Valerie Miller-Coleman is executive director for Family Promise of Lawrence interfaith hospitality network. Miller-Coleman says there are currently five homeless students in the Family Promise program.
David Tucker, left, and Brad Cook are homeless outreach workers with Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center. Both were preparing to deliver water to homeless campers in August along the Kansas River.
Children react as riot police officers clash with demonstrators, unseen, during a conflict following a protest Saturday in Barcelona, Spain. Police officers broke up a rally in support of Laura Riera who left the jail on Saturday after nine years accused of collaboration with the Basque armed group ETA.
An Iranian security guard directs media Saturday at the Bushehr nuclear power plant, with the reactor building seen in the background, just outside the southern city of Bushehr, Iran.
President Barack Obama, accompanied by Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser, center, and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, gets a briefing on the oil spill May 28 at the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Grand Isle, La. For months, the U.S. government talked with boot-on-the-neck toughness about BP, with the president wondering aloud about whose butt to kick. But privately, it worked hand-in-hand with the oil giant to cap the runaway Gulf well and chose to effectively be the company’s banker — allowing future drilling revenues to potentially be used as collateral for a victim compensation fund.
Greg Schimoler of Mamaroneck, N.Y., drives the ball down a fairway at the Saxon Woods public golf course Monday in Scarsdale, N.Y.
Muslims and people of other faiths gather Aug. 13 at the Capitol in Hartford, Conn., to discuss what they call “Islamophobia” across the country and concerns for their safety during the holy month of Ramadan. As rancor swirls around the issue of whether a mosque and Islamic cultural center should be built two blocks from the New York site where the destroyed Twin Towers stood, Americans are being forced to examine just how tolerant they are — or are not.
A Pakistani girl flood victim carries drinking water Saturday across a damaged road at Baseera, Punjab Province, Pakistan. About 150,000 Pakistanis were forced to move to higher ground as floodwaters from a freshly swollen Indus River submerged dozens more towns and villages in the south, a government spokesman said.
An employee checks the identity of a camel during the milking process at the Camelicious farm July 13 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Camel milk has at least three times more vitamin C than a cow’s and is considered an alternative for the lactose intolerant.
Kansas University freshman Aaron Cheung, Iola, left, and other volunteers help break up soil in the campus garden Saturday near 13th and Louisiana streets. About 200 students participated in the university’s annual student volunteer day. Other volunteers gave assistance to the Lawrence Arts Center, the Humane Society, Habitat for Humanity and Lawrence Public Library.
The complexion of Sixth and Massachusetts streets changed completely after construction of a new City Hall began in the late 1970s, at right. The grain elevators were used when the area was a major shipping hub for the Santa Fe Railway and Jenny Wren flour was produced at the site. But the flour plant closed around World War II, and the grain elevators were shuttered in the 1960s, leaving an eyesore. The new City Hall, dedicated in 1980, changed all that. “It probably was the most important of all the decisions that we made about downtown,” said Bob Schumm, a downtown restaurant owner who was on the City Commission in 1980.
Alan Welles started walking on Princeton Boulevard in northwest Lawrence to lose weight, but he soon grew bored. Welles now picks up trash every day during his two and a half hour walk on the boulevard from Iowa Street to Lawrence Avenue.
A student rides a mo-ped last week on Jayhawk Boulevard. Kansas University instituted new rules and designated parking lots for mo-peds this semester.
KU students were evacuated from the Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center Saturday August 21, 2010, after water pipes broke spilling water into the building. Students sit outside the building shortly after exiting around 3:30 p.m.
Azadeah with Tribal Fusion Bellydancing performs a sword dance Saturday during the Busker Festival in downtown Lawrence.
A shopper exiting Au Marche, 931 Mass., reacts to the Green Army Guy living sculpture Saturday during the Lawrence Busker Festival. Jeff Rosenblatt, Kansas City, Mo., who was head to toe in green, was entertaining passersby along Massachusetts Street. The festival continues from noon to 5 p.m. today in downtown Lawrence.
Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson, right, visits with Mary Snyder of Kansas City, Mo., before the start of the sixth-annual Bonnie Henrickson golf tournament. Roughly 300 golfers participated in the charity event — with proceeds going to breast cancer research via the KU Breast Center and Lawrence Memorial Hospital — on Saturday at Alvamar.
KU women’s basketball players, from left, freshman Cece Harper and sophomores Carolyn Davis, Monica Engleman and Angel Goodrich, visit with golfer Gary Hibie of Lawrence.
Kansas City wide receiver Jeremy Horne (8) celebrates with teammate Mike Cox after scoring a touchdown in the first quarter. Tampa Bay’s reserves came back to win the game, 20-15, on Saturday in Tampa, Fla.
U.S. basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski gestures during an exhibition game against Lithuania. The U.S. won, 77-61, on Saturday in Madrid.
Kansas women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson, left, and her team pose for a group photograph before the start of the Bonnie Henrickson golf tournament in August at Alvamar. Roughly 300 golfers participated in the charity event — with proceeds going to breast cancer research.
The New York Giants’ Justin Tuck, right, rushes Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger during the first quarter of a preseason game Saturday in East Rutherford, N.J. The Steelers won, 24-17.
Kansas City’s Yuniesky Betancourt (3) hits a grand slam as Chicago catcher A.J. Pierzynski looks on in the seventh inning. The Royals held off the White Sox, 6-5, on Saturday in Kansas City, Mo.
Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Chris Snyder, top, reacts to the safe call by the home-plate umpire as he sits on the New York Mets’ Jose Reyes, who slid under Snyder to score from third. After dropping a called third strike to Mets batter Chris Carter, Snyder threw to first, but Snyder beat the return throw home in the first inning of an eventual 5-1 Mets victory Saturday in Pittsburgh. MLB on page 4C.
Alabama running back Mark Ingram, center, holds the championship trophy with his teammates after winning the BCS Championship game against Texas in this file photo from Jan. 7 in Pasadena, Calif. Alabama enters the 2010 season in the same spot it ended last season: at No. 1.
Monuments sit stacked up at a old gas station at U.S. Highway 24 and Kansas Highway 16 in Tonganoxie. The owners of the monuments, Eagle Monuments company, have a large inventory and can create custom monuments.
On family land south of Lecompton, there is a fenced-in grassy hillside with the grave of Phillip Lister, 21, the son of Shelly Nichols. She lives on the family farm and didn’t want her son to be buried anywhere else.
For Photographers wanting to capture players in football or soccer action, long telephoto lenses are required. If you have access to the field, learn how to position yourself to anticipate action. Photographing early in the season will give you more daylight later into the evening.
Several area companies rent Harley hearses for the funerals of motorcycle enthusiasts.
David Mamet continues to contribute to both the world of film and theater. He is also the author of the new book “Theatre,” which analyzes the audience of live performances.
From left, Anglo-Indian Orange, Peanut and Fresh Sprout Salad, Achari Chicken Tikka and Lamb Kebab Roti are dishes associated with Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir “Eat Pray Love.”
Haitian-born singer and presidential hopeful Wyclef Jean, second left, walks surrounded by security after Haiti’s Electoral Council rejected his candidacy Friday in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Dale and Marilyn Kurtz enjoy their backyard and the wildlife it attracts, but recently they’ve noticed their elm tree in the yard is dying. American trees that die from Dutch elm disease should be removed and the wood destroyed as soon as possible to prevent further spread of the disease.