At 300 degrees, the asphalt was pretty hot for workers like Roy Moss of Topeka, who works for Hamm, Inc., of Perry. The crew was paving the East Lawrence Turnpike entrance on the hottest day of the year so far.
Van Go “JAMS” artists Shanda Wright, Cassie French, Abik Deng and Alex Leland have fun at the “What Floats Your Boat” fundraiser for Van Go at Clinton Lake Marina. Jackie Berra took the picture, and Mandy Lamb, Van Go operations director, submitted it.
An Uzbek woman and children walk in the street of the eastern Uzbek city of Ferghana on May 18. According to rights groups, victims and health officials, hundreds of Uzbek women have been surgically sterilized without their knowledge or consent in a program designed to prevent overpopulation from fueling unrest.
President Barack Obama speaks to reporters Thursday outside the White House in Washington. Striking a deeply partisan tone in his weekly radio and online address Saturday, Obama said Senate Republicans are playing politics with bills that would extend benefits to the unemployed and increase lending to small businesses.
Iroquois Indians who were born in Canada march Dec. 26, 1940, through the main street of Buffalo, N.Y., carrying signs protesting that the U.S. pilgrim fathers were not required to be fingerprinted. They registered as aliens. An American Indian lacrosse team’s refusal to travel on passports not issued by the Iroquois confederacy goes to the heart of one of the most sensitive issues in Indian Country: sovereignty.
Special Olympian Rachel Gauthier, left, does some dance moves with Oklahoma student-athlete Chelsea Garcia during Saturday’s Big 12 Special Olympics Kickball Classic. Several Special Olympians from the Lawrence and Kansas City area teamed up with Big 12 student-athletes for kickball. The event was part of the inaugural Big 12 Leadership Summit at Kansas University.
Chelsea de Souza, 16, from Mumbai, India, performs Abegg Variations, Op. 1 by Robert Schumann on Saturday in Swarthout Recital Hall on the Kansas University campus. The performance was part of the International Institute for Young Musicians International Piano Competition Winners Concert.