Ashli Beach, a Lawrence High School junior, paints a scene in the
large mural that decorates the Sun Room at Central Junior High
School. Students at Central are painting the fourth-floor room
where the S.U.R.G.E. program, which teaches children how to prevent
bullying and sexual violence, holds its meetings and activities.
Beach, who was helping paint Thursday, participated in the
S.U.R.G.E. program when she attended Central.
Charnell Toshavik, left, and Byllye Jo Clendon, both
seventh-graders at Central Junior High School, paint in the
school's Sun Room.
Baby Sulcata tortoises hatch in the breeding facility of Pet World,
23rd and Louisiana streets.
Beau Hancock and Tuesday Faust perform "Incoming" in this publicity
photo. The piece, choreographed by Susan Warden, was part of 940
Dance Company's "New Works/New Name" concert Friday and Saturday at
the Lawrence Arts Center.
Friends and relatives of miners trapped underground during the
Sunshine Mine fire wait for word in this file photo from May 1972,
in Kellogg, Idaho. Seattle author Gregg Olsen has written the book
"The Deep Dark," which tells the story of the disaster that claimed
Kate Skarpetowska, choreographer and Parsons Dance Company member,
works with Kansas University student dancers during a weeklong
residency in February. The students will perform Skarpetowska's
"Squirrel Suite" during the University Dance Company's spring
Dozens of people turned out for the opening of "Signs and Seasons,"
a show featuring the paintings of James Schaefer, the gallery
director at Signs of Life. The show opened April 8 at the gallery,
"I honestly believe that the landscape is kind of there to prepare
us for an encounter with God," says James Schaefer, gallery
director at Signs of Life Gallery. Schaefer is showing landscapes,
botanicals and figurative paintings through May 28 at the gallery,
Denver's Eduardo Najera, left, drives to the basket against
Houston's Ryan Bowen in the fourth quarter of Saturday's game. The
Rockets won, 115-87.
Former Jayhawk Keith Loneker runs the ball during the KU football
alumni game. The Blue team beat the White team, 21-15, Saturday
afternoon at Memorial Stadium.
Kansas running back Clark Green limps off the field after suffering
an injury on the first possession. Green didn't return to
Saturday's spring game at Memorial Stadium.
Former KU standouts now in the NFL, Don Davis, left, and Dana
Stubblefield visit during the spring game.
Ramon Castro celebrates his game-winning single for New York. The
Mets defeated Florida, 4-3, Saturday in New York.
Chicago's Mark Buehrle delivers against Seattle. Buehrle pitched a
three-hitter and struck out 12 as the White Sox defeated the
Mariners, 2-1, Saturday in Chicago.
Kansas University runner Serena Settlemier, right, slides safely
into second base as Baylor's Kim Wilmoth waits for the throw. KU
lost, 8-7, Saturday at Arrocha Ballpark.
Baylor's Stephanie Pomes (21) and Chelsi Lake hug after Pomes
scored a run in the third inning of the Bears' 8-7 victory. Baylor
won Saturday at Arrocha Ballpark.
Kansas University base-runner Matt Baty slides back into first base
against Baylor. Baty was 1-for-3 in the Jayhawks' blowout 13-2 loss
to the Bears on Saturday at Hoglund Ballpark.
Kansas University infielder Eric Morrison hangs his head after
committing an error in the fourth inning of a 13-2 loss to Baylor.
The Bears beat KU on Saturday at Hoglund Ballpark.
KU defenders Charles Gordon (3), Nick Reid (7) and Kevin Kane (45)
gang up to tackle running back Nick Kurtenbach.
Kansas defensive back Aqib Talib (28) returns an interception
against the White team in the spring game. Talib had two
interceptions in Saturday's game -- a 24-6 Blue team victory -- at
West Junior High ninth-graders Mallory Ray, left, and Stephanie
Mattern work on a science paper last week during biology class. The
debate over how much emphasis should be placed on evolution in
public schools is brewing again at the state education board.
Students, along with educators and parents, will have to grapple
with the consequences of the board's actions.
The skeleton of a mosasaur hangs from the ceiling of the Natural
History Museum at Kansas University. The marble floor inlay in the
museum's entrance depicts the evolutionary process.
Vanja Mehmedovic, a technician for Haley Pest Control of Lawrence,
sinks an applicator into the ground to treat a home in southwest
Lawrence for termites. Termites often swarm at this time of year,
leading to busy days for pest control companies.
Two elements that epitomize London are British Telecom red phone
boxes and the double-decker Routemaster buses. Travelers on a
budget can take advantage of the buses, as the fare is just 1.20
pounds, or $2.25, for a single ride.
Bill Mark examines a 50-year-old typewriter Tuesday in his Topeka
Bill Mark is framed in the window of his Topeka shop as he repairs
a typewriter Tuesday. Mark's fascination with typewriters dates to
his childhood, when he sometimes accompanied his father to the
family business to tinker with old machines from the 1930s.
U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, holds up a Cecil
Brooks Original Flintlock Rifle presented to him after his keynote
address at the National Rifle Assn.'s 134th annual member banquet
Saturday in Houston.
The Soyuz is visible from a television camera on the International
Space Station as the two crafts prepare to dock Saturday. The new
ISS crew, Russian commander Sergei Krikalev and U.S. astronaut John
Phillips, are aboard the Soyuz capsule.
Rebecca, 22, of New York, marches in a protest Saturday in
Washington. Rebecca and the Rude Mechanical Orchestra led the march
to counter the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings.
Thousands of anti-Japanese protesters march through the street
Saturday in Shanghai, China.
Eric Palmer, founder of Cryozootech, holds a cloned foal named
Pieraz-Cryozootech-Stallion in a field near Cremona, Italy. The
foal, born in Feb. 25, is the first horse clone produced from a
castrated endurance champion with the purpose of preserving its
Jeff Steinkamp, of Lawrence, was one of about 80 people who
participated in the Clinton Lake cleanup Saturday morning, the
first of several Earth Day events around Lawrence this coming week.
Dedication ceremonies for the Korean War Memorial at Kansas
University brought together, from left, John Cantrall, Dick Krumme,
Delores Krumme, and Gene Tinberg, of the Korean War Veterans Assn.
Several Korean representatives also were among those on hand to
honor KU staff and students who fought in the Korean War.
Kelsey Leonard gets an autograph from Priest Holmes, Kansas City Chiefs running back. Leonard's grandmother, Toni Lybarger, won a trip for 11 people to the Super Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla., through Southwest Airlines. The package included lunch with NFL stars Holmes, Tony Gonzalez, Peyton Manning, Jerome Bettis and ESPN's Chris Berman. Kelsey's mother, Jodi Wymore, Lawrence, submitted the picture.