Around 8:30 a.m., Lawrence Police officers taped off the entrance
to the west alley at 7th and Connecticut Streets, where Life Flight
took a patient to a Kansas City Hospital.
Prairie Park School third-grader Alex Sanders, left, receives help
on the computer from classmate Alex Jones. Lawrence school
officials are considering the possibility of spending $10.3 million
over five years for computers and technology. That would augment a
proposed $8.9 million bond for school technology that voters will
be asked to approve in April. The third-graders played educational
games on the computer Wednesday at their school, 2711 Kensington
Charles Bartlett, national vice commander for the American Legion,
is visiting legion posts throughout the state in a push to increase
Rob Phillips and his wife, Beverly, walk Wednesday at Victorian
Veranda Country Inn north of Lawrence after Rob Phillips' arrest
Lawrence City commissioners have hired a consultant to figure out
how much development costs the city in terms of new infrastructure
and services. A newer neighborhood in northwest Lawrence overlooks
the Lawrence Energy Center in the distance.
Dennis Steffes, owner of Coyote's, 1003 E. 23rd St., and Last Call,
729 N.H., has filed a motion in municipal court claiming the city's
public smoking ban is unconstitutional.
Leroy Hernandez, with his wife, Evelyn Hernandez, holds a photo of
his son, Lance Cpl. Tony Hernandez, at his home in Canyon Lake,
Texas. Lance Cpl. Hernandez was killed when a military transport
helicopter crashed Wednesday in Iraq. At least 31 American troops
were killed in the incident.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair speaks during the opening session
at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Business and
political leaders began the first of five days of meetings
Wednesday. They will discuss issues ranging from China's economic
power to Iraq's future after Sunday's elections.
Former Kansas University men's basketball player Luke Axtell, shown
Dec. 11, 1999, during a game against Pittsburg State, is enjoying
his new job as coach at Hill Country Christian in Austin, Texas.
Lawrence High's Chaz Steele executes a dive. The Lions placed third
at a triangular Wednesday at Knox Natatorium, finishing behind
Olathe South and Manhattan in the team standings.
Lawrence High's Brian Workman, left, and Nick Leet cheer on a
teammate. The Lions placed third at a home triangular Wednesday at
This is the Cragstan Crapshooter, a battery-operated man who chews
while he waves his money, shakes his cup, then throws the dice. The
9 1/2-inch toy was made by Yonezawa, a Japanese firm, and sold last
fall for $88 at an auction.
Mary Jo Elston, who's been working at Howard Pine's Garden Center
and Green House for 13 years and knows the plant business as well
as anyone, makes sure seedlings are watered daily.
Cabbage seedlings in trays fill a holding area at Howard Pine's
Garden Center and Green House. Cole crops are among the first to be
planted when spring rolls around.
Peter Aulia, right, transfers flats of seedlings onto carts for
transport to other growing spots until spring arrives. Aulia and
Anita Vail, left, worked Monday at Howard Pine's Garden Center and
Green House, 1320 N. Third St.
Elaine Jardon, a Kansas University sophomore from Overland Park, lights candles during a vigil to commemorate the one-month anniversary of the tsunami in Southeast Asia. About two dozen people gathered Wednesday night at KU's Campanile for the event.
Lawrence Memorial High School Class of 1949 graduates gather in the home of Martha Longanecker, Lawrence, before attending their 55th class reunion, which was Oct. 2 at the Lawrence Holidome. They have been friends since high school and some since grade school. Back row, from left, are Martha Wise Longanecker, Lawrence; Shirley Winters Wagner, Baldwin; Nancy Semple Menchen, Las Vegas; and Margery Albright Hazlett, Lawrence. Front row, from left, are Lois Penny Cowan, Tulsa, Okla.; Marlene Underwood, Lawrence; Adrienne Auchard York, Council Bluffs, Iowa; Mary Jane Martin Fitzsimmons, Fairfield Bay, Ark., and Virginia Zillner Grob, Lawrence.