Raymond Lee Parsons
Michelle Renée Palmer
Daisy the dog and Zoe Grant, 9, celebrate Kansas University’s recent victory over Missouri. Zoe is the daughter of James and Estra Grant, Lawrence, who submitted the picture, which was taken by Zoe’s sister, Naomi, 11.
Grand Master Mark Shuey, center, teaches a course in Cane-Fu in Zephyrhills, Fla.
Nebraska’s electric chair is seen in Lincoln in this file photo from April 16, 2007. Some residents of the city of McCook, Neb., with a population of just under 8,000, have offered to take the chair off the Nebraska Department of Corrections’ hands and place it in a museum.
Miss Indiana Katie Stam is crowned Miss America 2009 by Miss America 2008 Kirsten Haglund in Las Vegas on Jan. 24. Haglund has started a foundation to help others overcome eating disorders.
Miss America Kirsten Haglund of Farmington Hills, Mich., throws out the first pitch prior to the opening day Detroit Tigers-Kansas City Royals MLB baseball game in 2008.