Lawrence native Justin Rapp, right, holds hands with his fiancee,
Natalee Burgess. Rapp, who had been serving with the 101st Airborne
Division in Iraq until earlier this month, proposed to Burgess in
front of about 800 people at a welcome-home ceremony in Fort
Jack the cat turns on his charm for the camera. Mary Ann Canfield,
of Lawrence, adopted Jack 11 years ago at the Lawrence Humane
Indiana's Fred Jones goes up for a dunk. Jones won the NBA dunk
contest Saturday night in Los Angeles.
Texas guard Jamie Carey, left, looks for help after scooping up a
loose ball as Colorado guard Emily Waner (4) closes in. The
top-ranked Longhorns held off the No. 12 Buffaloes, 51-45, Saturday
in Boulder, Colo.
Iowa State's Curtis Stinson, center, celebrates with fans after
Iowa State's victory. The Cyclones knocked off No. 11 Texas, 78-77,
Saturday in Ames, Iowa. Stinson had 18 points and 10 assists.
Nebraska head coach Barry Collier argues a call during a game
against Kansas University in this file photo. Collier, whose
Huskers are 13-7 this season, believes "great things can happen"
for Nebraska men's basketball.
Haskell Indian Nations University's Billie Gransen (13) shoots
against Newman. The Jets defeated the Indians Saturday at Coffin
John Daly reacts to making an eagle putt on the 18th green. Daly
shot a 4-under-par 68 Saturday in San Diego to take a one-stroke
lead in the Buick Invitational.
Ann Allenbrand, left, and Eileen Jarrett chat in the "French
Bistro" area of The Sweet Life at Rosehill, a skilled nursing
residence in Shawnee. Besides the bistro, the enclosed village
offers amenities such as a movie theater and gourmet meals.
A space probe falls toward the surface of Titan in this artist's
conception of one of Saturn's moons. Space scientists hope upcoming
generations of probes can be sent to explore the oceans of the
large, icy satellites orbiting the outer planets.
Declan Fitzgerald-Yu, 3, watches as his parents Danny Yu and
Patrick Fitzgerald are married in a ceremony at City Hall in San
Francisco. About 300 people lined up Saturday morning outside City
Hall to secure marriage licenses, and then take each other as
"spouse for life."
A rescuer carries a child found in the debris of the Transvaal
water park in Moscow, with surviving park visitors wearing only
swimsuits seen in the background. The vast glass roof covering the
water park collapsed Saturday evening, killing at least 21 people,
injuring more than 100 and trapping others under the rubble, Mayor
Yuri Luzhkov said, according to Russian news agencies. The
temperature Saturday in Moscow dropped to 2 degrees Fahrenheit.
Mika, left, gets some help with her backswing from Glen Foster in
this scene from Fox's two-part special "The Littlest Groom," airing
at 7 p.m. Monday and Feb 23.
Clark Coan, Lawrence, at the trailhead of the Haskell
Rail-to-Trail, wants to see a recreational trail that spans
America. Coan, secretary of the Kanza Rail-Trails Conservancy,
opposes proposed legislation that would allow landowners to sue his
group for failing to maintain trails.
A row of new homes in the Whispering Meadows subdivision, just east
of Church Street, is evidence of rapid growth in Eudora.
As Eudora grows, so does the need to keep up with the community's
infrastructure. Officials in the town are exploring possibilities
for an excise tax on new development -- a move that likely would
add about $1,000 to the cost of a typical residential lot. The
proceeds would go toward transportation projects.
An Iraqi policeman lies in a hospital bed in Fallujah, Iraq, after
being wounded when guerrillas launched an assault on an Iraqi
police station and security compound. The gunbattle killed 23
Haskell Indian Nations University students Honey Round Face, left,
chats with her brother, Theodore Round Face, as he passes by on his
way to class. Standing second from left, is Kemo Sauba, from Grand
Rapids, Mich. The Round Faces, from Pryor, Mont., spoke Friday in
the hallway of Haskell''s Sequoyah Hall. Honey carried a ball with
her for good luck before Friday's women's basketball game.
Polynesian dancing students Salina Tamayo, 22, of Riverside,
Calif., front, and Danielle Bee, 19, of San Bernardino, right,
twist and rotate their hips to Polynesian sounds during a dance
class in Riverside.
Polynesian dancer instructor Faith Solis, 25, of Riverside, Calif.,
leads a dance class at Riverside Community College.
These smiling ladies are part of a tea set made by Schafer and
Vater of Germany about 1900. The company remained in business until
A table setting for tea time at The Plaza Hotel's Palm Court
reflects its historical elegance and tradition.
A waiter serves afternoon tea at The Tea Box in the basement of
Takashimaya. The fusion of flavors and textures arranged on a
lacquered black tray include vegetable chips, mini-wraps and a tiny
focaccia smeared with horseradish cream and sushi cut to look like
a finger sandwich.
A group of visitors sit for afternoon tea in The Plaza Hotel's Palm
Court in New York. The Plaza is the city's only hotel designated a
National Historic Landmark, and as guests pass the limos parked
outside, they're walking in the footsteps of Vanderbilts and movie
Wines by Jennifer bills itself as "a global wine boutique."
Each room in Wines by Jennifer represents a different
wine-producing region of the world with several varieties of wine
Jennifer Havens, proprietor of Wines, describes the characteristics
of one vintage offered for sampling in the tasting room at Wines by
Jennifer. The business is located in a restored home in Parkville,
A large selection of osceola cheeses are available for purchase in
the deli area of Wines by Jennifer.
Kansas University men's basketball coach Bill Self, left, shakes
hands with Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton after the Cowboys'
80-60 win over KU Monday in Stillwater, Okla.
NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth, left, yawns as he talks to Greg Biffle
in the garage area at Daytona International Speedway. The two
prepared Saturday for today's race in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Dale Earnhardt Jr., right, chats with crew chief Tony Eury Sr.
after practice. Earnhardt, shown Tuesday, is a favorite to win
today's NASCAR season-opening Daytona 500 in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Oklahoma's Dionnah Jackson (35) shoots over Kansas University's
Tamara Ransburg. Ransburg led the Jayhawks with 19 points in an
83-59 loss to the Sooners Saturday in Norman, Okla.
Oklahoma's Maria Villarroel (5) tries to gain control of the ball
as Kansas University's Larisha Graves and Tamara Ransburg (22)
defend. The Sooners beat the Jayhawks, 83-59, Saturday in Norman,
Lawrence High's Clayton Kellerman, left, grapples with
Leavenworth's Carl Wilk. Wilk won the 215-pound match Saturday
during the Sunflower League wrestling meet at Shawnee Mission West.
Free State's Jesse Hardy, left, tries to break free from SM North's
Tim Townsend. Hardy pinned Townsend en route to the 189-pound
Lawrence High wrestler Pharouk Hussein, above, locks up Shawnee
Mission South's Kevin Munger. Hussein won the Sunflower League
title at 130 pounds Saturday in Overland Park.
A layer of ice obscures the view of Sandra Petruska, Lawrence, as
she writes on the inside of a bus shelter near Ninth and
Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Aleksandr (Mikhail Baryshnikov)
are shown in an episode from the sixth season of "Sex and the City"
in which Aleksandr surprises Carrie with an Oscar de la Renta
Sarah Jessica Parker and "Sex and the City" costume designer
Patricia Field are shown in this undated photo. The final episode
of the trend-setting series will air Feb. 22.
Author Gavin Lambert holds a copy of his book, "Natalie Wood, A
Life." Robert Wagner, Wood's former husband, gave Lambert full
cooperation for the book.
Atlanta poet Jessica Care Moore will critique area writers' work
Feb. 22-23 during Lawrence poetry circles sponsored by the Langston
Hughes National Poetry Project. She will appear at Ninth Street
Baptist Church and Van Go Mobile Arts.
This rendering by HMA Architects, of Lawrence, shows expansion
plans for the Clinton Lake Museum. The Clinton Lake Historical
Society on Saturday launched a fund drive to help pay for the
addition, which would relieve the museum's exhibition and storage
From left, Kim Cattrall, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and
Kristin Davis star In HBO's "Sex and the City."
This painting by Clay Center artist Robert Pearson is part of a new
exhibition at ad astra galleria. The artist lived in Hollywood most
of his life and was in more than 100 films before resettling in his
native Kansas to write and paint.
Carolyn Hardy struggles to maintain two shopping carts filled with
toys at Toys "R" Us in Birmingham, Ala., in this Nov. 28 photo.
After the brutal price wars that claimed two toy store chain
casualties this past holiday season, toymakers say they're standing
up to some of the discount retailers, particularly Wal-Mart Stores
Inc., to protect themselves and the industry.
Scott Zaremba, vice president of Zarco 66, cleans a gasoline pump
at his company's convenience store at Sixth and Florida streets.
Zaremba and other convenience store owners across the state are
pushing for new legislation that would prohibit large corporate
competitors, like grocery stores, from selling gasoline below
Haskell Senior Kenneth Levato tossing goodies into the crowd attending the Haskell basketball games against Newman. This ritual, called a "Throwing," is done by Pueblo tribe members to celebrate abundance and to give thanks for what they receive. Haskell's men and women's teams played Newman on Saturday.
Kansas cousins Kim Lynch, left, and Jennifer Johnson spend time on the beach in San Diego. The two were attending the wedding of another of their cousins on Nov. 22. Kim, 19, is the daughter of Etha and Jim Johnson of Lone Star, and Jennifer, 20, is the daughter of Robert and Fran Johnson, Lawrence. Their grandmother, Vivian Johnson, submitted the picture.