FREE STATE WRESTLER KYLE FRANK picks up Hutchinson's Todd Foster in
the 171-pound third-place match. Frank defeated Foster, 7-5,
Saturday at the Class 6A state wrestling tournament in Wichita.
Olathe South's Justin Dyer controls Free State's Justin Stevens
during their Class 6A state wrestling final. Dyer defeated Stevens
on Saturday at Kansas Coliseum for the 189-pound championship.
Most freshmen hit the wall at some point as they adjust to the
rigors of college basketball. Freshmen, from left, Aaron Miles,
Wayne Simien and Keith Langford have had their share of ups and
downs while helping top-ranked Kansas dominate the Big 12
UCLA'S JASON KAPONO (24) dribbles around Stanford's Teyo Johnson on
Saturday in Stanford, Calif. The Bruins beat Stanford, 95-92.
MISSOURI'S CLARENCE GILBERT, BACK, pressures Colorado's Michel
Morandais on Saturday in Boulder, Colo. Gilbert scored 40 points,
including 12 three--pointers, a Big 12 record, in MU's 96-83 win.
Daisy DeKnight is putting herself through college at Kansas
University. A sophomore majoring in psychology, DeKnight was in
Kansas' foster care system until "aging out"at 18 years old. She
didn't know she was eligible for a stipend.
KANSAS SENIOR PITCHER DAN OLSON unleashes a pitch against
Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Saturday at Hoglund Ballpark. Olson struck
out seven batters in 623 innings to improve his record to 3-0.
Sam Smith of Kingsville, Mo., shears Sara, a Finn-Romney-California
Variegated Mutant sheep, at Natalya Lowther's Pinwheel Farm in
North Lawrence. Several visitors turned out to watch the event
Saturday, including Lucy Shopen, 10, right, and Ken Ratzlaff,
The Salisburys, shown in this circa 1890 photograph, were members
of a black family that migrated to Lawrence after the Civil War.
Although Lawrence was never legally segregated, its black residents
up through the 1960s were subject to de facto segregation. When
black-owned businesses and social establishments began to disappear
in the '40s, '50s and '60s, they took a unified black culture with
them, said lifelong Lawrence resident Howard Walker.
As one of the only black students in the Lecompton schools in the
1950s and '60s, Rev. William Dulin, left, encountered racism. His
18-year-old son, Daniel, however, says he knows the pain of racial
segregation only through his father's recollections.
Rebecca Harvey, shown in a photo taken about 1900, was among the
earliest blacks who came to Lawrence during the Civil War. Her son,
Fredrick Harvey, was a Lawrence physician who ran his practice from
an office at 730 Mass.
Russian hockey players Nikolai Khabibulin, left, Sergei Federov,
center, and Alexi Yashin wave to the crowd after receiving their
bronze medals. Russia defeated Belarus on Saturday at Kearns, Utah.
Bryant Jones of Boston, left, and Priscilla Ramirez of Brookline,
Mass., right, speak with a reporter in a classroom at a community
center in Boston. Young people like Jones and Ramirez, a recent
study argues, offer a more accurate picture of unemployment than
the laid-off dot.commers and others who have garnered most of the
David Whinery, an attorney, has decided to return to college for a
business degree. The slow economy has many professionals looking to
enhance their credentials. Kansas University has reported an
increase in applications to its professional schools, particularly
the business and law schools.
Brenda van Dam, facing the camera, hugs volunteers at a search
center in San Diego and thanks them for helping to search for her
7-year-old daughter, Danielle. The arrest Friday of David
Westerfield on suspicion of kidnapping Danielle spurred hundreds of
volunteers to show up Saturday at the center to look for clues to
Apolo Ohno of the United States collides with Satoru Terao of Japan
during the semifinals of the men's 500 meter short track race at
the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Ohno was disqualified
Saturday for the mishap. His opportunity to win a medal in the
men's relay also ended in disappointment later in the evening.
Bales of shredded office paper about 60 tons of it pile up behind
Mark LaPoint, sales manager of Security-Shred in Olathe. Below,
LaPoint grabs a handful of the finished product, cut into half-inch
strips. The company shreds about 1.3 million pounds of paper a
Leatha Shropshire yells as sheriff's deputies transport Tri-State
Crematory owner Ray Brent Marsh back to jail after a court hearing
in Lafayette, Ga. Shropshire, whose mother's body was recovered at
the crematory, wore a T-shirt Friday with her mother's face on it
and the inscription "Victim of Marsh's Crematory."
Gov. John Engler, R-Mich., says the nation's economic troubles are
causing severe problems for states and "the situation probably will
get worse before it gets better." He made the comments Saturday
during a news conference at the opening of the National Governors
Assn. winter meeting in Washington.
Flexsteel's sleeper chair, left, folds out into a twin-size
sleeper, providing extra sleeping space that's ideal for a library,
hobby studio or guest room.
Comfort Designs' polished steel and glass dining table is ideal for
empty nesters opting for sleek contemporary elegance in the dining
Hooker's Hanover Cherry entertainment system brings relaxed
sophistication to the home theater room. Features include
adjustable shelves and pullout media trays, touch-activated
lighting and space for electronics and accessories.
Dallas' Raef LaFrentz, left, scores against Sacramento as teammate
Johnny Newman looks on. LaFrentz had 14 points and six rebounds in
his Dallas debut, and the Mavericks defeated the Kings, 111-97,
Saturday in Dallas.
Rick Leiby reads a paper as he waits for a fare on Bourbon Street
in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The street is named for
French kings, not whiskey.
New Orleans is famous for its jazz, voodoo and Cajun cooking, but
patriotism has a place, too. The National D-Day Museum was created
by historian Stephen Ambrose. This group of World War II veterans
visited in November.
St. Louis Cathedral is the centerpiece of Jackson Square in the
historic French Quarter of New Orleans. The French Quarter is the
heart of the Crescent City, but attractions abound throughout town.
Selma Koch displays her wares in the Town Shop on New York's Upper
West Side. Koch, 94, spends six days a week, 10 hours a day, in the
lingerie store founded 114 years ago by her father-in-law.
A Spanish company called Rico made this tin delivery bike in 1922.
It sold in December for $3,070.
A homemade giraffe growth chart is a fun addition to a child's
Juan Francisco La Manna conducts members of the Lawrence Chamber
Orchestra during a rehearsal at First Presbyterian Church, 2415
Clinton Parkway. The orchestra will present "Noah's Flood" next
weekend at the church.
Colombian President Andres Pastrana greets residents at the main
square in San Vicente del Caguan, the main town in the former rebel
safe haven in southern Colombia. Pastrana's forces reclaimed the
territory Saturday after guerrillas hijacked a civilian airliner
Wednesday and kidnapped a senator.
Kansas University anthropology professor Sandra Gray plays
scholar-turned-cancer patient Vivian Bearing in Lawrence Community
Theatre's production of "Wit." The play opens Friday night.
Author Richard Ford writes about adultery in his latest collection
of short stories, "A Multitude of Sins."
Maj. David Mobley, left, tells members of the media that no
additional bodies of U.S. service members have been found at the
crash site of a U.S. MH-47E Chinook helicopter. To Mobley's right
at the news conference Saturday in the Philippines was Maj. Cynthia
Kansas City actor Walter Coppage will portray the lead in
University Theatre's production of "Othello."
Stacey Schian, left, and Shaun McKenzie, second from left, were
married Feb. 16 in a double wedding ceremony with McKenzie's
brother, Michael Peters, and his fiancee Laura Johnson. The quartet
said coordinating logistics for the event was time-consuming and
that they had piles of "wedding stuff" to sort before the event.
A bronze bust of John Steinbeck overlooks the entrance to a modern
shopping plaza on Cannery Row in Monterey, Calif. The area, made
famous by Steinbeck in his novel "Cannery Row," is celebrating the
centennial of the author's birth.
Former Warner Bros. animators and cartoonists Chuck Jones, left,
and Friz Freleng pose at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in
this 1985 file photo, during a 50th anniversary retrospective of
Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons. Jones, 89, best known
for animating such beloved cartoon characters as Bugs Bunny, Daffy
Duck, Elmer Fudd and Porky Pig, died Friday of congestive heart
failure at his home in Corona Del Mar, Calif.