Hiba Gharib, of Iraq, is studying in the United States as part of an Iraqi government program to replenish its higher education system. Gharib is studying at Kansas University to become a linguistics professor. She will later return to her homeland and teach at the university level.
A child cools off in the East River during a visit Monday to Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York. A string of hot days is expected this week in the East, with temperatures en route to 100-plus degrees in some places. Temperatures reached into at least the 90s Monday from Maine to Texas, into the Southwest and Death Valley.
A Palestinian boy holds up a banner referring to captured Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit during a protest calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails Monday on the Palestinian side of the Erez checkpoint with Israel, in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip.
Patrick McCaffery and Lorelei Jordan, both of Lawrence, watch the high and fast current of the Kansas River during a walk with their dogs Monday across the bridge. Recent rain could cause the Kansas River in Lawrence to rise to near-flood levels by this evening.
Beginning this morning, crews will be grinding away the top layer of cracked, crumbling pavement along East 23rd Street. Motorists are cautioned to expect delays for the next four weeks as contract crews embark on a repaving project along 23rd, from 1,000 feet west of Haskell Avenue to the eastern edge of Lawrence, or where Kansas Highway 10 turns into a divided highway.
Big sister Avery Williams, 4, talks to little sister Rylee Williams, 3 months, on June 29 at their Lawrence home.
Perry-Lecompton International Club students and sponsors visited Assisi, Italy, in June.
Spc. Troy Yocum, Louisville, Ky., is walking across America to raise funds for needy veterans and families. Yocum was in Lawrence on June 27 for a barbecue at the VFW post, and took time to return on June 29 to have Mayor Mike Amyx sign his bat.
Bobbi Rahder, curator of the Haskell Indian Nations University’s Cultural Center and Museum in Lawrence, received the Kansas City Area Archivists’ 2010 Fellow Award on June 17 in an awards ceremony at the Pony Express National Museum in St. Joseph, Mo. Rahder was recognized with the Fellow Award for her years of service to Native American archives and museums — particularly for her work developing the Haskell’s Cultural Center and Museum — and for her dedication to the mentoring, encouragement and training of Native American archive and museum students at both Haskell and Kansas University. The KCAA Fellow Award is granted annually to individuals deserving of special recognition and acknowledgment who have provided exemplary leadership or promoted excellence through their professional achievements on behalf of regional archives, museums, special collections and historical preservation.
Kansas University’s Hoglund Ballpark is undergoing a minor face-lift. Stripped of its former natural-grass surface, “The Hog” — shown naked Monday — will get a new Astroturf surface.
NBA free-agent LeBron James, black shirt, takes a shot over Florida State defender Chris Singleton (36) during a scrimmage at the LeBron James Skills Academy on Monday in Akron, Ohio.
The Tour de France pack, with American Lance Armstrong, center, speeds down Aisomont hill during the second stage. Armstrong was in fifth in the overall standings after Monday’s race in Spa, Belgium.
Kansas City’s Alberto Callaspo looks into his glove as he holds on to a pop fly hit by Seattle’s Jack Wilson in the fourth inning. The Royals beat the Mariners, 6-4 in 10 innings, Monday in Seattle.
Chicago White Sox right fielder Carlos Quentin makes diving catch on a ball hit by Los Angeles outfielder Torii Hunter. Quentin also helped on offense, blasting two home runs in Chicago’s 9-2 victory over Los Angeles on Monday in Chicago.
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip wear 3D glasses to watch a film Monday at Pinewood Studios in Toronto. The queen and her husband are planning to visit New York today. She will address the United Nations General Assembly during her five-hour stop in the city.
Workers shovel and bag sand contaminated with oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and spill, beyond a tiger dam on a beach Monday in Grand Isle, La.
Brazilian soccer fans at the central market in Sao Paulo watch on television as Wesley Sneijder of the Netherlands celebrates his goal against Brazil during a World Cup quarterfinal soccer match last week.
Jerry Mathers, left, Frank Bank, Barbara Billingsley, Ken Osmond and Tony Dow of the classic television sitcom “Leave It To Beaver” reunited in 2007 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the show. This week, Shout Factory is releasing all six seasons of the original show on a 37-disc DVD set.
Jerry Mathers, 13, is shown in character as Beaver Cleaver in 1961.
Radio personality Barret Hansen, known on the airwaves as “Dr. Demento,” walks inside his record collection at his home studio in Lakewood, Calif. After nearly 40 years of broadcasting catchy little tunes celebrating everything from dogs getting run over by lawnmowers to cockroaches devouring entire cities, Dr. Demento is discontinuing his syndicated radio show but will continue broadcasting on the Web.