John Knox takes his kayak back to his house on Paces Ferry Drive as he ferried supplies Tuesday to and from his house, which is under 5 feet of water in Vinings, Ga. The Chattahoochee River’s level near Vinings was at 27.36 feet before daybreak Tuesday after cresting at 28.1 feet overnight, the second highest on record, exceeded only by a crest of 29 feet in 1919.
During a recent Change of Command Ceremony at Fort Leavenworth, Capt. Todd Lavery, center, a Kansas University graduate, was named company commander of Headquarters Company 35th Infantry Division. He is pictured with his brother Paul Lavery, Lenexa, and his sister Michelle Derusseau, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Young supporters of Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., yell during a political rally on the campus of Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Fla., in this Sept. 28, 2008, file photo. Young people were quick to get involved in the campaign to elect Obama, but political experts and youths themselves now say they’ve seen a marked drop in “Obamamania” on college campuses and elsewhere since the election, as the realities of political drudgery have set in, leaving some to wonder whether the president can count on his loyal supporters to help him on tough issues like health care reform.
Riot police clash Tuesday with supporters of Honduras’ ousted President Manuel Zelaya in front of the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Baton-wielding police fired tear gas at thousands of demonstrators Tuesday morning, chasing them away from the Brazilian embassy where their deposed president who sneaked back into the country remains holed up, avoiding threatened arrest.
In Consumer Reports’ vacuum tests, the $600 Dyson DC28 Animal did a very good job, but some higher-rated models cost less.
Brooke Jelniker, a senior from ThunderRidge High School in
Highlands Ranch, Colo., verbally committed to play for Bonnie
Henrickson and the Kansas women's basketball team.
Royals starting pitcher Zack Greinke throws during the first inning. Greinke picked up his 15th win in the Royals’ 5-1 victory over the Red Sox on Tuesday in Kansas City, Mo.
Nebraska safety Rickey Thenarse reacts to his team's 16-15 loss to Virginia Tech. Tech demoralized the Huskers on Saturday in Blacksburg, Va.
Plaxico Burress arrives at Manhattan criminal court for his sentencing Tuesday in New York.
Natalie Redding, Lawrence, joins a rally on health care reform before Tuesday evening’s City Commission meeting at City Hall. During the meeting speakers addressed commissioners to ask them to let elected officials know of the importance and need for health care reform.
Free State’s Hunter Pierce, with ball, is congratulated by teammates Tony Libeer (7) and Kendall Goodden (6) after a first-half goal. The Firebirds beat the Lions, 5-0, Tuesday at FSHS.
Free State’s Aly Frydman performs a stunt on the vault. The Firebirds won the event Tuesday at Free State.
Sunset Hill school student Jack Junge, a fifth-grader, gets ready to take a shot at KU basketball player Mario Little during a gym class exercise Tuesday. Little and teammates Cole Aldrich and Jordan Juenemann spoke to students about healthy eating and exercise as part of the Fun and Fitness with the Jayhawks program.
Using a diagram, Jeannine Wyatt, a recruiter with Express Employment Professionals, compares the troubles of a growing senior population moving through the work force to pushing a watermelon through a garden hose. Wyatt led a seminar called “You Reinvented!” during the third annual Senior Employment Expo at the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt. The event was to help local seniors realize what jobs may be available to them.
Nicholas Thorp, a 55-year-old new to Lawrence, listens to a speaker during the Senior Employment Expo. Thorp said he is semi-retired but would like to get back into professional life.
Kansas cornerback Daymond Patterson (15) tips a pass intended for UTEP receiver Jeff Moturi during the second quarter of their game Saturday in El Paso, Texas.