A bumble bee visits a Gaillardia (blanket flower) blossom in
A mixed variety of caladiums provides Klein's garden with pleasing
Jeanne Klein, a theater professor at Kansas University, tends the
On Stage hosta in her backyard garden. Klein likes to pick flowers
based on their names, which she says helps give them character.
The Boulder Dash roller coaster along the side of Compounce
Mountain is rated the No. 1 wooden roller coaster in the world by
the National Amusement Park Historical Assn. Boulder Dash was the
single largest investment in the rebirth of the Lake Compounce
The Starlite Ballroom, erected in the late 1920s, played host to
the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra in 1935 with an unknown trombone
player named Glenn Miller filling one of the chairs.
Visitors walk along the Main Street building complex, with a
mid-1800s theme, at Lake Compounce in Bristol, Conn., America's
oldest amusement park. The Main Street complex features skill games
and food booths. The Wave Swinger and the Zoomerang steel roller
coaster are seen in the background.
Cancer survivor Laura Dalrymple models two of the hats made for her
by her students.
In "Zora Neale Hurston:a life in Letters," Carla Kaplan, above,
provides personal insights into Zora Neale Hurston, a canonical
writer and anthropologist who died in 1960.
Paul Moore stands outside his house near an old U.S. flag in
Salina. The unassuming 86-year-old became part of history as a Navy
photographer during World War II when he helped produce one of the
more enduring images of the 20th century, the raising of the
American flag on the war-torn island of Iwo Jima.
John Repici, left, sits with his partner Adam Slone and their dog
Boomer, in the living room of their new home near Logan Circle in
Washington. Stock market uncertainty has prompted many investors to
look to the real estate market for investments.
Tom Wilson, 18, Worden, washes his lamb for upcoming competition at
the Douglas County Free Fair. Despite being in 4-H and having a
farming background, Wilson is choosing to pursue a career as an
electrician rather than on the farm.
Kailyn Smith, 7, Lawrence, stands with her horse Dime, at the
Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. Kailyn was showing Dime Saturday in
the annual horse show, which kicked off the the week's fair
Martha Smith, 96, is the librarian at the Coal Creek Library in
Vinland. Wednesday Smith sat on the porch of the library, believed
to be the oldest continuously operating library in the state.
The small, one-room Coal Creek Library in Vinland is thought to be
the oldest continuously operating library in the state. Martha
Smith, 96, has been the librarian off and on since she was in her
early 20s and still shows up on Sunday afternoons from April
through October to greet visitors and check out books.
Rescue workers examine a drilling unit at the Quecreek Mine in
Somerset, Pa. Rescuers Saturday eventually saved all nine miners
who had been trapped underground for three days.
Jerald Phelps looks over his drought-damaged corn crop on his farm
near Ulysses. Fall crops are shriveling up in the field as a
prolonged drought continues in southwest Kansas.
Chiefs quarterback Trent Green looks out on a Kansas City practice.
Green was taking a breather during drills Saturday in River Falls,
Marc Headstrom, Topeka, sets up his drive on the 17th hole.
Headstrom compted in the Crazy from the Heat Open disc golf
tournament Saturday at Centennial Park.
Lawrence's Nathaniel Marshall sinks an easy putt during the Crazy
from the Heat disc golf tournament. The Kaw Valley Disc Golf Club
held the event Saturday at Centennial Park.
J.R. Giddens dunks during an AAU tournament game. A Kansas
University recruit, Giddens had 32 points in a second-round game
Saturday in Shawnee.
Jeremy Case, left, tries to drive on a defender. Case, a Kansas
University recruit, played in a prep tournament Saturday in
Kansas basketball recruits J.R. Giddens, left, and Jeremy Case say
they're tickled they are playing together this summer and will play
together at KU. The two Oklahoma preps participated in the Price
Chopper/Kansas City Prep Invitational Basketball Tournament on
Saturday in Shawnee.
Caroline Nobo was one of two delegates representing Kansas at Girls
Nation in Washington, D.C. Nobo met President Bush Friday.
The Rev. Thurmond Tillman leads the crowd in song in Savannah, Ga.,
during the unveiling of a monument to blacks. The monument the
first to blacks in the city where the first slaves to Georgia were
delivered has been a topic of debate for 10 years.
President Bush acknowledges reporters as he departs the 18th hole
at Andrews Air Force Base. Saturday's round of golf with
congressional leaders comes as Americans' confidence in the chief
executive begins to wane especially on Bush's economic policy.
Pilgrims call out to Pope John Paul II as he arrives for the youth
vigil Saturday in Toronto.
Firefighters extinguish flames from the wreckage of an SU-27 jet
that crashed into a huge crowd of spectators at an air show in
Lviv, Ukraine. The two crewmen ejected and survived, but at least
78 spectators were killed and dozens of others were injured in the
Singer Myra Taylor, a link to the heyday of Kansas City jazz,
performs at Washington Square Park in Kansas City, Mo. Taylor, who
released a CD last year, is celebrating two top awards from Living
U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, left, speaks with Indian
Foreign Minister Yashwant Sinha in New Delhi, India. Powell,
beginning an eight-nation Asian tour, is prodding India and
Pakistan to open a dialogue in hopes of resolving their differences
Boston pitcher John Burkett, right, accepts congratulations from
pitching coach Tony Cloninger. Burkett tossed a four-hit shutout as
the Red Sox defeated Baltimore, 4-0, Saturday in Boston.
Titans' running back Eddie George cools off during training camp at
Nashville, Tenn. Coaches and training staffs are taking extra
precautions this summer in the wake of Korey Stringer's death last
year during Minnesota's camp.
Mark Zwahl, owner of Z's Divine Espresso coffeeshops, enjoys art,
music, gardening and reading.
Eric Bloom, Eudora, enjoys jet skiing and boating with friends at
Dan DePardo, a research engineer at Kansas University's Information
and Telecommunications Technology Center, enjoys a variety of
outdoor activities, including taking his jet ski to Clinton Lake,
gardening, landscaping his yard and especially riding his Kawasaki
Vulcan 1500 Classic Fi motorcycle.
When Doug Yetman isn't running Mojo's restaurant, he spends much of
his free time with his three Labrador dogs from left, Cinder,
Duncan and Thelma Lou. Yetman was nominated by his sister, who
lives in Los Angeles.
Dean Gubbels, 36, is a bakery manager at Hy-Vee Food Store, 3405
Clinton Parkway. He has lived in Lawrence since September and would
like to get to know the town better.
Evan Jackman, a manager at Einstein Bagel Bros., 1026 Mass., has a
great working relationship with his staff, who think he's one of
the city's most eligible bachelors.