Chicago’s Brian Urlacher (54) looks down as Minnesota quarterback Brett Favre (4) lies on the ground after being hit during the first half. Favre left the game, and the Bears eventually won, 40-14, Monday at Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium.
Quarterback Brock Berglund.
The Kansas Leadership Center sent out this postcard promoting the benefits of receiving leadership training. The picture of the dilapidated downtown at bottom is intended to suggest a lack of effective leadership. Problem is, the picture is of a real town in Kansas, Effingham, and its residents are none too pleased.
Kentucky's Terrence Jones.
Lucy White, owner and proprietor of Panda & Plum Garden, 1500 West 6th, will be opened Christmas Day for dinner.
State Sen. Chris Steineger (left), R-Kansas City, Kan., confers Monday with state Sen. Dennis Pyle, R-Hiawatha, during the Senate Republican meeting in the Capitol. Steineger left the Democratic Party last week.
State Sen. Jay Emler, R-Lindsborg, on Monday was elected Senate majority leader by the Republican caucus. Emler, who was unopposed, will control the flow of legislation and debate in the Senate where Republicans hold a 32-8 advantage over Democrats.
Six-year-old Sunny Lange steadies a mower for his neighbor Adam Millikin as Millikin gives it a good pull Monday in his yard in North Lawrence. Millikin and Sunny’s mother, Liberty Hollis, not pictured, spent part of the morning and afternoon raking and mowing while temperatures remained a bit warmer on Monday.
Mildred McMillon, 83, plans to retired from the Tonganoxie school board after 27 years of service.
Chiefs running back Thomas Jones, top, leaps over the pile to score a two-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. The Chiefs won, 27-13, Sunday in St. Louis.
Wilford Wayne Ousdahl
Blue Thunder: The Blue Thunder 16-and-under softball team spent its sixth season exclusively playing tournaments, including the Cowtown Showdown. From left are Taylor Shuck, Amanda Mehl, Brenna Eaton, Mallory McFall, Brian McFall, Kailey Wingert, Allison McFall, Tessa Lieber, Allison Mayer and Bailie Richards. Not pictured are Rachel Kelly, Katie Clancy, Delaney Dieker and Emily Davidson.
Make one of these wine bags before you head to a holiday party to impress your hostess — it’s a lot more festive than the paper bag they give you at the liquor store.
Nine-year-old Walker Koberlein is pictured with his mother, Kelli Koberlein, at their Lawrence home. Walker and his mother were both patted down by security agents after the camera he is holding set off a chemical detector while going through screening. While many parents themselves are willing to participate in security screenings, some are concerned with allowing their children to go through the various processes.
Toto, the Cairn terrier/Yorkie mix that belongs to Lawrence resident Margene Swarts, loves to travel.
Margene Swarts and her dog Toto, a Cairn terrier mix, are pictured in their Lawrence home. Swarts says that one of Toto's favorite things to do is ride along in the car during trips.
The Convertible Color in Gerbera, by Stila Cosmetics.
Miss Sassy takes a snooze on her owner's electronics equipment. Miss Sassy belongs to Thomas Sheppard, Lawrence.
“Honeysuckle” is the color of 2011 chosen by Pantone Color Institute, the research arm of Pantone Inc., the company that largely sets color standards for the fashion and home industries.
Retired KU faculty member Joe Reitz brought the idea of Family Promise to help homeless families in Lawrence achieve a more sustainable independence.
Amanda Shaver, left, watches as Valisha Nelson uses a knife to check to see if a pumpkin pie is finished baking.
Jodi Moore, 14, left, and Maya Windle, 17, pour pumpkin pie filling into a pie crust while McKenzie Goodack, 12, mixes more pie filling for the LINK Thanksgiving dinner last month. Twenty volunteers showed up to make apple and pumpkin pies for the dinner, as well as make Christmas cards for soldiers.
Ashley Rasmussen, 17, left and Paige Kallenberger, 16, both juniors at Free State High School, prepare an apple pie for the LINK Thanksgiving dinner. They were with the Youth Volunteer Corps.
Yihaw Li, left, and Lisa Volkin, both freshmen at Southwest Junior High School, measure salt as they make pie crusts for the LINK Thanksgiving dinner.
Lawrence filmmaker and Kansas University professor of film Kevin Willmott introduces himself to Lawrence High School junior Tiffany Carter after speaking with a group of students during a session of the Can We Talk program.