Breaking ground for the Dole Institute of Politics at Kansas University are, from left, institute director Richard Norton Smith, KU benefactor Polly Bales of Logan, Elizabeth Dole, former Sen. Bob Dole, Gov. Bill Graves and KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway. The 1999 ceremony was at the Lied Center, next door to the site of the institute.
Al Palmer of Stained Glass Overlay of Roseville, Minn., puts the
final touches on a stained-glass window depicting the hometown of
former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole at the Dole Institute of Politics.
Lawrence resident John Hackman, right, rides in the Mojo's Spring
Fling series at Clinton Lake in this file photo. The 17-year-old
Hackman will ride in the Tour de l'Abitibi in Quebec, Canada,
Golfer Tiger Woods, center, searches for his ball in the rough with
course officials at Royal St. George's during the first round of
the British Open. Woods shot 2-over 73 Thursday in Sandwich,
South African Hennie Otto plays from the 17th tee during the first
round of the British Open at Royal St. George's. Otto leads after
shooting a 3-under 68 Thursday in Sandwich, England.
Golfer Ricky Barnes looks lost in the rough during the first round
of the British Open. Windy conditions and a difficult course
produced high scoring and an unlikely leader -- South Africa's
Hennie Otto -- Thursday in Sandwich, England.
Royals pitcher Jose Lima won his sixth straight start as Kansas
City beat Seattle, 7-1, Thursday in Kansas City, Mo.
Former Kansas University standout John Hadl (21) heaves a pass as
quarterback of the San Diego Chargers in this file photo. With the
Chargers, Hadl played behind Jack Kemp, who became a politician and
will attend the Dole Institute of Politics opening celebration next
Kansas University legend John Hadl, seen here in this file photo,
played on the San Diego Chargers with Jack Kemp, whose career has
shifted to politics.
Members of the Lawrence High School Pom Squad perform at Lawrence
High before leaving for a cheer camp in Tulsa, Okla. From left are
Jamie Shmalberg, Valerie Baum, Alyssa Knigh, Elisa Gill, Kate
Munchoff, Abbey Murray, Sam Hamm, Caitlyn Curtis and Stacey Wales.
Kelsey Starks and Katelyn Galyardt also are on the squad. The LHS
Spirit Squad Booster Club submitted the photo.
Justin Haflich, 8, of Hutchinson, rides a mechanical bull in the
fair area of the Pretty Prairie Rodeo. Pretty Prairie's annual
rodeo was Wednesday.
Shelly Harper, 21, Topeka, a temporary worker with Stage Pro,
paints a stage outside the Dole Institute of Politics on Kansas
University's west campus. Harper and others were working Thursday,
preparing for the dedication of the center.
Yongo Wali, 2, is held by her mother at a therapeutic feeding
center for malnourished children run by a French aid agency in
Monrovia, Liberia. The center was set up in June to cope with the
influx of malnourished children arriving in the city after fleeing
fighting between rebels and government forces.
Refugees from camps outside the Liberian capital, Monrovia, cross a
bridge as they head toward the city. Thousands of refugees are
camping in Monrovia as rebel fighting continues in outlying areas
of the West African country.
Shoppers gather around racks of clothes in front of Weavers
Department Store, 901 Mass., during the annual sidewalk sale in
downtown Lawrence. The sale ran from sunrise to sunset Thursday.
Arizona's Curt Schilling pitches against the Padres. Schilling and
the Diamondbacks won, 9-1, Thursday in San Diego.
Toronto's Roy Halladay delivers to Boston's Nomar Garciaparra.
Halladay won his 14th straight decision as the Blue Jays defeated
the Red Sox, 5-2, Thursday night in Boston.
Washington's Coco Miller, top, comes down on Charlotte's Allison
Feaster Thursday in Washington.
Former Pine Haven Court resident Renee Hall is happy to be in a new
apartment, but she's angry that her former landlord has denied
knowledge of drug dealing at Pine Haven.
Two American Indian code talkers, members of the U.S. Marines,
relay orders in 1943 in the South Pacific.
Bobbi Manning believes thimerosal caused her son Michael's autism.
Martin Sheen garnered one of the 15 Emmy nominations for "The West
Wing." Sheen received a dramatic actor nod.
The funeral home drama "Six Feet Under" received a leading 16 Emmy
nominations Thursday, when the nomination list was announced in Los
Angeles. Besides a best drama series bid, the HBO series also
earned lead acting nominations for cast members Frances Conroy,
center, and Peter Krause, left. Other cast members pictured here
are Michael C. Hall, second from left, Lauren Ambrose, second from
right, and Freddy Rodriguez.
Midwest Airlines employee Lisa Hornbacher, 32, directs a DC-9
departing from Milwaukee's Mitchell Field and bound for Atlanta.
Midwest Airlines will avoid filing for bankruptcy protection after
it secured concessions from workers and agreements to reduce debt
and lease payments on its airplanes, company officials said late
Steve Pittman, foreground, a General Motors Corp. employee from
Wellston, Okla., works on the engine assembly line at the GM plant
in Oklahoma City in this June file photo. General Motors said
Thursday that it had earned $901 million in the April-June quarter,
down 30 percent from a year ago, but still ahead of Wall Street
Director Ranjit Arab, right, and photojournalist Aaron Paden will
screen their documentary "El JardÃ-n" tonight on the KU campus.
Rowan Atkinson stars as a pompous, blundering, British secret agent
in the comedy "Johnny English."
Hookandladder, a Lawrence group formerly known as Camarosmith, will
hold an EP release party on Tuesday at La Tasca, 943 Mass.
Johnson shares a laugh with Ramones drummer Marky Ramone at the
Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp.
Todd Johnson, left, enjoys a live jam with Who singer Roger
Daltrey, center, at The Bottom Line in New York. Johnson, a
Lawrence musician, was chosen to attend the Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy
Camp after winning an all-expenses paid contest sponsored by
Rolling Stone magazine.
Presidential candidate Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., is speaking
a bit more harshly about his Democratic opponents and President
Bush. He's shown here speaking Thursday at the NAACP convention in
Matthew Hale, the leader of the supremacist group formerly known as
the World Church of the Creator, gives a speech in January 2002 in
York, Pa. Hale goes to trial Sept. 22 on charges of soliciting the
murder of a federal judge. An FBI informant played a large role in
Medal of Honor winner Jack H. Lucas, left, waves to the crowd
during halftime ceremonies at the Southern Mississippi football
game against Army, Oct. 16, 1999, in Hattiesburg, Miss. Lucas, a
private first class during World War II when he received the medal,
was presented with a plaque by USM President Horace Fleming, right,
and Hattiesburg Mayor Ed Morgan, background center. Lucas is
scheduled to attend the dedication of the Dole Institute and speak
at the Memory Tent.
World War II veteran Desmond Doss, left, a conscientious objector
who served as a medic during the war, jokes with fellow
Congressional Medal of Honor recipient John Finn during a mayor's
banquet honoring the medal recipients in Shreveport, La., Sept. 10,
2002. Doss is scheduled to attend this weekend's dedication of the
Dole Institute of Politics.
Bonnie Lathrop, Lawrence, left, visits with Richard Norton Smith,
director of the Dole Institute of Politics, as Lathrop waits in
line for tickets to an event at this summer's "Greatest
Generation's Greatest Celebration." Tickets to the Glenn Miller
Orchestra dance and a "Salute to the Heroes: An Evening to
Remember" are sold out.
Peering over the top of his computer, Dole Institute director
Richard Norton Smith answers questions brought to his office by a
staff member. Smith said that despite working in a university
setting, he's had little time for scholarly research on Nelson
Rockefeller for his next book.
Richard Norton Smith is director of the Dole Institute of Politics
at Kansas University. Smith, a political commentator and
prize-winning author, is renowned for explaining politics in a way
that takes it out of the academic realm and brings it to the
Former Sen. Bob Dole and his wife, Elizabeth, mingle in the crowd
at the "Tribute to Sen. Bob Dole" at Allen Fieldhouse on the Kansas
University campus. The June 1997 event marked Dole's first return
to Kansas after he was defeated by Bill Clinton in the 1996
Elizabeth Dole, wife of Bob Dole, makes a speech on day three of
the Republican National Convention in 1996 -- the year her husband
won the Republican presidential nomination. The Doles were married
Bob Dole holds a pen in his mouth as he takes a break from signing
autographs for supporters to shake their hands at the end of a
Dole-Kemp rally in 1996 in Pittsburgh. Colleagues and former
opponents call Dole a tireless campaigner.
Bob Dole, second from right in the uppermost row, is pictured with
his fourth-grade class in Russell.
Dole's parents, Doran and Bina, paid a visit to their son in 1963
during his second term in Congress.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower helped Dole in his first campaign
for Congress in 1960.
Bob Dole was severely wounded in action on April 14, 1945, in
Italy. He was shot by Nazi machine gun fire as he tried to rescue
his platoon's wounded radio man. It took Dole about three years to
recover from the injuries, though he never regained full use of his
Bob Dole as a second lieutenant fresh out of Officer Candidate
School in 1944.
Bob and Elizabeth Dole wave to supporters after voting at Russell's
First Christian Church on Election Day in 1996. Bob Dole was atop
the Republican Party ticket, running for president against
Democratic incumbent Bill Clinton.
Robyn Conaway boxes up congressional records that span Bob Dole's
political career. Kansas University archivists in June moved
thousands of boxes of Dole documents and memorabilia from the
Spencer Research Library to their permanent home in the Dole
Institute of Politics.
Dan Fullerton, of Shawnee, a history teacher and World War II
re-enactor, will help honor veterans at the dedication of the Dole
Institute of Politics. Fullerton is among re-enactors who portray
the 137th Regiment of the 35th Infantry Division, a Kansas National
Terry Brown with Museum Professional Inc. of Hamel, Minn., adds
items on the life and career of former Sen. Bob Dole to one of the
display cases along the walls of the grand hallway at the Dole
Institute of Politics. The official opening of the center is
Saturday, and Brown and several other workers were busy Tuesday
putting the finishing touches on the $11 million building in
preparation for dedication.
A 14-foot replica of the Kansas state seal graces the front wall of
the Dole Institute of Politics. The seal, made from four sections
of colored cast concrete, was financed by a $50,000 gift from the
Dane G. Hansen Foundation.
Jack Kemp, left, and Bob Dole campaign in the 1996 presidential
race. Kemp, a former professional football player and congressman,
was Dole's vice-presidential running mate. Kemp is scheduled to
attend the dedication of the Dole Institute of Politics.
Richard Norton Smith, director of the Dole Institute of Politics,
right, shows Brian Lamb, CEO of C-SPAN, construction on the new
institute building. Lamb, a friend who was visiting Smith, toured
the facility May 7.
Samples of the hundreds of photographs of World War II veterans
that will hang on the "Memory Wall" in the Dole Institute of
Politics are displayed on a mantle in the temporary offices of the
institute at 12th and Indiana streets.
Al Palmer of Stained Glass Overlay of Roseville, Minn., puts the
final touches on a stained-glass window depicting Russell, the
hometown of former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole, at the Dole Institute of
Richard Norton Smith, director of the Dole Institute of Politics,
said the building reflected the purposes it would serve -- from a
3,300-square-foot forum that houses exhibits and can double as a
theater to climate-controlled warehouse space to house papers from
Dole and other political leaders. "It's important the institute be
as much a place where fifth-graders come and are inspired in some
way to render service as it is a place where a Pulitzer
Prize-winning author will extract whatever riches the archive may
contain," Smith said.
Workers with Stained Glass Overlay, of Roseville, Minn., climb a
scaffold at the Dole Institute of Politics to install
4-foot-by-4-foot glass panels making an American flag.
Bryan Culp, Dole archivist at Kansas University's Spencer Research
Library, looks at Bob Dole's KU letter sweater in 1998. The former
Kansas senator's mementos and papers were housed temporarily at the
library before the collection was moved to the Dole Institute of
Being named a patron of the KU Friends of the Library is just one
of many bonds built between Bob Dole, left, and Kansas University
through the years since Dole enrolled at the university. Dole's
patron status was made official by KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway,
right, during a 1997 visit to campus by the former senator.
Workers lay a fiber mat in front of the Dole Institute of Politics.
The mat has been covered by rocks and the trench filled with water
in a reflecting pool outside the institute on KU's west campus.
Dedication of the center begins this weekend.
Floorers John Roth and Jonathan Roth, of St. Marys, set some
150-pound pieces of Carnelian granite, from Cold Spring, Minn., at
the Dole Institute. The two Fox Ceramic Tile employees were working
on a tile floor that will have a map of Kansas in it.
A month later, in June 2002, the institute starts to take shape.
The Dole Institute of Politics is merely a concrete shell in this
May 2002 file photo.
Breaking ground for the new Dole Institute of Politics at Kansas
University are, from left, institute director Richard Norton Smith,
KU benefactor Polly Bales of Logan, Elizabeth Dole, former Sen. Bob
Dole, Gov. Bill Graves and KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway. The 1999
ceremony was at the Lied Center, next door to the site of the
Workers with Stained Glass Overlay, of Roseville, Minn., complete a
stained-glass American flag at the Dole Institute of Politics. The
flag is thought to be the largest stained-glass Old Glory in the
Kansas' longtime U.S. Sen. Bob Dole will come home to Kansas this
weekend to take part in ceremonies opening the Dole Institute of
Politics. He's shown here during a rally at the 1996 Republican
National Convention, where he was nominated for president.