Tyshawn Taylor locks eyes with 8-month-old Finnegan Nicholas, Lawrence, as Finnegan and his mother, Karen Nicholas, wait for the former Kansas guard's autograph, Monday, Aug. 27, 2012 at the recently reopened Dillon's on Massachusetts Street. Taylor, who was acquired by the Nets with the 41st pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, spent part of the afternoon and evening signing autographs at the store.
Property and violent crimes on Kansas University’s campus continued a steady decline in 2011, according to an annual report released by KU Friday.
On a dried-up lake bed, wild sunflowers frame a heron and a family boating on Clinton Lake Monday. The Kansas Water Office has estimated that John Redmond Reservoir, a federal reservoir near Burlington, will be at only 5 percent of its capacity by Nov. 1 if no rain falls in the interim. Lakes near Lawrence are faring better. Both Clinton and Perry lakes are expected to be at about 80 percent of their normal capacity by Nov. 1.
State elected officials on Monday approved a plan by Gov. Sam Brownback for an additional $12.4 million to go toward completing the visitor's center on the north side of the Statehouse. That pushes the Capitol restoration and renovation project to $332 million.
Lawrence resident Jake Lasorsa takes a break from working on his house to play some blues guitar on his front porch Monday.
Retired neurologist Dr. Paul Morte conducts an exam on Lawrence resident Christina Johnson, who has multiple sclerosis as his assistant Lisa Chamberlain stands by, Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at Health Care Access, 330 Maine. Morte, who worked as a neurologist for 38 years, volunteers on Monday mornings at the clinic.
Patient navigator Ann Lopez, right, talks with Emily Foster, a Kansas University master's student in social welfare, Tonganoxie, during an introduction to the clinic on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at Health Care Access, 330 Maine.
Doug Wendel, Lawrence, rakes leaves in the front yard of his Oread Neighborhood home at 1016 Ohio. Tuesday city commissioners are expected to ask the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission to begin weighing in on future development of the neighborhood.
Wedges, like this example from Steve Madden, can carry you from summer into fall.
A model shows off different ways to wear blazers and cropped pants from the Chris Benz Fall 2012 collection during Fashion Week in New York.
A models shows off different ways to wear blazers and cropped pants from the Chris Benz Fall 2012 collection during Fashion Week in New York.
A model shows off a blazer from the Chris Benz Fall 2012 collection during Fashion Week in New York.
There are many push-up modifications for beginners or for working different muscle groups.
If you have trouble with a regular push-up, try a wide-legged stance.
Inspired by a baby registry item, a hooded blanket is easy to make for a shower gift.
Jill Allen, Lawrence, teaches various dance moves during a practice workshop before the start of a barn dance at the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt., Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. Allen, who has been involved with the dances for 25 years, was calling this particular dance.
Bruce Duffin swings Kelly Gilbert, both of Kansas City, Mo., around during a barn dance at the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt., Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012.
Cadenza and Crescendo choirs perform at Drury Place at Alvamar, 1510 St. Andrews Drive. Crescendo is a choir for seniors offered through Lawrence Children’s Choir.
Dancers learn steps during a practice session preceding the KU Swing Society's Tuesday Night Swing on Aug. 14, 2012, at Ecumenical Campus Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave.
Swing dancers twirl about the dance floor during the KU Swing Society's Tuesday Night Swing on Aug. 14, 2012, at Ecumenical Campus Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave.
Peter Shilliday, Olathe, and Amber Otto, Overland Park, have a dance during the KU Swing Society's Tuesday Night Swing on Aug. 14, 2012, at Ecumenical Campus Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave.
Swing dancers Hannah Glatter, a Kansas University sophomore from Kearney, Neb., and Brad Anderson, Lawrence resident, take a spin on the dance floor on Aug. 14 at Ecumenical Campus Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave.
Hala Safadi, Lawrence, has owned Kim’s Alterations, 2201 W. 25th St., for 17 years. “Everybody calls me Kim and I’m OK with it,” she said. “They see me on the street and they’re like ‘Hi, Kim.’”
Lawrence Venturing Crew 2052, chartered by the Lawrence First United Methodist Church, completed a 63-mile trek at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico from June 8 to June 20. Pictured are the crew members along with their sister crew from Puerto Rico. Kent and Patricia Peterson, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Cowboy chills on cool glass. Fairley McCain submitted the photo.