President Bush, left, walks with Chinese President Jiang Zemin
Thursday in Beijing's Great Hall of the People.
A group of U.S. Special Forces march toward a U.S. MH-47 Chinook
transport helicopter in Zamboanga City in southern Philippines in
this Feb. 17, 2002, file photo. A similar helicopter crashed early
today near the shoreline of Negros island in the southern
R&B singer and actress Aaliyah, who died Aug. 25, 2001, in a
plane crash, was working on three movies at the time, including the
horror thriller "Queen of the Damned," which was released this
Michelle Kwan of the United States falls during competition in the
women's free skating program at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake
City. The fall cost Kwan dearly she came into Thursday night
leading and wound up taking third place and the bronze medal.
Sarah Hughes of the United States waves with the gold medal at the
awards ceremony of the women's skating at the Winter Olympics in
Salt Lake City. Hughes staged a huge upset Thursday night when she
stole the gold from U.S. favorite Michelle Kwan and Russian Irina
Mayor Mike Rundle listens to comments about the Home Depot project
at 31st and Iowa streets in this May 2001 file photo. Home Depot
also has an option to buy property at Sixth Street and Wakarusa
Free State's Jayme Lisher (30) drives past Denisha Jackson of
Shawnee Mission North. The Indians defeated the Firebirds, 52-33,
on Thursday night at Free State. The Firebirds conclude the regular
season Saturday at Shawnee Mission West.
Free State's Lauren Wright, left, attempts to shoot against Shawnee
Mission North's Maralene Zwarich. The Firebirds fell, 52-33,
Thursday night at FSHS.
Kansas guard Kirk Hinrich listens to coach Roy Williams during a
game earlier this season.
KU's Kirk Hinrich, left, drives past Colorado's Chevis Brimmer last
month in Boulder, Colo.
Gov. Bill Graves, center, stops to visit with attendees of the
Kansas Association of School Boards conference in Topeka. In a
speech to the group Thursday, Graves urged school board members to
hold legislators accountable for how they proceed with funding
education while the Legislature struggles with having to find ways
to cut the budget or raise new revenues.
Sen. Lynn Jenkins, R-Topeka, speaks out against a bill that would
give school districts an additional $20 per pupil in base state aid
during a meeting of the Senate Education Committee at the
Statehouse in Topeka. Jenkins was the lone voice of dissent
Thursday on the bill. She said she did not want to see it come up
for debate on the Senate floor without a means of funding the
Michael Hicks, right, who is currently homeless in Lawrence, relies
on bus tickets given to him by the Community Drop-In Center to get
to job interviews. Thursday, after using a free ticket, Hicks
visits with driver Buddy Brown, before a job-hunting trip. The
Community Drop-In Center is running out of its supply of tickets
for free bus rides.
Ken Wheatley, left, Lawrence sculptor, and Patsy Huffman, Lawrence,
co-director of the "Raise the Firebird" project, look at cast
bronze sculpture pieces that will be assembled at Free State High
School. Working Friday at Heartland Art Bronze's foundry putting
together the sculpture in the rear are Aaron Luckeroth, left, and
The Calling members are, from left, Billy Mohler, Nate Wood, Alex
Band, Aaron Kamin and Sean Woolstenhulme.
Stuart Townsend and Aaliyah star in Anne Rice's supernatural
adventure "Queen of the Damned."
Kansas Lt. Gov. Gary Sherrer, left, and U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts,
R.-Kan., take questions during the Kansas Trade Leadership Seminar.
Both speakers addressed issues relating to the importance of Kansas
in the global market.
From left, Jason Charay, with Lawrence Chamber of Commerce; Bennett
Griffin, president and CEO of Griffin Technologies; and Albert
Neutel, president of Reuter Organ Co., visit during a break in the
Kansas Trade Leadership Seminar at SpringHill Suites by Marriott.
Thursday's seminar featured a session with U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts,
R-Kan., and presentations by both Griffin and Neutel.
John Slate pulls a piece of cardboard embedded in the ditch along
Kansas Highway 49, north of Caldwell. A tractor-trailer hauling
trash overturned Tuesday spilling 25 tons of Sedgwick County trash
destined for a landfill near Meno, Okla. The accident kept Slate
and a cleanup crew busy Wednesday.