Paul Haverstock, a freshman at Kansas University, is majoring in
classical languages, Latin and Greek. He also is a guard at the
Classics Museum in Lippincott Hall, which he says is the perfect
place to read his Latin text.
Nearly 3,000 people, including Kansas University students, wanting
to commemorate the anniversary of Sept. 11 gathered at the
Campanile Wednesday night to pay their respects to those who died
last year in the terrorist attacks.
George "Pete" Wallace and Wyona Chandlee were found slain in their
home at 1530 Learnard Ave. on July 10. Damien Lewis was accused of
the killings, charged with capital murder, the first in Douglas
County since the death penalty was reinstated in Kansas in 1994.
Democratic governor-elect Kathleen Sebelius celebrates her victory
in the November election with supporters at the Holidome in Topeka.
This year Kansas voters did something they hadn't done for nearly a
decade -- elect a Democrat as governor. Sebelius became the first
Democrat to hold the state's top office since Joan Finney by
beating GOP candidate Tim Shallenburger, 53 percent to 45 percent.
Doug Compton, owner of First Management Inc. watched the May 18
fire that destroyed a nearly finished 21 unit building at Chase
Court Apartments, 1942 Stewart Ave. Two occupied apartment
buildings were damaged in the blaze. A thick column of black smoke
and flames could be seen for miles. No one was injured.
A winter landscape of sun-struck ice reached as far as the eye
could see as a KU student began a long climb to campus up 14th
Street in January. Inclement weather forced school closings on KU's
campus for only the ninth time in 30 years, when up to five inches
of sleet and snow fell in Lawrence, making roadways too dangerous
The Jayhawks celebrated their win over Oregon and their advancement
to the Final Four in Atlanta. The Jayhawks lost in the Final Four
to eventual national champion Maryland, 97-88, but before the
season-ending loss tournament victories over Oregon, Illinois,
Stanford and Holy Cross gave fans a lot to cheer about. And even
before the NCAA Tournament, KU posted a perfect 16-0 league record,
the first time in Big 12 history that has happened.
A police officer walks past two vehicles involved in a
chain-reaction pileup on Sam Houston Tollway in Houston. Dense fog
early Saturday is blamed for creating the 71-vehicle pileup.
Mwai Kibaki, opposition leader of the National Rain-bow Coalition,
appears headed to victory in the election for Kenya's president. He
was photographed Saturday showing the dye on his finger, which
signifies he had voted.
Two Iraqis guard the entrance of the Yafa Juice Co. at al
Zafaraniya, southwest Baghdad. A U.N. weapons inspection team
visited the site Saturday, the same day Iraq turned over a list of
more than 500 scientists who have worked on the country's nuclear,
chemical, biological and missile programs.
Jana, right, welcomes Malaika to the National Zoo's Elephant House,
where the two giraffes live. Malaika, a new arrival at the National
Zoo, was introduced to the public on Friday.
As Lawrence firefighters check a downed power line at Cedarwood
Apartments, Glen Rossman surveys the smashed rear window on his
1999 Ford Taurus in this January file photo. Five inches of sleet
and snow left many residents without power in January and forced
Kansas University to close for only the ninth time in 30 years --
one of the memorable events of 2002.
Before they were hanged for their crimes, murderers Perry Smith and
Richard Hickock spent time in solitary confinement, with plenty of
time for soul-searching and introspection. Smith, according to
Topeka attorney Chuck McAtee, tried to find peace through painting,
including this scene on the seas.
CHUCK MCATEE, former state director of penal institutions, has
compiled a collection of memorabilia from Perry Smith and Richard
Hickock, two of the last inmates to be executed in Kansas. McAtee,
now an attorney in Topeka, led the department when the two were
Convicted killers Perry Smith, left in suit, and Richard Hickock,
right, walked down the hall of the old Federal Building in Topeka
in 1963 on their way to an unsuccessful appearance in U.S. District
Court to overturn their 1960 conviction. They were sentenced to
death for the 1959 murders of four members of the Herbert Clutter
family in Holcomb. An appeal to the Kansas Supreme Court was also
denied. The subjects of Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood," they were
hanged April 14, 1965, at the Kansas State Penitentiary in Lansing.
The lost Inca city of Machu Picchu was rediscovered in 1911. Among
the myriad archaeological treasures in Peru, Machu Picchu --
elevation 9,000 feet -- is the grandest.
Bernd Heinrich, 62, runs in the Maine Track Club's 50-mile race in
Brunswick. Heinrich, a University of Vermont biology professor, has
used his running experiences to develop and refine his theories
THIS OCTAGON-DROP CLOCK, sometimes called a school-house clock, was
made by the Japanese clock company Seikosha. In 1924, the company
started to make Seiko watches.
cuban artist manuel mendive, right, prepares for a performance at
the Malecon in Havana, Cuba. The performance, organized by Mendive,
was to pay homage to Cuban artist Wilfredo Lam on the occasion of
Lam's 100th birthday.
EVERY WOMAN WANTS A PAIR OF JEANS that fits, according to Karen
Centner, vice president and general merchandise manager for Lands'
End Internet and international divisions.
ACTOR ADRIEN BRODY portrays a Polish-Jewish pianist who lived in
the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust in the new film, "The
THE SECOND CITY PERFORMERS Keegan-Michael Key, top, Nyima Funk,
right, and producer Dionna Griffin pose in Chicago. In an effort to
reflect Chicago's cultural diversity, the improvisational comedy
troupe, based on the city's North Side since 1959, plans to open a
Second City training center on the South Side in a once-thriving
and mostly black area known as Bronzeville.
sideshow veteran todd robbins demonstrates the "human pin cushion"
exercise by sticking a nail into his nose during class at Sideshow
rob maloney, of East Bridgewater, Mass., practices breathing fire
during class at Sideshow School in New York. The school, taught in
Brooklyn's Coney Island, provides a rare chance for aspiring
fire-eaters, sword-swallowers and human blockheads to learn the
disappearing tricks of the venerable trade.
richard wunderlich, left, and Tom Morrissey pose with some of the
Pinocchio artifacts on display in the Feinberg Library at
Plattsburgh State University in Plattsburgh, N.Y. The two have
co-authored a book about the evolution of the 1881 story of
Pinocchio by C. Collodi into the Disney movie.
AUTHOR MAUD CASEY invites readers to sometimes frightening places
in "Drastic," her collection of 12 short stories.
An Indian security force soldier stands guard in Srinagar, India,
in this Oct. 10 photo.
A U.N. vehicle stands at the entrance after United Nations weapons
inspectors entered the Al-Sajoud palace, one of Saddam Hussein's
presidential palaces in Baghdad in this Dec. 3 photo.
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai releases a dove during
Afghanistan's Independence Day ceremony in Kabul, in this Aug.19
Tech N9ne will perform at 8 p.m. today at the Uptown Theatre, 3700
Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.
Today is Eliza Evelyn Gunselman's 104th birthday. But friends and
family gathered Friday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital for a party in
her honor, where the Oskaloosa woman enjoyed a piece of birthday
FREE STATE HIGH SCHOOL senior Jameelah Lang is working with teacher
Ken Nickell to research a possible new microscopic species that
students found on a trip to Central America. One of the creatures,
known as tardigrades, is shown below in a magnified view.
Palestinian boys carry mourning wreaths near a "martyr" poster at
the Friday funeral of Samir Khalil Shamali, who was one of eight
Palestinians killed a day earlier in a series of Israeli army
raids. Violence continued Friday when gunmen opened fire on Jewish
seminary students, killing four.
John Orr pours bio-fuel into his car at the University of Vermont
in Burlington. The university has embraced the environmental
movement, affecting nearly the entire campus.
The aircraft carrier USS George Washington approaches the pier at
Norfolk (Va.) Naval Station. The Pentagon has ordered the Navy to
prepare two aircraft carrier battle groups and two amphibious
assault groups for possible action in Iraq. If the order to sail is
given, the USS George Washington battle group would be sent from
the Atlantic fleets.
Denzel Washington directs and stars in "Antwone Fisher." He is one
of many actors going behind the camera to direct their first
picture. Others include George Clooney and Nicolas Cage.
Lawrence resident Sara Thorp, in this file photo, shows her disdain
for a proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter during a meeting of the
Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission. The sign Thorp
displayed at the October meeting and others like it would be barred
at Lawrence City Commission meetings under a proposal by Mayor Sue
Ten-year-old Charlie Thiel of Lawrence didn't waste the first
opportunity of the winter to sled down Campanile Hill. Thursday's
snow hung around just long enough to allow Thiel and a group of
sledders to enjoy themselves Friday morning.
Iowa State quarterback Seneca Wallace (15) runs from Missouri's
Russ Bell in this file photo. Wallace will lead the Cyclones
against Boise State on Tuesday in the Humanitarian Bowl.
Colorado's Zac Colvin, right, and Marques Harris joke around during
a team photo on Friday at the Alamodome in San Antonio. The
Buffaloes will face Wisconsin today in the Alamo Bowl.
Oklahoma State's Rashaun Woods (82) steps away from Southern
Mississippi's Greg Brooks (5) and Etric Pruitt on a touchdown
reception. OSU beat Southerm Mississippi, 33-23, on Friday in the
Nebraska players Kiffin Wigert (20) and Fabian Washington (3)
console teammate Troy Hassebroek. The Huskers fell to Mississippi,
27-23, on Friday in the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La.
Denver receiver Ed McCaffrey (87) pushes away New England defender
Victor Green (27) after a catch on Oct. 2.
Denver wide receiver Ed McCaffrey, center, is congratulated by
teammates Clinton Portis, left, and Rod Smith after McCaffrey's
69-yard touchdown pass reception in the first quarter against the
San Deigo Chargers on Oct. 6.
Iona's Steve Smith, left, and Courtney Fields embrace in
celebration after Iona defeated North Carolina on Friday in New
Atlanta Hawks coach Terry Stotts, right, gives instructions to
Jason Terry during the fourth quarter. Terry's buzzer-beater lifted
the Hawks to an 81-79 victory over the Spurs on Friday in Atlanta,
making Stotts a winner in his debut as coach.
George Kelley, a retired flower shop owner, has started a ministry
that offers $10 to every child 16 and under who can recite the Ten
Kansas State quarterback Ell Roberson signals touchdown after
throwing a 10-yard touchdown pass in the final two minutes of the
Holiday Bowl. The TD lifted K-State to a 27-20 victory over Arizona
State on Friday in San Diego.
Kansas State quarterback ell roberson breaks away from Arizona
State's Josh Golden for a 32-yard touchdown run during the second
quarter of Friday's Holiday Bowl in San Diego. The Wildcats beat
the Sun Devils, 34-27.
California forward Joe Shipp dunks during last Saturday's game
against Louisiana-Lafayette in Berkeley, Calif.
JON FOWLER, RIGHT, and his son, Ishkwada, 4, pose in traditional
tribal attire. Fowler, an Indian who belongs to the Native American
Church of the Morning Star, says the courts are restricting his
religious beliefs by prohibiting him from giving peyote -- taken in
his church as a sacrament which contains a hallucinogen -- to his
Former Kansas University runner Wes Santee may be the only one who can catch up to his granddaughter, Isabelle Deamer-Santee. Isabelle is the daughter of Susie Santee and Phil Deamer, both of Lawrence. Susie submitted the photo. Got a shot for Friends and Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption, to Friends and Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044. For more Friends and Neighbors, go to www.lawrence.com/publish/postem/friends.
Thursday's snowfall was more than the predicted dusting; a 1-inch blanket of snow covered everything northeast of Lawrence. Temperatures are expected to climb this weekend, melting any remaining snow.