U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kan., a 1967 Kansas University graduate, is applauded as he's inducted into the KU ROTC Wall of Fame. Moore shared the honor with five other former ROTC members Saturday morning: Judge Gerald Rushfeldt, Forrest Hoglund, Col. Dean Vakas, Col. Barry Fowler and Col. Butch Tate.
Steen Kjorlie, a master metalsmith who works at Celestial Ironworks, helps install a metal sculpture at the Unity Church of Lawrence as Susan Forever Moore, the artist and a member of the church, looks over the piece Tuesday afternoon. The sculpture represents the church's concept of oneness with different religions.
Kansas University junior Lawrence Henderson, 20, Lansing, competes in a pie-eating contest Tuesday at KU's Wescoe Beach. The contest was one of several promotions held by Student Union Activities leading up to this weekend's Homecoming festivities.
Kelly Cline, assistant manager of Half Price Books, reads a Halloween Book to children Tuesday afternoon at the United Way building at 2518 Ridge Court. The store, along with Hastings Books Music & Videos, donated several boxes of books to the "Why Wait to Read" literacy campaign.
Caila Sparkes, 9, Eudora, paints a princess on the window at Mark's Jewelers, 817 Mass., and watches passersby during the 34th annual Halloween Paint In. Sparkes was one of many youths who participated in the event Saturday; their results can be seen on several downtown merchant windows.
Kansas University sophomore Mindy Gordy walks along Tennessee Street through the fallen foliage and fall temperatures Wednesday afternoon.
Workers with Gould Evans Associates, an architectural firm in Lawrence, recreate their offices and meeting rooms on the Kansas University campus. The temporary workplace environment was organized Tuesday in conjunction with the photography exhibition "Lee Friedlander At Work," which is at KU's Spencer Museum of Art through Dec. 11.
The Lawrence High School class of 1955 is holding its class reunion in Lawrence this weekend. Sharon Wagner, Lawrence, a 1955 graduate stands next to her New York School fifth-grade teacher, Dorothy McGregor, who was a special guest at a reception Friday night at the Lawrence Holidome. Chuck Malone, Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Joel Mallott, right, Mountain Home, Ark., chatted with the retired educator.
A fishing boat moves slowly through the mist hanging over the Chase County State Fishing Lake at sunrise. After the sun finally poked through a light cloud cover, the mist disappeared. The lake is about two miles west of Cottonwood Falls in the Flint Hills.
The Rev. Jonathon Jensen of Trinity Episcopal Church blesses Lucy during the annual St. Francis Day Celebration with Blessing of the Animals. The Sunday afternoon event was held on the front lawn of Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt.
University of Kansas senior Kim Coughlin, Lawrence, a member of Lawrence Counter Recruitment, reads a statement from the steps of Wescoe Beach Tuesday afternoon condemning the abuse of Iraqi prisoners, based on reports of such action from the agency Human Rights Watch.
Eudora High's Rodney Spillman snags a reception in the first quarter against Central Heights. The Cardinals rolled to a 61-6 victory Friday at Laws Field in Eudora.
Lawrence High School homecoming court Krysta Beaver and Joel Hernandez pose Friday night after being named king and queen.
Free State High School homecoming king and queen Mason Heilman and Emily Leiker walk from the field after being crowned Friday.
Kansas University Ultimate Frisbee Club team member Bruce Campbell, a Mission junior, makes a catch during the team's practice at the club and intramural fields Thursday on KU's west campus.
U.S. Forest Service firefighters keep an eye on the rising smoke from the Thurman fire Friday along Highway 38 in the San Bernardino National Forest, Calif. Nearly 2,800 firefighters from agencies throughout the state were on the lines, aided by six retardant bombers and 11 water-dropping helicopters. Hundreds of people were allowed to return home Friday as firefighters gained ground against the 20,000-acre wildfire. The blaze on the Los Angeles-Ventura county line was 20 percent contained and was expected to be 35 percent surrounded by day's end, said Los Angeles County Deputy Fire Chief Mike Bryant.
R.U. Reading, the Kansas City, Kan., Public Library mascot, greets students Monday at New Stanley Elementary in Kansas City, Kan., during an afternoon assembly to celebrate the school's success in the Summer Reading Achievers program.
Hee-won Han of South Korea holds up the prize she received for winning the LPGA Office Depot championship. Han shot 12-under-par 201 for the 54-hole tournament that ended Monday at Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
Utah Jazz center - and Kansas University product - Greg Ostertag speaks to reporters during the team's media day. Ostertag held court Monday in Salt Lake City.
Portuguese villagers Jose Preto and Maria Joaquina Fernandes watch the progress of the solar eclipse through pairs of special sun-blocking glasses while take care of their community flock Monday at Rio de Onor, Braganca, northern Portugal. The annular eclipse darkened the sun in a snake-like route across the Iberian Peninsula, the western Mediterranean, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Seventh graders Eli Woerpel, right, and Stephen Cardone struggle to keep all the balls in the air during a juggling exercise this week at Harmony Middle School in Overland Park. Teacher Floyd Hastings encourages his students to master the skill between classes.
Johnny Wilson, 9, swims in San Francisco Bay - heading from Alcatraz Island to the city shores - Monday in San Francisco. Wilson made the trip in one hour and eight minutes, arriving to a crowd of school mates and well-wishers after completing the 1.4 mile swim. Wilson's efforts raised about $30,000 for Hurricane Katrina relief.
Maria Sharapova holds her award from the Russian Tennis Federation for Russia's best player in 2004-05. Sharapova accepted the honor during a news conference Monday in Moscow.
Aubrey Bell, left, and Emma Bell look through books while their mother, D'Arlyn Bell, shops nearby Thursday in Merriam during the Antioch Library's 2005 Big Fall Used Book Sale.
Mark Gomes, of Nickerson, rides Jamboree to a score of 89 in the bareback competition of the Northern Invitational Livestock Exposition rodeo Wednesday in Billings, Mont. The Kansan had the high score.
Detroit Pistons Coach Flip Saunders shows his displeasure with the referees. The Pistons beat the Bucks on Thursday night in NBA preseason action in Auburn Hills, Mich.
Connecticut's Rudy Gay dunks during the Huskies' season-opening festivities in Storrs, Conn.
Kentucky's Randolph Morris, left, is blocked by teammate Jared Carter during Big Blue Madness at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky. Friday was the first night NCAA basketball teams could practice.
Houston closer Brad Lidge (54) leaves the dugout after the Astros lost to the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 of the National League championship series. Lidge gave up the game-winning three-run home run to the Cardinals' Albert Pujols in the ninth inning of the Cards' 5-4 victory Monday in Houston.
Duke men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski speaks to reporters at the launch of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Organizers unveiled details about the $20 million project Thursday in Kansas City, Mo.
Former West Junior high students, from left, Courtney Barber, 15, and Jenny Wiggins, 16, take cover under a duck umbrella as they watch a football game Thursday afternoon at West Junior High.
Seattle's Nick Collison, left, a Kansas University product, goes up for a shot past Phoenix's Kurt Thomas. The Suns won, 113-81, Friday in Phoenix.
Derris Funmaker, 19, a Haskell student, serves up some music from the '60s on a float during the parade. The Homecoming football game is today.
Jennifer Jumbo, left, and April Haynes, both employees of Haskell Indian Nations University, dress as moccasins for the Haskell Homecoming parade Friday afternoon at the school.
The Chicago White Sox's Joe Crede bounces a ball off his bat during practice. The White Sox will play the Houston Astros in Game 3 of the World Series tonight in Houston.
Miami guard Dwyane Wade (3) dunks as Atlanta's Josh Childress (1) and Tyronn Lue watch mournfully. The Heat won, 84-83, in an NBA preseason game Monday in Nashville, Tenn.
A crane operated by Polk Crane Service, of Lawrence, is tipped backward at a home construction site in Baldwin. No one was in the truck cab when something caused the boom to go down and strike the wall of a storm shelter being built in the house, said Greg Polk, co-owner of the company. There were no injuries in the accident. Other trucks and a crane were called to the scene and used to bring the truck back to the ground, Polk said. The crane was dismantled and the cause of the accident is being investigated by Altec, a crane manufacturing firm in the Kansas City area. The crane has a "black box" that records data about the crane's operation similar to boxes found on airliners, Polk said.
Kansas University students Catie Carter, a junior from Little Rock, Ark., and Ryan Ho, a junior from Long Island, N.Y., collaborate on a sidewalk chalk mural Thursday morning at Wescoe Beach. The two were representing the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity in the Chalk n' Rock contest.
An unidentified spectator holds up a sign when Vancouver Canucks right winger Todd Bertuzzi took the ice during the first period of a game against the Colorado Avalance in Denver on Thursday. Last time Bertuzzi played in Denver, in March 2003, he attacked then-Avalanche center Steve Moore and seriously injured him.
Chancellors Club Scholars for 2005-2006 are, back row from left, Travis Arey, of Shawnee, Drew Bergman, of Shawnee, Alyssa Boone, of Wichita, Rachel Williams, of Conway, Ark., Kasey Moomau, of Topeka; second row from left, Abbi Huderlie, of Lake Zurich, Ill., Stephanie Hill, of Shawnee, Ted Ginder, of Kansas City, Mo., Stefan Novosel, of Columbia, Mo.; front row from left, Meredith Van Natta, of Iowa City, Iowa, Katie Harr, of Wichita, and Grace Hsu, of Overland Park. Not pictured: Zachary Groendyk, Derby; Jonathan Orlansky, Jackson, Miss.; Katherine Boat, Kansas City, Mo.; and Peter Ross, Bartlett, Tenn.
The Chancellors Club, the major-donor organization at the Kansas University Endowment Association, finances the renewable scholarships, which recognize National Merit finalists who have outstanding high school records.
The Chancellors Club has awarded the scholarships since 1979, and this brings the total number of students receiving the scholarships to 244.
Crimson and Blue day on Kansas University's campus Friday found KU senior Sara Koven showing her support by signing a homecoming banner on Wescoe Beach as Student Union Activities promoted homecoming events. KU plays Missouri today for homecoming.
Indiana Pacer Ron Artest dunks against the Washington Wizards during the second quarter of a preseason game. Washington won, 85-77, Friday in Indianapolis, concluding the NBA preseason. The regular season begins Tuesday.