract of land in order to build three condos. Neighbors had expressed concern about stormwater drainage issues and the density of the developments.
Nicole Johnson, Janel Twehous and Matt Johnson talk about the Pooch Plunge event held at Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center on Tuesday, Sept. 8. This is the second time that Columbia Parks and Recreation has held the event, which allows dogs to swim in the pool. Twehous, recreation supervisor for the city of Columbia, estimated that more than 50 dogs would show up.
September 8, 2009
Riders navigate a curve in the road west of Ste. Genevieve on Tuesday during Stage 2 of The Tour of Missouri cycling race.
President Barack Obama delivers a speech on education at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Va., on Tuesday.
Fourth-grade students at Amqui Elementary School in Nashville, Tenn., watch the broadcast of President Barack Obama delivering a speech on the importance of education on Tuesday.
Rock Bridge junior Sarah Kang and sophomore Tahura Lodhi listen to President Obama's speech to students on Tuesday in the Performing Arts Center at Rock Bridge High School.
Doug Perry, owner of Doug Perry Towing, surveys a motorcycle after removing it from Rock Quarry Road on Tuesday. The motorcycle collided with a car after crossing the double yellow line.
Bruce Hendrens and Doug Perry of Doug Perry Towing remove a motorcycle from the grass after it collided with a car Tuesday afternoon off of Rock Quarry Road.
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Wilie Trent does the "duck dance" at Empire Roller Rink on June 25. Trent enjoys spending time with the youth of Columbia which is one of the main reasons why he opened his skating rink.
Willie Trent disc jockeys the skating session at Empire Roller Rink on June 25. Trent is co-owner with his wife, Lisa, and the couple has been a staple in the Columbia community for years.