A rendering provided by the city of Lawrence of what a recreation center northwest of town might look like.
Liberty Memorial Central Middle School students Eleanor Matheis, 13, foreground left, and Mary Reed Weston, 13, right, put on their helmets before bicycling home from school Tuesday, May 22 2012. Kansas has the 27th highest rate of injury-related deaths in the country, according to a new report. Kansas does not require children to wear helmets, but Lawrence has passed an ordinance requiring children, ages 16 and under, to wear a helmet, but doesn't enforce penalties. Traumatic brain injuries account for more than 50 percent of bicycle fatalities among people 20 and under.
A Hackberry Emperor butterfly swoops in to join others on a rotten piece of cantaloupe left near the entryway of the Fitch Natural History Reservation north of Lawrence on May 22. Some experts believe the mild winter was cause for a population outbreak of this particular butterfly.
The bill cutting taxes awaiting Gov. Sam Brownback signature.
Gov. Sam Brownback on Tuesday signs into law tax cuts with supporters looking on.
Auctioneer Mark Elston marks one of the 15 Packard cars at 1106 R.I. The cars and other items from the Raymond F. Barland Estate will be auctioned at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Five-year-old Storm Palmer, of Topeka, does a double take as he runs past a mannequin on a stroller Tuesday near the intersection of Eighth and Massachusetts streets. Palmer was downtown with his grandmother, Linda Condra, of Lawrence, while the mannequin was downtown with its owner, a local resident.
Phil Minkin's grandmother's recipe for flodin, her own yeast-bread version of a traditional Jewish pastry, calls for a cottage cheese filling and sour cream topping. It's excellent served warm and topped with raspberry jam.
Tim McCart, line worker, Lawrence
Michelle Mathias, custodian, Lawrence
Ibrahima Ba, KU graduate student, Senegal
Shaun Saltwater, Haskell student, Chinle, Ariz.
Vada E. Hancox
Pictured with Mickey in Disney World over spring break are, from left, Scott Coon, Hailey Coon, 10, Summer Snell, 7, Deb Snell, and Jon Snell, 17, all of Lawrence. Scott’s mother, Sue Coon of Baldwin City, submitted the photo.