A bicyclist cuts across 15th Street while a street sweeper cleans debris out of new gutters just west of Haskell Avenue. This section of 15th Street and sections of 13th Street are being repaved. The cyclist was riding the city’s newest trail, the Burroughs Creek Trail, which runs between 11th and 23rd streets along an abandoned railroad corridor. KU’s Fraser Hall is visible in the distance at top.
Rutgers professor Robert O’Brien leads a group in a “lie-in” Wednesday near the Student Center at Rutgers University, in New Brunswick, N.J. The rally was in response to the death of a Rutgers University freshman who jumped off a bridge last week after a recording of him having a sexual encounter with a man was broadcast online.
Nobel laureates, from left, Roy Glauber (Physics, 2005), Sheldon Glashow (Physics, 1979) and James Muller (Peace, 1985) wear women’s bras on their faces as they demonstrate how they can be used as emergency gas masks during a performance at the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony Thursday at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. The Ig Nobel prize is an award handed out by the Annals of Improbable Research magazine for silly sounding scientific discoveries that often have surprisingly practical applications.
It was a dog day afternoon Tuesday as Bill Anderson and his dog, Sugar, enjoyed the sunny day with a cruise. October will get off to a sunny start today with the high reaching about 75 degrees. See a more detailed
forecast, page 10B.
Art is all around, even if it’s not wanted. Part of Sheila Hurst’s job with the Lawrence Public Works Department is to remove graffiti from the parking garage on New Hampshire Street.
New York Republican House candidate Nan Hayworth shakes hands Tuesday with members of the Westchester Putnam Association of Realtors in Westchester, N.Y. A Republican pollster who has been studying “Walmart moms” — mothers of children under 18 who shop at the superstore — says “candidates ignore them at their own risk.”
A buggy and car drive through high water Thursday on South Farmersville Road at Groff’s Creek in Ephrata, Pa. Much of eastern Pennsylvania is under flood warnings as storms could bring as much as six inches of rain before leaving the area today. The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch Thursday for counties stretching from Philadelphia west to York and north to Allentown.
Trader Luke Dalton works on his hand-held device Thursday on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Despite the economic doldrums, the stock market put together an 11 percent upswing over the past three months.
Lawrence High players Morgan Green (4), Kailey Wingert (11), Kendyll Severa, in red shirt, Caitlin Broadwell (5) Kelsey Broadwell (7) and Krista Costa celebrate a point against Free State. The Lions beat the Firebirds, 2-1, in a triangular Thursday at LHS.
Kansas University freshman Tyler Patmon, left, and Isiah Barfield work out during spring drills in this file photo from April 19.
Lawrence High’s Gavin Fischer, back, battles for control with Shawnee Mission Northwest’s Alec Kremers. The Lions lost, 4-1, Thursday at LHS.
Lawrence High’s Kailey Wingert, back, tries to block a shot by Free State’s Elisa Coffey during the Lions’ victory over FSHS on Thursday at LHS.
Oklahoma State’s Dan Bailey (95) kicks the winning 40-yard field goal as time expires against Texas A&M, lifting OSU to a 38-35 victory Thursday in Stillwater, Okla.
Texas quarterback Garrett Gilbert (7) is sacked by Texas Tech defender Brian Duncan during their game Sept. 18 in Lubbock, Texas. Saturday, Gilbert will lead UT against rival Oklahoma in Dallas.
San Francisco Giants’ Pablo Sandoval celebrates his solo home run off Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Barry Enright during the second inning Thursday in San Francisco.
Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh pose with their children, Kelly 5, and Jamie, 2 1/2, in this Sept. 19,1961, file photo prior to their departure on the SS Argentina. Curtis died Wednesday night at age 85.
“Amsterdam Yellow Muntplein Bike Girl” by Gary Mark Smith.
Republican nominee for California governor Meg Whitman speaks Wednesday during a campaign stop at Cisco headquarters in San Jose, Calif.
A child watches an Indian security man standing guard outside a house Thursday in Ayodhya, India. An Indian court ruled Thursday that a disputed holy site that sparked bloody riots in the past should now be divided between the Hindu and Muslim communities. But in its compromise ruling, the court gave Hindus control over the area where the now-demolished Babri Mosque stood — and where a makeshift tent-shrine to the Hindu god Rama now rests. Both sides said they would appeal, and the muted reaction to the potentially explosive verdict generated hopes that the increasingly confident country, with its growing regional clout and skyrocketing economy, has moved beyond its divisive history. “(This) shows that we have become a mature nation,” said Kamal Farooqui, a member of the Muslim Personal Law Board.
This undated handout photo provided by the journal Science shows fossil body feathers of Inkayacu paracasensis. Researchers unearthed remains of a nearly 5-foot-tall penguin that roamed what is now Peru 36 million years ago — along with fossilized feathers that show back then, the flightless bird was a more motley mix of reddish-brown and grey.