Star Shots: Best photos of Sept. 6, 2014

Star Shots: Best photos of Sept. 6, 2014 #157

Neil Davidson of Parkville wore a top hat in his role as Meriweather Lewis of Lewis and Clark fame on Saturday during a float on the Missouri River that was part of Platte County’s yearlong 175th anniversary celebration. A regatta of 70 boats, kayaks, and canoes began in Farley and paddled to Parkville. | David Eulitt/The Kansas City Star

A regatta of 70 boats, kayaks, and canoes began in Farley and paddled to the Platte Landing Park boat ramp in Parkville on Saturday. It was part of Platte County’s yearlong 175th anniversary celebration. | David Eulitt/The Kansas City Star

Roberta Vogel-Leutung, left, and Jill Erickson, right, both of Kansas City, Mo. turned their canoe towards the boat ramp at Platte Landing Park on Saturday during a float on the Missouri River that was part of Platte County’s yearlong 175th anniversary celebration. A regatta of 70 boats, kayaks, and canoes began in Farley and paddled to Parkville. | David Eulitt/The Kansas City Star

Tenley Hansen (left) with the band Shortleaf, played guitar with fiddle player Michael Fraser on the banks of the Missouri River at Platte Landing Park. | David Eulitt/The Kansas City Star

“Olive Oyl,” played by Emily Robison (left) and Jeff Benes as “Popeye,” helped add mushrooms to a giant spinach salad with Sharon Hammontree of the Lenexa Historical Society on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 at the annual Lenexa Spinach Festival. Proceeds from the giant salad go to the Lenexa Historical Society. In the 1930’s, Lenexa was hailed as the “Spinach Capital of the World.” | David Eulitt/The Kansas City Star

Billy Kittle of Olathe, dressed as Superman, used his phone to process an order from his booth “Bros B4 Bows,” a company specializing in boys’ accessories and adventure making. He was at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park in Lenexa on Saturday during the annual Lenexa Spinach Festival. | David Eulitt/The Kansas City Star

Gavin Bray, 9, of Lenexa, drove a nail into a wood block at the Home Depot Workshop ar the annual Lenexa Spinach Festival. | David Eulitt/The Kansas City Star

Tim Fink of Lenexa kissed his 9-month-old daughter, Lucy, after she won the Swee’Pea Baby Crawling Contest finals on Saturday at the Lenexa Spinach Festival. | David Eulitt/The Kansas City Star

Faith O’Hara, 4, of Lenexa, helped hold a cane pole fishing rod with her mother, Lisa O’Hara, in the Lenexa Rose’s Pond at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park during the Lenexa Spinach Festival. | David Eulitt/The Kansas City Star

Sharon Hammontree, right, with the Lenexa Historical Society, helped distribute dishes of spinach salad at the Lenexa Spinach Festival. Proceeds from the giant salad go to the Lenexa Historical Society. In the 1930’s, Lenexa was hailed as the “Spinach Capital of the World.” | David Eulitt/The Kansas City Star

Youngsters with the dance troupe El Grupo Atotonilco performed on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at The Latina Festival in the Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St. | ROY INMAN/Special to the Star

The classic folk dance troupe El Grupo Atotonilco presented four lively numbers for a large audience on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at The Latina Festival in the Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St. Juan Carlos Chaurand and Whitney Boyd are the couple in the foreground. | ROY INMAN/Special to the Star

Puppeteer and ventriloquist Jorge Forero played to a packed house on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at The Latina Festival in the Johnson County Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th. | ROY INMAN/Special to the Star

Annath Tapia, 2, got a Hello Kitty face painted on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, by Martha Alvarez at The Latina Festival, Johnson County Resource LIbrary, 9875 W. 87th St. | ROY INMAN/Special to the Star

Aurelio Chavez, aka, Zapaton got the crowd engaged at The Latina Festival in the Johnson County Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St. 090614. Magali Vallazza joined in the fun. | ROY INMAN/Special to the Star

Dale Whitten, Jr., a commercial painter in Holt, Mo., lost out on some of his wages by a now deceased contractor. | David Eulitt/The Kansas City Star

Joe Hudson is a representative for the Carpenters’ District Council of Greater Saint Louis and Vicinity. He was at a job site in Kansas City, Mo., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. | Keith Myers/The Kansas City Star

Marty Matthews with the Labor Management Fair Contracting Foundation documents a construction site on Johnson Drive in Mission on Thursday, Aug. 21. Matthews gathers information to help ensure that workers are receiving the prevailing wage set by state and federal guidelines. | ALLISON LONG/The Kansas City Star

Marty Matthews with the Labor Management Fair Contracting Foundation documents a construction site on Johnson Drive in Mission on Thursday, Aug. 21. Matthews gathers information to help ensure that workers are receiving the prevailing wage set by state and federal guidelines. | ALLISON LONG/The Kansas City Star

Marty Matthews with the Labor Management Fair Contracting Foundation documents a construction site on Johnson Drive in Mission on Thursday, Aug. 21. Matthews gathers information to help ensure that workers are receiving the prevailing wage set by state and federal guidelines. | ALLISON LONG/The Kansas City Star

Sarah Ortegon, left, and Sean Carlton participate in the Potato Dance competition during the 25th Annual Friendship Powwow at the Denver Art Museum in Denver on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. The event included representatives from Native American tribes around the country. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Brenden Neville) | Brenden Neville/AP

Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, left, answers a question while independent candidate Greg Orman listens during a debate at the Kansas State Fair Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Hutchinson, Kan. | Charlie Riedel/AP

Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, left, answers a question while independent candidate Greg Orman listens during a debate at the Kansas State Fair Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Hutchinson, Kan. | Charlie Riedel/AP

Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, left, listens while independent candidate Greg Orman answers a question during a debate at the Kansas State Fair Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Hutchinson, Kan. | Charlie Riedel/AP

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, left, answers a question while his Democratic challenger, Paul Davis, listens during their first debate, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Kan. The candidates laid out their positions on education, taxes, Medicaid expansion and renewable energy during the debate. | Charlie Riedel/AP

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, left, answers a question while his Democratic challenger, Paul Davis, listens during their first debate, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Kan. The candidates laid out their positions on education, taxes, Medicaid expansion and renewable energy during the debate. | Charlie Riedel/AP

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis answers questions during a debate with incumbent Republican Gov. Sam Brownback at the Kansas State Fair Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Hutchinson, Kan. | Charlie Riedel/AP

This combination of images made from video shows a girl plucking petals from a flower and a mushroom cloud from a nuclear explosion in a 1964 presidential campaign television commercial titled “Peace, Little Girl” and known as the “Daisy Spot” made by the Democratic National Committee for Lyndon B. Johnson in his race against former Sen. Barry Goldwater. September 7, is the 50th anniversary of the ad’s airing. Probably the most famous of all campaign commercials, the ad juxtaposed a little girl plucking the petals off of a flower with a countdown to a nuclear explosion in an attempt to characterize Goldwater as an extremist who couldn’t be trusted with America’s national security. It aired only once as a paid advertisement, but received far more attention in subsequent news reports. (AP Photo/Democratic National Committee) | Uncredited/AP

Volunteers appeal to community members for donation Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 at the Porterville Water Challenge on Olive Street in Porterville, Calif. Several locals started their own water challenges to help East Porterville area residents whose well went dry for months. (AP Photo/The Porterville Recorder, Chieko Hara) | Chieko Hara/AP

Holding up a water jug, Leslie Trejo asks for donations for the Porterville Water Challenge Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 on Olive Street in Porterville, Calif. Several locals started their own water challenges to help East Porterville area residents whose well went dry for months. (AP Photo/The Porterville Recorder, Chieko Hara) | Chieko Hara/AP

Skateboarders race down Pikes Peak Highway during the Pikes Peak Downhill practice rounds Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Cascade, Colo. Racers begin the course at an elevation above 11,000 feet and compete on 1.5 miles of winding road. (AP Photo/The Gazette, Stacie Scott) | STACIE SCOTT/AP

Skateboarders race down Pikes Peak Highway during the Pikes Peak Downhill practice rounds Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014,in Cascade, Colo. Racers begin the course at an elevation above 11,000 feet and compete on 1.5 miles of winding road in Sunday’s race. (AP Photo/The Gazette, Stacie Scott) | STACIE SCOTT/AP

Skateboarders race down Pikes Peak Highway during the Pikes Peak Downhill practice rounds on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Cascade, Colo. Racers begin the course at an elevation above 11,000 feet and compete on 1.5 miles of winding road. The race is Sunday. (AP Photo/The Gazette, Stacie Scott) | Stacie Scott/AP

Runners splash in the mud during the Trooper Challenge Mud Run in Saxapahaw, N.C., on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/The Times-News, Scott Muthersbaugh) | Scott Muthersbaugh/AP

Dancers perform in a parade that is part of the XXII National Andina Dance Competition’s opening ceremony in Nemocon, Colombia, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. Dancers compete for prize money in the annual competition. First place for a professional group can garner a little over 1,700 US dollars in prize money and about $900 for the top amateur group. | Fernando Vergara/AP

Visitors look at a Soviet-era Pobeda car on display in the GUM state department store in Moscow, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. An exhibition of Soviet-made automobiles produced in the 1930-70s has opened in the shopping mall in Red Square. | Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP

A soldier’s boot lies near a destroyed Ukrainian army tank near the village of Lebedynske, on the highway joining Mariupol and Novoazovsk, Ukraine, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. After four months of war, eastern Ukraine begins the first full day of an uncertain cease-fire. The truce agreement calls for an exchange of prisoners and establishment of humanitarian corridors, but how quickly those actions will begin is unclear. | Sergei Grits/AP

Kashmiri volunteers evacuate a child from a flooded area in Srinagar, India, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. Heavy monsoon rains have caused flash floods and landslides that left more than 100 people dead in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir and in eastern Pakistan, officials said Friday. | Dar Yasin/AP

A Hindu devotee holds up a child to get closer to an idol of elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesha in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. Ganesha Chaturthi, the ten-day festival dedicated to Ganesha, will culminate with the immersion of the idols in water bodies on Sept. 8. | Bernat Armangue/AP

Migrant workers cover themselves with plastic sheets to shield from the rain, as they camp on a highway after the area they were living in was inundated by floodwaters in Srinagar, India, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. Heavy monsoon rains have caused flash floods and landslides that left more than 100 people dead in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir and in eastern Pakistan, officials said Friday. | Dar Yasin/AP

A young fire breather marches in a parade as part of the XXII National Andina Dance Competition’s opening ceremony in Nemocon, Colombia, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. Forty dance groups from different parts of Colombia arrived in Nemocon, just north of Bogota, to take part in the two-day national dance competition. | Fernando Vergara/AP

A white stork feasts on a cricket it caught on the pitch, during the cricket One Day International final between South Africa and Australia in Harare, Zimbabwe, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 | Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP

Two elderly women look at a shop show case near Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. Celebrations marking the Day of Moscow were held in Red Square on Saturday. | Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP

Massachusetts linebacker John Robinson-Woodgett (42) tackles Colorado running back Tony Jones in the third quarter of an NCAA college football game in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. Colorado won 41-38. | Michael Dwyer/AP

Akron safety Bre’ Ford (23) intercepts a pass from Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg intended for Penn State wide receiver Geno Lewis (7) during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game in State College, Pa., Monday, Sept. 9, 2014. Ford returned the interception 50-yards. Penn State won 21-3. | Gene J. Puskar/AP

Washington quarterback Cyler Miles (10) dives into the end zone for a touchdown against Eastern Washington in the second half of an NCAA football game Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Seattle. Washington won 59-52. | Elaine Thompson/AP

Baylor wide receiver KD Cannon reaches up to grab a pass as Northwestern State cornerback Fred Thomas (23) defends in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Waco, Texas. Cannon sprinted to the end zone for at touchdown on a the play. | Tony Gutierrez/AP

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