The risks of drunk driving are widely known, but drunk walking carries risks of its own. Experts urge New Year's Eve revelers to have a safe plan for getting home after the party ends. In this file photo, Sean Graves cleans up at the Eldridge Hotel after a New Year's Eve party.
Kansas University Cancer is seeking a National Cancer Institute designation as a cancer center. In February, the University Cancer Center will receive a visit from an NCI team, which will forward recommendations back to Washington, D.C. on whether to grant the designation.
Roger and Camay Guilory stand outside their home at 1772 E. 200 Rd., which was destroyed in a fire early Friday morning, Dec. 29, 2011. The parents and their nine children, ages 13-months to 19-years-old, escaped out a second-floor window.
The top stories on LJWorld.com in 2011 included the tragic death of a McLouth high school student in Costa Rica, a K-10 car accident that killed 5-year-old Cainan Shutt, the seizure of Jefferson's' assets, a 2009 story about the synthetic drug K2, a 2000 story about the best pop songs since 1963, a photo gallery of the Journal-World's series on Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood," and a classic car found in storage.
Clockwise from right are Lawrence businessman Miles Schnaer, Aimee Jackson, Kelli Alldredge, Lisa Prosser and Kristin Pearson. They helped raise $100,000 to make Lawrence resident Jamie Pursley's dying wish come true and that was to upgrade the 15 infusion rooms at Lawrence Memorial Hospital's Oncology Center where she received treatment. On Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, they visited the oncology center's waiting room to check out a couple of infusion chairs. They are having staff, patients and visitors vote on their favorite chair and the winner will replace the old ones. The renovation is expected to be complete near March 29, which would be the first anniversary of their friend's death.
Kelli Alldredge, left, Overland Park, and Aimee Jackson, Prairie Village, launched a fundraiser to renovate the infusion rooms in the Oncology Center at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. They are doing this to honor the wish of their close friend Jamie Pursley who died March 29 after a five-year battle with breast cancer. On Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, they talked about Jamie's wish inside one of the 15 infusion rooms that will receive an upgrade during the coming months. The upgrade will include a new infusion chair, two new guest chairs, fresh paint, new cabinets, a 22-inch flat screen TV and DVD player.
Lawrence businessman Miles Schnaer tries out one of two infusion chairs to see which one is most comfortable in the waiting room of the Lawrence Memorial Hospital's Oncology Center, while friends Aimee Jackson, left, and Kelli Alldredge await to hear the results. The trio are board members of Jamie's Wish Foundation, which was created in memory of Jamie Pursley, who died last March from cancer. Her dying wish was to upgrade the 15 infusion rooms at LMH and these three helped make her dream come true. They've raised the $100,000 needed, and one of the infusion chairs will replace the old ones. They are having staff, patients and visitors vote on their favorite, so far the one on the left is winning.
Yoga instructor Alice Steuerwald leads her Friday afternoon Yin Yoga class on Dec. 30 at Lawrence Athletic Club, 3201 Mesa Way.
In hopes of inspiring a young artist, David Allen, of Lawrence, purchased a drawing made by a boy possibly named Eli at the Copt/Feiden Holiday Gallery, 815 Mass. The boy had been encouraged to make a drawing during a visit to the gallery. The gallery is now trying to locate him to give him his money.
Lawrence High transfers Kionna Coleman, front, sophomore, and junior Monica Howard are making an impact for the Lions this season.
The Buran Theater Company rehearsing Thursday at Murphy Hall. Adam Burnett, right, watches performers go through a routine.
The Buran Theater Company rehearsing Thursday at Murphy Hall. The members are, closckwise from bottom, Val Smith, Adam Burnett, Jud Knudsen, Hilary Kelman and Henry Bial.
The Buran Theater Company were rehearsing Thursday at Murphy Hall. Val Smith, left, and Henry Bial work on a routine with other troupe members.
Despite graduating from Kansas State University in 1985, Terry Dahl of Overland Park has become a huge Kansas University fan over the years.
Cate Dyer is the first sixth-generation Jayhawk. Three of the six generations are, from left, David Dyer, class of 1989 in medicine; Cate, a freshman; and Jim Burrow, class of 1956 in architecture.
Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III, left, is brought down by Washington's Josh Shirley during the first half of the Alamo Bowl on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
Volunteer heroes: The Douglas County chapter of the American Red Cross honored dozens of volunteers during its 95th Annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony, conducted Dec. 7 at the Dole Institute at Kansas University. Three Red Cross volunteers received special awards (from left): Rick Farrier, Distinguished Volunteer Service for National Disaster Relief; Judy Green, Volunteer of the Year in Biomedical Services; and Mckenzie Brungardt, Youth Volunteer of the Year. Overall, chapter volunteers donated more than 9,025 hours of time and talent to support humanitarian services delivered by the Red Cross: disaster relief, blood collections, health and safety education, and emergency communications for the military. Mark Fagan submitted the photo.