Ricky Rudd (28) moves past Sterling Marlin on the way to Rudd's
third place finish in the NAPA Auto Parts 500. Jimmie Johnson won
the race Sunday at the California Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
Smoke covers Los Angeles in this April 30, 1992, file photo, as
fires like this one near Vermont Street burn out of control. On
April 29, 1992, four white police officers were declared innocent
in the beating of black motorist Rodney King, and Los Angeles
erupted in the deadliest riots of the century.
Scott Dixon, front, and his Kansas City Bicycling Club teammate,
Bruce Tanner, cross the finish line. The duo finished 1-2 during
the final leg of their division at the Star Signs Stage Race on
Sunday at Perry Lake State Park.
Kansas' eight senior softball players and their families listen as
underclassmen players share their memories of the seniors. The
ceremony to honor the seniors took place on the infield between
games of a doubleheader against Iowa State on Sunday.
Kansas senior center fielder Shelly Musser slides under the tag of
Iowa State pitcher Erica Martinez after a wild pitch to score her
second run of the game. The Jayhawks defeated the Cyclones, 5-2, in
the first game of a Senior Day doubleheader, but dropped the
nightcap, 6-3, Sunday afternoon at Jayhawk Field.
Philadelphia's Allen Iverson, front, drives past Boston's Walter
McCarty, left, and Antoine Walker. Iverson had 42 points in the
76ers' 108-103 victory on Sunday in Philadelphia.
Atlanta's Chipper Jones, top, is tagged out by Houston catcher Brad
Ausmus in the third inning. The Astros beat the Braves, 7-1, on
Sunday in Atlanta.
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein accepts a bouquet of flowers during
a celebration of his birthday at the presidential palace in
Baghdad. Saddam turned 65 Sunday.
A poster in the Jenin Refugee Camp in the West Bank glorifies
Palestinian suicide bomber Shadi Zakaria. Zakaria killed 15 people
and himself in a March 31 suicide attack in Haifa. Suicide bombings
have grown so much in appeal and popularity among Palestinians that
a cult has evolved around them.
Actor Donovan Patton appears with Blue, his animated co-star on the
set of Nickelodeon's "Blue's Clues," in this computer-generated
composite publicity image. Patton today is replacing Steve Burns,
the show's host since its debut in December 1996.
Margaret Hoecker, a 92-year-old resident at Brandon Woods
Retirement Community, listens to a book on tape from Talking Books.
The program is a federally funded and provides visually impaired,
learning disabled and others who are unable to read text with free
tape recorders and books on cassette.
Operation Wildlife executive director Diane Johnson feeds a beaver
kit at the rehabilitation facility northeast of Lawrence. The
nonprofit organization has requested funds from the city to cover
costs for wild animal calls it receives from Lawrence.
lawrence resident Christena Morgan, 14, left, paddles her mother
,Christy Morgan, and sister, Hailey Morgan, 10, down one of the
Baker Wetlands' canals under the guidance of Baker University
senior Todd Hitchcock, a biology major from Larned. Baker
University played host to its 11th annual Wetlands Field Day Sunday
afternoon. The event included activities and displays to teach
visitors about the natural area.
Kimberly Henderson, foreground right, a graduate student at
University of Denver, monitors the visual display of a
ground-penetrating radar system, while workers in the background
pass radar antennas over plotted grids in the Baker Wetlands area.
Geophysical Investigations Inc., Lakewood, Co., will search a
number of sites for evidence of graves.
Palestinian women walk past the rubble of destroyed houses at the
Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank. A U.N. fact-finding team that
was scheduled to arrive Sunday to investigate Israel's military
operation in the camp has been delayed because of disagreements
between Israel and the United Nations about the scope of the