Kansas University police officer Jimmie Druen, 31, plays with his twins, Logan and Emma, at home on Sept. 23, 2010. Druen was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2007.
Vince Downing helps his 3-year-old daughter Mackenzi with her meal on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010, as his wife, Dawn, finishes up in the kitchen. The Downings have family dinners about five times a week.
Lake-goers put in their boats at Boat Dock No. 1 at Clinton Lake on Wednesday. An underwater search team discovered a body at Boat Ramp No. 1 about 175 feet offshore on Tuesday afternoon.
Free State High senior Kelly Phipps smacks a return. Phipps and teammate Alexis Czapinski went undefeated in a quad Wednesday at FSHS.
Free State freshman Alexis Czapinski hits a forehand in one of her three doubles victories in a quad Wednesday at FSHS.
An underwater search team discovered a body at Boat Ramp No. 1 about 175 feet offshore at Clinton Lake Tuesday afternoon.
Sophomore Emily Sadosky follows through her return shot in singles action Wednesday at the Free State quad against Shawnee Mission North.
Sophomore Emily Sadosky follows through on her return in singles action Wednesday at the Free State quad against Shawnee Mission North.
Free State junior Jackie Garcia gets a return on the ball in singles action Wednesday at the Free State quad against Shawnee Mission North.
An example of work by Nicolette Ross, “ten seconds at a time,” 2009, unique artist book (detail). Ross is one of two artists in residence at the Lawrence Arts Center for 2010.
Work by Akiko Jackson from “Heritage Braided,” 2009, which used 700 feet of tension-braided synthetic hair.
A pedestrian crosses Sixth Street at the intersection of Sixth and Massachusetts streets Wednesday as traffic comes to a stop at the intersections of Sixth and Vermont and Sixth and Kentucky. City officials are preparing to have fiber-optic cable installed along Sixth Street from Massachusetts to Iowa streets and on Iowa Street between 23rd and Sixth streets to enable real-time adjustments to traffic lights that can help the flow of traffic.
The U9 girls premiere soccer team, the Kaw Valley Golden Stars, placed second at the Kaw Valley Cup. Back row: Caitlyn Champagne, Kiara Jadlow, Kenzie Rorabaugh, Semra Tracey, Jessica Chen. Front Row: Allie Rorabaugh, Aubrey Tanksley, Mikyla Williams, Abigail Stallworth
Kansas University sophomore Michael Lebovitz, Prairie Village, uses a nearby tree to tie down a sukkah, or temporary hut or shelter, outside the Kansas Union on Wednesday in recognition of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. According to Rabbi Zalman Tiechtel, executive director of the Chabad Center for Jewish Life, the eight-day holiday begins Wednesday night and lasts until Friday morning of the following week. Lebovitz explained that building the sukkah is a way for Jews to reconnect with their history.
Tow trucks and emergency vehicles clear the scene of an injury accident on Kansas Highway 10 just east of Lawrence on Wednesday morning. The accident closed the eastbound lanes of the highway.
Rally, a certified service dog for ministerial purposes, mingles with residents and staff at Presbyterian Manor last month. From left are resident Carol Floersch, health services LPN Kristin Morrell, and chaplain Dottie Scholtz, Rally's owner. Rally started making the rounds with Dotty about six weeks ago when she started as chaplain at the facility.
Carol Floersch sits with Rally, a service dog who has been visiting Presbyterian Manor with chaplain Dottie Scholtz. Rally was trained specifically for ministerial purposes and working with the elderly.
Mike Yoder/Journal-World Photo.Dorothy McGregor, 91, works out every day at the Lawrence Athletic Center.
Mike Yoder/Journal-World Photo.Dorothy McGregor, 91, works out every day at the Lawrence Athletic Center. Rotating through one of several exercise stations McGregor uses a recumbent stationary bike while watching the news Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2001,
Kansas City’s Jarrod Dyson is congratulated after scoring on a Mike Aviles single in the fifth inning.
Kansas City second baseman Mike Aviles (30) lands on top of Detroit’s Johnny Damon on a force out to the end the game. The Royals beat the Tigers, 9-6, on Tuesday in Detroit.
Oklahoma defensive back Jonathan Nelson, right, moves in to aid cornerback Jamell Fleming, left, with a tackle of Air Force wide receiver Jonathan Warzeka, center, in the Sooners’ victory Saturday in Norman, Okla. Oklahoma will play its first road game on Saturday in Cincinnati.
Philadelphia’s Roy Halladay, left, pitches to Atlanta’s Martin Prado. Halladay got the win Tuesday in Philadelphia.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., center, leads a news conference Tuesday on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., before the Senate vote on the Defense authorization bill. From left are Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, McCain, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl of Arizona. A Republican-led filibuster blocked efforts to repeal the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gays in the military, shelving an Obama administration priority at least until after the November election. See story, page 2A.
Megan Heacock, right, receives a hug from her mother, Lori Tilson, after Heacock completed a 340-mile paddle in a kayak in the MR340 race on the Missouri River from Kansas City to St. Charles, Mo., this summer. Both are Lawrence residents.
Former U.S. Marine Morningstar Vancil, right, is hugged by Robert C. Potter after speaking with a reporter Tuesday at the Alexander Hamilton American Legion Post 448 office in San Francisco. According to its website, the Alexander Hamilton Post 448 is the only post whose membership is predominantly gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered.
A visitor studies an exhibit by photographer Manuel Pandalis on Tuesday at the Photokina imaging fair in Cologne, Germany. The world’s leading photo fair opens its doors until Sunday, with about 1,250 exhibitors from 45 countries showing all aspects of photographing and imaging.
Audience members record video as Tea Party Patriots founders and coordinators Mark Meckler, left, and Jenny Beth Martin take part in a news conference Tuesday at the National Press Club in Washington to announce that the organization received a major donation.
Brian Hirch, sales manager for Protect A Bed, wears a bed bug hard hat Tuesday during the first North American Bed Bug Summit in Rosemont, Ill. The event’s sponsor, BedBug Central, says the two-day summit will play host to 14 of the nation’s leading entomologist and bed bug specialists, along with a gathering of bed bug-industry related vendors.
Two television networks, seen Tuesday in the Goldman Sachs cubicle on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, broadcast the news that the Federal Reserve had left rates unchanged in their final meeting before the mid-term elections.
Italian financial police officers talk to each other in front of St. Peter’s square Tuesday at the Vatican. Just when the Catholic Church didn’t need another scandal, Italian authorities have seized $30 million from a Vatican bank account and begun investigating top officials of the Vatican bank in connection with a money laundering probe.