Members of the softball team Sons of Pitches stretch and talk before their first game of the Heatstrokers Marathon Friday at Clinton Sports Complex. The Heatstrokers Marathon was an overnight slow-pitch softball tournament to raise money for a Lawrence team to go to the world tournament in October in Orlando, Fla.
Film critic Eric Melin asks whether we really needed another installment of the Spider-Man and Ice Age films.
Former KU basketball player Mario Chalmers, now a member of the Miami Heat, second from right, and family members get wet during a rainfall before the start of the Mario Chalmers Foundation National Championship Classis golf tournament Friday, July 13, 2012, at Alvamar. Family members from left, all of Miami, are Almaire Chalmers, Mario's mother, his sister Roneka, Mario and his father Ronnie.
Kent Nunemaker, of Lawrence, foreground, co-owner of Nunemaker-Ross farms, installs new belts on a silage cutter Friday while Lyle Nunemaker, Lawrence, center, and C.J. Bunce, of Perry, repair brakes on a 1978 International truck. Friday’s rain delayed a plan to cut corn for silage but provided an opportunity to do some farm equipment repairs.
Barbara Bushell, a registered nurse at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, looks over tables of items during a "Trash to Treasures" event Friday, July 13, 2012. LMH employees can bring unwanted, but usable items to swap for something they might need throughout the day. Bushell took folders that were labeled from A to Z. She planned to use them to organize a file at home. "It's nice to be able to use something that nobody else needs," she said. "I think this is a great idea."
Haskell student Nick Cesare has spent his summer fighting wildfires in Colorado, New Mexico and Idaho.
Eula Biss, author of "Notes from No Man's Land," which was chosen as KU's first common book.
In this Nov. 17, 2010 file photo, a sign marks the future home of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility on the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan, Kan. Gov. Sam Brownback and members of the state’s congressional delegation announced Wednesday that the move indicated the federal department is committed to building the $1.14 billion National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility.
High-flying Kansas University swingman Ben McLemore, right, has drawn comparisons to former KU star Brandon Rush, left. Rush's teammate at KU, Brady Morningstar, said "Ben has a chance to be a really good player if he wants to be, because of how athletic he is and how long his arms are. ... to me they’re about the same player coming into Kansas."
Richard Carlson Cook II
David Sakumura, center, coach and owner of Lawrence Gymnastics and Athletics, took two gymnasts to the 2012 AAU National Competition in Wisconsin Dells, Wis., on June 23. Both gymnasts received first place for their all-around scores in their age group in Level 5. Yasmine Jakmouj, 13, left, is an eighth-grader at West Middle School, and Tia Herrman, 12, is a seventh-grader at South Middle School. Melissa Jakmouj, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.