New Orleans Saints quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees rides a float Sunday in the Bacchus Mardi Gras, a lead-up to today’s Fat Tuesday events in New Orleans. The Mardi Gras in Kansas parade begins at noon today at Aimee’s Coffee House, 1025 Mass.
Southwest Junior High School won second place at the recent Central Junior High chess tournament. Back row, from left, are Jacob Magnuson, Andrei Elliott, Dustin Hauptman and Venkata Malladi; and front row, from left, are Eddie Loupe, Kaustubh Nimkar, Christopher Greenfield, Kyle Vogelsang, Zachary Moore and Thomas Peterson. Allyn Elliott took and submitted the picture.