Paul Pierce slams home two of his 27 points in Sunday's loss at New
Driver George Mack, right, hugs car owner Marc Laidler. Mack
qualified for the Indianapolis 500 with an average speed of 227.150
mph on the final day of qualifying Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor
New York's Roger Clemens pumps his fist after recording an out in
the eighth inning. Clemens picked up his seventh win of the season
on Sunday in a 3-0 victory over the Twins in New York.
Chicago third baseman Bill Mueller, back, tags out Milwaukee's Alex
Sanchez on a steal attempt. The Cubs snapped a nine-game losing
streak with a 5-4 victory over the Brewers on Sunday in Milwaukee.
Mortarboards aren't just for having something to attach a tassel
to, these Kansas University graduates show. Dozens of graduates
participating in Sunday's commencement ceremonies at KU decorated
their headgear with messages or artwork.
Cheesehead Rebecca Evans of Plover, Wis., surveys the crowd
gathering for commencement. Evans, a Green Bay Packers fan, earned
a bachelor's degree in political science.
KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway gives a final salute to the class of
Xavier Stevens, Garnett, wore a straw hat in place of his
mortarboard. He was awarded a bachelor's degree in computer science
from KU's engineering school.
Dana Bottenfield, Lawrence, attracts attention with a
flower-festooned mortarboard. She was keeping in contact with
family members via a cell phone Sunday before she picked up her
bachelor's degree in English.
Chris Holzwart, Fort Collins, Colo., opts for alternate
transportation to descend down Campanile Hill and into Memorial
Stadium. Holzwart and his unicycle were in the procession with
members of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Speech-Language Pathology graduate students, from left, Ashley
Little of Fairway, Michelle Calton of Lee's Summit, Mo., and
Lindsay Randle of Arkansas City make their way to the Campanile for
the beginning of commencement.
Graduates in the School of Medicine celebrate by popping the cork
on champagne bottles as their degrees are conferred. In all, more
than 4,000 new graduates participated in KU Commencement ceremonies
Sunday at Memorial Stadium.
Jeff Brain is the leader of Valley Vote, an organization pushing
for the secession of the San Fernando Valley from the city of Los
Angeles. A regional board will decide Wednesday whether to put the
issue on the November ballot.
An East Timorese man wearing traditional dress watches a fireworks
display after the country became independent. East Timor became the
world's newest nation at 12:01 a.m. today.
Fellow students laugh at Grace Gonzalez's stand-up routine during a
comedy class at William Paterson College in Wayne, N.J. The
semesterlong, three-credit class helps students develop a comedy
routine that can be performed in a nightclub. Their final exam will
consist of delivering a five-minute routine to an audience at
Caroline's comedy club in New York.
The iPAQ, made by Compaq Computer Corp., allows doctors to view
patient information in real time, checking on vital signs, test
results and X-rays.
Cleveland runner Omar Vizquel undercuts Kansas City catcher A.J.
Hinch. Vizquel was forced out at home on the sixth-inning play on
Sunday in Cleveland.
Michael Andretti waves to the fans after he made the field on the
final day of qualifications Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor
Two-time Indy 500 champion Arie Luyendyk smiles as he climbs out of
his car. He qualified with an average speed of 228.848 mph on the
final day of qualifying Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Kansas University's Scott Russell tosses the javelin during the Big
12 track and field championship. Russell won with a throw of 249
feet, 3 inches Sunday in Columbia, Mo.
Vice President Dick Cheney responds to criticism on Fox News that
the Bush administration ignored warning signs about the Sept. 11
Adam Burnett of Melvern and his service dog, Lorax, an 8-year-old
Labrador retriever, don matching mortarboards during KU
commencement exercises. Burnett's degree is in atmospheric science.
Loyal Jayhawk fan Kelsey Osbourn of Tulsa, Okla., greeted family
and friends at Kansas University's 130th commencement. Osbourn
earned a degree in business administration and psychology. Sunday's
graduation attracted about 30,000 people to KU's Memorial Stadium,
where about 4,000 made the traditional walk down Campanile Hill.
Teresa Smith, Lions Club president, left, and president-elect
Martha Roush are selling reflective address signs for county
residences. The signs, like the one attached to Roush's rural
mailbox, have been endorsed by the sheriff's and rural fire
Once hot, now cold, "Ally McBeal," starring Calista Flockhart, airs
its series finale at 8 p.m. today.