Shannon Tichenor, 6, left, and Clarate Heckler, 6, both of
Lawrence, display cakes they decorated to celebrate fun and
friendship. They want to wish everyone a "sweet summer." Shannon is
the daughter of Annie and Scott Tichenor, and Clarate is the
daughter of Richard Heckler and Beth Anne Mansur. The photo was
taken and submitted by Annie Tichenor.
Edie Claar lets out a yell as she pulls the string tight to get a
kite back up into the wind, as her son, Joseph, 7, wraps up the
excess string. The pair enjoyed an afternoon of kite flying Tuesday
in Garden City.
John Wagner, of Easton, trims a bucket calf in preparation for a
bucket calf review at the Leavenworth County Fair. The review was
Wednesday afternoon at the fair in Tonganoxie.
New York catcher Mike Piazza, right, pats teammate Jose Reyes on
the helmet after he scored on Piazza's third-inning two-run home
run against San Francisco. In his first game since being sidelined
because of a groin injury May 16, Piazza had five RBIs in the Mets'
9-2 win Wednesday in New York.
Sonny Scroggins holds a sign outside the Shawnee County Courthouse
in Topeka to protest the governor's signing extradition papers to
send Donna L. Walker to Indiana to face charges of impersonating a
couple's missing daughter. Walker had a hearing in Shawnee County
District Court to be notified that she faces felony identity
deception and misdemeanor false reporting charges in Indiana. She
is held in the Shawnee County jail as a fugitive on an extradition
warrant from Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
Donna L. Walker speaks to her attorney Billy Rork at the Shawnee
County Courthouse in Topeka after her arraignment hearing. Walker,
who was arraigned Wednesday in Kansas for impersonating a couple's
missing daughter, may not fight extradition to Indiana, where the
criminal charges against her were filed, her attorney said.
Liberians loot food supplies from the port area in rebel-held
Monrovia, Liberia. Rebels have said they will surrender control of
the port to peacekeepers today, allowing relief supplies to be
distributed in the capital city.
Ellen Barfield, vice president of the Bring Them Home Now campaign,
left, consoles Fernando Suarez del Solar of Escondido, Calif.,
center, whose son died in Iraq and is shown in the poster at right,
and Maria Fritz of Oakton, Va., whose son is still in Iraq. The
three were part of a news conference Wednesday in Washington
calling on President Bush to end U.S. occupation in Iraq and return
the troops to their home bases.
Russian pianist Evgeny Kissin is a study in concentration as he
plays a movement of Franz Schubert's "Sonata in B-flat Major" at
Carnegie Hall in New York. Kissin, regarded by many as the world's
greatest piano player, this month released an all-Brahms album.
Kansas City's Dee Brown, left, beats a tag by New York third
baseman Aaron Boone. Brown advanced from second base on a bunt by
Ken Harvey in the fifth inning. The Royals won their series with
the Yankees, two games to one, with an 11-0 victory Wednesday night
at Kauffman Stadium.
Kansas City's Kevin Appier delivers against New York. Appier
allowed three hits in six innings, and the Royals shut out the
Yankees, 11-0, Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City,
KU safety Nick Reid runs through drills at practice. Reid, a
sophomore, has switched positions from linebacker.
Lee Hurd, of Perry, spend Monday cuts from his corn crop to make
feed for his cattle. The United States Department of Agriculture
has issued new regulations limiting where industrial crops can be
grown so as not to jeopardize food crops like Hurd's.
This year's corn exhibit at the Leavenworth County Fair reflects
its quality with a batch of blue-ribbon entries. Because industrial
crops pose a risk if mixed with food crops like corn, they are
under special regulations.
Douglas County farmer Dan Nagengast believes the new U.S.
Department of Agriculture guidelines for genetically altered crops
announced last week don't go far enough to protect the nation's
food and feed supply. In June, Nagengast tended to his vegetable
crop with his daughter, Laurel Nagengast, 10.
In an artist's rendering, 76-year-old Yehuda Abraham, right, makes
a court appearance in front of Magistrate Andrew Peck, left, in
federal court in New York. Abraham was one of three people charged
Wednesday in an alleged plot to smuggle shoulder-fired missiles
into the United States.
Students head to school for the first day of classes at Woodlawn
School in North Lawrence. Wednesday was the first day of school for
students in first through seventh grades and 10th grade in the
Lawrence school district.
Despite earning five top-five finishes and nine top 10s, Mark
Martin is 15th in the Winston Cup points standings, 798 points
behind the leader and teammate, Matt Kenseth.
Shoppers are seen inside the H&M store on Fifth Avenue and 51st
Street in New York. America's shoppers splurged in July on cars,
appliances and clothes. Clothing stores saw sales rise 0.8 percent
Gary Minden and his colleagues at Kansas University are helping to
network a project called SensorNet, a homeland security project
that will include sensors placed around the country to help detect
radiation and chemicals as they enter the air. Minden displayed a
radio antenna created by information technology students on
Wednesday in Nichols Hall. Similar antennas might be used in the
Sauer-Danfoss is adding 45 jobs and $2 million in equipment at
their Lawrence plant, 3840 Greenway Circle. Melinda Kurtz,
production operator, works at assembling mid-duty hydrostatic pumps
After announcing his candidacy for governor of California during an
appearance on "The Tonight Show," actor Arnold Schwarzenegger is
greeted by fans in Burbank, Calif., in this Aug. 6 photo. Much like
Ross Perot's presidential run and former wrestler Jesse Ventura's
successful bid for governor of Minnesota, Schwarzenegger's
candidacy appears to have energized many people who typically don't
vote or have become disaffected by politics-as-usual, observers
A woman leans at the window of her flat in Paris. Suffering through
a sizzling summer heat wave, many Parisians must keep their windows
open at night.
Cuban President Fidel Castro speaks in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, in
this June 2002 file photo. Castro celebrated his 77th birthday on