Aaron Polson walks behind his son Owen, 8, who rides his bike to Sunset Hill School to shoot baskets on Monday, June 4, 2012, after dinner. Aaron says that keeping up with and caring for his three sons is helping him through the grieving process.
In this Feb. 19, 2009 file photo, workers place partially assembled electronic cigarettes in a tray after testing their amber LED lights at the Ruyan factory in Tianjin, China. The federal Food and Drug Administration does not regulate electronic cigarettes. A federal judge ruled in January that the agency lacked jurisdiction over them as drugs. Therefore, New Hampshire youth can legally buy e-cigarettes, the electronic nicotine substitute for regular tobacco cigarettes that the same youth can't buy legally.
Carl Flory, who lives on North 700 Road, takes to his field on Monday to cut his hard red wheat, as this year’s harvest has come earlier than most. See the video at LJWorld.com.
FILE - This June 8, 2004 file photo shows the transit of Venus, which occurs when the planet Venus passes between the Earth and the Sun, is pictured in Hong Kong. Venus will cross the face of the sun on Tuesday June 5, 2012, a sight that will be visible from parts of Earth. This is the last transit for more than 100 years.
Demolition of the 23rd street bridge between Haskell and Barker avenues is under way. Looking west through the 23rd and Haskell intersection, eastbound and westbound traffic is shown being rerouted to shoofly detours on each side of the bridge Monday. The detours are expected to be in place until at least late November.
Kansas City, Kan. Schools Superintendent Cynthia Lane testifies Monday in school finance lawsuit.
Five-year-old Gillian Sellet, center, lights up as she and other young children gather to look at classic pieces of art while listening to poetry during Kidsapalooza June 4 at the Lawrence Public Library. Kidsapalooza is one of many events hosted by the library that are designed to keep kids intellectually engaged during the summer months.
Five students from Lawrence High School will be heading to the National Forensic League’s Speech and Debate Tournament June 10-15 in Indianapolis. Gathered recently at LHS were, from left, Lauren Pauls, a junior, Eddie Loupe, a junior, debate coach Jeff Plinsky, and seniors Alex Glanzman and Megan Tunget. Not pictured is J’Qui Audena, a senior.
Hearing the school finance case are from left to right Judges Robert Fleming, Franklin Theis, and Jack Burr.
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt (left) and attorney Arthur Chalmers, representing the state, confer on Monday during break in school finance trial.
Lawrence High athletes, front row from left, Isaiah Ross (football, bowling), Darinka Delatorre (bowling, track), Kailey Wingert (volleyball), Troy Willoughby (baseball, basketball), and back row from left, Riley Gentry (bowling), Cameron Solko (football, baseball), and Garrett Cleavinger (football, baseball) pose with the World Company Cup, the tangible reward for edging Free State, 14.5 points to 13.5, during the 2011-2012 school year. It’s the first time LHS has won the trophy.
Seven-year-old Caleb Anderson enjoys playing on a slide with his mother, Amber Cersovsky, at South Park on Monday, June 4, 2012. Since Caleb was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in March, his mother has not been able to find a child care provider that will administer his insulin shots.
Howard Dean addresses a crowd of about 1,000 Democrats at Liberty Hall on Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at Liberty Hall. Dean, former presidential candidate and chairman of the Democratic National Committee, also visited the home of a Lawrence couple where attendants donated $100-a-head to the DNC.
Lawrence's Chuck Mead and the band BR-549 perform on New Year's Eve, 1999, in Liberty Hall.
Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley, center, picks out a tune on his banjo during a performance with his band the Clinch Mountain Boys at Liberty Hall in July 2004.
A soft-shell turtle is about to be tossed back into the Kansas River after being snagged by Andrew Jones during a fishing outing Monday. Andrew, who was fishing for catfish with his brother, J.C. Jones, back, said, “We don’t have a recipe for these.”
Attorneys John Robb and Alan Rupe, representing plaintiff school districts, prepare for opening of school finance hearing in Shawnee County Courthouse.
Attorney Arthur Chalmers, representing the state of Kansas, prepares charts for school finance hearing in Shawnee County Courthouse.
Dr. Jennifer Brull, right, uses an electronic health record system to record her patients’ health information via a tablet computer that goes with her wherever she is administering care. With the statewide health information exchange, which goes live July 1, she will be able to access records that her patients have at other facilities connected to the exchange, such as other hospitals, specialists or laboratories.
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Otto Russell “Russ” Stites, Jr.
Louis D. “Lou” Stone
Piercing is a growing business, and studios have to follow many laws that deal with safety and sterilization. At Skin Illustrations, 725 N. Second St. in North Lawrence, those things are taken very seriously, for the safety of the individual and business.
A piercing technician at Skin Illustrations, 725 N. Second St., sets up for a lip piercing.
Biking Across Kansas participants set up camp in Osage City on the 2010 ride.
Former Lawrence mayor John Nalbandian stands next to a field en route to Colby during his previous trip with Biking Across Kansas in 2010. He plans to take part in the ride again this summer.
From left in foreground, friends Lexy Quandt, Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Lisa Rasor, Lawrence, wait with 300 other bicyclists for the start of the 36th annual three-day Cottonwood 200 ride May 26. Like many cyclists, Rasor and Quandt use the Cottonwood ride to prepare for the 8-day, 475-mile Biking Across Kansas, which they will participate in June 9-16.
Frank Demby has been a cemetery caretaker at Oak Hill, Memorial Park and Maple Grove cemeteries for 29 years.
David Brown, Lawrence, plans to participate in Biking Across Kansas in June. Brown, an attorney with offices at 1040 N.H., says riding to work and home helps him squeeze workouts into his busy schedule. He's doing the ride to improve his health and to celebrate his 60th birthday, coming up in August.
Dalma Daniela Olvera, an eighth-grader this year at West Middle School, is a state finalist in the National American Miss Kansas Pageant in Wichita, set for July 20-22. Dalma will participate in the junior teen division, one of five age divisions in the pageant. The winner will receive $1,000 and will compete in the national pageant in California.
Max is a miniature schnauzer owned by Stephanie Holaves of Lawrence, who submitted the photo. Max was adopted from a humane society in Miami, Okla.