Maxwell, a 3-year-old Westie (West Highland white terrier), loves
to ride in the truck and has to be pried out after a drive, says
his owner, Marvin Huey, of Lawrence.
French philosopher Jacques Derrida, seen in this 1981 file photo,
was the founder of the philosophical movement known as
deconstructionism. Derrida died of cancer Saturday in Paris.
Marisa Acocella, a cartoonist for the New Yorker, sketches a man
who was attending the New Yorker Festival Oct. 1-3. The "Cocktails
with the Cartoonists" event was at The Leaf Lounge.
Journal-World reporter Joel Mathis takes a slightly misaligned shot
of himself with the Empire State Building, on the right. Mathis was
in New York Oct. 1-3 for the annual New Yorker Festival.
New York theater producer Marcus Woollen reads an excerpt from
"Dear George: Letters to the President" on Sept. 23 through the
giant megaphone of the Freedom of Expression National Monument in
Lower Manhattan. The play, a compilation of selected letters
written by the American public to President George W. Bush, will be
performed next weekend in Lawrence.
Kansas University Symphony Orchestra conductor Nicholas Uljanov
leads the orchestra during rehearsal last week at Murphy Hall. The
orchestra will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a gala concert
Tuesday at the Lied Center.
The second violins pose for a group portrait of the 1904-1905
Kansas University Symphony Orchestra.
Grain handler Rob Smith, of Pomona, signals a truck driver to raise
his load of corn last week at the North Lawrence grain elevator.
Area farmers have filled the local elevators with this year's
This Philadelphia Queen Anne drop-leaf table has the typical curved
cabriole legs of the era it was made -- 1740 to 1760. It sold at
Sotheby's New York for $4,200.
Sisters Abby, 15, left, and Gretchen Kroese, 12, of Lincoln, Neb.,
ready their Scottish Terrier Maggie for competition at the American
Kennel Club dog show sponsored by the Lawrence Jayhawk Kennel Club.
The show, which began Saturday, continues today at the Douglas
County 4-H Fairgrounds.
Kansas University students rally and march across campus to bring
awareness to their efforts, begun last spring, to lower the Kansas
drinking age to 18.
Gordon Parks spoke about his memories of Fort Scott during a
conversation there last week. The 91-yer-old artist was in Fort
Scott for a city-wide celebration in his honor.
Gordon Parks buttons his shirt before sitting down for an interview
last week. His son David, also a film maker from Austin, Texas, is
Ella Watson, who worked as a charwoman in a federal building in
Washington, D.C., posed for Gordon Parks in 1948 with a mop and
broom, symbols of her trade. The photograph is now known as "Gordon
Parks American Gothic."
Marcella Piper, St. Louis, right, tells stories about her "Uncle
Gordon" during presentation of "Gordon Parks Up Close and Personal"
at the Fort Scott Community College. Laughing at Piper's comments
Friday is former Vogue employee and longtime Parks friend, Katie
Strickler, New York City.
Gordon Parks, 91, an internationally recognized artistic icon,
returned last week to his hometown of Fort Scott, where he was
honored and discussed at the four-day "Gordon Parks Celebration."
Aside from his creative talents, his white mane and mustache have
long been the New York City resident's trademarks.
The float "Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Crimson City" by
Delta Upsilon fraternity and Kappa Alpha Theta sorority passes by
Lippincott Hall. The float was one of the entries in Saturday's
Homecoming Parade at Kansas University.
A surfer passes a billboard with a photo of Australian Prime
Minister John Howard, right, at a polling booth at Sydney's Bondi
Beach. Australians voted in their federal election Saturday, giving
Howard a fourth term.
Hunter Al Krenzler poses beside a buffalo he shot during a hunt in
the winter of 1989, north of Yellowstone National Park, in Montana.
Montana's wildlife commission voted Thursday to resume bison
hunting, allowing up to 25 animals to be killed next year if they
leave Yellowstone National Park. The hunts were canceled in 1991
after a firestorm of controversy.
President Bush, above, greets supporters at the City Center Park in
Chanhassen, Minn., the morning after the president's second debate
with his Democratic opponent, Sen. John Kerry, below, who
campaigned Saturday at Lorain County Community College in Elyria,
A family from Olympia, Wash., tries to view Mount St. Helens, which
was obscured by clouds and rain at ColdwaterRidge Visitor Center.
Inclement weather has hidden the smoldering volcano for several
Emergency personnel remove a victim from the scene of a bus crash
in Marion, Ark. The driver of the tour bus and 15 passengers were
killed in the crash early Saturday. Police say the bus was carrying
31 Chicago tourists to a casino in Tunica, Miss., when it
overturned along Interstate 55.
Afghan women wearing burqas line up to vote at a polling station in
Kabul. Afghanistan voters went to the polls Saturday in the
country's first-ever direct presidential elections.
Afghan men stand in lines to vote at the main mosque in Herat,
Afghanistan. Saturday's election, the first ever in Afghanistan,
was called into question when the 15 presidential challengers to
Hamid Karzai decided to boycott the outcome.
Kansas University fans tear down the goal post at the south end of
Memorial Stadium after KU's defeat of Kansas State University. The
KU victory Saturday was the first over the Wildcats in football
Kansas State's Allen Webb (8) is brought down by Kansas' Jermial
Ashley (top right) and Nick Reid.
Kansas University's John Randle, center, breaks free for a
touchdown run to seal KU's victory over Kansas State. The Jayhawks
snapped an 11-game losing streak in the Sunflower Showdown with a
31-28 victory on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson slips away from Texas
defensive end Brian Robison (39). The OU freshman gained 225 yards
in just his fifth college game to help the No. 2 Sooners win the
Red River Shootout against the No. 5 Longhorns, 12-0, Saturday in
Tennessee's Kevin Burnett celebrates a 19-14 victory over Georgia
with fans. The No. 17 Volunteers snapped the third-ranked Bulldogs'
17-game home winning streak Saturday in Athens, Ga.
NASCAR Nextel cup driver jeff gordon signs in Autograph Alley at
Kansas Speedway. Gordon appeared Saturday in Kansas City, Kan., in
preparation for today's Banquet 400.
Tony Stewart's pit crew works on a stop during the NASCAR Busch
Series Mr. Goodcents 300. Joe Nemechek won the race Saturday at
Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.
Chiefs linebackers Scott Fujita, right, and Shawn Barber, center,
tackle Ravens running back Jamal Lewis. The Chiefs won, 27-24,
Monday in Baltimore.
Kansas City safety Greg Wesley, left, tackles Baltimore tight end
Terry Jones. Wesley, shown during the Chiefs' game Monday in
Baltimore, and the K.C. defense are gradually adapting to and
optimizing the system of new defensive coordinator Gunther
The finished produce of hydroponic lettuce grown at TJ Farms is
kept in its own "miniature greenhouse" that allows the plant to
continue living for four to six weeks in the refrigerator.
Tony and Janell May harvest lettuce at their ranch, TJ Farms, north
of Emporia. The couple recently started their hydroponic lettuce
business to add to their cattle income.
Bill Luckett, left, and Morgan Freeman have opened a blues club,
Ground Zero, and an upscale restaurant, Medidi, in Clarksdale,
Miss. They are part of an effort to attract tourists to the Delta
for more than just casino gambling.
Sharecropper shacks that make up The Shack Up Inn in Clarksdale,
Miss., cast a feel for the hardscrabble lives of the farm workers
who occupied them years ago. The row of six authentic sharecropper
homes sits on the 4,000-acre Hopson Plantation, just four miles
south of the crossroads of U.S. highways 49 and 61, where legend
has it bluesman Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil.
Irl Mitchell, left, swaps war stories with former German Luftwaffe
pilot Horst Petzschler Sept. 22 in Wichita. Petzschler spoke to
members of the Wichita chapter of the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Robert Lewis, Basehor, throws out the first pitch at a Royals game on July 16. Lewis is a junior at Basehor-Linwood High School. He is son of Bob and Connie Lewis, Basehor, and the grandson of Walt and Shirley Lewis, Tonganoxie, and Richard and Beverly Cates, Lawrence. Beverly Cates submitted the picture.