Kansas Wesleyan University softball players and twin sisters Christine, left, and Chanelle Thompson give each other a hand while stretching at Broken Arrow Park. Haskell Indian Nations University played host to a softball game there Wednesday.
A storm begins to roll in from the distance as Lawrence residents Chris Hoffman, left, and Dylan Woods fight for a rebound at the basketball court located at 19th and Haskell. Cody Clinton, Lawrence, is right.
Don Hale, Topeka, sorts through boxes of items Thursday as he prepares for the annual Pilot Club Antique Show & Sale at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 21st and Harper streets. The sale runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3 and parking is free. The event benefits local community projects.
Kansas University senior Meredith Hauber reads "Scrambled Eggs Super!" to Kyle O'Neal-Wilkes, left, and Jordyn Garcia to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday Friday afternoon during Woodlawn School's after-school program. Other Dr. Seuss birthday events will take place today.
Eileen Huang, 7, left, watches as Disha Kuchangi, 9, places her in checkmate Saturday during the chess tournament sponsored by the Southwest Junior High School Chess Club.
Andrew Windheuser, 5, maneuvers through a pyramid of rope on a new piece of playground equipment at Veterans Park 19th and Louisiana streets. Windheuser and his mother, Heather Windheuser, Lawrence, were at the park Monday.
Brooke Wright, 5, leans out the window of her family's truck to catch a March breeze with her handmade kite. Wright and her father were waiting to pick up her sister Tuesday at St. John's School.
Workers, from top, Ray Denton, Allan Wensel and Chris Grounds, of Diamond Everley Roofing, helped put a new roof on Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt., Wednesday morning.
Members of Pi Beta Phi and Phi Kappa Psi rehearse Wednesday night for Rock Chalk Revue, which will run today through Saturday at the Lied Center. This year's theme is Hawk Wild.
Emergency units responded shortly after 9 p.m. Friday to 2111 Harvard Road, where a white Dodge Intrepid had smashed through a brick wall approximately 4 feet high on the north side of Harvard Square Apartments. Lawrence police said the car's only occupant, Suzanne Rogers, a 27-year-old Lawrence resident, suffered head injuries in the accident. She was flown by helicopter to Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan. Her condition was not available late Friday night. The cause of the accident remained under investigation.
With temperatures climbing into the 70s Monday, many people were outside enjoying the warm weather. Peter Moody and his wife, Amber, took their children Gavin, 3, and Addison, 5 months, out to lunch in South Park's sunshine. They live in Eudora.
Riding the levee along the Kansas River in 80-degree weather are, from left, Shirley Addington, Roger Barnes, Maxine Best and George Welch, all of Topeka. The group came Tuesday to Lawrence to ride on the levee and enjoy the afternoon sunshine.
Shelly Armstrong and Mary Elston are caught up in March Madness as they tack up a sign showing support for the Jayhawks in front of Howard Pine's Garden Center and Greenhouses, 1320 N. Third St. Armstrong and Elston hung the sign on Tuesday morning.
Albertson College of Idaho senior Tom Elias tries his hand at pi throwing, to see how many rings he can put a pi through, Wednesday afternoon during Pi Day at the college in Caldwell, Idaho. The ACI math club calls Pi Day a "celebration of irrationality," with activities including pi recitation, pi walk, pi chain, and the pi toss. Pi Day, the unofficial holiday for the infinite number that is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, is celebrated throughout the country by math enthusiasts March 14 (3.14) each year.
Members of the Sheila Tully School of Irish Dance perform Saturday during the 52nd Annual Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., greets paradegoers as he marches in the St. Patrick's Day parade Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa.
Anne Underwood, Lawrence, rides north over the Kansas River Sunday morning despite the brisk winds that swept the bridge. "When the weather's doable, I ride as much as possible," said Underwood, who said she usually rides about five days a week.
From left, cousins Demetrius Atkins, 6, Jillian Schwartz, 5, and Sarah Kucza, 10, all of Lawrence, examine stress patterns in a bowl of gelatin using a blue polarization filter during the Kansas University Natural History Museum's "Playing with Your Food" event. The three children were at the museum Monday. The event continues through March 24 for spring break.
An Andy Warhol portrait of Marilyn Monroe called "Lemon Marilyn" from 1962 is hung Monday at Christie's auction rooms in London. The portrait, which was purchased by a U.S. collector for $250 in 1962 and remained in the same ownership for nearly 45 years, is being auctioned May 16 at Christie's New York and is expected to realize more than $15 million.
Noland Jones, 7, of Olathe, spends time Thursday morning in Watson Park flying a model airplane after morning rain. Jones came to Lawrence during spring break to visit his grandmother.
Eli Ditto, 2, dances to the music of the Lawrence music duo Truckstop Honeymoon. The band performed a special spring break hoedown Thursday at the Lawrence Public Library.
Mike ElWell, Lawrence, grinds away steel bolts that once secured structural supporting beams at First Serve Tennis on Clinton Parkway. Elwell, who owns the establishment, was removing the bolts Saturday so that two adjoining surfaces could later be leveled into a larger, single playing surface. The structural beams were removed after the north wall of the building was moved back about 50 yards.
Debbie Kelly, left, and Stephanie Cornwell spend part of Saturday afternoon studying under a flowering tree in South Park during spring break. "We wanted to get out and enjoy the great weather," Cornwell said.
Lawrence resident Claven Snow reaches down to pet his dog Ted, a Great Pyrenees and German Shepherd mix, as the two relax Tuesday morning along the edge of Potter Lake on the campus of Kansas University. Snow said he adopted Ted about two weeks ago from the Lawrence Humane Society.
Kansas University dance students rehearse their "'80s Renaissance Dance" during a class. The dancers will participate in Dance Across Lawrence on Saturday in South Park. Rehearsing Tuesday, from left, are junior Michelle Gates, senior Marja Edwardson, senior Morgan Fogarty and junior Erin Grabe.
Daniel Goldstein, a Kansas University graduate student from Minneapolis, Minn., watches a cecropia moth as it clings to a tree on Eighth Street between Massachusetts and New Hampshire streets. The moth is the largest moth in North America. Workers at Spatial Data Research on Eighth Street had the cocoon in their offices and placed it outside after in hatched Monday.
Kansas University graduate student Caleb Reed, Tulsa, Okla., cruises by a wall of forsythia on Memorial Drive Wednesday afternoon.
Bradford pear tree
Surrounded by cornucopia of tulips at Kansas University, Jaquelyn Prine, a freshman from Omaha, Neb., talks on her cell phone during a break between classes. Recent rains have plants springing to life in Lawrence, transforming the outdoors from brown to green.
Arlo Paden, 1, left, grins at Brett Stoppel, Lawrence, as they participate in a group hug Thursday evening in the middle of a crosswalk on Massachusetts Street. Billy Keefe, of Lawrence, organized the flash mob and asked her friends to wear red and come to South Park at 6:15 p.m. as a celebration of her birthday. Flash mobs, which started in New York in 2003, involve a group of people gathering in a specific location to do a specific act for a specific length of time. Flash mobs are usually organized on the Internet.
Lindsay Martin, 17, relaxes in the blooming foliage in South Park this week with a copy of Max Brooks' "The Zombie Survival Guide." "If the undead ever decide to invade Lawrence," Martin said, "I think I'm set."