Joe Baisa, of St. Louis, pulls his canoe out of the Kansas River on Saturday afternoon. Baisa was one of nearly 200 paddlers who participated in the first ever Kawnivore 100, a 100-mile race down the river.
JoAnne Cook leans over to get a kiss from her daughter Katherine after the 8-year-old told her mom that she loved her Thursday, July 21, 2011. In February 2008, Katherine was shot in the head while playing in the backyard of her Linwood home. The bullet remains lodged in her head and will not be removed because of the potentially more harmful risks of the procedure.
Roxy, a yellow lab, catches some rest at the feet of her owner, Daisy Johnson, Lecompton, before competition Saturday, July 23, 2011.
Spencer Scott chips the ball onto the green during the Lawrence Amateur Golf Association city tournament Saturday, July 23, 2011 at Eagle Bend golf course.
Concerned residents, including state Sen. Marci Francisco, D-Lawrence, right, huddle together in a breakout group discussion during a public meeting on Saturday regarding the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitative Service’s closure of the Lawrence office. Local leaders and residents expressed their concerns and discussed their ideas for how assistance could be provided and needs could be met in the future.