Nepal’s Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal, center, and members of the Cabinet raise hands in favor of a document to highlight the negative impacts of global warming on Mount Everest, seen in the background, during a special Cabinet meeting Friday at Kalapathar in Nepal. Nepal’s top politicians strapped on oxygen tanks Friday and held a Cabinet meeting amid the frigid, thin air of Mount Everest to highlight the danger global warming poses to glaciers ahead of next week’s international climate change talks. Kalapathar is a flat area at an altitude of 17,192 feet next to Everest base camp, the jumping-off point for climbers seeking to scale the peak.
U.S. murder suspect Amanda Knox shares a word with her Italian lawyer Carlo Dalla Vedova, left, prior to a final hearing before the verdict Friday at the court in Perugia, Italy. Knox was found guilty of murdering her British roommate and sentenced to 26 years in prison.
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Tripp Bates, 8 months, enjoys the fall weather. His great-aunt, Tina Bates, Oskaloosa, submitted the picture.
Designer Dr. Seungbae Lee, left, CEO of AeroNet, and his workers prepare to install the AES WindJet 5 Vertical Axis Twin-Rotor Wind Turbine behind A.L. Huber, a construction company, last month in Overland Park.
The Vermont Street Neighborhood held its fall picnic on Oct. 18 with a potluck dinner in the street, which was blocked to traffic. Neighborhood members are, from left, Jenna Georgeson, Tom Cottin, Mary Seyk and Bob Georgeson.
Administrators from the Lawrence public schools provided tours to McGrew Real Estate Realtors. The tour was intended to help real estate professionals answer questions posed by clients and customers new to the Lawrence area. Those attending, toured each school, met the principals, and ate lunch with the students. Pictured on Oct. 29 at Prairie Park School are, back row, from left, John Geist, USD 497 building services supervisor; Thomas Howe; David Williams, Prairie Park principal; Toni McCalla; Tom Bracciano, USD 497 division director of operations and facility planning; Pat Flavin and Carl Cline; second row, from left, Kim Clements, Patty McGrew, Julie Boyle, USD 497 communications director; and Elaine Winn; and front row, from left, are Linn Wiley, Diane Kennedy and Tracy Saenz. Also attending the tour but not pictured are Eddie Davalos, Amy Harris, Crystal Swearingen, Nancy O’Brien and Linda Trotter.
Kansas Citizens For Science, an organization that advocates for quality public school science, celebrated its 10th anniversary on Nov. 7 at the Kansas University Natural History Museum. At the event, the organization honored its current and past presidents, Jack Krebs, Lawrence; Liz Craig, Roeland Park; Harry McDonald, Olathe; and Steve Lopes, Lawrence.
John David Brown of Baldwin City, left, and Kristen Ozbun of Rose Hill, were crowned the homecoming king and queen at McPherson College during half-time ceremonies of the Oct. 3 football game. Brown is a business administration major, with an emphasis in management and finance. He is the son of David and Twilla Brown, Baldwin City. Ozbun is a physical education major. She is the daughter of Brad and Loretta Ozbun, Rose Hill.
Dr. Virginia Johnston, Lawrence, retired emeritus professor of clinical laboratory sciences, right, received the Kansas University Medical Center 2009 Honorary Alumnus Award in Allied Health. At left, is Dr. Barbara Atkinson, executive vice chancellor of KUMC. The event was Oct. 17 at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo.
Attending the Oct. 5 Old Bag Sale at Bella Sera are, from left, Barbara Buck, Betsy Joy, Joan Golden and Connie Sollars. The first-time event sold old purses donated by club members and friends, and raised more than $5,000 for the Fairy Godmother’s Fund.
From left, Diane Sanders, Joan Wise, Susie Lounsburg and Gunda Hiebert attended the Old Bag Sale on Oct. 5 at Bella Sera. Around 150 bags were purchased during the first-time event, which drew more than 125 attendees.
Members of the S&P Investment Club hosted the Old Bag Sale on Oct. 8 at Bella Sera. Hosts and members, from left, are Karen Cochran, Margaret Ann Schwartzburg, Connie Friesen, Markie Bieri, Phyllis McAdoo, Sheryl Jacobs, Marilyn Bittenbender, Ann Evans, Jeanne Pees, Cindy Bailey, Kitty Gray and Judy Billings. Not pictured are Faye Jones and Mary Olson. The event raised more than $5,000 for the Fairy Godmother’s Fund by selling old purses that were donated by club members and friends.
The Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties in Kansas will host the 59th Annual Community Ball and Cotillion today at the Kansas City Marriott-Downtown. The event recognizes outstanding high school seniors who are actively involved in their school and community. Participants are, back row, from left, Dylan Sanders of Sumner Academy, Coulter Vestal of Eudora, and Brian Pemberton of Basehor; front row, from left, are Katy Meyer of Sumner Academy, Emily Herre of Bonner Springs, and Jessica Boyer of Lawrence.
United States Marine Cpl. Joseph Kelly of Va., from the 2nd MEB, 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, walks past Afghan youths during a patrol Friday near Khan Nashin in the volatile province of Helmand, southern Afghanistan. About 1,000 Marines and 150 Afghan troops were taking part in “Operation Cobra’s Anger” in a bid to disrupt Taliban supply and communications lines Friday in the Now Zad Valley of Helmand province.
GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz delivers a keynote speech at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week. Interim CEO Ed Whitacre Jr. is shaking up GM’s numbers-oriented bureaucracy, and has appointed Lutz as one of his top advisers.
A window display of two barely dressed female models engaged in mundane activities is a big hit in New York City.
Students hold banners in an elections protest June 15 at the gate of Tehran University in Tehran. Iranian students are besieged by a clampdown in the universities, with a wave of arrests and expulsions as they gear up for a major anti-government protest Monday.