A woman sleeps under graffiti that reads in Spanish, “No more coups” in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, in this Oct. 5 file photo. Hondurans are suffering from a political crisis after the nation’s military ousted President Manuel Zelaya. With aid cut off from the U.S. and E.U., an already fragile economy is under even more duress.
Alfonso Sanchez, pictured outside his Davie, Fla., home Thursday, cannot sell it or rent it — he can only tear the walls down and almost rebuild the house, he said. The $1.7 million home has Chinese drywall throughout the house, and Sanchez says it is now worth nothing.
Carl Dechiara, a registered nurse, prepares the H1N1 vaccine Thursday at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland. The Clinic began giving H1N1 vaccine to frontline employees who provide direct patient care.
Steve Mance, a Kansas University aerospace engineering graduate student and the founder of the KU Experimental Balloon Society, said the allure of getting close to space was a factor in drawing him into the world of experimental balloons.
Most of his group’s creations are latex and look nothing like the shiny balloon seen on TV sets across the nation on Thursday.
Mance said that most people who build data-collecting balloons are affiliated with a university or other company, partially to offset the costs of putting them together.
He said that although he had no idea as to the motivations of the Colorado family who created the balloon, they were not very responsible about it.
“People have this cartoonish idea of going up in a balloon,” Mance said. “They forget it’s not a very good environment for you.”
Six-year-old Falcon Heene is shown with his father, Richard, outside the family’s home in Fort Collins, Colo., after Falcon was found hiding in a box in a space above the garage on Thursday. Falcon at first had been reported to be aboard a flying-saucer-shaped balloon fashioned by his father and then carried by high winds to the plains of eastern Colorado.
People walk among the debris at the site of a bomb blast in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Thursday. Teams of gunmen attacked law enforcement facilities in the eastern city of Lahore and car bombs hit government buildings in the northwest Thursday, in an escalating wave of anti-government violence.
A softball party at Lake Dabinawa celebrated the team’s taking first place in U12 LGFPA-Lower Division this summer. The coaches were Don Harris, Mark Hummel and Greg Drum. Trudy Drum, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Fishermen Mohammed Buhmeid, 55, speaks Thursday during a protest on fishing boats off the coast of Malkiya, Bahrain, claiming with about 100 other protesters that coast guard boats are intentionally tearing their fishing nets and harassing them at sea. Fishermen nationwide have been complaining that coastal development is wiping out fish and shrimp near the Persian Gulf island, and those near Malkiya say troubles with authorities are only compounding their problems.
Aaron Wilson, right, of Pasadena, Calif., a recently hired worker with the California Conservation Corps, clears hiking trails with other CCC workers in the San Bernardino National Forest in Hemet, Calif., in this March 16 file photo. Eight of the 18 CCC workers were hired by the U.S. Forest Service as part of the recently approved federal stimulus plan.
“We were almost instantly embraced by rock bands that we grew up listening to,” says Chris Daughtry, center, of the band Daughtry.
Lawrence High’s Cody Campbell, left, tries to clear the ball in the second half. The Lions fell to Shawnee Mission South, 5-2, on Thursday at LHS.
New Orleans forward and former Kansas player Julian Wright (32) tries to poke the ball away from former KU teammate Mario Chalmers of the Miami Heat during an exhibition game. The Heat won, 97-81, Thursday at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.
Free State’s Diego Gonzalez (10) is tripped up by Olathe North’s Jim Lucas in the first half. The Firebirds rallied for a 3-2 overtime victory Thursday at FSHS.
Joda Totten joined other volunteers Thursday in hanging more than 1,000 brassieres on the railings of the Kansas River Bridge. The display is for the third annual Bras Across the Kaw campaign, which aims to raise awareness about early detection of breast cancer. The bras will stay up until Oct. 25, just a few days before a free women’s health fair on Halloween. The fair will be at the Heath Care Access Clinic, 1920 Moodie Road, and will offer clinical breast exams to uninsured individuals as well as provide other health information, pampering activities and prizes.
Kansas guard Sherron Collins said having his mom around for his senior season will help keep him focused.
Kansas teammates, from left, Brady Morningstar, Mario Little and Tyshawn Taylor have a laugh as they peruse the media guide during Media Day on Thursday at Allen Fieldhouse.
Aedan FitzGerald, 2, enjoys a ride Thursday on a carousel pony in front of the Antique Mall at 830 Mass., as his dad, Keegan FitzGerald, holds out a hand for a high-five. Thursday’s gray weather kept most people indoors, but the sun is expected to return during the weekend, and temperatures are expected to climb into the 60s next week.