Flags line the sidewalk outside a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints stake as people attend the funeral of U.S. Army Pfc. Aaron Nemelka in West Jordan, Utah. Nemelka was one of 13 people gunned down at Fort Hood, Texas. Several victims of the Nov. 5 massacre were laid to rest Saturday across the country. Read the story on page 3A.
Native Venetians stage a mock funeral procession Saturday in Venice, Italy. Historic Venice is approaching the dreaded status of living museum, with a population hovering around 60,000, a largely symbolic threshold considered by some to signal the end of the city’s viability. As native Venetians flee in droves to the mainland for cheaper housing and easier living, those who have stayed are marking their modern-day demise.
Women and men thrash rice grass to remove the grains Friday in Ahero, Kenya. Ahero farmers got a good harvest last season after the government revived a rice program that collapsed more than a decade ago. Heads of state and government from around the world will gather Monday in Rome at a summit to explore new strategies on fighting hunger.
Reporter Mark Boyle controls the Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle, or SUGV, military robot at Fort Leavenworth during a military modernization exercise.
Missouri wide receiver Danario Alexander (81) gets away from Kansas State linebacker Ulla Pomele (51) as he runs the ball 80 yards for a touchdown during the third quarter Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009 in Manhattan, Kan. Missouri won the game 38-12
Brothers Collin (left) and Christian Linder, Baldwin, support their favorite teams Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009 before Kansas takes on Nebraska at Memorial Stadium.
U.S. actor and director Clint Eastwood, left, shakes hands Friday with French President Nicolas Sarkozy after being awarded the “Commandeur de la Legion d’Honneur” (Commander of the Legion of Honor) at the Elysee Palace, in Paris.
A soldier stands guard next to more than $2 million in seized U.S. currency during a presentation to the press in Tijuana, Mexico, late Thursday. Authorities say they seized the money and some weapons in Tijuana early Thursday after responding to an anonymous citizen tip. Mexicans are raising objections to Forbes magazine ranking their most-wanted drug lord in its list of ‘powerful’ people.
Displaced Pakistani tribal people, who fled the tribal area of Waziristan along the Afghanistan border after fighting between security forces and militants, are checked Friday by security personal prior to receiving relief supplies in Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan. Militants are increasingly turning against the Pakistani government that once nurtured them, creating what the information minister for North West Frontier Province calls “a guerrilla war.”
Students arrive Friday at the Razi school, in the Queens borough of New York. The school was among the assets seized by the federal government in a civil complaint in federal court seeking the forfeiture of more than $500 million in assets of the Alavi Foundation and an alleged front
U.S. President Barack Obama bows as he is greeted by Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko after arriving today at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Obama said a robust China should be welcomed, not feared, as it sought to “play a greater role on the world stage.” His trip is intended to showcase a United States seeking deeper and stronger Asian ties.
Palestinian demonstrators use slingshots to throw stones at Israeli soldiers, not pictured, during a protest Friday against Israel’s separation barrier in the West Bank village of Nilin, near Ramallah. Israel says the barrier is necessary for security while Palestinians call it a land grab.
A New York Mets baseball jacket, personalized for Bernard Madoff, is displayed during an auction preview of his seized items in New York. Almost 200 items taken from the fallen financier’s homes are being sold today.
Sign installer Kenny Pichard, from Apple Valley, Calif., sets a new street sign pole at a newly finished townhome development in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. The chief economist for the National Association of Realtors said Friday that home prices will grow 4 percent next year and home resales will keep rising as the housing market continues to recover.
Ames (Iowa) High School prep star Harrison Barnes acknowledges Iowa State fans before announcing his decision to play basketball at North Carolina on Friday in Ames, Iowa. Story on page 5C.
Boston’s Paul Pierce, right, loses control of the basketball as he is hit from behind by Atlanta’s Maurice Evans. The Hawks won, 97-86, on Friday night in Boston.
Cincinnati wide receiver Armon Binns, left, makes a touchdown catch against West Virginia’s Brandon Hogan. Cincinnati won, 24-21, on Friday night in Cincinnati.
Photographers for the Lawrence Happy Time Squares Square Dance Club, Bob Rainbolt, left, and Jerry Henley attended the Sept. 12 dance at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. Vern Nelson, not pictured, is also a photographer for the club.
Pat Baker, from left, Connie Northrop, Betty Lucas and Rosalee Rainbolt attended the Sept. 12 Happy Time Squares’ dance at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.
Pictured at the Sept. 12 “Boots, Bows & Barbecue” dance of the Lawrence Happy Time Squares Square Dance Club, are Donna and Vic Perry, rear, with fellow callers and cuers from Nebraska, Kansas and western Missouri. The dance was given at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, with a total of 315 attendees from Kansas and Missouri. The club regularly dances at the west campus of the Lawrence First Methodist Church.
Jane Buxton, United Way Campaign co-chairwoman, left, cheers on the “celebrity chefs” at the Douglas County Government’s annual United Way Hot Dog Day on Sept. 3 at South Park in Lawrence. Next to Buxton, from left are, Douglas County Commissioner Jim Flory, Douglas County Commissioner Nancy Thellman, Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson and Cheryl Wright, assistant to the district attorney. Wright served as the Douglas County government division chairwoman, which raised more than $33,700 for the United Way LIVE UNITED campaign.
KU Credit Union employees Pat Sullivan and Geoff Strole, center, accept the United Way Pacesetter Superstar Trophy at the Sept. 17 Kick Off breakfast at the Dole Institute of Politics. Presenting the trophy were United Way Campaign co-chairs Jane and Scot Buxton. KU Credit Union was awarded the trophy because of the organization’s 86 percent increase of giving to United Way compared with the previous year.
McKenna Brandenburger, left, and her parents, Linda and Paul Brandenburger, and brother, Matthew, pose in front of the United Way of Douglas County billboard on Sept. 16 at the intersection of 23rd and Iowa streets. McKenna was one of four children from the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence to be included in the photo for the United Way’s LIVE UNITED campaign.
Kalli Keen and Kevin Ehrhardt
Ashley Davis and Frank Ronan
Becki Chappell and Cody Steffey
Amber and Dimitri Merrill
Trey and Annie Ammons
Alex and Catelin Curnes
Jordan and Carl Lisher
Michael and Diane Hazel
Cleda and Curtis Dalton display their Studebaker, “The Green Hornet,” at the recent Antique Automobile Club car show at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. The Daltons celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary this year. Jeff Showalter, Antique Automobile Club member, submitted the picture.
Donald and Kathleen Damon, of Great Bend, talk after getting a replica check for $96.6 million Friday at the Kansas Lottery headquarters in Topeka. Damon was the sole winner of Wednesday’s Powerball lottery jackpot.
Philip Humphrey served as director of the Kansas University Natural History Museum from 1967 to 1995. Humphrey died Friday at age 83.
A painting of Jesus that was in the original Hebron Lutheran Church.
St. Fidelis church in victoria, also known as the “Cathedral of the Plains,” is among the churches involved in the KU project.