Missouri wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (9) looks for a hole as he gets blocking help from teammate Chase Daniel in this file photo. Maclin and Daniel have become a dangerous 1-2 punch for the Tigers.
Detroit's Jeff Larish watches his broken-bat single in the Tigers' 6-3 victory over the Royals on Friday in Detroit.
In this 2007 file photo, Missouri linebacker Sean Weatherspoon (12) celebrates after pulling down Texas A&M running back Mike Goodson. No. 6 Missouri will face a tough test in week one when it faces No. 20 Illinois at 7:30 tonight in St. Louis.
Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman speaks about his daughter's heart problems during a news conference Friday at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Republican Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin greet the crowd as McCain introduces Palin as his vice presidential running mate Friday at the Ervin J. Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio.
Ruth S. Forman
Alvin L. Swallow
Eleanor Julia Spiess
Jim Palin, Todd Palin's dad, displays Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's beauty queen competition photo, a 1991 photo of Sarah and her husband Todd, center, and a prom photo of Sarah and Todd, back, Friday at his house in Wasilla, Alaska. Palin is Sen. John McCain's presidential running mate.
Jennifer Matz, left, and Kristin Cohen serve at the opening dinner of Slow Food Nation outside City Hall in San Francisco on Thursday.
Residents stand on what remains of a collapsed bridge that was destroyed by Hurricane Gustav on Friday in Kingston, Jamaica. Deadly Gustav drenched Jamaica and plowed through the Cayman Islands on Friday, and on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's landfall, forecasters said for the first time there's a better-than-even chance that New Orleans will get slammed by tropical storm-force winds.
Thai police shoot tear gas into anti-government protesters Friday in Bangkok, Thailand. Police muscled into crowds of anti-government protesters occupying the prime minister's office compound Friday, sparking scuffles that left several people with minor injuries.
Ethnic Georgian Oliya Gudadze, 68, camps in the ruins of her house in Ksuisi village east from Tskhinvali, near the South Ossetian-Georgian border in Georgia. Gudadze said she hid in a corn field as Russian troops swept through, then watched as her neighbors descended on her home, looted it and set it on fire. Arson gangs have targeted the homes of ethnic Georgians in breakaway South Ossetia as the conflict threatens to erase a centuries-old ethnic mix.
A Bosnian Muslim woman, survivor of genocide operations in Srebrenica in 1995, watches the live broadcast of the Hague Tribunal's trial Friday for Radovan Karadzic in Sarajevo. Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic made a second appearance before a war crimes tribunal in the Hague.
Ralph and Edna Baker, Omaha, Neb., pay a visit to their daughter, Karen Baker Spears, Lawrence, at right. The Bakers operated the Dari-King on Sixth Street in Lawrence for many years. Edna celebrates her 102nd birthday today.
Ted Mosher, new pastor for Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2211 Inverness Drive, laughs with his wife, Kim, as the family moves into its new home earlier this month (left picture). Mosher is one of two new Lawrence pastors who had careers in the business world before entering the ministry. Gary O'Flannagan and his wife, Anna, moved to Lawrence from Colorado so Gary could become the new pastor at Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church, 802 W. 22nd St. Terrace (picture at right).
Dr. Marshall Kelley, left, Dr. Beth Rundquist and Dr. Anne VanGarsse preview silent auction items at the Casa4CASA benefit. The doctors are members of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, P.A., which was the title sponsor for the 2008 Casa4CASA fundraiser. Proceeds from the benefit help CASA provide special volunteer services to abused and neglected children.
The annual meeting and purchase party of Spencer Museum of Art's Friends of the Art Museum was July 17. FAM president Susan Tate, right, presented outgoing board member Dee Link with a gift in recognition of her service. Other outgoing board members honored, but not pictured, were Steve Clark and Nancy Hernandez.
From left, Keith Skillman, Jenny Skillman, Chris Phalen, CASA Board Treasurer Amy Phalen, and Jill LaPoint, CASA board president, participated in the Casa4CASA playhouse drawing party at Cielito Lindo restaurant on July 19.
Susan Ralston, left, Judge Jean Shepherd, Dr. Marshall Kelley and Ruthie McLain attended the Casa4CASA benefit on July 19 at Cielito Lindo restaurant. During the event, Judge Shepherd presented the Honorable Jean F. Shepherd Volunteer of the Year Awards to a CASA volunteer and a Citizen Review Board volunteer.
Members of Lawrence Presbyterian Manor Fall Benefit Committee, from left, are Susanne Shaw, Warren Corman, Mary Burg, Ned Cushing, Russell Mosser, Mike McCormick and L. Martin Jones. The committee displays some of the items that will be auctioned at the manor's 15th annual soup and pie supper and auction. All proceeds from the auction go to the Special Projects Fund. The event will be Sept. 16.
Joanne Hurst, left, and Andrea Partee attend the annual Casa4CASA benefit. Partee, A Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer for four years, was the 2008 CASA winner of the Honorable Jean F. Shepherd Volunteer of the Year Award. The event was July 19 at Cielito Lindo restaurant.
Cory Hills, Kansas University graduate student, far left, performed a storytelling with percussion for guests at the Spencer Museum of Art's Friends of the Art Museum annual meeting and purchase party on July 17.
Sunflower Bank representative Karen McGrath, right, presents a $1,273 contribution from the bank's 2008 ABC Program, to the Lawrence Schools Foundation executive director Susan Esau. The check presentation was July 2 at the Lawrence Schools Foundation office.
Guests at the Spencer Museum of Art's annual meeting and purchase party mingled with Whit Bones, kneeling, and other artists from Lawrence's Fresh Produce Art Collective, whose installation about creativity is featured in the Process Space adjacent to the 20/21 Gallery.
Jeff Bangert, left, and his wife, Collette, were among about 300 guests in attendance at the Spencer Museum of Art's annual meeting and purchase party on July 17.
Frieda and Ray Culbertson
Beverly and Tom Griffin
Margo and Leo Smith
Joanie and Michael Pearson
Ryan and Michael McQueeney
Kelly Elizabeth Gunn and Robert Allen Harvey
Joah Buchanan and Ryan Gordon
Wade Palmberg and Chanda Hansen
Brandon Garcia and Carrie Lloyd
Cooper Chapin and Cari Anne Van Zant
Kelsey Cline and A.J. Henry
Andrea Curtis and Nathan Coffman