Dr. Joan Pere Barret, was the lead surgeon of a 30-member medical team that has carried out the world’s first full-face transplant. On his left are magnetic resonance images of the man who underwent the transplant at the Vall d’Hebron Hospital in Barcelona, Spain. The operation gave him a new nose, skin, jaws, cheekbones, teeth and other features.
This November 2009 photo provided Thursday by Frances Pardus-Abbadessa shows her hugging a boy named Vladimir, whom she hopes to adopt, on his 2nd birthday at the Kyrgyz orphanage. About 60 American families are persevering with a two-year struggle to complete adoptions of Kyrgyz orphans.
The Douglas County Conservation District announced winners of its poster contest during its annual meeting held Feb. 8 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. Winners are, from left, Ethan Temple, son of Laurie and Justin Temple, third; Sydney Bergan, daughter of Kim and Mark Bergan, first; and DeJa Jordan, daughter of Raquel Jordan, second. Liberty Allensworth, daughter of Nicole Allensworth, not pictured, earned honorable mention. The fourth-graders’ teachers were Linda Kuzca of New York School and Cathy Maxon of Baldwin Intermediate Center.
Phillip Korthanke and Elizabeth Morrey
Brandy Moore and Keith Moore
In conjunction with the Martin Luther King Day of Service, Scantron volunteers, from left, Layla Roullins, Deanna St. Cyr, Lin Trang Cito and Matthew Haina worked on a Habitat for Humanity house in North Lawrence. The Jan. 18 event was sponsored by the Roger Hill Volunteer Center, United Way of Douglas County.
As part of their annual meeting in December, members of the League of Women Voters of Lawrence-Douglas County spent an afternoon with local legislators at the home of Sue and Richard Himes. Legislators are, from left, Rep. Tom Sloan, R-45th District; Rep. Paul Davis, D-46th District; Rep. Ann Mah, D-53rd District; Rep. Barbara Ballard, D-44th District; Sen. Marci Francisco, D-2nd District; and Rep. William Prescott, R-59th District.
Robert and Lee Ann Duver, members of the League of Women Voters of Lawrence-Douglas County, hold the league banner outside the home of Sue and Richard Himes. The members met for their annual meeting in December.
Attending the March 11 Kansas Governor’s Arts Award presentation at Washburn University are, from left, Charles Eldredge, Susan Craig, William Crowe and Kansas Poet Laureate Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg. Eldredge nominated Craig, who received the Arts Advocate award, and Mirriam-Goldberg read a poem at the closing.
Mark Maley and Kaley Houk
Attending the 24th Annual George Washington Birthday Celebration Feb. 20 in Overland Park are Vicki Meadows, association member of the Betty Washington Chapter of the Kansas Daughters of the American Revolution, left, and Robert Lantz of the Martin Warren Chapter of the Missouri Sons of the American Revolution. The event was sponsored by the Kansas and Missouri chapters of Sons of the American Revolution in cooperation with the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Members of the Betty Washington chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution attended the 24th annual George Washington Birthday Celebration Feb. 20 in Overland Park. From left are Vicki Meadows of Lawrence, Deana Sage of Perry, Lynn Taylor of Lawrence, Diane Myer of Baldwin City, Stacy Cope of Lawrence, and Shari Johnson of Lawrence.
Brianne Colson and Jeff Wilson
Ninth-grade students enrolled in Michel Loomis’ advanced English class at Central Junior High School dressed up on Feb. 25 in honor of Charles Dickens’ novel “Great Expectations.” From left are Julian Hernandez, Anthony Richardson, Brendan Coffey, Ian Gent, Wyatt Hasvold and Connor Thellman.
Brett Buxton and Dayna Alvey
From left, Rep. Paul Davis, Susan Craig and Sen. Marci Francisco attended the Kansas Governor’s Arts Award presentation March 11 at Washburn University. Craig, who was an Arts Advocate award recipient, is the art librarian at the Kansas University Art and Architecture Library. In addition to her responsibilities as art librarian, Craig compiled the “Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists,” which lists more than 3,000 artists and is the only work of its kind.
Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford, left, was selected No. 1 overall by the St. Louis Rams in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday in New York. Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, center, was taken second by the Detroit Lions. Oklahoma defensive tackle Gerald McCoy was selected third by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
A main avenue is empty of private cars Thursday for A Day Without Cars, as seen from a bridge decorated with a statue of a pedestrian in Medellin, Colombia. The Day Without Cars marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.
For the recent Martin Luther King Day of Service, sponsored by the Roger Hill Volunteer Center and United Way of Douglas County, volunteers organize supplies at Safe Kids.
An aircraft passes the moon Thursday over Frankfurt, central Germany. German air traffic went back to normal Thursday following airspace closure because of the volcanic ash cloud that came from Iceland.
Bill Goffrier's "Western Grain Elevator, North Wichita."
An early '80s publicity photo of The Embarrassment. From left: Ron Klaus, John Nichols, Brent Geissmann and Bill Goffrier.