Gabriel Bush, who was born Wednesday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, is more interested in watching his mom Alyson Bush then the video she is watching about safe sleep procedures. LMH helped create a new video "ABC's of Safe Sleep," and is giving new parents a copy to take home.
After viewing a video on the "ABC's of Safe Sleep," Alyson Bush gets a copy of the video and a worksheet from Cora Koch, maternity nurse at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Russ Bush holds his newborn son, Gabriel. Kansas University is collecting and evaluating data on how helpful the video is in educating parents on safe sleep habits.
President Barack Obama speaks during a rally Sunday in Columbus, Ohio. Obama’s winning coalition from 2008 has crumbled and his core backers are dispirited. It’s now Republicans who stand to benefit from an electorate that’s again craving change. Yet in a reflection of broad dissatisfaction with politics, just as many people who backed Republican presidential nominee John McCain are either supporting Democrats now or still considering how to vote.
Schoolchildren react as they watch an animatronic dinosaur during a media call for the Walking with Dinosaurs arena spectacular today in Sydney. Australia’s most successful entertainment export, the life-sized dinosaurs have played to 6 1/2 million people worldwide and generated more than $344 million in ticket sales.
Jaiden Younger and Dana Rath, both fifth-graders at Cordley School, read the morning announcements on Friday. This task is usually done by sixth-graders, but fifth-graders are also getting a chance to make announcements since they will not be at the elementary school next year when middle schools replace junior highs.
these submitted renderings show plans for a veterans memorial in Lecompton, honoring all area residents who have served in the military from 1855 on.
The sand hills near Mills in north central Nebraska, through which the Keystone XL pipeline is planned to be built, is shown earlier this month. TransCanada Corp.’s second pipeline, the $7 billion Keystone XL, is planned to carry crude oil from tar sands near Hardisty, Alberta, to the Gulf Coast. The project is now delayed indefinitely, with little official explanation.
Lynda Lovejoy is seeking to become the first female president of the Navajo Nation.
She visited Window Rock, Ariz., last month.
Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson celebrates his game-winning touchdown with fans. The TD carried the Texans to a 35-31 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday in Houston.
Houston tight end Owen Daniels (81) flies over Kansas City Chiefs defenders Donald Washington (27) and Jovan Belcher after a fourth-quarter catch.
Royce Woolridge, left, strikes a pose next to Josh Selby as the two Kansas University freshman perform a skit during Friday’s Late Night in the Phog.
Home-plate umpire Dan Iassogna makes the call as Philadelphia’s Roy Oswalt slides safely home past San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey during the seventh inning. Oswalt’s run helped the Phillies to a 6-1 victory in Game 2 of the NLCS Sunday in Philadelphia.
Kansas midfielder Caroline Kastor (center) competes for control of the ball with Baylor defender Hannah Dismuke, left. Baylor beat KU, 1-0 in double overtime, Sunday at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
Scott Riekeman helps his son Lucas, 3, Lawrence, pick the perfect pumpkin Oct. 3 at Schaake’s Pumpkin Patch, 1791 N. 1500 Road. At right is Lucas’ brother, Adam, 6.
Jill Krebs is co-director of Yoga Center of Lawrence, 920 Mass.
Betty Pickerel, an educator with Lawrence Memorial Hospital, reads a story about having a new brother or sister to children participating in a Tyke Hyke class given in October 2010. From left are Evan Torres, 4; Jolie Mcwhirt, 5; Addison Ediger, 4; and Anne Cross, 3.
Teri Ediger teaches her daughter, Addison, 4, the proper way to hold a baby using a doll during a Tyke Hyke class at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Jolie Mcwhirt, 5, demonstrates the proper way to hold a baby. Her mother, Christy Mcwhirt, is expecting a girl in November.
Tammy Frank, Lawrence resident and creator of Lobes of Love, works Tuesday evening assembling packages of earrings that she will be delivering to the oncology ward at KU Cancer Center. Frank says that her inspiration for the project is her mother, Karen Johnson, Fort Scott, who is currently battling breast cancer.
In addition to the earrings, the Lobes of Love packages come with an inspirational and spiritual insert.
Aidan Lynch, 8, Lawrence, leads her mother, Julie Morris, through the right-hand-turn-only maze at Pendleton’s Country Market, 1446 E. 1850 Road. Aside from a pumpkin patch, customers can enjoy the maze, pumpkin sling shots, a tub filled with corn kernels and a butterfly house.
Tasha Flaherty helps Andrew Turner, 4, Eudora pick the perfect pumpkin while his sister Aubrey, 2, examines a tiny pumpkin she found earlier at Schaake’s Pumpkin Patch.
Carrie Thomas helps her son Jace Thomas, 8, Lawrence, launch a pumpkin into the air with the pumpkin sling shot at Schaake’s Pumpkin Patch, 1791 N. 1500 Road. Targets are set up down range, and anyone hitting a target wins a free ticket to the concession stand.
West Junior High eighth-grader and Boys and Girls Club member Derrick Turner laughs as he works with staff member Kirsten Hoogstraten on a goal-setting exercise during a meeting for Compass, a new youth program geared toward preparing junior high students for the work force.
Apple salad with Jalapeño-lime dressing
Savory butternut squash & Black bean burritos
Green tomato and apple crisp
At left, Madeleine McLaughlin, Lawrence, use a powdered form of probiotics, which is easily mixed with water.
Sophia McLaughlin, 3, downs her solution drink.
The finished geometric flower scarf.