"A Well Gnome Fugitive" is directed by Grant Babbitt. This twisted comedy is about — of all things — the recent escape of dangerous serial killer and actual garden-gnome statue Ned the Gnome.
"30 Seconds to Midnight" is directed by Jeremy Osbern. The short follows a woman searching for her lover on New Year’s Eve as the clock is ticking down to midnight and was shot in a week in Lawrence.
Sharon Wright, Denise Carroll and Jason Curtis Miller all star in "Time's Up, Eve," a short film directed by Patrick Rea and co-written by Jon Niccum and Rea. The short will be on display as part of the Lawrence Arts Center's short film festival on Saturday, beginning at 7 p.m.
Kansas catcher James Stanfield congratulates reliever Frank Duncan after the final out of the ninth inning against Wichita State on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at Hoglund Ballpark. The Jayhawks defeated the Shockers 7-4.
Kansas shortstop Brandon Macias throws over his shoulder to first base during the eighth inning against Wichita State on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at Hoglund Ballpark. The Jayhawks defeated the Shockers 7-4.
Kansas runner Jake Marasco looks to round third after an RBI single by teammate Brandon Macias during the sixth inning against Wichita State on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at Hoglund Ballpark. The Jayhawks defeated the Shockers 7-4.
WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz waves to the Hoglund Ballpark crowd after being introduced during KU's game against Wichita State on Tuesday, May 3, 2011.
Dmitri Quercinola, 21 months, had his toes and hands in helping his mother Carrie Wallace plant some native prairie plants at the new educational medicinal garden Tuesday outside the KU School of Pharmacy. The new garden was designed by faculty and staff of the KU Native Medicinal Plant Research Program, a collaboration between medicinal chemistry and botany.
Kansas second baseman Kevin Kuntz motions to first after forcing out Wichita State runner Micah Green at second during the fifth inning on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at Hoglund Ballpark. The Jayhawks defeated the Shockers 7-4.
Kansas second baseman Kevin Kuntz makes his way off the field after tagging out Wichita State runner Don Lambert at second during the second inning Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at Hoglund Ballpark. The Jayhawks defeated the Shockers 7-4.
Lawrence High pitcher Garrett Cleavinger delivers to an Olathe Northwest batter during the second inning Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at LHS.
Lawrence High runner Troy Willoughby heads to first after a single during the first inning against Olathe Northwest Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at LHS.
Lawrence High pitchers Garrett Cleavinger delivers to the plate during the first inning against Olathe Northwest on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at LHS.
Gina Halsey, Lawrence, left, is with Hazel Halsey Pugh, Michigan City, Ind. Pugh, born April 14, 1911, celebrated her 100th birthday April 9 at a party given by her family at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Michigan City. She was raised in Independence and earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Kansas University 1932. Her family has plans for a garden in her honor, on the shores of Lake Michigan in Long Beach, Ind. Halsey, Pugh’s first cousin twice removed, submitted the photo.
Passage to India: Lawrence High School student Megan Flory will spend the 2011-2012 academic year in India studying the Hindi language. Flory is the recipient of a scholarship sponsored by the U.S. government, through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. Flory currently studies Spanish and Latin. Arla Jones submitted the photo.
Family tradition: Spc. Alan Sneegas, United States Army, left, graduated from Army basic training April 28 at the National Infantry Museum at Fort Benning, Ga. He is a 2005 graduate of Free State High School and a 2009 graduate of Kansas University. Also attending the ceremony wer his mother, Barbara Sneegas, father Lt. Col. Stanley Sneegas, U.S. Air Force, retired, and brother Capt. Andrew Sneegas, U.S. Army Reserve. Stanley submitted the photo.
Wingfield grandkids all home for Easter
The grandchildren of Dick and Waynie Wingfield, Lecompton, were home for Easter, April 24. From left are Lily Wingfield, 4, Gleason, Wis.; Kayla Washee, 13, Lecompton; Jacob Wingfield, 12, Gleason; Wyatt Eastman, 7, Lecompton; and Carter Wingfield, 10, Lecompton. Norraine Wingfield submitted the photo.
Top Prospects: The 2011 Missouri Valley AAU District Championship was held April 10 in Independence, Mo. Members of the Lady Prospects Basketball Club captured the 11th-grade girls championship and have now qualified for AAU Nationals, which will be July 10-15 in Orlando, Fla. The basketball club is a nonprofit girls basketball program based in Lawrence. Vincent and Christie Garcia submitted the photo.
Beating the heat: Jackson Simon, 7, Lawrence, cools down with a popsicle April 9 during McCollum Hall’s Battle of the Bands. Jackson won a prize for best dancer and shook his money-maker all afternoon, to the delight of the attendees. He is the son of Dan and Heidi Simon, Lawrence. Dan submitted the photo
Full Bright Sign & Lighting employees load the famous Joe's Bakery sign onto a truck March 9, 2011. The employees cleaned the sign and refurbished the neon before it joined the KU History Collection.
Full Bright Sign & Lighting employees remove the famous Joe's Bakery sign from the business' former home, 616 West Ninth St., March 9, 2011. KU Memorial Unions announced the sign will become part of the KU History Collection.
The neon sign from Lawrence landmark Joe's Bakery is the newest addition to the KU Memorial Unions KU History Collection. Crews from Full Bright Sign & Lighting removed the famous sign from the building March 9, 2011.
Chess champs: The chess team at Sunflower School won first place in the K-6 division at the state tournament March 12 in Wichita. Back row, from left, are John Ely, Ilya Schaeffer, Apramay Mishra, Brian Myers, Paul Loupe and Andrew Anderson; front row, Jeffrey Wilson and Anna Jian. Coaches, not pictured, are Karen Ely and Davis Loupe. The team was recognized by the school board at April 25 meeting. Karen Ely submitted the photo.
Roger Ewing submitted this photo of the flag he flies outside his home Tuesday, May 3, 2011. Ewing said he has been flying the flag in front of his house for "a long time."
Roger Ewing contributed this photo of the American flag flying outside his home Tuesday, May 3, 2011.
Ninth-graders in Matt Frost's Civics class had plenty of comments and questions regarding the death of Osama bin Laden, as they discussed the issues and implications Monday, May 2, 2011, at West Junior High School. Leading the discussion was Frost's student teacher, Andrew Bissonnette, standing, who had been in eighth grade when the 9-11 terror attacks occurred. "I didn't even know what the World Trade Center was," Bissonnette said. Talking about bin Laden's death — the result of a raid by U.S. Navy SEALS — gave students and teachers a chance to consider an issue that affects everyone's lives, he said.
Crowds gather to watch a live broadcast from the corner of Church and Vesey streets near Ground Zero on Monday, May 2, 2011. Dozens of media outlets reported from the site of the Sept. 11, 2011, terrorist attacks the morning after Osama bin Laden's death was announced.
A small memorial of flowers and American flags had been stuck to the chain-link fence surrounding the former site of the World Trade Center twin towers in New York City on Monday, May 2, 2011. Police officers helped direct traffic and keep visitors to the site moving through nearby streets the morning after it was announced that Osama bin Laden's had been killed.
Masts from news crew live trucks stand ready to broadcast on Vesey Street near Ground Zero in New York City on Monday, May 2, 2011, the day after President Obama announced that Osama bin Laden had been killed. Dozens of media outlets lined the streets giving live reports from the site of the Sept. 11, 2011, terrorist attacks.
Crowds line up along barriers on Church Street to watch news crews broadcast live from Ground Zero on Monday, May 2, 2011. The streets near the former site of the World Trade Center towers were packed with journalists, satellite trucks and visitors snapping pictures.
Media satellite trucks line up for blocks on Church Street near Ground Zero Monday, May 2, 2011, the day after Osama bin Laden's death in Pakistan was announced.
Mitch McGary made an unofficial visit to KU for the 2011 Jayhawk Invite.
Lunchtime serenade: Lawrence Children’s Choir gave a special performance April 17 at KFC, 701 Wakarusa Drive. The choir was given a $1,000 grant from KFC. Earlier this year, the chain issued a letter to choral organizations across the country, asking them to describe how they could make beautiful music in a KFC near them. More than 140 choirs submitted nominations and 11 choirs have been awarded $1,000 and the opportunity to sing at a local KFC. From left, are director Janeal Krehbiel, Jacob DiVilbiss (hidden), David Stubbs, Abbey Ladner, De’Ja McGee, Celine Nguyen, Drew Cheek, Abby Ilardi, Katie Rorick, Karen McCain, Naomi Grant and Anna Miller.