A sample of lead and a sculpture of former miner Orval "Hoppy" Ray are on display in Ray's pool hall/museum in Picher, Okla.
Orval "Hoppy" Ray, right, talks with a reporter in his pool hall/mueum in Picher, Okla., as his grandson Steve Ray, left, and son Steven Ray, center, look on.
In this photo taken Wednesday, July 8, 2009, the exterior of G&J's Gorillas Cage cafe is pictured in Picher, Okla. The sign on the window is left from over a year ago when a tornado destroyed much of the town.
In this photo taken Wednesday, July 8, 2009, a monument to Picher High School's 1984 football team is shown in Picher, Okla.
In this photo taken Wednesday, July 8, 2009, the slab from a home which was demolished after being damaged by last year's tornado is pictured in Picher, Okla. Chat piles from the old lead mines are seen in the background.
In this Sunday, May 11, 2008 photo, a pickup truck rests on its side amid debris after a tornado ripped through Picher, Okla. Chat piles from the old lead mines are seen in the background.
The Picher, Oka. water tower is seen behind a building damaged by a lightning strike and subsequent fire in Picher, Okla.
An abandoned storefront is seen in Picher, Okla.
In this photo taken Wednesday, July 8, 2009, a chat pile at the end of a road is all that is left of a neighborhood destroyed by last year's tornado in Picher, Okla.
In this photo taken Wednesday, July 8, 2009, abandoned buildings line Main Steet in Picher, Okla.
Sony Playstation 3 game consoles are seen on display at Yamada Denki electronics in Tokyo on Thursday. Sharp declines in game console sales for Nintendo and Sony are the latest symptoms of the video game industry’s summer of slump. But for such a holiday-dependent business, a summer slump is still much better than a Christmas slump.
Chinese visitors stand by each statue on display for a souvenir photograph Thursday outside a shopping mall in Beijing, China.
President Barack Obama, right, and Vice President Joe Biden, left, have a beer with Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr., second from left, and Cambridge, Mass., police Sgt. James Crowley on Thursday in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.
Restaurant staff cook hamburgers Thursday at North Korea’s first fast-food restaurant, the Samtaeseong in Pyongyang, in this video image taken from footage of broadcaster APTN. North Korea’s first fast-food restaurant has become quickly popular among the locals and foreigners in Pyongyang and plans to have branches in the future, a restaurant manager said Thursday.
The Interstate-90 Innerbelt bridge is shown during rush hour Tuesday in Cleveland. Tens of thousands of the nation’s worst bridges must wait for repairs because states are spending stimulus money on better spans or on easier projects like repaving roads, an Associated Press analysis shows.
Josh Berwanger, his wife, Heidi-Lynne Gluck, and their son, Oliver, 2, are surrounded by some of their musical gear. The family, formerly of Lawrence, has drastically rearranged their lives since Oliver was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. They’ve dedicated any proceeds from their music performances to juvenile diabetes research, including a benefit concert Saturday night at Jackpot Music Hall, 943 Mass.