Lawrence Police Captain Tarik Khatib was named interim police chief by City Manager David Corliss on Tuesday, August 10, 2010. Khatib took over when current chief Ron Olin retired on September 1. The city hopes to hire a new police chief by the end of the year.
Joseph Zollner, 8, of Lawrence, helps scoop up dirt Tuesday on the Kansas River bank for a mud fort building project. The event was part of the annual “Civil War on the Western Frontier” series.
Meriel Salisbury, 8, and her mother, Sharon Billings, of Lawrence, join in the hands-on history lesson.
Over 30 volunteers built mud forts on the banks of the Kansas River Tuesday, August 10, 2010. The forts are part of an annual event commemorating Lawrence's role in the Civil War.
Two Barbary sheep are seen Tuesday at the zoo in Madrid.
An aircraft with tail number N455A leaves Vernon, British Columbia, headed to Alaska in this April 29, 2005, photo released by John Olafson. The National Transportation Safety Board reports that about 8 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time on Monday a DeHavilland DHC-3T with tail number N455A crashed 10 miles northwest of Aleknagik, Alaska.
A construction worker powers through the walls of McDonald's, 901 W. 23rd Street, Tuesday August 10, 2010. The McDonald's — Lawrence's first — was demolished to make room for a more modern restaurant.
Gov. Mark Parkinson, left, on Tuesday holds an oversized check for nearly $11.2 million in federal funds that was delivered by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Deputy Administrator Ronald Medford, at right. The funds were awarded for the state’s passage of a primary seat belt law.
Lawrence High school senior Tara Bryant, center, a staffer with the school Red and Black yearbook, joins other staff members as they prowl the hallways and classrooms for photographs of faculty and staff preparing for the first day of school. Sophomores will begin today, with the rest of the student body showing up Thursday.
President Barack Obama signs a $26 billion jobs bill Tuesday to protect 300,000 teachers and other nonfederal government workers from election-year layoffs in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington. Behind the president are, from left, Christina Romer, chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, and three out-of-work teachers: Amanda VanNess, Toledo, Ohio; Shannon Lewis, Romney, W.Va.; and Rachel Martin, Richton Park, Ill.
Then-Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, thanks the Alaska Native people after giving his congressional report to the Alaska Federation of Natives convention in Anchorage, Alaska, in this Oct. 28, 2004, file photo. Stevens, an uncompromising advocate for Alaska for four decades who delivered scores of expensive projects to one of the nation’s most sparsely populated states, died in a plane crash Monday at the age of 86. Family spokesman Mitch Rose says Stevens was among the victims of a crash outside Dillingham, Alaska, about 325 miles southwest of Anchorage.
This image provided by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia shows an image from the August issue featuring Kristen McMenamy in photo spread titled “Water & Oil.”
Kansas University’s Justin Springer (45) tries to bring down Oklahoma running back Chris Brown (29) on Oct. 24, 2009, at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence. An injury-free Springer is optimistic about his final season with the Jayhawks this year.
Brazil defender Dani Alves, left, goes up for a bicycle kick in front of U.S. midfielder Maurice Edu. Brazil upended the Americans, 2-0, Tuesday in East Rutherford, N.J.
Texas kicker Hunter Lawrence (15) kicks the game-winning field goal against Nebraska in last season’s Big 12 Championship in Arlington, Texas. The two teams will meet in an intense battle on Oct. 16 in Lincoln, Neb.
Nebraska wide receiver Niles Paul answers questions during a radio interview at Big 12 media days on July 26 in Irving, Texas.
Arnold Palmer watches his tee shot on the fourth hole. Palmer participated in the Champions for Change Golf Tournament on Tuesday at Harbor Shores Golf Club in Benton Harbor, Mich.
Watch towers and the barbed wire fence of the former Nazi death camp Majdanek are pictured outside the city of Lublin in eastern Poland in this Nov. 9, 2005, file photo. Officials said Tuesday that a fire broke out overnight in one of barracks of Majdanek, destroying more than half of the building and up to 10,000 shoes of Holocaust victims.
The Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos, Calif., are shown in this January file photo. Netflix has reached a multiyear agreement to stream movies from Paramount, Lionsgate and MGM online starting Sept. 1.
This combination of two satellite images provided by NASA and taken on July 28, at left, and Aug. 5 shows the Petermann Glacier in Northern Greenland. A giant ice island, seen in image at right, has broken off the Petermann Glacier. A University of Delaware researcher says the floating ice sheet covers 100 square miles — more than four times the size of New York’s Manhattan Island.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, second right, speaks Tuesday with residents whose houses burned to the ground in a forest fire in the village of Polyana, Ryazan region, some 111 miles southeast of Moscow. Putin has been a very visible leader in the battle against the fires, which have caused billions of dollars in damage and left thousands homeless in the past two weeks.