This unusual 28-inch high clock topped by carved heads of Pilgrims
was made in the early 1900s. It has brass hands, numerals, weights
and a pendulum bob. It was sold by Merritt's Antiques of
Douglassville, Pa., for $2,095.
Director Baz Lurhmann is taking Puccini's opera "La Boheme" to
Broadway. The production opens Dec. 8.
Members of the Lawrence children's choir, Justine Ahle, 12, and
Lindsay Gauthier, 12, at left, speak with Moscow Boys Choir member
Volodya Fadin, 14, with the help of interpreter Yana Grigortchouk,
a Kansas University graduate student from Petrozavodsk, Russia,
center, during a choir exchange at the Lied Center. The two choirs
met on Saturday, prior to the Moscow Boys Choir's performance that
evening. Choir members talked with the help of interpreters and
learned that they have a lot more in common than they thought they
would. Later, Lawrence choir members got to listen to the Moscow
Boys Choir's dress rehearsal.
Kansas University architecture students Lisa Carpenter, a St. Louis
junior, and Justin Gaa a Devils' Lake, N.D., junior, check out
their latest projects, which are on display at KU's Art &
Design Gallery. The exhibit, showing through Dec. 3, features
projects from students working toward both undergraduate and
graduate degrees in architecure.
Cuban writer Leonardo Padura poses at his home in Havana, Cuba. In
Padura's detective novels, the mysteries solved by disabused Cuban
police investigator Manuel Conde reveal the difference between
declarations of socialist virtue and the vices of a society where
almost everyone engages in some kind of illegal activity to
Cuban writer Pedro Juan Gutierez is seen at the window in Centro
Havana neighborhood in August. In his "Dirty Trilogy of Havana,"
Gutierrez writes about thieves, hustlers and drunks living marginal
lives in an urban jungle.
Lawrence artist Judi Geer Kellas sits in front of a wall of artwork
created or inspired by her late friend and fellow artist, Dennis
Helm. At left is a portrait she painted of Helm after he died of
AIDS in 1992. The Red Ribbon Art Auction, now in its 10th year, was
created as a tribute to Helms.
The Owl Bar is a transplanted 1890s bar, brought from Thermopolis,
Wyo., where it was a popular hangout for Butch Cassidy's
The Sundance Resort in Sundance, Utah, is best known for its film
festival each winter but offers a variety of activities year-round.
A sun-shaped head on an abstract figure titled "Good Morning
Sunshine" greets visitors to a community center in East Cleveland,
Ohio. It is another of Rackoff's creations.
Sidney Rackoff looks up at a 9-foot-high sculpture titled "Baseball
Outfielder" that rests in front of the Karamu House in Cleveland.
Rackoff has been creating art for nearly two decades. He has about
25 sculptures on display in northeastern Ohio malls, high schools,
libraries and even on street corners.
Bridgette Sesti holds a jacket covered with vintage rock music
buttons at the Hullabaloo warehouse in St. Louis. The buttons are
just a small sample of the memorabilia that has been collected by
Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani speaks about domestic
security measures with Republican governors and governors-elect at
the Republican Governors Assn. Annual Conference.
Space shuttle Endeavour lifts off from Kennedy Space Center in Cape
Canaveral, Fla. The shuttle began Saturday an 11-day mission to the
international space station.
OU forward Matt Gipson collides with Princeton guard Ed Persia,
right, during Saturday's game in Norman, Okla.
Arizona's Rick Anderson shoots over the misguided defense of
Western Kentucky's Todor Pandov (45) during Saturday's game in
Back row, from left, Lauren Kracl, Eudora; Kelli Wilbur, Mill
Valley; Jill Brown, Baldwin - Coach of year; Vanessa Wardy,
Tonganoxie; Emily Brown, Baldwin. Front row, from left, Jenny Heck,
Ottawa; Shelly Hendrix, Perry-Lecompton; Rachel Miles, Baldwin.
Lawrence artist Betty Milliken, 91, has been translating her
creative tendencies into photographs, portraits, cameos and tiny
sculptures for seven decades. She will sell her unique work created
from materials like chewing gum, grapefruit skins and window caulk
during Saturday's Bizarre Bazaar at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940
N.H. Below are two faces Milliken created using apple and pear
Haskell's Shawnavyn Joe, center, is trapped between Graceland
defenders. The Fightin' Indians won Saturday at Haskell.
KU's Jill Dorsey digs the ball as Josiane Lima (10), Andi Rozum (9)
and Jennifer Kraft watch. Missouri defeated the Jayhawks on
Saturday night at Horejsi Center.
KU coach Roy Williams, right, instructs guard Aaron Miles. Williams
will face his alma mater Wednesday when the Jayhawks play North
Carolina in the Preseason NIT semifinals at New York.
Mourners carry for burial the Islamic Jihad flag-wrapped body of
11-year-old Mohammed Bilalo, left, and a symbolic stretcher with a
U.N. flag in the West Bank town of Jenin. Mohammed was killed
Friday during clashes between Palestinian gunmen and Israeli forces
in Jenin. During the same clashes, Iain Hook, a senior manager for
UNWRA, an agency helping Palestinian refugees, was shot as he tried
to evacuate the U.N. compound.
Danita Strauss kisses her son Tyler after Tyler's adoption was
finalized during National Adoption Day in Los Angeles. Actor Bruce
Willis, right, national spokesperson for Children in Foster Care,
looks on. More than 230 adoptions were finalized Saturday from the
Los Angeles County foster care system.
Joe Quesada, editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, left, and Martin
King, co-owner of Atomic City Comic, take questions from the media
in Philadelphia. Marvel Comics is launching a new comic "Truth:
Red, White & Black." Marvel Comics is shaking up one of its
iconic superheroes with a series that imagines the original
"Captain America" as a black Army recruit.
Three-year-old Charlie Newsome peers through a bridge's support
beams to a stream below at the McGrew Nature Preserve, 4600 W. 15th
St. The 15-acre preserve, whose sidewalks and bridges were recently
renovated, was donated in 1986 by Lawrence resident John McGrew.
Noise walls are nothing new to HNTB, a consultant working on plans
for completing the South Lawrence Trafficway. This photo is from
the company's work on the Papago Freeway in Phoenix.
Sgt. Bob Linzer views video feed captured by a small camera mounted
on the windshield of his patrol car. The Kansas University Public
Safety Office has equipped its police cars with state-of-the-art
technology, including voice-activated cameras and computers that
can access the Internet all over campus. The Lawrence Police
Department has lagged behind other departments in technology, but
it's about to get seven new patrol cars with video and audio