Douglas County Appraiser Marion Johnson looks over an aerial
photograph of property near Lone Star Lake, where Commissioner Jere
McElhaney is protesting a tax bill. The 10 acres under protest are
at the northwest corner of North 400 and East 600 roads, just north
New flashing lights along U.S. Highway 59 near the Wells Overlook
intersection caution drivers that the intersection is ahead. The
lights are intended as a short-term solution for the dangerous
intersection; transportation officials say a new freeway still will
be needed to make the road safe.
Colorado running back Chris Brown breaks off a 17-yard run as
Wisconsin defensive back B.J. Tucker (23) defends during the first
quarter of Saturday's Alamo Bowl in San Antonio.
Wisconsin players celebrate an interception by Darius Jones, left,
during Saturday's Alamo Bowl in San Antonio.
Virginia's Wali Lundy darts past West Virginia's Lance Frazier (19)
for the last of his four touchdowns in Virginia's 48-22 win in
Saturday's Continental Tire Bowl at Ericsson Stadium in Charlotte,
N.C. Lundy was the game's MVP.
Miami offensive linemen Sherko Haji-Rasouli, left, and Carlos
Joseph discuss blocking assignments during Saturday's practice in
Washington State running back Jermaine Green runs during Friday's
practice at the Coliseum in Los Angeles. Washington State will play
Oklahoma on Wednesday in the Rose Bowl.
Texas' Kala Bowers (4) looks to make a pass as Louisiana State's
Aiysha Smith, left, and DeTrina White apply pressure. The
second-ranked Tigers trounced the No. 15 Longhorns, 76-58, Saturday
at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, La.
Oklahoma's Quannas White walks past as Mississippi State's Wesley
Morgan, rear right, celebrates. The Bulldogs toppled the Sooners,
54-45, Saturday at the Sugar Bowl Classic in New Orleans.
Texas Tech coach Bob Knight yells at his team. The Red Raiders
needed overtime to dispose of Minnesota, 99-89, Saturday in
Minneapolis. The game was Knight's first visit to a Big Ten school
since he was fired from Indiana in 2000.
Louisville players Francisco Garcia (32), Taquan Dean (5) and Ellis
Myles celebrate their victory over intrastate rival Kentucky. The
Cardinals knocked off the Wildcats, 81-63, Saturday in Louisville,
Memphis players celebrate after their game against Illinois. The
Tigers knocked off the seventh-ranked Fighting Illini, 77-74,
Saturday at the Pyramid in Memphis, Tenn.
New York Giants tight end Jeremy Shockey flips the ball after a
catch as the Philadelphia's Ike Reese and Brian Dawkins watch
during Saturday's game in East Rutherford, N.J.
Kansas University's Blair Waltz, back left, and Nichelle Roberts,
right, and a pair of Indiana-Purdue Indianapolis players fight for
a possession. The Jayhawks beat the Jaguars, 83-61, on Saturday at
Kansas City running back Mike Cloud sits on the bench in the final
minutes. The Chiefs were blanked, 24-0, by the Raiders on Saturday
in Oakland, Calif.
Charolette Dolman, an employee of Sprint PCS in Lawrence, was one
of about 500 Sprint employees who were laid off in June.
Farmland Industries announced in 2002 it would sell its Lawrence
Davol Inc. will close its medical device manufacturing facility at
700 E. 22nd St. in March, a move that will eliminate 130 area jobs.
Four cousins turning 50 celebrate in a group party at the Mercer residence in Lawrence. The cousins' birthdays span from May to October, but the party was June 26 to accommodate the school teacher in the group. From left are Deb Burke, Lawrence, Rexanna Sanders, Lawrence, Dennis Mercer, Lawrence, and Deb Innes, Wichita. Dennis' mother, Vera Mercer, submitted the picture. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044. For more Friends and Neighbors, go to www.lawrence.com/publish/postem/friends.
Daniel Durkes, 4, makes a loop the easy way for his mother seated in the stands at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. Horsemen and women, including Durkes' father and sister, from Eskridge, roped steers on Saturday at the fairgrounds. Roping continues throughout the winter in the indoor arena.
TY, A BOXER BELONGING TO STEVE AND CAROLYN WILES, Lawrence, shows he's one cool cat. Have a photo for Pet Post? Send or bring the photo and some information about your pet to the Journal-World, 645 N.H., Lawrence 66044. Photos can also be posted online at www.lawrence.com/publish/postem/pets.