Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama answers questions during the first presidential debate at the University of Denver, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
A group of New York School children run across an intersection during the International Walk to School Day, Wednesday. The walk is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event. Several New York students plus principal Nancy DeGarmo started at 15th Street and Haskell Avenue and walked to the school.
From left: Samantha Schueler, Ron Barrett-Gonzalez and Alexander Lopez
Michael Rutz, of Enterprise, an Army veteran and high school special education teacher, places a rose on his son's grave during funeral services Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan. His son, Daniel, died Sept. 24 at age 28 after battling mental illness for years. Rutz believes the state's health care system failed to help his son get the treatment he needed to get better. His son was in and out of state hospitals 12 times during the past two years.
Michael Rutz, of Enterprise, an Army veteran and special education teacher, gets ready to place a rose on his son's grave Oct. 3, 2012, at Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan. His son, Daniel, died at age 28 after battling mental illness. He suffered from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder, major depression and anxiety and was in and out of state hospitals one dozen times during the past two years.
Samantha Schueler's winning preliminary aircraft design.
Michael Rutz, of Enterprise, left, attends the graveside services Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, for his son, Daniel Rutz, who died at age 28 after battling mental illness for years. Sitting next to Rutz, from left, are his wife, Renauda, who is holding Daniel's 7-year-old son Ryan, and Ryan's mother and Daniel's longtime girlfriend, Cassie Pemberton.
Audience members listen to Ronald Ellis, foreground left, and Marci Francisco, foreground right, both candidates for state senate, during a legislative forum Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at the Lawrence Senior Center. Topics included the state's new Medicaid program and property taxes. About 50 people attended the forum.
Former KU basketball standout and current sports radio personality Bud Stallworth is pictured Oct. 3 at the KLWN studios. Stallworth is one of several players to return to Lawrence after his career as a professional athlete.
In this Sept. 1, 2012, file photo, Kansas State coach Bill Snyder, center, talks to his team during a timeout in a game against Missouri State in Manhattan.
Joanne Anderson Ramberg
Wednesday's card, from the Lawrence Public Library's 2012 Banned Books Week trading card project. Watch the Journal-World for a new card to be highlighted each day this week, and pick up cards of your own at the library, 707 Vt., and the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.
ARTIST: Heather Martin.
BOOK: "Call of the Wild," by Jack London.
REASON FOR BANNING: In 1929, Italy and Yugoslavia banned "Call of the Wild" for being "too radical." London's works were also burned by the Nazi Party in 1933 because he had an infamous reputation for being an outspoken supporter of Socialism.
EXCERPT FROM ARTIST'S STATEMENT: This book is often misclassified as a children's book because the main character, Buck, is a dog. "Call of the Wild" visits many mature concepts and has vivid scenes of violence and cruelty that may not be suitable for children.
The U14 Topeka Prodigy Chaos Soccer Club won the inaugural GSI Fall Cup at the Polo Fields in Kansas City, Mo., on Sept. 9. The girls squad, which has team members from Lawrence and is coached by Al Barranco and Jake Brewer, of Lawrence, scored 20 goals over four games and yielded only two goals. Pat Sullivan, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.