Obama waves to Congress

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.

Luchadores from movie made in Columbia

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 rides in Tour of Missouri

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.

Driving ball past Hickman player

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 turns back Stephens volleyball team

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

Shelter hosts first alligator

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Doing the duck dance

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

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

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

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

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

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