Curley Top by Lana Grove won "Best Original Design" in the Great
Pumpkin Carving Contest.
The Carmody cousins show their Jayhawk spirit at the first Kansas
University football game of the 2003 season on Aug. 30. Tyler
Carmody, 17, stands in back. The others, from left, are Jeff
Carmody, 12; Ellie Carmody, 6; Brian Carmody, 10; Margie Carmody,
12; Nikki Carmody, 8; and Matt Carmody, 7. Tyler and Jeff are the
sons of Tom and Kay Carmody; Nikki and Matt are the children of
John and Wendy Carmody, all of Lawrence; and Ellie, Brian and
Margie are the children of Mike and Dee Dee Carmody, Omaha, Neb.
Grandparents Tom and Grace Carmody, Lawrence, submitted the
Gene Ortner, a Seneca-Cherokee tribal member from Miami, Okla.,
demonstrates a native dance to students at Northeast Elementary
School in Arma. Ortner danced Friday at the school in southeast
Kansas, in celebration of Native America Day.
From left, 5-year-olds Griffin Nelson, Sammy Rosenstengle, and
Braden Smith look over the candy selection offered by Robin Miller,
an administrative specialist at the Kansas University law school.
Students from Hilltop Child Development Center paraded their
Halloween costumes Friday morning at KU and picked up some treats
along the way.
Yu Tao, 12, performs a contortion act during an acrobatic
exhibition. Tao is part of an acrobatic troupe from Chenadu, China,
that performed Friday at Raintree Montessori School, 4601 Clinton
Patty and Bob Gibbons tie the knot in a Halloween ceremony at Wells
Overlook Park. The couple dressed as Shrek, a green ogre from the
2001 Dreamworks film "Shrek." Betty Caldwell, left, of Topeka, was
the maid of honor. The Rev. Gary Thomas, center, of First United
Methodist Church of Linwood, married the couple.
Chicago's Sammy Sosa bats during the National League divisional
playoffs. Sosa said Friday he was turning down a chance to become a
free agent to remain with the Cubs two more seasons.
Kansas freshman Holly Gault, right, takes a shot on the Oklahoma
State goal while fending off OSU's Lauren Colwell in the first
half. The 21st-ranked Jayhawks blanked the Cowgirls, 2-0, on Senior
Day Friday at SuperTarget Field.
Kansas University midfielder Lauren Williams, right, fights for the
ball with Oklahoma State's Nikki Wojtowicz. The Jayhawks beat the
Cowgirls, 2-0, Friday at SuperTarget Field, securing third place in
the Big 12 Conference.
Lawrence High's Jeff Colter (14) breaks a tackle while teammate
Aaron Kie (76) blocks another Topeka High defender. The Lions beat
the Trojans, 55-17, Friday in Topeka.
Lawrence High's Jabril Richardson (36) runs past a Topeka High
defender for a touchdown. The Lions beat the Trojans, 55-17, Friday
Free State High sophomore Brett Lisher tries to escape a Washburn
Rural defender. The Firebirds beat the Junior Blues, 19-3, Friday
at Memorial Stadium.
Free State High tight end Tyler Morgan catches a touchdown pass
during the first half against Washburn Rural. The Firebirds beat
the Junior Blues, 19-3, Friday at Memorial Stadium.
LaVon Wagoner, left, receives instructions from S&T Telephone
Cooperative technician Shawn Dale, who installed high-speed
Internet service in Wagoner's home in Colby. Small phone companies,
like S&T, are bringing cutting-edge Internet services to rural
Jere McElhaney, a Douglas County commissioner, talks about the
cleanup effort Friday at Wells Overlook Park.
Mark Woodman, second from left, and other members of inmate Delta
Conservation Camp Crew No. 4 from Suisun City, Calif., turn over
ashes to extinguish the last embers from the Simi Valley fire that
had threatened homes earlier this week in the Sunset Point area of
Stevenson Ranch, Calif. Most of the work of putting out the last of
the smoldering fires Friday was done by hand crews such as this
A U.S. Army 4th Infantry Division soldier guards an entrance to a
local police station as Iraqis line up outside to get ID cards in
the village of Uja, outside of Tikrit. American soldiers on Friday
sealed off the village and ordered adults to register for ID cards
that will let them move in and out of the community.
Houston running back Domanick Davis crosses the goal line for a
15-yard touchdown run against Indianapolis. Davis, who scored
against the Colts Sunday in Indianapolis, has emerged his rookie
season as the Texans' top running back.
Rescue workers talk as they search an area of a parking garage
under construction that partially collapsed at the Tropicana Hotel
and Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. A five-story section of the
garage collapsed Thursday, killing four workers. The last victim
was pulled from the site Friday.
A note with five stars on it, found inside of a Ziploc bag at an
Ashland Va., shooting scene on Oct. 19, 2002, is displayed on a
screen Friday during testimony in the trial of sniper suspect John
Allen Muhammad at the Virginia Beach Circuit Court.
Three Topeka homes, shown above, are being offered as contest
prizes. Entrants must pay $300 and make a list of the top 10
reasons they want to win a place to live in Topeka. The homes, from
left, are owned by Dargal Clark, Rod Chilson and Alan Bechtold.
Rescued miner Valery Grabovsky reads the daily Izvestia in a
hospital in Novoshakhtinsk, southern Russia. Grabovsky was among
the Zapadnaya miners trapped in the mine when water burst in from
an underground lake.
Mayan Carlos Cahuich cleans the skull of his father at a cemetery
in a 500-year-old ritual in preparation for Day of the Dead
celebrations in Pomuch, in the state of Campeche. Mexico's Day of
the Dead on Nov. 2 mixes Indian traditions and the Roman Catholic
Church's All Souls' Day.
Texas quarterback Vince Young, right, breaks a tackle by Baylor's
Willie Andrews during last week's game at Waco, Texas. The freshman
is UT's leading rusher.
Oklahoma State's Jamar Ransom trips up Texas A&M running back
Courtney Lewis. A&M's freshman running back rushed for 171
yards last Saturday at College Station, Texas.
KU quarterbacks, from left, John Nielsen, Adam Barmann and Brian
Luke celebrate a touchdown against Missouri. One of the three will
start today at Texas A&M in place of injured Bill Whittemore.
Adam Barmann, No. 7 6-4, 210, Fr., Weston, Mo. Strengths: Good,
mobile athlete with a strong arm. Weaknesses: Inexperience Games:
None Comp-Att-Int: 0-0-0 Passing yards: 0 Briefly: Was a two-time
all-state and all-metro selection at West Platte High. ... KU had
hoped to give him a red-shirt season before starter Bill Whittemore
was injured last Saturday.
John Nielsen, No. 12 6-3, 205, Jr., San Diego Strengths:
Intelligence, maturity. Weaknesses: Didn't show ability to throw
down field last week at Kansas State. Games: One Comp-Att-Int:
8-12-0 Passing yards: 33 Briefly: Started the season opener at
Palomar (Calif.) Junior College last season but broke his thumb and
was a backup rest of season. ... Had Division I-AA scholarship
offers but opted to walk-on at KU.
Retiring Episcopal Bishop Douglas Theuner, right, introduces the
Rev. V. Gene Robinson to church members June 7 in Concord, N.H..
New Hampshire Episcopalians elected Robinson, an openly gay man, as
their next bishop. Thousands are expected to attend Robinson's
consecration Sunday at the University of New Hampshire.
The Hobbs Park Memorial featuring the Murphy-Bromelsick House, 10th
and Delaware streets, is in line for a $100,000 federal grant for
various restoration and improvement measures.
Mahathir Mohamed, front, wearing glasses, leaves the prime
minister's office, followed by his wife, Siti Hasmah, and his
successor, new Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, in Putrajaya,
Malaysia. Mahathir stepped down Friday after a 22-year reign.
Israeli army Sgt. Sima Adiv, right, a commander of a rocket
launcher unit, walks next to a fellow soldier at a military base
near the West Bank town of Ramallah. The killing of two female
soldiers last week at an army base in the Gaza Strip has sparked a
debate about whether the Israeli army should rescind its decision
to place women in fighting units.
The ancient form of drumming known as Taiko will be performed this
weekend at the Lied Center at Kansas University when Wadaiko
Yamato, the Drummers of Japan, take the stage.