A crowd of spectators watch elimination rounds of Friday evening's Laird Noller Automotive Street Sprints on New Hampshire Street downtown.
Tate Sutter, 8, keeps his eye on a bicyclist in a sprint down New Hampshire Street during Friday evening's Laird Noller Automotive Street Sprints.
Emily Alderdice, 3, cheers on passing cyclists on the shoulders of her father Patrick Alderdice, Lawrence, during Friday evening's Laird Noller Automotive Street Sprints on New Hampshire Street downtown. The event was the first day of the 2012 Tour of Lawrence.
Colton Jarisch, Victoria, Texas, with team Mercy Elite, center, edges out the competition to win the Men's Open during Friday evening's Laird Noller Automotive Street Sprints on New Hampshire Street downtown. The event was the first day of the 2012 Tour of Lawrence.
Women power off the starting line in a sprint heat during Friday evening's Laird Noller Automotive Street Sprints on New Hampshire Street. The event was the first day of the 2012 Tour of Lawrence.
The Spencer Research Library has a small but interesting collection of memorabilia from the Negro Leagues era. Librarian Deborah Dandridge holds a poster from a game between the House of David and Kansas City Monarchs clubs.
The Kansas City Monarchs pose for a picture while the team bus burned in route to a game.
The Spencer Research Library has a small but interesting collection of memorabilia from the Negro Leagues era, like this baseball paycheck.
From left, Kansas City Monarchs players Willie Brown and Ted Strong were team members, and now are part of Spencer Research Library's small but interesting collection of memorabilia from the Negro Leagues era.
Kansas Highway Patrol troopers work the scene of a one-vehicle accident near Interstate 70's mile marker 201 just east of the Kasold Street overpass in the eastbound lane. An accident around 3:00 pm, and one person was transported by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
From left are Philip Foster, and his mother Donna, father Phil and sister Alexis. This is a family portrait taken by Janene Snyder, of Eudora, who has volunteered to take pictures for pageant portfolios for Alexis, who lost her foot in a mowing accident when she was 2. Snyder said of the family: "They just handle things that come at them so well. The horror of that day and what happened and seeing them being so successful. I just think they are amazing."
Charlie Persinger is KU's director of ceremonies and events. One of his duties is planning commencement, which involves "a cast of thousands."
The Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Care Pavilion in Westwood is part of Kansas University's Cancer Center.
Bernie Kish, director of facilities, and lecturer in health, sport and exercise sciences, is pictured on Friday, June 29, 2012 in his office at Robinson Gymnasium. Kish was the recipient of the 2012 Hope Award for teaching excellence given to a faculty member by students.
Lawrence High quarterback Brad Strauss, right, works out with former Kansas University quarterback Jordan Webb on Friday, June 29, 2012, at LHS. Strauss has tried to prepare for his senior season in the fall by spending much of the spring and summer training with Webb.
A still from the movie "The Day After," which was filmed in Lawrence. Cast and crew reunited at Watkins Museum on Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., telling stories about their time working on the film.
Mary E. Olson
Pierce Saturday, 11, of Lawrence, visited the Turtle Hospital in Marathon, Fla., to deliver a donation, which he had collected from cash gifts from his birthday and Christmas. He also had a raffle and a booth at a local pet store where he collected donations. The Turtle Hospital is a rescue and rehabilitation facility for various endangered sea turtles. Just before giving Pierce a tour of the facility, Turtle Hospital founder Richie Moretti, left, and manager Bette Zirkelbach accepted Pierce’s donation. Pierce’s grandfather Chuck Thomsen, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.