Donna Roush and her son, Jared, 9, stand silent while holding anti-abortion placards Sunday near the intersection of 23rd and Iowa streets. The National Life Chain, which takes place annually on the first Sunday in October, brought 65 people to the corner for a 1 1/2 hour protest, organizer Joe Reitz said. The protests have been going on for the past two decades. The national movement invites churches to organize the events. Douglas County Kansans for Life and Kansas University Students for Life took part in the event.
Mike Garrett loads up some of his pumpkin harvest recently near Linwood. This year's harvest wasn't so good because of the hot, dry weather. Garrett said production was down, especially for giant pumpkins.
A 20-year-old Indiana woman suffered head injuries Tuesday afternoon in a rollover wreck on westbound Interstate 70 near Lecompton. Megan M. Hodgin, Indianapolis, was flown by air ambulance to University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, Kan. She was driving a 1998 Dodge sedan west at 3:23 p.m. when another driver who was speeding and driving erratically crashed a Nissan four-door into her car from behind and knocked it into a barrier wall, according to the Kansas Turnpike Authority. An 18-year-old passenger in Hodgin's vehicle, Maxwell E. Wright, was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital with an abrasion on his knee. Hodgin was wearing a seat belt, but a report does not indicate whether Wright was. The driver of the vehicle that collided with Hodgin's, 41-year-old Fernando O. Ochoa-Giron of Kansas City, Mo., was not seriously injured. An update on Hodgin's condition was not available Tuesday night.
Workers at Pine Family Farms lay nylon netting on some sod fields northeast of Lawrence. The crew took advantage of Tuesday afternoon's warm temperatures, which will help grass seed to germinate.
The Rev. John Schmeidler reaches down to greet a terrier named Oz before the blessing of the animals in the courtyard outside St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1229 Vt. Schmeidler and the Rev. Jerry Wintz blessed a variety of pets Wednesday as part of the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.
Dancers from the Bayanihan Philippine National Dance Company perform authentic Filipino steps at the Lied Center. The dance company, which was launched 50 years ago to preserve indigenous art and culture, is credited with awakening Filipinos to take pride in their cultural heritage. The performing arts center at Kansas University was transformed by Filipino music, dance, costumes and folklore on Friday.
Monica Wilks, 6, steals a hug from Eudora High School homecoming queen Christina Pyle as homecoming king David Westerhouse stands by. The pair were crowned Friday night during halftime of Eudora's game against Anderson County. The Cardinals won 40-14.
Snake charmer Khum Chaibuddee plants a kiss on a king cobra Saturday at Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum in Pattaya, Thailand. The Thai snake charmer kissed 19 highly poisonous king cobras in an attempt to set a world record Saturday. One by one, the cobras were released onto a stage set up in the Thai beach resort town, as the 45-year-old snake charmer kissed each and then moved onto the next.
Hillcrest School first-graders walk down Eighth Street during a field trip to Free State Studios, where they received a guided tour of 6News operations. The students spent the sunny morning hours Friday at the Lawrence Public Library and 6News during the field trip.
Pippi Simpson, 3, toils in the leaves with a small rake as her mother, Carol Masterson, mulches the front yard of their Lawrence home this week. The cooler temperatures provided extra time for some Lawrence residents to finish up yardwork left over from the weekend.
Veritas Christian School students Remington Eakin, 6, left, and Eli Knauf, 4, pretend to sail away on some giant pumpkins at Schaake's Pumpkin Patch east of Lawrence. Many students in Lawrence and throughout the area take field trips to the patch to pick out their perfect pumpkins.
As games go on around them and a stray ball comes their way, a group of children enjoy some snacks Thursday at the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence, which provides after-school programs. From left are Sage Bostwick, 8, Dakota Coble, 7, Abby Evans, 6, Shelby Shackelfort, 6, and Ayona Clemons, 6.
Veterinarians Mark Romain, left, and J.C. Burcham prep ''Cupid,'' an anesthetized swan, for surgery to remove an archer's arrow that pierced its wing. The injured swan was discovered last week swimming in a pond at a Johnson County subdivision. Animal control officers, including two divers, used bread to coax the bird to shore. The arrow had pierced the swan's right wing and traveled through the body, with the tip exiting the left wing. The swan was awake and moving after undergoing the 1 1/2-hour operation Monday at the Olathe Animal Hospital.
Three cranes rest among the reflections of fall colors Tuesday at Mined Lands Wildlife Area north of Frontenac.
Viewed through glowing orange leaves, Lawrence postal worker Bruce Eggers delivers the mail Wednesday as he heads north on Connecticut Street.
Dave Anderson, artist and owner at Globe Art Glass in Overbrook, creates a stained glass design at his store. Anderson designs glass pieces of all sizes, and he also does restoration and repairs. His cat, Squeaker, likes to hang around the store and entertain customers.
Ruth Nichols, left, and Phyllis Broddle laugh as they sit in the cheering section during the second annual Wichita Assisted Living Senior Olympics on Wednesday at Wichita State University's Heskett Cente. Events at the senior olympics included the "chicken flip," an assisted pedestrian obstacle course and a wheelchair/motorized scooter race.
Tino Soliz Jr. consults his map at a checkpoint while visiting Cox Farms Corn Maze with his Lewis Open Magnet Elementary schoolmates Friday in Wichita.
YMCA league player Logan Hall, No. 78, shaves a patch of hair off Hutch Blue Dawgs 5 coach Bob Hiatt as his teammates line up for their turn on Tuesday in Hutchinson. Going into the final game of the regular season, the Blue Dawgs were winless and without a touchdown. As an incentive, the coaches promised to shave their heads if the team scored two touchdowns. The Blue Dawgs won their game 14-13.
Artists from Van Go Mobile Arts Jessica Douglas, foreground, and Melanie Bolden paint a 4 1/2-foot-tall by 23-foot-long mural on a concrete wall at Zarco 66, 1415 W. Sixth St. The mural, which depicts historical events in Lawrence and Kansas, is expected to be completed later this week. The artists worked on the mural Monday.
Lawrence Free State High School seniors Amanda Vervynck, left, and Mikel Ruder attempt to finish up a plate of six cupcakes faster than teams of faculty, juniors and sophomores. Ruder completed his eating challenge first, giving the senior team the victory. Free State celebrated its 10th anniversary Friday with the competition and a school assembly.
Central Junior High school students and other participants get a crowded start off the line at the school's annual Fun Run. The benefit run raises money for the school's Opportunity Central. Students had raised $12,918.18 as of Friday and hope to reach $16,000. The fund will support student scholarships and activities, and a percentage will be donated to the local Habitat for Humanity.
Sgt. Maj. Matthew Unger, right, and his son, Jeremy Unger, embrace Friday during services for their son and brother, Cpl. David Unger, at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery in Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Cpl. Unger was killed Oct. 18, in a Baghdad attack.
Manipuri dance instructor Suro Ibomcha leads a group of Kansas University students in classical Manipuri dance. Ibomcha, part of Ratan Thiyam's Chorus Repertory Theatre in "Nine Hills One Valley," which premiers tonight at 7:30 at the Lied Center at KU, led the class Tuesday in the Robinson Dance Studio. Manipuri is one of six important classical Indian dance traditions that is devotional and integrated into spiritual practice.
Donning a homemade costume of a monster from the children's book "Where the Wild Things Are," Michael Stubbs, a Free State High School senior, secures his head as he navigates the hallways. Stubbs and about 75 other art students participated in a Brown Bag Fashion Show on Tuesday, in which they made costumes of paper bags. "I didn't get much sleep last night," said Stubbs, who was up most of the night preparing his costume made of brown paper, glue and paint.