Nick Cesare, a Haskell Indian Nations University student and Wakarusa Township firefighter, has spent his summer fighting wildfires in Western states, including the fire near Fort Collins, Colo.
Ikura nigiri sushi, topped with raw quail eggs, at Wa, 740 Mass.
Former Kansas University guard Mario Chalmers hosts a mixer and silent auction on Thursday, July 12, 2012, at Alvamar Country Club. Chalmers, a starter for the NBA champion Miami Heat, held the event as part of a weekend charity golf tournament at Alvamar.
Kansas University Cancer Center director Roy Jensen speaks during a National Cancer Institute announcement at the KU Medical Center's Robert E. Hemenway Life Sciences Innovation Center on Thursday, July 12, 2012.
Kansas University' Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little helped with the National Cancer Institute announcement at the KU Medical Centers Robert E. Hemenway Life Sciences Innovation Center on Thursday July 12, 2012.
Former Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, former governor of Kansas, speak after the KU Cancer Center was named a National Cancer Institute on Thursday, July 12, 2012.
Floyd Bost, a worker with First Management's plumbing division, pulls off his cap to wipe away sweat Thursday at the construction site for the new Theatre Lawrence building just south of Free State High School. Trenches for the plumbing are being dug before work can begin on the foundation of the building. Theatre Lawrence officials are anticipating the project’s completion by early summer 2013.
Roger Boyd, who has been working at the Baker Wetlands site since the 80s, explains that he has heard from his share of skeptics regarding whether or not the land could even be restored to wetlands.
William Jackson was convicted of aggravated robbery in Franklin County in 1992. Jackson, 52, is currently housed at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility.
Ronald Edwards was convicted of attempted rape, attempted sodomy, kidnapping, theft and burglary in Douglas County in 1992. Edwards, 42, has yet to be paroled on his current convictions. Edwards is currently housed at the Lansing Correctional Facility.
L.V. Luarks was convicted of second-degree murder in Douglas County in 1981. Luarks, 53, has been paroled numerous times since 1992 – most recently in 2009 — but was sent back to prison each time following parole violations. Luarks is currently housed at the Norton Correctional Facility.
Evelyn Elsie Lenzen
Susan Jane McLaughlin
Four Lawrence High school students earned bids to the National History Day competition, held at the University of Maryland – College Park from June 10 to June 14, by placing either first or second in their categories at the Kansas State History Day competition. Pictured in front of the U.S. Capitol, from left, are Grace Morgan, senior, Elbeg Erdenee, senior, Hazlett Henderson, senior, and Leah Towle, 2012 LHS graduate.