A thunderstorm moves over the Dole Institute of Politics on KU's West Campus Tuesday, July 22, 2003 during dedication events for the building.
Jim Brothers, of The Alfred Packer Memorial String Band plays the mouth harp for tax filing revlers at the downtown post office. Last minute tax filers were greeted annually on tax night by the band for over 20 years for the midnight filing deadline. Jim Brothers founded the Alferd Packer Memorial String Band in 1979. (File photo 2003)
Former Kansas basketball players Kirk Hinrich, left, and Nick Collison were a part of the 2002 Final Four team that went 33-4 overall and 16-0 in Big 12 play.
KU Coach Terry Allen, center, celebrates with Mario Kinsey, left, and Reggie Duncan. The Jayhawks downed Texas Tech, 34-31 in double overtime, on Saturday in Lubbock, Texas. Allen coached in Lawrence from 1997-2001, going 21-35.
A view of the north Lawrence chemical plant now owned by Israel Chemicals Ltd. For much of its life, the plant was owned by FMC Corp, which then partnered with Solutia Inc. to form the joint venture Astaris LLC. In 2005, Astaris sold to ICL. FMC is working with KDHE on a plan to clean up arsenic that has contaminated nearby ground water.