Meredith Kane, a former Lawrence High teacher who pleaded guilty in July of 2007 to one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, is shown reading poetry about her incarceration in this video from the PEARL Project at the Lawrence Public Library. Current and former inmates at the Topeka Correctional Facility in Topeka will perform monologues live at 7 p.m. Friday night at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. The PEARL project - Performing to Empower Awareness and Reinvent Lives - looks to bridge a gap between the public and criminals.
Suede's last design.
Korto's winning look.
Kansas City Royals second baseman Mike Aviles throws to first on a ground ball hit by Detroit's Miguel Cabrera. The Royals beat the Tigers, 10-4, on Wednesday in Detroit to escape last place.
In this Sept. 7 file photo, Kansas City quarterback Damon Huard passes against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass. Chiefs coach Herm Edwards said Huard - not Tyler Thigpen - would start this Sunday against Denver at Arrowhead Stadium.
Kansas State defensive end Ian Campbell has been awarded the Black Lion regiment patch for the Wildcats. K-State is the only nonmilitary college to award the patch, an honor that goes to a player who demonstrates leadership and sacrifices for the good of the team.
Spain's Queen Sofia receives a kiss from a donkey after she baptized it Wednesday during a visit to the headquarters of a donkey foundation in Rute, Spain.
Eight Lawrence residents enjoy kayaking on Salo Lake, Minn., with Allison Smith, their guide and an employee of Wintermoon-Summersun in Brimson, Minn. Pictured are Sammie Messick, Debi Taylor, Margy Rose, Gail Griffin, Allison Smith, Susan Morris, Lyn Walther, Chris Durflinger and Mary Chappell.
Chinese waiters and waitresses prepare a lunch for a high-level official event at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing in this Dec. 11, 2007, file photo. The nation's political elite has access to gourmet, all-organic delicacies while the rest of the populace face a food supply fraught with sometimes harmful items - cancer-causing fish, pesticide-laden vegetables and chemical-tainted milk products.
Protesters hold up signs as lawmakers, seen in background, question financial leaders, not pictured, at a Senate Banking Committee hearing this week on Capitol Hill in Washington.