Cattle stand around a huge pile of manure as a pen is cleaned out Aug. 28 at the JBS feed lot west of Greeley in Kersey, Colo. JBS, which runs two of the largest feed yards and the local slaughterhouse, is testing a new technology that heats the cattle excrement and turns it into energy.
Area farmer Steve Tuttle harvests corn in a field in Wyandotte County, trying to finish before Thanksgiving Day. Tuttle says he enjoys farming and would like to see more young people to join the profession.
The “LOLs” (Ladies of Longleaf townhomes) meet for lunch each month. Linda Surritte, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Allen Fieldhouse is packed at Late Night in the Phog October 16, 2009.
A California Highway Patrol Officer checks the damage to cars that fell when the upper deck of the Bay Bridge collapsed onto the lower deck Oct. 17, 1989, after the Loma Prieta earthquake in San Francisco. Saturday is the 20th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake, which killed 63 people and caused up to $10 billion damage.
Four bottles of 1875 Armagnac Vieux, covered in a black fungus that looked like matted cat fur and unearthed from a wine cellar this week, are seen Thursday at La Tour d’Argent restaurant in Paris. The restaurant is cleaning out its 450,000-bottle wine cellar — one of the best in the world — and putting 18,000 bottles up for auction in December, an event that has captured the imagination of wine lovers.
Colin Beavan sits at his apartment in New York. Beavan, his wife and their 2-year-old daughter set out on a yearlong experiment to make no net impact on the environment.
Palestinians gather belongings in the rubble of buildings Jan. 18 after Israeli troops withdrew from the northern Gaza Strip, in Jebaliya refugee camp. A U.N. war crimes report against Israel and Hamas meant to promote justice and accountability has instead created new obstacles for the Obama administration’s Mideast peace push and deepened an internal rift among Palestinians.
Svante Stockselius, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, center, and Russian television Channel One director Konstantin Ernst, left, accompany Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, second from left, during his visit May 9 to the Olympic Stadium in Moscow where the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest was held.
Six-year-old Falcon Heene sits cross-legged Thursday on the roof of his family’s van outside his home in Fort Collins, Colo., after the little boy was found hiding in a box in a space above the garage.
Wayne, Mich., Fire Chief Mel Moore, left, receives the H1N1 vaccine from Kate Guzman on Friday at the Wayne County Department of Public Health. The county administered the vaccine to first responders.
Karan and Steve Snodgrass of Fletcher, Okla., depart the Heller Cabin in Old Cowtown, in Wichita. The cabin dates to 1870 and was recently restored and moved to the entrance of Cowtown.
Kerry Altenbernd, from Lawrence, Kan., dressed as John Brown, prepares to march with nearly 300 others on Friday during a commemoration of Brown’s raid on a federal armory at Harpers Ferry 150 years ago. Altenbernd is part of the Black Jack Battlefield Trust in Douglas County, and often portrays the abolitionist at Bleeding Kansas events.
Customers use ATMs at a Bank of America branch office in Boston. Bank of America Corp. said Friday that it lost more than $2 billion in the third quarter as its loan losses continued to rise.
Afghan girls enjoy a swing ride Friday in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Staff and students at Schwegler School made a wall of bricks with the theme “Building a Safe School Brick by Brick.” Kea Wormsley, Lawrence, submitted this picture of some of the students.
A Pakistani police commando stands guard next to the worshippers offering Friday prayer at a mosque in Lahore, Pakistan. Authorities have beefed up nationwide security after a recent wave of terrorism, which killed many people in different parts of the country. Pakistan is battling a wave of violence by Islamic extremists in its towns and cities and in the lawless border area with Afghanistan in the northwest.
Sheryl and Matthew Brock
Joshua and Lacey Jo Maddick
Sarah Conklin and Jeremy Lill
Brittany Turco and Clint Morgan
Bianca Babcock and Chris Labrador
Leadership Lawrence Class of 2009 presented checks to Jeanette Collier from ECKAN and Dianne Ensminger from Ballard Community Center with money donated through the Leadership Lawrence Virtual Food Drive. The project purchased items for local pantries through virtual shopping and raised a total of $1,200. The Sept. 11 check presentation was at the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce office.
Dee Blaser, left, Mike Johnson and Kitty Johnson attended the Friends of the Lied annual donor recognition picnic. The Sept. 13 event at the Lied Center included dinner from Bigg’s BBQ and dessert from Sheridan’s Frozen Custard.
Attending the Leadership Lawrence Announcement Reception, from left, are Linda Robinson, Mark Bradford and Diane Stoddard. The Sept. 17 reception was at Landmark National Bank and recognized the Leadership Lawrence Class of 2010.
Louis Copt holds a watercolor painting of the Lawrence skyline, as seen from Clinton Lake. Copt painted the picture on stage while the Lied Center’s tech crew suspended a camera above him, projecting it onto a large screen. Also pictured with Copt, from left, are Barbara and Frank Becker and Tim Van Leer, Lied Center executive director. The finished painting was auctioned and purchased by the Beckers at the Friends of the Lied annual donor recognition picnic Sept. 13 at the Lied Center.
Brad Finkeldei, left, receives the Leadership Lawrence Distinguished Alumni Award from Bryan Culver on Sept. 24 at Morning Star Church. The award is for an individual who has made great contributions to the community and has shown leadership in volunteer efforts. Finkeldei recently served as chairman of the Planning Commission and board chairman for the Ballard Community Center.
Members of Community Mercantile staff, from left, Taylor Holenbeck, board president Carolyn Micek, Jacqueline Victor and general manager Rita York, all of Lawrence, attended the Sept. 4 Tri State Local Food Conference in Fairfield, Iowa. The conference presented addresses on “The Practical Side of Growing Food, Growing Lives, and Growing Economies” and “Local Foods and a Healthy Local Economy.”
Lawrence Chamber Orchestra reception coordinator Lori Schlenker, center, attended the Aug. 21 Lied Center Family Arts Festival, with sons Parker Bentley, 2, and Spencer Bentley, 4. The festival also included an outdoor concert by Amanda Shaw, Cajun-rooted, jazz-blues fiddler.
Attending the Aug. 21 Lied Center Family Arts Festival, from left, are Lawrence Public Library’s Diane Low, Friends board chairwoman; Maria Butler, community relations coordinator, and Kathleen Morgan, foundation development director.
Lawrence Chamber Orchestra music director Steven McDonald, left, and LCO board members Anthea Scouffas, Lucy McAllister and Judy Hathaway visit in front of their exhibit at the Aug. 21 Lied Center Family Arts Festival.
North Carolina basketball player Deon Thompson screams while entering the court for “Late Night with Roy” festivities Friday at the Smith Center in Chapel Hill, N.C.
New Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari waves to the crowd during the Wildcats’ kickoff event Friday night in Lexington, Ky.
Robert R. “Bob” Sexton
Lester Newton Proctor Jr.