Lawrence Raiders second baseman Trevor Champagne catches the ball — and a spray of rubber turf — as Topeka Capitals runner Derrick Bohn slides safely into second during the fifth inning Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at Lawrence High.
Steve Niedbalski is seen chopping down his drought and heat stricken corn for feed Wednesday, July 11, 2012 in Nashville, Ill. Farmers in parts of the Midwest, dealing with the worst drought in nearly 25 years, have given up hope for a corn crop and are mowing over their fields and baling the heat withered plants for livestock feed.
Students walk from Fraser Hall on Tuesday, July 17, 2012. Nick Krug/Journal-World Photo
Mark Algren is the director of the Applied English Center at Kansas University. Algren had lived in Saudi Arabia, for more 12 years. A picture of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, hangs on his wall in Lippincott Hall.
A trail shelter opens the way to the Rockefeller Prairie at the KU Field Station on Tuesday, July 17, 2012. The ten-acre prairie is one of various site at the KU Field Station where research is being conducted by the Kansas Biological Survey.
Two hay barns were destroyed by a Tuesday afternoon fire at 2160 N. 1150 Road, two miles south of Eudora.
Kathy Roccaforte, a doctoral student in ecology and evolutionary biology, sorts through a sampling of grass from a KU Field Station site July 17. Roccaforte and others working at the Field Station were measuring biomass taken from their samples, which is an important step in prairie restoration efforts.
Traffic continues to move east of the intersection of 11th and Tennessee streets earlier this week as it is blocked off for construction as part of the city’s 2012 Concrete Rehabilitation Program. At various locations across the city, crews will be reconstructing curbs and repairing parts of the pavement. At this location, the existing brick is being replaced with concrete because of continued problems at the intersection.
Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, Provost Jeff Vitter and Steven Stites, interim executive vice chancellor and executive dean of the KU Medical Center, prepare on Tuesday for budget workshop with the Kansas Board of Regents.
Engineer Josh Taylor with Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical sprays volunteer Truman Waugh, a “victim” of a simulated hazardous materials accident, during a training session Tuesday at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 5700 W. Sixth St.
Firefighters tend to a fire Tuesday morning in Tonganoxie. The fire started in the area of the back deck at 505 Laughlin. Owners Dorothy and Walt Deckard were in the home at the time of the fire, but they and Molly, their Yorkie, escaped and were not injured. Firefighters were still trying to determine the cause of the fire Tuesday.
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The Kids First Preschool teachers held a Relay for Life fundraiser at Runza with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. This year’s theme was “Racing for a Cure.” Front row (kneeling) from left are Leslie Marsh and Laura Bellinger; and back row from left are Betsy Kelly, Patsy Huffman, Wendy Powell, Julie Hafenstine, Stephanie Struble, Eve Loos, Kathy Willis, Diane Karpowitz, Patti Winn and Cathy Ison. Kelly submitted the photo.