Setting the wheels in motion for Valentine’s Day on Saturday, Alexei Chernck, who works for Owens Flower Shop, at 846 Ind., decorates the company van on Monday in preparation for a big week of deliveries.
Melvin and Joyce Williams, of MJ Ranch in rural Douglas County, are opposed to a “cow tax,” a fee that could apply to farms with livestock operations that emit more than 100 tons of carbon emissions in a year. Cattle produce methane, a potent greenhouse gas that can contribute to global warming, the Environmental Protection Agency says.
Escorted by his bodyguard and allies, Iran’s former reformist President Mohammad Khatami, center, attends a ceremony organized by his party, a group of pro-reform clerics, Sunday in Tehran, Iran. Iran’s former reformist president declared Sunday that he would run for president again in the country’s upcoming elections, posing a serious challenge to hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Students taking a Kansas University course in digital animation and game creation meet in the virtual world of Second Life. Stacey Fox, assistant professor of art, has created her avatar, an orange fox named Sage Duncan.
The remains of St. Andrew’s church are scattered Monday after it was destroyed by fire in the community of Kinglake, northeast of Melbourne, Australia.
A puli named Field Of Dreams was top dog among the herding group Monday and will compete for best in show today at the 133rd Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York.
People gather to watch as an unfinished hotel in Beijing burns amid a holiday fireworks bonanza Monday in Beijing. The Mandarin Oriental hotel caught fire Monday night as the skies of the Chinese capital were filled with fireworks celebrating the lantern festival. The hotel, due to open this year, lies just north of Chinese Central Television’s striking new headquarters building, also nearing the end of construction.
Lawrence’s newest Wal-Mart at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive is set to open April 29.
Missouri forward Keith Ramsey catches a pass in front of Kansas forward Markieff Morris during the second half Monday, Feb. 9, 2009 at Mizzou Arena.
Kansas guard Tyrel Reed ducks for cover as Missouri forward DeMarre Carroll lands on top of him during the first half Monday, Feb. 9, 2009 at Mizzou Arena.
Kansas defenders Mario Little, left, and Cole Aldrich take a bit of harassment from the Missouri faithful during the second half Monday, Feb. 9, 2009 at Mizzou Arena.