Bob Frotscher of Manhattan, foreground, takes aim during the
archery competition in Lawrences Sunflower State Games. The games
Clinton Township threw a picnic Saturday to thank its volunteer
firefighters and to celebrate the completion of a new fire station.
Lawrence's Neil Salkind, 53, powers through the water during the
200 free at the Sunflower State Games on Saturday at Robinson
Lawrences Ralph King, 69, swims the 100 breaststroke during the
Sunflower State Games on Saturday at Robinson Natatorium.
On a hot and muggy day earlier this month, Terry Bivins of Lebo
caught a bunch of wipers like this one at Pomona Lake.
A male painted bunting displays his colorful feathers. The bird is
not common in this part of the country, but some are now nesting
near Clinton Lake.
Area bird watchers, from left, Dave Williams, Lawrence, Dan Larson,
Topeka, and Dan Gish, Topeka, keep an eye out recently near Clinton
Lake for the elusive painted bunting.
Katie Sloan, 10, Lawrence, a member of the Lone Star 4-H Club is
congratulated by her mother, Polly Sloan, right, after Katie and
her horse, Susanna, won grand champion in the halter class at
Saturdays 4-H horse show at the Douglas County Free Fair. The fair
continues through Saturday. The open horse show is at 2 p.m. today.
Charlie Perry is dwarfed by the blades of his windmill as he climbs
the 80-foot tower Thursday at his home south of Lawrence. Perry
occasionally must ascend the tower to grease parts, inspect blades
or make adjustments to strings of holiday lights.
About a dozen Lawrence residents concerned with the progress of the
John Lowe hit-and-run murder case gathered Wednesday afternoon to
walk the alley where he was dragged to his death. Bowing their
heads in a prayer led by Dempsey Micco, left, are, from left,
Mariana Hinojosa, City Commissioner Mike Rundle, Terrance Savage
and Annette Thille White.
The Snake River, dividing Idaho on the right and Oregon on the
left, heads north through the steep canyon walls of Hells Canyon as
seen from Black Point, Idaho. The Snake River begins in Yellowstone
National Park, and meanders for 1,035 miles through Wyoming and
southern Idaho, then north to form the boundary between Idaho and
Oregon. Finally, it enters Washington and turns southwest to join
the Columbia River.
Zinnias grown from seed are an inexpensive and colorful addition to
One of Temple's experiments is to sterilize the soil around his
tomatoes. He's created a bed in which he rotates tomato crops. A
portion of the bed lays fallow and is covered by a sheet of
plastic, then soda pop containers and another layer of plastic. The
layering creates a solar-oven effect that sterilizes the soil for
next year's tomatoes.
Floyd Temple, former Kansas University baseball coach, trims some
hibiscus in his back yard. Temple took up gardening during his
retirement and is especially proud of the results his seed-starting
A ceramic worker in ChenLu, China, carves and assembles the pieces
that will make an olive-green, celadon-glazed teapot.
Judy Arnold, a nontraditional ceramics student at Kansas
University, recently returned from a five-week trip to China to
learn about the ceramics made there.
Cockatrice, an aluminum cast sculpture by Jiri Lonsky, reflects a
medieval mythical creature in the shape of a chicken.
Jiri Lonsky, an art student at Kansas University, poses with his
ceramic work titled Bird. Lonsky, a native of the Czech Republic
who came to the United States to study molecular biology, will open
his first solo exhibition Aug. 6 at Vibrations Studio, 928 Del.
A casino north of Lawrence would include slot machines, blackjack,
craps and other gaming activities. It would occupy part of 80 acres
currently used for farming.
Hiawatha's John-Wesley Miller, 13, does a dance as the ball knocks down the pins at the Sunflower State Games' bowling competition Saturday at Royal Crest Lanes.