Activist Angela Davis speaks to those gathered for her lecture, “Feminism and Activism,” Tuesday at Budig Hall on the Kansas University campus. Davis touched on her personal history of activism, her stance as a prison abolitionist, what she sees as present-day threats to reproductive rights and “both how far we have come and how far we have not come” as a culture and nation on issues of women’s rights.
Artificial turf is made of a plastic-like material that allows water to drain into the ground. Lawrence city commissioners went against a staff recommendation and agreed on Tuesday to “grandfather in” more than 20,000 square feet of artificial turf that was installed contrary to city code at a west Lawrence apartment complex. On a 4-1 vote, city commissioners said a development group led by Lawrence businessman Thomas Fritzel could keep the synthetic turf that was installed at the Tuckaway Apartments at Frontier, which is near Sixth and Frontier.
Six-year-old Jackson Green, right, and LHS sophomore Katie Lomshek strike a pose at the end of the Little Lions’ dance routine during halftime of Lawrence High’s game against Shawnee Mission West Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at LHS.
Dole Institute director Bill Lacy, left, listens as former Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty speaks Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 at the Dole Institute of Politics.
Cancer survivor and rural Lawrence resident Lorraine Rowe, left, shares a smile with Julie Tuley, a registered nurse and clinical director of the oncology unit at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. "I don't have to sit in your chair anymore," said Rowe to Tuley, who administered chemotherapy treatments to Rowe as she fought breast cancer. Rowe and her husband Stan, stopped by LMH to deliver cookies to members of the staff as she celebrated her five-year anniversary of being cancer free on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012.