The tornado that touched down near Bonner Springs and tore through
several neighborhoods in Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties first
started to drop northeast of Eudora. This photo was taken just west
of Bonner Springs on Kansas 32 Highway.
INGRAM MARSHALL PLAYS the gambuh, a Balinese flute, in his home
studio in Hamden, Conn. The 60-year-old composer has written enough
music to fill at least seven albums and produced numerous concerts.
THIS FIGURINE is a piece of white Sevres porcelain from the 19th
century. White pottery and porcelain are back in style.
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS' Murmure has a heart of jasmine, orange
blossom and cassie flower.
ART COLLECTOR GEORGE ORTIZ LOOKS at statues of goddesses from 10th
and 11th century Nepal at a preview for a Himalayan art exhibit at
the Art Institute of Chicago. The exhibit includes 190 works from
both Buddhist and Hindu traditions ranging in date from the fifth
to the 19th centuries.
COMPOSER BURT BACHARACH's new musical, "The Look of Love: The Songs
of Burt Bacharach and Hal David," will premiere today on Broadway.
AMERICAN WAR CORRESPONDENT Ernie Pyle, center, talks with Marines
below decks on a U.S. Navy transport during World War II in March
1945. Pyle's life and words are the subject of the one-person show,
"Ernie Pyle's War."
Jockey Jose Santos reacts after riding Funny Cide to victory in the
129th running of the Kentucky Derby. At left is runner-up Empire
Maker, and Peace Rules, the third-place finisher in Saturday's race
in Louisville, Ky., is at right.
Justin Riley, a Kansas University sophomore majoring in sculpture,
shows off some components of an installation art piece he's
creating for a class exhibit. The show will be on display Tuesday
through Friday at KU's Art and Design Gallery.
Oakland's Eric Chavez, right, accepts congratulations from teammate
Scott Hatteberg after hitting a game-winning, two-run home run in
the 10th inning. The Athletics defeated the Yankees, 5-3, Saturday
in New York.
Detroit's Clifford Robinson (30) lifts Orlando guard Tracy McGrady
off the court Friday in Orlando, Fla. Game 7 of the playoff series
between the Magic and Pistons is today.
Dallas players, from left, Eduardo Najera, Nick Van Exel, Steve
Nash and Dirk Nowitzki watch as the Mavericks lose Game 4 of their
first-round series to the Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore. Dallas is
on the brink of making history: becoming the first NBA team to blow
a 3-0 lead in the playoffs.
Kansas University director of bands John Lynch talks during
Monday's KU Wind Ensemble rehearsal. Lynch is finishing up his
first year as KU's director of bands and already has put his stamp
on the program.
Author Adrian Nicole Leblanc follows the lives of two teenage girls
in the South Bronx in her book "Random Family: Love, Drugs,
Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx."
Above is a file photo of the Old Man of the Mountain, a natural
stone profile on Cannon Mountain that appears on everything in New
Hampshire from road signs to the state quarter. Below is its
profile Saturday, when it was discovered the famous formation had
JAMES FREY's first book, "A Million Little Pieces," chronicles the
author's days at a drug treatment center in Minnesota.
Bill and Carol Ann Marsh, at home in Rawlins, Wyo., publish a
newsletter delivered to about 1,100 inmates a month. The Marshes'
son-in-law, an inmate at the nearby state penitentiary, suggested
the newsletter after Bill Marsh's stroke five years ago.
Expedition Six crew members Donald Pettit, front, Kenneth Bowersox,
left, and Russian cosmonaut Nikolai Budarin pose for a crew photo
on the International Space Station. In a historic first for NASA, a
Russian capsule carrying Pettit, Bowersox and Budarin, who spent
nearly half a year aboard the international space station, landed
early today in the remote steppes of Central Asia.
Jeffrey Erlanger of Madison, Wis., takes part in a public memorial
to children's television pioneer Fred Rogers of "Mister Rogers'
Neighborhood" in Pittsburgh. Shown onscreen at Saturday's memorial
is Erlanger in the early '70s as he appeared during a visit with
Rogers on the show. Rogers died Feb. 27 of stomach cancer at age
Bikram's yoga instructor Elizabeth MarShall leads a group of
students through a workout in a 105-degree room at Bikram's Yoga
College of India, 711 W. 23rd St.
Jessica Johnson curls over backward during a lower back-stretching
routine at Bikram's Yoga College of India, 711 W. 23rd St. Johnson,
who works at the center in exchange for free classes, attended the
session last week.
Yoga students hold a stretch in the 105-degree workout room at
Bikram's Yoga College of India, 711 W. 23rd St. Pictured are, from
left, Tai Kerbs, Amber Edelbrock and Billy Rector. Developed in
1972 by Bikram Choudhury, a former weightlifter from India,
Bikram's yoga is exploding in popularity on the West Coast and,
more recently, in Lawrence.
THE COPPER AND APRICOT FLOWERS of Eureka are attractive when fully
open. When planted in groups of three to five, the flowers offer an
anchor for a border, a centerpiece or an accent area.
ansas City bench coach Bob Schaefer, left, talks to pitcher
Runelvys Hernandez (40) as Hernandez stares at home plate during
the seventh inning as Mendy Lopez looks on. The Royals fell to
Baltimore, 6-1, Saturday in Baltimore.
Owner Jackson Knowlton holds up the trophy in the winner's circle
after his horse, Funny Cide, won the Kentucky Derby. Owner David
Mahan, center, and jockey Jose Santos, right, also bask in the
celebration Saturday in Louisville, Ky.
Funny Cide, with jockey Jose Santos, drives to win the Kentucky
Derby. Santos rode Funny Cide, a gelding, to the victory Saturday
at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.
Texas' Dustin Majewski stretches over a fence for a foul ball. The
Longhorns beat Kansas University, 5-1, Saturday at Hoglund
Free State's Jake Hoover hurls a pitch. Hoover pitched four innings
Saturday in the Firebirds' 8-7 win over LHS at Free State Field.
Lawrence High catcher Tommy Mangino is congratulated by teammates
after he belted a two-run home run. The Lions lost an 8-7 decision
to Free State in nine innings Saturday at Free State Field.
Free State's Ryne Price (11) is congratulated after he crosses the
plate for one of the two runs he scored in the Firebirds' 8-7,
nine-inning victory over Lawrence High. FSHS won the city showdown
Saturday at Free State.
Merchandise is displayed at the Kmart in White Lake, Mich. The
future of Kmart Corp. hinges on whether the retailer can persuade
customers to shop at its stores instead of their local Wal-Marts
and Targets. The Troy, Mich.-based firm will do so with a $2
billion loan, 600 fewer stores and new leadership.
Reta Foley, right, calms Sportin' Dancer, a grey gelding
thoroughbred, as her husband, Sonny, tends to Don't Bug the Lady, a
bay filly. The Foleys, who fed their horses on Wednesday at their
home in rural Douglas County, have been in the thoroughbred
business since 1995.
An imprisoned american Indian poses with a ball and chain in this
photo taken by David Francis Barry sometime in the 1880s at an
undisclosed location. This is one of several 19th century photos of
American Indian prisoners of war on exhibit at the Mid-America
All-Indian Center in Wichita.
Anarchists and peace demonstrators pass the time with a game of
badminton and "anarchist, anarchist, goose," a takeoff on "duck,
duck, goose," during a sit-in near the intersection of Seventh and
Massachusetts streets. The group of protesters Saturday marched the
length of Massachusetts Street, from 23rd Street to Sixth Street.
Scott Schneider, Topeka, left, and his father, Rob Schneider,
examine stacks of tires for sale at the annual swap meet at the
Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. The 41st Swap Shop continues today.
Vernon Richards, of rural Ottawa, was spooked while hunting morel
mushrooms on his land when he turned and saw this 13-inch-tall,
7-pound false morel growing at the base of a red oak. Richards is
now keeping the fungus in his freezer.
Wildlife experts Joe and Suzanne Collins display a massasauga, a
small rattlesnake, that they found early Saturday in southwest
Douglas County. The snake is believed to be the first massasauga
found living in Douglas County.
High on a turn-of-the-century big-wheeled bicycle, James McKenzie,
Lawrence, draws the attention of a group of children riding toys
from a more recent era. Bicycles of various sizes were featured in
Saturday's Art Tougeau parade.
With a modified bicycle called "Four-Wheel Wonder," Jeff Moran
pushes his daughters Hannah, left, 7, and Rebecca, 5, down New
Hampshire Street. The sisters rode in style at the Art Tougeau
parade Saturday in downtown Lawrence.
Layla Wilson, left, 10, and Benjamin Slimmer, 3, peek out of the
"Toy Car" mobile. From dolled-up pets to modified cars and cycles,
the Art Tougeau parade proceeded to a wild and wacky drumbeat
Saturday in downtown Lawrence. The toy-covered car entered by Pat
Slimmer, of Lawrence, took first place in the parade.
A kindergartner at Hillcrest School points to his name on a class
list. The school district's English as a Second Language program at
Hillbrest School has grown so much that it might be split between
Laughter among a group of kindergartners briefly interrupts a class
exercise at Hillcrest School. More than 60 percent of the students
in the class are in the English as a Second Language program at
Hillcrest. From left are Jomanh Alenezy and Abdullah Al Maiman,
both of Saudi Arabia, Imelda Garcia, of Mexico, and Monica Carvajal
Regidor, of Costa Rica.