After ending a double-overtime, 1-1 tie with Mill Valley, Free State High’s soccer team gathers at midfield on Oct. 18 at Free State. The midfield gathering at the conclusion of games has become a regular event for the team and symbolizes togetherness, respect and seeing the big picture in life.
Our roasted winter veggies. Mmmmmmm....
CSA salad greens with homemade tahini dressing and CSA sweet potato fries.
The chef is quite pleased with his tahini dressing salad and sweet potato fries.
Free State’s Alec Heline, top, jumps over the Mill Valley goalie in the first overtime. The Firebirds tied Mill Valley, 1-1, on Monday at Free State.
David Broder, a semiweekly columnist for The Washington Post writing on national politics, speaks Monday at the Dole Institute of Politics as part of the 2010 Muncy Journalism and Politics Lecture.
Three Free State High School students attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy held June 6-10. They were chosen to participate by the Lawrence Rotary clubs. From left are Matthew McReynolds, Kaitlin McKinney, Lawrence Rotary Club President Nancy Longhurst, Ana Slough, and Barbara Ballard, chairwoman of Youth Leadership committee. Other students who attended, not shown, were Kelsey Consolver of Lawrence High School and Amanda Mast of Free State. RYLA is held annually in Kansas to provide leadership training to young adults. This year’s weeklong program was held at Kansas University. More than 80 students from across the state participated in this year’s program. The students reported on their experiences at the Oct. 4 club meeting.
Third-grade friends Kate Lawrence, left, and Stephanie Hasiotis, both 8, show off their autographed arms from Freddy the Free State Firebird during a Sept. 17 Free State High School home football game. Kate is the daughter of LD and Kristi Lawrence, and Stephanie is the daughter of Stephen and Carol Hasiotis, all of Lawrence.
During the Fall Fest For Homeless Pets, an annual auction held Oct. 2 by the Jefferson County Humane Society, several members of the Animal Lovers Club attended. During the event, the club was recognized for its hard work and a $108.25 donation, which was raised by doing chores and also running a booth at the Perry Fall Festival. JCHS board members, back row, from left, are Marilyn Sharkey, secretary, and Virginia Richards; front row, from left, are Animal Lovers Club members Sarah Ward, club president, Joe Ward, Meghan Dennehy, Kyleigh Leslie and Marigold Reumond, and JCHS board members Kip Elliot, president, and Keith Haynie, vice president.
Students at Bishop Seabury Academy were encouraged to dress in costume for Spirit Week-School Pride Week, held the week of Sept. 27. Back row, from left, are Lane Kramar, Jakob Walter and Alison Chi; front row, Harry Dumesich, Phoebe Grabill, Johanna diZerega, Alicia Cotsoradis and Spider-Man.
Kansas Republicans, from left, Todd Tiahrt, Lynn Jenkins, Pat Roberts, Jerry Moran and Sam Brownback.
Michael Tovani sweeps the inside of the coffee shop where he works, as his mother Chrystina Tovani waits for him to get off work to drive him home. Michael and his parents have had some difficulty figuring out the protocol when an adult child who's been out on his own moves back in with mom and dad for financial reasons.
Michael Tovani with his mother Chrystina Tovani, outside in front of his work place.
Marie Angelone is a senior at Free State High School and is the ArtStar winner this month.
A Douglas County resident casts his advance ballot Monday at the Douglas County Courthouse. Kansas Republican candidates Sam Brownback and Kris Kobach say that if elected they will push through legislation that would require people to show a photo ID to vote.
Michael Georgeson, 18, uses a leaf blower to scatter leaves off his parents’ yard Monday. Leaves have started to fall off trees marking the changing of the seasons.
Madelyn Pinegar, an eighth-grader, gets a salad from the food bar at West Junior High School on Monday, Oct. 18, 2010. The salad contains greens picked from the school garden just the day before.
Wendy Green, assistant manager of food service at West Junior High School, holds a tray of vegetables that were picked from the school's garden. Cafeteria staff members will chop them up and put them on the food bar.
The West Junior High School gardeners leave a note and bouquet of flowers for cafeteria staff on Sunday nights, along with the produce that they picked. Often, the notes talk about their adventures during the day's harvest.
The cafeteria staff post which vegetables on the food bar are from the school garden.
Judy Hollingshead, a registered nurse in the surgery department at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, is a two-time cancer survivor. Hollingshead has been a volunteer for Stepping Out Against Breast Cancer almost every year since it started.
During lunchtime Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, West Junior High School students reach in for some vegetables from the school's garden.
Linda Robinson, Democratic candidate for Kansas House District 45, sits in the LJWorld.com news center for a live chat with users on Monday, Oct. 18.
Houston tight end Owen Daniels (81) flies over Kansas City Chiefs defenders Donald Washington (27) and Jovan Belcher after a fourth-quarter catch.
Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson celebrates his game-winning touchdown with fans. The TD carried the Texans to a 35-31 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday in Houston.
Home-plate umpire Dan Iassogna makes the call as Philadelphia’s Roy Oswalt slides safely home past San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey during the seventh inning. Oswalt’s run helped the Phillies to a 6-1 victory in Game 2 of the NLCS Sunday in Philadelphia.
Schoolchildren react as they watch an animatronic dinosaur during a media call for the Walking with Dinosaurs arena spectacular today in Sydney. Australia’s most successful entertainment export, the life-sized dinosaurs have played to 6 1/2 million people worldwide and generated more than $344 million in ticket sales.
Ann M. Richardson Broers
The sand hills near Mills in north central Nebraska, through which the Keystone XL pipeline is planned to be built, is shown earlier this month. TransCanada Corp.’s second pipeline, the $7 billion Keystone XL, is planned to carry crude oil from tar sands near Hardisty, Alberta, to the Gulf Coast. The project is now delayed indefinitely, with little official explanation.
Lynda Lovejoy is seeking to become the first female president of the Navajo Nation.
She visited Window Rock, Ariz., last month.