Free State teammates Joe Dineen (12) and Kyle McFarland (15) share more than just their positions on the football field — quarterback and defensive back. The two Firebirds also have a common link to the past — both their grandfathers played at Kansas University.
In a Thursday, July 26, 2012 photo, Sandra Pico, 52, holds medications she takes, at her home in North Miami Beach, Fla. Pico makes about $15,000 a year working about 20 hours a week as a home health aide, a bit too much to qualify for Medicaid, but not enough that she can afford private insurance. She thought she'd be getting health insurance after the Supreme Court upheld the health care law. Then she learned her own governor won't agree to expand Medicaid under the law which would have given her coverage.
Kansas offensive lineman Pat Lewandowski (61) lines up against his teammates during drills, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012. Nick Krug/Journal-World Photo
Wide receivers coach Rob Ianello gets animated as his players run through the gantlet during practice on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012.
Kansas receiver Ricki Herod looks to break through the gantlet during practice on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012.
Kansas receiver D.J. Beshears carries the ball through a set of obstacles during practice on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012.
Kansas running back James Sims carries the ball during drills on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012.
Kansas running back Taylor Cox stretches with the offense during practice on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012.
Kansas head coach Charlie Weis talks with his son Charlie Weis Jr. during practice on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012.
Kansas University linebacker Ben Heeney laughs with graduate assistant Maurice Crum during practice, Tuesday, August 14, 2012, near Memorial Stadium. Heeney, a sophomore, wants to start for the Jayhawks this year and might get the chance if he continues to impress coaches as he has during fall camp.
Lawrence Community Shelter board members and supporters participate in a ground breaking Tuesday morning at a warehouse at 3701 Franklin Park Circle, near Douglas County Jail. The new shelter will have 125 beds, compared to the 75-bed capacity at the current shelter at 214 W. 10th St.
Lawrence Community Shelter board chairman John Tacha, left, and shelter director Loring Henderson, speak to dozens of community members at a ground breaking at the site of the new homeless shelter. The new shelter, located at 3701 Franklin Park Circle, should be completed by Dec. 21.
Lawrence Community Shelter board chairman John Tacha, left, and shelter director Loring Henderson, speak to dozens of community members Tuesday at a ground breaking at the site of the new homeless shelter. The new shelter, located at 3701 Franklin Park Circle, next to Douglas County Jail, is scheduled for completion in late December.
The Lawrence Public Schools' Board of Education sits in its meeting space in the district office at 110 McDonald Drive on Aug. 13. The board members, from left, are: Vanessa Sanburn (president), Rick Ingram (vice president), Keith Diaz Moore, Shannon Kimball, Mark Bradford, Randy Masten and Bob Byers.
In the 1850s, Lawrence men built mud forts to protect the city from groups of Missouri men camped along the Wakarusa River. In this 2012 Journal-World file photo, children, parents and volunteers build two mud forts along the Kansas River as part of that summer's "Civil War on the Western Frontier" events in Lawrence.
Ruth L. Snodgrass Freeland
Members of De Soto High School’s Class of 1962 are pictured June 8 in De Soto. The class held its 50th class reunion on June 9. Betty Patton, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.