Casper, a Dalmatian from New York, is seen on his last day of his four-month stay at the Animal Quarantine Station in Halawa Valley. Hawaii's new quarantine regulations, which take effect today, radically alter strict rules that have confined all pets for at least a month when they arrive in the only rabies-free state in the nation.
Adam Van Oort, 5, Lawrence, reels back for the throw while fielding baseballs with his father, Doug Van Oort, and his brother Jake, 7, both not pictured, at Deerfield Park. The trio visited the park Sunday afternoon.
Mary Beth Harmon, Lawrence, left, and Linda Wright, Baldwin, study the pond construction in Dan and Carol Abrahamson's back yard on Lawrence Avenue during the Sunflower Water Garden Society's Water Garden Tour 2003. The women toured the garden on Sunday.
Carl and Joyce Burkhead's seven grandchildren pose at Potter Lake during their grandfather's retirement celebration. Burkhead worked for Kansas University for 34 years and retired as a professor in the school of engineering. The celebration was June 21. Front row, from left, Deon Wilson, 18; Catie Burkhead, 10; Michael Wilson, 16; Leah Wilson, 13; Clay Burkhead, 12; and Carrie Burkhead, 14. Chloe Burkhead, 8, stands in back. The Burkhead children's parents are Jeff and Jeannie Burkhead, Emporia. The Wilsons are the children of Carla and Tim Wilson, Lingle, Wyo. Carl and Joyce Burkhead, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Ashley Cadenhead, 8, Lawrence, keeps a tight grip on the fingerholds as she nears the top of a rock-climbing wall during the annual Territorial Days in Lecompton. The festival, which included a carnival and vendors, concludes today in Lecompton.
Caden Lynch, 8, works on the underside of a model wagon at Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass. Museum educators used arts and crafts activities to teach Lynch and other children about Kansas' pioneer days on Saturday at the museum.
Steam rises from pavement cooled by a light rain as a pedestrian crosses Eighth Street. Storms passed through Lawrence Saturday morning, and showers are expected again today.
McKennna Elling, 8, enjoys the cool spray of water from a hydrant as Independence, Kan., city employee Jason Henry checked the water pressure Friday afternoon.
Several local members of Kansas State Chapter P.E.O. gather for a photo opportunity while attending a conference in Wichita. The conference was June 6-8. Back row: Julie Coots, Tracy Boswell, Polly Miranda, Nancy Rumsey, Janet Mody, Carolyn Phillips, Suzanne Dillon, Betty Getty, Anne Jarboe and Nancy Vogel. Front row: Betsy Joy, Bonnie Lathrop, Jennifer Brown, Alice Blair, Becky Lewis, Diane Bracciano and Kay Cerny. The photo was taken and submitted by Lew Phillips.
Indigo Bahn, 5, cuddles up to a young goat named Salsa. Sue Cranston, Baldwin, who runs a goat dairy in Kansas, brought the goat to the Kids Day celebration Tuesday at the Farmers Market. The market was alive with animals and music for Kids Day, which organizers hope to make a monthly feature.
Members of Stroke Support Group of Lawrence Memorial Hospital threw a surprise baby shower for their group facilitator, Lynn Murphy, seated. The photo was submitted by Lynn Murphy, Lawrence.
Kennedy Glass employees Dave Schuler, on ladder, and Rick Hunter measure for a glass top on a copper fixture at the new parking garage for the St. Lawrence Catholic Center at the corner of Cresent and Engel roads. Schuler and Hunter worked on the project Monday morning.
Students at Oskaloosa High School pose for a picture before their junior/senior prom. The group traveled to Lawrence on a chauffeured minibus for dinner before attending the prom. From left are Austin Chapman, Jessica Copeland, Kari Bellinger, Travis Stalkfleet, Tara Ala, Beau Bruns, Kylee Stalkfleet, Luke Smatia, Erin Newell, Ryan King, Charlie Cox, Crystal Boucher, Kari DeBella, Courtney Abbott, Erika Houk and Jared Decker. All are from Oskaloosa. The photo was submitted by Freda Stalkfleet.
Biva Haloi, 29, holds her 3-month-old baby as she crosses a field, flooded by Pagala diya River, in a country boat in Bijuli Ghat, 28 miles west of Gauhati, India. Rivers swollen by monsoon rains have overflowed their banks, pouring water into the homes of about 400,000 people and severing transportation links in northeastern India.
Kent King, Perry, adds pieces of breaded snapping turtle to the deep fryer during a fish fry benefit for the Arlyn West Memorial Special Needs Fund of ARC of Douglas County at Stu's Midtown Tavern, 925 Iowa. King estimated Sunday that he and his friends would fry 150 to 200 pounds of fish, including bass, crappie, and channel and flathead catfish.
Judge Bill Mendenhall, of Brandon, Manitoba, examines a Siamese cat during the K.C. Midwest Cat Fanciers Assn. Cat Show. The show was Saturday and Sunday at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper St.
Members of Ottawa Sabotage pose after winning first place in the USSSA Lightning Bug Bash Tournament in Johnson County. The team won first in the 12 and under division, and finished with a 5-0 record in championship play. The victory qualifies them for the USSSA World Series Tournament in Indianapolis. Back row: Coach Ned Moore, Alyssa Miller, Kristen Hendrickson, Morgan Watts, Nici Manning, Brooke Hutchison, Kara McFarland, Kelsey Moore and Coach Jon Moore. Front Row: Taylor Moore, Paige McFarland, Shelby Titus and Katelyn Brockus. The photo was submitted by the Moore family.
Lauren Fedrick, 6, passes the time on the horse show floor searching for one last piece of candy. Lauren attended the horse show Saturday at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds with her mother, who was preparing for the summer season. The Fedricks are from Lancaster.
Marcy Walters wears a hat of cream and crust during a pie-throwing competition at the Hallmark Health, Safety and Fun Fair. Proceeds from Saturday's pie throw and dunk tank at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds will be given to the United Way of Douglas County.
Jason Baird of Gypsum, left, shows off his catch while holding son Hunter during a weigh-in last week at the BASS Federation central division tournament at Cedar Bluff Reservoir near Ellis. At right is Jon Stewart, president of the Kansas Bass Anglers Assn.
Gus McCarthy, a 6-month-old German shepherd-lab mix, was adopted in September at a Kansas City shelter by Mark, Debbie, Emily and Eric McCarthy.
Ferrell Construction worker Lonnie White, of Topeka, smooths concrete outside the new engineering building at Kansas University. White worked Tuesday at the yet-unnamed building.
A National Division of Forestry fire official, at right, races up Voltaire Canyon to scout a wildfire near Carson City, Nev. The 300-acre wildfire on Tuesday closed the highway to Lake Tahoe before firefighters began bringing it under control. There were no immediate reports of injuries or property damage. Also Tuesday, a prescribed burn in Arizona raged out of control, forcing the evacuation of 15 homes near Cherry.
Bayley Goscha, 6, left, and Courtney Caldwell, 5, smile for the camera after their dance recital last month at the Lied Center. The girls take dance and tumbling classes at Dance Gallery. They will be first-graders at St. John's School. Bayley is the daughter of Rick and Shelly Goscha and Courtney is the daughter of Joe and Michele Caldwell. All are of Lawrence. Michele Caldwell submitted the photo.
Friends of KU graduates pose for a picture before leaving for a graduation party hosted by Joe McGuire, center. None of those pictured graduated, but they came out to support their friends. From left to right: Katie Ashmore, Anna Palos, McGuire, Georgia Palos and Merril Evans, all of Lawrence. Anna Palos submitted the picture.
Sisters Sarah, left, and Jessica Munds, of Neodesha, fish Saturday at Montgomery County State Lake in Independence, Kan.
Alicia Sailors Willingham, 8, has her first riding lesson on horse named Tres with Svetlana Hruda, an instructor with White Oak Ranch Ltd. Cynthia Willingham submitted the photo.
Ellen Almanza, 5, Lawrence, left, and Caitlin Dodd, 5, Lawrence, place finishing touches on birdhouses at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. Saturday was the first day for the "Children's Workshop Saturday Series," an art program for preschool and kindergarten children.
Friends David Balmilero, left, and Sam Fanshier, hang out in Sam's back yard to celebrate the beginning of summer. David and Sam met at Johnnie Appleseed preschool, and soon will be in kindergarten, Sam at Deerfield and David at Schwegler. David is the son of Lewis and Marie Balmilero, Lawrence, and Sam is the son of Brad and Danelle Fanshier, Lawrence. Sam's mother submitted the photograph.
Mitzi, a 14-year-old schnauzer mix, tells Santa what a good girl she's been. Mitzi belongs to Evelyn Stous of Lawrence.
Leroy Goppert, 12, shields his face before hitting the water Thursday at the Salina Municipal Swimming Pool.
Will Laufer, 5, and his father, Pete, take a tandem bicycle for a test ride along New York Street. In a storage unit since the late '70s, the bicycle was given to the Laufers by a friend. Despite the need for some slight adjustments, Pete said on Wednesday in front of their East Lawrence home that the bike was in impressive condition.
Graduating freshmen from Southwest Junior High pose before their freshman formal. Back row from left are: Sean Muder, Michael Sickinger, Travis Blankenship, Nick Ayre, Brett Lisher, Tom Willoughby and Nathan Hickey. Front row from left are: Marti McDonald, Kirsten Stack, Mindy Mihalchik, Sarah Heider, Sydney Wilson, Meredith Bush and Kendal Forio. The photo, taken May 23, was submitted by Janet Mihalchik. 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, or e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org.