From left, Kelly Brakenhoff, Knute Pittenger and Dean Bevan show off their stage moves as they audition for roles in the musical "Annie" Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010 at Theatre Lawrence.
Director Charlie Goolsby observes during the singing portion of auditions for "Annie" on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010 at Theatre Lawrence.
Water fills the reservoir Tuesday of the Three Gorges Dam, left side, in Yichang, central China’s Hubei Province, in this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency. The water level at the world’s largest hydropower plant reached its maximum capacity Tuesday, meaning that the decades-old project is generating its maximum amount of power for the first time.
A villager watches Mount Merapi on Tuesday in Kaliadem, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Indonesia’s most volatile volcano started erupting Tuesday, after scientists warned that pressure building beneath its dome could trigger the most powerful eruption in years.
Sunlight strikes the bright leaves of a maple tree as they rattle in the wind above people passing by on a sidewalk in South Park in 2010. Autumn is an ideal time to enjoy the great outdoors in Kansas.
Damaged tree limbs can be seen near a barn that was lifted off its foundation by a tornado Tuesday in Mount Pleasant, Wis. Wisconsin was one of 11 states in the Midwest that was under a high wind warning Tuesday when a strong storm system moved through.
Kansas University quarterback Quinn Mecham (8) works on taking snaps, alongside Jordan Webb (2), Jacob Morse (16) and Conner Teahan, far right, on April 19 at a spring practice at Memorial Stadium. Turner Gill has options but has not named a starting quarterback for the game against Colorado.
Free State senior Alec Heline (15) breaks up the field past Topeka High’s Carlos Munoz, at middle left, and Blake Gettler, at far left. The Firebirds lost a regional game, 1-0 in double overtime, on Tuesday at FSHS.
Texas Rangers pitcher Cliff Lee fields a hit during baseball pitching drills on Sunday in Arlington, Texas. Lee will start Game 1 of the World Series for the Rangers tonight against the Giants in San Francisco.
Texas Rangers president and co-owner Nolan Ryan hoists the American League championship trophy on Oct. 22 in Arlington, Texas. Since becoming president in 2008, Ryan has acted as a mentor for the Rangers pitching staff.
Free State high senior midfielder Preston Newsome (8) works for control against Topeka High forward Luis Blanco. The Firebirds fell, 1-0 in double overtime, on Tuesday at FSHS.
Boise State’s Titus Young (1) goes up for a pass against Louisiana Tech’s Josh Victorian (15). The pass was incomplete Tuesday in Boise, Idaho.
Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce, left, hits the floor as he fouls Miami Heat forward LeBron James during the second half. The Celtics won, 88-80, on Tuesday in Boston.
Texas outfielder Josh Hamilton waits to bat during practice on Tuesday. Hamilton’s Rangers will take on the Giants in Game 1 of the World Series today in San Francisco.
One of the biggest challenge in diabetic baking is finding a substitute for powdered sugar says Barbara Reynolds, a Lawrence resident who has been baking diabetic treats for her husband for the 14 years since he was diagnosed. These diabetic-friendly sugar cookies are frosted using a butter cream recipe that features the sugar alcohol xylitol.
Chocolate crackles are perfect for Halloween but are suitable to be eaten any time of year by people with diabetes