September 8, 2009
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.
College student Joy Troy checks a Twitter page at the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Va., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet, is drafting a bill that would impose broad new rules on Web sites and Internet advertisers to protect consumer privacy.
September 7, 2009
Addy Engels, a cyclist from the Netherlands, tries to get around a competing team's support car. Engels finished 80th in Monday's 75-mile circuit race — the first stage of this year's Tour of Missouri.
Racers pedal down Seventh Street in St. Louis during the final lap of Monday's circuit race — the first stage of this year's Tour of Missouri.
Spectators find a cool spot in the shade during the first stage of the Tour of Missouri on Monday in St. Louis.
Floyd Landis, left, and Mark Cavendish, right, ride in the first stage of the 2009 Tour of Missouri on Monday in St. Louis. Cavendish won the stage in just less than 2 hours and 44 minutes.
St. Louis police officer Joseph Marcantano keeps an eye on spectators as cyclists speed past during the first stage of the Tour of Missouri on Monday in St. Louis.
George Hincapie, center, waits at the starting line for Monday's circuit race in St. Louis to begin. The event was the first stage of this year's Tour of Missouri cycling race.
Members of Team Columbia-HTC and a lone member of Team Cervelo move to the front of the pack as they work their way along 7th Street in St. Louis as part of the 7.5 mile circuit of the first stage of the Tour of Missouri on Monday. The first stage was won by Britain's Mark Cavendish, competing for Columbia-HTC, and consisted of ten laps of the circuit.
Alessandro Vanotti, center, of Team Liquigas competes in the first stage of the Tour of Missouri on Monday. The stage consisted of ten laps of a 7.5 mile circuit through St. Louis and was won by Britain's Mark Cavendish of Team Columbia-HTC.
Oliver Koenig, 4, sees his bobber bounce in the water as fish nibble the bait on his fishing line at Twin Lakes Recreation Area on Labor Day. Oliver joined friends and family to fish and play outdoors.
Oliver Koenig, 4, perches on a log next to Hinkson Creek at Twin Lakes Recreation Area on Labor Day. Oliver stayed out of the water to keep his socks and tennis shoes dry.
Seven-year-old Jack Welshons, left, and Henry Koenig, 8, hang out while waiting for fish at Twin Lakes Recreation Area on Labor Day.
Jack Welshons, 7, waits as his mother, Susan Nagle, hooks a worm on his fishing pole at Twin Lakes Recreation Area on Labor Day. Jack, his twin sister Sam and their mother spent the afternoon fishing and catching crayfish with family friends.
Sam Welshons, 7, inspects the worms she collected for fishing at Twin Lakes Recreation Area on Labor Day. Sam hooked the worm on her fishing pole by herself but did not catch a fish.
Steve Goyette, left, and his son Dominik, 6, try to stay dry as Cherry, a goldendoodle puppy, jumps up to say hello at Twin Lakes Recreation Area on Labor Day.
Silas Kluever, 7, spent his Labor Day off from school fishing at Stephens Lake Park. Silas, his father and two friends came to the park to try their luck.
Labor Day doesn't have much meaning for 2-year-old Max Morrow. It's just another reason to get out to Stephens Lake Park to enjoy some fun in the sun. "It was Max's request", said his mother, Karyn Morrow, a stay-at-home mom. "We hit the park a lot."
Seven-year-old Silas Kluever, right, waits for fish to bite while his friend Hunter Rottinghaus, 7, tries his luck with the a net at Stephens Lake Park on Labor Day. The boys had no luck fishing, but that didn't stop them from enjoying their day off from school.