District Attorney Christine Kenney responds to questions during her
John Bazhre, a microbiologist in the Parasitology Lab, looks at a
specimen on a slide. The Kansas Department of Health and
Environment showed off new equipment on Tuesday.
Carissa Pursell, a microbiologist, wears protective gear as she
works at her station. Other safety measures in the lab include a
sophisticated ventilation system.
Schwegler School third-graders Kassidy Husted, left, and Sean Davis
write down their wishes for the nation on pieces of paper to hang
on a "Wishing Tree." Third-graders learned about voting and the
upcoming electoral process Tuesday in Susan Lomshek's class.
Schwegler School third-grader Courtney Curtiss ties a piece of
paper with her wish for the nation on a tree. The war in Iraq was a
common theme that the third-grade students wrote about Tuesday.
Miriam Majors, 82, clutches herself to keep warm in a light drizzle
while waiting in line for a flu shot in Roanoke, Va. More than 400
people over the age of 65 stood in line Tuesday, starting before
dawn, to receive their shots. The United States is trying to find
additional supplies of flu vaccine anywhere it can.
A group of the recording artists who make up "Vote for Change" are
shown in this file photo released in August. Members of the group
performed in a series of fund-raising concerts in nine swing states
in an effort to unseat President Bush. From left are Pearl Jam's
Stone Gossard, Boyd Tinsley of the Dave Matthews Band, Jackson
Browne, Martie Maguire of the Dixie Chicks, Steven Van Zandt of
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Dave Matthews, Bruce
Springsteen, Emily Robison of the Dixie Chicks, Patti Scialfa of
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam,
Bonnie Raitt, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie, John Mellencamp,
Nick Harmer of Death Cab for Cutie and R.E.M's Mike Mills.
Yard signs make more than a political statement in a yard along
Sharon Drive in west Lawrence. The homeowner said on Tuesday that
signs were stolen from her yard in order to squelch their
Clockwise from top left, Stephen Scott, Adam Schreiner, Dejon
Neugebauer and Laura Pearson register to vote on the steps inside
the Douglas County Courthouse. Monday was the last day to register,
and county officials reported Tuesday that voter registration was
up at least 10,000 from the last presidential race.
Lawrence residents no longer need to drive to Kansas City to find
barbecued fare such as these ribs and chicken. Lawrence has six
establishments that are ready to help satisfy cravings for smoked
Houston manager Phil Garner, left, talks with Peter Munro, the
Astros' starting pitcher for Game 6 tonight. The Astros, who worked
out Tuesday at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, lead the Cardinals in
the NL championship series 3-2.
Boston starter Curt Schilling examines his right foot in the fourth
inning with catcher Jason Varitek. Schilling and the Red Sox won,
4-2, Tuesday night in New York.
New York's Alex Rodriguez knocks the ball out of the glove of
Boston pitcher Bronson Arroyo, left, as first baseman Doug
Mientkiewicz looks on during the eighth inning. Rodriguez initially
was called safe, but after a conference by the umpires was called
out for interference. The Red Sox won Game 6 of the AL championship
series, 4-2, Tuesday in New York.
Lawrence High's Liam Kirby, right, fights for the ball with Olathe
South's Brett Childers. South won, 1-0, Tuesday at the Youth Sports
LHS senior Carolyn Raynes (3) spikes the ball while fellow senior
Drew DeBiasse awaits a possible return during the Lions' match
against the Raiders.
Lawrence High's Elise McDonald, left, and Bonnie Toplikar block a
spike. The Lions swept their home quad Tuesday at LHS.
Boston's Curt Schilling delivers against New York. Schilling held
the Yankees to one run in seven innings, and the Red Sox won, 4-2,
Tuesday night in New York.
Boston's Mark Bellhorn, center, accepts congratulations from
teammate Johnny Damon after hitting a three-run home run. New York
catcher Jorge Posada is at left. The Red Sox defeated the Yankees,
4-2, Tuesday night in New York to even the AL championship series
at three games apiece.
Houston's Jeff Kent (12) is greeted at home after hitting a
game-winning three-run home run against St. Louis. The Astros
defeated the Cardinals, 3-0, Monday night in Houston to take a 3-2
lead in the NL championship series.
The Detroit Red Wings' locker room, photo above, and Joe Louis
Arena, photo below left, are empty. The vacant venue, seen Tuesday
in Detroit, is a result of the lockout between the owners and
players. The NHL and the players association haven't met or spoken
since a negotiating session Sept. 9 in Toronto, one week before the
lockout was imposed.
Larry Midyett, owner of Century 21 Miller & Midyett Real
Estate, plans to redevelop this trailer park at 1045 E. 23rd St. He
plans to build an office building that would house his real estate
company on the four-acre property, which was pictured Tuesday. The
project would require several trailers on the site to be relocated.
From left, Free State High School students Lacey Henry, 17, and Kyleigh Haggard, 16, give Freddy the Firebird a hug for his eighth "birthday." The school celebrated National High School Activities Day Tuesday during an assembly. Free State family and consumer science students made 600 cupcakes for the event, and parents, teachers, students and support staff brought another 600. Drug and alcohol prevention specialist Cindy Trarbach was recognized as an outstanding extracurricular activity sponsor at the event.
The Spirit of Kansas TnT Twizters received top awards at regional and state meets, competing in USA Gymnastics Tumbling and Trampoline. Back row, from left, are Ami Harvey, Natalie Rainbolt. Third row, from left, are Sara Giermann and Jenna McCune. Second row, from left, are Kimi Kramer, Brittany Harrell, Camille Fittle, Lauren Self, Callie Sanders, and Lacy Giermann. Front row, from left, are Ashley Powers, Blaire Landon, and Audrey Hughes. Other members of the team include Grace Bartle, Kelsey Broadwell, Brea Gatton and Holly Harrison. The team's coaches, Hallie and Jimmy Godfrey, submitted the picture.