Robert Grey wipes away tears as his 26-year sentence is read Friday by District Court Judge Peggy Kittel for a rape he was guilty of committing on May 11, 1997. His attorney, Jessica Travis, is also pictured.
A Cash for Clunkers sign hangs on an upside-down automobile Friday at a dealership in Detroit. The Obama administration will bring to an end the popular $3 billion Cash for Clunkers program on Monday, giving car shoppers a few more days to take advantage of big government incentives.
Several KU football players visit Wyndom Place. Barbara Hackathorn, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
An Iraqi family picnics Friday in a park in the Azamiyah neighborhood in north Baghdad. The normally bustling streets of Baghdad are subdued, in sharp contrast to the lively atmosphere that had returned as major violence ebbed over the past two years.
A cart full of a groceries is seen March 24 at the check-out counter at a Kroger store in Gahanna, Ohio. Shoppers are increasingly ditching their items before they’re rung up, as they think twice about spending and obsess about saving amid worries about job security and financial woes.
Fire eater Rod Sipe entertains the masses gathered at the corner of Ninth and Massachusetts streets during opening night of the Lawrence Busker Festival on Friday. In addition to the flames, visitors were treated to magic tricks and music on the streets of downtown. More than 20 performers from all over the country will be performing throughout the weekend.
Matt Smith, Tonganoxie, holds up his 2-year-old son, Mcclellan, to watch an act during opening night of the Lawrence Busker Festival. This is the second year for the street performance extravaganza. “It’s new and I think it’s taken off here in Lawrence, and I think this event is just going to get better every year,” said Richard Holmgren, who puts on the “Flying Debris show.”
Valerie Wolf steadies a paper flower from her mouth as her husband, Robert, snaps a bullwhip to knock it out. The Wolfs perform as The Wicked Liars. The festival will run from 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. today and noon until 4 p.m. on Sunday. For more information or an entertainment schedule, log onto Lawrencebuskerfest.com.
A reveler holds a torch as he takes part in a “Correfoc,” or run with fire, party Friday in Barcelona, Spain.
Kaleb Drew, 6, is held in check by his autism service dog, Chewey, as he tries to leave after he was told to wait on the deck at his home after attending a half day of school in Villa Grove, Ill. Some schools balk at allowing autistic children to bring service dogs to class. Kaleb’s family won a judge’s order in late July allowing the dog to come to class until a trial, set to start Nov. 10. That means when Kaleb starts his first full day of first grade on Monday, Chewey will be by his side.
Alyssa Buecker, shown Jan. 7, 1999, in her Lawrence home, films her guinea pigs. Here, Little Angel, left, and Dolly are in a backyard setting.
An Indonesian man examines a giant Muslim holy book, the Quran, on display in an exhibition held to mark the beginning of the holy fasting month of Ramadan on Friday at a hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia. During Ramadan, the holiest month in Islamic calendar, Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk. The Quran that was handwritten by two Muslim scholars was 6.5 by 4.9 feet and weighs 660 pounds.
Kansas football coach Mark Mangino signs autographs for fans. Mangino spoke to fans at the KU Football Kickoff in September 2009 in Prairie Village.
Kansas University women's basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson was on hand to rally the crowd at the Kansas Football Kickoff in Prairie Village.
Gail Mealman of Overland Park got her visor autographed by KU men's basketball coach Bill Self on Friday at the Kansas Football Kickoff.