Cheri Thompson, Stepping Out Against Breast Cancer co-chairwoman, prepares to take a swing at a pink van on Oct. 16 at Jack Ellena Honda. The dealership offered the public two swings for $1,with the proceeds going to the Stepping Out Against Breast Cancer event.
Jack Ellena Honda, 2112 W. 29th St., invited members of the community to smash a pink van with a sledgehammer to raise funds to fight breast cancer. Participating in the event on Oct. 16 are, from left, Amy Whitson, Christy Ellena, Jessica Lala, Glenna Corn, Lawrence Mayor Rob Chestnut, Gail Vick, John Ellena and Cheri Thompson. Vick and Thompson were co-chairwomen of the Stepping Out Against Breast Cancer event.
The Lawrence Rotary Club met Sept. 21 at the Lawrence Holidome. Members from left are, Jim Ralston, Club President Ann Evans, District Governor Jim Mattes and Stan Shumway. Mattes spoke at the meeting.
Outstanding student athletes were recognized Sept. 18 at the Lawrence Schools Foundation Community Education Breakfast at the Lawrence Holidome. From left are Taylor Coleman, Lawrence High School; Caroline Mayhew, Free State High School; Superintendent Rick Doll; LHS grad and keynote speaker Mark Dominik; Jasmyn Turner, LHS, and Nick Hassig, FSHS.
The Toe Jam Puppet Band performed a back-to-school concert Sept. 5 at the Lawrence Arts Center. The concert was a benefit for the LAC preschool. Joining members of the Massachusetts-based band are, front row, from left, Emmy Burris, 6; Addy Burris, 3; Estelle Bass, 2; and Leonard Bass, 4.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik attended the Lawrence Schools Foundation Community Education Breakfast with the 2009 Community Education Breakfast Committee. Back row, from left, are Martin Moore, Lawrence Schools Foundation trustee; Cindy Self, trustee; Ron Aul, foundation president; Susan Esau, executive director; Donna Morris, staff; and Becky Orth, trustee; front row, from left, Stacy Riggins, staff; Rosy Elmore, trustee; Dominik; and Lee Beth Dever, trustee. The Sept. 18 event was at the Lawrence Holidome.
Jared Comfort, left, Schwegler School principal, and Scott Cinnamon, Cordley School principal, enjoy their breakfast as guests at the Sept. 18 Lawrence Schools Foundation Community Education Breakfast at the Lawrence Holidome.
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New York’s A.J. Burnett reacts after striking out Philadelphia’s Ryan Howard with two runners on base in the third inning. Burnett allowed one run in seven innings, and the Yankees defeated the Phillies, 3-1, on Thursday night in New York.
North Carolina’s Jheranie Boyd (87) celebrates his touchdown with teammate Jonathan Cooper. The Tar Heels defeated Virginia Tech, 20-17, on Thursday night in Blacksburg, Va.
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, left, talks to the media during the Big Ten Media Day on Thursday in Rosemont, Ill. The Spartans are ranked No. 2 in the preseason AP poll.
Scott Mason gets ready in this April 28 file photo to go to the hospital in Pinkham Notch, N.H. Mason was fined $25,000 by the state for the cost of his search and rescue.
From left, Tim and Jackson Houser, 7, display the yellow flathead caught in the Wakarusa River. It can be seen at Cabela’s aquarium. Jackson is the son of Tim Houser and Holly Hayes, Eudora, who took the picture. A. Williams, Lawrence, submitted it.
Mike Grace, 24, a student at Wake Technical Community College, visits the campus library Thursday in Raleigh, N.C. A study by the Pew Research Center shows the share of Americans age 18 to 24 attending college hit a record high in October 2008.
Joel Waul, 28, leans on his rubber band ball Oct. 23 at his home in Lauderhill, Fla. Waul, who works nights restocking a Gap clothing store, spent the last six years stretching rubber bands into the ball shape. Guinness World Records has declared it the world’s largest rubber band ball. On Thursday, a team from Ripley’s Believe it or Not hauled the 6-foot, 7-inch tall, 9,032-pound behemoth away on a large, flatbed truck. It will eventually be displayed in a museum.
David and Nancy Phillips walk home from the coffee shop in the snow Thursday in Denver. An early blast of winter walloped some western states with deep snow and slowly pushed into Nebraska and Kansas on Thursday, bringing blizzard conditions to the Plains and causing treacherous roads, closed schools and hundreds of canceled flights. The fall storm spread 3 feet of snow and left much higher drifts across parts of northern Utah, Wyoming and Colorado.
Pakistani soldiers keep watch in a temporary camp at an undisclosed location Thursday in the Sherwangi region of South Waziristan, Pakistan. The Pakistani military took a group of foreign and local journalists to see parts of the battle zone in South Waziristan, the tribal region where Islamabad is waging an offensive against Taliban fighters.
A shopper grabs a box of Procter & Gamble Co.’s Tide detergent at a Costco in Mountain View, Calif., in this April 2009 file photo. Procter & Gamble Co. reported better-than-expected first-quarter results Thursday and forecast a better outlook after a year of households cutting spending and trading down to cheaper brands.
New York Yankees’ Hideki Matsui, right, is congratulated by Jerry Hairston Jr. after hitting a home run against Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Pedro Martinez during the sixth inning. The Yankees won, 3-1, on Thursday in New York.
Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Pedro Martinez sits in the dugout after the New York Yankees took the lead during the seventh inning of Game 2 of the World Series. The Yankees won, 3-1, Thursday in New York. Story on page 1B.
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Katie Featherston and Micah Sloat play the young couple haunted by a spectral force in the breakout hit “Paranormal Activity.”
The late Michael Jackson, center, rehearses during the filming of “This Is It.”