Kansas freshman quarterback Adam Barmann throws against Texas
A&M. Barmann threw for 294 yards in the Jayhawks' 45-33 loss
Saturday in College Station, Texas.
A sprinkler sprays water onto a Kansas hay field. The Kansas Water
Appropriation Act of 1945 remains the legal framework for
apportioning water among those who have it and others who want it.
Oreo, 3, top, and Boots, 2, curl up in their favorite house. The
photo was submitted by owners Jeff, Madonna and Courtney Staus of
Bobby Hamilton celebrates his victory in the Bashas' Supermarket
200. Hamilton won the event Saturday at Phoenix International
Raceway in Avondale, Ariz.
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant shouts instructions during L.A.'s game
against Phoenix. Bryant scored 15 points in his first game of the
season as L.A. defeated the Suns, 103-99, Saturday night in
Texas running back Cedric Benson (32) crosses the goal line for a
touchdown after racing past Nebraska's Barrett Ruud (38) and Titus
Adams (96). Benson rushed for 174 yards and three touchdowns to
help Texas defeat Nebraska, 31-7, Saturday in Austin, Texas.
Benedictine running back Eric Ohlman (36) is tackled by Baker
University defensive back Tyler Hibler during the second half. The
Wildcats lost, 17-7, Saturday at Liston Stadium.
Forensic expert Dr. William Bass holds a human skull with a bullet
wound in his office at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
Bass has co-authored a book from his extraordinary case files
called "Death's Acre."
Brock Emmert, a stream specialist with the Kansas Conservation
Commission, looks at an eroded bank along the Little Blue River
near Barnes. Commission plans call for building weirs at the site
to control erosion of adjacent farmland and improve water quality.
John Hynek stands on a weir built in the Little Blue River adjacent
to his farm near Barnes. The weirs are designed to control erosion
of the river bank, thereby improving water quality and saving
An armed guard keeps watch at the entrance of a school that closed
early in Baghdad. Most schools were closed Saturday after rumors
spread through Baghdad that bombings or other resistance action
would strike the capital. The threats ultimately had little impact
Kansas freshman quarterback Adam Barmann scrambles in the second
half. Barmann threw for 294 yards and rushed for 45 against Texas
Kansas University's Clark Green, center, is brought down by a trio
of Aggies in the Jayhawks' 45-33 loss. Green rushed for 64 yards in
KU's loss Saturday at College Station, Texas.
Free State High's Danny Schneider runs down the home stretch.
Schneider placed 11th, helping the Firebird boys to a sixth-place
finish Saturday at Rim Rock Farm.
The Lawrence High cross country squad spells "Harrison" on their
chests in honor of Harry Swartz, the lone boys' state qualifier for
the Lions. Swartz placed 59th at the Class 6A state meet Saturday
at Rim Rock Farm.
Blue Valley North's Jana Gwinn, left, Shawnee Mission South's
Connie Abbott, center, and Free State's Alysha Valencia set the
pace in the girls Class 6A state cross country race. Gwinn won, and
Valencia placed sixth in the event Saturday at Rim Rock Farm.
Texas A&M's Reggie McNeal (16), who rushed for 71 yards and
threw for 259, eludes KU's Gabriel Toomey.
Kansas University coach Mark Mangino congratulates freshman
quarterback Adam Barmann (7) in the Jayhawks' 45-33 loss to Texas
A&M. Barmann made his collegiate debut Saturday in College
Station, Texas, and threw for a KU freshman-record 294 yards and
four touchdowns against the Aggies.
Willie Nelson, left, joins Toby Keith as they sing "Beer for My
Horses" during the 38th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on
May 21 in Las Vegas. The nominees for the Country Music Assn.
Awards -- to be held Wednesday -- reflect a shift from pop-leaning
crossover females to the more male-dominated traditional country.
Keith leads all performers with seven nominations, and country
legend Nelson has several nominations.
Dewey Reynolds attempts to feed money into the airport parking
garage's "express pay station," at the airport in Richmond, Va.
After several unsuccessful attempts, he had to go to a clerk. "It
comes with the territory," the 64-year-old Richmond real estate
broker says of the sporadic technological glitches he has
encountered as air travel becomes increasingly automated.
Jim Smyers, of Glen Allen, Va., gets his paperwork checked by a US
Airways ticket agent, who declined to be identified, at Richmond
International Airport in Richmond, Va. Smyers checked in using the
automated kiosk, lower left, but had to go for human help when the
machine's printer ran out of paper.
Jim Grinter harvests his sunflower crop in rural Leavenworth
County. More farmers are considering crops like sunflowers that
better resist drought than corn and soybeans.
Ted Grinter displays a sunflower in his field in rural Leavenworth
Ted Grinter, a rural Lawrence farmer, surveys his sunflower crop in
Leavenworth County. Grinter, who was harvesting his crop last week,
says he will sell the sunflowers as bird seed at the Lawrence
Farmers Market and other area events.
Kendall Kim, 22, a Kansas University student and intern for WRAP,
hands out gloves at the Community Drop-in Center. Interns with
Working to Recognize Alternative Possibilities collected food,
gloves, socks and toiletries last month to distribute Saturday at
President Bush speaks during a campaign stop Saturday in Gulfport,
Miss., in support of Republican gubernatorial candidate Haley
President Bush arrives for a campaign rally for gubernatorial
candidate Ernie Fletcher in London, Ky. While Bush was out Saturday
campaigning for Republican congressional candidates, he also has
been working hard on his own 2004 re-election effort, which is
shaping up as a bitter battle.
Louis DeKeyser walks a portion of the Amazon Ditch near Lakin.
DeKeyser oversees the operation of the 33-mile-long canal that
supplies water to 16,000 acres of fields in western Kansas. Without
the canal and irrigators, the area of the state would be settled
only by "rattlesnakes and pack rats," DeKeyser said.
From left, Brooke Fox, 9, Noelle Fox and Sadie Fox, 3, evaluate
their Halloween candy cache. The Fox family adopted Sadie in April
2001 after being her foster family since she was 6 weeks old.
Zoe Koplowitz, center, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, crosses
the finish line of the New York City Marathon on Nov. 4, 1996.
Koplowitz, who usually takes more than 24 hours to finish the
26.2-mile course, today will participate in her 16th New York City
Danish environmental sculptor Olafur Eliasson stands in the Turbine
Hall at the Tate Modern art museum in London and looks up at his
artwork, "The Weather Project." Eliasson has used mirrors, light,
sound and mist to create a monochrome space that exposes and
confronts the visitor.
"Choker #83," by Mary Lee Hu, will be on view beginning Saturday at
the Spencer Museum of Art as part of touring "The Art of Gold"
exhibition. The piece is made from 22- and 18-karat gold.
Don "Doc" Ballard, center, of Kansas City, Mo., won a Medal of
Honor in 1970 for throwing himself on a grenade during the Vietnam
War to spare the lives of a group of patients. The retired U.S.
Navy colonel is one of 116 Medal of Honor winners featured in a new
book, "Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty."
He is pictured with two fellow corpsmen.
Jim Ralston, retired director of choral activities at Kansas
University, won a Phoenix Award for Musical Arts.
Rick Mitchell, gallery director at the Lawrence Arts Center, is the
recipient of a Phoenix Award for Visual Arts. He is pictured Monday
in the arts center gallery, 940 N.H.
Jean Lominska won the Phoenix Award for Arts Volunteer for her work
with the Lawrence Civic Choir.
Jennifer Glenn won a Phoenix Award for Performing Arts. Glenn, an
actor, director, teacher and costume designer for the Seem-To-Be
Players, is pictured Tuesday in the Lawrence Arts Center theater,
Artist and arts advocate Diana Dunkley won a Phoenix Award for
Visual Arts. Dunkley is pictured Tuesday at Fields Gallery, 712
Mass., next to one of her works on display.
Lawrence textile artist Chris Wolf Edmonds feels right at home on
the 80-acre rural plot west of Clinton Lake where she and her
husband are building a new home. The natural world has inspired
Edmonds' abstract quilt designs for the past several decades. She
is this year's recipient of the Phoenix Award for Exceptional
Nancy Winegard watches as Dr. Richard Abrams fills her daughter's
cavity. Winegard worries her daughter will continue to accumulate
cavities because of her sweet tooth.
Kansas City coach Dick Vermeil hugs Dante Hall after Hall returned
a punt for a touchdown Sept. 21 in Houston. The 8-0 Chiefs point to
Vermeil as the reason for their success.
Matthew Pulliam, of Lawrence, left, plays a song with Takeru Matsushita, of Wadaiko Yamato, the Drummers of Japan, at the Lied Center. Tetsuro Okuboo is in the background. Pulliam was among the American Indian drummers from Pelathe Community Resource Center who got a chance to play with Wadaiko Yamato Saturday night at the Lied Center.
Russ Baker, a Wakarusa Township firefighter, manages the controlled burn of a pile of trees at Wells Overlook Park. The burn Saturday was part of the plan to remove unwanted trees to make way for prairie grasses.
Simon Ruland, 9 months, shows he knows western style on his first trip to Colorado. He is the son of Sandy Beverly and Kevin Ruland, Lawrence. Sandy submitted the picture.