From left, Peter Kleinhenz, from Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon, holding a rough green snake and Stephen Ressel, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine, holding a king snake, visit at a Kansas non-venomous reptile and amphibian species live animal exhibition Thursday, July 30, 2015 at the Oread Hotel. The exhibition is part of the activities of an international herpetology conference in Lawrence that kicked off Thursday and involves about 600 herpetologist educators and students in seminars, multimedia presentations, educational public events and the live animal exhibition.
Eighty-pound EmmaKate Lang, 10, a Palmyra 4-H Club member, leads her 1460 pound steer Hank around the livestock pen at the Douglas County Fair Thursday July 30, 2015. Lang, followed by her father Brian Lang, Baldwin City, was practicing for Friday's market beef competition.
Cousins Gunner Robson, 2, left, and Kamden Robson, 3, both of Lawrence, experience their first ride on a roller-coaster Wednesday at the Douglas County Fair.
Fair attendees sample food prepared by chefs at the Chefs Challenge at the Douglas County Fair Wednesday. Three Lawrence chefs showcased a unique but easy-to-follow way of preparing the featured locally grown vegetable, eggplant. Chefs include Brad Brown, Bird Dog Bar at The Oread; Simon Bates, The Burger Stand at the Casbah; and Vaughn Good, Hank Charcuterie.
Chef Simon Bates of the Burger Stand at the Casbah delivers his eggplant and lamb meatloaf to the judges during the Chefs Challenge on Wednesday at the Douglas County Fair. Bates won the contest that also featured eggplant dishes made by chefs Brad Brown of Bird Dog Bar at The Oread and Vaughn Good of Hank Charcuterie.
Chloe Neufeld, a Palmyra 4-H Club member poses with her goat Phil at the Douglas County Fair Wednesday, July 29, 2015.
It was tight quarters for Kara Bradley, 16, and Eudora 4-H Club member Alexis Leonard, 15, as the two sat with Leonard's cow Ace, who was pushing into Leonard for some attention Wednesday in the cattle barn at the Douglas County Fair. Leonard competes with Ace Friday in the 4-H beef show.
Workers install a new sidewalk railing with "Rock Chalk Jayhawk" lettering on the Irving Hill Drive overpass across Iowa Street, Tuesday, July 28, 2015. The south side will have the famous KU cheer while the north side will read "University of Kansas."
Shiori Shibasaki, left, and Momoka Ito, both from Hiratsuka, Japan, look over Kansas City Royals T-shirts at the Kansas Sampler store, 921 Massachusetts St., Monday, July 27, 2015, while shopping downtown. A group of 20 students arrived in Lawrence Friday, July 24, for an exchange visit with the Lawrence Sister Cities program and were staying with members of the Lawrence Sister Cities and the Friends of Hiratsuka program until Aug. 1. The exchange occurs each summer and the students range from 7th to 12 grade.
Nine of a group of 20 students from Lawrence's Sister City Hiratsuka, Japan, are photographed downtown Monday, July 27, 2015, while they shop and explore Massachusetts Street. The students arrived in Lawrence Friday, July 24, for an exchange visit with the Lawrence Sister Cities program and were staying with members of the Lawrence Sister Cities and the Friends of Hiratsuka program until Aug. 1. The exchange occurs each summer and the students range from 7th to 12 grade.
From left Kansas coach Bill Self, Ronnie Chalmers, father of Mario Chalmers and Mario's sister Roneka Chalmers attend the Annual Mario V. Chalmers Foundation Golf Tournament Monday at Alvamar Country Club.
Ray Petty, Kansas coordinator of the Great Plains ADA Center, speaks at an Americans with Disabilities Act 25th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday at the Lawrence Public Library.
Lawrence High School athlete Jacob Rajewski (12) a member of the Kansas Cagers and one of 5 LHS players on the team competes in action Thursday during the Sunflower Showcase at the Sports Pavilion Lawrence.
Lawrence High School athlete Trey Quartlebaum (2) a member of the Kansas Cagers and one of 5 LHS players on the team competes in action Thursday during the Sunflower Showcase at the Sports Pavilion Lawrence.
Andrew Pupanek, Altoona, left, and Justin Chard, Humboldt, stand outside the U.S. Airforce and Marine Corps recruiting center offices at 23rd and Louisiana Wednesday, July 22, armed with their AR-15 rifles. They drove to Lawrence to show their support and offer protection for the recruiting center in response to last weeks killings at a recruitment center in Chattanooga, TN.
Miami Heat and former KU basketball player Mario Chalmers works with youth at his basketball camp Monday, July 20, at the Sports Pavilion Lawrence.
Miami Heat and former KU basketball player Mario Chalmers, standing at center, joins in for a group photo at his basketball camp Monday, July 20, at the Sports Pavilion Lawrence.
I quickly composed another photograph and this time said “1, 2, 3...kimchi!” That did the trick, bringing on the smiles and a much more appealing photograph that better represented our shared experience.
After a meal shared with a group of South Korean men, I wanted to capture the memory in a photograph. As I framed my photograph I witnessed solemn expressions instead of the smiling ones I had experienced during our meal.
Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) sinks a free-throw in double overtime in a Team USA 84-77 double-overtime win against Germany Monday, July 13, at the World University Games in South Korea.