Kansas University fifth-year senior Vance Carlson, of Belleville, searches for a design textbook Friday at the Kansas Union Bookstore. Students now have the option of renting textbooks from the bookstore as it tries to keep up with online competition.
Piles of textbooks are shelved at the Kansas Union Bookstore. Some students find that renting their books can be cheaper than buying them.
Tea Party supporters gather on the steps of the Gateway Arch for the “Gateway to November” rally hosted by the St. Louis Tea Party and Tea Party Patriots on Sunday in St. Louis. The rally was one of several across the country on Sunday aimed at focusing attention on the November elections. Read more on page 6A.
A slurry bomber drops retardant on a burning ridge as the sun sets behind it as a wildfire burns Sunday west of Loveland, Colo. Hundreds of people evacuated during one of Colorado’s most destructive wildfires returned to their scorched homes Sunday near Boulder, just as residents about 35 miles to the northeast fled houses threatened by another fast-moving blaze. By sundown, the second fire had destroyed at least one Loveland-area home while threatening other structures. It burned about 600 acres, or just under a square mile, forcing authorities to pull some resources from the Boulder fire.
A rack of tie-dyed t-shirts hangs in the foreground as, from left, Betty Alexander and Larry Demoss, both of Lawrence, lead the Happy Time Squares square dancers at the Fall Arts and Crafts Festival in South Park.
West Junior High student McKenzie Brungardt, 12, gets a kick out of playing with a dancing doll at this year’s festival.
Whimsical pots made by Rebecca Jackson were put together with all recycled materials.
Trying to pick out the right Halloween decoration, Hailin Case, 3, of Lawrence, looked hard through some ghosts and goblins. She was with her mother, Katie Case.
William Crowe, a former KU dean of libraries who helped bring the library system into the digital age, will retire next month.
People gather at the U.S. Capitol for a “Remember in November” rally to express opposition to government spending, particularly bailouts and economic policies backed by President Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress, Sunday in Washington. Tea party rallies were also held Sunday in St. Louis and Sacramento, Calif.
Kansas running back James Sims, center, avoids a tackle as he charges up-field against the Georgia Tech defense. Sims rushed for 101 yards in his collegiate debut Saturday, helping KU stun the Yellow Jackets, 28-25, at Memorial Stadium.
James Sims was a popular attraction for fans after the Jayhawks’ victory Saturday.
The United States’ Kevin Durant, facing at right, and Russel Westbrook celebrate after winning the final of the World Basketball Championship against Turkey on Sunday in Istanbul.
Kim Fletcher is youth services coordinator at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
Hobbs Inc. clothing for the Douglas County Medical Alliance fashion benefit include this plaid ruffle “Friday” skirt by Vivienne Westwood “Anglomania” with a black V-neck T-shirt.
Three individuals involved in the Kaw Valley Soccer Association bring a variety of international experience to the Lawrence soccer scene. Representing three different continents, from left, are Riny de Boer, registrar and head coach of Kaw Valley Girls and All Girls academy director, who grew up in The Netherlands; Oumar Seck, coach of the Under-13 and Under-14 year-old boys, who spent his youth in Senegal, and Mauro Nobre, director of the organization’s premier division and administrative manager of the Club League, who was born in Brazil.
Joan Stukus, assistant manager for Chico’s, 643 Mass., pairs a cotton shirt with layered platinum jewelry and slim leg black denims.
Michele Longhurst models a pink T-shirt layered over a grey racer-back tank and a slouchy black jacket. She is also wearing skinny jeans which can be worn with flats in the summer and boots in the fall, from Eccentricity, 716 Mass.
Sarah Mathews models a royal blue jacket over a blouse with black slacks and Mary Jane-style shoes from Weaver’s, 901 Mass.