Pedestrians talk near a store featuring extraterrestrial-themed merchandise during the 2006 UFO Festival in Roswell, N.M., which began Friday and continues through Monday. The annual festival commemorates the 1947 Roswell incident, at which time the military reported capturing a flying disc.
Guy Malone, the founder of Alien Resistance HQ, which studies UFO phenomena from a biblical perspective.
Tyler McCann, 7, left, and Brett Pine, 5, sort fireworks to mark with prices Saturday at the Pine Family fireworks stand north of Lawrence on U.S. Highway 24. The Pine family and their friends spent Saturday setting up for sales, which begin today. The fireworks display at Perry Lake will be at 10 tonight.
Ryan Smith, 12, eats a cinnamon roll during the eating contest Saturday at Lake Talbott Stage in Hutchinson. Participants had a choice of entering in any of the five eating contests as a part of 2006 HutchFest.
A fan falls over the rail chasing after a double hit by Houston Astros' Craig Biggio in the second inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Sunday, July 2, 2006, in Arlington, Texas.
Tai Shan, the National Zoo's giant panda cub, plays in a tree at his home at the zoo. The cub turns 1 year old Sunday. To celebrate his first birthday, the National Zoo is staging a public party with traditional Chinese dancers, music, special birthday crafts and talks by panda staff. Tai Shan, whose name means peaceful mountain in Chinese, was conceived in 2005 through artificial insemination in a procedure performed by National Zoo scientists and veterinarians.
Six-year-old Dorian Vance blasts his sister Siena, 10, with a water gun as the two play in the front yard of their home Monday afternoon.
An unidentified carver prepares a sand figure featuring the German performers "Siegfried and Roy" for the Sand World Tuesday in Luebeck-Travemuende, northern Germany. Dozens of international carvers are taking part in the sand sculpture festival, which starts Friday.
Josie Naron, 10, practices keeping control of the ball at Kansas University's tennis courts during this week's tennis session of the Sports, Skills and Fitness School. It is Josie's third year at the camp. She said her favorite sport there is the sand volleyball. The monthlong camp features three different sports each week, along with swimming. This week's sports are gymnastics, soccer and tennis.
Eric Chenowith of the denver nuggets looks to pass over Josh Powell of the Dallas Mavericks. Chenowith scored six points and grabbed five rebounds in Denver's 113-85 NBA Summer League victory Thursday in Las Vegas. One other former Kansas University player is currently on a summer league roster: Aaron Miles with the Chicago Bulls, who will play in Orlando July 10-14.
Rianon Wallace-Demby, 10, bear crawls across a mat in Kansas University's Robinson Gymnasium during the gymnastics session of the Sports, Skills and Fitness School. The monthlong camp features three different sports a week along with swimming. This week's sports were gymnastics, soccer and tennis.
A bee collects pollen from a flower this week in Garden City.
Stephen Small Salmon dances at the North American Indian Days pow wow Friday in Browning, Mont.
Nat Cassingham of Mission, left, lets go of a model airplane for Randy Reiss of DeSoto, Kan. The pair were fllying their planes at the Jayhawk Model Masters field south of Eagle Bend Golf Course, Monday morning.
Oz Brooks, 4, sticks his tongue out after getting buried by his father, Josh Brooks, both from Ocoee, Fla., while on a day trip Thursday with family members and neighbors in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Asjarae Guity, left, and Jasmine Tavares, both 4, play in a water fountain Friday in Hamilton Fish Park in New York. Temperatures reached the mid-80s in New York, and high temperatures were recorded across the nation.
Amanda Kuelz, 26, from Columbia, Mo., competes in the 5K Xterra Stump Jumpin' Trail Stomp Scramble at Clinton State Park on Saturday. The scramble included 5K and 10K runs on trails surrounding Clinton Lake.
A Lawrence police officer stands guard to warn pedestrians and drivers away from a hole that opened up just after 10 p.m. Saturday at 14th and Tennessee streets. Drivers reported the hole, and police blocked off the one-way street's right lane after motorists reported that the hole appeared to be several feet long. Street crews were called to the scene, and the city's Public Works Department was notified, a dispatcher said. No injuries were reported. A hole developed last February on northbound Kentucky Street where it intersects with Eighth Street. In that case, Dave Wagner, the city's assistant director of utilities, said problems began when a 10-foot section of sewe
A honey bee buzzes a wild trumpet vine Tuesday along the Little Arkansas River in Wichita.
Lawrence Fire and Medical personnel help Cassie Messer, 20, Colorado Springs, Colo., as they prepare her for transport to Lawrence Memorial Hospital after she was involved in a three-car collision Tuesday at Ninth and Kentucky streets. According to Lawrence Police, Messer was hit while driving north on Kentucky Street after the driver of a Chevy Impala ran a traffic signal while driving through the intersection at Ninth Street. Messer's car, a Dodge Neon, then shifted lanes and was hit again by a truck driving on Kentucky Street. She was transported to LMH along with two young passengers, where she was treated and released. The passengers were not hurt. The driver of the Impala, a Leavenworth man, was cited in the accident.
While her dad cuts alfalfa on their southwest Douglas County farm, Kelsey Wulfkuhle, 9, Berryton, cools off in front of a large fan Tuesday in the barn. Temperatures are expected to reach 103 degrees today, and a heat advisory is in effect for Douglas County through Thursday.
Karl Beznoska's 12-foot Burmese python, Houdini, is attended to on an operating table in Ketchum, Idaho. Surgery was needed to save the python after it swallowed an entire queen-size electric blanket - with the electrical cord and control box. "The prognosis is great," veterinarian Karsten Fostvedt said after Tuesday's two-hour operation.
Trent Klaus of the Victoria Vikings 4-H Club washes his market steer in an unusual manner Thursday in preparation for the beef show at the Ellis County Fairgrounds in Hays.
a Coyote uses some hay as a perch on West 19th Street. After several days of temperatures 100 degrees or higher, animals and people alike could enjoy Friday's mild weather. The high was 79. For the complete forecast, see page 8B.
Chinese performers dance in the folk musical "Impression of Lijiang," Chinese director Zhang Yimou's new musical shown Sunday at the Ganlanzi Blue Moon Vale Theater in Lijiang, China.
Willy, a 1-year-old cat, was photographed last week with a display of several pairs of garden gloves that he took from unknown yards in his neighborhood in Pelham, N.Y. Willy has brought home nine pairs of gloves and five singles over several weeks, placing them on his owners' front or back porches.
Lawrence High School junior Jordy McTaggart, left, is jarred by water from a sprinkler as teammates Skyler Countess, center, and Jared Vinoverski run sprints during morning conditioning at LHS. The LHS football players completed their final day of summer conditioning for the fall football season Thursday.
Cecilia, 12, from left, Sofia, 9, and Leo Zavarse drop leaves in a stream of rainwater to watch them race. The Zavarses spent much of Thursday afternoon playing games outdoors as Lawrence soaked up some afternoon showers.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Eddie Kennison speaks with the media as he arrives at training camp. Kennison said this week he wanted the Chiefs to release him or sign him to a new deal. "Every player would like to make more money, and I appreciate that, but there is only so much cap and so much cash," Chiefs general manager Carl Peterson said. "I have had that conversation with Eddie, and he knows where the Kansas City Chiefs are on this matter. He's here, and he's going to practice and, frankly, I don't care to talk about it anymore." Kansas City opens training camp today in River Falls, Wis. The Chiefs signed their final two draft picks Thursday. Story on page 6C.
Vendors, including Claudia Smith, brave the wet weather Thursday at the Lawrence Farmers Market.
A rower moves through a light fog blanketing the Kansas River on Friday morning in Lawrence.
A pig tries to outrun children during the opening seconds of a greased pig catching competition. The event was part of the Lumberjack Festival on Saturday in Farwell, Mich.
Patrice Krause, left, and Hilda Enoch, both of Lawrence, light candles during a peace vigil at the Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave. Enoch currently has family in Israel. More than 15 people participated in the vigil for the conflict in Lebanon on Monday.