Texas quarterback Colt McCoy (12) is pursued by Missouri defender Ziggy Hood, right, during the first quarter of their NCAA football game in Austin, Texas, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008. Texas' Charlie Tanner assists on the play.
Nebraska's Ndamukong Suh (93) applies pressure on Kansas quarterback Todd Reesing (5), as Kansas' Chet Hartley (79) blocks. Already a feared defensive end, Suh is making a name for himself on offense, too.
KU's Charlton Keith (99) brings down Texas QB Vince Young in the second half of the '04 game.
Connecticut's Hasheem Thabeet celebrates in the closing minutes of UConn's 81-55 victory over Western Carolina on Friday in Storrs, Conn.
Vera E. Hull
Dale and Marilyn Johnson feed livestock Tuesday on their 22-acre farm south of Fort Scott. They tend to four llamas, a goat and a donkey. The couple recently attended a class on rural living in Nevada, Mo., to help their transition to southeast Kansas from southern California.
The Mount Calvary Monastery and Retreat House is seen Friday in Santa Barbara, Calif after a wildfire ravaged the area. Firefighters struggled Friday against an out-of-control wildfire that destroyed at least 100 homes in a wealthy, celebrity-studded enclave, flaring up so fast that it caught some terrified residents behind the automatic gates of their mansions.
Treyton DesLauriers, 23 months, visits Schaake's Pumpkin Patch. He is the son of Thomas and Anna DesLauriers, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Eldon Bontrager pours the filling into a rhubarb pie in this October 2008 file photo at Carolyn's Essenhaus in Arlington. Bontrager has worked at his daughter's restaurant for nearly seven years, coming in at 4 a.m.
Cynthia Carroll, the first woman CEO of Anglo American, one of the world's largest independent mining companies, speaks with students in the Kansas University School of Business. Carroll, who earned a master's degree in geology from KU in 1982 and master's of business administration from Harvard University, received the geology department's Haworth Award on Friday. This year Fortune Magazine ranked Carroll No. 1 on its International Power 50, a list of women who "stand out in what remain male-dominated industries." Forbes described Carroll as "a powerhouse in the world of commodities, a sector crucial to the world's economy. And within the corridors of world governments, she is a force to be reckoned with."
President Bush walks with President-elect Barack Obama on Monday down the Colonnade to the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C. After the two had closed-door talks, accounts of what they discussed had been leaked to the media.
Workers squeeze melamine-tainted milk into a drainage ditch leading to the sewage treatment plant at a Mengniu Dairy factory in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province Nov. 5. Now that the worst of China's tainted dairy scandal appears to be over, authorities are tackling the next problem: getting rid of the chemical-laced milk.
Space shuttle Endeavour lifts off from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center on Friday in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Space shuttle Endeavour seven member crew is on a mission to the International Space Station.
JoAnn Dunlap cooks for her family in the garage of their Bridge City, Texas, home on Oct. 30. The garage and carport are being used for closet space, a living room and kitchen. Two months after Ike struck Sept. 13, finding housing is still difficult in this swath of Gulf Coast that relies on the petrochemical industry and fishing for its lifeblood.
In this 2006 file photo, 19-week-old turkeys are shown on the Clayton Straughn farm near Turkey, N.C. Thanksgiving is bringing turkey producers little to celebrate this year, while diners anticipating the most turkey-centric of holidays may be grateful that they won't see much difference in the cost of their bird.
Members of the Gathering of Grace Band of Plymouth Congregational Church perform at the Lawrence Habitat for Humanity Music Fest. The event was Sept. 21 at Abe and Jake's Landing. Proceeds will support the Habitat Faith Build home construction project in 2009.
Members of the Music Fest Festival Choir perform original works by Donna Butler Douglas at the Lawrence Habitat for Humanity Music Fest. The event was Sept. 21 at Abe and Jake's Landing.
Guest speaker Paul Buskirk, Kansas University associate athletics director, gave an address on "Seeking True Leadership" at the Leadership Lawrence Alumni Luncheon on Sept. 25 at Morning Star Church.
Girl Scout Troops from Quail Run School, Daisy 1917, Brownie 460 and Junior 643, had a Halloween scavenger hunt on Oct. 12 at Hidden Valley and celebrated the birthday of Juliet Low, the founder of Girl Scouts.
Members of the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church's Celebration Singers perform at the Lawrence Habitat for Humanity Music Fest on Sept. 21 at Abe and Jake's Landing. The Music Fest is a concert of sacred music featuring musicians and choirs from Lawrence area churches and a combined choir directed by Donna Butler Douglas.
Judy Wright, left, Sara Dawson and Doug Dawson attended the Leadership Lawrence Alumni Luncheon on Sept. 25 at Morning Star Church.
Jana Dobbs, right, presents the Distinguished Alum Award for 2008 to Al Hack during the Leadership Lawrence Alumni Luncheon on Sept. 25 at Morning Star Church.
Girl Scouts Dads, from left, John Delfelder, John Bollinger and Chad Dodd dressed up as a Daisy, Junior and Brownie Girl Scout to surprise the girls at the end of a scavenger hunt on Oct. 12 at Hidden Valley.
The Wicked Wahines, also know as Lawrence Presbyterian Manor residents, from left, Dr. Helen Gilles, Nancy Leet, Katie Cox, Carol Floersch and Emily Russell, made a special guest appearance during a Halloween party on Oct. 24. The women performed Hawaiian songs during a skit at the manor for friends and family.
Girl Scouts, back row from left, are Caitlin Dodd, Piper Rogers, Lilly Bart; front row, from left, Sidney Delfelder, Ali Dodd and Parker Delfelder. The Scouts celebrated the birthday of Juliet Low, the founder of Girl Scouts, and participated in a Halloween scavenger hunt on Oct. 12 at Hidden Valley.
Jim and Barbara Butell
Joseph Van Saun and Sarah O'Hurley
Joshua Steward and Karen Bentley
Jamie Huston and Abbey Murray
Brian and Katie Seymour
Kimberly and Ross Smith