Teri Pierce, of the Lawrence Police Department, accepts a school crossing guard vest from Dick Rinke, a member of the local Travelers Protective Association, not pictured. The association donated 16 vests to the department in August.
The Douglas County Medical Alliance Fashion Benefit will feature this Jooni Pavi butterfly ring in sterling silver and Swarovski crystals.
The fifth annual Douglas County Medical Alliance Fashion Benefit will be Wednesday. Proceeds benefit Health Care Access clinic and Van Go Mobile Arts. Here's an example of some of the accessories that will be featured during the event.
Zachary Pitts, 9, makes a funny face for the photographer upstairs during a photo session at last year's United Way of Douglas County campaign kickoff at Abe & Jake’s Landing, 8 E. Sixth St. This year's event is Thursday.
This plaid ruffle "Friday" skirt and black V-neck shirt from Hobbs will be featured.
Lime from two rooftop tanks is added to water at the Clinton Water Treatment Plant, during a series of steps in the waters filtration process. Lime is mainly used for pH adjustment and/or water purification.
At the Clinton Water Treatment Plant on Wakarusa Drive, water from Clinton Lake progresses through a series of tanks undergoing chemical treatment and filtration before reaching city water tanks ready for distribution.
Traces of carbon remain in a settling tank. Carbon is injected into water during the treatment process. In the early stages of the process chemicals are added to the water to form tiny sticky particles, called floc, that attract dirt particles.
This monitor at the Clinton Water Treatment Plant displays water levels in the city's water tanks.
Baumann runs a chlorine test on city water Thursday. Tests including PH level, alkalinity, taste and odor are done every three hours around the clock at the plant.
Baumann uses a Turbidimeter to test water clarity while running a series of tests Thursday.
Jeff Riner, a water plant operator at the Clinton Water Treatment Plant, stands by one of the treatment tanks at the plant. Water from the Clinton Lake progresses through a series of these tanks undergoing chemical treatment and filtration.
Baumann monitors the plant from the operations room.
Bryan Baumann, Eudora, a water plant operator at the Clinton Water Treatment Plant, smells a water sample after completing a series of tests on city water Thursday. Tests including pH level, taste and odor are done every three hours around the clock at the plant.
Baumann runs a series of tests on city water Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. Tests including PH level, alkalidity, taste and odor are done every three hours around the clock at the plant.
Bryan Baumann, Eudora, a water plant operator at Clinton Water Treatment Plant, collects water samples Thursday from settling tanks before running a series of tests on the water.
From left, Lawrence Police Chief Tarik Khatib, and Detective Capt. Mike Pattrick, along with Lawrence Memorial Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Julie Jacobson watch Sarah Martin, also a SANE nurse, demonstrate a new imaging system used to collect evidence in sexual assault cases. LMH had a private open house Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, for its SANE program.
Sarah Martin, a Lawrence Memorial Hospital nurse who is trained to handle sexual assault patients, demonstrates the new Secure Digital Forensic Imaging system during an open house Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, at the hospital. The system captures sharper images that can be used as evidence in a sexual assault cases.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Coordinator Jessie Fazel looks over the new Secure Digital Forensic Imaging system Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. She explained how the new $25,000 piece of equipment will be used to collect evidence during a private open house.
An Amber Alert has been issued for 2-year-old Isaiah Martinez of Garden City. Police are looking for a dark blue Dodge Durango with license plates 133 CLP.
Burned cars and property are seen Wednesday on the west side of Detroit. A fire swept through at least three Detroit neighborhoods, destroying dozens of homes, including many that were vacant, officials said. The flames, probably sparked by downed power lines Tuesday evening, jumped from rooftop to rooftop, fed by winds up to 50 mph.
Vice President Joe Biden hands out hot dogs to the troops during an appearance Wednesday on the “Colbert Report” in this photo provided by Comedy Central.
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A jobs postings board shows openings at Central City Concern employment access center Monday in Portland, Ore. Job openings rose in July after two months of declines, a positive sign that companies could step up hiring soon.
An artist's rendering of the new theater.
A drawing of the proposed Eldridge expansion.
Dwight Byers, Lawrence, caught a 43-pound flathead catfish this summer near the Bowersock Dam on the Kansas River.