Free State High School senior Shauna Ozark asked friend and classmate Alyssa Guinn to take her senior pictures because she didn't want to pay the high prices of a professional portrait studio. Guinn photographed Ozark at Potter Lake on the Kansas University campus.
Lawrence High School senior Kandice Hall shot self-portraits for her senior pictures. "If someone else takes my pictures, I get very nervous, and that shows through. When I take it myself, I can actually be myself in my pictures," she said.
Lawrence High School senior Jake Schultz hams it up for the camera in a satin smoking jacket and a combover held in place with pomade. Schultz opted to take his own senior pictures to avoid professional studio prices - and to poke fun at some of the conventions of traditional portrait photography.
Free State High School senior Austin Whipple hired friend and classmate Josh Hoffhines to take his senior yearbook photo. He said his friend chose that option because it was cheaper and more convenient.
Kylie and Abby Stancliffe visit with neighbors A.J. and Spencer Ware on Thanksgiving Day.
The Cohorst/Wokutch family wins the largest family for participation in the Sprint Thanksgiving 5K Run/Stroll on 11/23/06. Those pictured are: Back row - Chuck Wokutch, Denise Wokutch, Mike Wokutch, Robert Cohorst, Clark Zeit, Scott Wokutch, Staci Wokutch, Michelle Bobadilla, Josh Cohorst, Julie Cohorst. Middle- Shelly Wertz holding Davis (3), Mary Jane Cohorst, Jason Cohorst holding Aiden (3), Ryan Wokutch (4), Jennifer Zeit, Gabriella (3) and Elizabeth (5) Zeit. Front, Stacey Wokutch holding Isabella (18 months), Kyle Wokutch (8) next to the Prize Turkey, Autum (9) and Olivia (6)Wokutch.
Addyson Lee Welch at 4 months, daughter of Kellen Grinter Selk and Aaron Welch, granddaughter of Wayne Welch and Judy Welch of Leavenworth and John Selk and Christina Jordan of Lawrence.
Demi and Juliet Renault visit the castle in Caen, France, during a June vacation with their mother, Val (on right) and father, George, who took the picture.
Eagle Scout Bill Blair, 14, Shawnee, is shown with his grandmother, Pat Blair, Lawrence, at the Court of Honor where Bill received his Eagle Scout Award in October. Photo submitted by Bill's grandfather, Kenneth Blair, Lawrence.
Buffalo quarterback J.p. losman scrambles under pressure from Jacksonville's Marcus Stroud. Losman guided the Bills to a 27-24 upset of the Jaguars on Sunday in Orchard Park, N.Y.
Colorado's Xavier Silas (13) drives past Wyoming's Eric Platt. Wyoming won, 76-63, Sunday in Boulder, Colo.
Connecticut's Marcus Johnson (1) scores two of his 14 points while being guarded by Albany's Brian Connelly. UConn won, 86-55, on Sunday in Storrs, Conn.
Chicago Bulls Head Coach Scott Skiles leaves the court after being ejected during the Bulls' 106-95 victory over the Knicks on Saturday in New York.
San Antonio's Tim Duncan heads downcourt after recovering a loose ball in the second quarter. Duncan joined the Spurs' 15,000-point club Sunday in Seattle.
Tom Hanenkrat celebrates his 80th birthday on Sept. 2 with his three sisters, three daughters, 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. They came from Virginia, Texas, North Carolina and Oklahoma for the occasion. Also pictured are Sharon Newell, her two sons and four grandchildren, all of Lawrence.
Zoie Stirn, 8 months, does a little window shopping at Joe's Bakery. She is the daughter of Sarah and Jarvis Stirn, Lawrence, and the granddaughter of Bill Moorhead, Omaha, Neb., who took and submitted the picture.
Sherrie Lynn Wood
An Israeli soldier helps load a tank on a truck at a military staging area near Kibbutz Mefalsim, in southern Israel on the border with the Gaza Strip. A truce meant to end five months of deadly Israeli-Palestinian clashes took hold Sunday in the Gaza Strip, but early violations by Palestinian militants tempered hopes the accord would help to coax peace talks back to life. The Israeli military said all troops were withdrawn from Gaza in the hours before the
6 a.m. cease-fire, announced late Saturday, went into effect.
People gather Sunday for a rally outside Mary Immaculate Hospital in the Queens borough of New York. Trent Benefield, 23, Joseph Guzman, 31, and Sean Bell, 23, who were attending a bachelor party at a Queens strip club, were shot by police officers just after leaving early Saturday. Benefield and Guzman were hospitalized, and Bell, the groom, died from his gunshot wounds.
Actress Brittany Murphy poses with a penguin as she arrives for the European premiere of her latest film "Happy Feet" on Sunday in central London. The animated penguin movie also features the voices of Nicole Kidman, Elijah Wood and Robin Williams.
From left, Iranian actress Shohreh Aghdashloo, U.S. actor Oscar Isaac and U.S. movie director Catherine Hardwicke attend the world premiere of "The Nativity Story" on Sunday at the Vatican.
Tom Plante, left, and wife Lori, center, have noticed the emergence of teenlike attitudes from son Zach, 10, right. The Plantes are not alone, as more kids seem to be dealing with teen issues earlier.
Australian rocker Toby Rand, center, fronts the band Juke Kartel, which is riding the momentum of Rand's runner-up finish on CBS's hit summer reality show, "Rock Star: Supernova." The band plays at 9 p.m. Tuesday at The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.
Kenneth Price, a marketing director for Boeing, sits in a mock-up of a Dreamliner cabin, which Boeing hopes will make flying a more comfortable experience. The first Dreamliner models are scheduled to be delivered to customers in 2008.