J.R. Blosser, 4, and his mother, Lisa Ann Blosser laugh after he
dipped his chin in the sand, giving himself a sandy beard. The pair
enjoyed the warm weather while playing Monday in the sand
volleyball court near Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 W. 27th
Chicago Cubs fans give starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano a standing
ovation as he leaves the game. He allowed one run on five hits in
61/3 innings, and the Cubs provided the offense in a 12-5 drubbing
of Cincinnati on Monday in Chicago.
Boston Red Sox players, from left, Dave Roberts, David Ortiz, Tim
Wakefield, Ricky Gutierrez and Curtis Leskanic douse Manny Ramirez,
center, in the locker room after the team clinched a playoff berth.
The Red Sox won, 7-3, Monday night against Tampa Bay in St.
Oakland quarterback Rich Gannon grimaces after being tackled by
Tampa Bay linebacker Derrick Brooks. Gannon left the game after
breaking a bone in his neck on the play Sunday in Oakland, Calif.,
and will be sidelined eight weeks.
U.S. Army soldiers guard a rooftop stronghold Thursday in the Sadr
City section of Baghdad, Iraq. Six months after the area erupted in
rebellion, U.S. forces are launching a renewed campaign to wrest
control from radical Muslim cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and his al-Mahdi
Army and convince residents that ditching the insurgents will lift
them out of dire poverty.
Cleveland shortstop Omar Vizquel, right, is congratulated by center
fielder Grady Sizemore, left, and left fielder Coco Crisp after
Vizquel and Sizemore were driven in by Casey Blake during the
eighth inning. The Indians rallied for a 6-1 victory over the
Royals on Monday at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.
Ralph Leary, who farms south of Lawrence, takes a break as he waits
to unload his corn crop. Leary waited Monday outside the North
Lawrence Co-op Elevator.
Corn farmers are filling elevators in the Lawrence area with this
year's exceptional crop. Grain handler Rob Smith, of Pomona,
signals a truck driver to raise his load of corn Monday at the
North Lawrence Co-op Elevator, 325 Locust St.
A woman carries some of the meager food supplies available as other
Tropical Storm Jeanne victims wait for aid. U.N. Argentinian
soldiers had to stand guard in Gonaives, Haiti, during Monday's
food distribution to prevent fights and looting among hungry
Free State High's Andrea Koch returns a shot during her No. 1
doubles match against Lawrence High. Koch and Jamie McGovern fell
to Lawrence High's Katie Robertson and Shannon Wanna, but the
Firebirds slipped past LHS, 5-4, in the intracity dual Monday at
"If we have no evidence to back up our beliefs, then why be so
stubborn that you are right? I guess that's why they call it
Jay Leno deadpans through telling a joke on the "Tonight" show in
this May 21, 2004, file photo at NBC's studios in Burbank, Calif.
The late-night king will step down in 2009, and NBC has offered
Conan O'Brien the coveted time slot. Television insiders say the
early announcement was intended to circumvent the possibility
O'Brien would be lured away by another network.
Linda Browning, a substitute teacher for the Lawrence school
district, works with students at Quail Run School. Browning filled
in Monday at the school, 1130 Inverness Drive. The district is
struggling to find enough substitutes this year.
A Palestinian boy shows defiance, throwing stones at an Israeli
armored vehicle Monday during clashes in the Balata refugee camp
near the West Bank city of Nablus. Seven Palestinians were killed
in an Israeli bombing that day.
Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., talks with students through a window
after speaking at a town meeting at the River Valley Middle School
in Spring Green, Wis.
President Bush greets supporters at a rally Monday at the Voice of
America in West Chester, Ohio.
A worker on an assembly line inspects a 2005 Ford Mustang. The car
was inspected Monday at the AutoAlliance International plant in
Flat Rock, Mich. A 2005 Ford Mustang, pictured below, awaits
shipment from the plant.
Josh Waisner, 5, and Sarah Waisner, 5, pet the camel they are about to ride on the Fourth of July. Josh and Sarah are first cousins and best friends. Josh is the son of Scott and Jeanne Waisner, Lawrence, and the grandson of Floyd and Jeanne Torneden, Lawrence, and Wayne and Carol Waisner, Baldwin. Sarah is the daughter of Steve and Tiffany Waisner, Blue Springs, Mo., and the granddaughter of Mike and Kathie Worley, Lawrence, and Wayne and Carol Waisner. Jeanne Waisner submitted the picture.