Kansas University graduate student Ari Jean-Baptiste, right, a chief warrant officer in the U.S. Army, laughs with classmate Matt Miles, a first-year graduate student from Lecompton, as he unloads his laptop in preparation for a statistics class recently at KU. During his second tour in Iraq, Jean-Baptiste sustained injuries when his helicopter went down near Kirkuk. That was in 2007. Today, he is one of seven students enrolled in KU’s Wounded Warrior program, a partnership between the university and the U.S. Army.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is shown with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.
Kansas University sophomore third baseman Tony Thompson has emerged as the Jayhawks’ most powerful hitter this season. He is pictured on May 7 at Hoglund Ballpark.
Chinese visitors gather Tuesday to look at the quake devastated town of Beichuan, in southwestern China’s Sichuan province, one year after a deadly earthquake. State leaders laid flowers and survivors burned paper money for departed spirits as a mournful China marked the first anniversary Tuesday of a devastating earthquake that left nearly 90,000 people dead or missing and 5 million homeless.
0An undated file photo made available by Google shows one of the company’s street-mapping cars. A privacy watchdog has banned Google Inc. from gathering detailed, street-level images in Greece for a planned expansion of its panoramic Street View mapping service until the company provides additional privacy safeguards.
Richard Sanders, district fisheries biologist for the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, talks about the growth of curly leaf pond weed at Lone Star Lake that has some residents, boaters and fishing enthusiasts annoyed. In years past Douglas County officials have allowed a herbicide be sprayed to kill the weed, which Sanders said can provide a nice habitat for fish. The County Commission will decide tonight whether to authorize spraying this year.
A young peregrine falcon is banded Tuesday by University of California Santa Cruz biologist Glenn Stewart while sitting in a nest on the 33rd floor of the PG&E building in San Francisco. Three baby falcons were banded on each leg. The banding allows scientists to learn more about the dynamics of population recovery for the endangered peregrines. Peregrines are a fully protected and endangered species in California.
Cadette Scouts from Troop 7558 assist with the American Red Cross blood drive They are, from left to right, Avery Hughes, Tia Barta, Buddy Blood Drop, Amanda Dixon, Kate McCurdy and Courtney Cooper. Troop leader Tammy Barta, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Sous Chef Pedro Concepcion flips some sweet potato fries at The Burger Stand at Dempsey’s, 623 Vt. They’re seasoned with cumin, cinnamon and sugar. Dempsey’s is one of several restaurants in Lawrence to offer French fries with unique, gourmet seasonings.
Some of the French fries at The Burger Stand at Dempsey’s: Sweet potato fries, duck-fat fries and truffle fries.
A wonderful collection of flavors and juices blend together in the Overnight Brick Sandwich. The sandwich, perfect for a picnic, gets its name from its preparation, where it spends the night refrigerated under the weight of a brick, with the result of a dense, flavor-packed meal.
The spicy jicama salad is quick to make and a good way to balance out all those carbs typically found in a picnic basket.
The KitchenAid Classic K45SS handled Consumer Reports’ tests for cookie-dough with ease.