Kansas sophomore J.R. Giddens (15) shoots over
Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Ed McCants, left, and Jason McCoy on Dec. 22
in Kansas City, Mo. Since struggling against Texas A&M and
Kentucky earlier this season, Giddens has improved on offense and
Free State's Lauren Kimball gets her shot blocked by Leavenworth's
Casey Elliott. The Pioneers popped the Firebirds, 58-42, Friday
night at Free State.
Free State High's Brady Morningstar flies past Leavenworth's Kenny
Burns for a fast-break layup. Morningstar scored a game-high 18
points in the Firebirds' 66-58 victory Friday at FSHS.
Lawrence High senior Brennan Bechard is fouled by Olathe East's
Blake Bales (5), as Derek Miller (11) trails the play, in the first
half. Bechard was 9-for-9 from the free-throw line, scoring 15
points in the Lions' 70-65 come-from-behind victory Friday night at
A woman who claimed to have witnessed a newborn being thrown from a
moving car was the baby's mother and concocted the story as a way
to abandon the child and conceal her pregnancy from her family. The
baby boy, nicknamed Johny, rested Friday at Broward General Medical
Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., while being filmed by a television
Connie Ingle, deputy clerk of elections for Douglas County, sorts
through prepared stacks of ballots. Ingle worked Friday in
preparation for local primary elections on March 1.
Dean's scream, Jan. 19, 2004, in West Des Moines, Iowa.
Movers haul Virginia Cale's belongings into her new home at Pine
Haven Apartments, north of 23rd Street and Haskell Avenue. Larry
Midyett, owner of Lawrence's Century 21 Miller Midyett Real Estate,
helped Cale find the home and paid for the movers. His company is
building new offices on the site of a trailer park where Cale had
Cale, second from left, talks with Deer Valley Commercial
Construction owner Jeff Perry, second from right, about her new
home as Guffey, left, and worker David Koone, right, wait in the
living room Friday.
Randy Guffey, a temporary laborer working for Deer Valley
Commercial Construction, carries some belongings of trailer park
resident Virginia Cale to a moving truck. The trailer park where
Cale lives on East 23rd Street is being developed into an office
complex. The new owner of the property, Larry Midyett, is helping
the tenants find new homes and move their belongings.
Allen Fieldhouse, shown during last year's Kansas-Oklahoma game, is
making waves on ESPN.com.
Phil Mickelson follows his shot from the 11th tee on Popp Hills
Golf Course. Mickelson shot a 67 Friday in Pebble Beach, Calif.
During his quick visit to Iraq U.S. Defense Secretary Donald
Rumsfeld, left, met with Iraqi Interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi.
The two spoke to the media Friday in Baghdad.
A man grieves outside a Baghdad bakery where masked gunmen opened
fire on a crowd, killing 11 people. Friday's attack stoked fears of
widespread sectarian strife as violence continued to increase after
national elections last month.
Jerry Seib, Washington bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal and
a Kansas University graduate, speaks to students about his career.
Seib was in Lawrence Friday to receive the William Allen White
Citation from the KU School of Journalism and the William Allen
Someone or some entity has hired an outfit called Datar &
Associates to begin polling voters for their views on the City
Commission and school bond elections, as well as the same-sex
marriage amendment. Though many Lawrence residents are getting the
calls, no one seems to know who has hired Datar. "I don't know who
they are," said barber and City Commission candidate Mike Amyx.
"All I know is that everyone who comes in the shop is asking about
them." Amyx, a former mayor, was with customer and Kansas
University senior Zach Renn, of Wellington, Friday at his shop.
Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley and his wife, Katie, spoke
Wednesday at a news conference in Baltimore. The mayor and his wife
denounced rumors of marital infidelity spread by an aid to Gov.
Lori and Mike Hutfles, Lawrence, attend Rock Chalk Ball on Feb. 4
at Union Station in Kansas City, Mo.
Angela and Patrick Valadez, Lawrence, attend Rock Chalk Ball, a
black-tie event that raises money for scholarships in support of
academic excellence at Kansas University. The event is sponsored by
the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the Kansas Alumni Association.
Cory and Julie Ann Lagerstrom, left, attend Rock Chalk Ball with
their friends Sasha and Al Boulware. They were co-chairs of the
2005 event, which included cocktails, auctions, dinner and dancing.
Kansas University Rock Chalk Scholars are, back row from left,
Chris Campbell, Overland Park sophomore; Kirstin Miller, Overland
Park sophomore; Nick Yaghmour, Schaumburg, Ill., junior; Sean Hill,
Lawrence sophomore; Lindsay Ignatowski, Wichita sophomore; Laura
Dague, Washington sophomore; Laura Nolle, Naperville, Ill., junior;
Laura Rose Barr, Chicago junior; front row from left, Laura
Winzenread, Edmond, Okla., senior; April Benson, Grand Island,
Neb., senior; and Lauren Stewart, Wichita senior. The KU students,
all of whom are National Merit Scholars, attended the Rock Chalk
Ball on Feb. 4 at Union Station in Kansas City, Mo.
From left, Marlesa Roney, Kathleen McCluskey-Fawcett, Carol
Prentice and Kansas University provost David Schulenberger attend
Rock Chalk Ball on Feb. 4.
From left, U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kan., his wife, Stephene
Moore, Leah Hemenway and her husband Kansas University Chancellor
Robert Hemenway attend Rock Chalk Ball. The event, sponsored by the
Greater Kansas City Chapter of the Kansas Alumni Association, was
Feb. 4 at Union Station in Kansas City, Mo.
Rock Chalk Ball attendees gather around items for bid in Union
Station in Kansas City, Mo. The live and silent auctions helped
raise money for Kansas University scholarships. About 850 people
attended the sold-out event. Since its inception 10 years ago, the
event has raised about $1 million.
Kansas University alumna Dallas Bowers, left, Overland Park, and
her date, Jason Purinton, Overland Park, attend Rock Chalk Ball on
Feb. 4 at Union Station.
Fiorella Tazza and Milivoje Dimitrijevic
Actor James Dean is seen in a scene from the 1956 movie "Giant."
Dean, who died 50 years ago in a car accident, would have been 74
on Feb. 8. A party of sorts was held in Los Angeles to kick off a
yearlong celebration leading to his 75th birthday.
Shlomo Perelam, owner of Pinsker's Judaica Center, displays a red
string, or bendel, in his Pittsburgh shop. Perelman wants to
educate people about the significance behind a strand of red string
worn around the wrist that's linked with Kabbalah, or Jewish
Students of First Christian Children's Church pose for a picture.
The class is designed to reach children during regular worship
Deidra Davie and her son Tavaris Davie, 4 months, left, and Muriel
Cook, children's ministry director of First Christian Church, 1000
Ky., participate in the opening song of Sunday's worship services.
Tsunami survivor N. Rilwan enjoys a makeshift swing among unusable
clothes at a shelter for displaced people in Galle, Sri Lanka.
Donations have poured in since the Dec. 26 tsunami, including items
of little use in Sri Lanka's warm climate.
Driving a tractor used by his father, John Walter feeds cattle on
his farm near Greenleaf. Walter inherited the farm with his
siblings when his mother died two years ago. As the population of
farmers ages, passing on the family farm is becoming a growing
Fran Compagno, a Palo Alto, Calif.-dating coach, says videos can be
helpful for those who date online. She says videos can provide
information, such as eating or smoking habits, that photos,
questionnaires and messages can't.
Free State High's Scott Heitshusen (11) shoots between Leavenworth defenders. Heitshusen scored 10 points in the Firebirds' 66-58 victory Friday night at FSHS.
Cyclists, from left, Jennifer Tilley and Adam Mills made good use of recent sunshine as they head south of Lawrence for an afternoon bike ride.
Haley, a 3-year-old yellow Labrador retriever, leaps for a mouthful of snow as owner Michael Droege clears his driveway in Anchorage, Alaska. Droege says Haley loves to play in the snow.
Riley guards Christine Neal on the porch of her home in Florida as she enjoys a relaxing fall day. Neal is the sister of Lawrence resident Tina Schreiner, who submitted the picture.
Marion and Earl Shutt