Rescue workers, including Travis Karr, a Free State High School graduate, center, evacuate a victim of a shooting Thursday at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill. Travis Karr is the son of Jerry Karr, a longtime Lawrence firefighter who retired in 2006.
Several members of Boy Scout Troop 65 participated in conservation work at Spring Creek Park and the Old City Lake near Baldwin City during an annual cleanup and camp-out on Nov. 17. Shoveling mulch to place on the trail are, from left, Andrew Morgan, Jack Mitchell, Scoutmaster John Richards, Nick Hagen, Alec Petry and Austin Kraus.
The Lawrence High School boys basketball A-team met at the Hy-Vee on Clinton Parkway for breakfast on Dec. 22. They are, from left, Jack Sanner, Chris Nieto, Kenton Riley, Cebon Dawes, Baba Dialo, Marcus Ray, Lance Kilburn, Jace Eubanks and Robbie Wright.
Members of the Tamegonit Lodge 147, Order of the Arrow, dance with members of Baldwin City Cub Scout Pack 3065 during an Native American-themed pack meeting Nov. 29 at Baldwin Elementary School. The lodge dancers, from troops in Kansas City, Kan., are, from left in back, Ben Knight, Josh Cole and Isaac Marken. The Cubs, of Tiger Den 1, are, from left in front, Isaac Bailey, Quinn Nichols and Devin Owings.
Bob Schwartz, standing at left, Rotary Foundation chairman, and Ernie Angino, right, Jayhawk Breakfast Rotary charter member and past president, present the Paul Harris Fellow award to the Rev. Dick Fraley on Dec. 6. Fraley also received a medallion along with expressions of the club's appreciation for his service and dedication to Jayhawk Rotary.
Three members of Baldwin City's Boy Scout Troop 65 start a campfire during a campout Dec. 15. They are from left, Thomas Bollig, Ryan Hundley and Alec Petry.
Tyler Pracht, Lawrence, stands next to Toyota's TRD Tundra Street Concept truck at the 2007 National FFA Convention. The convention was Oct. 24-26 in Indianapolis. Pracht is a member of the Lawrence FFA chapter.
Coaching staff and players of the Lawrence High School boys basketball A-team gather for breakfast Dec. 22 at Hy-Vee Food and Drug Store on Clinton Parkway. They are, from left, Jack Sanner, Bobby Davis, Robbie Wright, Jace Eubanks, Paul Eltchinger, Cebon Dawes, Baba Dialo, Marcus Ray, coach Chris Davis, coach David Platt, John Schneider, Preston Scheibler, James Easter, Dorian Green, Drake DeBiasse, Kenton Riley, Chris Nieto and Rashaad Marshall.
A displaced child waits his turn for food distributed by the Kenyan Red Cross, as he arrives Friday at a transit camp in Kisumu, Kenya. According to a United Nations report, 600,000 people fled their homes because of violence sparked by a dispute over who won Kenya's Dec. 27 presidential election.
A Category I mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicle, is driven on a test course during a media demonstration at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland in this Aug. 24, 2007, file photo. An internal military study concluded that hundreds of Marine lives could have been saved from road bombs in Iraq if bureaucrats had not refused a 2005 request for blast-resistant vehicles.
Mei Lan , Zoo Atlanta's giant panda cub, plays in her enclosure Thursday at Zoo Atlanta in Atlanta. The zoo is hoping to hear the pitter patter of little paws again. Now that Mei Lan is old enough to be weaned from her mother, Lun Lun, zookeepers hope that the elder panda is ready to mate.
Czech Republic's Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek reacts after acknowledging results of the presidential elections Friday at the Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic. Vaclav Klaus was re-elected Czech Republic's president over a University of Michigan economics professor and will serve his second five-year presidential term.
Brothers Garrett, 10, left, and Gage Bernard, 6, play in their snow cave. Katherine Bernard, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., makes remarks during a rally Friday in Green Bay, Wis. Obama said Friday that the country must do whatever it takes to end gun violence following the deadly shooting at Northern Illinois University.
The 270-foot Ocean Breeze, built in 1981 for former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, is seen docked Wednesday in the harbor at Nice, France.
The Jayhawks arrive for a celebration in Memorial Stadium the day after winning the national title
Mark Randall: ¢ In 1988: Received a medical red shirt his second year on campus to have corrective surgery on a misaligned jaw. Practiced with the team most of the season but never played. ¢ Now: Randall, 40, works in community relations for the NBA's Denver Nuggets. He has a daughter, 8, and a son, 6. ¢ 1988 memory: "It was fun to see all the guys relish in those roles and not play outside of who they were," Randall said. "When you do that and everybody's on the same page, something special is going to come out of it. For us, it was a national championship."
Kevin Pritchard: ¢ In 1988: Played in 37 games, making 36 starts. Averaged 10.6 points and 3.1 assists per game. Played through a knee injury in the NCAA Tournament, but recovered before the Final Four and scored 13 points in the title game. ¢ Now: Pritchard, 40, is the general manager of the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers. ¢ 1988 memory: "You know, it always hits me the first week in April of how fortunate we were. And it hits me like a ton of bricks, because I look out there, and I see all this great basketball, and I think, you know, one bounce of the ball and we might not win. Or someone else wins. Because it really does come down to that. You've got to have a little luck, you've got to be good, and you've got to be playing your best basketball at that time of year. And, fortunately, we had the moons aligned and it was a phenomenal experience and - even to this day - sometimes it doesn't really sink in that we won a national championship."
Chris Piper: ¢ In 1988: Played in 34 games, making 23 starts. Played through a nagging groin injury and averaged 5.1 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. Remembered for his defensive effort against Oklahoma in the NCAA championship game.¢ Now: Piper, 43, is an owner of Grandstand Sportswear and Glassware, a Lawrence-based business that produces licensed collegiate merchandise. He's also the radio analyst for KU basketball games.
Milt Newton: ¢ In 1988: Played in 35 games, making 27 starts. Second on the team behind Manning with 11.6 points per game. Averaged 17.5 points in the two Final Four tilts, including 15 against Oklahoma in the title game.
¢ Now: Newton, 42, is working for the NBA's Washington Wizards as the vice president of player personnel. He is married with a daughter, 4, and a son, 1. ¢ 1988 memory: "Two of the most important things," Newton said, "we had the best player in the country and we had the best coach in the country."
Lincoln Minor: ¢ In 1988: Played in 34 games, making 12 starts. Averaged 4.8 points and 1.4 rebounds. Logged 11 minutes in the NCAA title game, scoring four points. ¢ Now: Minor, 39, lives in San Jose, Calif., where he works both as a personal trainer and for Federal Express. ¢ 1988 memory: "By no means were we a favorite," Minor said. "But by then, we kind of said 'Hey, we made (the NCAA Tournament). We're in it. Let's make the most of it.'"
Marvin Mattox: ¢ In 1988: Joined the quickly deteriorating team in February to add depth. Played in eight games off the bench, averaging 0.3 points and 0.8 rebounds. More noted for his career as a linebacker on the football team.
¢ Now: Mattox, 42, is a sales manager at the Magic Johnson 24 Hour Fitness in Los Angeles. He has two sons, 10 and 9, who both are playing basketball. ¢ 1988 memory: "It was the whole effort of a team - Danny couldn't do it by himself," Mattox said. "That was the most important part to me."
Mike Masucci: ¢ In 1988: Played in 24 games, making one start. Averaged 2.1 points and 1.5 rebounds per contest. Was suspended prior to the NCAA Tournament. ¢ Now: Masucci died on Jan. 22, 2005, at the age of 36. He left behind his wife, Vanesa, and son, Robert.
Archie Marshall: ¢ In 1988: The spiritual leader of the team after a devastating knee injury ended his career on Dec. 30. Played in 12 games - including a cameo on Senior Day - averaging 8.8 points and 4.0 rebounds per contest.
¢ Now: Marshall, 42, is married with two basketball-playing sons, 10 and 8. He lives in Dallas and works for the U.S Attorney's office. ¢ 1988 memory: "It was hard to sit there and watch," Marshall said. "However, when things were going as great as they were going during that championship run, you can't help but sit back and enjoy it."
Mike Maddox: ¢ In 1988: Came off the bench in 24 games as a true freshman, averaging 2.5 points and 1.5 rebounds per game. Was not in the regular rotation come postseason, but did make an appearance in both Final Four games. ¢ Now: Maddox, 38, has become successful in the business world, recently being named northeast Kansas regional president of Intrust Bank. He is married with three children, ages 11, 8 and 7, and lives in Kansas City. ¢ 1988 memory: "We lost a couple of tough games late in the year, but we played well," Maddox said. "So we had a real good mindset going into the tournament, and we really took it one game at a time and got on a roll."
Danny Manning, left, prepares to pass against Duke in a 74-70 loss in Allen Fieldhouse. KU bounced back to beat the Blue Devils in the 1988 national semifinals, 66-59.
Danny Manning, right, and Kevin Pritchard watch the waning minutes of a KU victory from the bench.
Otis Livingston: ¢ In 1988: Played in 27 games, including eight starts. Had 2.6 points and 1.4 rebounds per game. Suspended from the team prior to the Big Eight Tournament and never returned, eventually transferring to Idaho. ¢ Now: Livingston, 40, lives in New Jersey and works as a sports anchor for WNBC television in New York. He's married with five children. ¢ 1988 memory: "At the end of the year, they started just playing basketball, not worrying about things," Livingston said. "They had elimination games left. If you lose you're done, so you tend to play a little more freely knowing it's all or nothing. That's what happened."
Keith Harris: ¢ In 1988: Played in 27 games as a reserve. Averaged 3.1 points and 2.6 rebounds per contest. Logged an average of 16 minutes per game in the NCAA Tournament. ¢ Now: Harris was unable to be located for this story. Former teammates said he had been living in Utah recently.
Danny Manning, left, Kevin Pritchard, center, and coach Larry Brown share a happy moment on the court with fans after a KU victory in Lincoln, Neb., during the 1988 NCAA Tournament's opening weekend.
From left, KU's Danny Manning, team manager Bill Pope, Chris Piper and Archie Marshall celebrate a victory from the bench.
Danny Manning, everybody's All-American, blocks a shot against Kansas State.
Kansas' Jeff Gueldner, right, is at the center of this hug scrum as time ran out on the 1988 national title game.