Emma Dutton, 14, left, and Anna Creaden, 13, pause for a picture after watching the queen's annual birthday parade near Buckingham Palace. The pair visited England this summer with their grandmother, Elaine Creaden. Emma is the daughter of Brad Dutton, Overland Park, and Vicki (Creaden) Fulbright, Kansas City, Kan. Anna is the daughter of Ed and Cindy (Patterson) Creaden, Lenexa. She is also the granddaughter of Vicki and Jim Howell and Galen and Jeannie Patterson and great-granddaughter of Eugenia Emick, all of Lawrence. Elaine and David Creaden, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Holly Stegall, Lawrence, applies hot glue to a candy man in her Eye Candy Jewelry booth during the Lawrence Arts Center's Bizarre Bazaar. "They're pretty popular; two ladies came in and bought all of them this morning, so I'm making more," Stegall said. Saturday's event included performances by musicians and booths by artists.
Dave Johnson, director of the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, and Tensie Oldfather celebrate Oldfather's donation to the Lawrence Own Your Own Art Exhibit and Sale, a fund-raising art show for the Bert Nash center. The donation was made in the memory of Lawrence artist Dennis K. Helm. Judi Geer Kellas, member of the Lawrence Committee for the Advancement of the Visual Arts, submitted the picture.
Students at Pinckney School enjoyed a grand lunch Tuesday as the school prepared a Thanksgiving meal for Grandparents' Day. Kindergartner Bethany Pritchard, 5, had lunch with her grandmother Shari Powers, left, and great-grandmother Eugenia Emick.
Lawrence High School's Taylor Parker scoots down the basketball court in a senior winter sports competition. Seniors competing on winter sports teams were required to dress up and scoot from one side of the court to the other at the annual "Pack the House" event Tuesday. Parker represented the boy's basketball team.
An unidentified resident touches one of the 36 short-finned pilot whales that beached themselves on the coast of the Grand Cailles Bay in St. Martin. The whales, which were up to 15 feet long, beached themselves Monday night and died within hours despite the efforts of people who tried to push some back out to sea. St. Martin is a French Caribbean territory.
Jacob Rahmeier (12) goes for a layup with pressure from Kristian Pope during Lawrence High's "Pack the House." The kickoff for the winter sports seasons was Tuesday at LHS.
Red team members Kit Swain, left, and Joe Crane, right, defend Travis Hart during Lawrence High's Pack the House scrimmage. The event was Tuesday at LHS.
Rich Forney, Salvation Army administrator, packs a Thanksgiving care package in the Salvation Army cafeteria, 946 N.H. The Salvation Army began handing out the baskets, which include items to make a Thanksgiving dinner, on Monday and will continue today and Wednesday. Volunteers are still needed to help prepare and distribute the baskets to about 200 area families. To help, call 843-4188.
Melvena Sanders, a sixth-grader at James Lick Middle School in San Francisco, visits an art exhibit by Bay Area artist Adrian Arias at the Mission Cultural Center in San Francisco. The piece, titled "Accumulated Silence," pays homage to the hundreds of women who have disappeared or died in the border town of Ciudad Juarez in Mexico. Media attention has increased U.S. awareness of the unsolved crimes.
Spencer Wilson, 16, visits with former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole in Washington, D.C. Wilson was one of 12 Douglas County 4-H delegates to travel to the nation's capital this summer. He is the son of Bill and Cheryl Wilson, Vinland. Dole submitted the picture.
Callee Harris, 1, rides in a wagon with Emily, a 3-year-old pug, as participants in the Downtown Christmas Parade in Hutchinson. The parade was Saturday.
Cheryl Mosley, of Griffith, Ind., far left, Diane Gray, center, and Latoya Gray, right, welcome the 685th Army reserve unit home as members pull into the Army Reserve office in Hobart, Ind. The unit returned Saturday after serving 11 months in Iraq.
A cyclist pushes his bike through a snow drift in New Ulm, Minn. A good portion of Minnesota was expected to receive 6 to 8 inches of snow Sunday in the state's first widespread storm of the season, according to Seth Binau, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service.
Members of the Lawrence Bicycle Club stop in West Mineral at the second-largest electric shovel in the world, Big Brutus, while on a 100-mile bicycle ride. The club traveled to Pittsburg on Sept. 7 and rode around the city and surrounding area. From left are Susan Smith, Cal Melick, Michelle Joest, Randy Breeden, Keith Dick and Paul Kemmeter. Breeden submitted the picture.
Workers burn their banners during a rally against the government's labor policies in downtown Seoul, South Korea. About 20,000 workers participated in the rally Sunday to demand South Korea's government prevent companies from filing suits against labor union members to seek compensation for damages incurred by strikes.
Darcy Gerhard, Lawrence, and guide Randy Killoran show off the 39.5 pound chinook salmon Gerhard caught from a small rowboat. The fish, caught in Campbell River, British Columbia, in August, gained her entry to the Tyee Club of British Columbia, which she had tried to join for 14 years. It also earned her the Lillian Sparrow trophy for the largest chinook landed by a female angler in 2003. Lee Gerhard submitted the picture.
Providence, a German wire-haired pointer, rings bells to raise money for the Salvation Army outside the Hy-Vee grocery store in Olathe. Not only does Providence ring the bell, but she also takes the money from people's hands and puts it in the kettle. Providence's caretaker is Penny Shaffer, of Olathe.
Kansas University goalkeeper Meghan Miller gets comfortable while answering questions for the media at Hadl Auditorium. The KU soccer team advances to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA championship tournament on Friday in Los Angeles.
Wayne Grantham, left, and Tony Cucar, top right, owner of Creative Displays of Kansas City Inc., secure a star and lights on a tree at Emerson Park in Kansas City, Kan. Tuesday's preparations were for a holiday lighting ceremony at 7 p.m. Saturday at the park.
Barbara Kelly, left, and Kacey Link celebrate the 100th anniversary of Mu Phi Epsilon in Cincinnati. Kelly is the alumni adviser to the Kansas University XI chapter and was honored for 58 years of membership. Link is president of the collegiate chapter and played viola in two select orchestral ensembles. The celebration was Aug. 6-11. Lynn Basow, president of the alumni chapter, submitted the picture.
Robyn Key, left, reacts to a picture of a Jayhawk 4-H event pointed out by her mother, Beth Hagen Key, Wichita, during the "75 Years of Jayhawk 4-H" event. The Sunday afternoon celebration was at Grant Township Community Center. Beth Hagen Key, who is holding her son Ethan, 10 months, was a member of the Jayhawk 4-H club and attended Grant School.
The winners of the 2003 Nine-Hole Junior Golf Championship get their picture taken with golf pro Jon Zylstra at the Lawrence Country Club. From left are Chris Valencia, 13, third place; Zylstra; Grace Brahler, 11, first place; and Aaron Tilden, then 12, second place. Chris is the son of Tammy and Larry Valencia, Grace is the daughter of Kelli and John Brahler, and Aaron is the son of Kathy and Chris Tilden. All are of Lawrence. Kelli Brahler submitted the picture.
Six sisters from the Carroll family celebrate the 50th birthday of Quintella Johnson. Each year they gather to celebrate another sister crossing the half-century mark. The celebration was July 24-27 in Lawrence and included three days of shopping, a book discussion, swimming and a weekend of fun memories. Back row, from left, are Sherdine Daniels, Kansas City, Kan.; Dollie Spivey, Alta Loma, Calif.; Joy Carroll, Kansas City, Kan.; and Quintella Johnson, Lawrence. Front row, from left, are Ollie Carroll and Willa Jones, both of Kansas City, Kan. Johnson submitted the photo.
Ellen Dalager, 7, a Sunset Hill student, enjoys her breakfast at the Optimist Pancake Feed. The event was Saturday at the American Legion Post, 3408 W. Sixth St.
A rufous hummingbird sits in Bruce Simpson's hand in Columbus, Ohio, before taking flight after being banded Friday by Allen Chartier, of Detroit, who is one of 60 people in the country with a federal license to capture and band hummingbirds. The rufous hummingbird has been seen around the Blendon Woods Metro Park in Columbus, far outside natural range which is the Pacific Northwest.
Ariel Clark, 18, a Kansas University freshman who plays with KU's marching band, loads her luggage on a bus. Clark and about 140 band members headed to Stillwater, Okla., for today's football game between KU and the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
A flock of European starlings takes flight near Heritage Landing in Muskegon County, Michigan. Hundreds of the birds flocked together in the area. It is not uncommon for migrating flocks of starlings to reach 100,000 birds.
Edie Williams holds her dog, Corky, while visiting Lone Star Lake. Edie's husband, Evan, who submitted the picture, says Corky has no pedigree but is the Lawrence family's loyal watchdog.
The Community Building is full of life, even after dark, as seen through its windows. People played basketball and worked out Tuesday night at the building, 115 W. 11th St.
Lollyflop, played by Kailey Wendt, 11, shows her diploma from Kids ClownJam. Lollyflop successfully completed the clown training July 9-13 in Branson, Mo., with 40 other clowns-in-training. She is the daughter of Bill and Mary Wendt. Her mentor, Rita Winter, who plays Dizzy the Clown, attended the conference with her and submitted the picture. All are of Lawrence.
Dalton Holl, 10, of Perry, races to a basketball during the big clothes relay at halftime of the Kansas University women's basketball game at Allen Fieldhouse. The KU women's basketball team opened the season Monday with an exhibition game against Sparta Praha at the fieldhouse. KU won, 92-66.
Brownies and apples. Deerfield School second-grade Brownie Troop 691 visits the Davenport Apple Orchard. The girls made their trip Sept. 17. Back row, from left, are Tanna Fanshier, Anna Craig, Maddie York and Olivia Hodison. Front row, from left, are Natalie Zaitz, Allix Ice, Sacha Mayer, Jenna Giele, Kirsten Gilroy, Michaela Ison, Courtney Cooper, Kaley Delg, Hannah McCauley and Gillian Marsh. Suzie Craig, Kris Marsh and Cathy Ison, who submitted the picture, led the trip.
John O'Connor, 16, carries branding irons and tools at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. He is the son of Jack and Kelley O'Connor, Shawnee, and grandson of Paul and Retta Harnar, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Spanish bullfighter "El Fanti" is tossed into the air during the Senor de los Milagros festival at Lima's historic Acho bullfighting stadium in Peru. El Fanti was not seriously injured at the performance Sunday.
Gail Russell of Cleburne, Texas, and her 2-year-old basset hound, Hannah, take first place in the howling competition at the seventh annual Basset Hound Shuffle and Games at Chisholm Park in Hurst, Texas. Hannah is a rescued dog. More than 200 basset hounds and their owners took part in Saturday's fund-raising event by the North Texas Basset Hound Rescue group.
The skulls of Pedro Marcos, left and Maria de Marcos adorned with garlands and cigarettes are decorated after being blessed by a priest at the Cementerio General, the largest cemetery in Bolivia, in La Paz. One week after Day of the Dead and All-Saints' Day celebrations, the skulls of relatives are brought in to the church to be blessed and decorated. Believers say they can read the future in the cigarette ashes that fall on the floor.
Brothers Justin Wiezorek, 14, left, and Jacob Wiezorek, 16, right, receive the Gen. Billy Mitchell Award in the cadet program of the Civil Air Patrol. Also pictured are Chief Justice Deanell Reece Tacha of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and Col. Burgess Rennels, Lawrence Civil Air Patrol commander. The brothers, sons of Larry and Jeri Wiezorek, of Carbondale, received the award Aug. 19.
Charles Ehmke, left, of Coffeyville, and Nick Gloshen, right, 12, of Ottawa, play a game of checkers while Carl Anderton, Merriam, plays a tune on his fretless Civil War-era banjo. Ehmke and Anderton were part of a group of the 2nd Kansas Volunteers re-enactors participating in the Veterans Day Weekend Parade and Remembrance events Saturday in Ottawa. The events continue today.
As temperatures dropped Tuesday, people were starting to bundle up like Leighann Foskey 20, a Kansas University junior from Kansas City, Kan., who was waiting for a bus on campus.
Ashley Hocking, second from left, celebrates her birthday with friends during a glamour girl party. The girls were picked up by limousine and whisked away to have their hair, nails and makeup done. Ashley turned 8 on Sept. 6 and is the daughter of Carmen and Mike Hocking, who submitted the picture. From left are Sacha Mayer, Ashley, Katie Norris, Anna Marie Craig, Allix Ice, Jodi Moore, Abby Schletzbaum and Natalie Zaitz. All are of Lawrence.
Megan Foster, a member of the Kansas University track team, practices a javelin throw in the unseasonably warm weather. Monday's high was 77 degrees. Today's forecasted high is more typical for this time of year, near 60.
A Hutchinson businessman was identified Monday as the victim of this small plane crash at the fog-covered Hutchinson Municipal Airport. Albert J. Krail was president of Data Center Inc., a national check-processing firm based in Hutchinson.
Krail, 60, was returning home from one of the company's offices when he crashed Sunday night. Krail was the only person in the small aircraft when it crashed at 6:47 p.m.
Parrish Mock gets up close and personal with a piece of cake on her first birthday. Parrish turned 1 on July 9. She is the daughter of Steve and Chara Mock, of Tonganoxie. Parrish's grandparents Ed and Margie Hackett, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
These performers participated in the Pecan Valley Court Variety Show. Children of the Pecan Valley Court cul-de-sac participated in the show, which included singing, dancing, programs, costumes and a stage. Back row, from left, are Bill Gibbs, Cole Wheeler, Ellie Gibbs, Samantha Johnson, Charlie Miller and Andy Urban. Front row, from left, are Lucas Snyder, Eli Snyder, Gabriel Snyder, Betsie Miller, Maria Urban and Gabrielle Wheeler. Molly Snyder submitted the picture.
Muslim camel race riders wait to break their fast for Iftar, the evening meal of Ramadan at the special tent set up for camel race riders of Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Racers visited the site Sunday.
Lore Haller of Queens, N.Y., tours the inside of the U.S. Holocaust Museum. Sunday was the museum's "Tribute to Holocaust Survivors: A Reunion of a Special Family" as part of its 10th anniversary.
Simon Ruland, 9 months, shows he knows western style on his first trip to Colorado. He is the son of Sandy Beverly and Kevin Ruland, Lawrence. Sandy submitted the picture.
Russ Baker, a Wakarusa Township firefighter, manages the controlled burn of a pile of trees at Wells Overlook Park. The burn Saturday was part of the plan to remove unwanted trees to make way for prairie grasses.
Matthew Pulliam, of Lawrence, left, plays a song with Takeru Matsushita, of Wadaiko Yamato, the Drummers of Japan, at the Lied Center. Tetsuro Okuboo is in the background. Pulliam was among the American Indian drummers from Pelathe Community Resource Center who got a chance to play with Wadaiko Yamato Saturday night at the Lied Center.