Four generations share Christmas Eve together. Pictured are, back row, from left, John D. Brown, Lawrence, Bill Barker, Fort Worth, Texas, and Doris Douglass, Eudora; front row from left, Martez Bucia, Lawrence, and Abby Brown, Lawrence.
Pearson Government Solutions employees Pam Ferris, left, and Linda
Powell, center, meet for lunch with Pam Walker, the company's
senior vice president for human relations. Walker was in town
Tuesday to help dish out 1,500 cheeseburgers to employees in the
East Hills Business Park. Her only request: that each employee come
up with at least one idea for change at the company, following up
on the theme of the best-selling self-help book "Who Moved My
Cheese?" Walker handed out 100 copies of the book -- published by a
division of Pearson Education, which oversees Pearson Government
Solutions -- Tuesday at the plant. Mark Andrews, the site manager
for Pearson's call-center operations in Lawrence, said he was
looking forward to reviewing the suggestions. "Change doesn't mean
it's going to be worse," he said. "Change can mean things can be
better. Our business is all about change. We have to change
constantly ... and the best ideas come from the people who are
doing the job."
Robi Damelin, an Israeli, and Nadwa Sarandah, a Palestinian, will
visit Lawrence Thursday for a joint talk in which they will share
their experiences of loss, as well as their hopes for an end to the
Rudy's Pizzeria cook Phil Mitchell, far left, leaves leftover
pizzas for Kalinda Dalton, left, Vanessa Hays and J. Phoenix last
week. Rudy's, 704 Mass., and other Lawrence businesses hand out
their leftover food at the end of the day, though the practice is
taboo for others.
Kyle Billings, owner of Fun and Games, 816 Mass., has received some
of the latest, complete "Star Wars" character costumes. With the
opening of "Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith," Billings
figures fans may want to attend the show as a Wookiee or Darth
British legislator George Galloway testifies at the Senate
subcommittee for Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
Galloway was testifying Tuesday over allegations that he received
millions of barrels of Iraqi oil for backing Saddam Hussein's
A grave digger who gave his name only as Anvar works in a cemetery
on the outskirts of Andijan, Uzbekistan. The death tolls given by
the government and opposition groups remained far apart Tuesday.
The president will tour the region himself today.
Singer-songwriter Toby Keith, who gets attention for his opinions
as well as his music, says he plans to leave DreamWorks records and
start his own recording label.
Marquette freshman Jon Schmidt of Kaukauna, Wis., talks about the
school's mascot name change Tuesday in Milwaukee. Thousands of
Marquette fans, students and alumni were outraged when the
university declared it was ditching the Golden Eagles moniker in
favor of "Gold."
Milwaukee's Wes Obermueller pitches against Washington. Obermueller
took a perfect game into the seventh inning in an 8-2 victory over
the Nationals on Tuesday night in Washington.
Chicago's Jon Garland delivers against Texas. Garland improved to
8-0 by beating the Rangers, 5-2, Tuesday night in Chicago.
Lawrence High's Will Falk reacts dejectedly after striking out to
end the game. LHS lost its Class 6A sub-state game to Washburn
Rural, 5-3, Tuesday in Manhattan.
Baltimore's Rafael Palmeiro hits an RBI single against Kansas City.
Palmeiro had five RBIs in the Orioles' 12-8 victory Tuesday over
the Royals in Kansas City, Mo.
Kansas City interim manager Bob Schaefer, center, chats with
pitcher Jose Lima, left, and catcher John Buck on the mound.
Baltimore rallied for a 12-8 victory Tuesday in Kansas City, Mo.
Free State High's softball team poses for pictures with its new
hardware. The Firebirds won their Class 6A regional championship,
beating Washburn Rural, 10-3, Tuesday at Topeka.
Free State High seniors, from left, Jamie Stanclift, Ashley Wagner
and Chloe Hall lead the Firebirds as they prepare to receive the
sub-state championship trophy. Free State beat Lawrence High, 4-3,
and No. 1-seeded Washburn Rural, 10-3, Tuesday in Topeka to advance
Free State pitcher Ashley Wagner winds up against Washburn Rural.
Wagner won both games as a pitcher and went 5-for-7 as a batter for
the state-tournament-bound Firebirds.
San Antonio's Manu Ginobili drives to the basket against Seattle's
Nick Collison, left, during Game 5 of their Western Conference
semifinals. Ginobili scored a career playoff-best 39 points in the
Spurs' 103-90 victory Tuesday in San Antonio.
Detroit's Ben Wallace is fouled by the Indiana Pacers in the second
quarter of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Wallace led
all scorers with 19 points and pulled down 11 rebounds in the
Pistons' 86-67 victory Tuesday at the Palace in Auburn Hills, Mich.
Members of Raza Academy, a Muslim organization in Bombay, India,
protest against the alleged desecration of Islam's holy book, the
Quran, at the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo. They took part
in a protest Monday, before Newsweek magazine retracted its story.
While the media accuses the Bush administration of inept
intelligence and shady dealings, the White House points to this
Newsweek incident as evidence that the national media cannot be
Canvas can be sleek and sophisticated in the right color and shape,
says Leslie Hsu, designer for Ugg Australia Handbags.
L.L. Bean and Coach offer canvas bags in an array of colors. Reed
Krakoff, president of Coach, says canvas is an ideal summer fabric
because it takes color and decoration well.
Hema Mehta-Warren's salad is a combination of chopped vegetables
and mint dressing. It is topped off with sour cream. Mehta-Warren,
of Tennessee, uses the salad as an accompaniment to spicy Indian