Jack “Lefty” Leftwich, 93, of McLouth, recalls the days he flew a sea plane during World War II, and how he navigated by the stars. Leftwich has been flying for some 70 years as he flew in WWII and for Pan Am.
The cremated remains of bodies donated to Kansas University Medical Center for research and education purposes are buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. Several dozen cremains were buried about six weeks ago.
Jack "Lefty" Leftwich, 93, of McLouth, has been flying planes for 70 years. Now he flies an ultralight plane on summer days, which he keeps in a hangar next to his home. He takes off and lands on a 1,600-foot airstrip next to his house.
Chiefs running back Thomas Jones, top, leaps over the pile to score a two-year touchdown in the fourth quarter. The Chiefs won, 27-13, Sunday in St. Louis.
Kansas guard Keena Mays (5) elevates and passes over SIU-Edwardsville guard Valerie Finnin (15) Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks routed the Cougars, 91-52.
Kansas players, from left, Marisha Brown, Monica Engelman (13) and Keena Mays (5) celebrate from the bench against SIU-Edwardsville Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks routed the Cougars, 91-52.
Retired KU faculty member Joe Reitz brought the idea of Family Promise to help homeless families in Lawrence achieve a more sustainable independence.
Nine-year-old Walker Koberlein is pictured with his mother, Kelli Koberlein, at their Lawrence home. Walker and his mother were both patted down by security agents after the camera he is holding set off a chemical detector while going through screening. While many parents themselves are willing to participate in security screenings, some are concerned with allowing their children to go through the various processes.
Jodi Moore, 14, left, and Maya Windle, 17, pour pumpkin pie filling into a pie crust while McKenzie Goodack, 12, mixes more pie filling for the LINK Thanksgiving dinner last month. Twenty volunteers showed up to make apple and pumpkin pies for the dinner, as well as make Christmas cards for soldiers.
Ashley Rasmussen, 17, left and Paige Kallenberger, 16, both juniors at Free State High School, prepare an apple pie for the LINK Thanksgiving dinner. They were with the Youth Volunteer Corps.
Amanda Shaver, left, watches as Valisha Nelson uses a knife to check to see if a pumpkin pie is finished baking.
Yihaw Li, left, and Lisa Volkin, both freshmen at Southwest Junior High School, measure salt as they make pie crusts for the LINK Thanksgiving dinner.
Margene Swarts and her dog Toto, a Cairn terrier mix, are pictured in their Lawrence home. Swarts says that one of Toto's favorite things to do is ride along in the car during trips.
Toto, the Cairn terrier/Yorkie mix that belongs to Lawrence resident Margene Swarts, loves to travel.
From left, Ed Brunt, Bud Stallworth, Craig Butler and Willie Amison founded the Can We Talk mentoring program for young black males at both Lawrence and Free State high schools. Their efforts have helped close the racial achievement gap in test scores.
Lawrence filmmaker and Kansas University professor of film Kevin Willmott introduces himself to Lawrence High School junior Tiffany Carter after speaking with a group of students during a session of the Can We Talk program.