Debbie Yarnell of Lawrence's Homespun Hill Farm raises grass-fed lamb and beef as well as pasture-raised chicken and turkey. She says her neighbors, friends and family help her out with some of her farm's more difficult physical chores.
Free State senior Catherine Smith, left, and Lawrence High senior Brittaney Krug will be counted on to lead the city's high school softball teams this spring.
Southern Illinois' Randal Falker drives around Oklahoma State's Marcus Dove. SIU eliminated OSU from the NIT on Tuesday in Carbondale, Ill.
Mount St. Mary's guard Chris Vann (2) celebrates after the Mountaineers defeated Coppin State, 69-60, in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Tuesday in Dayton, Ohio.
The Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, is the site of this year's Final Four. In the Big 12, Kansas and Texas have the best chances of playing in the event, which starts April 5.
The Black swan Petra welcomes her "partner," a swan-shaped boat, at a small lake at the zoo in Muenster, Germany, in this March 9, 2007, file photo. Petra became so attached to the boat in 2006 that she refused to leave its side, and its owner allowed the boat to be moved to the zoo. However, Petra met a live swan this winter, and she and her new mate - a white swan - are building a nest together. The boat is to be returned to its owner on Thursday.
The Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. speaks to his congregation at the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago in this Oct. 22, 2006, file photo. Recent comments by Wright, pastor to Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., have caused controversy and a direct confrontation of racial issues.
Vicki Van Meter is shown at age 11as she leaves on the first leg of a cross-country flight in this Sept. 20, 1993, file photo. Accompanying her is flight instructor Bob Baumgartner.
Science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke poses near his personal satellite antenna at his home in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in this Jan. 28, 1977, file photo. Clarke, whose explorations ranged from undersea to outer space, died early today. He was 90.
This undated photo released by Obama for America shows Barack Obama with his grandparents, Stanley and Madelyn Dunham, in New York City when Obama was a student at Columbia University. Obama confronted the nation's racial divide head-on Tuesday, addressing both black grievances and white resentment.
The Shull children, from left, Grace, 13, Lydia, 10, Nat, 8, Essie, 6, Ben, 4, and Sam, 3, show their Jayhawk spirit. They are the children of Kansas University graduates Kevin and Sara Dague Shull, Cambridge, Minn., and the grandchildren of Dave and Diana Ice, Lawrence. Diana Ice submitted the picture.