The outside of the El Rancho Cafe, formerly Hartman's Cafe.
Holcomb-area farmer Jacob Neufeld prays before eating at the El Rancho Cafe in Holcomb, Kan. The El Rancho was formerly Hartman's Cafe, which became the center of a rumor mill that author Truman Capote described after the Clutter murders.
Dolores Hope, seen here in the Garden City Telegram newsroom, was a newspaper writer for years and wrote about the Clutter family murders years later. She befriended author Truman Capote and his childhood friend, Nelle Harper Lee, author of "To Kill a Mockingbird," when they were researching Capote's "In Cold Blood." Hope has addressed the murders and their impact on the community in her column several times over the years.
The headstone of KBI agent Alvin Dewey Jr. sits less than 100 feet from the graves of the Clutter family, second row in the background, in Valley View Cemetery in Garden City. Dewey died in 1987.
Looking out from the bench and witness stand of the Finney County Courthouse.
A Tonganoxie-based nonprofit, the Purple Heart Veterans Foundation, has been sued in federal court by the Military Order of the Purple Heart — founded in 1932 — for trademark infringement, according to documents obtained by the Journal-World.
Donna Mader shows off a chute for sweeping dust and dirt into a bin under the kitchen floor in her farmhouse. The system was designed by the house's builder and first owner, Herb Clutter. He also designed built-in dish racks and step stools for the kitchen.
The sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church where the Clutter family attended services in Garden City.
Author Truman Capote and Jonell Williams of Lawrence socialized during parties at her house in 1966.
The former bedroom of Bonnie Clutter is now a bright and cheerful guest bedroom in the Mader's farmhouse.
Bernadine Stitts, a secretary for First United Methodist Church in Garden City, has been a member of the church for more than 50 years and spends seven days a week working in a back office in the church. Stitts remembers the Clutter family fondly as active members of the community.
Herb Clutter used to hold 4-H meetings and dances for friends of his children in his home's large basement.
Bryce Druessel plays tag with his sister, Mariah, in the basement of the former Clutter home, now owned by Leonard and Donna Mader. They're playing in the corner where Kenyon Clutter was found dead on the morning of November 15, 1959.
Kevin Bascue, the current Finney County sheriff, has become an unofficial tour guide for school groups, police and curious visitors who want to see scrapbooks, evidence and landmarks described by Truman Capote in "In Cold Blood."
Eight copies in several editions of Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood" sit behind the circulation desk at the Finney County Public Library in Garden City.
Author Truman Capote and Jonell Wlliams of Lawrence socialize in 1966.
Wayne Andrews, of the city's traffic department, and Mike Wildgen,
city manager, this morning survey Seventh Street about a block east
of Massachusetts Street, where a water line broke. Businesses in
the area were without water for a few hours this morning.
Chicago's Othella Harrington, back, fouls Cleveland's Drew Gooden
during the first quarter. Gooden recorded a double-double against
the Bulls on Thursday in Chicago.
As Pope John Paul II was treated for a high fever late Thursday, a
nun prays in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. The pope suffered
heart failure while being treated for a urinary tract infection,
and was being treated at the Vatican with antibiotics, the pope's
spokesman said. The development came one day after the 84-year-old
pontiff began receiving nutrition through a feeding tube.
South Carolina's Carlos Powell shows off his trophy after being
named the NIT's most valuable player. Powell led South Carolina
past Saint Joseph's, 60-57, in the championship game Thursday night
in New York.
After receiving a presidential committee's report on U.S. spy
efforts, President Bush promised "concrete action" on the panel's
74 recommendations, many of which can be implemented without
congressional approval. "To win the war on terror, we will correct
what needs to be fixed," he said. He was joined Thursday in
Washington, D.C., by Sen. Chuck Robb, D-Va., left, and Judge
Laurence Silberman, who are co-chairman of the commission.
Lawrence High's Meredith West competes during the diving
competition. She placed second behind her sister, Mallory, during
the dual with Shawnee Mission South on Thursday at Knox Natatorium.
Kansas University signee Julian Wright (30) dunks during the 2005
McDonald's All-American game. Wright scored 14 points and had four
assists during Wednesday night's game in South Bend, Ind.
A technician takes light readings in the Edward Jones Dome.
Preparations were being made for the Final Four on Thursday in St.
Louis. Louisville will play Illinois in the first semifinal
Saturday, followed by Michigan State against North Carolina.
Kansas University law students, from left, Kim Williamson, Brian
Docking, Rachel Stephens and Casey Murray prepare for class
Thursday in Green Hall. The school fell in national rankings from
63rd to 100th nationally in the annual U.S. News and World Report
Terri Schiavo's father, Bob Schindler, right, listens to son Bobby
Schindler, left, read a statement during a news conference Thursday
outside the Woodside Hospice, where Schiavo died earlier in
Pinellas Park, Fla. At center is Schiavo's sister, Suzanne
Leroy Hendricks, right, sits by his attorney during his trial on
Oct. 4, 1994, in a courtroom in Wichita. Hendricks has had what the
U.S. Supreme Court calls a "chilling history" of sexually abusing
children starting in 1955. He was the first person committed under
a law that allowed high-risk sex offenders to be kept against their
will after they finished serving their criminal sentences.
Hendricks is now scheduled to move to Lawrence.
Louisville's Darrell Griffith flashes the No. 1 sign as he's
carried by teammates and fans after his team won the 1980 NCAA
championship in Indianapolis. This year's Cardinals will face
Illinois on Saturday at the Final Four in St. Louis.
Michigan State junior Maurice Ager, top, drives to the basket over
UCLA's Brian Morrison and Ryan Hollins, left, in this Dec. 21,
2004, file photo. Michigan State's much-maligned seniors are ending
their careers at the Final Four thanks to sophomore Shannon Brown
and juniors Paul Davis and Ager.
Kansas City's Joe McEwing, right, steals second base as the ball
gets away from Texas shortstop Michael Young. The Rangers defeated
the Royals, 3-0, Thursday in Surprise, Ariz.
Cleveland outfielder Juan Gonzalez stands at first base during a
spring game Sunday in Winter Haven, Fla. The Indians announced
Thursday they had placed Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list
because of a strained right hamstring.
Baylor coach Kim Mulkey-Robertson, center, is flanked by her
children, Makenzie, left, and Kramer after the Bears earned a trip
to the Final Four with a 72-63 victory over North Carolina. Baylor
won the game Monday in Tempe, Ariz.
Baylor women's basketball coach Kim Mulkey-Robertson works with
forward Abiola Wabara (35) during a practice. The Bears worked out
Wednesday in Waco, Texas, in preparation for their trip to the
Final Four -- a berth that has given the school a needed lift.
Baylor basketball fans, including Ryan McCormick, front left, and
Meghen Rutland, middle, support their Bears. The fans were at a
Waco, Texas, restaurant watching Monday's NCAA regional final
Jesper Parnevik tees off in this file photo from Sunday. Parnevik
is one of many golfers setting new fashion trends on the tour with
their bright and colorful apparel.
A sign on the course warns of approaching bad weather during the
third round of The Players Championship on Sunday. The tournament
was hounded by inclement weather all weekend.
Shiite worshippers gather for prayer during al-Arbaeen ceremonies
in Karbala, Iraq. Thursday's holiday marks the end of a 40-day
mourning period for one of the Shiite religion's most important
saints, the grandson of Islam's Prophet Muhammad, Imam Hussein, who
was killed in a seventh-century battle. Violence continued in Iraq
despite the holiday.
Director Rick Schroder tears up after showing his film "Black
Cloud" at Liberty Hall.
From left, Briana Edmo, Chamisa Edmo and Lori Tapahonso, all from
Lawrence, join a standing ovation after screening "Black Cloud" a
feature film by Rick Schroder at Liberty Hall on Thursday. The
film, part of the Stories-N-Motion Film Festival, features a Navajo
man trying to make the U.S. Olympic boxing team.
Alan Bowes will leave Lawrence after serving as director of Tenants
to Homeowners for the past 10 years. He's pictured Thursday at the
group's most recent project on Connecticut Street.
J.R. Giddens won't be celebrating three-pointers next year in a
Nike uniform. The Jayhawks will be wearing adidas apparel under a
deal to be announced next week.
The Indonesian government says relief efforts after Monday's
earthquake have been slowed by damaged roads and bridges. The quake
killed hundreds and injured Ramadhan, 4, who is carried by his
mother, Yasmina, in Gunung Sitoli, Indonesia.
Opponents of President Bush's plan to privatize Social Security
protest Thursday outside the Charles Schwab headquarters in San
Francisco. Protesters claim that private investment companies like
Charles Schwab are conspiring with the U.S. government toward the
privatization of Social Security programs. Others say Bush is
misleading when he compares it with the retirement savings plan
that federal employees have now.
Jorge (Kevin Bacon) looks on as Gina (Queen Latifah) and Lynn
(Alicia Silverstone) finish with a client in the MGM Pictures
comedy "Beauty Shop." The film opened Wednesday in Lawrence.
Clive Owen, left, threatens Benicio Del Toro in filmmaker Robert
Rodriquez's stylish adaptation of "Sin City."
Bruce Willis plays a hard-boiled cop in an adaptation of Frank
Miller's "Sin City."
With her Dogfightin' Dames teammates yelling in support, Dee Claw,
bottom, tries to get a hold on The Bionics' Poison Ivy during a
pillow fight at the end of the second period. Because the two
skaters had been assessed the most penalties in the period, they
were sent to the Penalty Corner where the Die Master's roll of a
giant die determined the penalty to be served: a pillow fight.
Peggy Noland, aka Estee Slaughter, prepares for competition in the
Roller Warriors all-female roller derby league.
A Bionics jammer, center, designated by a star worn on her helmet,
tries to sneak through a pack of Dogfightin' Dames blockers to
score points. The Dogfightin' Dames took on The Bionics on March 19
at the Winnwood Skate Center in Kansas City, Mo.
Wrapped in bandages and ice, New York Mets pitcher Pedro Martinez laughs while watching an exhibition game. The Mets played the Dodgers on Thursday in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Addison Scout Basinski, 1, shows her Jayhawk pride. She is the daughter of Ben and Carri Basinski, Avon Lake, Ohio. Carri Basinski is a Kansas University graduate. Deb Geist, Addison's aunt in Lawrence, submitted the picture.