People gather on the national day of mourning Friday outside the earthquake damaged National Palace in Port-au-Prince. Thousands gathered one month after the deadly quake that left the Caribbean country struggling for survival.
President Barack Obama gestures while meeting reporters during the daily press briefing Tuesday in the White House. Obama on Friday challenged three dozen Republicans and Democrats to participate in a one-of-a-kind televised summit Feb. 25 to hash out a deal on health care.
Children play in the snow at the base of a Palmetto tree on the statehouse grounds as Columbia, S.C., gets its first snowfall of the season Friday. More than two-thirds of the nation’s land mass had snow on the ground when the day dawned Friday, and then it snowed ever so slightly in Florida to make it 49 states out of 50.
Two shooting victims are taken Friday from the Shelby Center on the campus of the University of Alabama to an ambulance after multiple people were shot in Huntsville, Ala Officials at the University of Alabama’s Huntsville campus say three people were killed and three injured in a campus shooting.
U.S. Marines wake up Friday morning in their firing positions at a forward camp outside Marjah in Afghanistan’s Helmand province. Marines and Afghan troops reached the outer rim of the Taliban-held town today, opening a major offensive to re-establish government control and break the extremists’ grip over their southern heartland.
Barbara Kelley, left, Meadowlark Garden Club outgoing president, installed three new officers for 2010 at the club’s Dec. 1 luncheon meeting at the home of Donna Osness. Officers are Pat Paul, president; Virginia Curran, secretary; and Dorothy Curnes, treasurer. Sue Himes, not pictured, will serve as the club’s vice-president.
Kansas Audio-Reader Network recognized 58 volunteers for their years of service reading to the blind and print-disabled of Kansas and Western Missouri with a volunteer appreciation dinner Oct. 6 at Maceli’s. Lawrence volunteers honored for five years of service are, back row, from left, David Nigro, Bruce Roberts, Kay Campbell and David Petersen; front row, Sandra Willis, Barbara Duke, Helen Martin, Brigette Bernagozzi, Cathy Callen, Kit Carlsen, Eileen Rogers and Al Rogers. Other Lawrence volunteers honored for five years of service, but not pictured, were Bill Bayouth, Sue Eckhoff, Lisa Hallberg, Bob Lantry, Liz Newcomer, John Nixon, Sarah Peters and Kylee Wright.
Chuck Fisher of Lawrence was honored for 35 years of service with the Kansas Audio-Reader Network Oct. 6 at Maceli’s. Other Lawrence volunteers honored for their years of service include: Jan Shumway and Charlyn Orel, 30 years; Frank Day, Cristi Hansen, Donna Riehm and Harold Riehm, 25; Janis Hutchison, Ann Blackhurst and Steve Smith, 20; and Gary Weishaar, Carol Beth Whalen, Beverley Wilson, Shelley Sandberg, Donna Conway, Janet Majure, Marty Miller, Vicki Ross, Elinor Schroeder and Lee Young, 10.
Jesse Dennis Newell and Erika Anne Nelson
Karuna Uppal and John Gronbeck-Tedesco
Yoko Eto and Owen Grieb
Matthew Habiger and Rachel Belden
Timothy Ray Sipe and Katherine Elizabeth Brandt
Patrick Koester and Rebecca Fritzel
Colin and Karen Neill
Steven and Grace Greene
Sarah and T.J. Davison
Starla Victoria Simmons and Thomas Theodore Fawcett
The olympic torch ignites at the conclusion of the opening ceremony of the Vancouver Olympics. The ceremony was held Friday in Vancouver, British Columbia.
KU coach Bill Self, right, and wife Cindy Self, left, went to college at Oklahoma State with country music icon Garth Brooks, center.
Dennis M. Dailey, center, is awarded a certificate from the Charles Robinson Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution in recognition of exemplary patriotism in the display of the flag of the United States of America. Also pictured are John G. Sayler, left, who submitted the picture, and John McCoin, right, both of Lawrence.
Israel Mireles sits in a Butler County courtroom on Friday in El Dorado. Jurors deliberated just more than an hour before convicting Mireles, 26, in the death of Emily Sander. The Butler Community College student was also known as Internet porn model Zoey Zane.
Maxine Banta Alldritt
Esther Bjerre Bowles Owen