Maria Carvajal, 13, does a reverse walkover with guidance from
coach Maya Tillman in Robinson Gymnasium at Kansas University. The
Kansas School of Gymnastics, which has leased the space for 20
years, was notified by KU officials that after Aug. 1, 2005, the
space will no longer be available to the city-run gymnastics
Sophie, an 11-month-old golden retriever, looks for ducks at Grand
Lake in Grove, Okla. The dog belongs to Steve and Dianna
Spanish author Carlos Ruiz Zafon poses in a bookstore in Barcelona,
Spain. His best-selling novel, "The Shadow of the Wind" is set in
The motto behind Surf Line Hawaii's Original Jams board shorts is
"color, freedom, difference and love."
Douglas County Fire and Medical personnel escort a family around
flood waters on a country road.
Fashion designer Mary McFadden stands in front of a display of
dresses from various collections as part of her exhibition "Mary
McFadden: High Priestess of High Fashion" at the Allentown Art
Museum in Allentown, Pa.
This 17 1/2-inch painted iron figural blinking-eye clock is known
as the Organ Grinder and Monkey. It was made about 1880 and sold
recently at a Samuel T. Freeman & Co. auction in Philadelphia
Explosive Fighter "Ucarn" from the DuelMasters trading card game
walks the floor at the San Diego convention center during Comic-Con
International. The sci-fi, fantasy and superhero convention
David Dorantes, 3, and his father, Mondo Dorantes, both of Lemon
Grove, Calif., relax while sitting on the floor next to a banner of
Superman, while attending Comic-Con International in San Diego.
A sport utility vehicle is up to its hood in a wave of water as it
moves through an East Lawrence intersection during heavy rains.
Some intersections closed Saturday after several inches of rain
flooded city streets.
A driver maneuvers a truck through standing water at the
intersection of Maryland and 15th streets during heavy rains. Most
of Parnell Park was under water Saturday and mailboxes along
Maryland Street were surrounded by water. Several intersections in
Lawrence were closed after an unusual storm packing heavy rains
rolled through the area.
Ed Shinogee has about $50,000 in veterans benefits coming to him
but he can't get to it because of questions about his competency to
handle it. Shinogee, who is schizophrenic, has lived on the streets
of Lawrence for years. He is pictured Tuesday at the Salvation Army
shelter, 946 N.H.
Kansas University linebacker Banks Floodman shows off his new
hairdo. Floodman and some of his teammates got buzzcuts during the
summer, which Floodman showed off during Big 12 Conference football
media days Thursday in Kansas City, Mo.
Overall leader Lance Armstrong waves from the podium after winning
the 19th stage of the Tour de France. Armstrong won the stage -- a
34.18-mile individual time trial around Besancon, France -- in 1
hour, 6 minutes Saturday.
Overall leader Lance Armstrong receives encouragement from
spectators as he rides during the 19th stage of the Tour de France
Philadelphia's Paul Abbott delivers against Chicago. Abbott and the
Phillies defeated the Cubs, 4-3, Saturday in Philadelphia.
Boston catcher Jason Varitek, right, pushes New York's Alex
Rodriguez. The two sparred after Rodriguez was hit by a pitch from
Bronson Arroyo, sparking a bench-clearing brawl. The Red Sox
defeated the Yankees, 11-10, Saturday in Boston.
Toronto pitcher Pat Hentgen acknowledges the crowd after announcing
his retirement earlier in the day. Hentgen appeared Saturday in
Dennis Eckersley, left, and Paul Molitor talk during a news
conference about their Hall of Fame inductions. They spoke Saturday
in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Spectators gesture as Lance Armstrong rides past during the 19th
and penultimate stage of the Tour de France, a 34.18-mile
individual time trial. Armstrong won the stage Saturday around
Besancon in eastern France and is all but guaranteed a record
sixth-straight Tour title when the race concludes today. The
American's success doesn't sit well with some French, who are upset
the brash Texan has muscled in on their cycling classic.
In this photo released by the Palestinian Authority, Palestinian
leader Yasser Arafat, holding a young boy on his shoulder, flashes
the V-sign to followers gathered to show their support outside his
compound in the West Bank town of Ramallah. In his first public
comments Saturday since the upheavals in the Gaza Strip spilled
over into a political confrontation with Prime Minister Ahmed
Qureia last week, Arafat denied the government was in a crisis and
expressed confidence in his prime minister.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., shakes
hands with members of the crowd at the conclusion of a campaign
rally in Sioux City, Iowa. Kerry campaigned Saturday in Iowa as he
slowly makes his way toward Boston.
From left, Gael Murphy, Medea Benjamin and Robyn Su Miller walk
through a puddle in the caged-in "freedom of speech zone" after
making remarks during a news conference concerning their civil
liberties near the Fleet Center. Civil libertarians have criticized
the area reserved for protesters, saying it stifles demonstrators'
A pile of copper and zinc dust is what remains of ten rounds of
40-caliber unleaded ammunition at the Federal Law Enforcement
Training Center in Brunswick, Ga. The ammo is designed to fragment
into dust upon impact of a steel target the center uses for
John Sheddan, a firearms instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement
Training Center in Brunswick, Ga., prepares to fire on a target
using fragmenting ammunition during weapons training at the center.
Ten years after the center began developing the unleaded bullets,
their use is catching on with police academies nationwide.
Even though most items were gone by 11 a.m., members of the Wilson
family still had luck locating some bargains at a Kansas University
athletic department sale of Jayhawk apparel. Picking over practice
jerseys, T-shirts and media guides, from left, are Maddy Wilson,
13, Eddie Wilson, 8, and their mother, Nancy Wilson, Lawrence.
An Iraqi Olympic Committee official models a steel mask. The
devices are said to have been used by Saddam Hussein's son Odai to
torture Olympic athletes whose performance failed to meet his
Afghan women look out through the window of Mohammadia's mosque as
they wait to get their voter identity cards in the registration
office in Kabul, Afghanistan. After months of delay, NATO late
Friday approved sending two extra battalions to Afghanistan to help
provide security during presidential elections scheduled for
Residents of Mirebalais are transported by canoe. Ex-soldiers are
collaborating with police in patrolling and operations to maintain
order in the community.
Pikes Peak is shrouded in fiery clouds during a brilliant sunset,
as seen from Colorado Springs, Colo.
Jamie Kelley harvests peppers on his Franklin County farm. Kelley,
who has overcome leukemia, sells his vegetables at the Ottawa
Jump coach Todd Henson videotapes pole vaulter Lindsay Taylor to
examine her technique. She practiced July 6 at the U.S. Olympic
Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. Many Olympic trainers are
using a new video analysis software called Dartfish to help
athletes perfect their technique.
Clarence and Elinor Morris, of Brea, Calif., lost more than $500,00
in an investment fraud scheme. Authorities say D.W. Heath &
Associates targeted elderly people who attended financial seminars
and collected more than $178 million, including the life savings of
hundreds of retirees.
An English soccer fan throws a restaurant chair toward riot police
after clashes erupted between English and Tunisian soccer fans June
14, 1998. The British government hopes to cut down on the illness,
accidents, violence, lost productivity and crime associated with
Developers with Crimson Property have restored the home at 1334
Ohio. The house is now a boarding home, which features 12 bedrooms,
seven bathrooms, a patio and a deck. Pictured is the home's front
This Oread neighborhood home has been restored and turned into a
6,000-square-foot boarding house.
Rob Farha, left, and Tom Devlin stand in the kitchen of a new
boarding home in the Oread neighborhood. The pair, pictured
Wednesday, are part of a group that refurbished the 100-year-old
home at 1334 Ohio.
Michael Irvin, who shares his name with the former Dallas Cowboys
receiver, is the graphics coordinator for University Relations at
Kansas University. "I just like to remind people I was here first,"
Irvin says, "and that I'm the one who keeps the name good."
Lawrence residents Chris Carden, left, and Kyle Schuler prepare for
a paintball game.
Nathan Schriner, Lawrence, left, and Tracy Clement, Osawatomie,
square off in an elimination game at Drop Zone Extreme Sports in
Kyle Schuler, Lawrence, puts on a protective mask before playing a
round of paintball at Drop Zone Extreme Sports southwest of
Jun Kuribayashi, a 1997 Lawrence High graduate, plans to leave
today to begin training with Pilobolus.
Ralph Stanley, center, picks out a frailing style tune on his banjo during a performance with his band, the Clinch Mountain Boys, at Liberty Hall. Stanley, 77, generally regarded as among the most important figures in bluegrass music today, performed Friday.
Tim Blanchard flips through the air while kiteboarding as the sun sets Friday evening over Lake St. Clair in Belle River, Ontario, Canada.
Drs. Matt Lewis and Maggie Carpenter pose with their children, Julian, 4, and Zoe, 2, after their moving sale. They recently left Lawrence for Wairoa, New Zealand, where they will practice family medicine for a year. Bob Lewis, Matt Lewis' father, submitted the photo.