Ruth Yother, Eudora, right, visits with her great-grandchildren, from left, Keagan Shockley, Abbie Shockley, Kennedy Shockley and Skyler Shockley. Keagan and Kennedy are the children of David and Kendra Shockley, Eudora, and Skyler and Abbie are the children of Jeremy and Brenda Shockley, Baldwin. Brenda Shockley submitted the picture.
Lawrence High's Austin Rueschhoff chips onto a green during his
round of 91 at the Lawrence Invitational.
Free State High's Quinn Klutman lines up a putt during the Lawrence
Invitational. Klutman led the Firebirds with a 76 on Wednesday at
Alvamar Golf Course.
Lawrence High's Daniel O'Connell, who shot a team-best 87, waits to
tee off. He competed in the Lawrence Invitational on Wednesday at
Alvamar Golf Course.
Kansas City interim manager Bob Schaefer walks on to the field to
relieve pitcher Ambiorix Burgos during the eighth inning. The
Royals lost to the Blue Jays, 12-9, Wednesday in Toronto.
Detroit's Rasheed Wallace, right, reaches in on Indiana's Jermaine
O'Neal. The Pacers beat the Pistons, 92-83, tying the series at 1
Wednesday in Auburn Hills, Mich.
Seattle coach Nate McMillan, right, instructs Rashard Lewis during
practice. The SuperSonics worked out Wednesday in Seattle in
preparation for tonight's game against San Antonio. The Spurs lead
the series, 2-0.
Graduating from Lawrence High School required persistence and focus
for Amber Gilliam, who plans to attend nursing school next semester
at Neosho County Community College in Ottawa. She's pictured
Wednesday outside LHS.
Mike Smith, grocery manager at Checkers Foods, 2300 La., stocks the
store's beer sales area. Lawrence residents may soon be able to buy
3.2 beer on Sundays at grocery stores such as Checkers, plus
convenience stores and other licensed retailers, thanks to a law
set to be signed next week by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
Charlotte Hastings, left, Lawrence, collects Lizz Conley's
signature near Ninth and Massachusetts streets. Hastings and her
mother, Keri Collins, pictured in background at left, solicited
signatures Tuesday from people downtown in an effort to keep
convicted sexual predator Leroy Hendricks and others like him from
moving to town.
An Iraqi man sits grieving next to empty coffins outside a hospital
Wednesday after a suicide car bomb exploded in a small market in
Lynne Sander, Lawrence, manager of Villa 26 Townhomes, testifies
Wednesday in Douglas County District Court. Sander and her father,
Rex Youngquist, and sister, Gail Youngquist, who co-own the
townhomes, are accused by an interracial couple of denying their
application because of race.
Weltz, left, and attorney Dan Biles, representing the state Board
of Education, right, visit before presenting oral arguments to the
Kansas Supreme Court as the merits of the state's school finance
system are to be discussed.
State's attorney Kenneth Weltz, center, faces questions from the
Kansas Supreme Court justices during oral arguments on the merits
of the state's school finance system Wednesday. Justices pictured
are Donald Allegrucci, left, and Chief Justice Kay McFarland,
Saibal Bhattacharya, petroleum engineer and energy researcher with
the Kansas Geological Survey, and a Hindu, is critical of efforts
to introduce intelligent design into the science classroom.
Bhattacharya worked in his office Wednesday at the KGS offices on
KU's west campus.
A car burns in the street as university students protest in the
streets in Jalalabad, Afghanistany. Police and U.S. troops opened
fire Wednesday in the eastern Afghan city to control hundreds of
students rioting over alleged desecration of Islam's holy book at
the U.S. jail in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
A Maryland State Police Trooper kneels over one of two people who
were detained Wednesday at the Frederick, Md., Municipal Airport
after flying in restricted airspace over Washington. The plane was
forced to land at the airport by U.S. Air Force fighter jets and a
U.S. Customs Blackhawk helicopter. The Frederick airport is about
50 miles from Washington.
San Diego pitcher Tim Stauffer accepts congratulations after
earning his first major-league victory. The Padres defeated the
Reds, 7-2, Wednesday in Cincinnati.
Boston's Jason Varitek, front, is congratulated by teammate Kevin
Millar after hitting a game-winning home run against Oakland. The
Red Sox defeated the A's, 6-5, Wednesday in Boston.
Joel Fritzel, left, and Mitchell Chaney, two of the owners of the
renovated Eldridge Hotel, greet each other after a ceremonial
ribbon-cutting ceremony at the historic hotel. The Eldridge
reopened Wednesday after four months of renovations.
A shipping container is removed from an inbound tractor-trailer
Wednesday in Seattle at the Port of Seattle. The U.S. trade deficit
fell sharply in March to $54.99 billion, the lowest level in six
months, as U.S. exports climbed to an all-time high.
A peony is a perennial with a highly productive life of 25 years or
Bill Mitchell and his wife, Jean, maintain a vast garden that
surrounds their central Lawrence home. The Mitchells received
various plants from family, friends and neighbors.
Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson "fell in love with the whole idea of
making records." He is the group's vocalist, guitarist, principal
song writer, producer and guiding psyche.
When they were Penske Racing South teammates, Rusty Wallace, left,
and Jeremy Mayfield had a strained relationship and often would
disagree on issues such as car setups.