Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, right, winks at European Commission President Jose-Manuel Barroso at a joint news conference after their talks Friday in Moscow. Russia and the European Union tested the troubled waters of their relationship Friday, holding the first top-level meetings since a chilling two-week cutoff of Russian gas supplies via Ukraine.
Sisters Janice Arneson, Geneva Tucker and Lois Weeks, all of Lawrence, stop to enjoy an orange along Interstate 70 near Columbia, Mo., en route to the 2008 BCS Fed Ex Orange Bowl in Miami. Tom Tucker, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
William A. Millar
President Barack Obama tugs on a tight pen cap after he signed an executive order establishing the Economic Recovery Advisory Board as its members look on, Friday in the East Room of the White House. Senate Democrats reached agreement with a small group of Republicans on Friday night on an economic stimulus measure at the heart of Obama’s plan for combatting the worst recession in decades.
Students in Connie Levin’s kindergarten class raise their hands to answer questions during story time Wednesday at Daniel Warren Elementary School in Mamaronek, N.Y. Throughout the year Levin has incorporated famous figures from different cultural backgrounds, including African-American history, to teach her students a universal concept of mutual respect and a sense of community.
Drummers perform during “Las Llamadas” carnival parade Thursday in Uruguay.
October Strange and Brian Lowe
Tess Ludwick and Brandon Brensing
Corey Johnson and Emma Mercer
Clog dancing at the Dec. 13 dance of the Happy Time Squares square dance club are, from left, Rosalee Rainbolt, Tonya Ketchum, Wade Morrow, with Laura Morrow cuing behind, Mary K. Page and Toni Nelson. The dance was held at the West Campus of the Lawrence First United Methodist Church.
Reps. Paul Davis, left, and Tony Brown speak with constituents at the Lawrence branch of American Association of University Women legislative forum Jan. 8 at the Dole Institute of Politics. AAUW members visiting with Davis are Diana Carlin, second from right, and Randi Tveitaraas Jack.
Brian Koppes places race cars at the starting line for the Pinewood Derby Race on Jan. 10 at Sunflower School. He is the father of Cub Scout Noah Koppes, Den 5.
Attending the Jan. 8 legislative forum sponsored by the Lawrence branch of the American Association of University Women are, from left, Marilyn Greathouse, Channette Kirby and Roma Earles. Greathouse organized the event at the Dole Institute of Politics.
Gathering after the American Association of University Women legislative forum are, from left Beverly Billings, Sen. Marci Francisco, Kathy Bruner, Janet Riley, Judy Wright, seated, and Ann Gardner. The Jan. 8 forum at the Dole Institute of Politics featured Douglas County legislators.
Attending the Dec. 13 dance of the Happy Time Squares dance club are, from left, Ken and Mary Ertl, Carol Noe, Jim Boehle, Keith Noe, Dave Wickersheim and Edie Boehle. A total of 122 dancers, with 30 guests, 16 new dancers and 76 HTS members, attended the dance at the West Campus of the Lawrence First United Methodist Church.
Attending the Delta Zeta Founders Day Luncheon Nov. 8 at Alvamar Country Club are sorority sisters Margaret Elvig, left, and Carolyn Woodling. Elvig was honored with the Order of the Diamond for 75 years of membership and Woodling is the Lawrence Alumnae Chapter president.
Members of Cub Scout Pack 3077, Den 4, who participated in the annual Pinewood Derby Race on Jan. 10 at Sunflower School are, from left, Levi Mackey, Andrew Anderson, Jackson Berland, Brandon Thimmesch and Nolan Smith.
Incoming president of Lawrence Happy Time Squares dance club Dave Neff, left, assisted by Toni Nelson, right, presents gifts to the 2008 presidents, Betty and Frank Alexander. The presentation was held during the Dec. 13 dance at the West Campus of the Lawrence First United Methodist Church, with Vic Perry as caller.