The Siemens Trophy, which will be presented to this year's national champion in men's college basketball, went on display Friday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Second from right is trophy tour manager Ray Mallouk. From left are former Kansas University basketball players Al Kelley, Mike Maddox and Bill Hougland. Bill Lienhard is at right. The trophy, made of Waterford crystal, weighs about 40 pounds. KU will play Texas A&M at 8 p.m. today in Lawrence. The game will be broadcast on ESPN. For more on the match-up, see sports, page 1C.
Emma Dixon, 6, of Lawrence, investigates the ice skating rink Friday afternoon in Buford M. Watson Jr. Park, testing the strength of the ice set up by the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department earlier in the week. Cold temperatures lasting throughout the week let the rink, about a foot deep, freeze and give residents an opportunity to skate.
Johannes Reiber, 12, Lawrence, sits for an examination and cleaning at the Douglas County Dental Clinic, 316 Maine. The clinic on Friday hosted Give Kids a Smile Day, which included free dental exams for children of low-income families without dental insurance.
Matt Gutierrez, 27, Lawrence, takes to the air Monday afternoon at the Lawrence Skate Park in Centennial Park. A high of 61 made outdoor activity pleasant.
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department employees Mike Ray, left, and Melinda Dunks help transport green sea turtles to a release site Wednesday in the lower Laguna Madre near Port Isabel, Texas. Ninety of the large turtles were cold-stunned during frigid weather in late January and washed up on local shores.
The Rev. Steven Beseau applies ashes to the foreheads of those attending services Wednesday at St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center at Kansas University. Ash Wednesday marked the start of the Lenten season.
Lawrence firefighters, clockwise from top left, James Ens, Jim Strohm, Mark Thomas and Heath Bethard clean the glass garage door at Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical's Station No. 1 at 746 Ky. The high temperature on Wednesday was 65 degrees, a stark difference from last Wednesday's high of 16. For the complete forecast, see page 8B.
Emergency response personnel prepare to take a 21-year-old man to Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., by helicopter Thursday after a single-car rollover accident in Leavenworth County. William Johnson suffered injuries when his car went off Kansas Highway 32 into a ditch about a mile and a half east of the Douglas and Leavenworth County line. No update on his condition was available Thursday night. Johnson was the only occupant in the car. Leavenworth County sheriff's deputies could not say Thursday what caused the accident. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical personnel were the first on the scene and assisted in the accident response.
As the amount of daylight grows longer so do the shadows. Brian Harris took to the tennis courts at Dad Perry Park to practice his tennis in Tuesday afternoon's sunlight. Springlike weather conditions are likely to continue today.
Lawrence youngster Caleb Ochs, 8, pulls back to heave a pass to his teammates as he and other kids at the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence play a game of "Foam Ball." Tuesday's warmer weather allowed for a bit of outdoor activity.