Lawrence High, left, celebrated a 20-0 victory over Free State last fall, while Free State had the longest winning streak in the City Showdown — five years from 2006 to 2010 — including this on-field merriment, at right, after Win No. 4 in 2009. The 16th meeting between the rivals will kick off at 7 p.m. Friday at LHS.
Texas football coach Mack Brown, left, and Kansas coach Charlie Weis say they're both in rebuilding years, though Brown's Longhorns are 5-2 overall, 2-2 in the Big 12, while the Jayhawks are 1-6 and 0-4.
Russell Means, who headed the American Indian Movement, (AIM) testifies before a special investigative committee of the Senate Select Committee on Capitol Hill, in Washington in a Jan. 31, 1989 file photo. Means, a former American Indian Movement activist who helped lead the 1973 uprising at Wounded Knee, reveled in stirring up attention and appeared in several Hollywood films, died early Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at his ranch Zzxin Porcupine, S.D., Oglala Sioux Tribe spokeswoman Donna Solomon said. He was 72.
Speaking Monday at Highland Park Central Elementary is Karen Godfrey, president of the Kansas-National Education Association. Behind her from left are Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley, D-Topeka, and House Minority Leader Paul Davis, D-Lawrence. The three unveiled a website for Kansans to take a survey on how school finance cuts have affected schools.
Kansas prison photo of James Douglas Jackson, 72. According to files released last week by the Boy Scouts of America, Jackson — convicted in Douglas County in 2001 of several sex crimes — was removed from a Kansas City, Kan.-area Boy Scout unit following allegations that Jackson sexually assaulted a boy during a scouting trip.
Both Free State and Lawrence High are winning games despite a number of undersized players, such as Free State's 5'11" Tye Hughes, left, and Lawrence High's 5'9" Will Thompson.
Kappa Sigma Fraternity members Jack Schwartz, left, and Ian Trollope, both Kansas University freshmen, dress up the house letters on Monday for KU’s Homecoming, which is Saturday.
Eleven-week-old Isable Huls-Hutton, Lawrence, lays on a pile of pumpkins at Schaak'se Pumpkin Patch, 1791 N.1500 Rd., east of Lawrence, Monday Oct 22, 2012.
Adam Koder, 6, of Lawrence, sits on a giant pumpkin after finding his perfect smaller pumpkin Monday at Schaake’s Pumpkin Patch, 1791 North 1500 Road.
The old Varsity House is being reconstructed at the northwest corner of 11th and Indiana streets on the site of the new Varsity House Apartment complex. A deal was struck between the developers, City Hall and the Lawrence Preservation Alliance that the former boarding home, where college athletes used to stay, would be moved to a corner of the property. Once reassembled, the structure will serve as a boarding house next to the new apartment development. But concerns have arisen about how much of the original house will remain.
A carved totem of pumpkins greets visitors at the Schaake Pumpkin patch, 1791 North 1500 Road.
Kandi Schaake drives a wagonload of visitors into the pumpkin patch.
Lexie Kuchta, 8, of Olathe, finds her pumpkin match.
Craig Phillip Paris
Metallic foam pumpkin.
Angry Birds pumpkin decorating kit.
Hello Kitty pumpkin decorating kit.
Witch pumpkin decorating kit.
Kits to give your pumpkin a body.
Dinosaur pumpkin decorating kit.
Black and white faux pumpkins provide a different look.
Faux pumpkins are available in different sizes, shapes and colors.
We found that faux pumpkins typically cost more than real ones, but they will last more than one season.
Sparkly crackle pumpkin.
Patterned blazers work well with simple, neutral-toned shirts worn underneath.
If you are more of a traditional dresser and want to maintain a classic look, try a fitted black or tan blazer with some understated details like funky stitching or oversized buttons.
Colored blazers pair well with a neutral shirt underneath.
A piece of elastic slips over the dog's collar, which keeps the bow tie in place.
Gus models a bow tie that slips onto his collar.
Vicki Rajewski, Topeka, is a barbering instructor to inmates at the United States Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth.
A toy fire truck rests on a bookcase at Lawrence Fire Station No. 1, 746 Kentucky St. Some firefighters say they’ve seen a dark figure with red eyes in the dorm area.
Lawrence Fire Station No. 1, 746 Kentucky St., was built in the 1950s. A few people have reported unsettling sights at the station.
This stocking pumpkin takes just a few minutes to make.
The University Women’s Club New Members and Friends gathered at the Kansas University chancellor’s residence on Sept. 14. Gwen Dobson, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
The Black Widow Pumpkin was created with spray paint and glued-on rhinestones.
These simple Mr. and Mrs. Pumpkins need only a painted-on mustache and a pair of lips.
Chevron Pumpkins require paint, painter’s tape and a pair of scissors.
Otis, a schnoodle, loves going to the dog park and reading Pet Post. Megan Towle submitted the photo.