Florence Sarlls made good use of her son, W.L. Sarlls, who was visiting from Tucson, Ariz. The two raked up some of the last leaves Tuesday morning in Florence's front yard.
Lawrence firefighter paramedic Larry Hess helps Katelyn Todd, a first-grader at Woodlawn Elementary School, out of the Lawrence Fire department's test house.
Students from Deerfield School learn conservation techniques from Patty Ogle of the Douglas County Soil Conservation Service. The students were in attendance Friday morning at the rural Lawrence farm of Mike Flory.
Warm temperatures and the changing autumn leaves offer an odd juxtaposition as Carl Forbes installs holiday lights in Merriam. The work took place Tuesday in the Kansas City, Mo., suburb.
During a dramatic scene in the psychiatric hospital, Julie, played by Tyler Levy, left, gives too much attention to Joel, played by Peter Clark, as his girlfriend Beth, played by Julie Thomas, shows her displeasure. Lawrence High School students rehearsed "Voices from the Shore," a play by Max Bush, on Tuesday. Show times are at 7:30 Oct. 25-27 and at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 28 in the LHS auditorium.
Connie Robertson, left, and Jay Kepple, with the city's traffic division, install new reflective sheets on the crosswalk at Sixth and Kentucky streets. The thermoplastic sheets and strips were melted in place Tuesday using a technique called hot taping. It involves using a torch to heat the pavement to 300 degress.
Touching up exterior paint on the former Willie C's building at Sixth and Vermont streets is Kelly Roberts with Lawrence Decorating Inc. Roberts and co-worker Daryl Brotherton worked outside the building on Tuesday.
Shad Marston of Canton, Kan., prepares to wash down two heifers that he will be showing at the 33rd National Charolais Show in Kansas City, Mo. The show isn't to be judged until Friday, but contestants were already arriving Tuesday at the American Royal complex.
A frightful figure appears to want to join in the fun as a young skateboarder prepares to jump on his board and leave his boney friend stuck in a storefront window. The skeleton man was hanging out Monday in Hobbs Inc. store at 700 Mass.
The onset of fall means raking up leaves in addition to the usual lawn maintenance for Justin Carver, left, and Matt Chapman with Turf Masters Inc. of Lawrence. The crew worked Monday at the Coldwell Banker McGrew Real Estate, 1501 Kasold Drive.
Alex Place, 12, is raising money for the American Red Cross by painting pumpkins at his Lawrence home. Place, who spent most of Saturday honing his craft, plans to sell the pumpkins and send the money to New York City to benefit victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Vice President Dick Cheney, center, is given a tour of the World Trade Center site in New York City. Cheney, who, for security reasons, has kept a low profile in the past several weeks, visited the site of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks for the first time Thursday.
Noreen Niedet, right, Lawrence, hoists a pumpkin form the large-size row as Frank Ramirez, also of Lawrence, watches. The produce stand at Kansas Highway 10 and Franklin Ave., operated by Mike Oxford of Eudora, offers customers a medley of fall decoration items.
Union Pacific Challenger 3985 rolls past the Overland Station after a service stop on Wednesday west of Topeka. The world's largest operating steam locomotive and its train are bound for Houston where, as part of its six-state, 3,100 mile fall tour, it will pull a fund-raising excursion for the Houston Grand Opera on Oct. 27.
Jenny Morris, 19, a Kansas University sophomore from Olathe, took advantage of the sunny weather Tuesday afternoon to do some studying on the deck of Watkins Scholarship Hall, where she lives.
Rachel Eulberg, 4, daughter of Judy and Joe Eulberg, Dallas, climbs on some large pumpkins recently at Millers Market in Salina. The pumpkins ranged in size from 90 to 140 pounds. Rachel and her parents were in Salina visiting her grandmother, Gerry Erickson.
Sheyenne Early, 18, a Haskell Indian Nations University freshman from Cibecue, Ariz., represents the Apache Club in Haskell's homecoming parade. The parade crossed the Haskell campus Friday afternoon.
Warm weather drew visitors to tour houses between the 600 and 700 blocks on Indiana Street as part of the Old West Lawrence Fall Homes Tour. Seven historic houses are showcased this year and are featured from noon to 4 p.m. today. The Ninth Street Baptist Church, built circa 1865, is only open from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door, and they may be purchased at Community Mercantile Co-op, any Dillons, both Hy-Vees and the Lawrence Visitor's Center.
Free State High School royalty, from left, Kelsey Mellard and Frank Fantini brave the spotlight. Mellard and Fantini were crowned Homecoming queen and king during halftime ceremonies Friday night, as FSHS played Olathe South at Haskell Stadium.
KU ARCHITECTURE STUDENT Nathan Couch measures his model for a drawing. Couch, a first-year graduate student, was morking on making a 3-D drawing of his model for a class Thursday afternoon at Marvin Hall.
Father Charles Polifka blesses Susan Campbell's bloodhound, Guiness, with holy water during the annual "Blessing of the Animals" service, marking the Feast of St. Francis at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1234 Ky. Cats, ferrets, hamsters and even a pony were among the blessed beasts on Thursday.
Agnes Rinke, Lawrence, tries to keep the sun off her face with the help of her stop sign as she works her crossing guard job at East 19th and Harper streets. Tuesday's temperatures were in the low 80s. Today is expected to be cloudy with highs in the 60s.
JEREMY WILEY uses pressurized water to blast the paint off a house near West 14th and Tennessee streets. Wednesday's work was to prepare the house for a fresh coat of paint.
Firefighters work to control a fire at a dairy barn on the campus of Kansas State University. The fire early Tuesday evening caused about $120,000 damage. The barn was used for storage, and no livestock was lost in the blaze.