In this file photo from 2001, former Kansas University All-American Paul Pierce greets youths at his basketball camp. Pierce, now captain of the Boston Celtics, drew 200-plus campers to that camp at Allen Fieldhouse, and continues his advocacy for youth fitness today.
Leavenworth senior Emily Beckerjeck (12), left, goes up for a header against Lawrence High sophomore Abby Wilson on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at LHS.
Lawrence High sophomore Ella Magerl (4) holds off Leavenworth senior Sarah Barton (10) as the two battle for the ball Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at LHS.
Lawrence High senior captain Sarah Stuever hugs her grandmother, Jane Stuever, after the Lions' soccer match against Leavenworth on senior night Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at LHS.
Lawrence High senior goalie Megan Fleming stretches for a save attempt against Leavenworth on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at LHS.
Lawrence High junior Natalie Wilkins (10) steps in front of Leavenworth sophomore Alex Hill for control of the ball against Leavenworth on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at LHS.
Lawrence High sophomore Kirsten McKay strikes a header for a goal against Leavenworth on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at LHS.
Jackson began singing rockabilly at the urging of her father and Elvis Presley. In the late '50s and early '60s she enjoyed success with hits like "Fujiyama Mama" and "Lets Have A Party." Her career underwent a resurgence first in Europe in the '80s and then in the U.S. in the '90s as part of the rockabilly revival.
Rockabilly legend Wanda Jackson released "The Party Ain't Over" on Jack White's Third Man Records earlier this year and has been touring in support of the album ever since. White also produced and performed on the album.
Key leaders on Tuesday await the start of a House-Senate budget conference committee in the Capitol. From left to right are House Appropriations Chairman Marc Rhoades, R-Newton, House Speaker Mike O'Neal, R-Hutchinson, state Sen. Vicki Schmidt, R-Topeka, Senate President Steve Morris, R-Hugoton, and Gov. Sam Brownback's chief of staff David Kensinger.
Kansas House Speaker Mike O'Neal, center, a Hutchinson Republican, confers with Rep. Clay Aurand, left, a Courtland Republican, and Majority Leader Arlen Siegfreid, right, an Olathe Republican, while presiding over a debate on pensions legislation Tuesday, May 10, 2011. The bill attacking the long-term funding problems of Kansas' public pension system won final approval Tuesday from the Legislature.
Kansas House Pensions Committee Chairman Mitch Holmes, far right, listens during a pensions legislation debate at the Statehouse Tuesday, May 10, 2011. Behind him is Rep. Leslie Osterman, a Wichita Republican. A bill attacking the long-term funding problems of Kansas' public pension system won final approval Tuesday from the Legislature.
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Kansas House members discuss budget issues during negotiations with senators, Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at the Statehouse in Topeka. They are, foreground to background, Bill Feuerborn, a Garnett Democrat; Marc Rhoades, a Newton Repubilcan, and Richard Carlson, a St. Marys Republican.
Members of the Wichita State University men's basketball team gather in the Kansas House chamber to be honored Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at the Statehouse in Topeka. The Shockers won the 2011 NIT championship.
Madison Boulton, a junior at Free State High School, will attend Mini College at Kansas University this summer.
Dylan Aul, a junior at Free State High School, will attend Mini College at Kansas University this summer.
Bruce Barlow, owner of BKB Leather, alters a pair of leather boots at his shop Tuesday, May 10, 2011. Barlow has thought about expanding his business or moving it downtown, decided against it because he appreciates the intimacy of his store as it is.
Lawrence resident Jason Anderson heads back to his golf cart after finishing the first hole at Eagle Bend Golf Course Tuesday, May 10, 2011. Cart fees at Eagle Bend are one of the top ten revenue-generating fees imposed by the city, according to a report released by city auditor Michael Eglinski.
By 2050, 80 percent of the world's energy could be generated by renewable energy sources. Among the new sources of energy are wind turbines, like those at the Meridian Way Wind Farm in Cloud County.
BlueJacket Crossing's 2009 vintage of the Off-Dry Vignoles was a gold medal winner at the Finger Lake's International Wine Competition.
Pep Solberg-Selvan, owner of BlueJacket Crossing Vineyard in Eudora, recently took a gold medal in the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition for the winery's Off-Dry Vignoles.
Mike Yoder/Journal-World Photo.Les Conder rural Douglas County, intends to donate the produce from his 10,000 square foot garden to a local food bank. Tuesday, May 10, Conder checks over a row of broccoli, Brussel sprouts and cabbage.
Free State's Rylee Fuerst goes up for a header against Shawnee Missions East's Alex Hilliard on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at FSHS.
Free State's Rachael Hodison fights for the ball with Shawnee Mission East's Amanda Chao on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at FSHS.
Free State's Kylee Loneker fights for the ball with Shawnee Mission East's Kelly Pidcoe on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at FSHS.
Free State's Rylee Fuerst gets caught up behind Shawnee Mission East's Kelly Pidcoe in the first half Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at FSHS.
Free State's Rylee Fuerst (18) controls the ball against Shawnee Mission East defenders Addison Steiner (15), Lizzy Colburn and Kelly Price (34) Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at FSHS.
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As temperatures soared into the 90's on Monday, May 9, 2011, Kansas University junior Madeline Giesler, 20, from Overland Park listened to some music while soaking up the sun.
Derek Kappelman, a Parks and Recreation Department employee, works on the Outdoor Aquatic Center's grating system at the still-empty pool Monday, May 9, 2011. Kappelman and others are preparing the pool for a May 28 season opening at 1 p.m. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and $2 for children.