A hole through the smoke reveals a firefighter on the ladder truck ladder hosing flames below in the Wood N Stuff Cabinets shop in Lecompton.
Fire crews worked to keep a fire at Wood N Stuff Cabinets from spreading to nearby buildings in Lecompton Monday, July 26, 2010.
Area township fire departments including Kanwaka, Perry, Baldwin, Lecompton and Wakarusa battle a blaze at Wood N Stuff Cabinets in Lecompton Monday evening, July 26, 2010. The post office is shown on the left in this photo.
Firefighters keep the Lecompton Post Office, left, wet while other firefighters try to put out the flames of a fire at Wood N Stuff Cabinets in Lecompton Monday evening, July 26, 2010.
The siding of the Lecompton United Methodist Church melts from the heat of a fire at the wood shop next door. Area township fire departments including Kanwaka, Perry, Baldwin, Lecompton, and Wakarusa battle a blaze at Wood N Stuff Cabinets in Lecompton Monday evening, July 26, 2010. As the building became fully engulfed in flames, firefighters worked to keep the fire from jumping to the adjacent buildings such as the Post Office on the east and the Lecompton United Methodist Church on the west.
Flames erupt from the top of the Wood-N-Stuff cabinet shop in Lecompton Monday, July 26, 2010. The building was quickly engulfed in flames and firefighters were focusing on preventing the fire from spreading to other nearby buildings.
Crews from Lawrence Douglas County Fire and Medical join firefighters from Kanwaka, Wakarusa and Lecompton township fire departments in an effort to battle a fire at a cabinet shop in Lecompton Monday July 26, 2010.
State Sen. Marci Francisco, left, fans Kathy Lobb, Lawrence, a member of the Self-Advocate Coalition of Kansas, at a 20th anniversary celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act on Monday in South Park. At right is former city commissioner Boog Highberger, Lawrence.
Firefighters battle a blaze at a cabinet shop in Lecompton. The building was reported to be fully engulfed and numerous area agencies responded to help battle the blaze.
University of Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini answers reporter's questions during the 2010 Big 12 Football Media Day in Monday, July 26, 2010 in Irving, Texas.
KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little talks with K-State President Kirk Schulz at the Kansas Bioscience Authority's meeting in Overland Park on Monday.
My new weapon in making sure no food goes to waste!
It's amazing how tiny this snack this turned out to be. I seriously have no idea why using up six baby squash was such a daunting task last week!
My little baby yellow squash, ready for a round in the dehydrator.
A line of girls with new shoes and a case of the nerves wait to model their outfits.
Texas A&M quarterback Jerrod Johnson answers a question during a radio interview on the first day of Big 12 Media Days on Monday in Irving, Texas. Johnson was selected by media members as the preseason's conference player of the year.
Grace Baxter, 11, Overbrook, tries to fan away her nervousness as she prepares to model an outfit.
U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., and his wife, Mary, voted Monday at the Shawnee County election office during advance voting for the Aug. 3 GOP primary. Brownback is running for governor.
With his service dog Gabbie at his side, Dwight Sexton, volunteers in the Salvation Army kitchen cutting up tomatoes for lunch Monday, July 26, 2010. At right is Donna Brauer, 9, daughter of Diana Brauer, the food services director at The Salvation Army.
Faith Baxter, 8, of Overbrook, in the green hat, keeps a watchful eye on the clothing competition as a contestant approaches the judge’s table Monday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Faith and dozens of other area kids modeled dresses, shirts, blouses and other items, many of which they designed and made themselves.
Carol Taylor, case manager at The Salvation Army, and part-time employee Mark Hunziker, visit at the center Monday, July 26, 2010. Taylor assists people through programs like the Project Able Supportive Services Program, a collaborate effort between The Salvation Army and the Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority. Hunziker makes trips around town three times a week to pick up baked goods from area stores.
A stroller is parked outside a Salvation Army office, while the 29-year-old mother and her 3-month-old son visit a staff member. They are homeless and seeking assistance at the agency.
Capt. Wes Dalberg, who operates The Salvation Army, left, checks in with Liz Coleman, volunteer coordinator, Monday, July 26, 2010. Coleman greets those who walk in the door and answers the phone.
Holly Hulburt, case manager, sorts food items from the pantry in the basement of The Salvation Army into piles to put into grocery bags, based on family size. The food pantry served 359 people in June, a 22 percent increase from January.
“From His Hands to Mine: Leaning on God Through the First Year of Motherhood”
Lewis likes to rest on top of cars. He belongs to Lois Weldon, of Lawrence, who submitted the photo.
This room makeover by Candice Olson for her HGTV series, “Divine Design,” features wood as a fresh design element. “Divine Design” airs at 7 p.m. Saturdays on Sunflower Broadband channels 73 and 273.
Landry Koester, left, colors with Helen Henry at the Koesters’ home in central Lawrence. Sitting in back are Landry’s parents, Corey and Kari Koester. The Koesters became close friends with the Henrys shortly after the Henrys moved to the block.
Landry Koester asks coloring advice from her father, Corey Koester. At right is her mother, Kari Koester, and sitting in the background are Rebecca and Eric Henry. In the foreground is the Henrys’ daughter, Helen. The two families often share dinner and playdates, with only half a block separating their homes.
Carol Dobbins uses special earplugs to drown out her husband's snores at night.
Jeff Nichols, M.D., provides an acupuncture procedure for sinus relief to Deb Carter.
Jeff Nichols, M.D., provides an acupuncture procedure for sinus relief to Deb Carter. Nichols offers complementary medicine at his office at 1023 Ky.
Lawrence chiropractor Bob Christensen displays the length of one of his needles at a recent acupuncture session.
Lawrence chiropractor Bob Christensen offers acupuncture among his services.
Richard Gwin/Journal-World Photo Illustration
Carol Dobbins’ husband snores so loudly that she uses two fans to drown out the noise and also uses special earplugs.
Frosty cantaloupe smoothie, left, and ginger mango smoothie
Ginger and mango smoothie