John Tingey, of Iowa City, prepares to throw a sandbag while volunteering along Normandy Drive, Sunday, June 8, 2008, in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa saw some of its worst flooding in more than a decade, Gov. Chet Culver said in a statement as he declared an emergency in nearly a third of the state's 99 counties, freeing up state resources.
The Mississippi River inundated downtown streets Monday, June 16, 2008, in LaGrange. Pictured, from left, are Paul Lutters of CenturyTel and Ken Schuetz and Bill Black of Town & Country Bank outside the sandbagged bank building at 100 N. Main. The facility has been re-located to Notre Dame Catholic Church on the west side of town.
Viola's Main Street was mainly under water on Monday, June 16, 2008. Flood waters started receding at night on June 15, but not before a new record flood stage was set at 21.17 feet.
Even early in the season, Kevin Irick checks his field crops - from asparagus to zucchini - on his property near the Kansas Turnpike. Such produce makes its way to customers through his booth at the Downtown Lawrence Farmers' Market, restaurants includinhg Free State Brewery and grocers, such as Community Mercantile Co-op.
Flooding in Lake Delton, Wisconsin
Tiger Woods is applauded while holding up the championship trophy. Woods held off Rocco Mediate, background on the right, to win the U.S. Open after a sudden-death hole following an 18-hole playoff on Monday in San Diego.
Rocco Mediate, left, jokes with Tiger Woods following Woods' U.S. Open victory on Monday in San Diego.
Boston's Kevin Garnett, right, reacts to his fifth foul as Lakers forward Pau Gasol walks by. The Lakers won, 103-98, Sunday in Los Angeles.
In this 4-picture combination, President Bush plays basketball Monday with members of the PeacePlayers International basketball group at Loughview integrated primary school as he ended his visit to Belfast, Northern Ireland. PeacePlayers International-Northern Ireland uses the game of basketball to address sectarianism and foster mutual respect and tolerance by enabling Catholic and Protestant children ages 10-14 to play the game together. Basketball, unlike traditional sports in Northern Ireland, is not affiliated with either community.
The Kaw Valley Force Girls U12 soccer team displays the plaque and medals they received at the Governor's Cup Tournament in Topeka for taking second place in the championship game. In the back row, from left, are coach Riny deBoer, Jenna Giele, Alex Ewy, Hanna Heline, Gretchen Hierl and coach Roland deBoer. In the middle row are Sacha Mayer, Amanda Schaller, Danielle Campbell, Haleigh Pippert and Bailey Sullivan. In the front row are Addison Campbell, Bret Watson and Karissa Aldrich. Haleigh is from Eudora, and all of the other team members are from Lawrence. Kari Sullivan submitted the picture.
Isaac Stevens talks at his Operation Homefront apartment in San Antonio in March. Stevens was moved to the Operation Homefront apartment after a social worker at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii, acting on her own initiative, intervened to rescue Stevens from a homeless shelter there. Stevens suffered a head injury and spinal damage after a headfirst fall over a wall on the obstacle course at Fort Benning, Ga.
Three-year-old Talya Appelbaum, left, sits for a photo with her sisters, Julia, 7, Lilly, 4, and brother, Joshua, 9, amongst memorabilia from the movie "High School Musical" at their home in Harrison, N.Y. Some parents are worried about values toddlers might be learning from the popular Disney franchise.