This summer’s computer models feature cosmetic changes such as bright colors mixed with graphics, according to Consumer Reports.
Family members of Saif Ali, 24, grieve Tuesday during his funeral in Najaf, south of Baghdad. Ali was killed when a suicide bomber sat for hours Tuesday among hundreds of army recruits before detonating nail-packed explosives strapped to his body, killing and wounding dozens of them and casting new doubt on the ability of Iraqi forces as U.S. troops head home.
Mountains along the coast of Antarctica release icebergs into the Amundsen Sea during an October 2009 NASA mission which CReSIS engineers took part in to measure changes in polar ice and sea ice.
KU graduate student and research assistant Lei Shi, left, consults Electrical Engineering Professor Chris Allen, technical director of CReSIS, on radar settings during an October 2009 research flight.
A massive sheet of ice prepares to break off the Pine Island Glacier of Antarctica. The ice appearing above the surface of the ocean is roughly 50 meters thick.
One of the specialized radars developed by CReSIS engineers at KU shows a distinct layer (in red) within the ice sheet on a real-time display. The radars also capture more detailed information that can be interpreted with additional computing power.
Kansas offensive lineman Jeremiah Hatch, 77, warms up with his teammates during practice Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010.
Kansas offensive lineman Sal Capra smiles as he and his teammates run through drills during practice Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010.
Kansas university offensive lineman Duane Zlatnik lines up head-to-head with his teammates during practice on Tuesday at the KU practice fields. Zlatnik has made a good impression at fall camp and has received an extensive look at left guard.
Kansas receiver Chris Omigie hauls in a pass during practice Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010.
Kansas tight end Tim Biere pulls in an overhead pass during practice Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010.
Kansas running back Toben Opurum takes a handoff from quarterback Jordan Webb during practice Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010.
Kansas linebacker Steven Johnson, 52, stares out of his face mask as he and the other linebackers practice footwork Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010.
Kansas quarterback Jordan Webb rolls out for a pass as he works with the offense during practice Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010.
The yawns are contagious for Kansas receivers Chris Omigie, 83, and Brian Maura, 84, as the two wait for practice to begin, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010.
Kei Kamara, player for the Kansas City Wizards
Kansas quarterback Kale Pick (7) cracks a smile as he and his teammates run through drills during practice on Tuesday at KU’s practice fields. KU coach Turner Gill declared Pick the starting quarterback on Thursday.
Kansas head coach Turner Gill talks with media members before practice Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010.
Kei Kamara, the leading scorer for the Kansas City Wizards, plans to spend part of Wednesday evening at Lawrence High School, where Laurel Nagengast will be collecting donations of soccer balls and apparel to be sent to kids in Sierra Leone. Kamara is a Sierra Leone native.
Jennifer Metsker and her father Phillip - 1980's.
Phillip Metsker with 4H steer, August 3, 1969 at age 15.
Metsker family kids and cousins.
John Metsker holds his son Phillip - late 1950's
From left are Phillip Metsker, Andy Metsker and Margaret Metsker
Bettie-Lou Metsker holds her newborn son Phillip Metsker at the hospital. On the back of the photo, it notes Phillip is 89 hours old.
Phillip Metsker in baby carriage with his sister Barbara Ellen and brother Andy.
From left to right- Andy Metsker, Phillip Metsker, Margaret Metsker and David Metsker.
John Metsker holding his son Phillip Metsker - late 1950's
Arzula, a 25-year-old desert tortoise, crawls in the backyard of Emily Stoker, 22, of Tonganoxie. Arzula recently escaped and was missing for 10 days before he was found and returned to Stoker.
Kansas running back Deshaun Sands breaks through during practice Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010. Sands is among several running backs competing for playing time.
Phillip Metsker with granddaughter Ava Lee.
Phillip Metsker and Ava Lee
Andy and Phillip Metsker
Phillip Metsker as teenager in basketball uniform.
Democrat Tom Holland on Tuesday unveiled his agenda if elected governor. His goals focused on jobs, education, public safety, social services and government efficiency. He faces Republican U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback in the election. Holland, a state senator from Baldwin City, spoke at a news conference in the Statehouse. He also had events planned in Kansas City and Wichita.
This "word cloud" was created using the text of LJWorld.com forecasts from July 10 to Aug. 9. The words displayed are the ones used most often during that time period. Words shown in bigger text appeared more frequently than the words in smaller text. Storms and descriptions of the heat highlight the word cloud.
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning escapes a tackle attempt by the New York Jets’ Shaun Ellis, center, as the Giants’ Kareem McKenzie, right, tries to help Manning. Manning left the game with a gash to his head that required 12 stitches Monday at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
Tampa Bay’s Joe Maddon, left, pats pitcher David Price, second from left, after taking him out of the game. Tampa Bay beat Texas, 6-4, Monday in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Atlanta Braves left fielder Melky Cabrera (53) gets a hug from manager Bobby Cox after Cabrera hit the game-winning single in a 4-3 victory Monday over the Dodgers in Atlanta.
Laredo Broncos President/General Manager Jose Melendez, left, hands former major-league slugger/tell-all author Jose Canseco his new team jersey at a news conference Monday in Laredo, Texas.
Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self, left, and football coach Turner Gill were on hand for Traditions Night on Monday at Memorial Stadium.
Pakistani flood survivors return to their village devastated by heavy floods Monday in Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan. A forecast of more flooding has increased the urgency of the massive international relief effort.
Toni DeLaCruz holds up a photo of her late husband, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Eduardo DeLaCruz, at her home in El Paso, Texas. Suicides have set off alarm bells throughout the agency responsible for policing the nation’s borders. After nearly four years without a single suicide in their ranks, border agents are killing themselves in greater numbers.
Maria Cordeiro, left, and Lyla Beckingham, who both live at Delaware Commons in Lawrence, regularly walk another neighbor’s dog, Jessy, a sheltie mix. Judy Harrington, Jessy’s owner, submitted the picture.
Nick Kennedy, 8, and his sister, Natalie Kennedy, 5, both of Lawrence, pose with his second-place trophy earned at the June 27 BMX Midwest Redline Qualifier Race held at the Heartland BMX track in Topeka. Nick won second overall in his age group.
Commander David Teska of Lawrence, right, recently met retired Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen, the national incident commander for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, while mobilized to Louisiana for operations for the Gulf oil spill. Teska has been assigned to the oil spill with the U.S. Coast Guard since June 27. The photo was taken Aug. 9 at the Incident Command Post in Houma, La. David Teska submitted the photo.
Patricia Roberts of Lawrence, left, took a Disney cruise Aug. 2-8 to Key West, Fla., Nassau, Bahamas, and Castaway Cay, with Madison Hart, Mason Hart and Shari Hart, all of Eudora. Patricia Roberts submitted the photo.
Sherry and Lynn Brun of Lawrence attended the June 12 “Roaring ’20s” dance of the Lawrence Happy Time Squares. Bob Rainbolt submitted the photo.
From left, Maya Yoder, daughter of Melanie Yoder and Jeremy Rodrock; Jaden Leffler, son of Jessica Leffler and Brandon Davis; and Dorryen Wilson-Lewis, son of Amelia Wilson and Steve Lewis, all of Lawrence, attended the Outdoor Adventure Camp June 6-11 at Camp WaShunGa near Junction City. The camp, for children ages 10-12, is sponsored by the Kansas Wildlife Federation and the K-State Cooperative Extension Service. Konnie Leffler submitted the photo.
President Barack Obama talks about the economy Monday at the U.S. Cellular Arena in Milwaukee. Obama started a three-day fundraising trip Monday for Democrats in November elections. In Wisconsin, he is raising money for gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett and other Democrats in the state.
Betty Jo Montgomery Briley
This 1975 photo from ABC shows Clint Eastwood as Dirty Harry in “The Enforcer.” The Class of 2014 thinks of Clint Eastwood more as a sensitive director than as Dirty Harry urging punks to “go ahead, make my day.” This is No. 12 among the 75 items on this year’s Beloit College Mindset List, a compilation assembled each year meant to remind teachers that cultural references familiar to them might draw blank stares from college freshmen born mostly in 1992.
A police officer stands by a crashed plane sitting on the runway Monday at the airport on San Andres island in Colombia. The Boeing 737 jetliner filled with vacationers crashed in a thunderstorm and broke apart as it slid onto the runway on a Caribbean island Monday. Only one of the 131 people on board died, and the island’s governor called it a miracle.