Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, right, convened a meeting at the Curtis state office building in Topeka, Kan., Friday August 10, 2012, to discuss the intensifying toll the drought is taking on Kansas. Kansas leaders were on hand to identify plans to help Kansas recover from the historic drought. Imediately behind Brownback was Kansas Adjutan General Maj. Gen. (Kansas) Lee Tafanelli and Kansas Secretary of Health and Environment Robert Moser.
Kansas senior guard Travis Releford listens to a tour guide during a tour of the Palace of Versailles on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, in Versailles, France.
Kansas men's basketball players look to the ceilings during a tour of the Palace of Versailles on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012.
Kansas men's basketball players Ben McLemore, left, Naadir Tharpe, center, Niko Roberts, second from right and Evan Manning listen to the tour guide discuss the history of Louis XV during a tour of the Palace of Versailles on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. Second from left is Lauren Self.
The Kansas men's basketball team looks to a painting on the ceiling while listening to a tour guide at the Palace of Versailles on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, in Versailles, France.
Kansas men's basketball players grab radio headsets in preparation for a tour of the Palace of Versailles on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, in Versailles, France.
Kansas forward Justin Wesley, left, and Niko Roberts, center, stand outside the Palace of Versailles before a tour on Friday afternoon in Versailles, France.
A preliminary rendering of housing for seniors near 25th St. and Cedarwood Ave.
Leaping to the finish line, children compete in a gunny sack race Friday at the 105th Vinland Fair on the fairgrounds north of Vinland. The fair continues through Saturday with live music, more games, animal shows a lawn mower driving competition and a homemade ice cream contest.
This year's Gala apples at Ernest and Clara Richardson's orchard northeast of Lawrence are in abundance, even though the hot and dry summer the irrigation has made a difference.
Children watch their friends compete in racing events and wait their turn to run Friday at the 105th Vinland Fair. The fair continues through today with live music, games, animal shows, a lawn mower driving competition and a homemade ice cream contest.
Ernest Richardson scales a tall ladder to get to to a batch of Gala apples.
Ernest Richardson climbs a ladder to pick more Gala apples. He says this year's crop is the best he's ever seen. Other farmers, however, report different results.
Ruth Becker helps low-income pregnant women and children gain access to health insurance through the state's Medicaid program called HealthWave. Becker, an outreach eligibility specialist, is located at Turner House Children’s Clinic, a Kansas City, Kan., nonprofit that serves uninsured and underserved children, but travels to other areas in Kansas City. She also helps residents in surrounding communities like Lawrence.
Ruth Becker, an outreach eligibility specialist for the Kansas Department and Health Environment, goes over Medicaid health insurance information with Adela Hernandez, second from right, while holding her 1-year-old son Jahir Gonzalez on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at Turner House Children's Clinic in Kansas City, Kan. She also helped Teresita Hernandez and her 2-year-old daughter Dayana Garcia.
Kansas women’s coach Bonnie Henrickson, right, shared her experience as a Big 12 head coach at the Welcome Club June luncheon. Henrickson described the yearlong process of recruiting players and the development of her team’s talents and success. Seated with her is Marlene Mawson. Sandra Heacock, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.