Using a map of Wichita for reference, Bob Basow describes how his
mother was attacked more than 25 years ago in the area. Basow, a
Kansas University journalism professor, pictured on Wednesday at
his residence, says there were similarities in the BTK killings and
the assault on his mother in 1980.
Winnie relaxes on her cat tree. The cat belongs to Jeff and Cami
Players on the West Virginia bench erupt as the Mountaineers beat
Wake Forest, 111-105 in double overtime. West Virginia won the
thriller Saturday in Cleveland.
Sooners, from left, Kevin Bookout, Kellen Sampson, Jaison Williams
and Johnnie Gilbert watch the final seconds of their 67-58 loss to
Utah. OU was ousted from the NCAA's Saturday in Tucson, Ariz.
Boston College senior Nate Doornekamp (13) despairs while sitting
on the bench late in the Eagles' loss.
Boston College's Craig Smith, left, dunks on Wisconsin-Milwaukee's
Derrick Ford, bottom, and Jason McCoy in the first half of BC's
83-75 loss. The Eagles fell Saturday in Cleveland.
Kansas City's Ken Harvey, left, is congratulated by Emil Brown
after Harvey's solo home run in the seventh inning. The Royals lost
a spring-training game against the Chicago White Sox, 3-2, Saturday
at Tucson Electric Park in Tucson, Ariz.
Kansas University shortstop Ritchie Price uses his face to stay in
front of a ground ball against Western Illinois. The Jayhawks beat
the Leathernecks, 6-5, Saturday at Hoglund Ballpark.
Kansas University coach Ritch Price argues a call with home-plate
umpire Gary Mitchell during the fifth inning. The Jayhawks defeated
Western Illinois, 6-5, Saturday at Hoglund Ballpark.
Texas Tech's Ronald Ross jumps in the arms of Joey Hawkins (50)
after the Red Raiders defeated Gonzaga, 71-69. Tech won the
second-round NCAA Tournament game Saturday in Tucson, Ariz.
Kansas University's Keith Langford high-fives a fan as teammates
Christian Moody and Sasha Kaun trail. The Jayhawks were greeted
Saturday by fans at Forbes Field.
Kansas University senior Wayne Simien, right, signs an autograph on
the back of Alex Bauer, 8, Iola. Well-wishers said goodbye to the
Jayhawks as they left the team hotel Saturday in Oklahoma City.
Karl Ramberg, eyes closed beneath the rim of his hat, concentrates
on his music as he performs some improvisational jazz pieces on his
guitar during the annual YART sale, an East Lawrence
neighborhoodwide yard sale with arts, crafts and live music. The
sale was Saturday inside the New York School gymnasium.
Cary Allen and her son Sam, 6, Lawrence, look at decorated
switchplates at the annual YART sale, an East Lawrence
neighborhood-wide yard sale that featured arts, crafts and live
music. The switchplates were made by artist Stacey Van Houten, who
participated in the sale Saturday inside New York School's
Sonya Johnson, foreground, Lawrence, NAACP branch president, serves
during the annual soul food dinner on Saturday at First Baptist
Church, 1330 Kasold Drive. Ruby Johnson, center, and Donna Bell,
Lawrence NAACP branch vice president, both of Lawrence, also
Susan Simmons, a Kansas University graduate who's married with four
grown children and one teenager, began working in November as a
part-time crossing guard. Waving at passersby as she guards the
crossing at 19th and Massachusetts streets, Simmons presents a
friendly face for motorists.
Susan Simmons waves at passers-by as she guards the crossing at
19th and Massachusetts streets.
City Commission candidates could determine the direction that
Lawrence heads in issues regarding homeless people, such as, from
left, Brandon Lemley, Steve Gutsch and Raleigh L. Worthington, who
visited Thursday inside the Community Drop-In Center, 214 W. 10th
Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, examines part of a
collection of antiques at the country home of Ukrainian President
Viktor Yushchenko, right, and his wife, Kateryna. Yushchenko on
Saturday pledged to build stronger ties between their neighboring
states as the Kremlin leader made his first visit to Kiev since the
pro-Western government took power.
Demonstrators are arrested outside Woodside Hospice in Pinellas
Park, Fla. Protesters symbolically tried to smuggle bread and water
to Terri Schiavo, whose feeding tube was removed Friday.
Luke Underberg, 25, of Overland Park, a member of The Cause USA,
wears tape on his mouth while reading from scriptures in front of
the Woodside Hospice in Pinellas Park, Fla., where Terri Schiavo
was spending her second day without a feeding tube.
Arthur Sloan -- shown helping senior Rachel Bracciano last week --
has been teaching English at Lawrence High School for more than
three decades. Sloan, who is retiring this year, along with 20
other Lawrence teachers, says "morale in the district is at an
Kansas University film professor Kevin Willmott, left, and Ari
Bavel, a filmmaker from Olathe, visit during a reception for the
Kansas Film Industry Summit. Sunday's event was at the Lawrence
Ruth Ann Schoonover, Topeka, hugs Aaron Miles and gives him roses
as the Kansas University men's basketball team arrives at Topeka's
Forbes Field Saturday to a crowd of approximately 150 fans. The
Jayhawks were knocked out of the NCAA Tournament Friday when
Bucknell beat them 64-63.
Thousands of anti-war activists gather in Federal Plaza in Chicago
to mark the second anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq.
Protesters sought a permit to march down Michigan Avenue in
downtown but were denied by the city, prompting a heavy police
presence. Police say two protesters were arrested.
Texas first baseman Mark Teixeira tosses a ball into a bin after
batting practice. Teixeira, shown March 17 in Surprise, Ariz., is
developing into a superstar alongside all-star infielders Alfonso
Soriano, Michael Young and Hank Blalock.
Texas first baseman Mark Teixeira takes a swing during a spring
game against Kansas City on March 3 in Surprise, Ariz..
Roberto Alomar bunts during a spring-training game for Tampa Bay.
Alomar, seen in this Feb. 25 photo in St. Petersburg, Fla.,
announced his retirement Saturday.
Chicago's Kirk Hinrich, right, drives past Philadelphia's Allen
Iverson. Hinrich had 21 points, nine assists and eight rebounds in
the Bulls' 94-88 victory Saturday night in Philadelphia.
Traffic passes by the Wardell Mansion, a once-noted local landmark
now in need of repair in Macon, Mo. The home's last owner, David
Masters, 52, a former Macon County prosecuting attorney, left town
a few years ago and recently was found murdered via multiple
cocaine injections in southwest Missouri.
Astronauts Michael Fossum, left, and Piers Sellers wear training
versions of their launch and entry suits in the space vehicle
mockup facility at Johnson Space Center in Houston. Fossum and
Sellers, who are on the crew for the next Atlantis mission, also
would fly on a rescue mission to bring back the Discovery
astronauts if that shuttle were damaged during flight.
Yousef Mohaimeed is among a new generation of fiction writers in
Saudi Arabia taking on some of the most divisive subjects in the
"Shopping Jefferson," a colored pencil drawing by Kansas University
art professor Michael Krueger, is part of "Transitions," a KU
faculty exhibition on view at the Spencer Museum of Art.
"Oval, Rectangles, Rabbit," by Kansas University design professor
Elissa Armstrong, is part of "Transitions: KU Faculty Artists
Address Change," on view through May 22 in the White Gallery at the
Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss.
Carl Masters is owner and product designer at KOJO, Eighth and New
Hampshire streets. The shop has been open for three months.
Reflected in a Hemming brand tea pot, Carl Masters displays one of
the many high-design products carried at KOJO, Eighth and New
Hampshire streets. Masters, a Kansas University graduate, sells
local and imported furniture, kitchenware and everyday items at the
shop, which opened in December.
Iittala glass birds perch on a window-front shelf at KOJO, a
gallery and design boutique at Eighth and New Hampshire streets.
Designer Carl Masters opened the shop in December.
Writer Tim Wise relaxes at home in Nashville, Tenn. The anti-racist
author has written a book titled "White Like Me: Reflections on
Race from a Privileged Son," in which he explores what it was like
growing up with the advantages of a white person in the post-civil
rights era South.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, right, greets
unidentified soldiers at the command control center for South
Korea-U.S. Combined Forces at Seongnam, south of Seoul, South
Korea. Rice arrived Saturday for a two-day trip to South Korea, the
highlight of a recent flurry of diplomacy aimed at bringing North
Korea back to the negotiating table over its nuclear weapons
Workers labor in the construction of the main stadium for the 2008
Olympic games in the Chinese capital of Beijing. Organizers of the
2008 Beijing Olympics said Thursday they were inviting the world's
sporting equipment makers to make a pitch for millions of dollars
in contracts to outfit the stadium and other high-tech venues.
Wang Qishan, mayor of Beijing, which will play host to the 2008
Olympics, receives the Olympic flag Aug. 29 during the closing
ceremonies of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. China is
becoming a bigger player on the world stage -- economically,
politically and athletically.
Actress Mercedes Ruehl appears in a scene from the Lifetime movie
"Mom at Sixteen." Ruehl plays Terry Jeffries, who decides to raise
her teenage daughter's baby as her own son. The drama airs at 8
Maroon5 members are, from left, James Valentine, Adam Levine, Ryan
Dusick, Jesse Carmichael and Mickey Madden.
Palm trees surround a waterfront mansion on Star Island, as seen
from an Island Queen Cruise tour of Miami's Millionaires Row, home
to the rich and famous.
A great blue heron spears its dinner while hunting in Everglades
National Park, Fla.
Worshippers carry palm seedlings given to them during a ceremony in
Bogota, Colombia. The Roman Catholic Church, in an effort to save
the endangered yellow-eared parrot, is asking Palm Sunday
worshippers to use the fronds of palms other than the traditional
wax palm, which provides shelter for the parrots.
Abigail Scantlin, of Overland Park, searches for candy-filled plastic eggs Saturday during the 12th annual Eggstravaganza Easter egg hunt in Leawood.
Makayla Stein, 4 months, celebrates her first Christmas in a Kansas University sweatshirt. Makayla is the daughter of Josh and Heather Stein, of Lawrence.