The space shuttle Discovery is surrounded by early-morning fog Friday at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The seven-member Discovery crew is scheduled for launch today.
Family and friends of Helen Shepard, seated second from right in the front row, give her a going-away party on May 13, 2006. Rachel Koehler submitted the picture.
A wreath stands as a memorial to Tony Komer as demolition continued Friday of the Clinton Elks Club building in downtown Clinton, Mo. Komer, who was the leader of the club, died when the building collapsed Monday.
T-Mobile employees carry bicycles outside the team hotel in Blaesheim, France. Tour de France favorites including T-Mobile rider Jan Ullrich were barred Friday from riding in this year's race because of a doping scandal, causing a massive upheaval on the eve of cycling's premier event.
Boy Scout Cameron Scrugg, of Baldwin Boy Scout Troop 65, lights torches symbolizing the Seven Virtues that the Arrow of Light represents during Webelos Graduation Weekend, which was May 12-14 at Spring Creek Park. The Arrow of Light is Cub Scouting's highest award.
From left are Dorothy Pine and Robert Pine, Colorado; Velma (Pine) Skinner, Lawrence; and Ruth and Wayne Pine, Lawrence. They attended the Sand Rat reunion June 3 at Woodlawn School.
Members of the Lions Clubs of Lawrence Foundation board of directors are, from left, Art Hadley, Brenda Heafey, Margaret Thorp, Scott Rustenhoven and Gary Beasley. They met June 10 at the home of Beasley.
From left are George Stan, Lawrence; Frances (Miller) Wales, Lawrence; Helen (Miller) Smith, Lawrence; Richard Miller, Lawrence; Walter and Arlene (Miller) Poe, California; and Carolyn Pippert, Lawrence. They were at the Sand Rat reunion June 3 at Woodlawn School. The event is for people who live or have lived in North Lawrence.
From left, Murray Hodge, Lawrence; Ron Bereiter, Lawrence; Sandy (Bereiter) Gurley, Lawrence; and Robert Hodge, Emporia; attend the Sand Rat reunion on June 3 at Woodlawn School. The reunion is for people who live or have lived in North Lawrence. About 100 people attended.
Members of St. Jude Circle 1127, Daughters of Isabella, attend the club's 40th anniversary celebration. The Rev. John Schmeidler, back row, is pictured with the members, from left, Janet Huss, Wilma Dehart, Lorie Wickliff, Melva Edmonds and Connie Rockers. Dehart and Edmonds received their 25-year pins during the celebration May 8 at Maceli's in downtown Lawrence.
Alan Shi was selected as the winner of the Kansas District Optimist Clubs' Boys Oratorical Contest. The contest finals were April 22 in McPherson. Alan previously won first place in the Lawrence Breakfast Optimist Club contest, followed by the regional Zone 10 contest. Alan is pictured with his mother, Judy Wu.
Bert Morgison holds a cake that she and her daughter, Patty McGuire, baked and decorated for the 40th anniversary celebration of St. Jude Circle 1127, Daughters of Isabella. The celebration was May 8 at Maceli's.
The Rev. John Schmeidler, second from left in back row, attends the 40th anniversary celebration of St. Jude Circle 1127, Daughters of Isabella, which is an organization of Catholic women from Lawrence and surrounding towns that do charity work. Charter members and those who joined in 1966 received their 40-year pins. They are, back row from left, Betty Kunc, Schmeidler, Shirley Neider, Donna Krisch, Rose Waner and Jean O'Toole; front row from left, Ruth Vervynck, Ermie Gauna, Bertha Burmudez, Bert Morgison, Mary Green and Agnes Rinke. Seated in front is Bridgie Hill.
Stacy Ash-Glaves and Michael Glaves
Adam and Tracy Miller
Lisa Harlan-Williams and Nathan Williams
Kelly and Jim Beets
Jessica Sprague-Brunk and Scott Jones
Michael Claypool and Kari Van Horn
Dale Pfeifer and Laura Meyer
Mallory Richardson and Alan Martinez
Crab Salad Vinaigrette is the sort of salad that will please most people: light and barbecue friendly, with a vinaigrette that seasons but doesn't overpower the crab meat.
President Bush and Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi on Friday tour Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley, in Memphis, Tenn.
Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, wearing sunglasses belonging to Elvis Presley, pretends to play guitar as Priscilla Presley, center, and Lisa Marie Presley look on during their tour of Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley, Friday in Memphis, Tenn.
U.S. Army soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment conduct a routine patrol in May in Mahmoudiyah, Iraq. The U.S. Army will investigate charges that five American soldiers from the unit were involved in the killings of four Iraqi relatives, including a woman who had been raped, military officials said Friday.
Demonstrators look at a heckler as East Timor's President Xanana Gusmao speaks to supporters of former Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri Friday in Dili, the capital of East Timor. Alkatiri failed to appear Friday for questioning over gunrunning charges, saying he was immune from prosecution, and instead chose to address 1,000 cheering supporters.
A Palestinian supporter of the Islamic group Hamas marches Friday with others during a rally supporting the group in the Jebaliya Refugee Camp. Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said Friday that Israel's offensive in Gaza was part of a premeditated plan to bring down the Hamas-led government, but Palestinian leaders were working to end the standoff.
Palestinian supporters of Islamic Jihad chant slogans as they burn a likeness of an Israeli flag during a protest against Israeli army operations Friday in Gaza City.
Kansas City Royals shortstop Angel Berroa, right, bobbles the ball after forcing out St. Louis Cardinals' David Eckstein. Berroa was unable to convert the double play in the Royals' 7-5 victory Friday in St. Louis.
Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jeff Weaver pitches against the Colorado Rockies. Weaver gave up six runs in two innings in the Angels' 12-4 loss on Tuesday.
Germany goaltender Jens Lehmann, right, makes a save on a penalty kick by Argentina's Roberto Ayala during the shootout of their World Cup soccer match. Germany won, 4-2, on penalty kicks after a 1-all deadlock Friday in Berlin.
Members of the New York-Task Force 2 disaster response team wade through fast-moving water Friday as they search a car in Conklin, N.Y. The high water prevented many residents from being able to visit their homes.