The 2012 Kansas University football season was short on wins but long on drama. Some of the top stories of the season were, clockwise from top left: The dismissal of several players, including running back Darrian Miller; the team’s classroom success under new coach Charlie Weis; the hiring of Dave Campo as defensive coordinator; tributes to Don Fambrough; the euphoria of a season-opening win over South Dakota State; the excellence of running back James Sims; a losing streak that hit 11 games with the season-finale at West Virginia; a bumper crop of juco standouts; the surprise departure of defensive back Tyler Patmon; and, at center, the monster season by the Denver Broncos’ Chris Harris.
Mike Farwell kisses his fiancee, Glinda Easum, both of Lawrence, as the couple and other revelers celebrate the first of two New Year’s at the Jazzhaus on Monday. During the early set by the Crumpletons, festivities at 9 p.m. heralded the arrival of 2013 in Nuuk, Greenland. The party continued in Lawrence leading up to a midnight celebration as the calendar turned here.
Kansas Registered Offender David Mathew Hixson.
Kansas registered offender Paul Allen Hernandez.
Kansas registered offender Justin Greg Haskell.
Kansas Registered Offender William Nathaniel Haney.
Kansas Registered Offender Willis Preston Hall.
Kansas Registered Offender Demitris De Sean Hall.
Kansas Registered Offender Daniel Leroy Hadl.
Kansas Registered Offender Roshunda Lyniece Hadfield.
Kansas Registered Offender Dustyn Auburn Grenz.
Kansas Registered Offender Brad Edward Gibson.
Kansas Registered Offender Steven Dwayne French.
Kansas Registered Offender Devin Edward Foster.
Kansas Registered Offender Eric Blaine Espinoza.
Kansas Registered Offender Jason Lee Ellison.
A wine glass holder created from a piece of wood from a wine barrel is among upcycled items for sale at U.R.U Decor, 1113 Massachusetts St.
Kansas Registered Offender Wade Everett Ellerman.
Sharmaine Saldana, owner of U.R.U Decor, 1113 Massachusetts St., is pictured in her store, which specializes in "upcycled, repurposed and upstyled" items, plus antiques.
Kansas Registered Offender Raymond Dale Eli.
Kansas Registered Offender Tyrone Dequan Edwards.
The offender registry lists the type of offense, when and where the conviction is from, as well as the age of the victim.
An example of the KBI's search function for registered offenders. People can search by name, city, county, zip code, and even phone number.
An example of a Kansas registered sex offender who is non-compliant with registration requirements. Just above the person's picture, it states "non-compliant."
This screenshot was taken on Dec. 31, 2012, and this offender may have since verified their address.
Kansas Registered Offender Benson Jerome Edwards.
Kansas Registered Offender Malakai Allen Edison.
Kansas Registered Offender Damian Michael Dillon.
Kansas Registered Offender Eugene Kinohi Dickens.
A downtown tree begins to accumulate snow on its branches Monday as Lawrence resident Michele Book Ediger walks along the 700 block of Massachusetts Street.
Kansas Registered Offender Troy Lyn Delong.
Kansas Registered Offender Curtis Ray Dalrymple.
A sign alerts drivers that starting Wednesday the parking lot south of the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St., will close to prepare for the library’s $18 million expansion project. The library itself will be closed today and will reopen Wednesday for regular hours through Sunday. After that the library will be closed from Monday to Jan. 21 to move its collections and offices to its temporary home in the former Borders building at 700 New Hampshire St. pending the expansion project, which is expected to last until April 2014.
Any fixtures and furnishings that are not going to 700 New Hampshire St. or going into storage will be offered for sale to the public at a Rummage Sale on Feb. 9.
Kansas Registered Offender Lawrence Dean Curtis.
Kansas Registered Offender Kristina Lynn Coppenbarger.
Kansas Registered Offender Donald Wayne Collins.
Kansas Registered Offender Dustin Michael Coleman.
Kansas Registered Offender Justin Lee Chamberlin.
Kansas Registered Offender Timothy Neil Carey.
Kansas Registered Offender John Jefferson Browning.
A snow plow and sand truck with Wakarusa Township spreads sand Monday on North 1500 Road just east of the Lawrence city limits.
Kansas Registered Offender Kenneth Michael Brouhard.
Kansas Registered Offender Ronald K. Brooks.
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical responded to a fire in the alley behind Teller's, near 8th and Massachusetts Streets, about 12 a.m. Sunday night.
Henrietta Lee Olson
Reid Williams, center, is pictured with brothers Seth and Evan after successfully passing his Eagle Scout Board of Review. Seth, Reid and Evan, sons of David and Jeanne Williams of Lawrence, are members of Boy Scout Troop 59, chartered to First Presbyterian Church in Lawrence. Jeanne Williams submitted the photo.
Izzy Gerecke won the Petco Howloween contest wearing a Betty Boop costume made by Pattie Gerecke. Izzy, Kirk and Pattie Gerecke are the next-door neighbors of Susan Enneking, Lawrence, who submitted the photo.