Rikki Kite, Lawrence, tweets at the Lawrence Twestival at Joe Schmo’s, 724 Mass. The event raised money for the Lawrence Humane Society. “People think Twitter is really random and anonymous, but it’s actually a great way to meet people that you have something in common with,” says Kite, associate publisher of Linux Pro Magazine.
Tony Balster, of Victory Auto Wreckers, loads a car from the Cash for Clunkers program in this Aug. 4 file photo at NorthSide Toyota in Chicago. The popular Cash for Clunkers program this summer showed that budget-conscious Americans will embrace small cars.
Kara and Todd Cunningham of Baldwin City along with their children, Lane and Lakin, volunteer at Alex’s Lemonade Stand in June at the Hy-Vee store on Sixth Street. Lane, who is in remission after battling neuroblastoma, will be among the children attending the Heroes and Halos event Saturday in Eudora.
Sarah, an 8-year-old cheetah, runs Wednesday to set a new world’s record as the fastest cheetah, covering the 100-meter course in 6.13 seconds in Cincinnati. That breaks the old record set in 2001 by a cheetah in South Africa by a few hundredths of a second. The speed translates to more than 36 miles per hour. The Cincinnati Zoo sponsored the event at Mast Farm in Clermont County. The human 100-meter record holder is Usain Bolt of Jamaica. He’s a relative slowpoke at over 9 seconds.
Phil Minkin, left, and Carey Maynard-Moody volunteered to count passing bicyclists and pedestrians in 2009 at Ninth and Louisiana streets. The two were part of a volunteer team monitoring 11 sites around Lawrence to help generate data to support the city’s efforts in grant applications for future bicycling and pedestrian projects.
Brandon Parker, Tonganoxie High School athletics director, congratulates Austin Stone for getting his diploma. Stone, who is now blind after complications arose from medical gas he received while having his wisdom teeth removed, was helped at Tonganoxie High School by his father, Lance Stone.
Judith Dietz reflects on the military service of her father, Platoon Sgt. Glenn E. Nicholson, who was killed while serving in the Vietnam War 41 years ago. Nicholson, a former Kansas University ROTC instructor, was honored during a ceremony Thursday at KU’s Military Science building. Dietz, one of Nicholson’s eight children, helped plan the ceremony with Army Lt. Col. John Basso, a KU military science professor.
Aron Cromwell, left, CEO of Cromwell Environmental, and Chris Rogge, project manager, created a solar panel array on a home in west Lawrence. The home, at 1638 Bobwhite Drive, will be part of a sustainable homes tour and fair on Saturday.
Free State’s Kirk Resseguie (34) gets the ball on a handoff from quarterback Camren Torneden (1) during the second half against Shawnee Mission East. The Firebirds won, 36-3, Thursday at Shawnee Mission North District Stadium.
Lawrence High’s Tyrae Jenkins stiff-arms a Shawnee Mission South defender. LHS lost, 28-7, Thursday at Shawnee Mission South District Stadium.