Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical personnel wrap up hoses
after responding to a call this afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse on
Kansas University's campus. An air handling system motor
overheated, which caused smoke.
A cleaning crew with Western Waterproofing applies sealer and joint
compound to the corroded limestone surface of Allen Fieldhouse. The
word "Allen" was temporarily removed from the surface Tuesday to
clean the surface of mold and corrosion that had developed over
time. The cleaning project is projected to last three months.
Aaron Landis and Lynette Stand are finalists in the Great American
Country's Ultimate Country Wedding competition. The couple must
receive the most online votes to win.
Laurie Kramber buckles in her 19-month-old daughter, Rachel,
Wednesday after leaving the Lawrence Arts Center.
From left, Chelsea Demars, a Kansas University senior from Keller,
Texas, and Shannon Cline, KU senior from Wichita, help sort and
display books for the Friends of the Lawrence Public Library book
sale. The sale opens to members at 5 p.m. today and closes at 9
p.m. The sale opens to the public at 10 a.m. Friday.
Italian doctor Maria Bonino is seen with an unidentified child at
the hospital of Uige, a province along the Congo border. Bonino is
believed to have died in Luanda, Angola, of the Ebola-like fever
Marburg, a disease studied by Kansas University professor Townsend
An upcoming bond issue deals with, among other things, the locker
rooms at Lawrence High School, where girls have to pass through the
boys' locker room to reach the weight room.
Kansas University basketball senior Wayne Simien, center, is given
a standing ovation Wednesday in the Kansas House of Representatives
for being an All-American for the Jayhawks this year. Simien was
joined by his family, from left, his father, Wayne Sr., and his
mother, Margaret Simien, and his sister, Dione Leng. At right is KU
men's basketball coach Bill Self. Simien was honored in both
chambers at the Statehouse and met with Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
Palo Alto, Calif.-based Hewlett-Packard Co. has hired Mark Hurd,
former head of NCR Corp., to help turn around the company.
New Hewlett-Packard Co. president and CEO Mark Hurd, center, draws
attention during a meeting Wednesday while Patricia Dunn, left, an
HP director, and Robert Wayman, right, HP chief financial officer,
look on. Hurd was NCR Corp. CEO and president.
Eddie Spears, left, plays Black Cloud, and Julia Jones portrays
Sammi in "Black Cloud."
Eddie Spears stars as American Indian boxer Black Cloud in a film
written and directed by Rick Schroder. The filmmaker will be in
Lawrence today to screen "Black Cloud" at Liberty Hall.
Dallas' Jason Terry, left, drives to the hoop against Boston's Raef
LaFrentz, center, and Paul Pierce. The Mavericks defeated the
Celtics, 112-100, Wednesday night in Boston.
KU softball coach Tracy Bunge, wearing visor, tries to rally the
team after it allowed five runs in the fifth inning of a 7-3 loss
to Nebraska. The Huskers won Wednesday at Arrocha Ballpark.
Kansas University's Jessica Moppin (7) zips the ball to pitcher
Kassie Humphreys, covering first base, to attempt to throw out
Nebraska's Jessica Yoachim in the Cornhuskers' 7-3 victory. Yoachim
beat out the throw in the fifth inning of Wednesday's game at
Mario Chalmers, left, makes a circus shot against Andrew Bynum in
the second half of the McDonald's All-American game.
Kansas University basketball recruits, from left, Micah Downs,
Mario Chalmers and Julian Wright cheer their West teammates during
the McDonald's All-American game. Chalmers had 20 points, Wright 14
and Downs eight as the West team fell to the East, 115-110, on
Wednesday in South Bend, Ind.
First lady Laura Bush, right, is greeted by Afghan schoolchildren
upon her arrival at Kabul University in Afghanistan. Mrs. Bush
spent about six hours in the country Wednesday.
Lawrence's Scott Penny prepares to put the shot. Penny won the
event after a heave of 48 feet, 9 inches.
Lawrence High's Liz Beisner clears the bar in the high jump.
Beisner won the event after a jump of 5 feet Wednesday at LHS.
Free State High assistant baseball coach Adam Green, left,
encourages the Firebirds during their game against Olathe
Northwest. Free State won, 6-3, Wednesday at FSHS.
Free State High's Lorenzo Ricketts, right, celebrates a run in the
second inning of the Firebirds' 6-3 victory over Olathe Northwest.
Kurt Busch has won four of the past six Nextel Cup races at Bristol
Illinois coach Bruce Weber waves the net after the Illini defeated
Arizona in the Chicago Regional championship. Weber celebrated
Saturday in Rosemont, Ill.
Mary Alice White, Eudora Welty's niece, walks past a floral bed of
Imperial Mix larkspur as she enters the newly reconstructed rose
garden at the Jackson, Miss., home of Welty, a Pulitzer
Prize-winning writer. The restored garden of the Welty House opened
The character Morpheus, front, played by Laurence Fishburne in the
series of futuristic "Matrix" movies, remains prominent in the
video game "The Matrix Online."
Marguerite Hahn, left, and Dorothy Wheat Stockdale visit at Pioneer Ridge Assisted Living in Lawrence. Stockdale was the flower girl at Hahn's wedding April 2, 1933, when she married Vernon Hahn. Vivian Smith, Stockdale's daughter, Tonganoxie, submitted the picture.