September 9, 2009
President Barack Obama delivers a speech on health care to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol. Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sit behind the president.
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.
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, 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.
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’s Nicole Murphy (11) tries to block a hit from Stephens’ Megan Sheffield.
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.
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.
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.
September 8, 2009
Riders navigate a curve in the road west of Ste. Genevieve on Tuesday during Stage 2 of The Tour of Missouri cycling race.
President Barack Obama delivers a speech on education at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Va., on Tuesday.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.