Gary Toebben, center, current president and CEO of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and former president of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, is welcomed by Sherry, left, and Carol Schaub, of Lawrence, at the Holiday Inn Lawrence on Friday for the annual Chamber of Commerce meeting.
The look of a Kansas farmstead has been much the same over the years with a stubble field in snow and farm buildings in the distance, like this farm north of Lawrence off N. 1800 and E. 1150 roads. The snow will melt and the covered winter fields will yield once again to spring plants pushing up to the sky, and the cycle of life will continue like it has since Kansas became a state 150 years ago.
Former KU student Adam Lloyd Shepard will face first-degree murder charges in the hit-and-run death of former Lawrence resident Spencer Schott in Jacksonville Beach.
Darrell Elliott is project coordinator for the Kansas Senior Medicare Patrol program.
Four trumpeter swans enjoy the warm weather east of Lawrence on Friday. The trumpeter is among the largest of native North American birds and is the largest waterfowl.
Former Kansas Athletics Inc. consultant Thomas Ray Blubaugh arrives at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Wichita Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, to plead guilty on a charge of conspiring to commit wire fraud. Blubaugh was sentenced to 46 months of prison for his role in the tickets scheme, which prosecutors say cost Kansas Athletics $2 million.
Rafe Brown, curator of herpetology at the Natural History Museum, recently came back from the Philippines with several new specimens, some new species. The specimens will become part of the Biodiversity Institute's collection of amphibians and reptiles, which is the fourth largest in the world.
Kennedy School student Mikey Gregorio belts out the lyrics to "I'm a Jayhawk" as he and other students in Jill Anderson's class make their rounds performing Kansas University and Kansas State University songs and chants for other classes Friday, Jan. 28, 2011.