A Shagbark hickory is seen in New Paltz, N.Y. Shagbark hickory (Carya ovata) is well-named, for the long strips of bark with ends curling away from the trunk do give it a truly shaggy appearance.
FORMER KU FOOTBALL COACH MIKE GOTTFRIED hugs a camper in Mobile, Ala. Gottfried founded Team Focus, a program aimed at providing guidance to kids growing up without fathers.
MIKE gottfried, right, pictured with mike norseth, left, and mike solari in this Nov. 9, 1985, file photo, coached at KU from 1983-85. Former KU athletic director Monte Johnson said Gottfried was like a father to the players he coached.
Former Kansas university football coach Mike Gottfried speaks at a camp for boys who don’t have fathers in their lives. Gottfried founded Team Focus, a program aimed at providing guidance to kids growing up without fathers, in 2000.
James Ahlert, right
North East Kansas Gold Star Mothers Chapter officers take their oath and receive instruction from Betty Pulliam, right, Vietnam War Gold Star Mother, during the chapter’s chartering ceremony Dec. 14, 2008, at Main Post Chapel at Fort Leavenworth.
The 2008 White House Christmas card
Christian worshippers reach out as Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal, center, carries a ceramic baby Jesus toward the Grotto in the Church of St. Catherine early today following Christmas Mass in the Church of the Nativity, traditionally believed by many to be where Jesus Christ was born, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem.
Members of the Tonganoxie Community Historical Society, from left, Carol Slawson, Tonganoxie; Carol Stoffer, Tonganoxie; Betty Englen, McLouth; and Laurie Walters, McLouth, decorate an old-fashioned Christmas tree to donate to the annual Tonganoxie library silent auction. Englen submitted the picture.