The Rev. Leo Barbee, left, and his wife, Helen, Lawrence, are pictured with a 34-star U.S. flag at Christmas Vespers at the Territorial Capital Museum in Lecompton. Kansas was the 34th state admitted to the union. The annual Vespers event is sponsored by the Lecompton Historical Society. Shirley M. Funk, Lecompton Historical Society photographer, submitted the picture.
USA’s Johnny Weir performs his free program during the men’s figure skating competition Thursday at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Gold medalist Evan Lysacek of the USA, center, silver medalist Evgeni Plushenko of Russia, left, and bronze medalist Daisuke Takahashi of Japan, right, pose on the podium during the medal ceremony for the men’s figure skating competition Thursday at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia.
A U.S. soldier of the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, looks into a building ‘s window during a dismounted patrol Friday in the Badula Qulp area, west of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan.
Firefighters get a close look at the damaged remains of a small aircraft, left, Friday inside a building in Austin, Texas. Joseph Stack flew his small airplane Thursday into the building that houses several offices of the Internal Revenue Service.
President Barack Obama takes part in a town hall meeting Friday at Green Valley High School in Henderson, Nev.
Members of the U.S. Marine Corps’ Chemical-Biological Incident Response Force demonstrate anthrax cleanup techniques during a news conference Oct. 30, 2001, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Attendants help a motorist push his car into a gas station Friday in the eastern Athens suburb of Argyroupoli, after he ran out of gas. Many gas stations have run dry in Greece, because of a nearly weeklong customs strike protesting against government austerity measures, while taxi drivers have stayed off the streets in a 24-hour walkout protest.
A woman left homeless by last month’s earthquake stands Friday next to her makeshift home on a hill overlooking Port-au-Prince. Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive said the Haitian government will appropriate privately held land to build temporary camps for earthquake victims.
Pelathe District of the Boy Scouts of America presented the District Award of Merit to Scout leaders Herb Tuttle and Annelee Marsh at the annual recognition dinner Feb. 4 at First Baptist Church in Lawrence. Tuttle is an assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 52, chartered to the First Methodist Church. Marsh is an assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 55, chartered to Westside Presbyterian Church. The District Award of Merit is the highest honor given annually to adult volunteers at the local level to recognize long-term service to Scouting.
Tiger Woods makes his statement of apology Friday at Sawgrass Players Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Fog creeps up near the westbound lanes of Kansas Highway 10, east of Lawrence, late Friday afternoon. After a day of rain, the Wakarusa Valley filled with fog as evening approached.
American skater Apolo Anton Ohno, seen here during the men’s 1000 meter short-track competition Wednesday at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, is racing today for a seventh medal. If he wins, Ohno will become the most decorated American in Winter Olympics history. He is currently tied with American Bonnie Blair.
Free State's Alec Heline (14) grabs a rebound against Olathe South's Drew Johnson (25) and Sage Ruis (14) on Friday February 19, 2010. Olathe defeated the Firebirds 55-45.
Lawrence High sophomore Anthony Buffalomeat, left, tries to steal the ball from Olathe Northwest. The Lions lost, 39-35, on Friday at Olathe Northwest High.
Free State's Chantay Caron (23) goes for a rebound against Olathe South's Megan Balcom (10) on Friday February 19, 2010. The Firebirds lost to the Falcons 58-41.
Lawrence High Senior Haley Parker (25) goes for two points Friday, Feb. 19, 2010 during second-half action of Lawrence High and Olathe Northwest girls basketball. Lawrence High lost 49-37.
Giant mounds of residential recycling material is piled up after being unloaded at the Kansas City, Kan., Deffenbaugh Industries facility.
From left, De soto Middle school eighth-graders Callie Lane, Elaina Grantham and Olivia Stauser perform chemical experiments in the Sherlock Holmes room during Kansas University’s Engineering Expo on Friday at Eaton Hall.