September 7, 2009
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.
Six-year-old David Hernandez right, holds a fountain spout with his foot while Davantee White, 8, looks on at Stephens Lake Park on Labor Day.
Drew Pridemore, left, runs through the fountain at Stephens Lake Park with his older brother Josh on Labor Day. The boys, who are from Ashland, came out with their aunt to enjoy some nice summer weather.
Twenty-month-old Eva Butt romps through the fountains at Stephens Lake Park on Labor Day. Stephens Lake Park hosted a crowd of people who took advantage of the nice weather by fishing, swimming and enjoying the sun.
From left: Peggy Horner, Marie Kerl, Kate Floros, Andrea and Tom Allen track the progress of participants as they approach the finish line of the 50th Annual Heart of America marathon, on Monday. Tom Allen has helped staff the marathon for over 20 years. "I like to see the runners come in. I know what they've gone through," he said.
Karen Mills, 27, left, and Chris Bowling, 40, both of Columbia, push for the finish line of the 50th Annual Heart of America marathon on Monday. The annual marathon is considered one of the most difficult in the United States because of the heat and the grade of hills, and most competitive runners avoid it because of its potential impact on their national standings.
Boonsom Hartman, 52 of Oak Forest, Ill., receives a hug after completing the 50th Annual Heart of America marathon on Monday. Hartman, known as the "Lipstick Lady" for the fresh lipstick she applies before crossing every finish line, wore #200 in honor of her 200th marathon.
Chad Rogers, 26, of Columbia is overcome with emotion as he finishes the 50th Annual Heart of America marathon. The marathon is considered one of the most difficult in the United States with more competitive racers avoiding it because of the race's potential impact on their standings.