Reaching for the sky [Photo]

Jessica Coner, 4, glances at the mirror while doing an arabesque with Barney the Bear, alongside her instructor Hallie Rainwater. Jessica, who has been dancing for a year, is a student in the Creative Movement class for three and four year olds at Dancearts of Columbia.

Man attempts to break world record in teeth lifting [Slideshow]

Delayed retirement [Photo]

Circuit Judge Gene Hamilton swears in a witness during the trial in November 2009 at the Boone County Courthouse in Columbia. He was delayed his retirement until September.

Joins leadership council [Photo]

Karl Skala, Third Ward councilman, has been named to a national leadership training council.

Teeth-lifting man trains four days a week [Photo]

Steve Schmidt trains four days a week in a shed behind his home in Leslie, MO, but alternates the muscle groups as to not cause injury. Schmidt has never hurt his jaw or chipped a tooth while performing teeth lifting.

Chart: Cost of Living [Graphic]

The cost of living in Columbia is 8.9 percent below the national average, according to the 2009 Cost of Living Index from the American Chamber of Commerce Researchers Association. This means that in 2009 $100 worth of consumer goods and services in the average U.S. city cost $91.10 in Columbia.

J.D. Salinger [Photo]

J.D. Salinger, author of "The Catcher in the Rye," "Nine Stories" and "Franny and Zooey," is shown in this 1951 file photo.

Apple reveals iPad [Slideshow]

After the speech [Photo]

President Barack Obama talks with members of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington after delivering his State of the Union address. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland is at left and House Majority Whip James Clyburn of South Carolina is second from left.

A warm welcome [Photo]

President Barack Obama is greeted in the House chambers as he prepares to delivers his State of the Union address.

A full House [Photo]

President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington in front of both the House and Senate and other guests in the gallery.

Keeping the pace [Photo]

President Barack Obama gestures as he delivers his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington.

President addresses the nation [Photo]

President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday. Vice President Joe Biden is behind the president.

Pink shoelaces [Photo]

The Rock Bridge girls basketball team laces up in pink to support breast cancer awareness.

Kewpies' Shaunee Ballenger [Photo]

Hickman senior Shaunee Ballenger goes to the net while Rock Bridge senior Orreshia Chatman defends.

State of the Union by content [Graphic]

GRAPHIC | The State of the Union address by subject.

Bruins' Amaya Williams [Photo]

Rock Bridge senior Amaya Williams drives toward the basket against Hickman sophomore Arianna Prince during Wednesday's game. Williams scored 13 points in the Bruins' 52-43 win over the Kewpies.

iPad offers more storage, color screen [Graphic]

Apple CEO Steve Jobs publicly announced the company’s new tablet computing device, the iPad, on Wednesday in San Francisco. The device, which will be available in late March, will be able to run applications written for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Apple will release another model in April with 3G wireless Internet access through AT&T.

Word choices in the State of the Union [Graphic]

GRAPHIC | Policy-related keywords in Wednesday's State of the Union address.

Speaker addresses minorities, academic achievement gap [Photo]

Patricia Williams speaks on Wednesday in Stotler Lounge in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at an MU event sponsored by the Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative, Missouri School of Law and the Peace Studies Program. Williams not only addressed the academic achievement gap in the U.S. but also focused on how the media's portrayal of minorities can have a lasting and destructive influence on its viewers.