Mary Ann Canfield, Lawrence, celebrated her 75th birthday with a luncheon gathering of a dozen friends at Panda Garden restaurant. Instead of gifts, friends contributed canned goods for First Christian Church’s food pantry.
Lawrence police chief Ron Olin, center, smiles as he is greeted by friends and co-workers, including retired Lawrence Police Capt. Dan Affalter, left, during Olin’s retirement party August 26, 2010, at Maceli’s.
Steven Johnson has benefited from his determination to work through various injuries. After tearing the ACL and LCL in his knee in high school, Johnson didn’t know whether he’d be able to play football again. His perseverance led him to being an invited walk-on at Kansas. He received a scholarship offer one year later in his sophomore year. This year, his junior year, Johnson will be starting at linebacker.
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Waxman Candles, 609 Mass, has been in business 40 years making handmade candles for all occasions. Working in his studio, Bob Werts pours hot soy wax into molds.
Kansas University student and Headquarters volunteer Adam Weigel, of Brookville, takes a local call Thursday at the counseling center. Weigel explained that he has noticed the need for more volunteers at the center after taking calls for the past five months.
Firefighters from Lawrence Douglas County Fire & Medical investigate a report of a chemical spill inside Kansas University's Haworth Hall Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010. Crews were on the scene about 7 a.m. and evacuated the building for more than an hour. The building reopened in time for 9:30 classes.
Firefighters from Lawrence Douglas County Fire & Medical are hosed down after investigating a report of a chemical spill inside Kansas University's Haworth Hall Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010. Crews were on the scene about 7 a.m. and evacuated the building for more than an hour. The building reopened in time for 9:30 classes.
Patrick Nieder of Lawrence frames a home in the 5600 block of Silverstone Thursday in west Lawrence. Area home sales in July were down 38 percent compared with July 2009.
Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary Roderick Bremby (left) and Brian Reagan, chief of marketing for Xiotech, spoke Thursday at a news conference about KDHE's computer system failure. Bremby said the computer services were nearly restored and Reagan said Xiotech, the vendor of the system that failed, would be footing the bill for the recovery.
Volunteer Bill Whinery, Overland Park, who works with Operation Wildlife Operations near Linwood, releases a black vulture at Clinton Lake on Thursday.
Volunteer Bill Whinery, Overland Park, who works with Operation Wildlife Operations near Linwood, handles a red-tailed hawk on Thursday. The hawk was ready for release at Clinton Lake.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital President and CEO Gene Meyer
Dinneen pounds out a piece of hot metal at the blacksmith shop. She has been selling metal leaves to raise money, but hopes that fundraising will accelerate after a comprehensive design is decided on.
Blacksmith Kate Dinneen, of Lawrence, works at Walt Hull’s shop in Pleasant Grove. Dinneen is putting together a workshop of blacksmiths to design a gate for the Black Jack Battlefield park east of Baldwin City.
Pharmacist Melissa McCormick and her husband, Lawrence firefighter Ed Noonen, have returned to their first love, art, which they both studied as KU students in the early ‘80s. The two have a home studio and are working at getting their new hobbies off the ground when not at their full-time occupations.
Students, faculty and staff wait outside Haworth Hall after the building was evacuated when a potentially hazardous substance was found.
A fire truck is staged at KU's Haworth Hall as HazMat crews investigate a report of containers in the lower level of Haworth emitting offensive odors. The building has been evacuated.
Students, faculty and staff stand outside Haworth Hall Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, while crews from Lawrence Douglas County Fire & Medical investigate a report of possibly hazardous materials in the building on the KU campus. The building was evacuated as a precaution.
A young boy wearing his Buzz Lightyear backpack races to class at New York School.
Kansas City, Mo., mayor Mark Funkhouser looks over a display during the opening of the Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Honor on Wednesday at the remodeled Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.
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Janet Allegra, of Ellington, Conn., hugs her son Spc. John Allegra IV on Wednesday at the Army aviation support facility in Windsor Locks, Conn. About 110 soldiers of the 250th Engineer Co. Connecticut National Guard who were deployed to Iraq last winter have returned home.
A child salutes former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, center, Wednesday upon his arrival at the airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency. Carter arrived in North Korea on Wednesday on a mission U.S. officials said was aimed at bringing home an imprisoned American.
Volunteers from the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library recently visited the studio of artist Louis Copt. The visit was in conjunction with his current exhibit at the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery in the library. From left are Copt and gallery volunteers Jerry Reed, Joan Glotzbach and Laura Dalrymple. At right is Trish Nixon, associate curator of the gallery. Copt, Lecompton, submitted the picture.
Anne Schaeffer fills out a form to receive more information after touring a new home for sale in the Boulevard Heights development Wednesday in St. Louis. Sales of new homes fell last month to the lowest level on record, the latest indication that home sales are stagnating after the expiration of a homebuyer tax credit this spring.
Asics GEL-Tech Walker Neo, $100, was tops for both men and women, according to Consumer Reports’ recent tests.
Ecuadorean citizen Luis Fredy Lala Pomavilla rests Tuesday at a hospital in Matamoros, eastern Mexico. A Mexican drug cartel massacred 72 Central and South American migrants within 100 miles of the U.S. border that they were trying to reach, according to Lala Pomavilla who said he escaped and stumbled wounded to a highway checkpoint where he alerted marines.
U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, gives a brief news conference Wednesday in Anchorage, Alaska, saying that she would not concede the results of Tuesday’s primary election. The Republican senator trailed conservative lawyer Joe Miller by 1,668 votes Wednesday with all precincts reporting, despite being heavily favored to defeat the lesser-known candidate in the GOP primary. She is hoping that several thousand uncounted absentee ballots can swing the election in her favor, and both sides were bracing for a long count to determine the winner.
Hat: Macy’s, April 2010, gift.
Dress: Borrowed, Costa Rica, Summer 2008.
Vest: Santa Monica, 2007, $25.
Shoes: Minnetonka.com, 2009, $100.
Rings: Second-hand Store, Hawaii, August 2010, $10.
Necklace: February 2010, gift.
Leather Bracelet: Santa Monica Pier, 2007, $20.
Silver Bracelets: Hawaii, August 2010, $16.
Earrings: Forever 21, July 2010, $6.
Jeff Deck, 30, holds the door for Benjamin Herson, 30, two word nerds and earnest agents of TEAL — Typo Eradication Advancement League — as they enter a dry cleaning establishment on 19th Street in Philadelphia, to ask if they can remove the erroneous apostrophe in the name. The name of the dry cleaners should read Four Seasons Cleaners.
Typo sleuth Jeff Deck holds his typo repair kit.