Cincinnati's Ken Griffey Jr., left, congratulates teammate Barry
Larkin after the Reds' victory over San Francisco. Griffey homered
twice, and Larkin homered once as the Reds defeated the Giants,
5-3, Saturday in Cincinnati.
Rocktown's Marcus Walker makes a move against New Mexico. Walker
led his team to victory Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.
Kansas University coach Tracy Bunge, center, and catcher Dani May,
left, talk to pitcher Kassie Humphreys during the fourth inning.
Iowa State scored two of its three runs during the inning en route
to a 3-2 victory against KU on Saturday at Arrocha Ballpark.
Kansas University infielder Jessica Moppin throws to first base for
an out against Iowa State. The Cyclones beat the Jayhawks, 3-2,
Saturday at Arrocha Ballpark, denying KU a first-round bye in the
Big 12 Conference tournament.
Lawrence's Chelsea Dirks-Ham dives into the pool at the start of
the 50-yard freestyle finals. Dirks-Ham placed third.
Free State's Katie Swank swims the 100-yard freestyle finals. Swank
won the event, posting a time of 54.73.
LHS swimmers Kristen Longanecker, Melissa Farve and Kristi Rudman
cheer for teammate Julia Szabo during the 100-yard butterfly
FSHS diver Cambry McNabb prepares for a dive. McNabb finished in
Free State High's Kelsi Mishler, left, and Lawrence High's Melissa
Farve start the 100-yard backstroke consolation heat at the
Sunflower League swimming championships. The meet was Saturday at
the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center.
The Free State High cheering section celebrates a close win by the
Firebirds in the finals of the 200-yard freestyle relay. The
Firebirds placed third at the Sunflower League meet Saturday at the
Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center. Lawrence High finished in fourth
place. More photos from Saturday's action can be found on page 12C.
The Rev. Scott Hanks, of Heritage Baptist Church, 1781 E. 800 Road,
is among pastors who say they would join the drive to unseat
lawmakers who voted against an amendment to ban same-sex marriage.
This is a photo obtained by the New York Times from an undisclosed
source showing a U.S. soldier sitting on an Iraqi detainee
sandwiched between two stretchers at the Abu Ghraib prison in
These U.S. military veterans met last week for a reunion in Kansas
City, Mo. Now in their 80s, they were captured on Dec. 8, 1941, on
Guam and spent the duration of World War II in Japanese prisons.
All began their incarcerations at the Zentsuji Prison Camp. From
left: Howard Ross, 86, Melbourne, Fla.; Harris Chuck, 86, Vista,
Calif.; Donald Binns, 86, Lawrence; Richard Salsbury, 82, National
City, Calif., and Robert Epperson, 84, Cottonwood, Calif.
Lawrence artist Paul Penny depicts a fireworks show above South
Park and the city band performing in the gazebo. Penny produces
more than 40 paintings a year.
Cristobalina Rodriguez, 38, works on the sewing floor at American
Apparel in Los Angeles. She worked on an outfit April 12 at the
Alba Domingues, 26, works on the sewing floor at American Apparel
in Los Angeles. American Apparel officials say they can make money
without underpaying or overworking employees. The company is
marketing its products as sweatshop-free. in hopes of luring young
consumers. Domingues was pictured at work April 12.
Rick's Cafe pianist Issam plays in Casablanca, Morocco. In homage
to the 1942 movie "Casablanca," a former U.S. diplomat spent two
years of work and $1 million in investments to bring a real Rick's
Cafe to Morocco's largest city.
Emergency workers examine the wreckage of a two-car accident at
U.S. Highway 59 and Douglas Country Road 458. The collision
happened at 9:44 p.m. Saturday.
Queen Shorter checks on the bird's nest in her family's barbecue
grill. The family is forgoing the use of the grill for their
planned Mother's Day get-together, in hopes that the six eggs in
the nest will eventually hatch.
An Iraqi girl, Lubna Laith, 6, is comforted by her father in the
hospital in the holy city of Karbala, Iraq. Lubna was shot in the
stomach Saturday during clashes with Iraqis loyal to radical Shiite
cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and Polish forces.
The opened mouth of a patient is reflected in the safety glasses of
Dr. Jaime Lozada as he performs a dental implant at the Loma Linda
(Calif.) University School of Dentistry. The implants are becoming
more popular because they are longer lasting and more comfortable
than dentures and bridges.
Lawrence High School junior Rick PeÃ±aloza, left, and senior Lauren
Higbie, center, work on sculptures with help from their teacher
Deena Amont. Sophomore Stephanie Buckley is in the background at
far right. All worked Tuesday on their sculptures, which will be
glued to a Ford Escort for this year's Art Tougeau Parade. The
students' works are inspired by phobias.
Susie Fagan, left, holds her very- pregnant belly as her 2-year-old
daughter, Erin, pretends to be pregnant, too. Erin will be joined
by a baby brother in about a month.
Mothers in a Lawrence chapter of the MOMS (Moms Offering Moms
Support) Club get a short break from their children as the young
crowd discovers rocking horses to play on. The club visited Free
State Farm Monday.
While other children ride a pony, Hannah Kate Mulanax, 5, hops on
the back of her mother, Jamie Mulanax, for a hug.
Elise Graves, 3, left, plays with some sand as her mother Jane
Graves, holding her 4-month-old daughter, Maretta, visits with
Jennifer Wrubel, holding her 5-month-old son, Jackson. Members of a
Lawrence chapter of the international MOMS Club visited Free State
Farm north of Lawrence Monday to spend time together and give their
children a chance to enjoy the farm.
Nicholas Uljanov, director of orchestral activities at Kansas
University, rehearses with the KU Symphony Orchestra at the Lied
Center. The group prepared last week for their spring concert,
which is at 3 p.m. today. Uljanov is completing his first year as
This baby carriage is a penny toy only 3 1/2 inches long. It was
auctioned for $578 by Theriault's of Annapolis, Md.
French bulldogs Titi, left, and Nelson cozy up to the bar at Cafe
le Bouledouge Brasserie, one of the many establishments in Paris
where dogs are welcomed.
Louis Copt builds a fire in his authentic Italian pizza oven, the
focal point of the home and of the couple's frequent "make your own
Louis Copt's studio accommodates his oversized canvases and affords
sweeping views of the landscape.
Built two years ago in Frank Lloyd Wright style, Louis and Phyllis
Copt's home is on 5 1/2 acres with a view of the Kaw Valley.
Vaulted ceilings lend a loft-like feel to the living room while
expansive windows fill Louis and Phyliss Copt's home with natural
Lawrence High School students dance to "The Time Warp" from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" during prom. The Saturday night event, with a "Jungle Love" theme, took place at the Kansas Union.
Bride Laura Sotir and groom Jeff Dahnert wear wedding outfits for the Nash Dash. The couple, both of Lawrence, ran in the event Saturday morning before their wedding, which was planned for the afternoon. The Third Annual Nash Dash, sponsored by the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, benefits the WRAP Summer Program and provides youth scholarships for Lawrence Parks and Recreation activities.
Members of the Dance City Purple Danz Competition Team performed at the Dance Champs dance competition March 6 in Kansas City, Mo. The girls won a first-place trophy for their performance. From left are Cambry Johnson, 5, daughter of Marc and Stephanie Johnson; Brianne Martin, 7, daughter of Wayne and Talaine Martin; Briauna Huffman, 5, daughter of William and Athena Huffman; Siera Hartwell, 6, daughter of Doug and Barbie Hartwell; and Ally Brittian, 6, daughter of Robert and Tonya Waller, who submitted the picture. All are of Lawrence.