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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.

Tour of Missouri peloton

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.

Bobber bouncing at Twin Lakes Recreation Area

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.

Boy keeps his feet dry at Twin Lakes Recreation Area

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.

Waiting for fish at Twin Lakes Recreation Area

Seven-year-old Jack Welshons, left, and Henry Koenig, 8, hang out while waiting for fish at Twin Lakes Recreation Area on Labor Day.

Hooking a worm at Twin Lakes Recreation Area

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.

Digging up worms at Twin Lakes Recreation Area

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.

Playing with a dog at Twin Lakes Recreation Area

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.

Fishing at Stephens Lake Park

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 fun on the slide

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."

Two boys fishing at Stephens Lake Park

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.

Two boys soaked in water at Stephens Lake Park

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.

Two boys play in water at Stephens Lake Park

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.

Girl plays in water at Stephens Lake Park

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.

Tracking marathon participants

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.

Pushing for the finish line

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.
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