Pumpkins of all sizes and shapes are on sale at Christ Episcopal
Church in Overland Park. Proceeds from the sale benefit the
church's youth ministries. On Monday, Rebecca Zeiger, 7, put the
finishing touches on seasonal artwork.
Astronaut Brian Binnie opens a bottle of champaign with Burt Rutan,
left, and Richard Branson as they celebrate his suborbital flight
to win the $10 million Ansari X Prize. Binnie flew SpaceShipOne
Monday from Mojave, Calif.
Minnesota pitcher Johan Santana throws during practice. Santana is
scheduled to start the opener of the American League Division
Series against the Yankees tonight at New York.
Lawrence High's Mallory West works the beam during the Lawrence
All-Around Invitational. West won the all-around title Monday at
Kansas City wide receiver Johnnie Morton, right, makes a grab over
Baltimore cornerback Raymond Walls. The Chiefs defeated the Ravens,
27-24, Monday in Baltimore.
Chiefs coach Dick Vermeil, right, gets a hug from defensive tackle
Junior Siavii after the Chiefs edged the Ravens.
Kansas City running back Priest Holmes (31) dives over Baltimore's
Marques Douglas (94), Edgerton Hartwell (56), and Chris McAlister
on his way to scoring the game-winning touchdown. The Chiefs picked
up their first win this season, a 27-24 victory Monday in
Kansas University students Jared Loehr, left, and Krystal Werth are
leading a campaign to lower the drinking age. The students are
leaders of KU's Political Activist Club, which plans a march
Saturday in support of legalizing alcohol for 18-year-olds.
Thomas Murray, center, has been charged with murder in the November
2003 death of his ex-wife, Carmin D. Ross, 40. Murray appeared
Monday in a Douglas County courtroom with his attorneys Pedro
Irigonegaray, left, and Brett Shirk, right. He was arrested earlier
in Manhattan after Riley County Police stopped his car.
Actor Michael J. Fox speaks as Democratic presidential candidate
Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass, listens at a town meeting on medical
research in Portsmouth, N.H. Fox, who has Parkinson's disease, and
Kerry both favor stem cell research.
Former Kansas University basketball player Scot Pollard makes faces
during the Indiana Pacers' media day. Pollard, who hammed it up
Monday in Indianapolis, was one of nine ex-Jayhawks who reported
for NBA training camps.
Leigh had a bit part opposite Frank Sinatra in the 1962 movie "The
Actress Janet Leigh appears as Marion Crane in the famous shower
scene in Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 classic thriller "Psycho." Leigh
died Sunday at her Beverly Hills home.
South Junior High School principal Russell Blackbird, left, visits
with student Matt Oldman, 13, Monday during lunch. Blackbird has
announced that he will retire at the end of the school year after
31 years with the school district.
Howard Mossberg, left, dean emeritus of pharmacy at Kansas
University, and Tim Johnson, director of KU's Information and
Telecommunication Technology Center, participate in the Regional
Bioscience and Innovation Summit. The summit was Monday at the Dole
Institute of Politics.
State Rep. Kenny Wilk, R-Lansing, participates in a breakout
session during a Bioscience and Innovation Summit. The summit was
Monday at the Dole Institute of Politics at Kansas University.
KANSAS UNIVERSITY STUDENT JEREMY KLIEWER, left, Lawrence High
School senior Jacob Gage, center, and LHS senior Drew Vogel
consider their betting options during a poker game. The players
meet every week to play Hold 'Em, a popular poker game.
Astronaut Gordon Cooper is shown in his space suit in this July
1965 file photo. Cooper, one of the original Mercury astronauts who
were pioneers in human space exploration, died Monday at age 77.
The Phenix-Hamilton 14 and under fast pitch softball team shows off the medals they won qualifying for the ASA 14 and under "A" National Tournament in Midland, Texas, in August. They earned fourth place at "A" State in Wichita. Coaches John Hamilton, left, of Eudora, and Keith Kopf, Lawrence, stand in back. Back row, from left, are Courtney Johnson, Megan Burton, Baldwin, Lauren Kelly, Lawrence, Brynn Hamilton, Eudora, Caitlin Bowlin, Lawrence, McKinlea Wycoff, Berryton, and Annie Hannon, Baldwin. Front row, from left, are Caitlyn Riser, Eudora, Sam Hays, Aleese Kopf, Lindsay Kelly, seated, all of Lawrence, Rachael Pyle, Eudora, Jessie Baer, Lawrence, and Sarah Flaherty, Tonganoxie.