Tanisha Birch, 11, reacts as she scores a point on her stepfather, Damon Rogers, the East Lawrence Center leader, during a game of pingpong. The two were playing Saturday at the center. For the New Year's holiday, the city's recreation centers will be open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. today and closed on Monday. They will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday.
City crews were clearing ice and snow from corners like this one at 12th and Kentucky. When the snow and ice thaws, the work done Friday will help water drain properly.
Morning fog lifts to reveal ice-encrusted trees and fences in the Flint Hills. The idyllic scene was photographed Wednesday south of Emporia.
Morgan, 4, and Allie Knapp, 2, dress up as characters from "The Wizard of Oz" for this postcard their family sent to inform friends and family of their move to Lawrence from Kansas City, Mo. The girls are the daughters of Robert and Diane Knapp, Lawrence, who submitted the card. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044.
Kevin Shillington and his daughter Kristin, 10, Lawrence, spend some quality time together sledding at Centennial Park. The pair were out Thursday afternoon taking advantage of Kristin's winter recess from school.
"It's been a long winter for us already," said Douglas County building maintenance worker Terry Fewel as he distributes ice-melt pellets at the county's Public Works building, 1242 Mass. Fewel was busy Thursday keeping walkways clear after a light morning sleet. Today's forecast is on page 8B.
Wichita resident Gene Weaver takes a picture of frost-covered trees from a bridge spanning the Arkansas River in Sim Park in Wichita. "I love this," Weaver said about Thursday's weather. "I've been waiting on this." Trees and grass across the area were covered with hoarfrost from overnight fog in south-central Kansas.
Tai Gerhart, 20, and Georgiana Brune, 89, prove that quilting is ageless. Gerhart, a Kansas University student, and Brune, a Lawrence resident, are regular quilters in the First United Methodist Church Quilting Group. The photo was submitted by Beverly Burrows, Lawrence. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044.
Betty Beets and her husband, "Doc," both of Ottawa, twisted the afternoon away at the Douglas County Senior Center. JB's Band provided the tunes Wednesday for seniors to cut a rug.
Awele Makeba tells a story at a celebration for the first day of the African-American celebration, Kwanzaa. On Tuesday, she was at the Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California at Berkeley.
Warming temperatures slowly melt the icy overflow from a roof spout on a building at Eighth and Vermont streets. Wednesday's sunny skies went to work, if only briefly, melting the standing snow and ice left from last week.
These 14 boys celebrated Michael McCabe's birthday. From left: Henry Chapman, Byron Varburg, Derek Kappelman, Tyler Kincaid, Mark Laskowski, Ryan Marineau, Michael McCabe, Cory White, Nathaniel Mehl, Jake Pfannenstiel, Ben Wyatt, Tanner Kilmer, Taylor Gentry and Josh Montgomery. The photo was submitted by Mary McCabe, Lawrence. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044.
"Madonna and Child," a wood-carved sculpture in the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art collection, is by German sculptor Tilmann Riemenschneider, circa 1499.
Jed Coltrane, 3, and Grace Coltrane, 21 months, take a break from morning chores to pose for this picture. Jed and Grace are the children of Dan Coltrane, Buffalo, and grandchildren of Jim and Nancy Sack, Baldwin, and Daniel Coltrane, Garnett. The photo was submitted by Jim Sack, Baldwin. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044.
Five generations sat down together in late September for this photo. From left: great-great-grandmother, Lauretta Shoemaker, Copan, Okla.; great-grandmother, Barbara Currant, Lawrence, holding Cassandra Patterson; grandmother, Diane Patterson, Lawrence; and Cassandra's father, Brad Patterson, Lawrence. The photo was submitted by Barbara Currant. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044.
Dropping by Presbyterian Manor to spread some holiday cheer, Santa Claus, also know as Larry Kline, Lawrence, greets resident Mae Franklin. Kline made his rounds on Friday.
With temperatures in the single digits, an employee of Farmers Co-op Assn. works at the north grain elevator in Lawrence. Frigid weather Friday is expected to give way to temperatures in the mid-20s today. The forecast calls for temperatures in the low teens again for Christmas. For a complete weather report, see page 8B.
Damon Heidrich, 5, goes heels over head as he launches off a ramp of snow on a hill in Topeka. The hill, a popular sledding spot Thursday in the area, has become slick from high winds polishing the snow.
Julie Fugett shot this photo on Dec. 13 in front of the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art at Kansas University. We may never know why that area is closed. Think it has anything to do with the weather? Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044.
Bryatt, 6, is one of 50 children Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Douglas County would like to match with a mentor before Christmas. He likes swimming, going to parks and watching sporting events. Individuals who are interested in becoming a volunteer mentor for Bryatt should attend one of several weekly informational meetings, at 5:15 Tuesdays and noon Wednesdays at the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Douglas County office, 211 E. Eighth St. For more information, call the organization at 843-7359. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044.
Tamara "La Garbancito" McIntoch, from Kansas City, Mo., gives a performance of Spanish dances to a full house during the 49th annual Bromelsick Christmas Party. The event was Saturday afternoon at the Lied Center.
Motorists in Springfield, Mo., try to free their cars from a snowy median after sliding off the road. A cold front brought snow, wind chills near minus 50 degrees and hazardous road conditions Saturday just days after another storm dumped 14 inches of snow on the area.
For the first time in three days Michelle Peaden, Kansas University junior from Wichita, right, uncovers her car from a thin layer of ice and 7 inches of snow. Peaden and her friend, Karen Donnelly, left, KU junior from Overland Park, were digging out Thursday on the KU campus. The weather also is responsible for Lawrence public school cancellations. Lawrence students will be going to school for two additional days in April to make up the canceled classes.
Kansas University juniors Jared Buchbaum, Plano, Tex., top, and Sean LaFaver, Washington, D.C., add some international flavor to their sledding by wearing sombreros. The two were vaulting off a man-made ramp of snow Thursday near KU's Potter Lake.
Bob Hutchinson, Lawrence, took advantage of the 7-inch snowfall and decided to ski to class. Thursday, he was on the Kansas University campus near the Campanile.
A camel and a horse share a snowy pasture near Manhattan. The two were coping with the remnants of Wednesday's late-autumn snowstorm.
Scott Osborne sprays paint onto a pile of snow covering a friend's car. The covered car was meant to be a prank, but when the owner saw the car Thursday in Wichita, she provided the spray paint and allowed the group of friends to get creative.
These children live in the Wood Creek Townhouse and Condominium Assn. The puppy, named Angel, belongs to three of the girls and was born with three legs. From left: Andrew Jones, Anthony Marshall, Christina Smith, Kenneth Flanders, DeMaris Patton, Latesha Marshall, Leona Lyles, Marlissa Clark holding Angel, and Taylor Sowla, holding Bre Marshall. The photo was submitted by Joyce Aasen, Lawrence. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044.
The roads proved hazardous to even Douglas County crews as they worked to clear snow off area roads during the Dec. 13, 2000 storm. This sand truck flipped over Wednesday morning just east of the Douglas County Roads 458 and 1055 intersection south of Lawrence. No one was injured in the accident.
In seasonal attire but not feeling so jolly, Alberta Wright, assistant director of multicultural affairs at Kansas University, braves a frigid wind worthy of the North Pole. Wright was out in the cold on campus earlier this week while waiting for a bus ride.
Waxman Candles owner Bob Wertz gets a workout shoveling snow in front of his store, 609 Mass. Lawrence received up to 7 inches of snow during an overnight storm Dec. 13, 2000.
Tom Orzulak, manager of the Lawrence Public Works Department's street division, gets ready to send a second wave of trucks out to clean the city's streets Dec. 13, 2000. Crews began work Tuesday night and continued throughout the city Wednesday.
Kiersten Jensen nearly loses her balance as she steps on a sheet of ice outside of Fraser Hall on the KU campus. The KU freshman from Albuquerque, N.M., was walking on campus Tuesday.
Jeremy and Sarah Cruse, Lawrence, submitted this photo of their son, Leif Cruse, 18 months, who is a little farmer ready to go to work. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044.
Jeran Sharp, 3, gets ready to test a new set of wheels. Jeran's mother, Shana, saw the car on the side of the road and posed Jeran with it. Jeran is the son of Shana Sharp, Tonganoxie, and Teil Sharp, Lawrence. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044.
With help from Kansas University student Maggie Bauer, Raymond McDaniel, 7, chooses gifts for his family during the Lawrence Arts Center's Children's Holiday Shop. Bauer represented her Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority at Saturday's shopping event for children.
Laurie Marshall reads "Officer Buckle and Gloria" during Cordley School's Read for 2001 event. Parents and staff read to the children for 2001 seconds 33 1/3 minutes during lunch time Friday at the school, 1837 Vt.
Toni Lee Tsatoke, Lawrence, was named second runner-up in the Miss Indian USA Scholarship Program and Pageant. Tsatoke, a teacher education major at Haskell Indian Nations University, represented Kansas in the competition Nov. 12-17 in Washington. She placed third in the traditional talent presentation event and received a $1,500 scholarship that she plans on use for graduate school at Kansas University. The photo was submitted by Toni Lee Tsatoke. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044.
Fifteen-year-old Amy is one of 50 children with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Douglas County who would like to get matched up with a volunteer mentor before Christmas. Amy enjoys swimming, cooking and doing art work, among other activities. Individuals interested in becoming a volunteer mentor for Amy, or any other child in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program, should attend an informational meeting. The meetings are at 5:15 p.m. each Tuesday and noon each Wednesday at the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Douglas County office, 211 E. Eighth St., Suite G. For additional information call Big Brother/Big Sisters at 843-7359.
Miss Kansas 2000, Amy Shaw, right, laughs as she helps serve breakfast to Bryan McGonigle during the Red Stocking Breakfast at Carlos O'Kelly's Mexican Cafe in Topeka. Proceeds from the breakfast Tuesday benefit the Kansas Children's Service League.
Richie Mayer, a lieutenant with the Millington, Tenn., Fire Department, plays Santa for students at Sherwood Elementary School in Memphis, Tenn. The children were studying how Christmas is celebrated around the world.
'Tis the season to decorate as city employee Jim Wright puts up a banner at 11th and Vermont streets wishing shoppers holiday greetings.
Reuter Pipe Organ Co.'s new building goes up in Timberedge Industrial Park near Western Resources' Lawrence Energy Center. The new 77,000-square-foot structure is being built by A. G. Tollefson of Lecompton and will house Reuter's operation.
These Douglas County 4-H members placed first as a team in the intermediate division at the 2000 Kansas State 4-H Horse Judging Contest in Wichita. Team members, front row from left: Braxton Nottingham, Lawrence, Palmyra 4-H; Morgan Grissum, Baldwin; Jena Dick, Baldwin; and Paige Wagner, Lawrence. Morgan, Jena and Paige are all members of the Pioneers 4-H Club. Braxton is the son of David and Jeanne Nottingham. Morgan is the daughter of Gary and Cathy Grissum. Jean Dick is the daughter of Gary and Beck Dick. Paige is the daughter of David and Pam Wagner. Morgan also placed second in the individual contest in the intermediate division. In the back row are the official contest judges from Kansas State University. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044.
Taylor Rottler, 6, of Overland Park kept Jack Frost at bay while watching the Old Fashioned Christmas Parade in downtown Lawrence. Chilly temperatures and a brisk breeze added a seasonal touch to Saturday's parade.
Sisters Kiara, left, and Megan Williams, along with their mother, Peggy Williams, all of Lawrence, look over gifts at the 14th annual Arts & Crafts Bazaar at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. The Williamses were doing some holiday shopping on Saturday.
To fill in gaps and smooth out 6,500 pounds of ice, Ed Warren, assistant technical director at the Lied Center, sprays water on a temporary ice rink in preparation for today's performances of "Cinderella" by the St. Petersburg State Ice Ballet. Show times are at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. today. The 40-foot-by-30-foot rink is kept cool with refrigerated coils.
Blake Russell, 22 months, and Myles Phillips, 18 months, enjoy lollipops during a horse-drawn ride to pick out their pumpkins at the grandfather's Free State Farm Pumpkin Patch. Their moms went, too. Blake is the son of Benjamin and Lei Anh Russell, Lakewood, Colo., and the grandson of Glennon and Sheila Russell, Pensacola, Fla. Myles is the son of Andrew Phillips and Jennifer Chareton, Lawrence, and the grandson of Ray and Cindy Grafton, Lenexa. Both boys are the grandsons of Rob and Beverly Phillips, Lawrence, and Harold and Mary Lake, Lawrence and Arkansas City, who submitted the photo. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044.