Vickie Lord and Kathy Garcia, both from Lawrence, present Jim Brickman with a Kansas Jayhawk shirt after his holiday performance at the Lied Center on Dec. 11, 2010.
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Lawrence police were called to assist in a search near 24th Street and Crestline Drive Monday night for a possible suspect wanted in connection to a shooting incident that happened earlier in the day in Overland Park.
We received 20 recipes from readers when we asked for their favorite holiday cookies. Some of the tasty selections included passed-down secret family recipes, a 4-H award winner and even one gleaned from a Holocaust survivor.
These Swiss Sandwich Cookies come from a recipe sent by someone who is actually Swiss — longtime Lawrence resident Regine Benalcazar.
These White Chocolate, Cranberry and Macadamia Nut Cookies make a large amount in a single batch and look effortlessly festive. Recipe from Glenda Mills, McLouth.
Perfect for gift-giving are two cookies from Lawrence's Betty Lynds: Mom's Soft Sugar Cookies (front) and Gingersnap Gems (back).
Included in the holiday cookie recipes we received are, clockwise from the top: Mom's Soft Sugar Cookies, White Chocolate, Cranberry and Macadamia Nut Cookies, Swiss Sandwich Cookies, Chocolate Crinkles, False Strudel and Gingersnap Gems.
From left, Lisa Dahl, 43, and Emma Frosini, 22, get instructions on stretching from yoga instructor Kim Lacy at Yoga Center of Lawrence, 920 Mass.
Crews with Polk Crane Service lift into position a natural gas fill station on Monday at the Black Hills Energy warehouse, 620 E. Eighth St.. The fill station will be used for vehicles Black Hills will be converting to natural gas in 2011. One of those new vehicles will be delivered this week.
Kansas State Health Officer Dr. Jason Eberhart-Phillips on Dec. 13, 2010, holds a cigarette during a news conference on a new government report that shows the immediate health risks linked to smoking. He said everytime a Kansan lights up they should ask him or herself if this is the cigarette that will give them a deadly disease.
Tulsa athletic director Bubba Cunningham speaks to the Rotary Club of Tulsa in this January 2010 file photo. According to sources, Cunningham will be named the next athletic director at KU.
A fire truck sits outside Bishop Seabury Academy on Monday, Dec. 13, 2010 after a small fire in a utility closet filled a few classrooms with smoke.
The collapsed roof of the Metrodome is shown in this aerial view in Minneapolis on Sunday. The inflatable roof of the Metrodome collapsed after a snowstorm that dumped 17 inches on Minneapolis.
From left, Eudora City Councilmembers Tim Reazin and Ruth Hughs, Governor Mark Parkinson, Eudora Mayor Scott Hopson, and Eudora City Administrator John Harrenstein are pictured after the governor signed the proclamation making Eudora a 2nd Class city.
Susan Millstein, Baldwin City, left, and Susie Huffman, Lawrence, laugh as Huffman finishes wrapping several presents for Millstein on Friday at the Weaver’s Department Store gift-wrapping station. In addition to getting wrapped up in the holiday spirit, shoppers are also reminded to be cautious with their purchases when leaving them in their vehicles to prevent theft.
Four students at Langston Hughes School share the same, currently popular first name. Gathered in the school’s library Thursday from left are Bradyn Kern, kindergarten, Braiden Bangalan, second-grade, Brayden Ballew, first grade, and Braedyn Clover, kindergarten.
Margaret Warner, owner of The Toy Store, 936 Mass., remembers the day her parents opened the shop at its original Topeka location in October of 1976. Warner, who was 14 at the time, has worked there ever since.
Art lesson: Brad Sneed, regional children’s illustrator, visited with all fourth-graders in the Lawrence public schools the week of Nov. 15. Sneed shared the process of illustrating a children’s book on Nov. 15 with Prairie Park students. The presentation was funded by “Adventures in Imagination.” Leslie Campbell submitted the photo.
KU graduate student Chris Flanders sniffs a washed check for the scent of acetone Thursday. Students participated in a check-washing demonstration in the KU business school's fraud examination and forensic accounting class.
A KU graduate student washes a sample check in the School of Business class called fraud examination and forensic accounting class at KU.
Allegra Beshore demonstrates how checks can be washed with Acetone in the fraud examination and forensic accounting class at KU.
A simple solution with Acetone shows how checks can be washed as Kansas University graduate students in the School of Business class called fraud examination and forensic accounting learned about how to wash checks.
On Thursday, Dec. 9, KU graduate students in the School of Business learned how to wash checks in the fraud examination and forensic accounting class at KU. Household items like Acetone and brake fluid were used to wash away ink on written checks.
Virginia Eddy, Lawrence, has donated a set of Hummel figurines to the Lawrence Communith Shelter to be sold as a fundraiser.
The C-Sport Urban Bent Messenger Bag from Sunlite Cycling (www.sunlitecycling.com) has a reflective strip across the back that can easily be seen at night. Cost: $70 in most bike shops.
The latest eyeglasses, like these Valentino frames, aren't just for seeing. With bold colors, futuristic frames and sparkling embellishments, they are meant to be seen.
JewelMint Rapunzel ring. Actress Kate Bosworth and celebrity stylist Cher Coulter have created a line of contemporary jewelry called Jewelmint that aims to suit all sorts of looks.
Color-block your outfit in all-black or all-white, and add coral jewelry for a pop of color.
Using a foam pad for balance is Emma Frosini, 22, during a prenatal yoga class at Yoga Center of Lawrence, 920 Mass.
Kim Lacy, left, instructor with Yoga Center of Lawrence, 920 Mass., warms up along with Lisa Dahlm 43, Lawrence, during a prenatal yoga class.