Actor Chris Elliott plays a part in the new series "Cursed," which
airs at 7:30 p.m. today on NBC.
Kansas University coach Ray Bechard discusses strategy with his
players during a timeout in the first game of KU's match with Texas
A&M on Wednesday. The Aggies won, 15-10, 15-13, 15-12.
James Thomas Stevens, a poet who has taught literature, creative
writing and composition classes at Haskell since 1997, will receive
the Whiting Writers' Award of $35,000.
Fear has helped author R.L. Stine become one of the most popular
children's writers ever. The 87 volumes of his "Goosebumps" series,
also adapted into a television show, made his name synonymous with
scare among pre-teen readers. He has just released a new series,
"The Nightmare Room."
Dee Ketchum, chief of the Delaware Tribe of Indians, wants to build
a casino, hotel and convention center near Lawrence Municipal
Airport, a plan that has drawn opposition. "I wore my white hat
today because I come in peace," he said Wednesday, after meeting
with leaders of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce. "I want to be the
Kansas Republican Party leaders are campaigning for party
candidates around the state on their Kansas Victory Tour 2000. On
Wednesday, the tour kicked off in Ottawa. There, Ottawa resident
Bruce Osladil, left, talks politics with Secretary of State Ron
Thornburgh, second from left, while House Majority Leader Kent
Glasscock, second from right, visits with Juanita Zeek, Franklin
County treasurer. The tour continues through Friday, when it ends
at the Statehouse.
This piece of debris, found recently in a Rooks County farm field,
is a piece of space junk from a Russian rocket. Holding the space
junk is Doug Wereb, a former space science educator at the Kansas
Cosmosphere & Space Center in Hutchinson, who said the debris
is part of the fourth stage of a Russian proton rocket that was
launched Friday, Oct. 13 from Kazakstan.
Deannel Tacha, second from left, will become chief judge of the
U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Tacha, who maintains a Lawrence
office, has been a member of the court since being appointed in
1986 by former President Ronald Reagan.
In preparation for last year's flu season, Mark Larson, Lawrence,
receives a flu vaccination from Elaine Houston, immunization
coordinator for the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department. The
county has received a portion of the flu vaccines that it has
ordered for this year; high-risk groups will be given the shots
Engineers say The Bowersock Dam on the Kansas River just beneath
the Massachusetts Street Bridge is in need of $935,000 repair.
Failure of the dam would pose a threat to part of the city's water
Derek Jeter hits a triple for the Yankees during the fourth inning
of Game 4. The Yankees defeated the Mets, 3-2, Wednesday at Shea
Stadium in New York and took a 3-1 lead in the World Series.
Christopher Guest pampers his prize-winning bloodhound in the fake
documentary "Best In Show."
From left, Erica Leerhsen, Stephen Barker Turner, Tristen Skyler
and Jeff Donovan try to uncover many mysteries in "Book of Shadows:
Blair Witch 2."
"Cats and bats" cast members, clockwise from bottom left, Brenna
Daldorph, Sarah Cortese, Hannah Robinson, Hannah Kapp-Klote and
Lily Robinson rehearse their lines along with Sarah Robinson and
Taylor Worthington, middle.
Poe comes to grips with the ghosts of her past.
Billy Spears, Lawrence fiddle player, is celebrating his 70th
birthday and his career in a jamboree that will include both
present and past members of his seasoned bands. The concert starts
at 8 p.m. Saturday at Liberty Hall, 644 Mass.
Billy Spears is second fiddle to none.
Dar Williams seeks to be less "granola" on her latest release, "The
An honor quilt completed by members of the Sacred Hoop Project in Lawrence will be presented today to Nobel Peace Prize laureate Rigoberta Mench, of Guatemala, during a peace conference in Independence, Mo. The Sacred Hoop Project is an indigenous family violence prevention program. Julie Osborn, family services specialist with the Lawrence Housing Authority, 1600 Haskell Ave., is shown Wednesday with the quilt.
Elden Tefft, Lawrence, chips away at a huge piece of limestone in Burcham Park along the Kansas River. Tefft was adding details to his work "Keeper of our Universe" on Wednesday.
Heavy rains transform streets into lakes in Wichita. Storms passed through the area during the Wednesday morning rush hour, flooding low-lying areas.