From left in foreground Alejandro Lule, and Subarna Bhattachan, of Zen Zero, begin grilling food Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, during the Chef's Challenge at the Douglas County Fair. Chefs from three Lawrence restaurants, including Free State Brewery and Pachamamas, competed in the event using locally-grown produce. In background at far left is Pachamama chef Ken Baker and at right is Hal Beckerman, kitchen manager at Free State Brewery.
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011 in New York. The Dow plunged nearly 513 points Thursday, its biggest point decline since Oct. 22, 2008.
Chris Redman has been appointed as the new Haskell Indian Nations University president.
Members of the offensive line, Trevor Marrongelli, 69, Riley Spencer, 79, Jeff Spikes and Tanner Hawkinson, 72, converse during a break in workouts on the first day of practice, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011.
Street musician Heidi Kole is touring with director Justin Michael Morales in support of the street-performance documentary "Busking the System," which stops off in Lawrence from Aug. 19-21.
Street performers like Shakerleg are highlighted in "Busking The System," a documentary making a three-day stop in downtown Lawrence.