Robert Coffman, Lawrence, owner/operator of Airtight Home Energy Audits, performs an energy audit on a home in southwest Lawrence, using a blower door to de-pressurize the house and detect leaks. An energy competition will be held between cities like Lawrence and Manhattan early next year.
Monday was the last day for advance voting at the Douglas County Courthouse.
Astronaut Michael Barratt greets Robonaut 2 at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. Robonaut 2 is made of aluminum and nickel-plated carbon fiber.
Sofia University students carry chairs on their heads during a protest against the severe budget cuts in government funding for higher education Monday in Sofia, Bulgaria. Students fear for their education if funding is cut.
Business and store front buildings provide a backdrop as city employees begin hanging Christmas lights Monday Nov. 1, 2010, in the 600 block of Massachusetts Street.
Lawrence High School students and Free State High School volleyball players cheered together for the LHS volleyball team at sub-state on Oct. 23. The Free State volleyball players came back to support their friends after being eliminated from sub-state earlier in the day.
As the recipient of the September 2010 Star Award, Central Junior High School eighth-grader Tommy Finch got to meet KU football coach Turner Gill on Oct. 14. Tommy was nominated by the eighth-grade teachers at the school.
Employees from Bert Nash, Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care and the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department posed in a pink ribbon formation Oct. 27 to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Stepping Stones students in Preschool 2 Hudson Robinson, left, and Juliette Huchet were chased by Big Jay while carrying the front banner for their preschool during the KU Homecoming Parade on Oct. 23. Stepping Stones also had a float and a mini marching band.
The San Francisco Giants celebrate after winning the World Series. The Giants defeated the Texas Rangers, 3-1, in Game 5 on Monday in Arlington, Texas.
Kansas guard/forward Travis Releford snags a loose ball during warmups before the Jayhawks’ game against Baylor on Jan. 20 in Allen Fieldhouse. Releford, a sophomore from Kansas City, Mo., red-shirted last season.
San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum holds the World Series trophy after the Giants beat the Texas Rangers, 3-1, on Monday in Arlington, Texas.
Candy bracelets from "Candy Construction," by Sharon Bowers. Bowers has an ingenious trick for distracting children from their post-Halloween sugary stashes: Use the candy as construction materials in crafts.
A race track craft from "Candy Construction," by Sharon Bowers. Bowers has an ingenious trick for distracting children from their post-Halloween sugary stashes: Use the candy as construction materials in crafts.
A pirate ship craft from "Candy Construction," by Sharon Bowers. This pirate ship starts with a loaf pan of Rice Krispie treats with a central section carved away.
At the Great Clips hair salon, Jenny Bagwell shows her scissors outfit, which she wears about 12 hours a week to attract potential customers in Maple Grove, Minn.
To attract customers, some small businesses plant employees near their business often dressed in costume, holding a sign, which the employee shakes to attract drivers’s attention. Here, sporting a wedding dress, Briton Tomasko, 18, granddaughter of the owners of Park Diamond, tried to drum up business in Maplewood, Minn.
Kelly Ayotte, Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, left, is greeted by supporter Jim Varotsis of Portsmouth during a stop Monday at Popover’s on the Square in Portsmouth, N.H., on the final leg of a the three-day “Stop The Spending Express” bus tour.
A woman talks on her phone near a publicity board for the 6th China Census Monday in Beijing. China kicked off its once-a-decade census Monday, a whirlwind 10-day head count that will see 6 million census takers go door-to-door to document the massive demographic changes taking place in the world’s most populous country.