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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.

Landis and Cavendish at Tour of Missouri

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.

Keeping Tour of Missouri safe

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 at Tour of Missouri

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.

Tour of Missouri 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.
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