Kansas University gradate and football player Brandon McAnderson, of Lawrence, gathers for commencement on Sunday, May 18, 2008 at Memorial Stadium.
Kansas University graduate Andrew Garcia takes in the commencement hoopla from a stoop overlooking the Campanile before the ceremony on Sunday, May 18, 2008 at Memorial Stadium.
Winning jockey Kent Desormeaux, left, waves to the crowd aboard Big Brown as they come back with outrider Clark Cassidy. Big Brown dominated the Preakness on Saturday in Baltimore and is one race shy of the coveted Triple Crown.
Kansas City right fielder David DeJesus (9) and center fielder Joey Gathright collide as they attempt to catch a hit by Florida's Mike Jacobs. Jacobs collected a triple on the play, and the Marlins defeated the Royals, 7-3, on Saturday night in Miami.
Jockey Kent Desormeaux holds the trophy with Richard Schiavo, left, and Michael Iavarone of IEAH Stable following Big Brown's victory in the Preakness Stakes.
Horses make their first pass around the track during the 113rd running of the Preakness Stakes. Big Brown, center, won the race Saturday in Baltimore.
Boston's Paul Pierce (34) runs into Cleveland's LeBron James during the third quarter of Game 6 on Friday in Cleveland. The Celtics and the Cavs will play a deciding Game 7 today at the Boston Garden to see who advances to the Eastern Conference Finals.
Kasey Kahne celebrates in victory lane. Kahne collected a $1 million prize after winning the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Lowe's Motor Speedway on Saturday in Concord, N.C.
Bobby Rahal, right, congratulates his son, race driver Graham Rahal. Graham was one of 22 drivers who qualified for the Indy 500 on Saturday in Indianapolis.
Charles Howell III watches his shot from the tee on No. 16. Howell shot a third-round 67 at the AT&T Classic on Saturday in Duluth, Ga.
Kenny Perry tees off on the first hole of the third round.
Lorena Ochoa reacts after hitting her shot from the 16th fairway. Ochoa will carry a two-stroke lead into today's final round of the Sybase Classic in Clifton, N.J.
Andy Bean celebrates a birdie putt on the 18th hole of the second round of the Regions Charity Classic. Bean finished 11-under par Saturday in Hoover, Ala.
Seven-year old Timothy Bressler of Peoria, Ill., shows his excitement after landing this bullhead during the 37th annual Clyde West Fishing Derby Saturday at the Glen Oak Park Lagoon in Peoria, Ill.
Nathan Williams, left, and his brother, Kevin Williams, work at McMurdo Station, a permanent research station in Antarctica.
Samantha McGlone competes during the Vineman Ironman 70.3, an event she won, in July 2007 in Sonoma County in California. McGlone, a 2004 Olympian, will highlight the women's professional field at the Ironman 70.3 Kansas on June 15 in Douglas County.
President George W. Bush, left, talks to the media while Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas listens following their meeting Saturday in Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt.
People run during an emergency evacuation Saturday in Beichuan County in China in this photo released by China's Xinhua news agency. Thousands of Chinese earthquake victims fled areas near the epicenter Saturday, fearful of floods from rivers blocked by landslides rattled loose in Monday's powerful temblor.
A young survivor of Cyclone Nargis watches as her companion receives free clothing donated by local donors at a monastery Saturday in the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar.
Frank Sinatra gave control of his estate's business to children Tina, left, Nancy and Frank Jr., who says he feels left out of the picture. Warner Music Group has signed a pact with Sinatra's heirs to explore his potential as an advertising pitchman and the name on the marquee of a feature film, Broadway show and a casino and resort. Frank Jr., however, said he was not party to that decision as much as he would have liked.
Paul Johnson, left, Christina Pyle, Brendan Jackson, Jacqueline and Andrew Pyle, Paige Schultz and Dustin Deathe visit the Vatican during a recent trip to Italy and Greece. Andrea Pyle, Eudora, submitted the picture.
"Le Discret," by Joseph Ducreux. "'Le Discret' is haunting. It depicts an unknown man who appears horrified, pressing his finger to his lips as if to say, 'Be quiet, our lives depend upon it.'" - Michelle Stockwell
"Landscape with Four Trees," by Birger Sandzen. "Mr. Sandzen created tension in the painting by forming a peaceful and serene landscape with a restless texture." - Bailey Frei.
"In the Seimmental, Switzerland," by Thomas Cole. "Since he was trained as an engraver of wood blocks and so did not have any formal education in art, many of his artistic ideas resulted from poetry and literature." - Alan Shi
Shown above is "Howl," by Luis Jimenez. Student Ali Yilmaz: "One night while he was driving home, Luis (Jimenez) came across a howling coyote, whose back had been broken. To put the coyote out of its misery, he wringed its neck."
"Apocalypse: Earthquakes, Archaeology, and the Wrath of God," by Amos Nur
A San Francisco district post-WWII sets the tone for Andrew Sean Greer's new book, "The Story of a Marriage."
"The Story of Marriage," by Andrew Sean Greer
A bid of $412 bought this vintage book press from a Conestoga auction in Manheim, Pa. It has a star-shaped decoration made of bone and wood inlay.
Phog and Sassy, both golden retrievers, enjoy napping together. They belong to Doug Vance, of Lawrence.
Abigail anxiously attempts to get down from the tree she climbed, and her sibling, Daisy heads up halfway to help. This was their first and last time up the tree. They belong to Alison Enick, of Lawrence.
We're retired! Jinxie, a 19-year-old Bengal, and Daisy Duke, a farm cat from Beaver, Okla., live with Dee Anne Waters, of Lawrence.