Kansas basketball coach Bill Self meets the press after participating in the Otto Schnellbacher Classic on Friday, June 8, 2012, in Mayetta.
Kansas University’s Diamond Dixon, center, finishes third in the 400 on Friday at the NCAA Outdoor Championships on Friday, June 8, 2012, in Des Moines, Iowa. Arkansas’ Regina George, right, was fourth and Oregon’s Phyllis Francis, left, was fifth.
University of Kansas Professor Emeritus of Art Elden Tefft stands by a fullsize wax sculpture of his Sandrat statue. The statue will stand about 3 feet tall and will sit on a curved limestone bench which spans 12 feet. The proposed site for the sculpture and plaza is near the new hydroelectric plant currently under construction on the north bank of the Kaw River.
Lawrence Park and Recreation made drawings of the proposed Sandrat sculpture and plaza near the new hydroelectric plant on the north bank of the Kaw River. The sculpture will stand about 3 feet tall and will sit on a curved limestone bench which spans 12 feet.
A scale model of the proposed Sandrat sculpture and plaza was made by University of Kansas Professor Emeritus of Art Elden Tefft. The sculpture will stand about 3 feet tall and will sit on a curved limestone bench which spans 12 feet. The proposed site for the sculpture and plaza is near the new hydroelectric plant currently under construction on the north bank of the river.
Trei Dudley, a Free State High School graduate, has been named the 2012-2013 Southwest Region Youth of the Year. Dudley was with club members at Pinckney School Friday, June 8, 2012, where she now works as a junior staffer.
Ashley Conway, left, carries a luminary honoring her mother, Gail Vielma, as she walks with Dana Conway during the 2012 Relay for Life of Douglas County event.
Relay for Life participants walk past a luminary in memory of Debbie Toms, who died at age 58 from an aggressive brain tumor. Toms was a longtime nurse at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
The Bowersock Opera House burned down in 1911. Owner J.D. Bowersock, vowing it would be the last time fire would destroy a building on the site, used reinforced concrete to rebuild his opera house. One hundred years later, the building now called Liberty Hall is still standing at the corner of Seventh and Massachusetts streets.
Participants walk past luminaries spelling out "Relay 4 Life."
Susan Harrison places a luminary along the track as her mother-in-law Barbara, husband Daryle, and son Jake watch during Relay for Life of Douglas County on Friday, June 8, 2012 at the Free State High School track.
This photo shows the interior of the Dickinson Theatre, which operated from 1923 to 1940 in the building now called Liberty Hall. The same chandeliers still hang in the theater.
Trei Dudley, foreground, a staff member of Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence, has been named a Southwest Region Youth of the Year. Dudley was with club members at Pinckney School Friday where she was working with third-graders in the Boys and Girls Club.
A bubble machine helps decorate a luminary honoring Carrie Rangel during the 2012 Relay for Life of Douglas County event.
Moviegoers line up outside the Jayhawker Theatre to see "A Walk in the Sun" starring Dana Andrews. The Jayhawker operated from 1940 until the late 1950s in the building now called Liberty Hall.
A crowd gathers in front of the Jayhawker Theatre, which operated from 1940 to the late 1950s in the building now known as Liberty Hall. The marquee advertises "The Affairs of Susan," a 1945 film starring Joan Fontaine, George Brent and Dennis O'Keefe.
This photo shows present-day Liberty Hall as it looked in the 1930s, when it operated as the Dickinson Theater. The marquee advertises Mae West in "Belle of the Nineties" and an organ performance by Ken Griffith.
Hollywood stars came to town for the April 1940 world premiere of "The Dark Command," which was screened in the building now called Liberty Hall. The film, starring John Wayne, was set in Lawrence and inspired by the story of Quantrill's Raid.
After fire destroyed two previous buildings on the site, J.D. Bowersock decided to build his new Bowersock Opera House out of concrete to prevent it befalling the same fate. The building, pictured during construction in 1912, still stands today.
Four-year cancer survivor Carolyn Downing helps carry a chain representing the total number of survivor years during the 2012 Relay for Life of Douglas County event held Friday, June 8, 2012, at the Free State High School track. In total, over 2,200 years were represented by the chain.
Twenty-year cancer survivor Jeff Miller, Lawrence, proudly walks the survivor lap carrying his 3-year-old grandson Caden Pritchard, of Eudora, during the Relay for Life of Douglas county event held Friday, June 8, 2012, at the Free State High School track.
The new Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center features an enclosed courtyard recreation area.
The new Franklin County Juvenile Detention center is equipped with a computer operated security system, allowing staff to use a touch screen to open and close cells.
Ethel Wallace, director of the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center, gives a tour of the new facility's classroom.
Forty-three-year cancer survivor Gary Watson, Lawrence, looks at the luminaria lining the track as he participates in the Relay for Life of Douglas County event held Friday, June 8, 2012, at the Free State High School track.
A view, looking out, from one of 14 cells at the new Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center. Youths will be housed one to a room.
This image shows the building now called Liberty Hall in 1925, when it was the Dickinson Theater and mainly showed motion pictures. Advertised on the marquee is "The Perfect Flapper," a silent film starring Colleen Moore.
This illustrated program cover is from a 1922 show at the Bowersock Theatre. The show, "The White Peacock," featured Olga Petrova.
A view of the new Franklin County Detention Center. The facility, which can house up 14 juveniles, will open June 16. The previous facility, located next to the Franklin County Jail, had capacity for seven juveniles.
Friends and neighbors of Ron and Rebecca Bramlage and their four children leave flowers and other items at the fence of their home to honor them after their deaths, Thursday, June 7, 2012, in Junction City, Kan. The family died in a Florida plane crash.
Bella Oman, left, and her mother, Sabine Omann, right, lay flowers outside the home of the Ron and Rebecca Bramlage and their four children, Thursday, June 7, 2012, in Junction City, Kan. The family died when their small aircraft crashed in central Florida, and Bella Omann was a middle school classmate of two of the Bramlage children.
Erica Stannard, a teacher Raintree Montessori School, checks the blood glucose level of 4-year-old Tucker Thompson, who has Type 1 diabetes, on Friday, June 8, 2012. Tucker's mother, Errin English, had difficulty finding a child care provider who would administer Tucker's insulin shots. She's glad she found Raintree and said his teacher has been "amazing" in working with her and Tucker.
Lawrence will be placed entirely in the 2nd Congressional District under a new redistricting plan.
Richard (Dick) Lindbergh Frankenfield
Gabrielle, 3, takes a break during the NCAA championship game April 2 between Kansas and Kentucky. Gabrielle is the daughter of Kara and Chris Deiter, of Lawrence. Kara submitted the photo.