Bryce COmmons, 7, receives an autographed ball from Kansas
University basketball player Aaron Miles. The ball was signed by
all the players from this year's team, plus Jeff Boschee, and will
be auctioned at www.unlockingautism.org. All proceeds will go to
Unlocking Autism, which provides support for parents of children
with autism and promotes awareness of the disease. Bryce is the son
of Chad and Mandy Commons, of Pittsburg. Got a shot for Friends
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Dustin Quick dons a pig costume at the family business, Quick's
Bar-B-Q, 1527 W. Sixth St. The walking billboard took to the
San Antonio center David Robinson (50) tries to block a shot by
Dallas guard Michael Finley in the second quarter of the Spurs'
96-83 victory. The outcome Friday in Dallas gave San Antonio a 2-1
Japan's Shinji Nakano poses following his qualification for the
Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in this file
photo from May 11. Nakano is a fast-moving billboard for "Beard
Papa's Pipin' Hot Creme Puffs."
Ryan Newman takes a bite of the traditional slice of pecan pie
after winning the pole position for Sunday's NASCAR Coca-Cola 600.
Newman won the pole with a speed of 185.312 mph Friday at Lowe's
Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C.
New Jersey's Colin White hugs teammate Jamie Langenbrunner after
Langenbrunner scored his second goal of the game. The Devils
defeated the Senators, 3-2, Friday at Ottawa in Game 7 of the
Eastern Conference finals and advanced to the Stanley Cup finals.
Texas' Ismael Valdes delivers against Baltimore. Valdes logged his
second consecutive victory since coming off the disabled list in
the Rangers' 5-3 triumph Friday night in Arlington, Texas.
Golfer Annika Sorenstam looks down at the hole after making a bogey
on hole No. 8. She shot a 4-over-par 74 Friday during the second
round of the Colonial at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth,
Texas, missing the cut by four strokes.
Free State High's Ashley Robinson, left, jokes with fellow Firebird
Ashley Jackson, right, and Topeka Washburn Rural's Erin Kessler.
The two Firebirds qualified 1-2 in the 500 freestyle Friday at
Kansas State Natatorium in Manhattan.
Free State seniors Eyad Safadi, left, and Matt Schwabauer talk
between points during the duo's doubles match. The Firebirds
advanced Friday to today's consolation round of the state tennis
tournament at the Kansas State tennis courts in Manhattan.
Lawrence High senior Scott Elwell returns a shot against Wichita
Heights' David Hembree. Elwell defeated Hembree, 6-1, 6-0, in the
first round of the Class 6A state tennis tournament Friday in
Emilie Kaidi, 2, emerges in the hands of a Spanish volunteer rescue
worker from the flattened rubble of her home in Corso, east of
Algiers, two days after a major earthquake struck the region,
killing more than 1,600 and wounding thousands more. Emilie
survived in her collapsed ground-floor bedroom, protected from the
rubble by a door that fell on a television set, giving her shelter
for almost two days. Emilie's constant cries for her mother led
rescue workers to her.
A civet cat is seen in a cage in Tokyo. The World Health
Organization has traced the SARS virus to the civet cat and two
other small mammals in China, and researchers are investigating a
possible link between the animals and the SARS outbreak in humans,
an official said Friday.
American director Clint Eastwood, foreground, jokes with
photographers as he arrives for the screening of his film "Mystic
River," in competition at the 56th Film Festival in Cannes. In the
background are the stars of the film, American actors Tim Robbins,
left, Kevin Bacon, center, and Laura Linney.
Courtney Vescig, left, and Katrina Morriss, both of Free State High
School, dance at the 2002 Project Graduation party. Seniors from
Free State, Lawrence High School and Bishop Seabury Academy will
attend their own Project Graduation beginning at 11 p.m. Sunday.
Roger Bernhardt parks a 1992 Honda Civic that will be given away to
a lucky Lawrence high school senior during this weekend's Project
Graduation. Bernhardt, who is a sales manager at Jack Ellena Honda,
showed the car Wednesday.
Newlyweds Deb and Wayne Thompson exit the gazebo at Haskell Indian
Nations University after exchanging wedding vows. The Thompsons,
who are co-workers at Haskell and planned to marry in Hawaii, were
forced to reschedule their wedding because Wayne will be activated
by the Army Reserves starting Tuesday. The Hawaiian-style ceremony
was Friday at the Haskell gazebo.
Margie Carr, center, the widow of a Lawrence firefighter who died a
year ago today, sits in her back yard with her three children, from
left, Mary, 3, Charlie 4, and Amla, 9. Margie Carr recently gave
money to the Douglas County Community Foundation to a program to
help residents who want to adopt children.
Zach Henderson, 13, comes up for air during drills at a Lawrence
Aquahawks practice at the Lawrence Aquatic Center. The city pool at
727 Ky. opens to the public today.
Nick Allen, 8, and Johnathan Roberts, 8, sign each other's
yearbooks at Riverside School. Friday was the students' last day at
Centennial School first-grader Drake Truscello shovels dirt to
cover a time capsule buried in the school yard with Principal Gina
Grigaitis and fourth-grader Dixie Price on the last day of school.
The students filled the time capsule Friday with photographs and
trinkets to preserve memories of the school at 2145 La.
East Heights sixth-grade teacher Debra Temple presents a white rose
and certificate to Daniel Villarruel during graduation ceremonies.
Friday was East Heights' last day.
Rashaad Spicer, 11, is congratulated by fellow East Heights School
students. The school marked its final day Friday with a graduation
ceremony for 22 sixth-graders, including Rashaad. Next year the
building at 1430 Haskell Ave. will be used for the district's
Centennial School first-grader William Harnar, left, gets his
T-shirt signed by classmate Allie Crockett as Avery Whipple,
center, and Ryan Hutchins, far right, wait their turn on the last
day of school. The school's PTA provided T-shirts to all students
Students and teachers lingered a bit longer on the final day of
classes at Riverside School. First-grade teacher Jeannie Hendrix
received a hug and flowers Friday from student Kathryn Amick, 7.
The school is one of three in Lawrence that were closed by the
Altar servers Ashlee Ellis, left, and Becca Hinshaw select their
vestments before Mass at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Girls
account for about half of the 60 servers at Corpus Christi.
Altar server Becca Hinshaw, 14, right, holds holy water for the
Rev. James Shaughnessy at the start of Mass at Corpus Christi
Catholic Church. Hinshaw is among the growing number of girl
servers wanting to participate at Mass.