Husband and wife, David Carttar and Claudia Olea, Lawrence, smile as they approach Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Leonard Pitts Jr., along with Robert Trepinski, right, Lawrence, during a book signing and following Pitts' lecture on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at Liberty Memorial Central Middle School. Pitts lectured as the guest speaker for the second-annual Dad Days in which he shared his opinions about the importance of active fatherhood.
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. of the Miami Herald shakes hands with Leroy Koehn of Atchison following his lecture "In the Measure of Man," on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at Liberty Memorial Central Middle School. Pitts lectured as the guest speaker for the second-annual Dad Days in which he shared his opinions about the importance of active fatherhood.
In this file photo, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. of the Miami Herald smiles as he speaks to those attending his lecture "In the Measure of a Man," on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at Liberty Memorial Central Middle School. Pitts was one of the keynote speakers yesterday at the Kansas University School of Social Welfare's Social Work Day 2014, an event devoted to informing and celebrating social workers.
Members of the audience clap as nationally-syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. takes the stage on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at Liberty Memorial Central Middle School.
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Dole Fellow Kevin Benson, a retired Army colonel with a doctorate from KU, left, along with Lt. Col. Greg Penfield, center, and Dave Futch, Senior Military Analyst at Center for Army Lessons Learned, speak at the Dole Institute Tuesday, June 14, 2011. The three participated in a Q-and-A session on the war in Iraq and the state of the Army after 10 years of war.
Jo Ann Fluke, executive director of Groovability is a former Ms. Wheelchair Kansas and performs with the group on a regular basis.
Lovena Tuley demonstrates a downward bear crawl. For beginners, Tuley recommends either a stationary push-up on the stairs, or bear crawling up the stairs and then running down. Those who are more advanced can try bear crawling up and down.
Lovena Tuley does squats on stairs during an outdoor workout. If you're a beginner, Tuley recommends lightly holding a stair railing for support. Once you've got that down, you can do them free-standing.
Lovena Tuley runs laterally up stairs. Stair repeats are great for burning calories for those trying to get in shape for the summer.
Jennifer Ybarra, co-manager of The Toy Store, 936 Mass., displays "Harry Potter Wand Shop," one of more than 80 entries in store's lego competition. Andre, who entered the 11 and under division, describes his creation — No. 8 in the contest — on a card beside the assembled plastic: "Harry and Voldemort face off in front of the Wand Shop."
The U.S. National Weather Service has placed eastern Kansas under a slight risk for severe weather Tuesday, June 14, 2011.
United States goalkeeper Tim Howard (1) celebates their 2-0 win over Canada in a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer match at Ford Field in Detroit, Tuesday, June 7, 2011.
Members of the United States national soccer team run drills during practice at the new Livestrong Sporting Park, Monday, June 13, 2011 in Kansas City, Kan. USA will face Guadeloupe on June 14, during pool play in the CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament.
Members of the Lawrence school board discussed boundary changes for Lawrence High and Free State at Monday night's meeting at district headquarters, 110 McDonald Drive.
Members of the United States national soccer team run drills during practice at the new Livestrong Sporting Park on Monday in Kansas City, Kan. The U.S. will face Guadeloupe today in the CONCACAF Gold Cup Tournament.
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Justin Wesley drills Monday in the Horejsi Center in front of campers in attendance at Bill Self’s basketball camp Monday, June 13, 2011.
Justin Wesley, 6-foot-8 forward who red-shirted last year, practices drills Monday, June 13, 2011 in the Horejsi Center in front of campers in attendance at Bill Self’s basketball camp. KU forward Thomas Robinson is in background.
On cue: This Lawrence team from the Pool Room won the Kansas State 9-Ball Championship held May 20-21 in Topeka. They now advance to the National Tournament in Las Vegas. Back row, from left, are Dustin McDonald, Dave Delaney, Bernie Kennedy and Paul Forio; front row, Melissa Shinogee, Jenny Stowe, Mary Jane Church and Vickie Bahnmaier. Church submitted the photo.