A self-propelled boat designed by Lawrence High School seniors Matthias Reiber and Doug Rawlings putters around the circular course, one of two courses of competition.
Sam Allen, 10, aka Elvis; Henry Allen, 6, as the Joker, and Ida Allen, 18 months, as a lamb, are ready to look for treats with mom Cary Allen, a nutritionist. To deal with the impending mound of candy, Allen says she took a tip from her dentist: Let the kids eat a lot for a short time and then take it away rather than stretch out the sugar-laden days by doling it out a piece at a time
West Junior High ninth-grader John McCain inflates a self-propelled boat designed with classmate Richard Lu, left, in preparation for the speed trials portion of the Rock (Chalk) the Boat 2009 High School Design Competition. Ninth through 12th-graders from area schools tested their creations for speed and distance on Tuesday in Eaton Hall at Kansas University. Lu and McCain decided to call their craft “Maverick,” given McCain’s name.
Kansas outside hitter Lauren Hagan, left, spikes against UMKC defenders. The Jayhawks swept the Roos on Tuesday at the Horejsi Center. Story on page 5B.
State Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook, R-Shawnee, speaks Tuesday during news conference in Senate chamber on her proposed constitutional amendment that would make it unconstitutional to require a person to have health insurance under a proposed government plan. State Rep. Peggy Mast, R-Emporia, is in the background.
Taliban militants stand beside burnt trucks, background left, on the main Ghazni- Kandahar highway in Ghazni, west of Kabul, in this file photo taken Oct. 19. As debate intensifies about whether to send more troops to Afghanistan, NATO and U.S. estimates of Taliban strength suggest the insurgents already are outnumbered by 12-1.
American Medical Response operations manager Ken Keller talks about the specially equipped ambulance used for obese patients at the company’s Topeka facility in this August 2009 file photo. The company charges more to transport obese patients.
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., right, answers a reporter’s question Tuesday on Capitol Hill in Washington as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., center, listens.
Workers shuck oysters Monday at P&J Oysters in New Orleans. Federal officials plan to ban sales of raw oysters harvested from the Gulf of Mexico unless the shellfish are treated to destroy potentially deadly bacteria — a requirement that restaurants say could deprive diners of a delicacy cherished for generations.
Flags, a cross, and artificial flowers with tags bearing names of some 200 soldiers killed in action fill a temporary memorial that has been in place for several months near an entrance to Fort Lewis, Wash. Eight American troops were killed in two separate bomb attacks Tuesday in southern Afghanistan, making October the deadliest month of the war for U.S. forces since the 2001 invasion to oust the Taliban. The deaths bring to 55 the total number of American troops killed in October in Afghanistan.