Susie Gilson, Olathe, is framed by her bowl-shaped "bol" kite,
which she made herself. Gilson's kite is tethered to a pole.
Tim Biondo, Olathe, lets out some string for the kite (not
pictured) he's flying.
Doug Hoffman, Olathe, maneuvers a four-string kite called
Togolese President Gnassingbe Eyadema speaks at a recent rally near
his hometown Kara in the north of Togo. Eyadema faces a
presidential election today.
New York Sen. Hillary Clinton attends the Purple Heart First Day
Stamp ceremony in Newburgh, N.Y. Clinton says she has no interest
in running for the White House in 2004.
"Peace Now" activists hold posters recalling a speech by Israeli
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon during a demonstration Saturday in
Jerusalem. Sharon, in a speech last week, told his stunned country
he was determined to reach a peace deal and end 36 years of rule
over the Palestinians, using for the first time the word
"occupation" to refer to Israel's presence in West Bank and Gaza
Actor Mike Meyers wins best comedic performance award at the MTV
Movie Awards Saturday in Los Angeles.
Seattle's Edgar martinez, left, congratulates reliever Kazuhiro
Sasaki following the Mariners' victory. Martinez homered and Sasaki
logged his ninth save in Seattle's 5-2 victory against the Twins
Saturday in Minneapolis.
The puck sits in the net behind New Jersey goaltender Martin
Brodeur as Anaheim's Rob Niedermayer celebrates the game-winning
goal by teammate Ruslan Salei. The Ducks defeated the Devils, 3-2
in overtime, to claim Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals Saturday in
milwaukee braves pitcher warren spahn fires from the mound in a
World Series game in this Oct. 5, 1958 file photo at New York's
Yankee Stadium. Spahn started 665 games and completed 382 of them,
the most by any left-hander in history.
Yankees pitcher roger clemens frets during a game against the Red
Sox. Clemens has another shot at his 300th career victory today in
Detroit after he picked up the loss in an 8-4 Boston win in his
last start Monday in New York.
Santa Fe Trail high jumper Cameron Babb reacts after clearing
6-foot-8 during the state meet. Babb won the Class 4A high jump
Saturday in Wichita.
Frank Kimmel checks out the leaderboard after finishing as the top
qualifier for the ARCA/RE-MAX Series BPU 200. Kimmel won the pole
Saturday for today's race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.
kansas city's mendy lopez, right, is congratulated by teammates
after he stole home. The Royals still lost, 7-6, Saturday to the
Oakland Athletics in Kansas City, Mo.
free state high's sam frisbie clears the 5-foot-2 bar during the
Class 6A girls high jump. Frisbie won the event Saturday at the
Kansas state meet in Wichita.
Free State High's Hiral Bhakta, left, takes the baton from Danny
Schneider. The Firebirds won the 4x800 relay Saturday at the Class
6A state meet in Wichita.
Kansas University social welfare professor Dennis Dailey leads a
discussion with his graduate students recently. Dailey, who came
under fire by Sen. Susan Wagle for the content of his course on
human sexuality, says the main goal of his teaching is for students
to end up in healthy relationships.
Capt. James Sloan, foreground, leads Lt. Marshall Biggerstaff,
center, and firefighter Melissa Warren into McCollum Hall at Kansas
University. The firefighters, from Fire Station 4, took part in a
training exercise Friday at the residence hall.
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical personnel search a smoky
room by flashlight at Kansas University. The search in McCollum
Hall was part of a training drill Friday morning. Fire Chief Jim
McSwain wants the city to add a new fire station to improve
response times to areas of the city, including Daisy Hill residence
Migal Despanza removes straps from the statue of Dwight D.
Eisenhower after it was lowered into place in the U.S. Capitol
Rotunda in Washington. The Eisenhower statue, by Lawrence, Kan.,
sculptor Jim Brothers, arrived Saturday.
Rich Brown, 8, helps lead a parade around the 700 block of Indiana
and Louisiana streets, holding a photograph of Sam, a 15-year-old
schnauzer who died in December. The New Orleans-style wake in honor
of the pet Saturday kicked off the neighborhood's block party.
Larry Saathoff, Lawrence, photographs a grave marker as his aunt
Patty Hoover, Queen City, Mo., walks by in the Colyer Cemetery
southeast of Lone Star Lake. Members of the Hoover family visited
cemeteries on Saturday during their 90th family reunion.
During their 90th family reunion, members of the Hoover family look
at the grave marker of Isaac B. Hoover in Colyer Cemetery southeast
of Lone Star. Pictured are, from left, Mary Kamp, of Richardson,
Texas, her mother Gulah Hoover Daron, Oklahoma City, and Kamp's
son, Michael Kamp, Richardson, Texas. Isaac Hoover, who died in
1866, was Daron's great-grandfather.
Youths dance in La Locomotive nightclub in Paris.
People walk past the Latina Cafe, near the Champs-Elysees in Paris.
Some of the most chic Paris clubs can be found on or around the
Clementina Valez, 78, checks her cards as numbers are called during
a game of bingo at the Henry Street Settlement Senior Services
Center on New York's Lower East Side.
Mike Pawelczak, who is unemployed, used his bike to commute to his
former job. Pawelczak, a former information technology executive,
has been searching for work for 16 months.
Lynne Trottnow, left, who works for an information technology
placement group, talks to people at a support group for the
unemployed in Lawrenceville, N.J. Unemployed workers, struggling
for traction in an anemic labor market, are slogging through the
longest job searches in 20 years.
Construction crews work on building a new multimillion dollar
pharmaceutical facility for Serologicals Corp. at the East Hills
Business Park. The Lawrence/Douglas County Economic Development
board is rewriting the county's economic development plan in hopes
of attracting more companies like Serologicals.
MCGRATH'S GARDEN features Diana, Princess of Wales, a pink white
hybrid tea rose.
KAREN MCGRATH'S GARDEN at 4704 baltrusol boasts a variety of roses,
honeysuckle and hydrandeas. She displays a handful of roses in full
bloom that will be on display during the Douglas County Externsion
Master Gardener Garden Tour June 7-8.
THIS WMF ARTS & crafts hammered brass teapot is 13 inches high.
The tea was heated by a burner using Sterno fuel. It sold for $575
earlier this year at an auction.
MPetrucchio, portrayed by Curtis Marsh, struggles with Kate, played
by Sarah Young, in a scene from "Kiss Me Kate." The Cole Porter
musical opens Friday and runs through June 22 at the Lawrence
Community Theatre, 1501 N.H.
Calvin Trillin, author of "Feeding a Yen," published by Random
Author ZZ Packer poses at her home in Pacifica, Calif. Packer, 30,
has been published in every major literary journal and received
prestigious awards and rave reviews for her first collection of
short stories, "Drinking Coffee Elsewhere."
Lawrence native Tanya Shaffer learns to weave in Kumasi, Ghana. She
visited the West African country about a decade ago and recently
published a book about her travels, "Somebody's Heart is Burning: A
Woman Wanderer in Africa." Shaffer, who lives in Berkeley, Calif.,
will sign copies of the book Tuesday at the Lawrence Jewish
Community Center, 917 Highland Drive.
Lawrence native Tanya Shaffer pals around with children in
Afranguah, Ghana, during her trip to the West African country in
the early 1990s. Shaffer, who lives in Berkeley, Calif., will sign
copies of her book about the trip, "Somebody's Heart is Burning: A
Woman Wanderer in Africa," on Tuesday at the Lawrence Jewish
Community Center, 917 Highland Drive.
Pictured above is Swindell's "Rapture Portal/Olivia Cockett."
Jon Keith Swindell, a Kansas University professor and sculptor,
sands a wood sculpture in his Vinland studio. The sculpture,
"Sacred Spire/Beyond the Pale," is one of the pieces that will be
featured in Swindell's show at the Lawrence Arts Center from Friday
through July 18.