In this Oct. 25, 2008 file photo, Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford passes the ball during the first quarter of a NCAA college football game against Kansas State in Manhattan, Kan. Bradford was selected as the Heisman Trophy winner on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008.
Iowa's Jarryd Cole (50) shoots between Iowa State defenders Cameron Lee, left, Diante Garrett (10) and Lucca Staiger (5) during the second half of this NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Dec. 12 2008, in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa won 73-57.
Traffic is redirected Friday in Derry, N.H., after a utility pole snapped because of an overnight ice storm. The ice storm knocked out power to more than a million homes and businesses in New England, New York and Pennsylvania.
Karen Lee Holman
Nancy A. Whitaker
Jadyn Wymore, 3, tries on her Halloween costume. She is the daughter of Jamie and Jodi Wymore of Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Mark Madden, a General Motors Corvette assembly plant worker, hangs a door on a Corvette on Friday at the Bowling Green, Ky., facility. Madden put a sign up at his work station when talks about helping the ailing auto industry began to fail.
In this Nov. 25, 2008, file photo, an Iraqi boy holds a toy gun during a joint American and Iraqi military security sweep in the neighborhood of Sadriyah in Baghdad, Iraq. With violence down and more children on the streets, U.S. soldiers in the city of Mahmoudiya, Iraq, south of Baghdad, have a new mission: clearing toy guns from the bustling shopping district. U.S. and Iraqi officers say the toys look so realistic that soldiers might mistake them for the real thing and open fire.
Tyler Lee McWilliams and Nicole Marie Andregg
Mary and Robert Robins
Deacon Rita Tracy, left, Sandra Wiechert and Alison Myers-Arenth view photo displays of Trinity Episcopal Church’s many ministries during the combined Ministry Fair-Stewardship Sunday on Oct. 19. Wiechert serves as stewardship chairwoman and Myers-Arenth coordinated the fair.
From left are Betty and Frank Alexander, past presidents, and Barbara and Dave Neff, 2009 elected presidents, of the Lawrence Happy Time Squares square dance club. The elections were conducted at the Nov. 8 dance at the West Campus of the First United Methodist Church in Lawrence. This year’s theme was “Share Our Blessings.” The club collected 200 pounds of food and cash for a local food pantry.
Volunteers from the Kansas University School of Law take a break from collecting parking fees at a girl’s soccer tournament hosted by the Kaw Valley Soccer Association on Sept. 27 at the Youth Sports Inc. complex. From left are students Rury Grisham, Lauren Kohn and Justin Clarke; Steve Leben, a Kansas Court of Appeals judge; and student Elizabeth Becker.
Opening night for a “A Christmas Story,” presented by Lawrence Community Theatre and Hallmark Cards Inc., was Nov. 28. Cast members are, back row from left, Katie Elsbury as Mother and Knute Pittenger as The Old Man; and front row from left Ryan Leibold as Randy, Chase Barclay as Ralphie, and Phil Grecian, author of the play. The play runs through Sunday.
Nancy Acthley, left, Joy Sodders, Connie Hadl, Carole Scott and Chris Jump prepare for the 14th annual Festival of Nativities at Centenary United Methodist Church on Nov. 30. The festival has more than 300 nativities and will be on display until Dec. 21.
Alumni and students from Kansas University School of Law participate in the second annual “KU Law — Making a Difference for Lawrence” on Sept. 27. From left are Karen Arnold-Burger, a municipal court judge in Overland Park, and Janice Miller Karlin, a U.S. bankruptcy judge for the District of Kansas, both KU alumnae; student James Nelson; Pat Pisani, executive director of Hilltop Child Development Center; and student Josh Williamson. The group stained and sealed the playground equipment at the Hilltop center, with Pisani serving as project supervisor.
Midge Grinstead, Lawrence Humane Society executive director, center, receives a check for $865 from tips collected from the 2008 Get Downtown event. The check was presented on Nov. 3 from Jason Edmonds, a member of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce board of directors, left, and Tom Kern, chamber president and CEO, right.
The Revs. Charles Granger, left, George Wiley and Paul McLain enjoy refreshments and mylar balloons at a reception for Trinity Episcopal Church’s Stewardship Sunday on Oct. 19. All are Episcopal clergymen. Granger is retired, Wiley teaches at Baker University and McLain is a curate at Trinity Church.
Kansas University law students Tawnya Johnson, left, and Erin Slinker Tomasic wrap presents for the Lawrence Arts Center’s annual Children’s Holiday Shop during the second annual “KU Law — Making a Difference for Lawrence” day on Sept. 27.
Nico Hees, a Rotary exchange student sponsored by the three Lawrence Rotary clubs, pins the banner from his hometown Rotary club to the Jayhawk Breakfast Rotary Club’s international banner. Hees is from Holzwickede, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, and a junior at Free State High School. Some of his activities include the German Club, Social Awareness Club and dramatics. Hees was the speaker at the Jayhawk Rotary Club’s meeting on Nov. 6. During the presentation, he provided information on the demographics and history of Germany, his German school and his family. Jayhawk Rotarian Delmar Falen and his wife, Evelyn, are his host parents.