Liam Stramberg gets a boost from Porscha Weddington on the last day of Bonnie Henrickson's Basketball Camp. Kansas Center Nicollette Smith joined them along with Liam's sister, Emma, and Zoe Grant.
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A sadhu, or Hindu holy man, adjusts his dreadlocks Friday on the banks of the River Ganges in Allahabad, India. Sadhus are gathering for allotment of land to set up their tents for the upcoming Magh Mela festival.
An Afghan refugee girl carrying a goat is reflected on the lsmall River in a poor neighborhood Friday in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
U.S. President Barack Obama leaves the podium after addressing the High Level Plenary meeting on Climate Change in Copenhagen in this picture provided by the United Nations.
Judy Wulfkuhle, Lecompton, left, and president of the Douglas County Family and Community Education Council, accepted the state “First Place Award in Education” for the council project of “Books, The Other Channel.” The award was presented at the Kansas Association of the Family and Community Education (KAFCE) state convention, Oct. 6-7, in Pittsburg, by state vice president, Sharon Giacometti.
The state conference of the Kansas Association of Family and Community Education (KAFCE) was Oct. 6-7 at Pittsburg State University. Margaret Fuston, Lecompton, left, was presented the Kansas “Heart of FCE” award by Tina Bailey, Northeast Area FCE director.
George Francis and his Collegians Dance Orchestra, which played in the 1950 and 1960s, gathered Aug. 21 at the Francis’ residence in Lawrence. Returning members are, back row, from left, Leonard Cuddy, Washington D.C.; Lanna Rios, Lexington, Mo.; Bob Zilliox, Hanover, Ind.; and Tom Bonar, Indianapolis; front row, from left, Nick Fryman, Los Angeles; and George Francis and Clyde Bysom, both of Lawrence. Dick Wright and Andy Murray, who also were members of the band, are deceased.
During the Kansas Association of the Family and Community Education (KAFCE) State Conference, held Oct. 6-7 in Pittsburg, the Kanwaka FCE unit of Douglas County won the first place Kansas “Community Service” award. Margaret Fuston of Lecompton, left, accepts the award from Sharon Giacometti, KAFCE vice president.
George Francis and his Collegians Dance Orchestra played most of the college and fraternity dances at Kansas University in the 1950s and 1960s. In this 1966 picture taken at Lawrence High School, are, back row, from left, Francis, trumpet; Lanna Wyatt, vocalist; Leonard Cuddy, drums; Tom Bonar, bass; and Nick Fryman, piano; front row, from left, Bob Zilliox, trombone; and Clyde Bysom, Dick Wright, and Andy Murray, all on saxophone.
Volunteering as bellringers for the Salvation Army Dec. 12 at Dillons, 3000 W. Sixth St., are, from left, Linda Mullens, Janet Riley and Bev Hill, members of the Lawrence chapter of Soroptimist International.
Soroptimist International members, from left, Barbara Murphy, Connie Boring and Jo Ann Kappelman, volunteer as bellringers for the Salvation Army on Dec. 12 at Dillons, 3000 W. Sixth St.
Employees of The World Company rang bells for the Salvation Army’s annual Christmas Campaign on Dec. 10. Sports writer Chuck Woodling, left, and Marketplace operations specialist Adrian Jacobs braved the cold outside Dillons, 3000 W. Sixth St.
Folk art by M.T. Liggett stands against a field of stars during a long exposure on a moonless night in Mullinville. Liggett’s artwork stretches for nearly a mile along U.S. 400 in southwest Kansas.
Martha Stewart makes brownies with Snoop Dogg during an appearance on “The Martha Stewart Show” Tuesday in New York in this publicity image released by The Martha Stewart Show. Nine of this year’s Crenshaw High School Cougars went through the Snoop Youth Football League, and the rapper is seen as a savior of sorts for football in an impoverished area of Los Angeles where gangs roam many of the streets.
Tourists walk under a newly installed copy of the inscription “Arbeit Macht Frei” on Friday at the main entrance to the former Nazi death camp Auschwitz Birkenau, in Oswiecim, southern Poland. The original infamous iron sign over the main entrance to the former Nazi death camp Auschwitz Birkenau was stolen before dawn Friday and the police launched an intensive search.
Christmas trees for sale in the Anchorage area are adorned with something truly different this holiday season: live Pacific Chorus frogs. Officials say the frogs could be carrying viruses and funguses, including one that has been killing amphibians on several continents.
Driver’s ed student Elliot Nicholson, 15, drives a course Nov. 23 at Miami Killian Senior High School in Miami. Many schools around the country are cutting driver’s ed programs because of budget cuts.
Enjoying a recent day off from school are, from left, Julia Rossillon, 7; Jennifer Pomes, 10; Gannon Hill, 8; and James Rossillon, 9, lying down. Julia and James’ mother, Sarah Rossillon, Lawrence, submitted the picture.