Gail and Tom Sloan hug after final results at the Douglas County
Courthouse. Tom Sloan, the incumbent, defeated Keith Noe for the
Republican nomination for Kansas 45th House District.
Charles Branson, left, Marci Fransisco, center, and Mark Buhler
watch voting results at the Douglas County Courthouse. Branson held
off Martin Miller for the Democratic nomination for district
attorney while Buhler defeated Don Johnson for the Republican
nomination for the Kansas 2nd Senate District. Francisco, a
Democrat, and Jim Mullins, of the Reform Party, will oppose Buhler
Thousands of "American Idol" hopefuls line up outside Cleveland
Browns Stadium. Auditions for the popular Fox television talent
show begin today.
Expedition 9 Commander Gennady Padalka, facing camera on left,
works on the exterior of the Zvezda module during a televised
spacewalk. Padalka and astronaut Mike Fincke, on right with back to
camera, installed reflectors and communications equipment on the
exterior of the International Space Station on Tuesday.
Sean Yun, a U.S. SWAT Team Park Police officer, stands guard
outside the Statue of Liberty on New York's Liberty Island. Tuesday
was the first day since Sept. 11, 2001, that tourists were allowed
inside the statue.
Charlene Conner, left, and Rita Fulks feed ballots into a ballot
counter for the primary election at the Douglas County Courthouse.
Troubles with the machines because of high humidity slowed the
counting process Tuesday.
Kris Kobach, left, reads early results from the 3rd Congressional
District GOP primary race with his wife, Heather, center, and
Elizabeth Stark, Prairie Village. Kobach held a slim lead over Adam
Taff in Tuesday's vote. Provisional ballots have yet to be counted.
Chloe Sotomayor 7, and Lily Allen 7, both of Lawrence, mix up
lemonade at Allen's home in the 900 block of West Fourth Street.
The girls hoped Tuesday's sweltering temperatures would bring
business to their stand.
A Lawrence-Douglas County firefighter is treated for heat
exhaustion at a fire at Park 25 Apartments, 2405 W. 25th St. High
temperatures made it difficult for emergency officials to fight
Tuesday morning's blaze.
A firefighter from Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical
sprays water on a unit at Park 25 Apartments, 2405 W. 25th St. The
blaze started Tuesday at a maintenance shop that abuts the
Amanda Kautz, left, a member of the U.S. Department of Agriculture
Risk Management Agency, and Ken Ulbrich, of Bay State Milling,
evaluate spring wheat. They worked Thursday in a field near
Mekinock, N.D. Thirty-six "crop scouts" toured areas throughout
North Dakota, Minnesota and South Dakota to gage the potential
yield for the upcoming harvest. The group predicts a
better-than-average crop, which may boost North Dakota past Kansas
as the top wheat producing state.
Oakland's Scott Hatteberg, right, connects for the first of his two
home runs as New York catcher Jose Posada and umpire Mike DiMuro
look on. The A's defeated the Yankees, 13-4, Tuesday night in New
U.S. men's basketball coach Larry Brown reacts during his team's
game against Italy. The Italians won the Olympic tuneup game,
95-78, Tuesday at Cologne, Germany.
Blackened Catfish can be made in 30 minutes with a recipe from Real
Simple magazine's August issue. The recipe is part of a streamlined
menu plan that includes several dishes made from one purchase of
catfish and other ingredients.
U.S. Ryder Cup team captain Hal Sutton talks about the upcoming
matches against the Europeans during a news conference. Sutton met
with the media Tuesday at Universal City, Calif.
Bartlett Pear and Spinach Salad, made with a recipe from California
pear grower Joanne Wiseman, combines pears with smoky bacon,
avocados and sweet dried cranberries for a fresh salad.
Christine Caffey's cake features a table set for a group of bears
with miniature food made of fondant icing. Christine, 14, Lawrence,
won a grand champion ribbon in the "Cooking for Fun" category at
the Douglas County Free Fair.
Christine Caffey displays her grand-prize ribbons and cake. Caffey,
pictured Thursday at the fair, spent about 25 hours making the
Phoebe and Phillip Godwin cast their primary election votes at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Poll workers, from left, Jim Alldritt, Mary Ann Hill and Betty Kennett assisted voters Tuesday.
Donovan Anguiano, 6 of Abilene, hangs around the pens where the livestock is kept for the 59th Annual Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo in Abilene. "I'm a bull rider, I ain't no horse rider," Anguiano joked Tuesday as he watched the horses and bulls in the pen. The rodeo kicks off today with bull riding only at 7:30 p.m. and full performances Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
Stevie Strickland, 10, receives help from band director Susan Tarwater on the proper technique of blowing through a clarinet mouthpiece. Stevie was beginning summer band class Monday at Charles Stones Intermediate Center in Garden City.
Several children from Pine Tree Townhouses spend an entire afternoon helping spread sand throughout the playground area at the housing development. They used buckets, plastic shovels, wagons and their own hands to carry sand during the project May 30. Hannah Sheridan submitted the picture.