The Sneegas family attends the mobilization ceremony for A Company, 323rd Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Meade, Md. First Lt. Andrew Sneegas, a 2003 graduate of Free State High School, is a Platoon Leader for A Company, which is deploying to Iraq. From left are Alan Sneegas, FSHS 2005 graduate and Kansas University senior; Barbara Sneegas, Lawrence; Andrew; Stanley Sneegas, Lawrence; and uncle Kevin Kline, Potomac Falls, Va. Stanley submitted the picture.
Players on the Audi polo team ride their horses onto the field Thursday during the semifinals of the U.S. Open Polo Championships at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Fla. Twenty-one polo horses from the Venezuelan-owned team Lechuza died Sunday.
A truck waits at Penny’s Concrete Inc., which has a ready-mix plant in Lawrence and 20 others in eastern Kansas and western Missouri. Contractors like Bill Penny, CEO of Penny’s Concrete, are eager to get a piece of the more than $280 million that the federal government is pumping into Kansas.
A nest of baby robins begins to hatch Thursday in a nest in a bush by the White House Press Room at the White House in Washington.
The new KU Credit Union office at 23rd and Naismith streets had its grand opening Tuesday. The new location is about 3,100 square feet and has a night drop for deposits along with an outdoor ATM.
In this April 1 photo, west player Xavier Henry, right, battles for a loose ball against East player Dexter Strickland in the McDonald’s All-American Game in Coral Gables, Fla.
Xavier Henry, right, signed a letter-of-intent with Memphis, but wanted out after John Calipari left for Kentucky. Henry signed a grant-in-aid agreement with KU on Thursday. At left is his mother, Barbara.
Star recruit Xavier Henry laughs during a news conference in which he announced his decision to play basketball at Kansas University. Henry made the announcement on Thursday at his Putnam City (Okla.) High School.
Kansas guard LaChelda Jacobs laughs while watching a photo slideshow during a postseason awards reception for the team on Thursday in the Kansas Union Ballroom. Complete list of awards on page 8B.
Free State freshman midfielder Regan Keasling chases down Olathe South sophomore midfielder Margaret Meier during the first half. Olathe South won, 5-1, Thursday at Free State High.
Cub Scout Will Damron rips into a bag of topsoil as he and other Scouts construct a butterfly garden Thursday at Prairie Park School, 2711 Kensington Road.
LHS shortstop Jamie Jarrett stops a ground ball in the 1st inning against Free State on Friday at Holcom Sports Complex.
Lawrence's Lauren Massey (11) delivers a pitch during the game against Free State on Thursday, April 23, 2009, at Holcom.
Lawrence High catcher Kristen Bell searches for the ball as Free State's Kelsey Leinmiller-Rennick (13) crosses the plate for a Firebird run during the game on Thursday, April 23, 2009, at Holcom.
Free State's Lexi Smith (16) scoops up a hit by Lawrence's Kelsey Broadwell (9) as Broadwell races for first during the game on Thursday, April 23, 2009, at Holcom.
Lawrence High catcher Kristen Bell, right, gets ready to protect the plate as a Free State baserunner tries to score. The Firebirds swept the Lions, 7-2 and 7-3, on Thursday at Holcom Complex.