Fair attendees, from left, Jordan Seiger, 16; Shaelyn Marr, 14; and Tyler Ellison and Courtney Curtis, both 16, all of Lawrence, enjoy an evening beneath the carnival lights at Moores’ Greater Shows Carnival on Thursday night at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper St.
From left in foreground Alejandro Lule, and Subarna Bhattachan, of Zen Zero, begin grilling food Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, during the Chef's Challenge at the Douglas County Fair. Chefs from three Lawrence restaurants, including Free State Brewery and Pachamamas, competed in the event using locally-grown produce. In background at far left is Pachamama chef Ken Baker and at right is Hal Beckerman, kitchen manager at Free State Brewery.
The garden area around the home of Daniela and Valentin Vidrascu.
Rose Rulifson, 4, Shawnee, feeds goats with her grandmother Laurel Lewis, Lone Star, at the Douglas County Fair’s Petting Zoo on Thursday, August 4, 2011.
Scout Meyers, 8, Lawrence, won Reserve Grand Champion at the Douglas County Fair for her painting of fish. Scout was also selected Level 1 visual art champion. It was her first year as a participant at the fair.
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011 in New York. The Dow plunged nearly 513 points Thursday, its biggest point decline since Oct. 22, 2008.
Chris Redman has been appointed as the new Haskell Indian Nations University president.
Head coach Turner Gill walks around his team as the Jayhawks stretch during the first practice on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011.
Running back Deshaun Sands bursts off the line as the Jayhawks run sprints during the team's first practice on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011.
Strength coach John Williams smiles as he walks through a line of players during the team's first practice on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011.
Members of the offensive line, Trevor Marrongelli, 69, Riley Spencer, 79, Jeff Spikes and Tanner Hawkinson, 72, converse during a break in workouts on the first day of practice, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011.
Head coach Turner Gill, left, watches over the field as he talks with linebackers coach Vantz Singletary during the team's first practice on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011.
Kansas running back Darrian Miller works through drills during the team's first practice on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. In back is freshman running back Brandon Bourbon.
Running back Darrian Miller breaks through a line during the team's first practice on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011.
Defensive tackle Patrick Dorsey swoops in to hit a tackling dummy during the team's first practice on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011.
Freshman quarterback Brock Berglund works out with the quarterbacks during the team's first practice on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011.
Sandals: Chacos, December 2009, gift.
Jeans: AG, Arizona Trading Company, August 2010, $40.
Shirt: American Apparel, December 2010, gift.
Sunglasses: Target, July 2011, $7.
Shoes: Dr. Marten’s, December 2010, gift.
Tights: Target, May 2011, $8.
Dress: Forever21 Plus, May 2011, $25.
Long Necklace: the Craftivists, May 2011, $8.
Miraculous Medal: Vintage Van, 2009, $3.
Bracelet: 2006, gift from grandmother.
Ring: Adorned, 2009, $25.
Street musician Heidi Kole is touring with director Justin Michael Morales in support of the street-performance documentary "Busking the System," which stops off in Lawrence from Aug. 19-21.
Street performers like Shakerleg are highlighted in "Busking The System," a documentary making a three-day stop in downtown Lawrence.
Phouthong "Airr" Kinsky
Irish history: John Scollon of Lawrence, right, is pictured June 19 outside of the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin. Sitting at left is Gene Budig, the former chancellor of Kansas University and former president of Major League Baseball’s American League. Lydia Scollon submitted the photo.