State Rep. Tom Moxley, R-Council Grove, brought some little bluestem grass to the House on Wednesday during debate on a bill to make it the state grass of Kansas. The bill gained preliminary approval after amendments were defeated in support of other grasses.
Lawrence High School's Jasmyn Turner (5) works past Shawnee Mission North defender Brianna Kulas (33) for a layup. The Lions saw their season end 54-42 Wednesday, March 3, 2010.
Lawrence High School’s first scholastic chess tournament drew 150 players from northeast Kansas and the Kansas City area. Central Junior High won the first-place team trophy in K-9; Southwest Junior High finished second; and South Junior High, third. From left are Sam Beaulieu, seventh place, Central; Eddie Wilson, third, Central; George Wedge; and Austin Bailey, second, Central. Nancy Schneider-Wilson took the picture, and Nora Murphy submitted it.
Cuc Vu, left, celebrates with her partner, Gwen Migita, after the couple obtained their marriage license Wednesday in the District of Columbia. Washington, D.C., became the sixth place in the country permitting same-sex marriage. The other five are Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont.
Kansas senior Sherron Collins says goodbye to the Fieldhouse crowd following his senior speech Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse.
Kansas guard Sherron Collins fights back tears as he and his teammates watch a highlight reel following their 82-65 win over Kansas State Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse.
Kansas senior point guard Sherron Collins gets an emotional hug from head coach Bill Self as he is honored by the Allen Fieldhouse crowd before tipping off against Kansas State, Wednesday, March 3, 2010.
Free State's Wren Wiebe wrestles with SM South's Rebecca Dunn for control of a rebound during the game on Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at FSHS.
Performers, from left, Katie Showalter, Bryce Kellerman, Elise Poston, Dylan Slaven and Jon Menegay warm up for their show “Prepare for a Scare” before a dress rehearsal Wednesday at the Lied Center on Kansas University’s West Campus. Members of Sigma Nu fraternity and Alpha Delta Pi sorority were first in line Wednesday for a runthrough of Rock Chalk Revue, a fundraiser for United Way of Douglas County. The show runs today through Saturday starting at 7 p.m. at the Lied Center.
Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little speaks Wednesday to state Rep. Lee Tafanelli, R-Ozawkie, during a meeting of the House Vision 2020 Committee. Gray-Little said KU's effort to submit an application for National Cancer Institute designation of its cancer center remained on track.
Dan Hiatt, who owns Hiatt Auction, will be the lead auctioneer at Saturday’s sale of the home and items at 1706 N. 1500 Road.