Texas A&M second baseman Scott Arthur, left, forces out Kansas' Dakota Smith, right, on a fielder's choice hit by Jake Marasco in the seventh inning of a Big 12 conference tournament baseball game in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. Texas A&M won, 10-4.
Becky Arnold died of Ewing's sarcoma in 2008 at age 27.
Free State thrower Brie Mingus, right, who will be competing in the shot put and discus at this weekend’s Class 6A state track meet, visits with teammate Courtney Huffman, who will be running the 4x400, before practice Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at FSHS.
Tina Haladay picks some snow peas from her produce garden. Her garden is one of 21 included in the annual Lawrence Food Garden Tour this Saturday, June 2.
Kirk Devine, Lawrence, his growing system, which uses fish with recycled water to grow lettuce. Devine's garden is part of the annual Lawrence Food Garden Tour this Saturday, June 2.
This photo provided by WIBW-TV shows station employees holding down an unidentified man until police arrive Wednesday, May 23, 2012, in Topeka, Kan. WIBW-TV reported the knife-wielding man broke into the television station and stabbed two sales employees. The suspect and victims were taken to a hospital for treatment. None of their injuries were considered serious.
Shirley Rochester of rural Baldwin City looks at a photograph of her younger brother Gary Johnson taken shortly before he was killed in action in the Vietnam War.
Rochester remembers her brother as a fun-loving young man who accepted it as his duty to go to a war in which his friends had served.
The Legislature and Gov. Sam Brownback, mired in political wrangling, failed to come to agreement on new district lines so the task has fallen to a three-judge panel in Kansas City, Kan. Here is a proposal by reporter Scott Rothschild that tries to prevent splitting of major cities, and keeps population deviations to minimum.
Emergency response personnel help load a man onto a stretcher after a five-car accident near the intersection of Sixth Street and Kasold Drive in the afternoon on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. Another person was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital with what were reported as life-threatening injuries.
Photo of four-vehicle accident near 6th and Kasold streets Wednesday around 2:45 p.m. Crews on scene are reporting one person not breathing and one person with life-threatening injuries.
Lawrence High School English teacher Mike Carriger, left, and Lawrence schools Superintendent Rick Doll hold a check for $10,000 that Carriger won Wednesday as part of the Bobs’ Award, which is given to one outstanding teacher in the district every year. The name of the award derives from the fact that the anonymous people who fund it are all named Bob.
Pat Pisani, executive director of Hilltop Child Development Center at Kansas University, sits in with a group of 5-year-old students Wednesday at the center. Pisani, who is stepping down from her post, said overseeing the expansions of the center to provide more and better care was one of her proudest accomplishments as director.
Shelle Arnold, left, and Barb Gorman, right, co-chairs of Relay For Life of Douglas County, visit before a Relay For Life team captain meeting at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Tuesday, May 22, 2012. Arnold became involved in Relay For Life after losing her daughter-in-law Becky Arnold to Ewing's sarcoma in 2008.
Bob Wandel treats fourth-graders in Jennifer Walters’ class to a history lesson on the Civil War Wednesday at Deerfield School.
Baldwin City police officer Caleb Lewis questions Meghan Smith, a volunteer with Specialized Emergency Response Training (SERT) who was playing the part of a witness, Wednesday in the parking lot outside Corbin Hall on the Kansas University campus. Smith’s character was handcuffed during the moments when her involvement with the simulated shooting at Corbin was unclear. The training exercise was meant to better prepare officers for a real-life crisis situation.
Crisis response team members gather in the parking lot east of Memorial Stadium for instructions before heading to a simulated hostage and active shooter scenario during a training exercise on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at Corbin Hall on the campus of Kansas University. The KU Public Safety Office organized the training exercise, which involved all Douglas County law enforcement agencies.
Free State sophomore Tanna Fanshier moves the ball around Olathe East's Laura Schnell on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, in the Class 6A state quarterfinal game at the College Boulevard Activity Center in Olathe. The Firebirds fell to the Hawks, 4-0.
Free State's Rylee Fuerst heads the ball away from the goal during a Class 6A state quarterfinal against Olathe East on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, in Olathe.
Free State's Rylee Fuerst goes up to try and head the ball in against Olathe East goalkeeper Lindsey Lyman after a corner kick in the second period of the Class 6A quarterfinal game on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, in Olathe. The Firebirds fell to the Hawks, 4-0.
Free State sophomore Allix Ice battles for possession with Olathe East's Lauren Zach in the first period of the Class 6A state quarterfinal game on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, in Olathe. The Firebirds lost to the Hawks, 4-0.
Free State sophomore Olivia Hodison prepares to kick the ball past an Olathe East defender on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, in the Class 6A state quarterfinal game at the College Boulevard Activity Center in Olathe. The Firebirds fell to the Hawks, 4-0.
Free State senior Amber Hicks tries to block the kick of Olathe East's Haley Hanson on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, in the Class 6A state quarterfinal game at the College Boulevard Activity Center in Olathe. The Firebirds fell to the Hawks, 4-0.
Free State senior Kylee Loneker tries to catch up with Olathe East's Haley Hanson on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, in a Class 6A state quarterfinal game at the College Boulevard Activity Center in Olathe. The Firebirds fell to Hawks by a score of 4-0.
Free State goalkeeper Elena Auer dives for a ball late in the second period against Olathe East in a Class 6A state quarterfinal game on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 in Olathe. The shot was wide-left of the goal, but the Firebirds still fell to the Hawks, 4-0.
Free State's Abbey Casady and Regan Keasling console each other following the Firebirds 4-0 loss to Olathe East in the Class 6A state quarterfinals on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at CBAC in Olathe.
Free State coach Kelly Barah looks to his bench as the clock ticks down during the Firebirds' 4-0 state quarterfinal loss to Olathe East on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at CBAC in Olathe.
Betty Jean Ryan
Barbara Jean Zimmerman
From left, Braden Robert Burd, 6, Maddie Rudkin Burd, 12, Kendall Catherine Nicodemus, 4, and Brett Charles Nicodemus, 6, all of Iowa, are pictured at the home of their grandmother Carolyn Wrightsman Burd, who is formerly of Lawrence and now Living in Ankeny, Iowa. They are the great-grandchildren of Myrtle Wrightsman, of southern Douglas County, who now lives at Vintage Park in Baldwin City. Robert Burd, of Ankeny, Iowa, submitted the photo.