Michael Phelps reacts as he wins the men's 100-meter butterfly race. Phelps tied Mark Spitz for the record of seven gold medals at a single Olympics today in Beijing.
United States swimmer Michael Phelps, front, comes from behind to catch Serbia's Milorad Cavic in the men's 100-meter butterfly final earlier today in Beijing. The gold medal was the seventh of the Games for Phelps.
Tyson Gay of the United States, center, leads Nigeria's Olusoji Fasuba, left, and Colombia's Daniel Grueso across the finish line during a 100 meter preliminary heat on Friday in Beijing.
Oakland quarterback JaMarcus Russell, right, hands the ball to running back Darren McFadden in the second quarter of their preseason football game against the Titans on Friday in Nashville, Tenn. Tennessee won, 17-16.
Kansas City Royals players Esteban German (3), Ross Gload (7), and Tony Pena Jr., left, celebrate with teammates after the ninth inning against the Yankees. The Royals defeated the Yankees, 4-3, on Friday in New York.
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., shakes hands with Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann at the airport Friday before boarding a plane to leave Honolulu after vacationing in Hawaii. The Obama campaign has created a 41-page refutation to author Jerome Corsi's book, "Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality."
A U.S. construction crew works Friday to fill the Smuggler's Gulch near the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego. Scrapers and bulldozers began filling the deep canyon Friday to make way for a border fence in the southwestern corner of the continental United States after 12 years of planning, environmental reviews and legal challenges.
Bigfoot hunter Tom Biscardi holds a photo of what he claims to be the mouth and teeth of a deceased bigfoot or sasquatch creature during a Friday news conference in Palo Alto, Calif.
Ossetian women light candles early today in memory of victims in South Ossetia during an observance in Vladikavkaz, the provincial capital of the region of North Ossetia, Russia.
Trainer Janice Ronald poses with her dog Leroy, the hero of her children's book called "Leroy The Ugly Dog."
Consumers shop at the J.C. Penney's department store in Pleasanton, Calif. J.C. Penney Co. is reporting that its second-quarter profit slid 36 percent, while predicting that earnings in the current quarter will fall short of Wall Street expectations as customers pull back on buying clothing in a tough economy.
Former U.S. Sen. John Edwards, D-NC, chats with Rielle Hunter in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans, La., in this Dec. 27, 2006, file photo provided by the National Enquirer.
Michael Phelps shows his seventh gold medal after the men's 100-meter butterfly final today in Beijing.
Charity DeLuca, Vice president of Research Relations at LiveFuels in San Carlos, Calif., works with different algae samples in July. Behind the scenes, the airline industry is aggressively pushing for homegrown alternatives to petroleum-based jet fuel. A coalition that includes the Federal Aviation Administration and airline, manufacturing and airport associations wants standards for a 50 percent synthetic jet fuel approved by the end of this year..
Chemist Emma Kate Payne displays a fuel sample created from algae at LiveFuels.
Nils Olav, an Edinburgh Zoo penguin and Colonel-in-Chief of the Norwegian King's Guard, inspects soldiers of his regiment in Edinburgh, Scotland. He received a medal and a title Friday.
Jane Galvin spends some time in the desert in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Her mother, Gabriella Galvin, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
An early-morning Friday monsoon storm moves north up the coast near Malibu, Calif.
A month-old giraffe, Tviga, and his mother, Sulu, cuddle Friday at Almaty Zoo, in Almaty, Kazakhstan. the calf was allowed outdoors into the summer weather for the first time.
Dr. Jeffrey Armstrong of Lawrence Oral Surgery, left, prepares to pull a tooth from the mouth of a woman from the Maasai tribe in Kenya. At right is Weston Santee, a dentistry student at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
A Kenyan girl arrives to be treated at a clinic in Maai Mahiu.
Dr. Steve Segebrecht, Lawrence, completes paperwork after treating a young boy in Kenya in 2008.
Eudora Boy Scout Troop 64 hosted an Eagle Scout reunion luncheon on July 26 at the Eudora United Methodist Church. Fifty people attended the event, including 15 Eudora Eagle Scouts. Eagle Scouts and former leaders, back row, from left, are Lee Scott, Mel Kleinschmidt, former Scoutmaster, David Slaughter, and Glenn Jackson; second row, from left, are John Scott, Mike Lenahan, Emmett Wright, A.J. Lavery, Josh Hartley, David Lewis, and Kenan Staples; front row, standing, are Bobby Slaughter, Phillip Everley, Michael Kelly, Jamie Guy, Bryce Landon and Roy Lytle, Troop 64 committee chairman; front row, seated, are Jim Guy, former Scoutmaster, Pete Lawson, former Scoutmaster, and Charles Slaughter, assistant Scoutmaster.
Lawrence Girl Scout Troop 7548 members back row, from left, are Michaela Ison, Katie Dilley, Kristen Gile, Jillian Nutt, Julia Silverstein, Amanda Montgomery, Kassidy Husted; second row, from left, are Abbie Wise, Kara Farley, Lindsey Griffin, Maegen Hiersche; front row, from left, are Emily Wangler and Kayla Duncan. The troop took a high adventure trip to Colorado July 6-9. The trip included a visit to Fort Royal Stables near Canon City.
Members of Lawrence Girl Scout Troop 7548 took a high adventure trip July 6-9 to Colorado, where they participated in white-water rafting, horseback riding, hiking, climbing at the Garden of the Gods and sliding down the KOA slide. Back row, from left, are Emily Wangler, Jillian Nutt, Kristen Gile, Michaela Ison, Kassidy Husted, Katie Dilley, Amanda Montgomery; front row, from left, are Abbie Wise, Kayla Duncan, Maegen Hiersche, Julia Silverstein, Lindsey Griffin and Kara Farley.
Jackie Wise, troop leader of Lawrence Girl Scout Troop 7548, rode Max in a horseback riding activity during the troop's high adventure trip to Colorado July 6-9.
Members of Lawrence Girl Scout Troop 7548 participated in several activities, including the KOA slide at KOA Campground, near Canon City, during their high adventure trip to Colorado July 6-9. Back row, from left, are Michaela Ison, Emily Wangler, Kassidy Husted, Kayla Duncan, Maegen Hiersche, Katie Dilley; front row, from left are Kara Farley, Abbie Wise, Jillian Nutt, Lindsey Griffin, Amanda Montgomery, Kristen Gile and Julia Silverstein.
Emily Wangler, member of Lawrence Girl Scout Troop 7548, rode Loretta in a horseback riding activity during a high adventure trip to Colorado July 6-9. The troop has been planning and saving for the trip for the past four years.
On horseback, members of Lawrence Girl Scout Troop 7548, from left, are Michaela Ison on Chris, Abbie Wise on Sundance, Katie Dilley on Carebear, and Kristen Gile on AJ. The troop took a high adventure trip to Colorado July 6-9.
Kayla Duncan, member of Lawrence Girl Scout Troop 7548, rode Lucy in a horseback riding activity during a high adventure trip to Colorado July 6-9. Other activities included white-water rafting, hiking, climbing at the Garden of the Gods, and sliding on the KOA slide.
Lawrence Girl Scout Troop 7548 participated in white-water rafting in Big Horn Sheep Canyon, near Canon City, Co., during their adventure trip July 6-9. Members are Michele Duncan, back row; and front row, from left, are Emily Wangler, Lindsey Griffin, Kara Farley, Maegen Hiersche and Kayla Duncan.
From left are Abbie Wise, Julia Silverstein, Kara Farley, Amanda Montgomery, Kassidy Husted, Maegen Hiersche, Julia Silverstein, Kristen Gile, Lindsey Griffin, Emily Wangler and Kayla Duncan. Members of Lawrence Girl Scout Troop 7548 visited the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, Co., during a high adventure trip July 6-9.
Phyllis (Wherry) Talmadge is a member of the Class of 1943. She married Robert Talmadge, a 1941 KU graduate, in 1942. She lives in Lawrence.
Rosalee (Osborne) Roth and Robert Roth attend a Phi Gamma Delta "Fiji" island party during their time at KU. They graduated in 1954 and live in Lawrence.
Partygoers attend a dance at KU's Delta Upsilon house around 1949. The three men in the far back left corner, facing the camera, are Bill Starr, Lee Hoopes and Audrid Moe. The couple dancing in the front center of the photograph are Carol Buhler and George Francis. To Francis' right is Bill Wintermote. The girl in the foreground to Wintermote's right is Jane Belt. The couple dancing in the far right background are Betty Martin and Bob Beu; the man in the top right corner is Reggie Cooke.
Vaun Kampschroeder and Sydnie (Bowling) Kampschroeder attend a Delta Tau Delta paddle party Oct. 13, 1962. Vaun graduated in 1963 from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and received his Master of Business Administration from KU's business school in 1965. Sydnie graduated from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 1965. They live part-time in Chicago and part-time in Lawrence.
Homecoming royalty Barbara Keating and Sue Suhler, both Class of 1963, cheer on the Jayhawks during the 2007 Homecoming game.
Gretchen Hewitt Holt and Austin Holt pose with Baby Jay at Homecoming festivities in 1996.
Parade floats can be seen on KU's campus for Homecoming 1975. The one at center, shown in front of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority house, won first place that year. Pictured from left are Don Hewitt, Class of 1949; Gretchen (Hewitt) Holt, Class of 1981, Norma Hewitt, and Wendy Sanborn, Class of 1981
From left, 1977 Kansas University graduates Jamie Hutchison and Kris Kennedy are shown with Dr. Jerry E. Hutchison. Jamie and Kris have been married more than 30 years and are grandparents to baby girl Sarah Lynn Kennedy, of Wichita. Jamie (Hutchison) Kennedy's proud mother, Janis Hutchison, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Suzanne (Kiper) Knowlton, left, and Franci (Zender) Chaffin attend a Kappa Sigma Star Duster on May 2, 1981. Both graduated with degrees in education in May 1982. Knowlton, of Lawrence, played French horn with the Marching Jayhawks, under the direction of Robert Foster, and performed at the Hall of Fame Bowl Game in December 1981. She now teaches special education at Sunflower School. Franci Chaffin died of breast cancer five years ago.
From left, Gail Chesney, Barbara Woodruff and Debra Kramer attend KU graduation in May 1974. Chesney now lives in San Francisco. Woodruff, retired after more than 31 years working at KU, lives in Overbrook. Kramer, currently employed at KU, lives in Lawrence.
From left, Kelly (Rathbun) Hart and Josh Hart visit KU during their wedding day in July 2006. The two met in a class at Joseph R. Pearson Hall in fall 2003. The two had a Jayhawk groom's cake at their wedding and did the Rock Chalk chant before cutting it. Both received a bachelor's degree in education in 2004; Josh Hart currently is a graduate teaching assistant pursuing his master's degree. The photo was taken by Allure Imagery.
Hal Sandy autographs postcards with a couple of Jayhawk mascots in this 2005 photo courtesy of University Relations.
Members of the new Lawrence chapter of the KU Alumni Association gather with incoming freshmen and transfer students for the 2007 Jayhawk Generations Picnic, held at the Adams Alumni Center. Douglas County now has its own Alumni Association chapter.
Hundreds of Greensburg residents gather May 4 - the one-year anniversary of the 2007 tornado - for an open house at the 5.4.7 Arts Center. The center was constructed by students in Kansas University's Studio 804 graduate design/build program.
Saxophone Legend Branford Marsalis, a three-time Grammy Award winner, will perform with the Alexander String Quartet at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Lied Center.
KU Marching Band trumpet section leader Melissa Harmon
Jonathan Simon, a Kansas University junior from Lenexa, volunteers with the campaign of U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda, D-Kan. Simon is among the KU students who are taking advantage of election year to get hands-on experience on a political campaign.
KU's debate team prepares research for an upcoming event. The love for debate leads team members to spend copious amounts of time together: planning, preparing, practicing.
Perlmutter appeared on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" in an episode that aired in May.
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