Chris Rairdon, left, and Tim Copp, repeatedly sand down the fiberglass form of the John Brown Jayhawk during construction of the piece in 2002 by sculptor Jim Brothers.
At right an early form of the John Brown Hawk takes shape in the studio of sculptor Jim Brothers. At left are clay figures Brothers is sculpting that will be added to his pieces already on site at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia where he is the principal sculptor.
Melissa, left, and Megan Little helped Lawrence High win its only
home swim meet of the season. The Little sisters figured in 140
points as the Lions won a five-team meet Tuesday at Knox
Lawrence High's Jenni Morrell, left, misses the tag on Olathe
East's Sara Kames. The Hawks swept the Lions on Tuesday at Holcom.
Lawrence High's Kyle McManness prepares to throw to first after
snagging a ground ball. The Lions beat Olathe East, 5-2, on Tuesday
at Ice Field.
Focaccia is the bread base for fresh mozzarella, asparagus and
roasted red bell peppers.
When choosing asparagus, look for bright green spears with tightly
closed, compact tips. Thicker spears are just as tender as thinner
British Royal Marines prepare to board a helicopter at Bagram air
base before their first operational insertion into the mountains of
Afghanistan. They were photographed on their mission Saturday.
This engraving of St. Bernardine was recently acquired by the
National Gallery of Art in Washington. It is the oldest known
example of a portrait made for wide distribution. St. Bernardine is
shown holding a symbol of the triumph of Christianity over the gods
of ancient Rome.
Robert Urich, an Emmy-winning actor best known for his starring
roles in "Vegas" and "Spenser: For Hire," has died. He was 55.
Union CARPENTERS Todd Harvey, left, and Kim Kinder, both of Topeka,
picket in front of B.A. Green Construction Co. The union has been
unable to reach a contract agreement with area construction
Caryn Goldberg, spokesperson for the Franklin-Douglas Counties
Coalition of Concerned Citizens, is among those worried about
what's in store for the future of U.S. Highway 59.
Four West Junior High eighth-graders have had their haiku poetry
published in a handmade book titled "Kaw Valley Haiku." Pictured at
WJHS are, from left, Karl McDonald, Hannah Zingre, Patrick Green
and Emma Brooke. The books were made by Tim and Jenny O'Brien of
Smoke blankets the Church of the Nativity, center, and a flare
falls over Manger Square compound as heavy gunfire breaks out
during an Israeli military operation in Bethlehem. Palestinians
inside the church have been in a standoff with Israeli troops since