Sylvester the cat strikes a decidedly human pose while relaxing at
home. Sylvester belongs to Thomas Thompson, of Lawrence.
From left, Gladys Wick, Mary Wick and Elsie Whitman walk from the
Robinson Senior Center to a volunteer chauffeur waiting to give
them a ride home. The three had just eaten lunch at the center in
Paulina Cooper, 6, of Lawrence, shows how high she can jump on her
new trampoline, which was given to her by the Make-A-Wish
Foundation of Kansas. Friends and family gathered Saturday at her
Lawrence home for her birthday party. Chloe Mercer, 13, holds
Roger Clemens delivers against Colorado. Clemens improved to 4-0 as
Houston defeated the Rockies, 8-5, Saturday in Denver.
Detroit's Rondell White, left, celebrates with former Tiger Al
Kaline after hitting a game-winning home run. The Tigers defeated
the Indians, 5-2, Saturday in Detroit.
New Orleans' Baron Davis, right, shoots over Miami's Eddie Jones.
Davis scored 21 points in the Hornets' 77-71 victory Saturday in
Michael Clover, Lawrence, helps his step-daughter, Madison Jenkins,
8, practice with her new golf club. Jenkins attended the Kansas
Clubs for Kids event Saturday at Twin Oaks Golf Course in Eudora.
Chloe Kueffer, 9, Baldwin, gets ready to take some swings after
getting some tips from PGA golfer and former Kansas University
player Matt Gogel. Kueffer participated in the Kansas Clubs for
Kids on Saturday at Twin Oaks Golf Course in Eudora.
Former Kansas City Royal standout George Brett demonstrates his
golf swing to young golf and baseball fans.
KU's Cameron Schwehr reacts after winning the 1,500-meter race.
Schwehr won Saturday at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa.
Kansas City's Carlos Beltran smacks a solo home run off Minnesota
pitcher Seth Greisinger in the third inning. The Royals beat the
Twins, 10-1, Saturday in Kansas City, Mo. Beltran, who also
tripled, has seven homers and is tied for the AL lead.
Bill James, left, and his son Isaac, 15, play catch at Hobbs Park.
James and wife Susan have three children -- Rachel, 17, Isaac and
Lawrence resident Bill James, a nationally renowned baseball expert
and senior baseball operations adviser to the Boston Red Sox, has
kept his fame in a Midwest perspective. He feels comfortable living
and working in Lawrence, where he can be both a famous writer and a
normal family man.
Dann Hayes demonstrates the use of a rifle on the other side of a
window etched with the words of a Union soldier at the Mine Creek
Battlefield State Historical Site near Pleasanton, in this file
photo from 1999.
Charles Marsh signs that the boat dock isn't steep enough to
properly launch a raft onto the Kansas River. Marsh's son, Kester,
an English teacher at Kansas School for the Deaf, and a colleague
were piloting the craft on the river as part of a lesson on "The
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn."
Kevin Milner, left, and Kester Marsh begin their journey down the
Kansas River on a raft made of logs and twine. The two teachers
from the Kansas School for the Deaf drifted downstream Saturday
from the Eighth Street boat ramp in Lawrence toward Eudora. The
school project helped to promote literacy and the reading of Mark
Twain's novel "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn."
Maggie and Cy Erickson's expansive courtyard behind the house
boasts terra cotta and enamel pots.
A ceramic turtle serves as a planter for the Ericksons.
Desert motifs are incorporated in the garden of the Erickson home
in Knoxville, Tenn. The spacious home is decorated with art and
furniture from Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.
Backed by his aides, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat gestures
angrily as he speaks to supporters in front of his compound in the
West Bank town of Ramallah. Arafat on Saturday brushed off new
Israeli threats against him, saying that Israel would never get rid
A protester marches near the World Bank and IMF headquarters in
downtown Washington, D.C., during the IMF and World Bank 2004
annual spring meetings. Protesters rallied against trade deals and
war during Saturday's demonstrations.
Eli Manning, center, holds up his New York Giants jersey as he
poses with coach Tom Coughlin, left, and general manager Ernie
Accorsi. Manning was tapped No. 1 overall in Saturday's NFL draft
by the San Diego Chargers, then was traded to the Giants for their
No. 4 pick, quarterback Philip Rivers, and draft picks.
Kansas University junior Nate Macon, center, attacks the goal with
freshman Matt Elder playing defense and sophomore Kent Domas as
goalie. Defenders try to knock the ball out of the player's stick
by checking with their own stick. The three play for the KU Men's
A lacrosse player's gear includes helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads
and gloves as well as a stick and ball.
Ryan Wallace stretches with his teammates before a practice at
Broken Arrow Park.
Kansas University junior Nate Macon, left, of the KU Men's Lacrosse
Club, tries to get an open shot as freshman Matt Elder roughs him
up a bit.
"Wallpaper Wish," by Great Bend native Bruce Helander
"George Dandin" cast members, front from left, Justin Knudsen as
George and Christina Schafer as Angelique, and back from left,
Summer Eglinski and Steve Ducey rehearse at the Inge Theatre in
Murphy Hall. The show -- University Theatre's final production of
the 2003-2004 season -- opens Friday and runs through May 8.
From left, Aryzona Marsh, 5, of Eudora, Lukas Milner, 4, of Olathe, and Renate Rose, 6, of Olathe, play in a rain puddle at Riverfront Park. The three waded ankle deep in the water during a slow rain on Saturday in Lawrence. For today's forecast, see page 8B.
Bailey Rene Mull, 3, gets a taste of the snowstorm that hit the area Feb. 5. She is the daughter of Derek and Rene Mull, of Overland Park; the granddaughter of Jim and Sheri Mull, Goodland, and Ray and Ruby Dalrymple, Eudora; and the great-granddaughter of Ken and Mary Mitchell, Lawrence, Dorothy Boardman, Eudora, and Pearl Smith, Los Angeles. Ruby Dalrymple submitted the picture.