Phil Metsker discusses his hog operation.
The Lonesome Hobos at The Replay Lounge, featuring Chubby Smith, left, Ross Black, Cotter Mitchell, Dalton Howard, Dan Fleming and Susan Ashline.
John Williams, more commonly known as Big John, enters his first year as the strength coach for the Kansas University football team. Williams has made an immediate impact on the Jayhawks.
Matthew Blankers, front, and Jon Bowles, both employees of Watson Library at Kansas University, provided entertainment during a get-acquainted event Wednesday on the library’s front lawn. The event was part of Hawk Week activities designed to help new students become familiar with the university.
KU students walk across campus the day before classes start for the fall semester. Students participated in campus activities Wednesday that included tours of the libraries, the bus system and campus organization and club information booths.
Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles (25) gets past Chauncey Davis last Friday in Atlanta. With the addition of Thomas Jones, it’s unknown how much impact Charles will make with the Chiefs this year.
Bobby Thomson, of the New York Giants, hits a home run. The ninth-inning homer against the Brooklyn Dodgers clinched the National League Pennant for the Giants on Oct. 3, 1951.
An Israeli soldier, seen Tuesday through a shattered window of an Israeli army vehicle, stands at the site where a mortar, fired by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip, injured two Israeli soldiers near the Gaza border in southern Israel. The Israeli military says two of its troops have been lightly wounded by a mortar shell fired from Gaza. The incident came a day after Israeli troops killed a Palestinian militant who the military said was planting a bomb along the border.
A mannequin is displayed Saturday in the window of the Saks Fifth Ave flagship store on New York’s Fifth Ave. Upscale department store Saks Inc. said Tuesday its second-quarter loss narrowed as margins improved because it was able to sell more products at full-price and rely less on sales.
Joe Manganiello, left, and Anna Paquin are shown in a scene from “True Blood” in this publicity image released by HBO. Whether it be through the Internet, on demand or their DVRs, more TV viewers are putting themselves in charge of their own TV-watching schedule.
Matthew Brady, 17, of Foxborough, Mass., has mild hearing loss, after listening to his iPod with the volume turned up.
Maiya L. Galloway, 2 months, enjoys a walk with her grandmother, Clare Galloway. Maiya’s parents are Sean Galloway and Stephani Boehm. All are Lawrence residents.
Oskaloosa’s Stu Shafer looks back at his mower as he works on his farm in July. Shafer splits duties between the farm and Johnson County Community College, where he teaches classes in sociology and sustainable agriculture.