Jim Lewis, Program Director for JAMS (Jobs in the Arts Make Sense) at Van Go Mobile Arts, looks over a mural panel before installing it Wednesday at the Lawrence Public Library. The panels are part of a project for 21 Van Go students. The panels represent education, diversity, knowledge and community, and will be a permanent installation at the library.
Sara Schmanke, 48, slowly and carefully sets the table as her husband, Dean, cooks fish for dinner Wednesday, April 28, 2010, in their Baldwin City home. At the age of 35, Sara was diagnosed with Huntington's Disease, a progressive, degenerative genetic disorder, which causes involuntary movement and also affects cognitive ability. Dean explained that Sara often helps with small tasks like setting the table to stay active in daily life while she still can.
Clapping in rhythm to the music, front from left, Rebeka Drew, Raemona Wilson and Aubin Murphy keep time with the rest of Pinckney School’s fifth- and sixth-graders as they perform a selection of students’ poems put to music composed by Daniel Musselman, a doctoral student at Kansas University. Murphy’s poem was among those featured.
Joel Petterson, a Kansas University sophomore from Prairie Village, walks by some of the 6,000 small flags honoring U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan and Iraq since 2003. The flags were displayed Thursday just east of Wescoe Hall on the KU campus. The display is part of an educational exhibit and petition to leaders in Washington, D.C., to end combat operations in both countries. The traveling exhibit, sponsored by Young Americans for Liberty, runs through today. For more on the project, see the 6News video report at LJWorld.com.
Daniel Musselman plays the piano to music he composed that was paired with poems written by Pinckney School students. Musselman and the students performed a selection of songs Thursday in front of a school assembly.
Chris Brogan, author of “Social Media 101,” kicks off the Free State Social gathering by introducing himself in cartoon form on his iPad. Brogan, president of New Marketing Labs, was the keynote speaker at the social media conference Thursday at The Oread hotel.
Free State high senior Morgan Flannigan cuts through the water to the finish of the 200 freestyle. Flannigan took first in the event at the LHS triangular on Thursday at Lawrence High.
Lawrence High diver Caitlin Haig descends upon the water as she competes in the one-meter diving competition. Haig took third in the event on Thursday at the LHS triangular at Lawrence High.
Free State senior Hannah Carlson (10) holds off Olathe South’s Tara Russell (7) in the first half. The Firebirds fell, 3-0, on Thursday at Free State.
Lawrence High junior Sarah Stuever, left, heads the ball against Shawnee Mission West’s Amy Schmidt.
Kaley Tesdahl and Marley Sutter scored goals for the Lions, but LHS fell, 4-2, on Thursday at home. The Lions dropped to 2-9 (0-7 Sunflower League) on the season.
Lawrence’s Jamie Morgison slides into home for a run against Olathe East.
Chuck mead serves as the musical director of "Million Dollar Quartet."
The cast of "Million Dollar Quartet" jams onstage during an April performance.
National Geographic chef Barton Seaver, left, offers sauteed lionfish to Renata Lana, a communications and outreach specialist from NOAA, Tuesday in the kitchen of Seaver’s home in Washington, D.C.
A crew member walks up to a water-tight hatch Thursday in a narrow passageway aboard the submarine U.S.S. Alaska at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base, Ga. The Navy says the first U.S. women to serve on submarines will be reporting for undersea duty in less than two years, ending one of the military’s few remaining gender barriers. Rear Adm. Barry Bruner said Thursday that the Navy hopes its first group of 24 female submarine officers will begin training by summer. They should be ready to join the sub fleet late next year or by early 2012.