Roger Lee Wilks
Joseph G. Hollowell Jr.
Uzbek men mourn Tuesday during funeral ceremony of a victim who died after ethnic rioting between Kyrgyz and ethnic Uzbeks, in the southern Kyrgyz city of Osh. Ethnic rioting has killed at least several hundred people, roughly double official figures, the Red Cross said Tuesday, as new reports strengthened suspicions that the rioting in Kyrgyzstan was deliberately started.
Kansas Department of Corrections photo of Dennis Schmitz, a former Lawrence priest convicted in 2002 of sexually abusing a Lawrence teen.
Kansas Department Corrections photo of Robert Larson, a former Wichita-area priest and convicted sex offender.
Recent Florida Department of Corrections photo of James Forsythe, a former Kansas priest now listed on the Florida sex offender registry.
A scoreboard stands in a body of water during a suspension in play because of threatening weather during the final round of the LPGA State Farm Classic Sunday in Springfield, Ill. The course dried out just enough for the tournament to conclude Monday.
Dustin Johnson tees off on the seventh hole during a practice round of the U.S. Open golf tournament on Monday in Pebble Beach, Calif.
Oklahoma City Fire Department rescue crews take two boys and their dog to high ground Monday in the Valley Addition in Edmond, Okla., after floodwaters inundated a number of homes in the area. Slow-moving thunderstorms developed just south of the Oklahoma City area early Monday and dropped between 6 and 10 inches over most of the city by 11 a.m., inundating neighborhoods and stranding morning commuters. Several interstates shut down but later reopened.
Graham Kreicker of Lawrence, center, member of Kansas Paraguay Partners, is spending 2010 as a full-time volunteer at the national teachers college in Asunción, Paraguay. Kreicker is helping prepare students to teach in elementary and high schools. Kreicker holds weekly 90-minute English conversation classes with beginning, intermediate and advanced students, and is coordinating the school’s English Club, which also meets weekly. In May and June, he is also teaching business English and marketing modules at two local universities.
Douglas County Sheriff’s Cpl. Clark Rials and Deputy Dale Flory were honored with the Silver Award by the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police on May 21 in Hutchinson. Rials and Flory received the award for their efforts in rescuing a 14-year-old boy who was trapped by rushing water after falling off the Bowersock Dam on June 5, 2009. Recipients of the Silver Award are chosen for extraordinary action that contributes to the significant prolonging or actual saving of a life. From left, are Douglas County Sheriff Ken McGovern, Flory, Rials and Undersheriff Steve Hornberger.
On May 29, Twin Mound Cemetery board and community members had a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony for the new gate, sign and future fence. A potluck lunch followed at the Walnut Grove.
Like father, like son! Braycen Johnston of Lawrence, 4, takes a break for a smile with dad, Kevin, while enjoying a day out with the family on May 28 at T-Rex.
Sixth-grade students in Paul Corcoran’s class at Deerfield School played kickball in May against one of the fifth-grade classes. The kids dressed in attire provided by Corcoran, who wears a kilt to school almost every day. Back row, from left, are Cody Thompson, Franchesca Kelly, Rose Arachtingi, Marissa Nicholas, Aric Trent and Samantha Travis; middle row, Nixi Swedlund; front row, Corcoran, Lexie Freeman, Ben Novorr, Cole Hickock and Alexis Derritt.
From left, Professor Michael Vitevitch, Melissa K. Stamer, Ph.D., and Professor Manuela Gonzalez-Bueno attend the Ph.D. hooding ceremony at the Lied Center.
Daniel Parker splashes water while sitting on his mailbox in front of his house in the Palo Verde Addition in Edmond, Okla., after floodwaters inundated a number of homes in the area Monday.
A U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter flies as the sun sets over Baghdad in this Oct. 30, 2007, file photo. The State Department wants its own combat-ready protection force for diplomatic personnel in Iraq after U.S. military forces leave the country as planned at the end of 2011.
Federal police patrol the area where federal policemen were ambushed by unidentified gunmen Monday near Zitacuaro, Mexico. Gunmen killed 15 federal police officers Monday in separate attacks in two drug-plagued states, marking one of the bloodiest days for security forces since the government stepped up its fight with drug cartels.