Monna Cleary, of Lost Nation, Iowa, talks Tuesday with Dr. Jerry Rozeboom at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Cleary agreed to let hospital staff post a play-by-play of her Monday surgery on Twitter, passing along real-time information from the operating room to her children in the waiting room and anyone else who wanted to read in.
Wreckage from a plane crash is loaded onto a flatbed trailer for removal in this Feb. 18 file photo at the scene where Continental Flight 3407 crashed into a home in Clarence, N.Y. NTSB’s investigation of the crash of the flight, killing 50, has spotlighted the long hours, low pay and long-distance commutes of regional airline pilots.
Archie Hawkins, center, celebrated his 90th birthday with family and friends at a Lawrence park in Lawrence. From left are Charlene Jimboy, Charles Hawkins, Archie Hawkins, Mary Jackson and Rosemond Gonzales. Carrie Coffey, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Rosa Santiago sorts packages before loading them onto delivery trucks Dec. 15, 2008, at the FedEx Express Station in New York. At package delivery behemoths FedEx and UPS, Wall Street’s meltdown meant a sharp drop-off in the number of documents and packages sent overnight.
Dancers perform in front of a replica Sphinx on stage at a lavish outdoor theatrical performance at Green Park in Tripoli, Libya, late Tuesday. The spectacle included 800 performers and what organizers claimed was the world’s largest tent and was attended by Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi as the culmination of celebrations of the 40th anniversary of the 1969 military coup that brought him to power. The four-day festivities were designed to highlight the volatile leader’s acceptance on the world stage, but were overshadowed by new controversies about the recent return of Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, the only man convicted in the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am jet over Lockerbie, Scotland.
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops answers a question at a news conference Tuesday in Norman, Okla. The Sooners will open the season Saturday against BYU in Arlington, Texas.
Kansas City Royals acting manager John Gibbons watches as the Royals play the Athletics. Filling in for Trey Hillman, who was attending his father-in-law’s funeral, Gibbons managed the Royals to a 4-3 victory Tuesday in Oakland, Calif.
Kansas City Royals starter Kyle Davies pitches to the Oakland Athletics in the second inning. The Royals won, 4-3, Tuesday in Oakland, Calif. Story on page 5B.
Gayle Bickel, of Grantville, drives a 1938 Case tractor in the funeral procession for Elmer Johanning.
Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan., left, listens to Nancy Hamilton, an associate professor of psychology at Kansas University, as Hamilton expresses her doubts concerning our current health care system during a town hall-style meeting Tuesday at the Dole Institute of Politics.
A procession of antique tractors makes a run through east Lawrence on Tuesday for the funeral of Elmer Johanning, a longtime Case farm implement dealer in Lawrence. Johanning’s grandson Curtis Wakeman drove a 1954 Case D tractor that pulled a wagon carrying the casket. His brother Stuart Wakeman followed behind.
Haskell indian Nations University continues its celebrations of its 125th anniversary this fall. During convocation ceremonies Tuesday, Haskell President Dr. Linda Sue Warner and actor Wes Studi, a Cherokee, gave remarks on campus. Studi was the model for the Native American sculpture that stands behind him.
Karen Kerin ventures out in the recent chilly weather with her daughter, Summyr, and their dog, Carebear. According to Mary Knapp, state climatologist, this has been the fourth-coolest summer — June, July and August — in Lawrence in 70 years.
Kansas freshman receiver Bradley McDougald heads up field after pulling in a reception during practice Aug. 11. Coach Mark Mangino has said McDougald is the most impressive true freshman he has seen as a head coach.