Emily Ice, 8, left, and Sadie Fox, 9, enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon lying in a pile of leaves. Sadie is the sister of Brooke Fox, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Patrons gamble at the Boot Hill Casino in Dodge City last Tuesday, the opening day of the state-owned and operated casino.
Mourners attend the funeral ceremony of Iran’s Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, shown in the posters, the spiritual father of the nation’s reform movement, Monday in Qom, Iran.
Stranded passengers aboard JetBlue Flight 751 to Cancun walk around the cabin while waiting hours to take off at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York in this Feb. 14, 2007, file photo. The Obama administration Monday ordered airlines to let passengers disembark after three hours in the event of stranded airplanes.
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. James Harris of Michigan, from the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines “Warlords,” guards a position as sheep pass by during a shura, or meeting, with the Marines, local government officials and villagers Monday in the Garmsir district of Helmand province, southern Afghanistan. The meeting was part of an operation in the area to push out insurgents.
Turner Gill (7), then a shortstop for Nebraska, catches a high throw from home plate as a Kansas base-runner steals second. Gill, now Kansas University’s football coach, had a short stint in the minors, but quickly learned his career path was in football.
KU and Chinese researchers have discovered a venomous, birdlike raptor that lived about 128 million years ago in China. The fossil of the raptor’s head is shown here.
KU and chinese researchers have discovered a venomous, birdlike raptor that lived about 128 million years ago in China. A reconstruction of the turkey-sized raptor is here shown hunting.
Gary Barksdale’s home in Norman, Okla., is decorated for the holidays with a mix of vintage incandescent bulbs and LED lights. While acknowledging LEDs are more durable and use up to one-hundredth the amount of electricity as incandescents, Barksdale grows nostalgic sorting through broken bulbs and overloaded fuses every year. “It’s part of the holiday tradition,” Barksdale said.
Actors Mark Gantt and Vanessa Marcil star in a new Web movie series, “The Bannen Way,” which was shot in downtown Los Angeles. Major movie studios are now getting behind such Internet productions, giving them a lift in budgets and quality.
Police work the scene of an early morning robbery Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, at the Taco Bell on 23rd Street. The robbery happened before 8 a.m. and an as-yet-unknown amount of money was taken.
Teacher Barb Thompson, of Quail Run School, leads her sixth-grade class through a lesson on mythology Thursday. Thompson is retiring this year after 33 years of teaching. She is one of 21 Lawrence school district teachers who have announced retirement this year.
The Bishop Seabury Academy debate team was started by students this year and, despite having no coach, argued its way to the state Class 3A debate tournament in January. The team is made of, back row from left, Peter Cooney, sophomore, David Lawrence, junior, William Wolfe, junior, Guy Williams, junior, and, front row from left, Martin Sicilian, freshman, and Jacob Strayer, freshman.