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Columbia College turns back Stephens volleyball team [Photo]

Columbia College’s Nicole Murphy (11) tries to block a hit from Stephens’ Megan Sheffield.

Columbia Parks and Rec hosts second 'Pooch Plunge' [Video]

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.

Rocky Creek Rezoning Map [Graphic]

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.

Shelter hosts first alligator [Photo]

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.

Alligator spends time in wading pool at humane society [Photo]

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.

Rescued alligator stays in fenced area [Photo]

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.

Second stage of 2009 Tour of Missouri [Photo]

Riders navigate a curve in the road west of Ste. Genevieve on Tuesday during Stage 2 of The Tour of Missouri cycling race.

President Obama speaks to high schoolers [Photo]

President Barack Obama delivers a speech on education at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Va., on Tuesday.

Elementary students watch broadcast of President Obama's speech [Photo]

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.

Students listen to president's speech [Photo]

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 Towing surveys motorcycle after crash [Photo]

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.

Towing company removes motorcycle [Photo]

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.

PDF download of the Hyde Amendment [Document]

Click here to download a copy of the Hyde Amendment.

Doing the duck dance [Photo]

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.

Roller skating rink DJ [Photo]

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.

Bill would create new rules for Internet ads [Photo]

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.

Fighting traffic at Tour of Missouri [Photo]

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.

Final lap of first stage of Tour of Missouri [Photo]

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.

In the shade at Tour of Missouri [Photo]

Spectators find a cool spot in the shade during the first stage of the Tour of Missouri on Monday in St. Louis.

Landis and Cavendish at Tour of Missouri [Photo]

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.
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