Music lovers attend the season's first concert by the Lawrence City
Band. The Lawrence band will play in South Park's gazebo every
Wednesday through July 21. All concerts are at 8 p.m. Wednesday's
season opener was "A Sesquicentennial Celebration," featuring music
from or about Lawrence and the westward expansion.
Honor guard members salute as soldiers carry some of the 21 sets of
remains found in Vietnam and North Korea and believed to be those
of U.S. soldiers, during a ceremony at Hickam Air Force Base,
Hawaii. Members of the Joint Prisoners of War/Missing in Action
Accounting Command recovered the remains believed to be those of 19
U.S. soldiers who fought in North Korea and two from Vietnam. The
remains were sent to Hawaii Wednesday for identification testing.
Oakland's Mark Kotsay, left, is congratulated by teammates Jermaine
Dye, center, and Marc McLemore, right, after Kotsay hit a
game-winning home run against the White Sox. The Athletics won, 3-2
in 10 innings, Wednesday in Oakland, Calif.
Raiders pitcher Aaron Madill delivers against St. Joseph, Mo.
Madill tossed a two-hit shutout in the opening game of a
doubleheader, which the Raiders swept, 11-0 and 10-3, Wednesday
night at Free State High School.
Tyler Docking, a Kansas University sophomore-to-be, tees off on the
front nine at Alvamar Golf Course. Docking's duo qualified 14th
Barrett Martens chips onto the No. 8 green at Alvamar Golf Course.
Martens, a Kansas University sophomore-to-be, and teammate Tyler
Docking, also a sophomore, qualified 14th during the second round
of the Kansas Golf Assn. Fourball Championship on Wednesday.
Cornel Andre Grey, 11, of Portmore St. Catherine, Jamaica, left,
and John Tamplin, 11, of Louisville, Ky., wait to participate in
the 77th annual National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.
President Bush high-fives graduate Brett Huiser, from Rock Valley,
Iowa, at the United States Air Force Academy graduation ceremony at
the academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Almost 1,000 cadets
Detroit center Ben Wallace, left, smothers Indiana's Al Harrington
during the Eastern Conference Finals. The defensive-oriented
Pistons play the Lakers in the NBA Finals starting Sunday.
Peggie Pietrowicz, left, hugs her sister, Lynne Gist, during a
lunch break in the penalty phase of the state murder trial of
convicted Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols, in
McAlester, Okla. Pietrowicz and Gist, shown Wednesday, lost their
younger sister, Karen Gist Carr, in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
Lawrence City Commissioner Sue Hack answers questions during an
online chat session Wednesday at the News Center.
Postcard images in boxes on shelves of Dessin Fournir give clients
ideas and inspiration on design and materials. Fabric, hardware
materials and designs can be tailored to suit the client's needs.
Dessin Fournir co-founder and designer Chuck Comeau stands before a
mirror decorated with carved sunflowers, modeled after a
19th-century design from Poland. The company was named one of the
top three design and manufacturing furniture companies by
professionals in the trade in April's issue of House and Garden
An Iraqi man comforts his son at Baghdad's Al Numan hospital after
he learned that one of his relatives died after a car bomb exploded
in Baghdad, Iraq, killing at least four people and injuring dozens,
police said. The blast took place Wednesday in a Sunni Muslim
district where support for Saddam Hussein's regime had been strong.
Ella Gunderson, 11, of Redmond, Wash., recently wrote a letter to
the Nordstrom department store in Seattle requesting they sell more
modest clothes that reveal less skin, such as the outfit on the the
bed behind her.
Ryan Arndt, back, and Katie Zynda play with some props in the
Houdini exhibit at the Outagamie Museum in Appleton, Wis. Magicians
are taking sides over a revamped exhibit on illusionist Harry
Houdini that reveals the secret behind one of his signature tricks.
The museum opened "A.K.A. Houdini" Wednesday for a 10-year run to
honor Houdini, who considered Appleton his hometown.
A sign warns that the Houdini trick "Metamorphosis" will be
revealed at the Outagamie Museum.
Forest Lassman, 9, chugs a cup of applesauce during a picnic in
South Park. Lassman, a member of the Boys & Girls Club of
Lawrence, attended the picnic Wednesday. Organizers hoped the event
would raise awareness of the effect that cutting after-school
programs would have on local youth.
A game of tug of war turns into an all-out battle between boys and
girls in South Park. Members of the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence
played games in the park prior to settling down for a lunch
fund-raiser for area after-school programs on Wednesday. The girls
won the game.
Jana Fevurly, of Scottsdale, Ariz., left, buckles in her three sons
Jack, 5 1/2, Jake, 1 1/2, and Justin, 4, before heading out on the
road in downtown Lawrence. A new survey gives Kansas low marks for
its efforts to keep children safe with stringent seat belt laws.
Jana and her husband, John, Kansas University alumni, were in
Lawrence for a visit.
Kansas University officials are paying for a survey to find out
what people think of the Jayhawk mascot and other university
emblems. Passersby walked near the "Classic Jayhawk" sculpture last
week on the KU campus.
Bob Kent, 63, is retiring from Lawrence-Douglas County Fire &
Medical after 20 years as a firefighter. Kent has a doctoral degree
in American studies and teaches at Kansas University. His last day
with the fire department is June 14.
Residents of the village of Cayes Didier, near Mapou, Haiti, walk
by a mapou tree. The waterlogged village of Mapou, surrounded by
denuded hills, has only a few of the namesake trees left. The few
remaining trees saved villagers who clung to them as crushing
torrents of water ripped through the town last week.
United Arab Emirates oil minister Obaid bin Saif al-Nasseri arrives
at Beirut airport in Lebanon. Al-Nasseri said Wednesday that his
country has decided to increase oil production by more than 400,000
barrels a day to help calm rising prices.
Renault's "Logan," is a family car with an entry-level price of
$6,100. This is the first vehicle developed by Renault for sale
initially outside Western Europe.
Wheat ripens in front of the Scoular Elevator, east of Salina. The
Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service said Wednesday that about 3
percent of the wheat was ripe in Kansas.
Derailed freight cars line the railroad tracks near Wright, just
east of Dodge City. Strong winds Wednesday knocked 68 empty grain
cars on the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe train off the tracks. No
one was injured.
Four-year-old Catherine Grosdidier won Clifford the Big Red Dog recently through a drawing at Kohl's Department Store. She is the daughter of Don and Mary Grosdidier, Eudora. The photo was submitted by Catherine's grandparents, Helen and Jay Grosdidier, also of Eudora.