Station attendant Jorge Reyez pumps gas in Salem, Ore. Oil prices shot up more than $10 to a record above $139 Friday. In response to rising costs, employers are coming up with creative ways to save gas, such as allowing employees to telecommute or condensing the work week to four days. See story, page 7A.
Belmont Stakes hopeful Casino Drive walks through the Belmont Park stable area Monday. It was revealed Friday Casino Drive has a suspect left hind hoof, but racing manager Nobutaka Tada said the horse will race in today's Belmont.
Michelle Nevin teases Big Brown with the reins as he is washed after a light jog around the track Thursday. Big Brown will attempt to become the first horse to win the Triple Crown in 30 years when he runs in the Belmont Stakes today at Belmont Park.
Defending champion Rafael Nadal reacts after defeating Serbia's Novak Djokovic during their French Open semifinal Friday in Paris, Nadal advanced to the championship match, where he'll face Roger Federer on Sunday.
New York's Jason Giambi, right, reacts after he was called out on strikes by plate umpire Ed Montague, as Kansas City catcher John Buck heads to the dugout during the eighth inning of the Royals' 2-1 victory. Giambi appeared to check his swing, but Montague rung him up Friday at Yankee Stadium.
Roger Federer earned a spot in the French Open final against Rafael Nadal. Federer defeated Gael Monfils, 6-2, 5-7, 6-3, 7-5, in the semifinals Friday in Paris.
Eddie Maurin, from left, Ray Lampe, Mike Tucker and Roger Davidson stand behind a 123.7 pound porkburger Friday at the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa. Tucker claims that their creation is a new world record.
Spray paint marks the spot where officials found the head of James Byrd, a 49-year-old black man, along Huff Creek Road near Jasper, Texas, in this June 9, 1998, file photo. Byrd was tied to a truck and dragged to his death along the rural East Texas road in the early morning on June 7, 1998.
Harold Johnson, 6, celebrates his birthday by riding Thomas the Tank Engine Friday in Baldwin City. He was with his parents, Harold and Lydia Johnson, of North Kansas City, Mo. The event will run today, Sunday and the following weekend at the Midland Railway.
Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., center, and Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., right, talk Friday in Washington as Sen. John Warner, R-Va., left, speaks during a news conference to discuss the environment and climate change.
Bud Pettit, Lawrence Tennis Association instructor, left, gives Alicia Willingham, 13, her first tennis lesson of the season. Her mother, Cynthia Willingham, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Protesters shout slogans as a burning American flag is waved Friday during a rally in the Shiite enclave of Sadr City, Iraq.
Astronauts Mark Kelly, right, STS-124 commander, and Ken Ham, STS-124 pilot, work Wednesday in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module (JPM) of the International Space Station in this photo provided by NASA.
Brent Cranfield works from his home on May 29 in Marietta, Ga. He telecommutes one day a week, saving 30 or 40 miles on his car weekly. His office uses video conferencing, instant messaging and other communications technology to stay connected.
Residents of Yangon, Myanmar, make their way through fallen trees, following cyclone Nargis, in this May 4 file photo. Before the cyclone struck, Yagon was known for its scenic, tree-lined streets.
First wave beach battalion Ducks lay low under the fire of Nazi guns on the beach of Normandy, France, on D-Day during World War II in the this June 6, 1944, file photo. Friday was the 64th anniversary of the invasion.
A black jumbo watermelon produced in Japan's northern island of Hokkaido is on sale Friday for $5,945 at Tokyo's Isetan department store. Another Densuke that weighs 17 pounds has fetched a record $6,100, making it the most expensive watermelon ever sold in the country.
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Rhonda Stubbs, center, received the 2008 Sandra Shaw Spirit Award at the Bert Nash Center's annual meeting on April 29 at the Eldridge Hotel. The award was present by Janice Storey, child and family services director, and David Johnson, Bert Nash CEO. The Sandra Shaw Spirit Award is given to those who exemplify commitment, spirit of helping, support and dedication.
The KU Endowment Chancellors Club Advisory Board met May 10 for the annual spring meeting at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics. Members posed with the life-size cardboard figure of Sen. Dole, who is a member of the Chancellors Club. Pictured, from left, are, Tom Laming, Leawood; Karen Mize, Salina; Susan Leach, Fort Worth; Jill Risley, Houston; Laura Gregory, Leawood; David Mikols; Chicago, Sen. Bob Dole; Al Higdon, Wichita; Alicia Salisbury, Topeka; Pete Talbott, Lawrence and Santa Fe; and David Kohlman, Colorado Springs. The Chancellors Club is KU Endowment's major donor organization.
Dr. Paul and Winnie Getto celebrate on the dance floor at the Douglas County Senior Services "Jazz it Up" fundraiser on May 1 at Maceli's, 1031 N.H. Paul Getto received the Seaver award in appreciation of his time spent volunteering or contributing in the Lawrence community.
Andrei Elliott, left, and Luke Lesslie are Southwest Junior High seventh-graders who won the 23rd place U800 team trophy at the High School Chess Nationals in Atlanta, which took place April 18-20.
Worshipful Master Rob Gillespie, left, presented the Kansas Masonic Grand Lodge Scholarship Award of $500 to Tess Johnson on May 12. Johnson, a Free State High School junior, won honorable mention in the Grand Lodge essay contest and was treated to dinner with her family for the presentation of the award at the Masonic Lodge No. 6.
The Bert Nash Center had its annual meeting April 29 at the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass. From left are David Ambler, governing board chairman; Mike Hayden, former governor and current secretary of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks; Alice Ann Johnston, endowment trustees board chairwoman; and David Johnson, Bert Nash CEO.
Former Gov. Mike Hayden, right, receives the Pioneer Award from David Ambler, Bert Nash Center governing board chairman, at the center's annual meeting on April 29 at the Eldridge Hotel. The Pioneer Award is given to those who typify the progressive, caring spirit that led to the founding of the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center.
Allyson Leland, left, Lawrence Memorial Hospital director of volunteer services, presents Mary Lou Holcomb with the Marguerite Lockwood volunteer of the year award. Holcomb was honored for her service in the surgery waiting room. Gene Meyer, LMH president and CEO, was the keynote speaker at the event on April 29 at the Family Life Center at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church.
Margo Gordon, left, Winnie Getto and Dr. Paul Getto attended the Douglas County Senior Services "Jazz it Up" fundraiser on May 1 at Maceli's.
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