Nevada's Kirk Snyder -- who torched KU for 29 points -- celebrates
his team's 40-20 halftime lead.
Kansas University freshman J.R. Giddens, left, drives on Garry
Hill-Thomas in the first half. The Jayhawks fell to the Wolf Pack,
75-61, late Sunday night in Reno, Nev.
Former Jayhawk Brett Ballard takes a break during his radio
broadcast of the KU-Nevada game. Ballard was filling in for veteran
color man Max Falkenstien, who was in Orlando, Fla., to call
today's Tangerine Bowl.
Jayhawks Tony Stubbs (9) and Joe Vaughn go on a merry-go-round ride
with children staying at the Give Kids the World Village. Stubbs
and Vaughn were among a dozen KU football players -- and coach Mark
Mangino -- who visited the resort for children with
life-threatening illnesses Sunday south of Orlando, Fla.
KU junior guard Keith Langford, left, drives against Nevada's Kirk
Snyder. Snyder scored 29 points, leading all scorers, in the Wolf
Pack's 75-61 win.
Kansas University players Aaron Miles, left, and Jeff Graves sit on
the bench as Nevada fans celebrate. The Wolf Pack beat the
Jayhawks, 75-61, Sunday night in Reno, Nev.
An unidentified Iraqi official of the ministry of oil inspects the
scene of a pipeline fire and burned cars near Samarra, 75 miles
north of Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqi officials Sunday blamed loyalists of
jailed former leader Saddam Hussein for sabotaging a vital stretch
of oil pipeline and blowing up a huge gasoline storage tank in
Time Magazine's cover shows three American military personnel
representing "The American Soldier," which was chosen to be the
magazine's 2003 Person of the Year.
St. Louis running back Marshall Faulk celebrates his second
touchdown of the game against Cincinnati. The Rams beat the
Bengals, 27-10, Sunday in St. Louis.
This carved Russian Santa's open robe displays a detailed Nativity
painting of Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus.
Joan Kogler peers over a Nativity scene she received from her
sister. For the past 10 years, the Saline County woman has been
collecting the scenes and now has 215 sets and ornaments that she
displays in her home during the holiday season.
Santa waves from the Holiday Train as it pulls out of downtown
Chicago. He and his reindeer ride on a flatbed train car between
the commuter train cars.
For about six weeks, dozens of volunteers stamp letters with a
holiday greeting with the Noel, Mo., trademark red wreath or green
Christmas tree, shown above. Noel Mayor John Baucom said the
tradition began in the 1930s.
These KU players had more than enough help from visitors to the
Give Kids the World Village Sunday when they participated in a
tangerine squeezing contest with three members of the NC State
football team. The KU players are, left to right: Joe Vaughn, Danny
Lewis and Banks Floodman.
Jesse Combs, president of Toy Presidents Inc., holds a doll of
President George W. Bush as he talks about the company's other
figures, at the company's Houston headquarters. The other
presidents shown are, from left, John F. Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln,
Teddy Roosevelt, Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan. Each presidential
doll wears hand-stitched clothing reminiscent of their era, such as
Lincoln's top hat and Bush's navy suit, red tie and black cowboy
boots adorned with the presidential seal. The dolls also talk; an
embedded computer chip plays 25 different phrases the presidents
uttered during their administrations.
Tiffany Ellis, Lawrence, portraying Mary, holds her child Avery, 6
weeks, portraying baby Jesus, during the Living Nativity on Sunday
night at the Vinland Fairgrounds.
Volunteers portray biblical characters for the Living Nativity at
the Vinland Fairgrounds. The Living Nativity, featuring farm
animals as well as people, opened Sunday and continues tonight and
Kansas University quarterback Bill Whittemore and teammates visit
with a family at the Give Kids the World village near Orlando, Fla.
Players posing with the family Sunday morning while a friend took
their photograph were, from left, Whittemore, Tony Stubbs (9), Zach
Dyer (13), Joe Vaughn (56), Banks Floodman (5), Kevin Kane (45) and
Danny Lewis (78).
The Kansas University Marching Band parades in Mickey's Very Merry
Christmas Parade Sunday at Disney World.
More than 600 Kansas University and North Carolina State fans pack
into Wall Street Plaza in downtown Orlando, Fla., for the Tangerine
Jam pep rally. Fans participated Sunday in competitions such as
yelling and tangerine juice-drinking contests at the pep rally.
Three Kansas University football players get help from some young
visitors to the Give Kids the World village during a
tangerine-squeezing contest against three members of the North
Carolina State football team. The KU players, from left, Joe
Vaughn, Danny Lewis and Banks Floodman, and their helpers came up
short Sunday, however, and produced less juice than the Wolfpack
team during the contest, part of festivities leading up to today's
game in Orlando, Fla.
These Lawrence High School seniors were nominated for 2003 Homecoming court. They have been friends since second grade at Wakarusa School. From left are Carl Lisher, son of Mel and Charlene Lisher; Amanda Faletra, daughter of Sabine and Michael Jones; and Taylor Parker, son of Mark and Dene Parker. The picture was taken by Charlene Lisher and submitted by Sabine Jones.
Sid Eells lights a luminaria in front of his house in Hutchinson. For the past 21 years, residents of the Hyde Park area in Hutchinson have lit up their neighborhood on the last Saturday before Christmas for the luminaria event.
Kansas University alumni, from left, Chris Love, Garrett Miller and Justin Lowdermilk, all of Overland Park, root for the Jayhawks during the Tangerine Jam, a pep rally for both North Carolina State and KU fans. The rally was Sunday evening in Orlando, Fla., site of today's Tangerine Bowl. For more Tangerine Bowl coverage, see pages 1A, 5A and GameDay.