MIke Yoder/Journal-World Photo.To construct this feature photograph I first recognized that this humorous painting in KU's Spencer Art Museum might elicit some reaction from a student tour group. Positioning myself so I could frame on the painting and the passing children I then anticipated a reaction. As one student responded to the painting I timed my shutter release to capture the moment.
Billy Barnes, 8, Lawrence, hangs out with his 10-month-old border
collie puppy, Eleanor.
Holly Rollins, a performer in the aerial hoops act for Cirque du
Soleil, stretches before a rehearsal. Physical therapists travel
with the troupe, working stressed muscles and strained joints.
This kitsch lamp is a ceramic hula dancer from the 1950s. Her
rotating hips, fringed skirt and colorful glaze added up to a bid
of almost $550 at a David Rago auction of expensive '50s
A model presents an outfit during Jean-Paul Gaultier's haute
couture fall-winter 2003-2004 fashion collection in Paris. Style
experts say "everyday" women should look past all the glam, glitz
and stage drama of runway shows to the often classically stylish
Actors Tyrone Giordano, left, and Michael McElroy sign a scene
during a rehearsal of "Big River" in New York. This version of the
Tony award-winning musical from California's Deaf West Theatre is
currently appearing on Broadway and includes deaf, hard-of-hearing
and hearing actors. Spoken English and American Sign Language (ASL)
are interwoven with music, dance and storytelling techniques.
"Self-portrait in Tuxedo" (1927) by Max Beckmann is among the
paintings in a retrospective exhibit of 133 works by the German
artist at the Museum of Modern Art's temporary gallery in New
York's Queens borough. The exhibit runs through Sept. 29.Photo
Adam Desnoyers, left, and Rebecca Curtis are the newest English
department faculty members at Kansas University. Both Desnoyers and
Curtis, who are pictured Wednesday in their Lawrence home, are
being honored by the 2003 O'Henry Awards Prize Stories anthology.
Desnoyers story, "Bleed Blue in Indonesia," will be printed with 19
others in the anthology; Curtis' "Big Bear, California" will be
included on a list of 15 recommended stories.
Author Joyce Carol Oates poses for a portrait in her Princeton,
N.J., home in this March 20, 2000, file photo. Oates has almost
completely rewritten her 1967 novel, "A Garden of Earthly
Delights," for a new hardcover edition published in 2003 by The
Paintings by Kansas University art professor Robert Price, above,
are on view at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., through Aug. 27.
He created the pieces in "Sky Mudras: Paintings by Robert Price" by
process painting, achieving a meditative state and then letting his
mind feed off natural energy to create forms and patterns.
Robert Price, a Kansas University art professor, hangs his new show
called "Sky Mudras: Paintings by Robert Price" at the Ann Evans
Gallery in the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. The paintings will be
on view through Aug. 27.
This handmade sterling silver necklace is among the variety of
jewelry and other art items that can be found at The Red Dresser, a
new art gallery and home furnishings shop at 626 N. Second St. in
Rebekah Sheridan, Lawrence, one of three owners of The Red Dresser,
a new art gallery/home furnishings shop in North Lawrence, aligns
jewelry on display in the store. Sheridan, her sister Rachael
Sheridan and Brooke Billet opened the store in early June. They
sell their own artwork and refurbished furnishings, as well as art
by local artists, in the tiny gallery at 626 N. Second St.
Tennessee coach Jeff Fisher, right, listens to the play being
called during training camp. The Titans were practicing Saturday at
their headquarters in Nashville, Tenn. The 80,000-square-foot
building behind the players contains the team offices, meeting
rooms, locker room, weight room and dining facility. The Titans are
just one of 13 teams holding training camp at their headquarters.
Gary Carter, left, and Eddie Murray conduct a news conference. It
formally was announced that the former players would be inducted
into the Baseball Hall of Fame during the news gathering Jan. 16 in
New York. The 2003 induction ceremonies are today in Cooperstown,
Albert Pujols slugged four hits in five at bats in the Cardinals'
win over Pittsburgh Saturday.
Boston center fielder Johnny Damon makes a diving catch on a fly
ball by New York's Jason Giambi, saving a run in the eighth inning
of Boston's 5-4 victory at Fenway Park.
Paul Tracy, left, celebrates with his team after winning the pole
at the Molson Indy. Tracy was fastest in qualifying Saturday for
today's race at Vancouver, British Columbia.
Suzy Whaley signs autographs after finishing her second round at
the Greater Hartford Open. Whaley missed the cut Friday at
Cromwell, Conn., but made an impression on fans.
Tom Watson of Stilwell blasts a tee shot as Tom Kite looks on
during third-round play at the Senior British Open. Watson was
three strokes behind leader Carl Mason after Saturday's round in
Lance Armstrong waves from the podium after the 19th stage of the
Tour de France. Armstrong placed third in the stage Saturday, all
but securing his fifth straight title.
Lance Armstrong pumps his first after finishing third in the 19th
stage of the Tour de France. Armstrong secured his overall lead
Saturday, all but clinching his fifth straight Tour de France
West's Tyler Manwarren, of Great Bend, celebrates on the sidelines
following the team's first touchdown against the East. The West won
the Shrine Bowl, 35-2, Saturday in Wichita.
West running back John Randle, of Wichita Southeast, bulls into
East defenders Trevor Hamilton, left, of Silver Lake, and Ryan
Friedrichs, of Marysville. Randle, a Kansas University football
signee, rushed for 144 yards in the West's 35-2 victory in
Saturday's Shrine Bowl in Wichita.
Tonganoxie's Jessie Whitledge slides safety into third base during
the Braves' 3-2 victory over the Lawson (Mo.) Rockettes. Tongie
went 2-1 during the American Fastpitch Assn. "B" Nationals Saturday
at Clinton Lake Softball Complex.
Rocdor, Tenderlake and Purple Teebee string beans
Older homes in Charleston, S.C., reflect their Southern heritage
with large, shady verandas that offer respite from the summer heat.
Hiker Maria Almond takes in the view of the Blue Ridge Mountains
from a trail off the Blue Ridge Parkway south of Blowing Rock, N.C.
The Parkway offers magnificent views of the Smoky and Blue Ridge
CRB Builders, of St. Louis, is constructing the manufacturing plant
that will be used by Serologicals Inc. in the East Hills Business
Park. The $18.5 million in building permits taken out for the
project have given a big boost to Lawrence construction totals in
the first six months of 2003.
Eudora farmer Keith Knabe inspects some ears of corn in one of his
fields. Knabe says that the combination of hot, dry weather in the
past weeks has hurt an otherwise good year for corn. Knabe was
working Thursday in his field; the high temperature was 93, typical
of July's hot, dry days that threaten crops.
Iraqi prisoners of war walk toward the gates of Camp Bucca in Umm
Qasr, southern Iraq before being released by U.S. troops in this
May 6 file photo. The military has charged four U.S. soldiers from
a Pennsylvania-based Army Reserve unit with abusing prisoners of
war in Iraq. The soldiers and their families deny the accusations.
Peggy Deprima wears an Arnold Schwarzenegger shirt during a rally
in support of the recall of California Gov. Gray Davis at the state
Capitol in Sacramento. Schwarzenegger is a potential candidate in
the recall election.
Three brothers currently deployed on a peacekeeping mission in
Bosnia are, from left, Sgt. James Cox, Christopher Cox and Jeff
Cox. They're serving together in Bosnia, part of a growing trend of
American families being deployed to keep the peace in the Balkan
country. About 3,200 Americans now serve as part of a 12,000-member
NATO-led force of soldiers from 30 nations.
Jeb Stuart Magruder is sworn in by Sen. Sam Ervin, D-N.C., before
beginning testimony before the Senate Watergate Committee in
Washington in this June 14, 1973, file photo. Magruder, a former
top aide to President Nixon, now contends that Nixon ordered the
break-in that led to his resignation.
Cuban children re-enact the attack on the Moncada military barracks
as they celebrate the 50th anniversary of the frustrated action
lead by Fidel Castro. Castro's plan was to overpower the Moncada
Barracks in Santiago, which was at the time Cuba's second-largest
fort. The attack on the barracks lacked the element of surprise and
ended with most of Castro's men being killed or arrested. Fifty
years later, Moncada is now a school. Its bullet-riddled walls
serve as a reminder to future generations that the revolution began
here July 26, 1953.
Nely Galan, producer of the new show "La Cenicienta" on the
television network Telemundo, describes Latino men's typical
reaction to single mothers in answer to a question from television
critics, during the NBC television network presentation at the
Television Critics Assn. summer press tour.
Jim, played by Cillian Murphy, survives a virus that wipes out most
of the Earth's population in "28 Days Later." As if the film's
ending weren't bleak enough, director Danny Boyle has added a
darker alternate ending after the closing credits. The film already
has grossed about $35 million in just a month.
With news of the discovery of a body in Waco, Texas, Baylor
University athletic director Tom Stanton discusses the case of
missing Baylor basketball player Patrick Dennehy at a news
conference. While authorities Saturday said no positive
identification had been made of the remains, a source said the body
was strongly believed to be that of Dennehy, who has not been seen
since June 12.
Renee Miner of Beloit plugs a meter on Massachusetts Street.
Feeding the meter could cost more for Miner, who was downtown
Thursday, and others if the Lawrence City Commission follows
through with plans to raise fees and fines for downtown parking.
Girmai Misgna, an analyst for the Kansas Geological Survey on
Kansas University's west campus looks over some pancakes Friday, to
see if they resemble Kansas in any way. A team of researchers from
Texas and Arizona recently reported that Kansas was as flat as a
Kansas is actually flatter than a pancake, according to a group of
scientists from Southwest Texas State University and Arizona State
University. In their recently published article, the scientists
analyzed the geography of the state and a pancake purchased at
International House of Pancakes. Saturday in Lawrence, IHOP cook
Edwin Mueller, who displays a pancake in the shape of Kansas, said
he wasn't surprised at their findings.
Deandre Anderson Jr., 2, Topeka, cools down his grandpa, Rodger Vanderslice, with a water bottle as Deandre's mother, Jamie Vanderslice, watches. The three were at the Clinton Lake Softball Complex Saturday for the American Fastpitch Assn. "B" National softball tournament. For more on the tournament, see Sports, section C.