The Wild Wild West acrobatic/gymnastics troupe from Dance Gallery in Lawrence won the junior small group category at the Odyssey national dance competition June 24 in Oklahoma City. Dancers are, from left, Kari Karnes, Anna Meissbach, Amanda Reichert, Lindsey Fangman and Ireland Ziegler. Not pictured was McKenzie Kula.
Matthew Day and Josh Seybert, of Boy Scout Troop 59 in Lawrence, prepare dinner at Boyd Lake Campground in Colorado as Jackie Counts, troop committee member, offers advice. The troop traveled to Colorado in June for a high-adventure program.
Boy Scouts and adult leaders from Troop 59 in Lawrence spent a day hiking and fishing at Sprague Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado as part of a troop high-adventure program in June. From left are Russ Seybert, assistant scoutmaster; scouts Keenan Wycoff, Chase Low, Ben Seybert and Scott Ragan; and Keith Wood, assistant scoutmaster.
The Lawrence Rotary Club presented $3,300 to the O'Connell Youth Ranch as part of the club's annual Philanthropy Awards. From left are Tom Groene, Deanie Hayes, executive director of the youth ranch, and Anne Walters. Groene and Walters are Rotary Club members.
A jazz troupe from Dance Gallery in Lawrence won a high gold award at the Odyssey national dance competition June 24 in Oklahoma City. In the back row, from left, are Emily Arnold, Melinda Landgraf and Kate Karnes; front row, Ryan Gillihan, Kari Karnes, Andrea Coleman, Allie Howland and Victoria Kaufman. The troupe performed "Wait a Minute."
Tap dancers from Dance Gallery in Lawrence perform at the Odyssey national dance competition June 24 in Oklahoma City. From left are Ryan Gillihan, Allie Howland, Emily Arnold, McKenzie Kula, Jared Klug, Anna Meissbach, Alison Prather, Kate Karnes, Victoria Kaufman and MaKayla Wagner. The troupe, which danced to "Man with a Hex," won a platinum award.
Anne Walters, left, of the Lawrence Rotary Club, presents $2,500 to Nikki King, executive director of Health Care Access, as part of the club's annual Philanthropy Awards. Each year the club makes donations to nonprofit organizations that apply for funding for specific projects.
Anne Walters, of the Lawrence Rotary Club, presents $2,940 to Jeremy Hahn, executive director of the Lawrence Habitat for Humanity, as part of the club's annual Philanthropy Awards.
Shawn Grammer and Shallon Wickizer-Meyers
Ethel and Delmar Kruse
Hollie Marie and Robert Masten
J.D. and Denise Vinardi
Matthew and Pamela Lawrence
Santos "Joe" Jaimez
Carmen Starks-Cowper, 11, receives the B.U.G. Award, for bringing up grades, at the 6th grade graduation at Pinckney Elementary School in Lawrence.
People visit the ruins of the Jamia Hafsa seminary adjacent to the Red Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Friday. Hundreds of religious students occupied Islamabad's Red Mosque on Friday, raising a black flag and demanding the return of its pro-Taliban cleric, two weeks after a bloody army siege that left more than 100 people dead.
An Iraqi man walks past a building Friday that collapsed in Thursday's bombing in central Baghdad.
PepsiCo deliveryman Nick Jones unloads Aquafina water and other Pepsi products while making a 2006 delivery in Tualatin, Ore. The label on Aquafina water bottles will soon reflect that the drink comes from the same source as tap water.
Henrietta Snype, 55, works on a sweetgrass basket July 10 at the Charles Pinckney National Historic Site managed by the National Park Service in Mount Pleasant, S.C. Snype continues to hand down the tradition to her children and teaches the craft to students, but booming coastal development has made finding the clumps of long, swaying sweetgrass more and more difficult. The shortage is threatening the centuries-old black American folk art.
A pair of 49-day-old emperor tamarin twins, nicknamed Rice and Beans, clutch to their dad's back Friday at the San Francisco Zoo's Primate Discovery Center. The twins are the first emperor tamarins born at the zoo in the past 10 years and are the first for parents Anna and Big Twin. The primates inhabit tropical rain forests, living deep in the forest and also in open tree-covered areas.
The wreckage of two news helicopters that collided over Phoenix are shown Friday. Two news helicopters covering a police chase on live television collided and crashed to the ground Friday, killing all four people onboard in a plunge that viewers saw as a jumble of spinning, broken images.
A makeshift memorial honoring Wake Forest men's basketball coach Skip Prosser stands on the Quad on the Demon Deacons' campus Friday in Winston-Salem, N.C. Prosser died Thursday of an apparent heart attack.
Kansas City's Billy Butler watches his three-run home run in the first inning of the Royals' 6-1 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday.
Barry Bonds watches his 754th career home run sail past the stadium lights in the first inning of San Francisco's game against Florida Friday night.
Andy Roddick returns a soft serve from Hyung-Taik Lee of South Korea during a quarterfinal match Friday at the Indianapolis Tennis championships. Roddick won 6-3, 6-7, 6-1.
Salina area Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Dennis Lauver, left, and senior vice president Don Weisman shovel Rhinoceros manure.
Salina area Chamber of Commerce senior vice president Don Weisman delivers a treat for one of the aardvarks with a length of plastic tubing filled with mill worms July 10 during Dennis and Don Do My Job at Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure in Salina.
Kansas University cornerback Aqib Talib fields questions at Big 12 Conference media days.
Kansas City quarterback Brodie Croyle throws during the first day of training camp. Second-year man Croyle and veteran Damon Huard will compete for the starting job.
Kansas City rookie defensive tackle DeMarcus "Tank" Tyler yawns. The Chiefs opened training camp Friday in River Falls, Wis.
Didi Senft, of Germany, also known as "El Diablo," reacts as the pack passes the outskirts of Angouleme during Friday's 18th stage of the 94th Tour de France.
The granite monument on the corner of "Unity Square" proclaims Milbank, S.D., as the birthplace of American Legion baseball. Legion baseball is played by high school-age children in all 50 states.
Kansas University football player Willie Pless holds the award that bears his name: KU's Willie Pless Tackler of the Year Award.
Family and friends watch from under the Wabasha Bridge as a sheriff's boat searches the Mississippi River on Friday in St. Paul, Minn., for two sewer workers who were caught Thursday by a surge of water in the city's sewer system. A body of one worker was found Friday, and crews planned to search for the other worker today.