A crowd of Kansas University graduates stream down the hill and into Memorial Stadium as part of commencement exercises May 20, 2007.
FEMA Director R. David Paulison, left, talks with Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius during a tour of tornado damage Wednesday in Greensburg. Sebelius and other leaders are discussing how to rebuild Greensburg after last week's destruction.
Phil Mickelson watches the ball as he chips to the 18th green during the second round of The Players Championship. Mickelson shot an even-par 72 on Friday in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Kansas City royals pitcher Odalis Perez looks up at the scoreboard during the third inning of Friday's game. Perez had a quality start but it wasn't enough as the Chicago White Sox beat Kansas City, 2-1, Friday in Chicago.
Golden State's Baron Davis, right, looks to shoot against Utah's Mehmet Okur. Davis had 32 points and nine assists, and the Warriors defeated the Jazz, 125-105, on Friday night in Oakland, Calif.
Brothers Keagan, 5, and Conor Hiatt, 9, both of Lawrence, visit their great-grandpa, Gilbert Forbes, of Gardner. The boys' mother, Lisa Hiatt, submitted the picture. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number, residence, and children's ages, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044, or go online at www.ljworld.com.
Gordon Brown greets supporters in London before launching his campaign to become prime minister. Brown suggested Friday that it was time in Iraq to shift toward political reconciliation and economic development.
Pope Benedict XVI waves to the crowd from the popemobile in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The pope used an open-air Mass on Friday to stress the importance of sexual morality
"American Idol" finalist Blake Lewis, center, is honored with a parade down Main Street in Bothell, Wash. Lewis and the two other "Idol" finalists returned to their hometowns Friday
Brad Wilson stands next to the burned remains of his home in Avalon, Calif., on Catalina Island, after a wildfire erupted on Thursday afternoon. On Friday, the wildfire and thick smoke was confined to the tinder-dry brush in the mountains of the narrow island 30 miles off Los Angeles.
Dakota Zinn, right, lights an Arrow of Light candle at Cub Scout Pack 3462's Blue and Gold Banquet while den leader Rod Zinn, front, and Boy Scouts Dom Reiske, Logan Keener and Michael Smith watch. Dakota received the Arrow of Light at the banquet, which was Feb. 9 at First United Methodist Church's West Campus.
From left, Nancy Vogel, Beth Crawford and the Rev. Gary Teske attend a gathering to celebrate the 140th anniversary of Trinity Lutheran Church, 1245 N.H. Several more activities are planned throughout the year to commemorate the anniversary.
From left are Linda Trotter, of Advanced Home Care; Pattie Johnston, of the Lawrence Public Library and board member of Douglas County Senior Services; Cathy Lewis, of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce; and Janet Ikenberry, community services program manager for Douglas County Senior Services. They attended the reception celebrating Alan Mulally's donation of a van to the agency March 16 at the Douglas County Senior Center, 745 Vt.
Rod Zinn, departing Webelos den leader for Cub Scout Pack 3462, right, is recognized for his service at the pack's Blue and Gold Banquet. Steve Toalson, cubmaster and master of ceremonies, left, and Stephen Roberts also were at the Feb. 9 event at First United Methodist Church's West Campus.
Members of the MOMS Club's North Chapter celebrate Moms Night Out and honor their committee coordinators with an Italian cooking lesson given by Mauro Schiavon. In the back row, from left, are Prudence Wilson, Amy Suiter, Amy Weishaar, Kristine Wheat, Meg Roggero, Mauro Schiavon, Amy Shumaker, Diane Vigna and Kathy Randall; front row, Sara Kapfer-Dicker, Maren Santelli, Kelli Bates, Shannon Oscody and Angi Booth. The gathering was March 23.
Lois Mead, interim executive director of Douglas County Senior Services, and Lauraine Mulally, senior queen of the Lawrence St. Patrick's Day Parade, wait for the parade to begin. Mulally is the mother of Alan Mulally, who served as grand marshal of the parade.
Sammie and Carl Locke attend a reception at the Douglas County Senior Center, 745 Vt., in honor of Alan Mulally, president and chief executive officer of Ford Motor Co. Mulally, a Lawrence native, donated a 15-passenger van to the senior center at the event March 16.
Waiting for the start of the Lawrence St. Patrick's Day Parade are, from left, Kevin Klossner, regional manager of Ford Motor Co.; Lois Mead, interim executive director of Douglas County Senior Services; and Alan Mulally, president and chief executive officer of Ford. They are in front of the 15-passenger van that Mulally donated to Douglas County Senior Services a day earlier. Mulally also served as grand marshal of the parade.
From left are Connor Wright, Cameron Scruggs, Carly Young and Colby Heckathorne. The Baldwin High School students represented the Kansas Restaurant and Hospitality Association at the National ProStart Student Invitational last month in Charlotte, N.C., and participated in the management competition. Not pictured is their teacher, Sandra Lawson, and alternate Sam Wilson.
Nancy Vogel, chairwoman of the Historical Committee at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1245 N.H., admires an afghan designed to commemorate the church's 140th anniversary. Two afghan designs were revealed at a recent birthday celebration, and orders are being taken for their purchase.