John and Theresa Connolly
Employee Therese Finizia of Miller's Drug Store in Pepper Pike, Ohio holds a bottle of the drug Vioxx in a file photo from Sept. 30, 2004. After millions in expenses and hundreds of hours of court time in six separate trials, neither Merck & Co. nor plaintiff attorneys have captured the upper hand in the litigation blizzard that followed the withdrawal of the drugmaker's pain medication Vioxx, experts say.
Eric Wedermyer and Andora Trent
Hillary Neeland and Aaron Emerson
Christopher Holliday and Alicia Meyer
Noel Jamison and Tiffany Slifer
Bryan Kuder and Layci Sours
Kristin Brune and Jerod Kruse
Brett Stoppel and Holly Krebs
Ricardo Kostner and Kathleen Hird Kostner
Jessica Harris-Wolking and Eric Wolking
Mary Lou Humphrey, left, of P.E.O. Chapter GQ, greets Eunyoung Cho, recipient of an International Peace Scholarship given by the P.E.O. Sisterhood, a philanthropic organization that offers educational opportunities for women. Cho recently visited Lawrence's GQ chapter and described her course of study at Kansas University in organ performance and church music. Humphrey is chairwoman of the IPS committee.
Van Go Mobile Arts is the recipient of the White House Award for its after-school arts program. Those associated with the program visited the state Capitol and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, center front, on March 3. Pictured are, from left, Lynne Green, Jim Lewis, Keiasia Harris, Valeria Boggs, Heather Hoy, Erin Koder, Michael Alexander, Laticha Bennett, Kandice Hall, Zayna Robles, Kirsten Brandon, Taiwo Hameed, Jessica Miller, Trevor Pickering, Lindsey Berig and Sen. Marci Francisco, D-Lawrence.
Cub Scout Pack 3072 Webelos received the Arrow of Light Award, Cub Scout's highest achievement, at the Blue and Gold Banquet on Feb. 19 at Free State High School. Webelos, from left, are Brian Morris, Sean Morris, Kyle Carpenter, Brandon Juracek, Sam Hearnen, Luke Peirce, Andrei Elliott, Kane Eggers, Terry Hines, Luke Lesslie and Reid Williams. In the back row are den leaders Jay Morris, left, and Jackie Counts.
Joan Sue Miller, left, community director of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, visits with Lawrence sculptor Mary Weisert after a dedication of Weisert's bronze statue "Magnificat." The statue was dedicated March 25 as part of a ceremony to expand the cemetery of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth.
Ginger Wehner, center, branch manager of KU Credit Union, receives the Luminary Award, given by the Lawrence Education Achievement Partners, on March 14 at the credit union. The award is given to two LEAP sponsors each year in recognition of their service. From left are Sue Morgan, Lawrence school board member; Laura Glass, of LRM Industries; Wehner; Karen Schuyler, of ICL Performance Products; and Sarah Klingele, LEAP director.
Mark Gonzales, center, community market president of Capital City Bank, 740 N.H. and 4000 W. Sixth St., is pictured with the winners of the bank's grand opening giveaway extravaganza. From left are the winners and the items that they won: Becky Combs, daughter of winner Clint Bostic, iPod; Gary Laster, laptop computer; Gonzales; Joan Knight, television; and Susan Haremza, Xbox. They were pictured Feb. 25 at the new location, 740 N.H.
Lieutenant colonel Derek Rogers gets support from his daughter Piper Rogers, front, before participating in the Polar Plunge, a fundraiser for the Special Olympics. From left are colonel Greg Burden, colonel Kerry Taylor, lieutenant colonel Derek Rogers and lieutenant colonel Chris Stratman, all of the 190th Air Refueling Wing of the Kansas Air National Guard. Debbie Rogers, Piper's mother, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
An opposition party supporter throws furniture taken from an apartment believed to be belonging to the police into a fire as a motorcycle tank catches fire at a demonstration in Kalanki, on the western edge of Katmandu, Nepal, Friday April 21, 2006, where four people were killed on Thursday. A massive crowd of protestors rallied on the outskirts of Katmandu Friday, defying a government-imposed curfew a day after security forces opened fire on demonstrators in a deadly display of force.
A detail of a handwritten poem by Robert Frost appears at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston Thursday, April 20, 2006. Th institution obtained the original version of the poem.The poem, "Dedication," was written for the January 1961 inauguration of President Kennedy, but never read by Frost in its entirety at the ceremony because of glare from the sun. Frost was 86 at the time.
President John F. Kennedy and poet Robert Frost chat in the green room of the White House under a portrait of John Quincy Adams. The 85-year-old poet who delivered one of his own works at Kennedy's inauguration, was the first scheduled visitor on January 22, 1961 to the White House. The John F. Kennedy Library and Museum has obtained the original version of the poem that Frost prepared for the inauguration of John F. Kennedy, but never read in its entirety because of the glare of the sun.