Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, right, answers questions from reporters about Boeing's decision to close its Wichita defense plant by the end of 2013, as state Commerce Secretary Pat George, left, watches, during a news conference, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan.
This mural in the alley between 716 and 718 Mass., called "The Guardian of the Arts," was organized by local artist Dave Loewenstein in 1993. Repairs on the wall recently covered up the mural, but Loewenstein and local business owner Clay Belcher are exploring options to possibly recreate the mural.
KU coach Bill Self greets fans exiting the Fieldhouse after the Jayhawks 67-49 win against Kansas State at Allen Fieldhouse, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012.
Olive Vorse, Topeka, celebrates her 104th birthday by watching Kansas take on Kansas State on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012 at Allen Fieldhouse.
An early morning fire in October 2005 at Boardwalk Apartments, 524 Frontier Road, killed three residents and left many homeless. Now, the apartments' former owners say their insurance company should have paid an additional $1 million in claims.