The Wakarusa Group of Sierra Club poses for a picture during a
clean-up project at the Haskell-Baker Wetlands. Pictured are, back
row from left, Jerry Sipe, Michael Caron, Erwin Campbell, Mike
Campbell, Byron Wiley and Roger Boyd; front row from left, Lisa
Grossman, Jim Hasselle, Kelly Barth and Pam Lovett. Boyd, chairman
of the department of biology at Baker University, directed the
service project, which involved clearing brush and limbs from the
boardwalk and the north levee trail. Others who helped with the
April 1 project were Susan Iverson, Larry Maxey, Carey
Maynard-Moody, Dana Carlton, Jesse Carlton, Daniel Poule and
Kansas University alumni and football fans, from left, are Pat
Herrin, Stella Dyer, Kermit Dyer and Keith Herrin. The Lawrence
residents attended the KU spring football game Sunday at Memorial
Stadium. A few sprinkles didn't keep these Jayhawk fans from
getting an early0 glimpse of the football team.
Paula Kyriakos and Michelle Jones, both members of Girl Scout Troop
623, hold the trophies that their group won during a Canstruction
fund-raising project. The troop and Sabatini & Associates
Architects won trophies for structural ingenuity and honorable
mention. They designed a Snoopy doghouse from canned goods. The
project represented the troop's volunteer work with the Lawrence
Humane Society. The event, which raised money for area youth groups
and helped fill local food pantries, was Saturday at CornerBank in
Jane Hemenway, left, presents a $200 check to the "best of show"
winners of the Canstruction contest. Members of the winning group
were, second from left, Meredith VanLoenen, Chris Berger and Jack
Low, of Trinity Episcopal Church Youth Group, and Theresa Roach and
Donna Griffin, of Gould Evans Associates. The fund-raising event
was last Saturday at CornerBank in Lawrence. It raised money for
youth groups and helped fill Lawrence food pantries. The group
designed a Jamaican flag using canned goods.
From left, Rene Brown, Vern Norwood and Christine Kenney attend the
Women's Recognition Program at Kansas University. Kenney, a KU
graduate and Douglas County district attorney, was named to the
Women's Hall of Fame during Tuesday's program.
From left, Jan Vaughn, Arkie Vaughn and Tom Groene, all of
Lawrence, attend the Kansas University Relays. They watched the
competition last Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
State Rep. Barbara Ballard, D-Lawrence, left, visits with Beverly
Smith Billings at the Women's Recognition Program. The program,
which honored 19 Kansas University students, faculty, staff and
alumni, was Tuesday in the Big 12 Room in the Kansas Union.
Carrie Mayhew, Lawrence, and her son Thomas, 7, watch the Kansas
University Relays. They attended the event last Saturday at
Ashley Carter, 11, Lawrence, became a clown Friday afternoon as she
donned a costume with "Ricardo," a clown for Bailey Bros. Circus,
which continues at 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. today at the
Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.
Judy Raney, center, was installed as postmaster Friday at the
downtown Post Office, 645 Vt. At the installation she talked with
her mother, Shirley Raney, right, and Ormer Rogers, district
manager of the U.S. Postal Service.
Chicago's Greg Maddux delivers against New York. Maddux earned his
first victory of the year when the Cubs defeated the Mets, 3-1,
Friday in Chicago.
As Lawrence High coaches discuss the weather in the background, the
Lions' Joe Crane watches rain fall on Hoglund Ballpark. All games
at all sites of the River City Baseball Festival on Friday were
called off because of wet weather.
Kansas University's Adrian Jones, front, goes through a drill with
fellow offensive linemen during a preseason conditioning drill.
Jones, who moved from tight end to offensive tackle for his final
season at KU, expects to be tapped -- as early as today -- in the
Air Force Gen. Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of
Staff, makes changes to his speech before taking the floor at the
Lawrence Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting. On the stage Friday
at the Lawrence Holidome is Ross Beach, chairman of Douglas County
A Palestinian youth prays as Israeli mounted police officers ride
by, outside Damascus gate, during Friday Muslim prayers in
Jerusalem's Old City. The entrance to the al-Aqsa mosque compound
for prayers was limited to worshippers over the age of 45 years who
have Israeli identity cards for the fourth time this month, as
forces feared riots at the end of prayers.
Meredithe McCormick, left, a Lawrence Chamber of Commerce
membership sales executive, chats with Ruby and Dwayne Peaslee.
They attended the chamber's annual meeting Friday night at the
Lawrence Holidome, 200 McDonald Drive. About 500 people attended
Lawrence builder Dave Hurtig plays host to a ribbon-cutting
ceremony for the Lawrence Home Builders Assn.'s Spring Parade of
Homes. The event was Friday at a home that Hurtig Construction Inc.
built at 301 N. Eaton Drive. The house is one of 24 on the annual
tour, which begins today.
A WOMAN RAISES HER ARMS toward the ceiling during the Benny Hinn
Good Friday service at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Mo. Hinn's
television show, "This Is Your Day!" is seen in 192 countries.
Pat Martin, right, and her husband, Terry Martin, sit atop their
Harley-Davidson. Pat, who has multiple sclerosis, remains
physically active, taking frequent rides with Terry and working 40
hours a week at a chemical plant. She will participate in today's
Lawrence MS Walk.
More than 250 people gathered at Holcom Sports Complex to board
buses en route to Washington, D.C., where they will participate in
Sunday's March for Women's Lives. Preparing to leave Friday were
Kansas University students, from left, Joe Thurston, 21, Emily
Shaftel, 19, Sandra Mayle, 19, and Brie Mullins, 19.
Iraqi children, refugees from Fallujah, comfort each other after
arriving at a makeshift refugee camp in the Khadra district of
At Spelman College, a feud has erupted over the images of women in
hip-hop music and videos. Shown at the school are Harold Hardee,
left, co-producer of Nelly's "Tip Drill" video, Moya Bailey, front
center, president of the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance at
Spelman College, and Asha Jennings, right, president of the Student
Government Association at Spelman College.
Mark Poltera is coordinator of the Eudora Community Learning
Center, which is in the former Eudora Middle School building. The
Eudora school district has opened a vocational-technical school in
the learning center.
Todd Mendon, managing director for Big Industrial LLC, said his
company bought the Davol facility, 700 E. 22nd St., because of
Lawrence's "business climate."
On The Border Mexican Restaurant opened in January on the northeast
corner of 31st and Iowa streets. The Home Depot, in background, and
Best Buy anchor the retail development at the corner.
Here's an aerial photo of the Astaris plant, 440 N. Ninth St., from
the east looking west. With recent expansion, the facility will be
producing phosphate used in the commercial baking industry.
Apartments in Lawrence are offering move-in specials and other
deals to attract tenants. This sign was at Highpointe Apartments,
Sixth and Iowa streets.
The Carnegie Library, 945 N.H., received $400,000 in renovation in
2003. Now that the structure is stabilized, city officials continue
to look for a new tenant for the building.
Michael Gribble works on his new home in Overbrook. He decided to
stop living in Lawrence after looking for an affordable home.
Michael Gribble looked for months for an affordable house in
Lawrence before buying a fixer-upper in Overbrook. Gribble is shown
outside his Overbrook home.
Kelvin Heck, left, real estate agent with Grubb & Ellis, and
Allison Vance Moore, commercial real estate agent with Grubb &
Ellis, walk past vacant property north of Starbucks on
Massachusetts Street in December. Heck says "there are a lot more
tenants in the market than we've had in the last year-and-a-half."
A rendering of the Hobbs Taylor Lofts that Bo Harris plans to build
at Eighth and New Hampshire streets.
Houses at Alvamar Golf and Country Club are among several projects
Bo Harris has undertaken.
Harris stands in front of the proposed site for a 31-unit
loft-style condominium project at the northeast corner of Eighth
and New Hampshire streets.
Bo Harris, 57, is a third-generation construction company owner.
About three years ago, in partnership with three investors, Harris
renovated the Kansas Seed House, 805 N.H., in background, into an
office and retail building.
Jim Carpenter ended his ownership of Eudora Feed and Grain elevator
in November. Carpenter had owned the elevator since 1998.
George Abel, of Eudora, cuts some his 65 acres of corn during
harvest in August in the Weaver Bottoms area northeast of Eudora.
Donna Johnson's company, Pinnacle Technology, 619 E. Eighth St.,
has developed a means of making plastic using wheat straw. A South
African company last year announced plans to open a plastic plant
that uses Pinnacle's wheat-straw technology.
Doug Geist, who works at Nunemaker-Ross Inc., delivers feed to the
farms' cattle. Geist was working at the farm in North Lawrence in a
steady snowfall in February. Through March 28, Lawrence had 5.82
inches of moisture for the 2004. At the same time last year, the
city had just 2.65 inches.
Douglas County Commissioners are looking to redevelop the Farmland
Industries nitrogen plant on Kansas Highway 10. The plant has been
closed since May 2001.
Debbie Messenhimer, a multi-foil press operator, prepares cards for
loading into machines that will stamp colored foils to highlight
areas of text and graphics on each card. Messenhimer has worked at
Hallmark for 26 years.
Max Herman, a high-speed page insert operator at Hallmark, 101
McDonald Drive, has worked 31 years at the plant.
Amanda Lucas holds a sample of a foil pressed overlay for a card,
at right, and the completely assembled card, at left. Lucas has
worked 26 years at Hallmark.
A litho sheet of 11 cards is inspected by press operators Teresa
DaVatz, left, and Zack Richards.
Janice McKenzie, left, a dual folding machine operator and 20-year
employee at the Lawrence Hallmark plant, visits with Kim Gouge,
section manager and Mary Beth Brown, production center manager.
Alix Greenwell, manager at Sunflower Outdoor and Bike Shop, labels
items for the annual sidewalk sale in Lawrence.
Before 8 a.m. in July, shoppers line up to purchase sale items
outside the Phoenix Gallery, 919 Mass. during the annual sidewalk
Shoppers gathered around racks of clothes in front of Weavers
Department Store, 901, Mass., during the annual sidewalk sale in
July in downtown Lawrence. This year's sidewalk event is planned
for July 15.
Glenn Halderman, left, and Kelly Church, right, smoke cigarettes at
the Clay Cafe, 1910 Haskell Ave. Mark Humziker is at center. Church
owns the cafe. City commissioners are considering a ban of smoking
in public places.
Cory Brinkerhoff, a real estate broker, walks near the intersection
of 33rd and Ousdahl where a new 20,000-square-foot retail and
office building is planned. The building will be split into six to
eight spaces aimed at attracting locally owned companies.
Steve Wagner and his son, Jackson, 6, both of Manhattan, walk down
Massachusetts Street as Jackson swipes at a downtown store's
Shoppers crowd the sidewalks on Massachusetts Street on the first
weekend of April.
Jane Lee, a Kansas University junior from Olathe, shops for books
at The Dusty Bookshelf, 708 Mass. The Dusty Bookshelf is one of
many bookstores in downtown.
Charlie Newsome, 4, of Lawrence, laughs at his balloon alligator
from Balloonman Bill Wachspress on Massachusetts Street.
Bed Bath & Beyond is one of three new stores in the former
Kmart building at 31st and Iowa streets. Cost Plus World Market is
expected to open in July in the building.
Tom Wilcox, right, has owned Round Corner Drug Store, 801 Mass.,
for 18 years. His son, Nick, left, is studying to be a pharmacist
and works part time at the drug store.
The I-70 business center in North Lawrence has struggled to keep
retail spaces occupied with tenants. While it no longer serves as a
major retail shopping area, the center is used as a North Lawrence
The second floor of the Masonic Temple consists of a balcony with
additional seating that projects over the hall floor below.
The Masonic Temple, built in 1911, is being transformed into a
music venue. Owners hope to have the building fully operational
Shoppers walk by Mark's Jewelers, a fixture in downtown Lawrence.
Joe Eastep cooks for the noon rush at Captain Ribman's Meat Market,
811 N.H. Several diners are asking for a burger or steak sandwich
without the bread
Pepperjax Grill, 10th and New Hampshire streets, is the first
retail tenant for the Downtown 2000 project.
Joe Flannery, president of weaver's department store, says downtown
Lawrence is attracting shoppers and business is good.
Aerial photo of downtown Lawrence looking north. Vermont Street is
at left and Massachusetts Street is in the middle. In the
foreground is the north end of South Park, 11th and Massachusetts
Dave Wright, owner of Play It Again Sports, says re-sellers fit
well with downtown.
Anna Scarcia, a Haskell Indian Nations University senior, worked as
an intern at the Pelathe Community Resource Center gift shop in
Douglas County looks to renew its maintenance contract for warning
sirens. This siren is west of the intersection of 27th and Arkansas
Douglas County Sheriff's Lt. Don Crowe demonstrates a Taser, an
electric stun gun. The weapon costs about $900.
The Rev. Peter Luckey, pastor at Plymouth Congregational Church,
looks over a 1904 New Testament. Plymouth Congregational, 925 Vt.,
and First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt., were established in
1854 and will celebrate their 150th anniversary this year.
Buch's Brass Band, shown here circa 1884, played at various venues
in the late 19th century in Lawrence.
Patrons visit the Spencer Museum of Art on Kansas University's
campus on its opening day in 1978.
"Flame," a sculpture in front of City Hall, was taken down for
preventive maintenance in 1992. The piece of art was originally
installed in July 1982.
In 1980, workers installed a cedar sign at the Carnegie Library,
former home to the Lawrence Arts Center, at Ninth and Vermont
Kaelyn Fox, a KU senior from Pittsburg, is co-director at Center
for Community Outreach. More than 7,000 KU students volunteered
through the program last year.
Charlie Wilson, Shawnee, tees off during a November round of golf
at Eagle Bend Golf Course as playing partner Bob Heacock, Lawrence,
looks on. Eagle Bend's revenue dropped from about $980,000 to
$895,000 in 2003.
Courtney Kratina, a Kansas University senior from Omaha, Neb.,
spends time with Oswald, a Jack Russell terrier at the Lawrence
Humane Soceity. Kratina is one of many volunteers the shelter
depends on to provide exercise for the animals.
Gayle Anderson, Lawrence, has given the city a list of 299
violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act at businesses
Eddie Brown loads cargo nets straps into bags for shipping as part
of Cottonwood Inc.'s contract with the Department of Defense.
Clenece Hills is chair of Lawrence's Sesquicentennial Commission,
which is preparing for the city's 150th birthday celebration this
year. Behind Hills is a commemorative poster celebrating Lawrence's
semi-centennial in 1904.
This is a rendering of Sesquicentennial Point, the plaza that will
be built near the Clinton Lake Dam to commemorate Lawrence's 150th
Lawrence High School senior Karen Bently cleans a historic bell as
part of a project to refurbish and display the artifact this fall
at LHS to commemorate Lawrence's 150th birthday. The bell weighs
Lloyd Hetrick, owner of Hetrick Air Services, has been making
improvements to Lawrence Municipal Airport to attract more
corporate travelers to the airport.
Delbert Phlipot, Amarr Garage Doors' vice president of
manufacturing, said the City Commission's approval of a tax
abatement was essential to Amarr Garage Doors' $17.39 million
Rebecca Phipps, director of Watkins Community Museum of History, is
proposing a kitchen project for the museum to accommodate groups
looking to rent the lower-level community room. Phipps has taped
out a kitchen layout in the proposed area.
Joe Souders, engineering and quality assurance manager at API Foils
Inc., says API's move from Lenexa to Lawrence went smoothly.
Paul Forio, of the Lawrence Board of Realtors, adds a sold sign to
a recent sale along West Sixth Street.
Bennett Griffin, president and CEO of Griffin Technologies, shows
his newest product, ControlKey. The software allows parents to
monitor Web sites.
Lawrence artist Chris Deman works on a craft project at her
Lawrence home. Deman hopes to open her business, Crafty &
Company, this summer.
Sandy Henley, of Kitchen and Bath Designs, has seen her business
grow "20 to 30 percent" since she opened the doors in March 2003.
Curt Clinkinbeard, director of Kansas University's Small Business
Development Center, displays some of the start-up business guides
in his office in the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce building, 734 Vt.
The center helps entrepreneurs get started in creating their
Paula Phillips, Douglas County's director of emergency management,
has been named the Don Volker Leadership Award winner. The award
honors people who help others realize success through leadership
Marilyn Dobski has received the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce's
Athena Award. The award honors the role of women in the community
and recognizes people who support that role with professionalism
and community service.
Sue Neustifter, Douglas County register of deeds for 30 years, has
been named the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce's public service award
Linda Trotter has been named the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce's
Volunteer of the Year. She is a member of the chamber's Envoy
Committee, Education Appreciation Committee and Annual Meeting
Tensie Oldfather has been named the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce's
Citizen of the Years Award winner. She spent more than 25 years
assisting the American Red Cross with blood drives.
Kathy Clausing plays dual roles for the Lawrence Memorial Hospital
Endowment Assn. She serves as the association's vice president and
chief development officer.
An artist's rendering of proposed changes to the look of downtown
Baldwin. The city wants to add new trees and streetlamps.
Richard Konzem, associate director at the Dole Institute of
Politics, left, and former Congressman J.C. Watts look over some
cases of Bob Dole memorabilia. Watts was in Lawrence in January to
be part of the Vickers Memorial Lecture Series.
Since The T Sticker pilot program at KU seems successful, the City
Commission is asking whether it is time to offer the same type of
passes for elementary, junior high and high school students. In
foreground are Free State High School sophomores Nathan Towns and
Nicole Lopez, left, and her sister Jessica, board a bus in downtown
LAVERN SQUIER is president and CEO of the Lawrence Chamber of
From left, Deciphera's Peter Petillo, chief science officer; Dan Flynn, president and chief executive officer; and Matt McClorey, chief executive of the Lawrence Regional Technology Center.
Kansas University graduates walk down Campanile Hill during
commencement ceremonies in May 2003.
SABRINA LIN, LAWRENCE, hangs on the monkey bars at the South Park
playground. Her sister, Maggie, looks on.
VALERIE BURRELL, of Bed Bath and Beyond, straightens the shelves of
the houseware store. Bed Bath & Beyond is one of the new stores
that occupy the former K mart building at 31st and Iowa streets.
THE DEVELOPMENT ON THE NORTHEAST CORNER of 31st and Iowa streets is
near fruition. Best Buy and Home Depot anchor the development. 31st
Street runs left to right across the picture; Iowa Street runs
across to left side.
Girls from Girl Scout Troop 738 donate the 15 boxes of towels they collected through donations to the Lawrence Humane Society and the Prairie Park Nature Center. The girls collected the towels in January as part of their Bronze Award project. They are all sixth-graders at Sunset Hill School. From left are Kate Baringer, daughter of Jill and Phil Baringer; Simone Hinojosa, daughter of Lisa Spencer and Al Spencer; Megan Garvin, daughter of John and Dorothy Garvin; Jessica Cooper, daughter of Travis and Dava Cooper; Kajsa Mullenix, daughter of Kristi and Brian Mullenix; and Myette Simpson, daughter of Evelyn Simpson and Edwin Banda. Jill Baringer submitted the photo.