The Brooklyn Nets, from left, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry, pose for photographers with their new jerseys during an NBA basketball news conference, Thursday, July 18, 2013 at Barlcays Center in New York. The Nets introduced the trio they acquired in a blockbuster trade with the Boston Celtics.
Former Lawrence High guard KJ Pritchard will walk on at the University of Missouri-Kansas City after a year playing basketball at a Massachusetts preparatory school.
Sacramento Kings Ben McLemore, left, goes up for a shot against Dallas Mavericks Jae Crowder in the third quarter of an NBA Summer League basketball game, Saturday, July 13, 2013, in Las Vegas.
This Kia Optima located in a city parking lot on the west side of New Hampshire Street near Eighth Street is available for residents to rent by the hour.
Lawrence resident Michael Wilson 55, has been the janitor at Liberty Hall for more than two decades but has a second job, as the deacon for a Serbian Orthodox church in Kansas City, Mo.
This is a selection of entries in The Toy Store’s third annual Lego contest on display at 936 Massachusetts St. The Toy Store has received more than 200 submissions for the contest, mostly from children; however, several entries from adults are grabbing people’s attention, according to Toy Store “Lego-ologist” and contest organizer, Jhami Guffey.
Gabby, the black labrador retriever whose owner's body was recovered in the Kansas River Wednesday, plays at the Lawrence Humane Society.
A young boy walks with his mother beneath a rack of women's clothes on Massachusetts St., during the annual Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale Thursday, July 18, 2013.
Amanda Berck, 16, Lenexa, waves the cooling spray of a water mister her way near the Downtown Lawrence Inc., table at the annual Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale Thursday, July 18, 2013.
Deon van der Merwe, left, and Kevin Price, both researchers at the Kansas State University, demonstrate how unmanned aerial vehicles can have practical applications for farmers and ranchers. Industry experts say Kansas could play a leading role in converting drone technology from military to commercial uses.
Kevin Price, an agronomy researcher at Kansas State University, demonstrates an unmanned aerial vehicle called a Zephyr that has been adapted for use in the agriculture industry. Industry officials say drone technology has many applications outside military uses, and Kansas could be a leading player in its development.
Toy store manager and "Lego-ologist," Jhami Guffey is pictured with some of the Lego contest entries on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at The Toy Store, 936 Massachusetts.
Serbian Orthodox deacon Michael Wilson's "cell" in rural Lawrence.
Serbian Orthodox deacon Michael Wilson 55, sits in his "cell" outside his home in rural Lawrence.
Michael Wilson sits in his "cell" at his rural Lawrence home on a recent day. Wilson spends time in the reconfigured shed, studying and contemplating his faith. The 55-year-old Lawrence man has transformed in recent years from a Rastafarian to a Serbian Orthodox deacon.
A shopper reaches for a pair of earrings at Ten Thousand Villages, 835 Massachusetts St., during the annual Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale Thursday, July 18, 2013.
Michael Wilson helps lead liturgy at St. Mary of Egypt Orthodox Church in Kansas City, Mo., on a recent Sunday. The 55-year-old Lawrence man has transformed in recent years from a Rastafarian to a Serbian Orthodox deacon.
Stata Norton Ringle works in a laboratory at the Kansas University Medical Center, likely in the late 1970s.
David Ringle and Stata Norton Ringle in 2011.
Serbian Orthodox deacon Michael Wilson 55, of Lawrence, helps lead liturgy at St. Mary of Egypt Orthodox Church in Kansas City, Mo., on a recent Sunday.
Shoppers pack Urban Outfitters at 5 a.m. during the sidewalk sale.
Lawrence shopper Morgan Cox waits in the block-long checkout line at Urban Outfitters at 7 a.m. during the sidewalk sale.
Long lines of shoppers ready to make their purchases form outside Urban Outfitters at 6 a.m. during the annual Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale Thursday, July 18, 2013.
Anna Burton, left, and Kristi Carpenter, right, both of Overland Park, review their selections while waiting in line to purchase clothes at Urban Outfitters early during the annual Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale Thursday, July 18, 2013.
Gina Vervynck, left, and Mary McKenzie, right, both of Lawrence, look over items for sale outside Phoenix Gallery 825 Massachusetts St., during the annual Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale Thursday, July 18, 2013.
Gracie Hall, 13, Lawrence, is pulled away from looking at shoes by her friend Maya Davison, 13, as the two passed through the racks at Browns Shoes, 829 Massachusetts St., during the annual Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale Thursday, July 18, 2013.
Early shoppers line up to make their purchases around 5:30 a.m. outside Urban Outfitters, 1013 Massachusetts St., during the annual Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale Thursday, July 18, 2013.
An Evening With the Music of the Beatles will be 8 p.m. Friday at Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St.
Tiger's Blood and blue raspberry flavored Hawaiian shaved ices at Mass Street Sweet Shoppe, 727 Massachusetts St. The Sweet Shoppe serves shaved ice in three sizes and 30 flavors.
The Siberian, one of the featured adult milkshakes at the Burger Stand, 803 Massachusetts St. The shake is made with Kahlua, chocolate vodka and vanilla ice cream.
Downtown visitor Annie Hamilton, 5, of Overland Park, holds a frozen, chocolate-dipped banana from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory/Cold Stone Creamery, 647 Massachusetts St.
Black Bubble Tea (strawberry flavored) from Encore Cafe, 1007 Massachusetts St. Encore has more bubble tea flavors plus fresh fruit smoothies.
Tortellini Cordon Bleu at Basil Leaf Cafe.
Jay Robertson, of rural Lecompton, relaxes next to one of the ponds in the backyard of his home. He and his wife, Connie, have added several ponds and waterfalls to their landscape over the years, along with flowers, shrubs and other beautiful kinds of plants.
Koi feed in one of the Robertsons’ ponds.
Ed Samp is standing tall after hitting a hole in one on the 17th hole at Eagle Bend Golf Course in Lawrence on a windy Saturday afternoon. From left are Ron Miller, Samp, Vic Dyson and Joe Edmonds. Photo submitted by Ron Miller.