Susanne Kurtenbach, employee of Swedish company Electrolux,
presents the Trilobite, a vacuum robot cleaner, which is navigated
Phil Mass demonstrates the Roomba, a robotic vacuum cleaner that he
developed for iRobot. The Roomba can self-vacuum any sized or
shaped room with the aid of sensors that allow it to detect
obstacles and hazards.
Liz Kowalchuk, a volunteer at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.,
sorts some books as she gets them ready for sale. The library's
annual fall book sale opened Thursday night for members of the
Friends of the Lawrence Public Library. The public can start
perusing the titles at 10 a.m. today.
Peter, left, and Billy Chabot, of Rye, N.Y., play in the Five Alarm
Fun Center, which was unveiled Thursday as the FamilyFun Magazine
Toy of the Year at Toys 'R Us Times Square in New York. The 22
winners of the annual T.O.Y. Awards were selected after 30,000
hours of play testing by more than 900 children of the 479 toys
submitted by 148 manufacturers.
Members of the Discovery Expedition of St. Charles, Mo., speak to
students from a keelboat docked next to a barge in Covington, Ky.
The men are official re-enactors of the national 2003-2006 Lewis
& Clark bicentennial commemoration and will retrace the entire
waterway portion of the original 1803-1806 expedition. The keelboat
is 55 feet long, and the pirogue docked to the right is 39 feet
California gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger listens to
the applause of supporters during a campaign rally on his
"California Comeback Express" bus tour Thursday in Costa Mesa,
Miami quarterback Brock Berlin, left, throws past West Virginia's
Grant Wiley. The Hurricanes rallied for a 22-20 victory Thursday
night in Miami.
New York shortstop Derek Jeter leaps over Minnesota's Doug
Mientkiewicz but is unable to turn a double play in the sixth
inning. The Yankees won Game 2 of their American League division
series, 4-1, Thursday in New York.
San Francisco's Barry Bonds takes batting practice. Bonds was
preparing Thursday for today's game at ProPlayer Stadium in Miami.
The Giants will face Florida in Game 3 of their NL division series.
Henry Doorly Zoo assistant supervisor Tim Jones, left, and
supervisor Christie Kurka, right, help hold an anesthetized
mountain lion while senior zoo veterinarian Doug Armstrong, center,
operates to remove three gunshot pellets from its left hind hip and
thigh. The 80-pound mountain lion, captured Wednesday near a busy
freeway in an Omaha, Neb., neighborhood, was first shot by a
tranquilizer dart and then hit by a shotgun blast when it lunged at
a police officer.
Pope John Paul II reaches for a statuette shown by Lithuanian
President Rolandas Paksas during a private audience Thursday at the
U.S. soldiers search the street opposite the mayor's office in
Fallujah, Iraq, after coming under fire from attackers. One man was
killed in the incident Thursday northwest of Baghdad, and at least
four people were injured in the crossfire. U.S. officers said the
man who was killed was an attacker, but hospital officials said he
was a bystander.
One of the fractured finials rests on the ground after being
removed from the courthouse clocktower. Work removing the original
finials from the building should be finished today.
Stone workers Keith Middlemas, left, and Karl Ramberg, work on the
courthouse from a basket hung from a crane. The replacement finials
will have a botanical design like the originals.
Stone workers Karl Ramberg, left, and Keith Middlemas come down
from the Douglas County Courthouse clocktower after removing one of
four finials that adorn the building. The finials atop the
clocktower were disintegrating and will be replaced. "Already
certain pieces have fallen off there," Middlemas said.
Free State's Brian Ozorkiewicz, center, splits Shawnee Heights
defenders Joe Vossen, left, and Jackson Waechter. The Firebirds
fell, 1-0, Thursday at FSHS.
Free State's Jamie Stanclift spikes the ball against an Olathe East
player during the Lawrence High quadrangular. FSHS went 0-3 at the
quad Thursday at LHS.
Lawrence High's Bonnie Toplikar (7) chases down the ball as
teammate Abby Schwartz, right, trieds to stay out of the way. The
Lions went 1-2 at a quadrangular Thursday at LHS.
Lawrence High's Carolyn Raynes, left, and Elise McDonald block a
kill attempt from Olathe East's Lindsey Gray. LHS defeated Free
State, 2-0 (28-26, 25-22), but lost to Olathe East and Roeland Park
Miege Thursday night at LHS.
Alexander "Sasha" Kaun, who committed to Kansas University this
week, takes a shot on Sept. 6 at Horejsi Center during his
recruiting trip to KU. Kaun was unable to play pick-up basketball
on the trip because of a stress fracture in his foot.
The mangino sandwich made its debut this week at Quinton's Bar and
Deli, 615 Mass. The sandwich is named for Kansas University
football coach Mark Mangino.
U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., autographs pictures of himself
during a Senate Appropriations hearing on the budget for the war in
Iraq. The Sept. 22 hearing featured testimony by Paul Bremer, the
American civilian administrator of Iraq.
A Palestinian man approaches a gate on the separation fence near
the Palestinian West Bank town of Tulkarem. Israel announced
Thursday it would construct hundreds of new homes in Jewish
settlements in the West Bank, further angering Palestinians unhappy
about Israel's approval of a security barrier that cuts deep into
the West Bank.
Mike Tosee, an American Indian studies instructor at Haskell Indian
Nations University, points out a basketball photo of the Murphy
triplets. The Murphy brothers -- Harold, Ronald and Donald -- are
among former Haskell athletes and coaches whose achievements will
be celebrated Saturday during the school's homecoming. They will be
featured in a new exhibit at Haskell's Cultural Center and Museum.
Horatio Nelson Jackson, left, mechanic Sewall Crocker and a bulldog
named Bud drive through Vermont. Jackson's historic American
journey, the first coast-to-coast automobile trip, is brought to
the small screen in "Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip,"
airing at 8 p.m. Monday on PBS.
Eastern Youth members Hisashi Yoshino, left, Tomokazu Ninomiya and
Atsuya Tamori will perform in Kansas for the first time on
Saturday. The Tokyo trio has released its latest CD, "What Can You
See From Your Place."
"There's an automatic stigma with kids movies that if it's a kids
movie it must be bad," says Jack Black, addressing the challenge of
finding an audience for his comedy "School of Rock."
Nina Grody prepares the electric-powered Nissan Hyper Mini for
display at Challenge Bibendum in Sonoma, Calif. The world's biggest
automakers gathered Sept. 23 in Sonoma to showcase the latest in
environmentally friendly car technology.
Lawrence High and Free State golfers pose for a picture after finishing their rounds at the 6A Regional Golf Tournament. The women played in the tournament in October 2002 at Stagg Hill in Manhattan. Back row, from left, are Jamie Shmalberg, Kym Scafe, Erin Harrison, Diane Riat, Hillary Armstrong and Ashley Johnson. Front row, from left, are Susan Lawhorn, Kelly Jacob, Whitney Juneau and Jaclyn Morgenstern. Ashley submitted the photo.