Band Day march: Third grade Brownie Girl Scouts from Quail Run School get ready to march in the Sept. 10 KU Band Day Parade. Back row, from left, are Emily Bial, Ryan Brown, Lindsey Hefty, Alyssa Hoffman and Katherine Fischer; and front row, Ashton Weeks, Emily Zeller, Nina Jaramillo, Sydney Delfelder, Liliana Jackson-Rosen and Alex Brown. Laine Delfelder submitted the photo.
Lawrence resident Kara Laning, left, gets some help from Ranita Wilks, right, who is an independent living skills specialist at Independence Inc. Laning was taking a cooking class Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at Independence Inc, 2001 Haskell Ave. Laning said she learned to cook healthier through a program called Living Well. The program is among a dozen that come out of the Kansas University’s Research and Training Center on Independent Living each year. Wilks is involved in another program that's working to increase health care access for people with disabilities.
THREE-YEAR-OLD LUKAS STEAR perches on a fire hydrant as his mother, Olivia Stear, holds her younger son, Thomas, 18 months, as she waits for Lukas to catch up on their “adventure walk” Wednesday in Old West Lawrence.
Alison Shutt, of Eudora, stands in front of a map of a Kansas Department of Transportation pilot project to install a cable median barrier at two stretches along Kansas Highway 10 near Eudora and in Johnson County. Shutt and hundreds of people in "Cables for Cainan" had urged KDOT to install cable median barriers after her son, Cainan, 5, was killed in an April 16 cross-median crash that resulted in a double fatality near Eudora.
Alison Shutt, of Eudora, holds her daughter Courtlynn after the Kansas Department of Transportation in Eudora Wednesday announced plans to install a cable median barrier on Kansas Highway 10 near the spot where Shutt's son, Cainan, died in an April 16 crash. Courtlynn was also injured in the accident and has recovered from a broken neck.
Lawrence resident Sam Groth signs a pledge to avoid drinking bottled water after taking a taste test to distinguish bottled water from tap on Wednesday at the corner of Ninth and Mass streets. Representatives from Think Outside the Bottle spent part of the afternoon talking with local residents about their drinking choices.
The Kansas Department of Transportation will install cable median barriers along two two-mile stretches of Kansas Highway 10 east of Lawrence, including a section where 5-year-old Cainan Shutt of Eudora died in April. A white cross for Ryan Pittman, 24, also killed in that crash, sits next to the highway.
Rep. Barbara Ballard, D-Lawrence, left, addresses a question from the audience during a legislative forum Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at the Lawrence Senior Center. Other legislators in attendance from left were: TerriLois Gregory, Tom Sloan, William Prescott, Marci Francisco, Paul Davis, Ann Mah and Tom Holland.