Kenny Brack of Sweden holds up the pole position helmet for the
CART Firestone Firehawk 600. Brack won the pole Saturday at Texas
Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas.
Oakland pitcher tim hudson returns to the mound after giving up a
sixth-inning homer to New York's Chuck Knoblauch, left. Knoblauch
was 4-for-5 with three RBIs in the Yankees' 7-6 victory on Saturday
at New York.
Tim Ivy looks to the heavens with the aid of a filtered telescope
during National Astronomy Day activities. Torry Crass, left, set up
the telescope which filters out 99 percent of the sun's harmful
rays that can damage eyesight Saturday in downtown Lawrence. Crass
and and Reid Nelson, center, are members of Astronomy Associates of
Lawrence, 1082 Malott Hall.
Sergio Martinez, a representative of the Cuban Interest Section in
Washington, D.C., left, talks with Douglas County farmer Mark
Wulfkuhle about his family's cattle business. Martinez toured the
Wulfkuhle's Rocking H Ranch Saturday.
Concertgoers listen to Pomeroy during Day on the Hill on Kansas
University's campus. Saturday's music festival drew an estimated
The questionable acoustics of a Marvin Hall classroom draws the
scrutiny of Bob Coffeen, chairman of KU's architectural engineering
department. Coffeen and several KU students have produced an
Acoustical Society of America publication that has been distributed
Nicky Henriquez, a first-grader at Quail Run School, ponders his
next move during the United States Chess Federation's
Supernationals tournament. Henriquez is one of 40 Lawrence students
competing this weekend in the national contest in Kansas City, Mo.
Iraqi Air Force academy students carry Iraqi and Palestinian flags
during a celebration of Saddam Hussein's 64th birthday, in his
hometown of Tikrit, Iraq. The event was Saturday.
Bui Thi Nhi, 73, center, stands at the grave site of her parents
and three of her nieces who were killed during a Navy SEAL raid 32
years ago in Thanh Phong Village in the Mekong Delta.
U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, center, an Illinois Democrat, is arrested
by U.S. Navy security after he broke through the perimeter fence of
U.S. Naval Reservation Camp Garcia in Vieques, Puerto Rico.
Protesters on Saturday entered the firing range on the small
island, repeatedly disrupting a second day of exercises by putting
themselves in the line of fire.
Cosmonaut Talgat Musabaev, top, and American space tourist Dennis
Tito, bottom, wave as they board the Soyuz rocket for a journey to
the international space station. They blasted off Saturday from the
Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Gen. Joseph W. Ralston, NATO's Supreme Allied Commander in Europe,
says expanding the alliance's membership is best left to civilian
leaders. Ralston on Saturday was in Lawrence for the end of the
"Building a Vital U.S.-Ukraine Partnership" conference.
Green space is readily accessible in Boulder, where the city and
county have worked together to purchase and preserve open space
around the community. University of Colorado students Amalie
Veralli, left, and Margot Hackman paint and study in Chautauqua
Park on a spring day in 2001.
An unobstructed view of Boulder can be seen from Flagstaff
Mountain, a 10-minute drive from town. This view to the northeast
shows downtown Boulder just above the center of the frame and at
top the surrounding flatlands to the east.
Boulder's Pearl Street Mall is the heart of downtown where arts,
entertainment, shopping and dinning converge. One five-block
stretch on the mall is closed to vehicles, creating a pedestrian
park full of benches, street performers, outside dinning and
seasonal arts and craft festivals.
The needlesharp Flatirons form a mountain backdrop for Boulder,
Colo., a cosmopolitan city with a population of more than 95,000
people. City and county efforts to purchase and preserve open space
have enabled Boulder to save wildlife habitat, agricultural lands
and their mountains from development. This view shows the Flatirons
to the southwest at top of frame with protected green space below.
Just below center at right is the University of Colorado.
An artist captures views of the Gundlach-Bundschu vineyards, still
run by scions of the two German immigrants who started the winery
This Williams No. I typewriter made in 1891 sold last year for
Sons of the Desert is nominated for four Academy of Country Music
awards this year. The group will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at
Ottawa Municipal Auditorium, 301 S. Hickory St., Ottawa.
Characters Princess Fiona, voiced by Cameron Diaz, and the ogre
Shrek, voiced by Mike Myers, appear in a scene from DreamWorks
Pictures comedy "Shrek."
Actor Tim Roth, top center, portrays Thade, the militaristic leader
of the apes who battle against rebellious humans in a scene from
the 20th Century Fox remake of "Planet of the Apes." The film,
scheduled for release in summer 2001, promises to be a dramatically
different treatment from the original.
Her fellow dancers reflected in the mirror behind her, Deanna Doyle
dances during a rehearsal Thursday night of Tom Ralabate's
"Insides." The work is part of a University Dance Company concert
that will be presented Thursday and Friday at the Lied Center.
Haskell Indian Nations University students, from left, Tracy
Kennedy, Jessica Youngbird and Ashley Youngbird rest after taking a
hike on a mesa near Acoma Pueblo. In the background is Mount
Jessica Youngbird, a Haskell Indian Nations University student,
participated in the jingle dress competition at the Denver March
Powwow. Her dress is decorated with appliques and jingles made from
the lids of tobacco cans.
Zotigh, a southern drum group, performs at the powwow. Sixty drum
groups performed in Denver.
The Denver March Powwow featured a variety of dance competitions
with performers from throughout the country.
Philadelphia's Allen Iverson (3) scores two of his 32 points over
Indiana's Austin Croshere (44) as the Pacers' Derrick McKey (9)
watches. The 76ers defeated the Pacers, 92-87, Saturday in
Indianapolis to take a 2-1 lead in their series.
Joyce Schild, one of the founders of Lawrence's Art in the Park,
will show some of her watercolors at this year's event.
The entry "Oh Bird-Snuffy" makes its way through downtown Lawrence
during last year's Art Tougeau parade. "Oh Bird" was sponsored by
the Peer Support group of Independence Inc. and featured a car
covered in oak tree mulch and a trunk full of garbage.
Youths from the pelathe Community Resource Center hang out in the
car they have decorated with CDs. They will enter the car in the
Art Tougeau parade, which begins at noon Saturday in downtown
Colorado defenseman Ray Bourque swats the puck above goaltender
Patrick Roy. The play was reviewed by the video judge and ruled no
goal in Colorado's 2-0 victory Saturday in Denver.
Michael Johnson, right, reacts after anchoring the men's
1,600-meter relay team to victory in the Penn Relays on Saturday in
Philadelphia. Finishing behind Johnson was Jamaica's Michael
Blackwood, left. Johnson announced Friday that the race would be
his final one in the United States.
A Native American youth looks out her cell window at the Tohaci
Youth Detention Center Feb. 9, 2001 in Tohachi, Ariz.
Harmon Mason, 28, a former gang member who now works as a probation
officer on the Navajo reservation, warns of upcoming prison
releases of gang members saying "it could get worse" on the
Yvonne Kee-Billison, holds photographs of her late brother,
Fernando Kee, outside her office on the Navajo reservation in Ft.
Defiance, Ariz. Fernando died of stab wounds in April 1996, the day
before Kee-Billison gave birth to her son.
Lawrence's Brandon Bingham hurls a pitch toward home. Bingham
helped the Lions beat SM East, 3-2, in Game One, but the Lancers
rallied for a 6-4 victory in the nightcap on Saturday at Ice Field.
Amy Hulse, left, covers first base after Oklahoma's Erin Evans (15)
put down a bunt. The play came in the Sooners' 2-1 victory over the
Jayhawks on Saturday at Jayhawk Field.
Michelle Hansen, an English teacher at Wahluke High School in
Mattawa, Wash., goes over papers at her desk earlier this month. On
April 10, one of her students, Cory Baadsgaard, held the honors
English class hostage with a loaded hunting rifle. Baadsgaard is in
the county jail now.
A group of young investors from Sunflower School recently won the
state's Spring Stock Market game. They outsmarted 53 other
elementary school teams in the 10-week stock market game. From rear
are Anthony Frei, Philip Bennett, Andrew Sigler, Bryant Denning and
Dan Korch, a city equipment operator, stands vigil over the sandbag dike that protects Davenport, Iowa. As the water is pumped back into the Mississippi River from a storm sewer catch basin nearby, Korch is keeping an eye out for any leaks. Saturday, a second wave of water from heavy rain in Wisconsin and Minnesota was making its way down river.
Michael Nelson of penny concrete washes off the recently poured concrete on South Park's wading pool. Workers will also paint the pool and do some caulking to get it ready for summer's swimmers.