Waylon the cat enjoys a contemplative moment. He and his litter
mate, Willy, belong to Miriam Setterstrom, who named them for her
favorite singers, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings. Now 95,
Setterstrom resides in Lawrence, and Willy and Waylon live with her
son and daughter-in-law, Ted and Alice Thomas, near Linwood.
Mary Olson maintains flowers and plants in her numerous pots and
containers. Olson keeps several of the container gardens on her
patio outside the front door of her home.
Neola O'Neal, right, sews up a stuffed teddy bear as Barbara Usher,
left, and Evelyn O'Brien work on other dolls during a gathering in
Barbara Usher examines a doll to see if it is in good enough
condition to donate for children at the Emergency Aid-Food Bank in
Robert Reuland, a novelist and former Brooklyn assistant district
attorney, visits an old crime scene in New York's Brooklyn borough.
Reuland is suing the Brooklyn D.A. for forcing him to resign
because of comments made in his novel "Semiautomatic" about local
crimes and the D.A.'s office.
Inmates sing along to Glen Campbell's "Rhinestone Cowboy" in
Phoenix, where . Campbell was given a 10-day sentence for DUI.
Campbell treated about 1,000 fellow inmates to concert Friday.
Larry Jenkins wipes down a 1953 Buick Super at the Wizard Run car
show at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. Jenkins, along with his
wife, Maggie, of Kansas City, Mo., were among the classic car
owners displaying their cars Saturday at the fairgrounds before
moving to South Park. The sixth annual event was sponsored by the
Lawrence Street Rod Assn.
Charley Carver, 6, of Ozawkie, leads the pack in the gunny sack
race during the Old Settlers Reunion in Oskaloosa. Games, crafts
and carnival rides were the norm during Saturday's events at the
A construction project for luxury condominiums, bottom, near Eighth
and New Hampshire streets, is an example of "infill" development,
that is, projects built within the city limits rather than along
the fast-expanding city border.
Jim Lawson, information technology director for Douglas County, is
in charge of bringing county government services into the digital
Emery Hart, part-time superintendent and elementary school
principal, stands inside Utica High School, closed since 2000 and
currently offered for sale on the online auction site eBay.
Small towns like Brownell, 25 miles east of Utica, used to supply
students to area elementary and high schools. Today many teenagers
leave the area after graduating from high school, and the school
supply chain ends. Today in Brownell, there are more vacant houses
Patrons in the Nes Tre La Go school district voted to close their
elementary school in Utica at the end of the 2004-2005 school year.
The school stands on the sweeping gravel-covered curve just a few
blocks off Kansas Highway 4, about 40 miles southwest of WaKeeney.
Brandon Jasper, 12, on bicycle, Nicholas Jasper, 6, right, and Star
Jasper, 4, all will attend the school this fall.
Lydia de la Cruz Ghazzawi, right, and her husband, Khaled Ghazzawi,
watch the Philippine News at their home in Pacifica, Calif., as her
brother, Angelo De la Cruz, was shown Friday. The Philippines
confirmed Saturday it would withdraw its small peacekeeping
contingent from Iraq on July 20, as planned, but it was unclear if
the announcement had saved the life of De la Cruz, a Filipino
hostage being held in Iraq.
Red-eyed cicadas rest on a leaf in Annandale, Va. As these insects
die off, another generation is just beginning its 17-year life
cycle; they will emerge as adults in 2021.
Baltimore starting pitcher Daniel Cabrera throws against Kansas
City. He improved his record to 6-3 with the Orioles' 7-2 victory
Saturday in Baltimore.
The East's Hunter Smith makes an acrobatic catch for 29 yards while
being covered by West's Trevor Beaver (40) and Michael Watson (16).
The East won the Native American All-Star Football Game, 34-7, on
Saturday night at Haskell Stadium.
West running back Michael Ball loses control of the ball after a
hit from East's Justin LittleSun (21) during the first half. East's
Micah Swimmer is to the right.
Bracey Billie of the East celebrates a touchdown against the West.
The East won, 34-7, Saturday at Haskell Stadium.
East Quarterback Kaleb Harris (12), who will play for Haskell
Indian Nations University in the fall, heads up field with the help
of a block from Harley Briscoe during the first half. Harris was
named the most outstanding performer following the East's 34-7
victory in the Native American All-Star Football Game on Saturday
night at Haskell Stadium.
Chris Wolff of the Lawrence Aquahawks takes in some air while
racing in the 200 freestyle. The recent Free State High graduate
competed at the Roger Hill Invitational on Saturday afternoon at
Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center.
Lawrence's Chris Sellon, a senior-to-be at Free State High, races
in the 100 breaststroke. He swam for the Aquahawks on Saturday at
the Roger Hill Invitational.
Lawrence Aquahawk Alex Brunfeldt pushes through the water. He raced
in the 100 breaststroke during the Roger Hill Invitational on
Lawrence Aquahawk Amy Gruber competes in the 100-meter backstroke.
Gruber, a Kansas University senior-to-be from Bigelow, Ark.,
participated in the Roger Hill Invitational on Saturday at the
Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center.
Marcus Oliveira of the Haskell Boxing Club lands a punch against
Dougald Yazzie of Chinle, Ariz. Oliveira won the 201-pound match
Saturday at Haskell.
Anaheim Angels' Bengie Molina, left, celebrates after scoring on
his grand slam against the Toronto Blue Jays with teammate Chone
Figgins during the seventh inning. The Angels beat the Blue Jays,
11-2, at Skydome on Saturday in Toronto.
Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal, right, chats with reporters about a
possible trade. O'Neal spoke briefly Saturday after leaving a real
estate office in Orlando, Fla.
Kevin Harvick watches practice for the NASCAR Tropicana 400.
Harvick practiced Saturday in preparation for today's race at
Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill.
A plume of smoke rises from center field in Comiskey Park during
Disco Demolition Night. The promotion on July 12, 1979 in Chicago
remains possibly the most infamous in major-league history.
This photo of Mary Olson, Lawrence, although similar to the
portrait of her in this
gardening story, was taken with a semi-wide-angle lens. A
medium wide-angle lens is one of the most versatile of lenses for a
photographer. A 120mm telephoto lens was used for the photo of
Olson in the other story.
Home gyms are becoming a popular way for busy people to keep in
The Gloves were made of buckskin, fiber and glass beads by a member
of the Potawatomi tribe.
These moccasins, made from leather, glass beads and ribbon
applique, were created by a member of the Delaware Indian tribe.
They're part of "Vanished Voices: The Legacy of Northeast Kansas
Indians," which opens Saturday in the Spencer Museum of Art's White
Tyler Bradney, 19, an employee at Wendland Performance Motorsports
Superstore, 2601 Iowa, cleans up a new 26-inch Jesse James soild
aluminum rim with a low-profile tire. Big, shiny rims are becoming
more popular as drivers begin to customize their vehicles a la
MTV's "Pimp My Ride."
Lawrence resident Mamie Schutte, an employee at Custom Highline,
2441 W. Sixth St., polishes the 22-inch rims on her truck. More
Lawrence-area residents are spending money on large, flashy rims
and low-profile tires, putting the city in line with a national
trend that means booming business for custom car and wheel shops.
Noted photographer Alexander Gardner took this photo of Fort Union
on Mount Oread. This view looks south from near where Memorial
Stadium stands today at Kansas University.
"She Stoops to Conquer" cast members, from left front, Brandon
DeLany as Charles Marlow, Andrew York as George Hastings, Phillip
Vocasek as Dick Hardcastle, and, back row from left, Julie
Maykowski, Josh Vignery and Katherine McRobbie as cupids rehearse.
The play, which opens Friday, wraps up University Theatre's summer
Amanda Beadell, left, works at the returns and exchanges desk at
Best Buy Co. Inc.'s store in Maple Grove, Minn. Beadell helped a
customer July 1 at the store. Some retailers, including Best Buy,
are discriminating between profitable and unprofitable customers.
Best Buy is tightening its rebate policies to reduce losses caused
by shoppers who abuse the privileges.
Dale Gravelle holds up some of the credit card statements that she
still owes money on after running up more than $22,500 in debt.
Despite paying her mortgage and car payments on time, Gravelle
managed to run up her credit card debt. Gravelle, pictured July 1
at her home in Attleboro, Mass., is now paying them off using a
debt consolidation company.
Navigating her way through an inflated course, Hannah Thomas, 7, races her friend to the top of the slide. Along with nearly 1,000 others, Hannah came with her parents to the annual NCS Pearson employee picnic Saturday afternoon at Broken Arrow Park.
The Endacott Society at Kansas University honored members with April birthdays on April 8 at Adams Alumni Center. Honorees, from left, are Edward Sewell, Fred Madaus, Hob Crockett, Al Sellen, Alice Leonard, Wiley Mitchell, Ellen Johnson and Winnifred Geissler. Pat La Shier is carrying the cake and Jed Davis is standing in the background. Helen C. Crockett submitted the photo.