Diane Chrislip, who lives southwest of Eudora, grows beets in her garden. Her husband hates them, but she’s trying to turn her grandchildren into beet lovers like herself.
Participants in the Tour of Lawrence on the Fourth of July race around the city. Henry Russell submitted the picture.
Anita Preston and her 5-year-old granddaughter Ashlyn Preston read a book at her home in Kennesaw, Ga., in this June 26 photo. Ashlyn is visiting from Florida to stay with her grandparents for the entire summer in lieu of day care or summer camp.
The Butner Federal Correctional Complex is seen Monday in Butner, N.C. Disgraced financier Bernard Madoff has been moved out of a New York lockup and sent to the Butner federal prison to begin serving his 150-year sentence.
Ann Hines holds an undated photo of her husband, former soul and funk guitarist James Hines, in her home in Allendale, S.C., in this April 2 file photo. Employees of a funeral home cut the legs of Hines, a 6- foot-7 man, without the family’s permission so the corpse would fit in a casket.
Brent Hill, store manager at Francis Sporting Goods, 731 Mass., and employee Samantha Zuber begin the task of sorting shoes Tuesday for Thursday’s annual Downtown Sidewalk Sale, which will last from the crack of dawn until sundown.
Enjoying some of life's summer pleasures, three young siblings and their nanny do some reading, swinging and climbing Tuesday in Watson Park. From left are Takoma Lee, 4, Lawrence, baby sitter Allison Shelton, Overland Park, and Takoma’s siblings, Murphy, 2, and Kansas, 6. Tuesday’s hot and humid temperatures should drop today, with a chance of rain most of the day. For the complete weather forecast, see page 12B.
Fireworks illuminate the Eiffel Tower in Paris during a Bastille Day celebration late Tuesday. The annual holiday parade marks the July 14, 1789, storming of the Bastille prison in eastern Paris that helped spark the French Revolution.
A dragonfly lands on grass near a garden pond in central Salina.
Kansas safety Justin Thornton (46) explodes with jubilation after Kansas defensive end Russell Brorsen recovered a fumble during the second quarter of KU’s loss at Nebraska last season in Lincoln. Thornton finished with a team-best 11 pass break-ups last season.
Raiders pitcher Mitch Whitson fires to the plate during the first game of the Raiders’ doubleheader sweep against Emporia Tuesday evening at Ice Field.
Lawrence Raiders second baseman Austin Holladay gets a force out at second and throws to first during the first game of a doubleheader against Emporia on Tuesday.
Five-year-old Madison Beeley keeps an eye on her sister Sydni, 9, and the sprayer as the two girls help their mother, Gwen Beeley, wash the car outside their Lawrence home on Tuesday. Plenty of time was left in the day for outdoor activities after the clouds moved away in the early afternoon.