Allison Duncan of Charlotte, N.C., is one of a growing number of
female race drivers. She earned her mechanical engineering degree
last December from Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, then decided to leave
her Northern California roots and head to North Carolina, home of
Gertrude Ederle swims the English channel back in 1926. She is now
94 and living in a New Jersey nursing home.
Atlanta's Wes Helms hammers a two-run homer. Helms had seven RBIs
in the Braves' 14-2 victory over the Brewers on Saturday in
Seattle's Dan Wilson, right, gives a high-five to teammate Carlos
Guillen. Wilson hit a three-run home run in the Mariners' 8-5 win
over the Indians on Saturday in Cleveland.
Boston's Paul Pierce this week became the richest former Kansas
basketball player in history, landing a six-year, $85 million deal.
Police say the gunman in Friday's shooting of passengers on a bus
at New York's Port Authority Terminal stopped when a mother plead
for her daughter's life. After the shooting, police presence was
heavy at the giant bus station.
Former Vice President Al Gore is ready to test the political waters
again, aides say. Gore, shown in this April file photo, plans to
help train and finance young Democratic activists who will work on
this year's elections, associates say. He also has accepted an
invitation to campaign for Jim McGreevey, Democratic candidate for
New Jersey governor.
After six months in office, President Bush is beginning a monthlong
working vacation. He was wearing sunglasses Saturday when he
boarded Air Force One because his pupils were dilated during a
Bob Uecker, left, and Christopher Hewett appear in scene from the
ABC comedy series "Mr. Belvedere." Hewett died Friday.
Terry Notary shares a moment with an orangutan named Anita at
Singapore Zoological Gardens in Singapore.
Terry Notary, ape coach to the performers of the Hollywood movie
"Planet of the Apes" mimics an ape at Singapore Zoological Gardens
in Singapore. Notary, who is in Singapore Saturday to promote the
movie, was charged with making Tim Burton's vision of a realistic
ape planet come alive.
Britain's Queen Mother Elizabeth receives a bouquet of flowers from
a youth wrapped in a Union Jack flag during the queen mum's 101st
birthday celebration. Thousands of Britons gathered to honor her
Saturday outside her residence.
A protester with a camouflage jacket covering his face boards a
fishing boat on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques. Several fishing
boats on Saturday entered the Navy exclusion zone protesting
military exercises on the island.
The remains of a car carrying Fatah activist Mohanned Abu Halaweh
which was hit by missiles, are in the West Bank town of Ramallah.
Abu Halaweh was injured, while Marwan Barghouti, the local
representative of Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement in Ramallah
travelling in another vehicle, narrowly escaped with his life
Saturday after two missiles were fired near their cars.
Nic Rebne chips during the Men's City Amateur Golf Tournament on
Saturday at Alvamar. Rebne shot a 75 to share the first-round lead
with Matt Bellemere. The final round will be today at Eagle Bend.
Maurice Greene waves to the crowd after finishing a first-round
heat in the 100 meters in the World Track and Field Championships
on Saturday in Edmonton, Alberta.
Peewee Rookstool, left, and Gary Beers work to repair Beers'
Farmall tractor, which was made around 1950. Rookstool and Beers
were among farmers who gathered south of Eudora Saturday to plow a
field with old tractors.
Burk Kitchen, and his dog, named Tori, have a new Lawrence park to
play in. An opening ceremony for Mutt Run, an off-leash dog park,
was Saturday. The park is located below the Clinton Dam at 1330 E.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, shakes hands with North
Korean leader Kim Jong Ii Saturday during their meeting in Moscow.
Kim signed a joint statement with the Russian President Vladimir
Putin terming his missile program "peaceful in nature" and opposing
U.S. plans for an anti-missile system to defend against countries
like the Stalinist North Korea.
United Methodist Youthville, one of the state's foster-care
contractors, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy six weeks ago. Court
documents and an investigation indicate the bankruptcy was
prompted, in part, by a $500,000 state payment due to Youthville
that, with the help of Lt. Gov. Gary Sherrer, instead went to a
Wichita social service agency.
Gloria Thelen, Shawnee, is upset that the Kansas Parole Board
released the man convicted of murdering her mother in 1977 in
Lawrence. The Parole Board says no one showed up to protest the
release at a hearing in April of 2000, but Thelen says she and
several other family members were there.
A male lamb and his mother play at the San Diego Zoo. The lamb is
one of two desert bighorn sheep born at the world-famous zoo.
The La Jolla section of San Diego offers beautiful beaches,
majestic ocean views and eye-catching rock formations.
Shirley Sogah hugs her grandson, Jeremy, at their home in Denver.
Sogah and her grandchildren are among a growing number of
households headed by grandparents.
This Victorian carved rosewood davenport desk was made about 1850.
The small top drawer is opened by a secret button. It sold for more
Maryam Zangeneh and her father, Mehrzad Alison, hold a portrait by
Alison called "Late Night." The painting shows a young Zangeneh
tired of practicing her piano.
Author Richard Russo, 52, is traveling across the United States to
promote his fifth novel, "Empire Falls."
Lawrence artist Brian Pyle has taught drawing courses at the
Lawrence Arts Center since 1998. Pyle's drawing "You First" is
featured in the Lawrence Arts Center Faculty Show on display
through August at the center.
Lawrence teen-ager Mike Atwell caught motorists cruising the 900
block of Massachusetts Street.
Carrie Murray, 27, Lawrence, snapped a photo of a man sitting in
front of a door at 933 1/2 Mass. Identities of the people in the
photos were not available.
Lawrence Armstrong, a 17-year-old from Tonganoxie, took this photo
of the setting sun from the corner of 10th and Massachusetts
Alicia Thomas, 27, Lawrence, took this photo of two local buskers
performing in the passageway next to the Antique Mall, 830 Mass.
Bryan Dillon, a Lawrence 16-year-old, worked the alleys to come up
with this shot. He got up close and personal with the back door of
Skin Illustrations, 740 Mass.
Carlisha Bell, 24, a Kansas University student from Wichita,
photographed a couple in front of Brown Bear Brewing Co., 729 Mass.
Brandon Englebrecht, Eudora, participates in the Peddle Tractor Pull at the Douglas County Free Fair. Englebrecht competed Saturday in the 5-year-old Division at the Judging Arena.
Stephanie Phillips, of Kansas City, Kan., exercises her sister's horse Tex at the Wyandotte County Fairgrounds in Kansas City, Kan. Phillips was warming up the horse Thursday to get it ready for riding competitions.