Lawrence High wrestler Braxton Vardys, top, is hurled by Free State’s Jake Brown. Vardys rallied to win the match, and the Lions won the dual, 60-15, on Tuesday at Lawrence High.
Former Lawrence residents gather at the American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. In front is Karole Armitage, New York; and back row, from left, are Mary McKnight Barnum, Washington, D.C.; Judy Browder, Nerja, near Malaga, Spain; Karl Hoffmann, Nerja; Sally Hoffmann, Bethesda, Md.; and Betsy Broun, Washington, D.C. Karole’s mother, Katie Armitage, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
A Lebanese firefighter on Tuesday carries a part of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 that crashed Monday at the public beach of Ramlet al-Baida, in Beirut, Lebanon. The pilot of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed into the sea shortly after taking off at 2:30 a.m. Monday from Beirut performed “a very fast and strange turn before disappearing from the radar,” Lebanon’s transportation minister said Tuesday. All 90 people on board were feared dead.
Kansas STate’s Curtis Kelly (24) blocks the shot of Baylor’s Ekpe Udoh, left. The Wildcats denied the Bears’ upset bid, 76-74, Tuesday in Waco, Texas.
Kentucky’s Eric Bledsoe, center, dives for the ball as South Carolina’s Devan Downey, right, tries to keep control. The Gamecocks won, 68-62, Tuesday in Columbia, S.C.
Blake Mycoskie is the founder and chief shoe giver at TOMS Shoes.
Scott Roeder enters the courtroom for his first-degree murder trial in the shooting of abortion provider Dr. George Tiller. On Tuesday, prosecutors questioned witnesses who testified about how Roeder bought a .22-caliber handgun and ammunition at a Lawrence pawn shop the week before the shooting and test fired the weapon with his brother the day before Tiller was killed.
Traffic backs up over the Kansas River bridge Tuesday evening from downtown into North Lawrence, as reconstruction continues at the intersection of North Second and Locust streets. Because the roadblocks are scheduled to remain until March 26, the Kansas Turnpike has agreed to wait until April 5 to close its East Lawrence interchange — a move to preserve another access for emergency vehicles into North Lawrence.
Wheatfields Bakery co-founder Thom Leonard.
A 40-foot hybrid bus parks near City Hall before Tuesday night’s City Commission meeting. This morning, city officials and transportation advocates will ride the vehicle. The city of Lawrence has already ordered three such vehicles, using $1.8 million in federal stimulus money. The buses will be assigned to the system’s Route 11, which operates in conjunction with KU Parking & Transit to serve both municipal and Kansas University riders.
Luis Jose Maldonado, who works for Sunflower Paving of Topeka, dressed for Tuesday’s 30 degree temperatures as he directed traffic on U.S. Highway 24-40 near Lawrence Municipal Airport, where a new water line is being built. Today’s high will be in the low 40s. Get the complete forecast on page 8B.