Kip Michel, from lower left, Fuce Dickson, and Wes Gartner react
after a foul call during a tense moment in the closing minutes of
the Jayhawks' loss to the Terrapins. The group was among hundreds
of fans who packed into Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar, 1012
Firefighter Dave Sherman, right, reacts to a missed basket during
the first half of play Saturday night. Sherman and other
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical personnel watched the
game in the lounge at Fire Station No. 1, 746 Ky., while on call.
KU fans at Memorial Stadium sit on the edge of their seat Saturday
as they watch Kansas fall behind in Atlanta during the second half.
KU band members Jordan Harding, left, and Molly Shepard are
dejected during the closing seconds of the KU game. The two watched
the game at Memorial Stadium.
Pizza Hut employees Rachel Goens, left, Andrew Jones, sitting, and
Dave Bohanon watch late in the second half as the Jayhawks fell
behind the Maryland Terrapins. The pizza shop workers at 934 Mass.
set up a black-and-white television to watch the game during slow
business Saturday night.
Thad Allender/Journal-World Photo Fans on the KU campus hope for a
free throw late in the game as the Campanile towers over them in
Tisha Kibbee, left, a Washburn University student, and Malinda
Reynolds, a Kansas University sophomore, can't hide their
disappointment at Memorial Stadium as the Jayhawks fell 97-88 to
Maryland. Officials estimated that 8,000 fans gathered Saturday at
the stadium to watch KU battle Maryland in the men's Final Four on
the Megavision big screen.
Winners in the "Most Expressive Fan" contest cheer it up for
cameras at Hoop City in Atlanta. Representing Kansas in the
Saturday competition at front right is Phyllis Gall, Clinton, Ill.,
who grew up in Sabetha. Cingular Wireless sponsored the contest.
Feeling a KU victory slip from the Jayhawks' grasp, Megan Haasleft
and Alex Stout, KU sophomores from Wichita, watch during the final
minutes of Saturday's game against Maryland.
Junior guard KIRK HINRICH listens to questions from the media in
the locker room following KU's 97-88 loss to Maryland in the NCAA
Three oversized mugs of KU players, from left, Drew Gooden, Aaron
Miles and Jeff Boschee, join a KU pep rally crowd. The rally for
Kansas fans took place Saturday in Atlanta.
White House Pastry Chef Roland Mesnier shows off the 45-pound
Easter egg and replica of Barney, President Bush's dog, Friday as
he prepares for the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House.
Italian police officers patrol in front of St. Mark's Basilica in
Venice, Italy. Security measures have been stepped up after the
U.S. State Department said a possible threat existed from extremist
groups against U.S. citizens on Easter in the cities of Venice,
Florence, Milan and Verona.
Leo Rios Pereira, 43, retouches his sand sculpture of the last
supper of Jesus with his apostles Saturday on the beach of
Copacabana, Brazil. Easter in South America is a popular day to go
Pope John Paul II holds the papal staff during the celebration of
the Holy Easter vigil Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.
The pontiff marked the approach of Easter on Saturday with a
candlelight vigil in St. Peter's, the most solemn ceremony in the
Kansas' Kirk Hinrich, top, runs into Steve Blake. Hinrich had 11
points in 29 minutes before fouling out of KU's 97-88 loss to
Maryland on Saturday in Atlanta.
KU freshman Aaron Miles dribbles past a fallen Maryland defender
during KU's loss to the Terrapins.
Kirk Hinrich watches from the bench during the final minutes of
KU's loss to Maryland. Hinrich fouled out in the second half.
Kansas junior Drew Gooden can't watch but KU coach Roy Williams
manages to as Maryland shoots free throws following a technical
foul in the closing seconds.
Indiana players celebrate during the closing seconds.
The Oklahoma Bench watches helplessly as Indiana sinks a free throw
late in the game. The Hoosiers halted the Sooners, 73-64, in an
NCAA Final Four semifinal game Saturday at the Georgia Dome in
MARYLAND COACH Gary Williams yells at his players in the second
FREE STATE HIGH'S Meredith Mayo, left, tries to maintain control
while under pressure from a Manhattan player in the Firebirds' 3-2
win on Saturday at FSHS.
KANSAS' CHRISTI MUSSER slides safely into second base while Texas
shortstop Erin Mahoney receives a throw. The Longhorns swept a
doubleheader from the Jayhawks, winning both games, 2-1, at Jayhawk
Field on Saturday.
DREW GOODEN shows his frustration in the second half of the
Kansas-Maryland game as Terrapin cheerleaders and fans react with
happiness. The moment Saturday came as the Terps had just gone up
20 points on the Jayhawks. Kansas cut into the lead, but Maryland
ended the Jayhawks' run in the NCAA Tournament with a 97-88 win.
This is a detail from "The Massacre of the Innocents," an engraving
by Hendrick Goltzius. The work was created in 1587-1589.
Kansas' Keith Langford (5) runs into a crowd of Maryland defenders.
The Jayhawks fell to the Terps, 97-88, on Saturday in Atlanta.
Senior Jeff Boschee tugs at his jersey after time ran out on his
final game for the Jayhawks.
Maryland's Chris Wilcox (54) dunks despite the defense of Wayne
Simien (23). The Terps beat KU, 97-88, in a national semifinal on
Saturday in Atlanta.
Aquila Theatre Company will bring two classical plays next weekend
to the Lied Center. Performances of "The Tempest" and "The Wrath of
Achilles" are planned.
The Easter Lily is coaxed into springtime blooms for today's
holiday. But you can plant it outdoors after the last frost and
enjoy its blooms again this summer.
A headstone marking the grave of pioneer John D. Henderson serves
as a reminder of hardships experienced on the Oregon Trail along a
section of the trail in Vale, Ore. The headstone notes that
Henderson died of thirst Aug. 9, 1862, "unaware of the nearness of
the Malheur River," which was only a few miles to the northeast.
Pioneer women are silhouetted on the side of a covered wagon as
part of a display at the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Baker
City, Ore. To remind visitors of the perilous Oregon Trail journey
made by long-ago travelers, museums, wayside stops and parks have
been built along the way, offering a glimpse of the struggles of
those who helped open up the West.
Gene Kelly performs his classic soggy hoofing scene from the 1952
MGM musical, "Singin' in the Rain." To celebrate its 50th
anniversary, a newly restored 35mm print will be shown in theaters,
and a DVD version will appear in the fall with a documentary to
Lettuce is in short supply nationwide, with prices quadrupling in
some spots. The steep prices are forcing schools to rethink their
menus. At Hickory Flat Elementary School, Canton, Ga., the
cafeteria manager is trying to stretch the school's lettuce supply,
which is used on a salad bar that Jerry Freeman, 8, left, and
Janessa Phillips, 7, help themselves to.
Wood County Sheriff's Deputy James Kimble, center, yells as he is
zapped with a new M26 Taser during a training session in Bowling
Green, Ohio. The Wood County Sheriff's Office has added the Tasers
to its arsenal of nonlethal weapons.
Incoming chamber of commerce chairman Kelvin Heck wants to use his
one-year term to create a more welcoming environment for economic
development activities in Lawrence. Heck officially will assume his
new position at the chamber's annual meeting Friday evening.
Hundreds of Canada geese fly into and rest in a sand pit just east
of the intersection of Fourth and Halstead streets in Hutchinson.
Many Canada geese stay year-round in the Hutchinson area, even
though geese are migratory birds.
Kansas University students, from left, Alex Stout, Jeff Wyssenbach
and Megan Haas, all Wichita sophomores, and Mike Crawford, a St.
Louis junior, join in a Rock Chalk cheer. The four were taking part
in a pregame KU pep rally Saturday at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in
A flag detail lowers the flag to half-staff at the post cemetery at
Fort Riley. The flag was lowered Friday to honor three enlisted men
from the base who were killed during a live-fire training exercise
early Friday morning at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin,
Greg Seuferling is a longtime collector of action figures. The
Lawrence resident now has more than 5,000 of the figures set up in
Kaelyn Weiss, 16 months, collects plastic eggs during an Easter egg
hunt at South Park. Eggs were exchanged for candy prizes during
Saturday's outdoor hunt sponsored by Lawrence Parks and Recreation
and Hy-Vee Food Stores.
JamSandidge is a graduate student in ecology and evolutionary
biology at Kansas University.
Linda Reimond, preschool director at the Lawrence Arts Center,
helps Johnathan Kinder, 3, center, and Sam Fanshier, 4, with a kite
project. Preschoolers on April 8 and 9 will move their belongings
in little red wagons to the new Lawrence Arts Center. The wagon
train will provide an experience that will allow children, teachers
and parents to go into the new building together, Reimond said.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth, later the queen mother, and her husband,
then the Duke of York, pose together while on their honeymoon at
Polesden Lacey, England, in this May 1, 1923, file photo.
Queen Elizabeth, left, later to become the queen mother, steps over
the debris left by the bombing of a corner of Buckingham Palace in
this Sept. 10, 1940, file photo. Her husband, King George VI,
surveys the wreckage behind her. The queen mother died Saturday.
A Marcus Adams photograph dated 1931 shows Britain's Queen
Elizabeth with her daughters Elizabeth, left, the future queen, and
The queen mother talks with Diana Princess of Wales while attending
the Royal Ascot horse race in this undated file photo. The two late
members of the royal family were among Britain's favorites.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, is aided by the
Commander in Chief of the fleet, Admiral Sir Alan West, right, and
ship's Captain David Snelson on the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS
Ark Royal during her last public engagement Nov. 22, 2001. The
queen mother died in her sleep Saturday. She was 101 years old.