Julia Ruddy, a 7-year-old from Lawrence, is acting in her first movie, "Kick Me," which being filmed in the Kansas City and Lawrence area. Julia plays the main character's daughter in the film about a mild-mannered high-school guidance counselor who reaches out to a troubled kid and ends up running for his life.
Sidney Ashton Garrett, who served as CEO of the local manufacturing company Brown Cargo Van Inc., died last summer at 65 after a brief fight against renal cancer. She left a trust fund worth nearly $904,000.
Rocco Landesman, National Endowment for the Arts Chairman, left, takes a tour of the Lawrence Arts Center with director Susan Tate. After the tour, Landesman met with members of the LAC staff and area arts supporters as part of his nationwide Art Works tour.
Young Kansas fans from Omaha, Hunter Thyfault, 5, right, Peter Crane, 11, and Dylan Thyfault, 11, anxiously await the arrival of the Jayhawks for practice at Century Link Center in Omaha on Thursday, March 15, 2012.