Members of Sunflower School staff dance to "Teaching Queens" during the Lawrence School Foundation Follies on April 21 at Liberty Hall. The dancers are, back row from left, Brandi Rogers, first-grade teacher; Peggy Dey, school psychologist; and Elma Brown, fourth-grade teacher; and front row from left, Sondra Blessing, first-grade teacher; Jill Smith, principal; and Jennifer Frank, fifth-grade teacher. The event, a variety show fundraiser featuring the hidden talents of Lawrence schools' staff, raised about $25,000.
From left, Elizabeth Callaway, Julia Schnur-Laughlin and Martha Wenzel, Sunflower School teachers, sing "Teaching Queens" during the Lawrence Schools Foundation Follies on April 21 at Liberty Hall. The event was attended by 500 people and raised about $25,000 for early-childhood education, teacher grants, leadership development and student scholarships.
From left are Dr. Max Graves, and Phoebe and Dr. Phil Godwin. They attended Bert Nash Community Health Center's 20th annual Pioneer Celebration and annual meeting April 10 at Maceli's. Sandy Praeger, Kansas Insurance Commissioner, was the special guest speaker.
From left are David Amber, Jean Milstead, Mary Kate Ambler, Marilyn Bittenbender and Laura Bittenbender. They attended the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center's annual meeting and Pioneer Celebration on April 10 at Maceli's. Maurice and Betsy Joy, not pictured, were named the Pioneer Award winners at the event for their exceptional efforts to increase access to comprehensive mental health care for Douglas County residents.
From left, Deanell and John Tacha, Web Golden and Elaine VanDeventer attend the annual Cottonwood Classies, a celebration of the consumers, staff and community who are involved with Cottonwood Inc., on April 24 at Free State High School. John Tacha and Web Golden received the Lifetime Achievement Award. VanDeventer is a president of the Board of Trustees of Cottonwood Inc. and Cottonwood Foundation.
Annette Deghand and Fred DeVictor, both of the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department, are pictured at the annual Cottonwood Classies, an event that honors consumers, staff and community members involved with Cottonwood Inc. Deghand received the Community Partner Award. She is director of the department's Special Populations Program for citizens with special needs in Lawrence. She works closely with the people that Cottonwood serves and provides recreational activities for them. DeVictor is parks and recreation director.
Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center employees Tiffany Bass, left, and Yemen Shaaban attend the company's annual meeting and Pioneer Celebration on April 10 at Maceli's, 1031 N.H.
Michael McGrew, governing board chairman at Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, presents Marilyn Bittenbender with the Lyn Smith Award for Distinguished Service. She received the award during Bert Nash's annual meeting and Pioneer Celebration April 10 at Maceli's, 1031 N.H.
Detroit's Tayshaun Prince, left, and Lindsey Hunter, right, battle Cleveland's LeBron James for position on a rebound. The Pistons defeated the Cavaliers, 84-82, Friday night in Cleveland to even their series at three games apiece.
Preakness favorite Barbaro is photographed by members of the media and race fans as he walks to the Stakes Barn at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Barbaro arrived from Fair Hill, Md., Friday for today's Preakness Stakes.
Stanley Cup, the man, poses with Stanley Cup, the trophy. Cup, a steelworker from Saltsburg, Pa., has done hockey promos for Outdoor Life Network.
Keith Whealey, left, Gary Tebor, Kent Smalter and Robert "Whipp" Finneran enjoy an opening day tradition at Royals Stadium. P.J. Karlin, who was present but not pictured, submitted the picture.
Searchers inspect a field at Hidden Dreams Farm in Milford Township, Mich., where federal agents are searching for the body of former Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa. The FBI called in archaeologists and anthropologists Friday to search the farm for Hoffa, who was last seen in 1975. Agents plan to spend a couple weeks trying to determine if Hoffa was killed and buried somewhere on the horse farm - once owned by a Hoffa associate - not far from where he was last seen.
Palestinian Hamas supporters add their donations to a bin outside a mosque after Friday noon prayers in Gaza City. The Hamas-led government is facing a desperate financial situation because direct international aid to the Palestinian Authority dropped off dramatically after Hamas took power.
"The Da Vinci Code" is the latest best-seller to attempt success as a film. The movie opened this week to mostly lukewarm reviews.
Oklahoma State basketball coach Eddie Sutton, left, listens to one of his former players speak during a news conference at which Sutton announced his retirement, effective June 30. Seated next to him are his wife, Patsy, and granddaughter Hallie Sutton. The coach revealed his plans Friday in Stillwater, Okla.
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KU's Heather Stanley hits against BYU. The Jayhawks defeated the Cougars, 2-1, after losing to Washington, 6-0, earlier Friday.