Boston's Tony Battie (4) slams a dunk over Denver's Raef LaFrentz,
left. The Celtics defeated the Nuggets, 95-80, Wednesday night in
Florida quarterback Rex Grossman has been named the Associated
Press' college football player of the year.
New KU football coach Mark Mangino fields a question from the media
as athletics director Al Bohl, background, looks on during
Tuesday's press conference at Parrott Athletic Center.
A tractor-trailer is wedged in a creek bed between the West
Lawrence and Lecompton interchanges on the Kansas Turnpike. The
truck crashed about noon Wednesday. The driver was not seriously
Ann Evans, director of the Lawrence Arts Center, left, gives a tour
of the new arts center under construction in the 900 block of New
Hampshire Street. Joining Evans on Wednesday afternoon were arts
center preschool teachers Linda Reimond, center, and Chris Hotvedt.
KAREN SHUMATE, vice president for quality services at Lawrence
Memorial Hospital, says the hospital's premiums for property
insurance are expected to rise as much as 400 percent Jan. 1.
Jake Zacharias, 14, was out of school early and used the sunny,
64-degree temperature to enjoy a little skateboarding on his way
home. Wednesday's high topped out at 73, a Lawrence record for the
date. Temperatures are expected to drop toward the weekend. Turn to
page 8B for today's complete forecast.
Patti Van Slyke, left, Teri Walton, center, and Cecilia Yager play
amateur singers heading for Nashville in Topeka Civic Theatre's
"Honky Tonk Angels."
Terry Hancock, left, Mollie Weaver, center, and Lupe Munoz comprise
the percussion-heavy ensemble "Sticks of Thunder."
Robert Sean Leonard stars as a low-budget filmmaker who is tricked
into incriminating himself concerning his relationship with an old
girlfriend in director Richard Linklater's "Tape."
George Clooney, far left, heads a group of criminals (from left,
Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Elliott Gould and Don Cheadle) who seek to
rob three casinos in "Ocean's Eleven."
Appleseed Cast guitarist Aaron Pillar
Approach's long-delayed second effort "Ultra-Proteus" is due for
release next spring.