The skyline of upper Fifth Avenue is visible in this view looking
northeast over Central Park's Turtle Pond. With a light show,
exhibits, concerts and even an auction of designer park benches,
the city will spend the rest of the year celebrating the creation
of Central Park 150 years ago.
A pilot is shown on the monitor of a thermal scanner at Pearson
International Airport in Toronto, Canada. Health Canada said Friday
that it now had thermal scanners, used to detect people with a high
fever, up and running at the airport.
A damaged semitrailer is shown trapped under a collapsed bridge
after a different trailer crashed Friday night into the bridge's
center support columns on Interstate 80 about three miles west of
Big Springs, Neb. Two other eastbound semitrailers also were
damaged. Gov. Mike Johanns said authorities estimated the section
of the nation's busiest highway would reopen Monday, with crews
Everd Solano, left, shares a laugh with Maria Peransileft during a
commercial break while on the set for the Hispanic news cast
"Hechos Wichita" in Wichita.
Wintilio Ortiz, the publisher of "Mi Gente Hoy," a monthly Hispanic
magazine in Wichita, stands next to a rack filled with past issues
while holding the current issue. The magazine is a full-color
Lyle Hettinger, a packaging worker at Lawrence's Del Monte Foods
plant, monitors the bagging of the Kibbles 'n Bits dog food that
the plant produces. Plant workers this year are celebrating 25
years of operating in the Lawrence community.
Writer Harlan Coben poses at his home in Ridgewood, N.J. Coben has
used New Jersey towns, including Glen Rock, Montclair and
Livingston, as settings in his 10 novels, which deal with ordinary
people who are thrust into dangerous, cryptic situations.
THIS 1885 EGGBEATER could be attached to the wall. The 13 1/2-inch
iron beater was sold recently for $425.
Bob Hope and his wife Dolores are shown attending the premiere of
Hope's movie "The Seven Little Foys" at a Paramount Theater in
Hollywood in this 1955 file photo. Hope celebrates his 100th
Bob Hope is shown in character in the films "Nothing But the
Truth," "The Paleface" and "The Road to Hong Kong," left to right,
in these undated file photos. Hope celebrates his 100th birthday
White capris make a good substitute for shorts. Plus, they are more
appropriate for more places and more occasions, says Gap style
director Rachel DiCarlo.
A belt and shoes in "a luggage color" pull together an otherwise
very casual outfit so it can be worn almost anywhere, says Gap
style director Rachel DiCarlo.
A plaster model created by Lawrence High School artist Patrick
Roberts decorates a pedestal at Roy's Gallery, 1410 Kasold Drive,
as retiring art teacher Pat Nemchock passes by a wall of paintings.
LHS seniors who won scholarships to attend art schools are featured
through Friday at the West Lawrence gallery. The student artists
are members of Nemchock's last graduating class.
A corner of a desk in one of the examining rooms in Dr. Stevens'
office. Stevens' abilities to diagnose accurately are well-known
among his patients.
The Stevens household is home base to three dogs and three
"outdoor" cats. Dr. Phil Stevens is greeted by dogs Shy Guy, left,
Danielle Irwin, 5, tries on tip-toes to reach the sliding weight on
the old set of scales in Dr. Phil Stevens' Tonganoxie office. The
scales belonged to Stevens' father, Dr. Delos Stevens, and were
used in his Oskaloosa office. Danielle is the daughter of Steve and
Betty and Phil Stevens first met in 1948 in Topeka when Phil was
dating Betty's roommate. They eloped in 1950 and married in
Bentonville, Ark. They have six children.
Dr. Phil Stevens, or "Dr. Phil," as many of his patients call him,
checks out the throat of fourth-generation patient Danielle Irwin
as her mother, Elizabeth, watches the proceedings. Stevens has
practiced medicine in Tonganoxie for nearly 50 years.
Los Angeles' Lisa Leslie, right, is fouled by Connecticut's Rebecca
Lobo as Leslie takes a shot. The Sun lost their first-ever WNBA
game, 82-73, Saturday in Uncasville, Conn.
Dallas forward Dirk Nowitzki holds his knee after being injured in
Game 3 of the Western Conference finals against San Antonio. The
Spurs -- who won, 96-83, Friday in Dallas -- have a 2-1 lead in the
best-of-seven series. Nowitzki is doubtful for tonight's Game 4 in
New Jersey's Kenyon Martin celebrates the Nets' 102-82 victory over
Detroit. With the win in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals
Saturday in East Rutherford, N.J., the Nets advanced to the NBA
Finals after sweeping the Pistons.
Kenny Perry reacts to missing a birdie putt on the 18th green.
Perry matched the course record with a 9-under 61 during the third
round of the Colonial Saturday at Fort Worth, Texas.
Anaheim goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere explains to Jay Leno,
right, the NHL tradition of not shaving until the Stanley Cup
playoffs are over. Giguere was a guest on "The Tonight Show with
Jay Leno" Friday in Burbank, Calif.
Steve Brill, right, who wrote all three "The Mighty Ducks" movies,
is seen with actors Marguerite Moreau, left, and Shaun Weiss, who
had roles in the films. The real Ducks, who took their name from
the Disney movies, are following the script while making an
unlikely run at the Stanley Cup.
New Jersey captain Scott Stevens skates away with the Prince of
Wales trophy following the Devils' 3-2 victory over Ottawa. By
winning Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals Friday night in
Ottawa, New Jersey advanced to the Stanley Cup and will face
Mets pitcher Tom Glavine reacts after yielding a hit to Atlanta's
Gary Sheffield. The Braves defeated the Mets, 10-4, Saturday in
BOSTON'S NOMAR GARCIAPARRA, left, greets teammate Manny Ramirez,
right, as Cleveland catcher Josh Bard looks on. Ramirez hit a
two-run home run in the seventh inning of Boston's 12-3 victory
over the Indians Saturday in Boston.
Kansas City first baseman Ken Harvey, left, attempts to tag
Oakland's Eric Chavez after leaping for a high throw from pitcher
Kris Wilson. Chavez was safe on the play Saturday at Oakland,
Kansas City reliever Mike MacDougal, left, is embraced by teammates
after recording a save against the Athletics. The Royals won, 3-1,
Saturday in Oakland, Calif.
Tulsa Washington's Mark Brown (21) shoots over Tulsa Memorial's
Lamont George in the second half of the Class 6A state semifinals.
Memorial won at the buzzer, 53-51, March 14 at the University of
Oklahoma's Lloyd Noble Center. Brown averaged 12 points a game as a
Mark Brown, a Kansas University football signee, was suspended from
the football team for his senior year at Tulsa (Okla.) Washington
High after he was involved in a fracas during a game. He fought the
suspension in the courts and was allowed to participate in the
basketball season, but he's eager to get back in pads this fall.
Emilia Salgado, center, with three of her seven children, wipes
tears from her eyes at the funeral of her husband, Mateo Salgado.
Salgado was one of 19 immigrants who died last week in the back of
an unventilated trailer.
Hilary Paige, right, dances with a friend at the Board of
Cooperative Educational Services spring prom in Albany, N.Y. About
170 people attended the annual dance for Albany-area high school
students receiving the agency's special education services.
Above is a plaque at the same memorial Tholen visited Friday that
honors Alvin King, an Emporia resident credited with getting
Armistice Day changed to Veterans Day.
Dillon Sellers is shown during a news conference as he was being
discharged, April 17, after heart transplant surgery at Loma Linda
University Children's Hospital in Loma Linda, Calif. Dillon's
father, Maj. Hal Sellers, with the Marines 3rd Light Armored
Reconnaissance Battalion, recently returned from the war in Iraq.
A resident looks at a victim in a gymnasium used as a morgue in
Boumerdes, Algeria, about 30 kilometers east of Algiers. A strong
earthquake hit the Algiers area Wednesday night, killing more than
1,800 people and injuring thousands.
Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney performs during his concert in Red
Square in Moscow. The performance Saturday was McCartney's first in
Russia, a country he also is visiting for the first time.
The Claggetts, from left, Peggy, Melanie, Robert and Melissa, are
all coping with Melanie's pending deployment to Kuwait. Eudora
twins Melanie and Melissa joined the Army Reserves in high school
and now find themselves separated by Melanie's impending
Randall Parker, from Wichita, adjusts a Volkswagen flag that
decorates the front of his 1967 "Splitty Westy" bus. "Splitty"
refers to the split-window design, and "Westy" is a nickname for
the company that purchased hordes of VW buses and rebuilt them into
a vehicle primed for camping.
Dana Stein, left, Andrea Hanson, center, and Carrie Stein play
volleyball in a clearing in the Volkswagen bus encampment. The
Steins, from Oklahoma City, and Hanson, from Fort Collins, Colo.,
attend the Bug Blitz/Bus Blast on Saturday.
John Seatvet and John Smithhisler, above, smoke cigars in the
afternoon shade next to a 1973 "Westy" Volkswagen bus. From Dodge
City, Seatvet and Smithhisler on Saturday attended the annual Bug
Blitz/Bus Blast, which drew Volkswagen enthusiasts from around the
country to the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.
Henry Aubin of Mansfield, Mass., left, holds a letter from
President Franklin Roosevelt, and his brother, Ray Aubin, of North
Attleborough, Mass., holds the Purple Heart, battle ribbons and a
photo of their uncle, Raymond J. Aubin, who died on D-Day during
World War II. As part of an effort to list every American and
Allied serviceman killed during the invasion of France, the
National D-Day Memorial Foundation in Bedford, Va., dug up Aubin's
name, placing him off the Normandy coast on D-Day, June 6, 1944.
Dominique Duncan is graduating from Free State High School with
nearly 100 college hours to her credit.
Brett Fuller, left, and Lawrence High senior Jake Butler were the
first match for Douglas County Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Jeff and Karen Ridgway bought their home in the early 1990s. Since
then, their tax bill has grown by a third. A Journal-World analysis
shows that a typical property tax bill in Lawrence has increased 77
percent during the past 10 years, while median incomes have risen
by 50 percent. The Ridgways discussed their financial concerns
Friday in front of their central Lawrence home.