Kansas forwards from left, Landen Lucas, Perry Ellis and Hunter Mickelson, run through pre-game drills before the Jayhawks and the Lafayette Leopards game Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 at Allen Fieldhouse.
Against a background of snow, a male and female cardinal rest in a forsythia bush, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in East Lawrence.
Snow accumulates on a branch at 11th and Massachusetts streets just before 7 a.m. today.
Heather Lee, an English as Second Language (ESL) teacher at Lawrence High School, right, laughs with her parents, Karen and Michael Johanning, at left, after Lee was recognized Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, as the Dedication to Education Award winner by the Lawrence Schools Foundation and Superintendent Rick Doll.
A father and his daughter watch as Santa is rescued from the top of Weaver's Department Store by the Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Department in this Journal-World file photo from 2013.
Pachamamas, 800 New Hampshire St.
Pachamamas Restaurant at 800 New Hampshire St.
Sports Pavilion Lawrence at Rock Chalk Park
Penelopee Napp, 4, shops for toys with her mother, Felicia Napp, at the Salvation Army's Christmas Joy Shop, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. The Joy Shop continues Friday for families who have signed up through the Salvation Army. According to Salvation Army officer Marisa McCluer, 115 families in Douglas County participated in the seasonal program which assists families with gifts for children and families.
Over 50 people held an organized "Die-In" in front of U.S. Bank at 900 Massachusetts St, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. The protest, which began with the naming of victims of police violence, was held for four minutes, approximately the time it took for Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy, to receive first aid after being shot by police, Nov. 22, 2014, in Cleveland.
Kansas University chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little announces a $58 million gift from the estate of late Kansas University alumni Madison “Al” and Lila Self, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014.
At an all-school assembly at Prairie Park Elementary Monday, art teacher Darin Fischer was named the 2014-15 Lawrence Master Teacher. At right is his daughter Aubrey Fischer, 12.
David Beaty is introduced as Kansas University football coach, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014.
Stephen Goddard, associate director and senior curator at the Spencer Museum of Art, views a small series of paintings from this year's donation made by Eric Gustav Carlson of more than 3,000 works from the World War I era. Goddard plans to exhibit these works in small series at the Spencer during the next few years as Kansas University faculty develop World War I curriculums.
Although a little on the small size, Glorian Watson, 11, of McLouth, liked the fashionable style of a red coat she tried on during the Share the Warmth coat distribution at the I-70 Business Center, Suite 104, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. Scotch Cleaners, The Salvation Army of Lawrence and volunteers are helping distribute around 3,000 coats for the 28th annual coat drive. Watson ended up with a warm purple coat that fit her well. Distribution continues until 4 p.m. Thursday and concludes Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.
Kansas receiver Trent Smiley, left, and tight end Ben Johnson, celebrate Smiley's second-half touchdown catch during the Jayhawks' 51-13 loss to Kansas State, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Manhattan. From photographer Mike Yoder: "This touchdown catch happened right in front of me, and at the last second I changed cameras to shoot with a wide-angle lens. I didn't have time to put the camera to my eye, so I approximated my framing, shot from my chest and hoped the wide view of my lens would catch the celebration. Although a little soft on the focus and without a straight horizon line, I liked the gestures of the players and the important inclusion of the referee signaling the TD."
Kansas quarterback Michael Cummings is tackled by Wildcat linebacker Dakorey Johnson in the first half of the Jayhawks' game against Kansas State, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Manhattan. From photographer Mike Yoder: "I took advantage of photographing some of the KU-KSU football game from the camera deck on top of the stadium press box, using a telephoto lens with an approximate 600mm reach."
Kansas University interim head football coach, Clint Bowen, watches the Jayhawks during pre-game drills prior to the Jayhawks game against the Kansas State Wildcats Saturday in Manhattan.
A large crowd gathers at 9th and Massachusetts Friday, to wait for the arrival of Santa. Santa was rescued from the top of Weaver’s Department store by the a Lawrence-Douglas County Fire-Medical Department ladder truck.