Kassie DeHoff dances with Jake Heskett at Tonganoxie's prom, her camera ready to capture memories of the 2005 event.
Aquisha Thomas, left, Justyne McCoy and Kelley Stauch wait their turn to have their formal pictures made at Tonganoxie's prom.
With his shades and top hat, Brandon Willis "cuts the rug" during the April 16 Tonganoxie prom.
Together since grade school, the "Fab Four," from left, Ashlee Murphy, Kara Coffee, Lindsey Starcher and Hannah Heintzelman, make their entrance to Tonganoxie's prom.
Elisa Sibinski, Tonganoxie's 2005 queen, and Clinton Beach, king, pose for a photo.
Elizabeth Higbee, Rachel Bouza, Holly Heintzelman and Ashley Sims participate in a line dance at Tonganoxie High School's prom, held April 16 in the Frontier Ballroom at Fort Leavenworth.
Lawrence High's Madison Bertrand, right, fends off Washburn Rural's
Paige Carrier in the Lions' 6-1 loss to the Junior Blues. Bertrand
scored the Lions' lone goal Friday at the Youth Sports Inc. fields.
KU's Jared Schweitzer, right, tags out Baylor baserunner Zach
Kansas University baserunner Josh Allman slides into home under the
tag of Baylor's Trey Taylor. The Jayhawks lost, 8-4, Friday night
at Hoglund Ballpark.
Kansas University catcher Sean Richardson fouls off a pitch against
Baylor. The Jayhawks lost to the No. 12-ranked Bears, 8-4, Friday
night at Hoglund Ballpark.
Free State High softball coach Pam Pine, second from right, meets
with her players between innings of an 11-1, first-game loss to
Shawnee Mission Northwest. The Firebirds lost both games of a
doubleheader Friday at FSHS.
Free State High's Sachi Sakumura makes a catch in right field
against Shawnee Mission Northwest. The Firebirds lost a
doubleheader Friday at Free State.
Minnesota's Johan Santana delivers against Cleveland. Santana and
the Twins defeated the Indians, 3-2, Friday night in Cleveland.
Amtrak has suspended its high-speed Acela train service, saying
that it found cracks in brake components during routine tests and
inspections of cars in the premium-priced train service that
connects Boston, New York and Washington. Two Acela trains sit in a
train yard Friday in Washington, D.C.
Kansas City manager Tony Pena, left, yells at home plate umpire
C.B. Bucknor after he was ejected during a game against Detroit.
Pena was tossed for arguing balls and strikes.
Kansas City pitcher Mike NacDougal celebrates his first save of the
season after he recorded the final out in the ninth inning against
Detroit. The Royals beat the Tigers, 6-5, on Friday night at
Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.
New York's Aaron Heilman delivers against Florida. Heilman pitched
a one-hitter in the Mets' 4-0 victory Friday night in New York.
In this photo released by the Paris Firefighters, members of a
firefighting squad lower a guest to safety from the Paris-Opera
Hotel. At least 20 people died and 59 were injured early Friday in
Paris after a predawn fire swept through the hotel used to house
needy African families.
Richard Gasquet of France celebrates after winning a set against
Roger Federer. Gasquet won, 6-7 (1), 6-2, 7-6 (8), Friday in Monte
Steve Mason of the Alferd Packer Memorial String Band plays a tune
for the crowd at the annual tax-filing party at the downtown post
office, 645 Vt. Last-minute tax filers were greeted by the string
band, free food and a chance to be on national TV.
Carl Bernstein, left, a reporter who helped break the Watergate
story, talks with Bill Snead, Journal-World senior editor, before
Bernstein's speech Friday to the Kansas Press Assn. at the Lawrence
Holidome. Snead, a longtime colleague of Bernstein's at The
Washington Post, introduced Bernstein to a crowd of Kansas
publishers, editors and reporters.
A C-47 "gooney bird" is flown Friday by Robert Rice, of Topeka,
from Topeka's Combat Air Museum to Lawrence to be part of today's
celebration dedicating the new Korean War Memorial at Kansas
Sam Sparkes, left, listens with first-graders at Cordley School as
Brittany Wisdom, center, and Nakiesha Mason read Hop On Pop, a Dr.
Seuss book. The Lawrence High School students read to the students
as part Read Across America Day on March 2.
Lawrence High School sophomores, from left, Max Harrell, Matt
Rogers and Jewett Jimboy read to first-graders at Cordley School
for Read Across America Day on March 2 which commemorated the
birthday of Dr. Seuss.
Andrea Gilliam and Dustin Ray, both Lawrence High School students,
read to Cordley School first-graders. They read to the students as
part of Read Across America on March 2 which commemorated the
birthday of Dr. Seuss.
Members of the Lawrence Noon Kiwanis Club participate March 5 in
Bowl for Kids Sake, an annual fund-raiser for the Big Brothers/Big
Sisters of Douglas County. Pictured are, back row from left,
William Winkler, Sheila Showalter and Rusty Thomas; front row from
left, Dan Gaumer, Rhonda Scherff, Jim Kearney and Larry Kane.
From left, Nancy Pickard, Harriet Lerner and Jo-Lynne Worley lead a
panel discussion on "Women and the Writing Life: The Agony and
Ecstasy of Writing, Publishing and Promoting." The March event was
sponsored by Lawrence Public Library and the American Association
of University Women.
Lawrence attorney Margaret Farley visits with Kansas City radio
personality Walt Bodine, who was the guest speaker at Kansas
Advocates for Better Care's annual meeting and tea party. The group
celebrated its 30th birthday in March at the Dole Institute of
Politics. Farley is a board member of the group.
Barbara Braa, right, board president of Kansas Advocates for Better
Care, poses with founder Petey Cerf's children, from left, William
Dann, Anne Compton and Elizabeth Jones. They celebrated the group's
30th birthday in March at the Dole Institute of Politics.
Members of Brownie Troop 693 toured Central National Bank to learn
about banking as a career for their Girl Scout Job & Career
Scouting Badge. Amy Pippert and Adele Bisel, back row from left,
gave the girls a guided tour. Scouts are, second row from left,
Megan Williams, Meghan McClorey, Emily Dawson, Aleigha Glas and
Ireland Ziegler; front row from left, Natalie Windholz, Kennedy
Sullivan, Elizabeth Patton, Kari Karnes, Isabelle Schmidtberger and
James Bolton and Andrea Chikezie-Bolton
Actress Jessica Lange is starring in a revival of Tennessee
Williams' "The Glass Menagerie" at the Barrymore Theater in New
York. Lange portrays Amanda Wingfield, the domineering mother who
propels the heartbreaking family drama that 60 years ago brought
Williams his first New York success.
Nathan Riley, 25, works on an outdoor patio Friday at McDonald's,
1309 W. Sixth St.
Milk shake machines are displayed in Ray Kroc's first McDonald's
franchise, which opened April 15, 1955, and is now a museum, in Des
Plaines, Ill. The company celebrated its 50th anniversary of the
day a milkshake machine salesman opened his first McDonald's in the
The site of Ray Kroc's first McDonald's franchise, which opened
April 15, 1955, is now a museum in Des Plaines, Ill.
Richard Norton Smith, executive director of the Abraham Lincoln
Presidential Library and Museum, sees today's museum opening as a
kickoff to a decade of celebrations of the 16th president,
including the 2009 bicentennial of his birth. Smith previously was
director of the Dole Institute of Politics at Kansas University.
After the funeral ceremony for their father, Prince Rainier III,
from left, Princess Caroline, Prince Albert and Princess Stephanie
leave the cathedral. Prince Rainier III, who died April 6 at the
age of 81, was celebrated at a funeral ceremony Friday.
U.S. Cardinals Bernard Francis Law, left, and Michael Roger Mahony
arrive for a Mass on Friday at the Vatican. They will participate
in the conclave to elect a new pope that begins Monday.
Hakim Gul Wardak holds his son Qudratullah Wardak after a news
conference Wednesday at a U.S. base near Kabul, Afghanistan. The
Afghan toddler -- sent to Indianapolis for surgery to fix a
life-threatening heart condition -- died in his father's arms
Friday, two days after his joyful return home.
Lawrence High's Kendal Forio brings the ball upfield against Washburn Rural. The Lions lost, 6-1, Friday at the Youth Sports Inc. fields.
Asia, a 9,000-pound Asian elephant with Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey's Circus, stretches her trunk after mailing the circus' taxes. Asia put the tax return in a special box set up for her Friday -- tax deadline day -- in State College, Pa., outside the Bryce Jordan Center where the circus is performing. Standing right is Asia's handler, Sacha Houke.
Brooklyn Rodriguez, 1, left, and Noah Mitchell, 2, chill out in the refrigerator. Brooklyn is the daughter of Keri Davenport and Phillip Rodriguez, and Noah is the son of Katie and Jeremy Mitchell, all of Lawrence. Keri Davenport submitted the picture.
Molly Wendorff and Brendan Scarffe
John Mathews and Jeanne Dunham
Chris Claussen and Angie Johnson
Malinda Gwaltney and John O'Hara
Jamie Rusk and Troy Shaw