As of Friday afternoon, the Lawrence post office had received about
two dozen letters addressed to Santa Claus. A few are pictured
Caleb Powers, a senior at Free State High School, writes responses
to children's letters to Santa Claus. Members of the high school's
Key Club are volunteering to answer letters to Santa Claus
processed through the Lawrence post office.
Brandt Fewins, 3, gives his sister, Chloe Jo Fewins, 5, a ride on
his tricycle. They are the children of Carrie and Scott Fewins and
the grandchildren of Kathleen and Bill Argersinger, who submitted
the picture. All are of Lawrence.
Luke Kingry, Omaha, Neb., junior, carries a football through the
snow as Blake Cripps, Topeka freshman, tackles him. Kansas
University scholarship hall students played their annual Stop Day
football game Friday in a snow-covered field east of Robinson
Lawrence High sophomore wrestler Brendan Halpin rolls up his
opponent for a pin. Halpin and the Lions competed Friday in the
Eudora Tournament of Champions at EHS.
Oregon's Luke Jackson (33) and James Davis, right, battle with
former Kansas University player Drew Gooden during the 2002 NCAA
Tournament. The Jayhawks won the regional championship game,
104-86, March 24, 2002, in Madison, Wis. Jackson and the Ducks will
face the Jayhawks for the third year in a row today at Kemper Arena
in Kansas City, Mo.
An Italian soldier stands guard in front of a building in
Nasiriyah, which housed Italian Carabinieri and was attacked by a
suicide bomber a month ago, killing 19. Two U.S. soldiers were
killed Friday in Iraq, one in a bomb attack, the other from a
"nonhostile" gunshot wound.
Seabury Academy's Grayson Dillon (51) puts up a shot against
Midway-Denton's Nick Hammersmith. The Seahawks lost, 72-42, Friday
Kansas University marching band member Abby Huckvale, Winfield
senior, browses through a row of the more than 500 band uniforms in
The Kansas University marching band performs before this year's
KU-Missouri game at Memorial Stadium. A KU alumni group from Topeka
has undertaken an effort to raise money to help band members shed
their 1978 uniforms for new duds.
The Michigan State basketball floor has its final touches
administered in the middle of Ford Field. Attendance could approach
80,000 for the Spartans' game against Kentucky today in Detroit.
The Heisman trophy sits in the lobby of the Downtown Athletic Club
in New York in this file photo. The finalists for this year's award
are: Larry Fitzgerald, Pittsburgh; Jason White, Oklahoma; Eli
Manning, Mississippi; and Chris Perry, Michigan.
Cincinnati quarterback Jon Kitna unleashes a pass in this Oct. 5
file photo. Kitna has the Bengals in playoff contention, winning
accolades along the way.
Rolling Stone Sir Mick Jagger, 60, with his 92-year-old father,
Joe, left, and daughters Elizabeth, right, and Karis, second right,
who holds the knighthood insignia her father received for services
to popular music, after a ceremony at Buckingham Palace by the
Prince of Wales in London.
Jim Smith, of Cresskill, N.J., points out to Judi McDonald the
latest position of the Dow Jones industrials average as the two
review the stock market. Smith and McDonald examined the market
Thursday on McDonald's computer in the home office of her company,
Eastern Credit Management Services Inc., in Hanson, Mass. The Dow
closed Thursday above 10,000 for the first time in 18 months.
Eudora High School principal Dale Sample stands in one of the
science labs at the school. A proposed charter school would use the
labs to train workers for the biotech and life sciences industry.
Sample showed off the lab Friday.
Postal clerk Tammy Rattenne adds some levity to the holiday mail
rush with a pair of red reindeer antlers. Rattenne manned the
counter Friday at the main post office on Seventh and Vermont
The Rev. Gary Teske, lead pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church, leads
parishioners in songs before a weekly Advent service at the chapel.
Molly Olson-Kelly, 10, lights a candle on an Advent wreath at
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1245 N.H. Many churches in Lawrence light
candles on wreaths to celebrate Advent in preparation for