Minnesota's Doug Mientkiewicz watches his three-run home run off
Oakland's John Halama as Athletics catcher Ramon Hernandez watches.
The Twins beat the Athletics, 6-5, Wednesday in Minneapolis.
Kansas City's Ken Harvey reacts in the Royals' dugout after
grounding out. Seattle defeated Kansas City, 5-2, Wednesday in
Kansas City, Mo.
Despite being banned in illinois and regulated in 21 other states,
ephedra is still legal in Kansas. The herbal supplement has been
linked to more than 100 deaths nationwide.
Elaney Pickering donates her birthday presents to the Lawrence
Humane Society. She turned 9 on May 15 and had a party May 17 for
her friends, whom she instructed to bring presents for donating to
the shelter. She is the daughter of Rebecca Pickering and John
Conrad, Eudora. Her grandparents are Bill and Judy Pickering,
Lawrence, and Jack and Mary Conrad, De Soto. Rebecca Pickering
submitted the photo.
Mark Foley shakes a branch of a mulberry tree to make ripe
mulberries fall to the ground in Wichita. "Hopefully, I'll be
making wine today if I can get enough," he said Wednesday. "There
are about a dozen trees just in this area."
Dick Patterson, left, receives kind regards from Dick Stuntz,
Lawrence, during a farewell reception in his honor at the Lawrence
Visitor's Center. Patterson, a Topeka resident who became principal
of Lawrence High School in 1997, plans to take a job as principal
of the Auburn-Washburn school district alternative high school
Eudora firefighters finish working a fire at Pinecrest Apartments,
924 Walnut St., in Eudora. Nancy Parsons, 55, was injured in the
fire and taken by air ambulance to KU Med in Kansas City, Kan.
Mark Ice, Lawrence spreads lime on the 4-H middle fields at the
Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper St. He was preparing
for baseball games to be played later Wednesday.
Gerald Shewbart, Lawrence, gives his juniper bushes a trim at his
central Lawrence home. As more summerlike temperatures hit the area
Wednesday -- the high was 88 -- gardeners gave attention to their
greenery. For today's forecast, please see page 8B.
For the past week, the Augustin family of Parrish, Fla., have been
busy fielding phone calls placed to a number displayed on a pager
in the movie "Bruce Almighty." This number also happens to be the
Augustin's home phone number. Standing outside their home, from
left, are father Michael, Michael Jr., Donovan, Donna and Aaron
Members of the Society for Creative Anachronism wait their turn for
a battle as two members fight at South Park. The group gathered
Tuesday for a little hand-to-hand combat.
Michael Vennera, of Grandview, Mo., watches a battle with his
helmet open. Vennera and other members of the Society for Creative
Anachronism gathered Tuesday for some fighting in South Park.
Attila Karolyi, of Kansas City, Kan., battles an opponent at South
Park. Members of the Society for Creative Anachronism -- who dress
and fight in Middle Age form -- gathered Tuesday to stage combat
scenes in the park.
Driver Joe Nemechek celebrates a victory in the Grand National's
O'Reilly 300. Nemechek won the race March 29 in Forth Worth, Texas.
Anaheim players listen to coach Mike Babcock, left, during
practice. The Ducks trail New Jersey 1-0 in the Stanley Cup Finals.
Anaheim practiced Wednesday in East Rutherford, N.J.
Dallas center Raef Lafrentz (45), guard Michael Finley (4) and
guard Nick Van Exel celebrate in the final minutes of their 103-91
win over San Antonio. The Mavericks beat the Spurs Tuesday in
David Jafee, 32, of Santa Monica, Calif., is one of thousands of
video game fans who jammed the floor for the Electronic
Entertainment Expo show in Los Angeles. Video game vendors from
throughout the world unveiled their latest games earlier this month
at the E3 show. New research shows that video game players have
better visual skills than nonplayers.
Young people look into a bakery that was allegedly fired upon
during recent clashes between American troops and unidentified
gunmen in Fallujah, Iraq. In Fallujah, a fundamentalist city 30
miles north of Baghdad, just about everyone wants the Americans
gone, complaining that the occupiers are culturally insensitive and
far too heavyhanded.
JJ Goldstein, 13, of Great Neck, N.Y., rubs her temples while
taking the written test during the second round of the 76th annual
National Spelling Bee in Washington. The finals of the bee will be
Ken Kutaragi, Sony's executive deputy president, holds a new MD
disk during a press conference in Tokyo. Sony Corp. on Wednesday
touted its revamped Playstation 2 videogame machine that also has a
DVD recorder and TV tuner, which will be able to download movies
and music using the disk.
Boeing Company Chief Executive Philip M. Condit speaks during a
news conference in Tokyo. Condit said Wednesday Boeing Co. was
nearing the end of a series of layoffs. Chicago-based Boeing, the
nation's largest exporter and second-largest defense contractor,
has said it expected overall job reductions to total 35,000 by the
end of the year.
Rob Farha discusses how his new bar, The Bella Lounge, 925 Iowa,
might stand out from other Lawrence establishments. The bar, which
opened two weeks ago, is the only one in the city that has a