J. D. Belzer, Lawrence, goes up for a basket at Hobbs Park, 11th and Delaware streets. Belzer had the court to himself Tuesday afternoon, when temperatures reached the mid-70s. Today is expected to be even warmer, with highs in the mid-80s. For the full forecast, see page 8B.
Jarred Gamwell, a student at James Baxter Hunt Jr. High School in Wilson, N.C., displays his campaign posters for student body president. Gamwell is getting help from the American Civil Liberties Union after the school removed two campaign posters that reflect his sexual orientation.
Shelly Netzer, left, and Molly Berthold, both juniors at Free State High School, get comfortable for a ground view of the Free State track meet. The two girls were watching friends compete Monday at school's track.
From left, Can Dolek, Josh Gaston and Jonathan Blum, all Free State High School students, display a sign asking for donations or pledges for the Douglas County AIDS Project in front of Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt. Several residents and church members counterdemonstrated after a group of Fred Phelps followers picketed the church Sunday morning. At the far left, a Phelps supporter drags an American flag on the ground. Last week the church voted to welcome gays and lesbians into the congregation.
The Dalai Lama begins morning prayers in Toronto during his 19-day visit in Canada. The spiritual leader of Tibet was in Toronto on Sunday.
From left, Aryzona Marsh, 5, of Eudora, Lukas Milner, 4, of Olathe, and Renate Rose, 6, of Olathe, play in a rain puddle at Riverfront Park. The three waded ankle deep in the water during a slow rain on Saturday in Lawrence. For today's forecast, see page 8B.
Lawrence High School students perform "Love Potion No. 9" during rehearsal for "Showtime." The variety show runs today through Saturday at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $6 and are available at both Lawrence Hy-Vee Food & Drug stores. Watch for coverage on Tuesday's 18 & Under page.
Sigma Alpha EpsiloN member Zach Kerr, 19, from Overland Park, rides a mechanical bull at the house during a rain shower. Tuesday's party honored "Pat Murphy," a beer runner for Al Capone who hid in an SAE house to avoid the law.
In a backyard wedding at Shannon Royer's house, Royer, left, places a ring on the hand of Bill McTaggart as the two get married after a longtime friendship. McTaggart wore a Santa suit when Kansas University played in the Tangerine Bowl in December, hoping to attract television cameras so he could hold up a sign asking Royer to marry him. The cameras ignored McTaggart, but Royer found out about the plan, and Monday, the two tied the knot. Royer and McTaggart are both from Lawrence. At right is McTaggart's mother, Geneva McTaggart, Baldwin.
Rashaad Spicer, left, and Shane Marks, both 13-year-old seventh-graders at Central Junior High School, try to share a skateboard. The two were on their way home from school Monday.
Zachary Deitcher, 5, Topeka, high-fives Big Jay before the start of the Kansas University football team's spring scrimmage.
Sister John Marie, left, with the Sisters of St. Joseph, high-fives another sister during a bowling game in Wichita. The Knights of Columbus invited the nuns to free bowling, dinner and bingo Sunday. Some of the nuns had never bowled before.
Jeff Gunelson looks at a tree that fell on a car parked in his driveway in Salina. Several large trees around Salina blew over Sunday in strong gusty winds
An eastern black baby rhinoceros, born Feb. 8 at the Kansas City Zoo, plays while on public display for the first time. The unnamed calf, which weighed about 75 pounds at birth, now tips the scales at about 250 pounds. The mother, Luyisa, lumbered nearby Friday. The calf will be on display again today at the zoo.
Laurie McLeod-Schoppach walks past a row of trees that seemingly emerged prematurely from winter as light snow falls in Hays. Parts of northwestern Kansas received 3 inches of snow Monday, while southwest Kansas recorded about an inch. Although the eastern part of the state stayed dry, a frost advisory was in effect this morning for the Lawrence area.
Sue Ashcraft bundled up to watch her son, Jim Ashcraft, a student at Lawrence High School, play tennis at a match between Lawrence and Free State high schools. Monday's low
of 30 was about 15 degrees cooler than normal for this time of year. Temperatures are expected to warm up this week.
Pastor Randy Beeman hugs Jennifer McClelland, Lawrence, during the song of invitation. McClelland and her son, Austin, celebrated Easter Sunday at First Christian Church, 1000 Ky.
Rick Dishinger, a Lawrence printmaker, took his large-format pinhole camera to the Kansas River to take a few pictures. The camera is an old Journal-World production camera, which Dishinger bought from a salvager for $20. Dishinger, who was at the riverfront Friday, has converted the camera to make large prints.
Abel Brakenhoff, 7 months, practices a new game -- sticking out his tongue -- while his big brother, Jeth, 7, and sister, Naomi, 4, play along. They are the children of Jeremy and Kelly Brakenhoff, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Letter carrier Carl Hauser makes his daily rounds near the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Mo. Tulips near the Plaza were shown in full bloom Tuesday. If the greenery outside is any indicator, spring is here to stay. Tuesday's high temperature reached 75, and today's high will be 72, according to 6News meteorologist Ross Janssen. He forecasts temperatures in the 60s until the weekend with a chance of rain today and Friday.
Melissa Transue, Lawrence, pitches a handful of weeds to the wayside while cleaning out a bed of irises. A light sprinkle fell Monday as Transue pulled weeds from the flower bed near Sixth Street and Rockledge Road. Scattered storms are possible today.
Lawrence Chamber of Commerce staff, from left, Tawnya Johnson, manager of existing business programs, Bobbie Clark, assistant to the president, Meredithe McCormick, membership sales executive, and Judy Billings, vice president of the chamber and director of the convention and visitors bureau, sits down to a lunch of Dreamland Bar-B-Que Ribs courtesy of the Birmingham, Ala., Regional Chamber of Commerce. The two staffs made a wager on the KU-Alabama-Birmingham Sweet 16 NCAA Tournament game, which KU won 100-74 on March 26 in St. Louis. The staffers watched as chamber President Lavern Squier put on his Dreamland rib bib.
Kansas University students, from left, Jeff Holzwarth, Sioux Falls, S.D., senior, Robin Dillingham, Olathe freshman, Morgan Fogarty, St. Charles, Ill., freshman, and Collin Zander, Topeka senior, participate in the annual Kappa Delta Shamrock Project Twister Tournament. The event was Saturday in front of Allen Fieldhouse. Proceeds were earmarked for child-abuse prevention programs.
Ali Dodd, 3, of Lawrence, takes careful aim on a nail while her father, Chad Dodd, holds their project birdhouse steady in the Home Depot parking lot. Home Depot offers workshops for children on the first Saturday of every month, usually from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.