Joan Miller, a member of the Prairie Acres Garden Club, opens a
gift at the club's holiday party. The celebration was Dec. 16 at
Alvamar Country Club.
Berta Call, Eudora, left, and Barb Learned, Lawrence, played their
autoharps during a holiday celebration at the Watkins Community
Museum of History, 1047 Mass. The museum had a "Sweet Exchange" on
Dec. 17. Members of the community shared holiday cookies and
Lois Zaremba, president of Prairie Acres Garden Club, shows the new
program book to club members. The Lawrence organization had a
holiday party Dec. 16 at Alvamar Country Club.
Kansas University marching band piccolo players, from left, Jenny
Jaimes, Overland Park sophomore; Julie Dreier, Columbia, Mo.,
freshman; and Mindy Hodson, Topeka freshman, perform during the
Tangerine Jam in downtown Orlando, Fla. The event was a pep rally
for Kansas University and North Carolina State University fans. The
trio, who played on Sunday, traveled to Florida with the band for
the Tangerine Bowl.
Shiloh Crews, Lawrence, 12, left, and Dorthy Pennington, Lawrence,
talk about the music for the Men's Chorus Christmas dinner at St.
Luke A.M.E. Church, 900 N.Y. Last Saturday's event included
refreshments and entertainment.
Felix Karlin, left, and Mark Klug, both of Lawrence, attend a chili
feed and country dance at the Knights of Columbus Club, 2206 E.
23rd St. The Catholic community sponsored the Dec. 19 event to
benefit the Lawrence Habitat for Humanity.
From left, Lawrence residents Phillip Godwin, Norman Leary and
Norma Leary pose for a picture at the Watkins Community Museum of
History. They attended a "Sweet Exchange" Dec. 17 at the museum,
1047 Mass. Community members shared their favorite holiday cookies
and candies and listened to Christmas carols.
John and Deanna Callewaert, Lawrence, attend a chili feed and
country dance, a benefit for the Lawrence Habitat for Humanity. The
event was Dec. 19 at the Knights of Columbus Club and sponsored the
Lawrence Catholic community.
Leann Johnson, vice president of Prairie Acres Garden Club,
prepares the tables for the club's holiday party. The club
celebrated the holidays Dec. 16 at Alvamar Country Club, 1809
The Mangino family, from left, Mark, 3, his father, Matt, Mark's
twin sister, Melina, 3, Monica Galmarini and grandmother Connie
Mangino bask in the revelry at the Tangerine Jam, a pep rally for
Kansas University and North Carolina State University fans. Connie
is the mother of KU's head football coach Mark Mangino; Matt is his
brother. The Manginos, of New Castle, Pa., attended the Tangerine
Bowl festivities last weekend in Orlando, Fla.
Band friends and family, from left, Trish Cottrell, Mary Cottrell,
Ashley Isbell and Kay Isbell enjoy the Heart of America Marching
Festival at Kansas University's Memorial Stadium. Mary Cottrell and
Ashley Isbell are in the Lawrence High School Marching Band.
Renee Sweets, left, and her husband, John Sweets, of Lawrence, wait
for check-in at Kansas City International Airport in Kansas City,
Mo. A power outage hit Terminal B on Friday, causing delays of up
to three hours.
Ryan Hemming, 3, left, and his brother, Aaron, 5, both of Lawrence,
know the real test of remote control trucks is how they perform in
the great outdoors. The two took their trucks Friday morning to
Broken Arrow Park with their father, Ron Hemming.
Chicago Bulls' Kirk Hinrich (12) tries to shoot on Cleveland
Cavaliers' Zydrunas Ilgauskas (11) as Kedrick Brown, left, watches
in the first quarter Friday in Cleveland. Hinrich had 12 points,
eight rebounds in six assists in a Chicago victory.
California's Daymeion Hughes, left, grabs the facemask of Virginia
Tech's Marcus Vick. California won the Insight Bowl, 52-49, Friday
night in Phoenix.
Bowling Green quarterback Josh Harris celebrates his team's victory
in the Motor City Bowl. Bowling Green defeated Northwestern, 28-24,
Friday in Detroit.
Kansas State players deplane after arriving for the Fiesta Bowl.
The Wildcats, who touched down Friday in Phoenix, will face Ohio
Jan. 2 in the Fiesta Bowl.
Certified organic beef cattle eat hay on Nick's Organic Farm in
Adamstown, Md. They were pictured Wednesday, a day after a case of
mad cow disease was found in Washington. Certified organic cattle
cannot be fed animal byproducts, which are the suspected cause of
mad cow disease.
Shirley Wheeler, Lawrence, picks out wrapping paper on sale at
SuperTarget in south Lawrence. Shoppers flocked to stores Friday
for post-Christmas discounts on seasonal items.
The newly redeemed Ebenezer Scrooge (Gary Neal Johnson) celebrates
Christmas at the home of his nephew Fred in Missouri Repertory
Theatre's production of "A Christmas Carol." The play ends its
holiday run with two performances today.
Michael Jackson talks to "60 Minutes" correspondent Ed Bradley,
left, in an interview conducted Thursday at a Los Angeles hotel.
The interview is scheduled to be broadcast Sunday on CBS, Sunflower
Broadband channels 5 and 13.
A man receives treatment for hydrogen sulfide inhalation Friday in
Kaixian, 211 miles northeast of southwest China's Chongqing
Municipality. At least 191 people have died after a natural gas
well burst Tuesday, forcing 41,000 people to flee.
A rescue worker searches for victims Friday after devastating
mudslides swept through a Greek Orthodox camp in the Waterman
Canyon area of the San Bernardino, Calif., mountains on Thursday.
Searchers slogging through deep debris found two people dead Friday
and were looking for as many as 10 other people after a drenching
Pacific storm unleashed a mudslide in the forested foothills
recently scorched by wildfire.
Jon Ruhlen visits with his parents, David and Betty Ruhlen, of
Lawrence. Friday, the Emporia State University English student
packed up his belongings to join his unit at Fort Riley, where he
will train for February duty in Iraq.
Grieving, injured Iranian women embrace after an earthquake in the
Iranian city of Bam, 630 miles southeast of Tehran. The death toll
from Friday's quake was at least 5,000.
The medieval fortress of the 2,000-year-old city of Bam, Iran, is
seen in this photo taken in September 2003. An earthquake
devastated Bam on Friday, leveling more than half the city's houses
and its historic mud-brick fortress.
A mourning Iranian mother and her child cry for their families who
were killed in a destructive earthquake in Bam, Iran. The
devastating 6.5-magnitude quake struck at 5:28 a.m. Friday, an hour
that found almost all of the city's 80,000 residents in their beds
on the Muslim day of rest.
Despite a bleak budget outlook and other challenges, Gov. Kathleen
Sebelius is looking forward to the Jan. 12 start of the Kansas
Legislature's 2004 session. In a state that leans heavily
Republican, Sebelius says being a Democrat allows her to build
JUDY CARMAN, of mclouth, has written "Peace to All Beings: Veggie
Soup for the Chicken's Soul." Carman, co-founder of Animal Outreach
of Kansas, is shown above during a recent animal rights
demonstration at Eighth and Massachusetts streets.