Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang, second from left, greets the audience Thursday attending the U.S.-China Strategic Forum on Clean Energy Cooperation in Beijing and is welcomed by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, left; Chairman of the Board of the Brookings Institute John Thornton, second from right; and an unidentified man at right. Just 57 percent of Americans now think global warming is based on solid evidence.
Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigators look for clues Thursday in the Somer Thompson murder investigation in a dumpster near a vacant house in Orange Park, Fla. A body found under trash in a landfill is that of 7-year-old Somer Thompson, a north Florida girl who vanished Monday on her walk home from school, authorities said Thursday.
The “LOLs” (Ladies of Longleaf townhomes) have fun at their monthly lunch meeting in September. Linda Surritte, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Greek actress Maria Nafpliotou, who plays the role of high priestess, right, gives the flame to Ino Menegaki during the lighting ceremony Thursday for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games at the temple of Hera in Ancient Olympia, western Greece.
Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones (12) makes a call at the line of scrimmage against Texas on Oct. 17 in Dallas. Jones will start against Kansas on Saturday.
Los Angeles’ Torii Hunter hits a two-run single during Game 5 of the American League championship series. The Angels defeated the New York Yankees, 7-6, on Thursday night in Anaheim, Calif.
U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan., a member of the House Financial Services Committee, takes part in the committee’s work on a financial overhaul bill Wednesday on Capitol Hill.
Lawrence High’s Lillian Schonewise (10) and Kelsey Broadwell (7) celebrate a point against Free State. The Lions swept the Firebirds Thursday at LHS.
Sisters Imogene Kilgore, left, and Mary Jo Elston have been attending local high school football games for the past 50 years, often arriving an hour and a half early to ensure a good seat on the 50-yard line.
Capt. Sean Patton, a 2001 Lawrence High School and West Point graduate, talks about his experiences at the military academy and his service in Iraq during a visit Thursday to LHS.
Kansas University center Cole Aldrich, seated at right, talks with a large group of media members about what he believes is a higher level of competition in the Big 12 Conference this year. At left is Sherron Collins, who also participated in Thursday’s Big 12 Media Day in Kansas City, Mo.
Stefanie Blunck, a student who lives near Lawrence’s sister city of Eutin, Germany, has participated in internships at PEC Engineering and Berry Plastics in Lawrence.
Patty Edwards, of Hutchinson, adjusts a 1917 Armand Marselle doll for her booth at the Pilot Club of Lawrence’s annual Antique Show and Sale at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 21st and Harper streets. The sale runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday and is expected to feature antiques and collectibles from more than 25 dealers from several states. Admission is $3 a person.