Friends Isaac Wilson, left, with a yellow chick on his shoulder,
and Asher Huseman, with a baby turkey on his shoulder, hang out
with their pet poultry. The boys live in Tonganoxie.
Justin Riley crosses the finish line as the top overall finisher at
the Unity Run. Riley won the event -- a fund-raiser for the
Lawrence and Free State High cross country teams -- Saturday at
Adam Beals (192) leads a pack of close to 300 runners during the
Unity Run. The event, Saturday between Free State and Lawrence high
schools, was a fund-raiser for the schools.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Kurt Nauman, fourth from left, is greeted
by family after returning from the Persian Gulf while stationed on
the USS Constellation. From left are brother Kyle, 12, father Bob,
mother Paula; Kurt, brother Eric and grandfather Stanley DeFries.
The photo was taken and submitted by Alice Jo DeFries, Lawrence.
Michele Bergman, Lawrence, looks over some of the gladioluses at
the Farmers Market, 1000 Vt. Foot traffic at the market was heavy
Saturday thanks in part to clear, sunny skies; the high temperature
reached 94. For more weather, see page 10B.
Lawrence fishing guru Chatt Martin, left, demonstrates fishing
techniques. Martin was one of a half dozen vendors who spoke and
sold fishing items Saturday in the marina parking lot for Clinton
Lake Marina Day. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary conducted safety
inspections of boats as part of the day's events. No serious safety
problems were found, Flotilla Commander Shirley Higgins said.
A U.S. Army blackhawk helicopter patrols over a market place in the
city of Tikrit, Iraq,. U.S. snipers killed two Iraqi men Friday and
wounded two others who were allegedly selling weapons in a market
in the center of Tikrit. U.S. forces positioned snipers around the
market after hearing that weapons and ammunition was sold at the
One of the slides that Secretary of State Colin Powell displayed
during his presentation to the U.N. Security Council is seen in
this file photo from the State Department.
U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell holds up a vial that he said
could contain anthrax as he presents evidence of Iraq's alleged
weapons programs to the United Nations Security Council in this
Feb. 5 file photo.
JOHN GURKIN cleans the glass protecting a photograph of his wife,
Ann, above a marble sign in her honor.
JOHN GURKIN LOOKS OVER a garden dedicated to his wife, Ann Gurkin,
next to his home in Williamston, N.C. Ann died in 1996.
Lois Cronk, 90, of Shelburne, Mass., recently won her first U.S.
women's title, capturing the gold medal in her age group at the
National Senior Olympics.
Linda O'Hara stands in front of her Garden City home, where she has
been living for nine years with her husband, Paul. The 1909 home is
listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Lawrence resident Dan Cary poses with the 118-pound halibut he
caught last month near Seward, Alaska.
Visitors lie on their backs to get a better look at the
glass-and-steel domed atrium that rises 100 feet above the
mosaic-tiled floor of the West Baden Springs Hotel in West Baden,
Ind. The hotel, which is a century old and a National Historic
Landmark, was collapsing into ruins until restoration work began in
Visitors relax in rockers on the wide porch of the French Lick
Springs Resort and Spa in French Lick, Ind. The opening of a nearby
riverboat casino is expected to bring additional visitors to the
Larry Stone, senior executive vice president of operations, shows some of the appliances in a Lowe's store in Elkin, N.C. The home improvement retailer has filed a new set of plans to build a store in northwest Lawrence near Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive.
Elizabeth Burgess stuffs bags with advertisements. She and her
partner, Franco Martinez, have started a new business in Lawrence
that markets high school athletes to colleges.
Lawrence resident Franco Martinez seeks to make connections between
high school athletes and college coaches. His new business,
Athletic Promotion Inc., basically serves as a sports agent for
area high school students.
New York's Linda Frohlich, right, is pushed by Washington's Murriel
Page. The Liberty won, 65-56, Saturday in Washington.
Jeff Gordon is pushed back to the garage after a morning practice
session. Gordon and his crew prepared Saturday for today's Winston
Cup race. Gordon will start from the pole at Watkins Glen, N.Y.
Paul Tracy is strapped into his car by crew member Mike Verhagen.
Tracy took the pole Saturday at Lexington, Ohio, for today's Grand
Prix of Mid-Ohio.
Detroit coach Steve Mariucci walks the sideline during the Lions
game against Pittsburgh. The Lions won their exhibition game --
their first with their new coach -- Saturday at Detroit.
Seattle's Gil Meche delivers against New York. Meche allowed two
hits in eight innings, and the Mariners defeated the Yankees, 2-1,
Saturday in New York.
Clockwise from left, Brian Luke, Kevin Long, Jeff Norris, Joe
Hogan, John Nielsen, Adam Barmann, and Bill Whittemore.
Kansas City's Jimmy Gobble pitches against Tampa Bay. Gobble
improved to 2-0 as the Royals defeated the Devil Rays, 6-2,
Saturday night in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Kansas City wide receiver Johnnie Morton, left, hauls in a long
pass ahead of 49ers cornerback Ahmed Plummer in the first quarter.
The Chiefs lost, 24-6, Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas
Susan Pogany, Lawrence, tells of her grandfather Sam Roberts, who
was one of President Harry S. Truman's personal physicians. The
book, which was put together by Pogany's grandmother, includes a
picture of Truman and Roberts, along with a letter about health
care that Truman wrote to Roberts.
A boating accident left a Mission woman dead and two injured
Meriden men transported to area hospitals. The Friday night
accident occurred at the entrance to Perry Marina, just outside the
no-wake zone, and resulted in a motorboat landing on top of a
houseboat. Officials are investigating the cause of the collision.
Two young boys cool down in a fountain in Bilbao, Spain. Many areas
of Spain registered temperatures of 40 degrees centigrade (104
Fahrenheit) or higher as a heat wave continues in Europe. The
weather has been blamed for at least 40 deaths throughout the
continent, and emergency officials also are battling wildfires,
spread by hot winds, in Italy, France, Greece, Spain, Portugal,
Croatia and the Netherlands.
Crude oil is pumped from the ground near Erie, Colo., in this Nov.
20, 1998, file photo. In the background are the Rocky Mountains.
The Bush administration has directed federal land managers to begin
removing obstacles to oil and gas development in parts of five
Rocky Mountain states.
Duke Devlin, 61, who helped at the original Woodstock in 1969, sits
on the edge of the natural bowl that held the famous concert at
Bethel, N.Y. Devlin was one of 400,000 people who converged on Max
Yasgur's farm for three days starting Aug. 15, 1969. Unlike the
others, he never left.
A U.S. soldier arrests an Iraqi man caught robbing the vaults of a
burned-out bank in central Baghdad in this April 16 file photo.
Iraqis say that there is no greater humiliation for an Islamic man
than forcing his forehead to the ground because Islam forbids
putting the forehead on the ground except in prayer. Such Islamic
cultural taboos by the U.S. military are fueling anti-American
sentiment, many Iraqis contend.
Earl Church rests on a fence in his back yard, which is part of 152
acres he owns that look north toward Lawrence. Church is among
rural property owners who don't look forward to the city extending
its reach into areas south of the Wakarusa River.
New cars fill a state parking lot in Topeka. Despite budget
troubles, the state government spent $21 million on vehicles in the
recently completed 2003 fiscal year. Some 130 2002 and 2003
model-year cars valued near $2 million sit unused at this lot.
Hermon Atkins MacNeil's "The Sun Vow," modeled in 1898 and cast in
1901, commands a room at the Art Institute of Chicago's exhibit on
western art. The exhibition, titled "Windows on the West: Chicago
and the Art of the New Frontier, 1890-1940," is a look at the
pivotal role Chicago's philanthropists, railroaders and politicians
played in encouraging and subsidizing successive waves of
Basketball causes the most injuries of any sport among 15- to
24-year-olds in the United States, according to a federal study.
Cheryl Bryant Bruce and her 9-year-old son, Gregory, settle in for
a hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment. Gregory has brain damage and
is undergoing the treatments, in which patients breathe increased
levels of oxygen inside a special oxygen chamber with a mild
increase in atmospheric pressure.
This southern server, made of curly maple and cherry, is about 4
feet high. Curly maple was a favorite because of its decorative
graining. The server auctioned this summer for $1,995 at Cowan's
Auctions in Cincinnati.
L'Occitane uses sweet smells, such as that of creme caramel, to
stir up happy memories.
Sweets-themed fashion, such as this shirt from New York's Chocolate
Bar, are popular. Fashion experts say the products allow their
owners to indulge in good taste without bulking up on fat and
Molly D'Amour of Los Angeles walks past the future site of the MEXX
store on New York's Fifth Avenue after shopping at the Hennes &
Mauritz store on the same block. Mimicking the success of H&M
and other inexpensive foreign fashion imports, Dutch fashion
retailer Mexx wants to be the next big foreign hit to make a play
for the Manhattan area this fall.
"Nursing Home," by French artist Gilles Barbier, includes wax
figures of ailing comic book characters, shown in this undated
publicity photo. The multimedia installation is among the works by
47 artist from 47 countries in the exhibit "The American Effect,"
running through Oct. 12 at the Whitney Museum of American Art in
Architects James Timberlake, left, and Stephen Kieran pose for a
portrait behind the Active Panel of the "Solos: SmartWrap" exhibit
at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York.
Timberlake and Kieran developed SmartWrap, a building skin made of
an ultra-thin polymer-based film with several layers that together
have the capacity to provide shelter, climate control, lighting and
information display, and power.
Writer, actress and comedian Amy Sedaris frosts cupcakes, which she
sells to a nearby coffee shop, in the kitchen of her New York
apartment. Sedaris has a new book out called "Wigfield." She also
has played roles in "Sex and the City," the film "Maid in
Manhattan" and Comedy Central's "Strangers With Candy."
Marrianne Schroer, left, ties her right shoe as Sommer Brecheisen
helps her with the left one. Schroer and Brecheisen prepared for a
dress rehearsal of "Women of the Wind" on Tuesday at Baker
University. The play, written and directed by Lori Lee Triplett of
Baldwin, will premiere Tuesday, the final production in Heart of
America Performing Arts' summer season.
Women's suffrage activist Clarina Nichols is shown in this undated
photograph. Nichols campaigned for women's rights during the
mid-1800s on the East Coast and then in Kansas Territory. Lawrence
resident Christine Reinhard will portray Nichols during Civil War
on the Western Frontier, which begins Monday and runs through Aug.
Fishermen pull their pirogues in at Guet N'Dar, the fishermen's
district in St. Louis, Senegal. Lawrence poet Brian Daldorph spent
five weeks in the West African country in the summer of 2000. The
visit inspired his new poetry collection, "Senegal Blues."
Special to the Journal-World A mosque in St. Louis, Senegal
Slender Figures flank the French Cultural Center in Dakar, the
capital of Senegal. Lawrence poet Brian Daldorph photographed the
statues during a summer 2000 journey to the West African country
and included the images in his new poetry collection, "Senegal
Blues," which was inspired by the trip.
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger's Office is fleshing
out a new law restricting insurance companies' practice of using
credit scoring when offering drivers coverage or premium rates. out
with regulations. A public hearing for the new law is likely this
fall. Praeger is pictured Wednesday at her office in Topeka.
An unidentified woman sings songs of prayer at a center for women
traumatized by war in the refugee camp at the Samuel K. Doe stadium
in the Liberian capital, Monrovia. Aid workers say rape has taken
place on a massive scale in the war-torn West African nation, and
increases during surges in the fighting.
Archbishop of Boston Sean O'Malley, left, greets Gary Bergeron, an
alleged victim of priest sex abuse, after Mass at the Church of
Saint Michael in Lowell, Mass., where the late Rev. Joseph E.
Birmingham allegedly molested boys. O'Malley, installed as
archbishop July 30, has wasted no time in making clear his desire
to settle hundreds of clergy abuse claims, according to attorneys
in the talks.