United Way's Wallace Galluzzi awards went to Katie Becker, left, of Douglas County CASA Inc., and McKenzie Brungardt, who volunteers for the American Red Cross. The awards were given during a Celebration of Volunteers luncheon at Carnegie Library Tuesday April 12, 2011.
Piano protégé: Lawrence High School sophomore Yoonji Seo won first place in the American Protégé International Music Talent Competition 2011. The competition is open to instrumentalists, vocalists, and traditional folk and jazz groups of all nationalities and countries. Seo won first place in the area contest, which entitled her to participate in the winners’ recital on March 12 in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Arla Jones submitted the photo.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach spoke on the economic and security effects of illegal immigration during the KU School of Business' annual J.A. Vickers Sr. and Robert F. Vickers Memorial Lecture Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at the Lied Center.
California state Senate Minority Leader Bob Dutton, R-Rancho Cucamonga, left, talks with Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, as the Senate debates Gov. Jerry Brown's budget package at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, March 17, 201. Brown wants lawmakers to call a special election June 7 so voters can decide whether to extend increases in the sales, personal income and vehicle taxes enacted two years ago. He also has proposed deep spending cuts to close the nearly $27 billion shortfall. Those cuts account for most of the $14 billion lawmakers shaved off the deficit last week.
Ruff House Art, a local Lawrence company, takes discarded cast iron clawfoot bathtubs and turns them into chic couches. The company is competing in The Green is Universal Contest.
An early flight Tuesday morning, April 12, 2011, shows construction of a new bridge at the east edge of the Lawrence Turnpike service area.