Soldiers standing guard are seen through the tinted window of a bus during a media tour organized by government authorities Thursday inside the Tivoli Gardens neighborhood in Kingston. After a raid in this slum that left dozens dead in four days of gunbattles, the reputed drug kingpin who was the target remains at large.
A home sits for sale with a reduced price sign Thursday in Bedford Heights, Ohio. Mortgage rates have fallen to the lowest level of the year as European turmoil caused investors to pour money into the safe haven of U.S. government securities.
This undated file artist’s rendering provided by the journal Science shows the reconstructed frontal view of the skeleton “Ardi.” Last year, the fossil skeleton shook up the field of human evolution. Now, some scientists are raising doubts about what exactly the creature from Ethiopia was and what kind of landscape it inhabited.
Gov. Mark Parkinson signs appropriations bill on Thursday as Lt. Gov. Troy Findley looks on.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Gemma Arterton
Baseball fans, from left, Kendall Burtner, 9, Payton Lenon, 5, and Brett Lenon, 8, of Blackwell, Okla., wait out the rain delay during the Kansas State and Baylor game at the Big 12 baseball tournament Wednesday in Oklahoma City. After nearly a three-hour rain delay, Baylor won, 11-8. The Kansas and Oklahoma game didn’t start until 10:40 p.m. because of the delay. The Sooners defeated the Jayhawks, 3-2.
Married for 7 months, Hai Nguyen, 37, and her husband, Jon Pope, 37, sit outside their home in Houston on Tuesday. They are part of a slowing trend of inter-ethnic marriage.
Ralph Joseph Chavez
Hershel Robert Ferguson
Lew Perkins: Athletics director at Kansas Athletics Inc. He led the charge to sue Larry Sinks over the T-shirt business. He agreed to accept settlement that had Sinks closing his business while not paying damages or legal fees.
He said he learned about the ticket problems in late November or early December from a federal investigator, and would later ask KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little to order an internal investigation.
From left, Margo Gordon, Sandra Kelly-Allen and Jan Jess attend the third annual community breakfast to honor older Americans. Gordon was honored with the Inspirata award for inspiring others with her community involvement and dedication. The breakfast is hosted by Trinity In-Home Care.
Head men’s basketball coach at KU. He bought a home and property that had been owned by Freeman. His home is just east of Roger Morningstar’s and around the corner from Doug Compton’s, all in Bauer Brook. Carl Cornwell confirms Freeman’s account that Freeman and Morningstar earned thousands of dollars scalping tickets at the 2002 and 2003 Final Fours.
President of First Management Inc., among the largest apartment-management and construction companies in Lawrence, and also includes projects in Manhattan, Junction City, Nebraska, Missouri and New Mexico.
He bought the land and developed what is now known as Bauer Brook, north of Free State High School, where he has a large residential compound and lives a few doors down from Morningstar and Self.
Freeman had owned a lot and had started building a home, which would end up being sold — unfinished — to Self after Freeman ran into financial problems.
Compton’s son, Douglas, is video coordinator for the KU men’s basketball team.
Owner of what had been Joe-College.com, a T-shirt business that made lighthearted — others would say mean-spirited — references to KU and its personalities on apparel. Kansas Athletics went after Sinks in court, spending more than $1 million on the case and eventually securing a judgment that led to a settlement in which Sinks agreed to close, having faced fines and legal fees of nearly $800,000.
Sinks is a former business partner of Freeman’s in housing developments in Junction City. Sinks said he left that partnership once he learned of Freeman’s illegal activities. Sinks owns a vacant residential lot to the east of Bill Self’s home in Bauer Brook.
A former KU basketball player who lives in Bauer Brook, just down the street from Bill Self and Doug Compton, who developed the exclusive neighborhood. Morningstar’s son, Brady, plays for Self at KU. Roger Morningstar is a former Converse executive who went on to be a partner of David Freeman’s in Planet Construction, which built duplexes and other projects, including some on property developed by Compton in southeast Lawrence.
Morningstar also was among developers to be working in Junction City, at the same time as Freeman, Compton, Sinks and others. Freeman’s attorney, Carl Cornwell, confirms that Freeman told federal investigators that Freeman and Morningstar sold tickets from the 2002 and 2003 Final Fours — tickets given to them by Jones — to brokers, and pocketing the profits.
Resigned April 5 as associate athletics director for fundraising at Kansas Athletics Inc. He was Jones’ boss, and admitted to working with Jones to sell tickets and pocket the profits.
The front of Walruff Brewery circa 1887. The stable is visible at the far right.
A label for the brewery circa 1881, advertising the beer as a health tonic.
A photograph of the back of the Walruff Brewery in the late 1880s.
An illustration of the Walruff Brewery in 1880 from The Western Brewer.