Kelly Elsten has been arguing with the city over late fees on her utility bill. She was charged more than $40 in late fees over the last three years without realizing it. The city’s utility bills don’t have a charge that says late fee; instead, it is called an “adjustment.” Plus, she says her payments haven’t been late. Elsten is pictured in her home with her son Jack, 6.
John Earnshaw guides a truck while moving the Shawnee Town barn in December. The barn is a fraction of the size of many structures he’s moved over the years.
At left Valerie Fittell, secretary of the Over the Rainbow Doll Club, assists Brownie troop scout Julia Rossillon, 8, Lawrence, in threading a needle and make a scarf for Julia's doll. The doll club hosted the event for the scouts to help them earn a badge Saturday, at the Lawrence Public Library. The girls each visited three stations where they learned about the care and cleaning, saw a museum collection of historic dolls and created scarves for their own dolls.
A girl scout Brownie troop from St. John's learns how to care for and maintain their dolls during an event hosted by the Over the Rainbow Doll Club on Saturday at the Lawrence Public Library. Girl Scouts Brownie Troops from St. John’s and Wakarusa Valley schools participated in the event to earn a badge. They visited three stations where they learned about care and cleaning, saw a museum collection of historic dolls and made scarves for their own dolls.
An antique china-head doll was on display at an event hosted by the Over the Rainbow Doll Club on Saturday, at the Lawrence Public Library.
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.
Rafe Brown, curator of herpetology at the Natural History Museum, holds a new species of lizard that he and his team discovered during a recent trip the Philippines. The lizard, which is hard to catch and can only be captured at night, will be added to KU's collection of 330,000 specimens.
Working in sync, John Earnshaw and Joe Dickerson Sr. pump the jacks beneath the barn to lift it enough that the truck can drive out from underneath it. After setting up slidesticks -- a pair of steel beams positioned perpendicular to the ones the barn is resting on -- the men will coat them with Ivory bar soap and slide the barn over its new foundation. The final step is lowering it, accomplished with jacks and cribbing blocks just like the lifting process.
Kansas forward Thomas Robinson gets airborne for a flying bump from the Morris brothers Markieff (21) and Marcus during a timeout against Kansas State during the second half on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011 at Allen Fieldhouse.
Kansas fans reach out to forward Thomas Robinson as he leaves the court following the Jayhawks' 90-66 win over Kansas State during the second half on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011 at Allen Fieldhouse. Robinson scored 17 points in his return to the Fieldhouse after Thursday's funeral for his mother, Lisa Robinson, who died last Friday of a heart attack.
Free State junior Lynn Robinson (14) tries to drive past Blue Valley senior Aerial Smith during Free State’s 60-45 loss in the championship game of the Firebird Winter Classic on Saturday at FSHS.
Kansas guard Keena Mays goes up for a basket over Kansas State's Jalana Childs on Saturday, January 29, 2011 in Manhattan.
Kansas forward Thomas Robinson defends against a shot by Kansas State guard Jacob Pullen during the second half on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011 at Allen Fieldhouse. At left is KU guard Elijah Johnson and at right are KSU forward Jamar Samuels and KU forward Marcus Morris.
Former Kansas basketball star and Kansas native Wayne Simien watches as his No. 23 jersey is revealed on the south wall at Allen Fieldhouse during a halftime ceremony Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011.
Newly hired athletic director Sheahon Zenger and former athletic director Lew Perkins talk in the concourse prior to tipoff against Kansas State on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011 at Allen Fieldhouse.