From left, Brian Jones, Free State High School senior; Cicely
Reusch, Lawrence High School senior; Travis Shinn, Lawrence, and
Jill VanCovern, LHS senior, attend the LHS prom. The event was May
10 in the Kansas Union Ballroom.
From left, William Haney, Free State High School senior; Kristen
Stetler, Lawrence High School senior; Brandon Butler, Lawrence, and
Cassie Strickland, LHS senior, pose for a picture during the LHS
prom. The theme of the May 10 event was "Evening Among the Stars."
It was in the Kansas Union Ballroom.
Vickie Randel and Bob Georgeson reflect on Gene Meyer's
presentation of "A Better Life, A Better Way" for health care in
Lawrence. Meyer, CEO of Lawrence Memorial Hospital, gave the
presentation May 7 at a community reception.
Bob Schulte, Lawrence, left, and former Lawrence resident Mike
Jarrick, co-anchor on the Fox News Channel morning show "Fox and
Friends," visit during a promotional taping for Lawrence's 6News.
Jarrick stopped in Lawrence last week.
Ruth Riggens, Margaret Anderson, Melanie Nolker and Joyce Witulski
work on table favors for the Douglas County Senior Center's Spring
Tea and Fashion Show. The center's benefit event is today.
From left, Gayle Jackson, Marietta Winfrey, Marie Treichel, Debbie
Filkens and Deb Danielson attend the first Douglas County Child
Development Assn. "Early Educator Recognition Event" at the
Hereford House. Jackson was honored May 3 for participating in the
DCCDA Child & Adult Care Food program for more than 20 years.
From left, Alita Cooper, Lynn Mraotz and Terri Varuska attend the
Douglas County Child Development Assn.'s "Early Educator
Recognition Event" at the Hereford House, 4931 W. Sixth St. Cooper
was honored for 49 years in the field of early childhood education.
Marotz and Varuska, of Edna Hill Child Development Center, also
Kathy and John Barr visit with Jane and Scot Buxton during the
Lawrence Memorial Hospital Report to the Community Reception.
During the May 7 event, a survey ranking LMH in the top 95 percent
of hospitals nationwide was discussed.
Shirley Martin Smith, left, Jean Milstead and Scott Robinson enjoy
refreshments before the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Report to the
Community Reception. The event was May 7 at the hospital.
Andrew Keefe, a soon-to-be graduate from Worcester Polytechnic
Institute, is one of this year's lucky college graduates. He has
just been hired as an electronics systems engineer at DRS
Electronic Power Technologies in Hudson, Mass. Many graduates-to-be
still are searching for employment.
HASIDIC JEWISH MEN walking with their children pass one another in
the Williamsburg section of New York's Brooklyn borough.
The Rev. Daniel Nicholson led healing services filled with
thousands of people at Igreja Batista da Lagoinha, a Baptist church
in Brazil. The services featured Nicholson practicing the laying on
of hands to promote healing.
THE REV. DANIEL NICHOLSON of Lawrence Christian Center takes time
to reflect in the Brazilian Highlands. Nicholson spent two weeks
ministering to a church in Bel Horizonte, Brazil.
Bill Elliott's crew performs a pit stop during qualifying for The
Winston. Elliott won the pole for tonight's NASCAR all-star race
with an average speed of 131.502 mph for three laps, including the
pit stop, at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C.
Minnesota's Andrew Brunette (15) is greeted by teammates after his
first-period goal against Anaheim. The Wild's first -- and only --
goal of the Western Conference finals gave them a short-lived lead,
but the Mighty Ducks won Game 4, 2-1, Friday in Anaheim, Calif., to
advance to the Stanley Cup finals.
Los Angeles' Robert Horry, center, is consoled by teammate Derek
Fisher, right, as they and Shaquille O'Neal sit on the bench during
the closing minutes of Game 6 against San Antonio. The Spurs denied
the Lakers a chance at winning their fourth straight NBA
championship, clinching their Western Conference semifinal series
4-2 with Thursday's 110-82 victory in Los Angeles.
Detroit's Chauncey Billups, left, and teammate Richard Hamilton
celebrate their victory over Philadelphia. The Pistons won Game 6
of the Eastern Conference semifinals, 93-89, Friday in Philadelphia
to win the best-of-seven series 4-2.
Kansas City native Tom Watson watches his first shot off the 10th
tee at the National Golf Club. Watson and the rest of the Champions
Tour played Friday in the first round of the Bayer Advantage
Celebrity Pro-Am in Parkville, Mo.
In an hourlong address, Russian President Vladimir Putin
unofficially kicked off his campaign to win re-election next year.
Putin spoke Friday at the Kremlin.
Kansas University is honoring, from left, Vernon Smith, Adele Hall,
Liliana Mayo and George L. Brown with its Distinguished Service
Citation. The four received the award Friday night at KU.
Feedback from graduating Kansas University seniors was partly
responsible for the construction of the new student fitness center
on the southern edge of the KU campus.
Investigators stand around the back of a tractor-trailer at a rest
stop on U.S. Highway 59 near Victoria, Texas. Victoria Sheriff's
Office officials discovered 18 suspected illegal immigrants Friday
alive inside the tractor trailer. The incident followed a similar,
but deadly, discovery earlier in the week.
Glenbrook North High School student Kirsten Barrish, 18, left, and
Thomas Breen, a prominent Chicago defense attorney, enter the Cook
County Courthouse in Skokie, Ill. Barrish, who was at the
courthouse Friday, faces misdemeanor battery charges stemming from
a May 4 videotaped hazing incident.
Terrorists exploded four bombs late Friday in the coastal city of
Casablanca, Morocco, killing at least 24 people and damaging the
Belgian consulate, a Jewish center and a Spanish restaurant,
officials said. The attacks came just days after deadly terrorist
bombings in Saudi Arabia, prompting cities across the globe to
brace for the possibility of attacks by Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida
terrorist network, though it was not immediately known who was
behind the Casablanca attacks.
Former radio and television host Art Linkletter receives a lifetime
achievement award at the Daytime Emmys.
Cynthia Falley, 7, and her father, Rick Falley, visit with each
other before bedtime. Cynthia made news this week when she got
behind the wheel of a truck and drove it into a ravine. The owner
of the truck, it turns out, was being sought in connection with a
string of suspected scams. He was arrested by Douglas County
Raymond Boothe, left, stands with his attorney, Gary Fuller, of
Leavenworth, at the Leavenworth County Courthouse. Booth entered a
plea of innocent Friday in the death of his 11-year-old
developmentally disabled son last year.
Kansas University architecture students designed and built this
three-bedroom, two-bath home with attached garage at the corner of
Atherton Court and Irving Drive. Using donations and federal money
made available to Habitat for Humanity and Tenants to Homeowners,
the house was built for Constance Frazier, of Lawrence.
Hundreds of Iraqis storm the Abu Ghraib northwest of Baghdad after
the announcement by President Saddam Hussein that most prisoners
were going to be freed. Now, with security tenuous across postwar
Iraq and Baghdad plagued by crime and fear, U.S. officials are
blaming Saddam's general amnesty for much of the chaos.
Jelica Ristic, far right, shares a laugh with her adoptive American
family, from left, Linda and Gordon Penny, and her mother, Rada
Ristic. Jelica, a Serb who first came to Lawrence as an exchange
student at Lawrence High School, has stayed here for most of the
past eight years and will receive a master's degree Sunday from
Minnesota's Torii Hunter watches the flight of his three-run home
run. The Twins hammered Chicago, 18-3, Friday night in Minneapolis.
Kansas City reliever Jason Gilfillan wipes his face after giving up
a two-run home run. Toronto beat the Royals, 18-1, Friday in Kansas
Free State high's Kristen Kearns competes in the triple jump. The
Firebirds won the Sunflower League meet Friday in Olathe.
Lawrence High's Bobi Riley clears the bar in the high jump. LHS and
Free State competed at the Sunflower League track meet Friday in
Senor Swinger, with Charlie Rossier up, works out. The horse was
practicing Friday morning at the Pimlico Race Course in preparation
for today's Preakness, the second leg of horse racing's Triple
Assistant trainer Robin Smullen rides Funny Cide during a workout
Tuesday in Elmont, N.Y. Funny Cide, winner of the Kentucky Derby,
is a 7-5 favorite to win today's Preakness in Baltimore.