From left, Hannah Elder, 13, Mackenzie Flory, 12, Kelly Baker, 13,
and Tracie Weege, 13, all of Baldwin, enjoy their enormous order of
curly fries at the Douglas County Free Fair Friday. Large portions
are a county fair staple.
Chicago's Aramis Ramirez, right celebrates with coach Wendell Kim
after hitting a home run against the Phillies. Ramirez had three
round-trippers Friday in Chicago's 10-7 win at home.
Boston starter Bronson Arroyo delivers a pitch against Minnesota.
Arroyo handcuffed the Twins in Boston's 8-2 victory Friday night at
President Bush rolls up his shirt sleeves before speaking at a
campaign rally at Grand Rapids (Mich.) Community College. Bush
launched his counterattack Friday against Democratic presidential
candidate Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., who began a cross-country bus
tour to court voters.
Mark Beardsley, right, of Paul Davis Restoration, removes
waterlogged carpet padding from the basement in the home of Adam
Crafter, at left. Crafter's basement was flooded with water from
heavy rains a week ago. Crafter has elected not to file an
insurance claim for the damage. Insurance agents in Lawrence say
that many companies will not renew policies for homeowners who file
water-damage claims because of lingering mold concerns.
Lawrence's Ryan Engel scores in the top of the second inning. Engel
was 4-for-4 with four runs in the Raiders' 13-2, seven-inning
victory over Arkansas City in their AAA American Legion baseball
state tournament game Friday at Chanute.
Free State guard Dain DIllingham, right, drives past Washburn
Rural's Jordan Plachecki in this Dec. 5, 2003 file photo.
Dillingham will focus on basketball at Drake University, opting not
to play football for the Bulldogs.
Free State High graduate Dain Dillingham catches a pass during
drills with the East squad. The wide receiver was preparing
Wednesday for tonight's Shrine Bowl at Emporia State University.
Dillingham has decided not to play football at Drake University in
the fall, focusing on basketball instead.
David Kaiseman, of Holmdel, N. J., waits for his chance to try out
for "The Apprentice" TV reality show in New York. Kaiseman arrived
at 2:30 a.m. to claim his place in line.
Donald Trump greets potential candidates for "The Apprentice" TV
reality show during the first day of auditions for next season.
Hundreds lined up Friday in New York to get a shot at being on the
Eve Edelstein, of San Diego, and Steve Flanagan, of Atlanta, look
at the interior of North Christian Church in Columbus, Ind., while
attending a conference on design and religion.
Esther Lim, Lawrence, right, rummages through some clothes during
the annual Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale. The event was from
sunup to sundown on July 15.
Bryan Funk and Abbey Golinvaux look over some T-shirts during the
annual Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale. The daylong event was July
These Douglas County 4-H'ers attend 4-H camp at Rock Springs 4-H
Center near Junction City. They attended camp June 26-29. While at
camp, they had the opportunity to participate in activities such as
horseback riding, canoeing, fishing, archery and swimming.
Cindy Yulich and Dave Adams, of Emprise Bank, cut a ribbon at a
ceremony marking the opening of the bank's new area headquarters at
1121 Wakarusa Drive. The bank celebrated the opening of its new
location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception on July 16.
These Douglas County 4-H'ers pose for a picture during Horticulture
Fun Camp. They attended the camp June 21-25 at the Douglas County
4-H Fairgrounds. During the camp, they learned about floral design
principles, recycling, environmental conservation and
agricultural-based products. The event concluded with a
horticulture judging competition.
From left, Craig Davis, Sharon Davis, Judy Northway and Craig
Tucker attend The Big Pig, a fund-raiser for the Boys & Girls
Club of Lawrence. The event, which featured all-you-can-eat
barbecue and live music, was July 17 at the Meadowbrook apartment
complex, 15th Street and Crestline Drive.
Jane Pracht, left, and Suzanne McColl, center, are members of
Lawrence Chapter 1696 of AARP. They attended the Kansas AARP picnic
July 13 in Overland Park. Yvonne Patterson, right, gave a program
during the picnic called "Wings Of Love," which featured her exotic
Dick Wise and Melissa Murphy listen to some live music during The
Big Pig, a fund-raiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence.
The event, which featured all-you-can-eat barbecue, was July 17 at
the Meadowbrook apartment complex in Lawrence.
Jim Whittaker, Lawrence, thanks 2004 Tour de France winner Lance
Armstrong for helping attract clients to his home-based business
Velotek Training. Whittaker, who makes a living by training amateur
cyclists, was pictured Friday at his home.
First-Grade Tiger Cubs Den 4, Pack 3065, of Baldwin show off their derby cars. From left are Collin Linder, Eric Peterson, Christian Linder, Lake Stewart, Jayden Gibson and Caleb Larson. Brett Linder submitted the picture.