Lisa Spillman who won the International Pancake Race in Liberal,
Kan., was admitted to the hospital the next day. She underwent an
emergency appendectomy Thursday.
Osama bin Laden used a family video to praise the suicide bombers
who attacked the USS Cole.
The world's tallest statue of Buddha, measuring 175 feet in
Bamiyan, Afghanistan, is in danger of being torn down. Supreme
Commander of the Taliban Mullah Mohammad Omar has ordered the
destruction of all statues in Afghanistan. This statue carved into
the side of a mountain was built in the 5th century.
Some of 30 alleged members of a gang that relied on human couriers
to smuggle heroin to the United States in their stomachs are taken
to National Police headquarters in Bogota, Colombia. Colombia was
certified Thursday by the U.S. State Department as helping America
fight its drug war.
Baldwin senior Luke Tutschulte, center, and junior Eric Black take
a rebound away from Louisburg junior Justin Cannon. Louisburg won
Thursday night at Baldwin.
Not all of the U.S. and British missiles aimed at Baghdad-area
radar sites hit their targets, the Pentagon said Thursday. In fact,
officials said that as many as 20 missiles fired at Saddam
Hussein's military installations missed.
Seattle's Ruben Patterson (21) passes the ball past Cleveland's
Robert Traylor during the first quarter Thursday at the Gund Arena
Rep. J.C. Watts, R-Okla., left, House Majority Whip Tom DeLay of
Texas, center, and House Majority Leader Dick Armey of Texas lead
GOP calls Thursday for passage of President Bush's tax cut package.
Southwest Missouri State's Jackie Stiles (10) is congratulated by
teammate Erica Vicente after setting the NCAA career scoring record
on Thursday night.
Vivian Crow of Rocky Point, Wash., reacts to the destruction of
nearly every treasure in her home after an earthquake rocked the
Puget Sound area. Porcelain figurines, collectible glass objects,
Tiffany stained glass, and more lay broken and shattered in the
Lawrence High's D.J. Watkins battles Olathe South's Trey O'Dell for
the ball. The Lions won, 66-53, in a sub-state semifinal Thursday
night at the LHS gym.
Free State's Pat Krivoshia (45) scores over Leavenworth's Shawn
Rodgers. Free State won Thursday night at Lawrence High.
Free State's Pat Krivoshia, center, hugs FSHS senior Brady Flannery
as the Firebirds' Keith Wooden, left, looks on. FSHS defeated
defending state champ Leavenworth, 58-56, in a sub-state semifinal
Thursday night at Lawrence High.
State representatives listen to KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway's
budget concerns. Thursday KU officials testified in Topeka before
members of a House budget-writing subcommittee on education.
Pictured are, from left, Clark Shultz, R-Lindsborg, Bill Light,
R-Rolla, and Dean Newton, R-Prairie Village,
Kansas Summer Theatre will not be offered this year, Kansas
University authorities have announced. In this rehearsal last July,
Alex Wolfson played Charlie Brown and Xavier Rice portrayed Snoopy.
An accomplished Special Olympian, Ottawa resident Chuck Crawford
travels today to Anchorage, Alaska, for the 2001 World Winter
Games. Crawford is shown at home Thursday with a few of his medals,
including his four gold medals for cross-country skiing, the event
in which he will compete in Alaska.
Specialist Kevin Wise, center, directs trading in shares of Best
Buy on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks extended
their decline Thursday with investors still smarting from comments
by Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan that the economy has
further to fall.
William Shatner will host the 50th Annual Miss USA 2001 Pageant at
8 p.m. on CBS. The beauty contest is broadcast live from Gary, Ind.
Wearing a wedding band, Father Robert McElwee holds up a wafer,
representing the body of Christ during a service at the Sacred
Heart Catholic Church in Frontenac. McElwee is one of a handful of
married Catholic priests in the United States.
Unpacking A selection of antique Victorian glass is Thomas Cyphert, Topeka, during preparation for the annual Pilot Club of Lawrence Antique Show & Sale at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Cyphert arranged his booth Thursday for the show's opening at 10 a.m. today.