Janelle Martin, executive director of the Douglas County Community Health Improvement Partnership, third from right, speaks during a meeting Monday, June 25, 2012, about finalizing a list of health priorities for Douglas County. Others at the meeting were from left: Maley Wilkins, Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department board member; Chip Blaser, executive director of the Douglas County Community Foundation; Rick Doll, Lawrence Public Schools superintendent; David Johnson, CEO of Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center; Bruce Beale, DCCCA executive director; Martin; Vince Romero, health department staff member; and Jon Stewart, CEO of Heartland Community Health Center.
Vickie Collie-Akers, left, of the Kansas University' Work Group for Community Health and Development, counts raised hands as community leaders, including Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department Director Dan Partridge, vote for their top health priorities during a meeting Monday, June 25, 2012, at the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine.
Shirley Martin-Smith, center, talks about how jobs can affect a person's health during a meeting Monday, June 25, 2012, at the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine. About 30 community leaders set a list of five health priorities for Douglas County and employment made the list. Pictured, from left, are Paul Liechti and Carol Seager, Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department board members; Martin-Smith; Cynthia Wagner, assistant city manager for City of Lawrence; Maley Wilkins, health department board member; Chip Blaser, executive director of the Douglas County Community Foundation; and Rick Doll, superintendent of Lawrence Public Schools.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach stops to answer questions from The Associated Press about a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on an Arizona law aimed at cracking down on immigration, Monday, June 25, 2012, in Topeka, Kan. Kobach, a former law professor, helped draft the Arizona law.
"St. George and the Dragon" on the facade of Twente Hall
"Prairie Formation" between Frase, Twente and Blake halls
"The Pioneer" between Fraser, Twente and Blake halls
Firefighters help a patient inside a car after an accident near Sixth and Maine streets on Monday, June 25, 2012.
The use of iPads is expanding in the Lawrence school district, and in many cases they are helping students communicate better.
This view of the southeast corner of Ninth and New Hampshire, foreground center, looks to the northwest from the second floor of the Lawrence Arts Center. At right is the alley between New Hampshire Street at left and Rhode Island Street, not visible, to right. The City Commission was presented an appeal Tuesday night, related to a controversial multistory hotel/retail building at the southeast corner of Ninth and New Hampshire streets. The city’s Historic Resources Commission had rejected the project, ruling that it would negatively affect the historic neighborhood immediately east of the site.
Members of the Mercy Elite Cycling Team, based out of Fort Smith, Ark., head up 12th Street to the KU campus on a short ride Monday. The team won several events at this past weekend’s Tour of Kansas City races and will be participating in the Tour of Lawrence this weekend. From left are Dylan Jones and Zach Allison, both of Fort Collins, Colo.; Cotton Jarisch, Victoria, Texas; Austin Vinton, Springfield, Mo.; and Adam Mills, Lawrence. Events in Lawrence begin Friday.
Gabe Setters, 11, Ottawa, takes a gulp from his water jug as he and other youth football campers take a break on Monday morning at Lawrence High School. Temperatures exceeding 100 degrees are expected throughout much of this week.
Amy Aaron, owner of Imagine Nutrition, 3300 Bob Billings Parkway, blends up the shake of the day, a Starburst with peaches, mangoes and pineapple that includes 19 vitamins and minerals and 24 grams of protein.
The Agava Americana Ed Ward owns blooms in Chase, Kan., on Monday June 18, 2012. Ward bought the plant in 1976 as a mother's day gift for his wife. Also dubbed the "century plant", the Agava americana blooms once and dies after blooming. Ward's plant started blooming three days ago.
Amy Aaron, owner of Imagine Nutrition, serves customers blended nutritional shakes for better health.
Ryan Staley, a KU counseling center psychology intern, works out in the KU Recreation Center.
For the second installment in a summer series, Journal-World sports staffers picked their ideal opponents — all figures from Kansas basketball history — for a hypothetical game of H-O-R-S-E. Some of the Jayhawks chosen included Wilt Chamberlain, Scot Pollard, Sasha Kaun, Drew Gooden, James Naismith, Markieff Morris, Lynette Woodard, Joe Dooley and Greg Ostertag.
Jerry Lee Parmer
Jerry Lee Parmer
Mary Green, of Lawrence, is pictured with her 2012 Kansas University graduate grandchildren, who are four of her 27 grandchildren. From left are Patrick Green, Madison Bertrand, Mary Green, Jessica Green and Daniel Green. Jessica’s grandfather Don Orlowski, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Schmee wants to destroy and/or eat the plant. Kristin Whitehair submitted the photo.