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Larry Rieger, left, a senior audit partner with Arthur Andersen,
discusses plans to reform the struggling accounting firm. Paul
Volcker, former Federal Reserve chief, is responsible for the plans
that were OK'd Friday by the company.
Kyle Johnston, art director at Midwest Graphics, 800 N.H., sorts
through some of the many varieties of shirts that the company is
printing for the Final Four. Midwest Graphics is one of only about
20 NCAA licensed printers and expects this Final Four to produce
near record merchandise sales.
It took three years for First Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield,
N.J., to find a new pastor. This is the first Easter at the church
for the Rev. William Getman, shown here greeting Dorothy
Westermaier after a recent service.
The Rev. Bill Hurlbutt has felt at home since moving to Lawrence in
February 2001. A few months ago he was named senior pastor at
Christ Community Evangelical Free Church, 1100 Kasold Drive. The
church has about 200 members, but as many as 675 people attend
Sunday services there.
Maryland's Juan Dixon dunks during Friday's practice at the Georgia
Dome in Atlanta.
Kansas' Drew Gooden soars to the goal ahead of Todd Kappelmann
(50). KU held an hour-long practice Friday at the Georgia Dome.
KU junior Drew Gooden, on television, cracks a joke during Friday's
Final Four news conference. Gooden and the Jayhawks will face
Maryland in a national semifinal game tonight at the Georgia Dome
KU's nick Collison fires a shot during Friday's open practice.
Kansas coach Roy Williams watches the Jayhawks practice on Friday
in the Georgia Dome.
Washington's Michael Jordan, right, shoots over Milwaukee's Tim
Thomas. Jordan hit 12 of 22 shots in the Wizards' 107-98 victory
Friday night in Washington.
Players on Oklahoma's bench celebrate as the Sooners increase the
lead over Duke. Oklahoma won its NCAA Women's Final Four semifinal
game, 86-71, Friday night in San Antonio.
As the high school golf season nears, Free State High's Aaron
Webber, left, and Lawrence High's Zach Blevins hope to lead their
teams to successful seasons this spring.
Maryland coach gary Williams watches the Terrapins practice.
Kansas Coach ROY WILLIAMS talks to his players during the Jayhawks'
final practice prior to today's KU-Maryland game. Friday's
practice, in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, was open to the public as
part of Final Four festivities.
Sen. Les Donovan, R-Wichita, left, listens to Sen. David Corbin,
R-Towanda, during a Senate committee working on ways to recover the
state's $700 million budget shortfall.
The old church at the cemetery near Stull finally met its demise.
Landowners aren't yet sure who on Friday demolished the limestone
structure, which local legend had purported to be a "gateway to
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's compound comes under attack in
the West Bank city of Ramallah. Israeli forces have isolated Arafat
in his office and cut off power to the complex.
Rating "the Gooden, the Bad and the Ugly," Kansas fans display a
sign for TV cameras. This group was mugging for the cameras Friday
during an open practice session at the Georgia Dome.
Eddie Lorenzo, a 1991 KU graduate from Kansas City, Mo., drove all
night with a carload of friends to make KU's open practice in the
Georgia Dome. Behind Lorenzo at right is Curt Annis of Perry.
The open practice session for the Jayhawks draws KU fans from
across the country. Friday at the Georgia Dome, from left, are
Emily Pantino and Sarah Roche, both of Roswell, Ga., and Joshua
Geyer, 7, and his father John Geyer, Atlanta, formerly of Lawrence.
Caitlyn Benedetto, 8, Dennison, Ohio, waits anxiously for
autographs near the end of the KU open practice session. Benedetto
hoped to get coach Roy Williams to sign her basketball Friday at
the Georgia Dome.
Kansas assistant coach Neil Dougherty, left, and coach Roy Williams
share a laugh while the Jayhawks gather in a huddle at the Georgia
Dome in Atlanta. The team was finishing its public workout in
preparation for today's Final Four contest against Maryland. The
winner will advance to Monday night's national championship game.
Pope John Paul II attends the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross)
torchlight procession on Good Friday in front of the Colosseum in
Rome. The pontiff did not walk the half-mile route in the rite that
evokes Christ's suffering and death.
Showing support for the Kansas University men's basketball team,
the first- and second-grade classes at Schwegler School cheer in a
group photo at the school. During a schoolwide Jayhawk Day, the
students wore KU crimson and blue and made Jayhawk hats on Friday
to show spirit for today's Final Four tournament game in Atlanta.
Fans hoping to get Jayhawk autographs line up courtside in the
Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The Jayhawks had an open practice session
Friday in the dome.
Clora Bryant, right front, breaks out laughing as the Prairie View
Co-Eds gather for a group picture during a reception in their honor
in Houston. The members of the historic Prairie View A&M
all-girl jazz band gathered for the first time in more than 50
years for a two-day celebration held by the university in their
honor. Back row from left are Ernest Crafton Miller, Argie Mae
Edwards Medearis, Izola FedFord Collins, Elizabeth Thomas Smith and
Marion Bridges Simon; front row, from left, are Helen Cole, Fannie
Drisdale Burt and Bryant.
The Old Absinthe House Bar sign still hangs on the building where
the Mango Bar now sells frozen daiquiris on Bourbon Street in New
Orleans. Musical heritage preservationists hold up the change at
the former blues bar as another example of how local landmarks are
deteriorating in New Orleans.
Craig Nash, Atlanta, left, a former Perry resident, and Curt Annis,
Perry, right, applaud the Kansas Jayhawks as they come onto the
court at the Georgia Dome. The pair were at the Atlanta dome on
Friday for an open practice session. The two are still looking for
tickets to today's Kansas-Maryland game.
Actor Jack Black performed with Tenacious D. Thursday night before
Kid Rock's performance.
Kid Rock performing Thursday at Kansas City's Municipal Auditorium