Darby, a 4-year-old miniature pinscher, rides a rocking horse. The
dog belongs to Raeleigh Heck, of Lawrence.
Manuela Ertmer, a licensed practical nurse at Health Care Access,
left, talks with Matie Grubham about her medications. Grubham uses
the clinic because she can't afford health insurance but isn't poor
enough to qualify for Medicaid.
Purdue quarterback Kyle Orton laughs while stretching during
practice. The Boilermakers worked out Saturday in Orlando, Fla., in
preparation for their New Year's Day date with Georgia in the
Capital One Bowl.
Virginia's Matt Schaub (7) throws a pass over Pittsburgh's Tyrone
Gilliard (31). Schaub was the MVP of the Continental Tire Bowl
Saturday at Charlotte, N.C.
Oklahoma quarterback jason white stretches during practice. The
Sooners, who worked out Saturday at the Superdome, will play LSU
Jan. 4 in the Sugar Bowl at New Orleans.
Missouri's Rickey Paulding (23) sends Memphis' Jeremy Hunt (5) to
the floor during the closing seconds of the game. Memphis defeated
11th-ranked Missouri, 61-59, Saturday in Memphis, Tenn.
Louisville's Francisco Garcia, right, blocks a shot by Kentucky's
Chuck Hayes. Louisville defeated Kentucky, 65-56, Saturday in
Buffalo quarterback Drew Bledsoe (11) fumbles the ball as he is hit
by New England's Teddy Bruschi, left, and Ty Warren, right, during
the third quarter. New England won, 31-0, Saturday at Gillette
Stadium in Foxboro, Mass.
KU junior Keith Langford talks to children during the Jayhawks'
holiday hoops clinic. About 500 youngsters attended Saturday at
KU volleyball player Josi Lima blocks a shot against Pepperdine
during the NCAA Tournament.
Kansas University football players and fans celebrate after a
Jayhawk victory this season. Kansas went from 2-10 in 2002 to a
berth in the Tangerine Bowl this year.
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self watches players work out during
the preseason. Self replaced coach Roy Williams in April. KU's
athletic department experienced a major overhaul in 2003 after AD
Al Bohl was fired and replaced by Lew Perkins.
Socialist Party of Serbia supporters show pictures of former
Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, during last week's final
pre-election rally in Belgrade, Serbia-Montenegro.
A Palestinian youth throws a tear-gas canister back at Israeli
troops during a demonstration at the concrete separation barrier in
the West Bank town of Qalqilya. Hundreds of Palestinians protested
Saturday against the construction of the barrier, which the Israeli
government says is necessary to prevent suicide bombings.
Palestinians say it amounts to a seizure of land where they hope to
build an independent state.
Cows eat at the dairy farm Sunny Dene Ranch Saturday in Mabton,
Wash. The farm has been quarantined by the state because a cow from
the farm has been infected with mad cow disease.
A university building watchman receives help after he was injured
in one of several bomb attacks in Karbala, Iraq. At least 13 people
died Saturday during attacks on military bases and the governor's
John Lotter, center, is escorted from the Richardson County
Courthouse in Falls City, Neb., in this Feb. 21, 1996, file photo,
after being sentenced to death for the December 1993 murders of
Brandon Teena, Philip DeVine and Lisa Lambert.
Kalli McClure, a Southwest Junior High eighth-grader, won the Edy's
Ice Cream "A Scoop of the USA" contest. Her ice cream flavor,
"We're Not in Kansas AnySmore" will be sold next year in stores
Ted Boyle, a North Lawrence resident and president of the North
Lawrence Improvement Assn., points out some new raised houses being
constructed that have been built up to flood insurance standards
but that push water into low-lying areas where older homes are
located. Boyle says flooding is the No. 1 concern of his neighbors.
Iranians injured in Friday's earthquake wait for assistance in
Kerman airport, Iran. International relief crews started to arrive
Saturday in the region of Bam. Officials estimate that 30,000
people were injured.
A helicopter flies over the damaged fortress of Bam, some of which
dates back 2,000 years. Most of the ancient citadel was destroyed
by Friday's earthquake. One American was killed and another injured
as they visited the historic site. "My grief is twofold," said Reza
Husseini, a 25-year-old archaeology student. "I've lost two members
of my family, and I've lost my history, my citadel."
Iranian men pray as women stand next to their destroyed house in
Bam, Iran. The provisional death toll in Iran's earthquake is
20,000 with more than 30,000 people injured, the Interior Ministry
Jason Stark fears the pending loss of his General Assistance and
MediKan payments from the state will force him into homelessness. A
state-ordered budget cut is pushing him off public assistance rolls
beginning Jan. 1.
Two drunken-driving accidents -- one resulting in injuries, the
other no injuries -- occurred in 2002 at the intersection of 15th
and Iowa streets. Statistics from the Kansas Department of
Transportation showed drunken drivers were involved in 26
accidents, including one fatality and seven other injury accidents,
along Iowa Street in 2002.
Detroit guard Bob Sura, right, passes behind his back past Atlanta
center Theo Ratliff during the first half of Saturday's game in
Atlanta. The Pistons won, 87-84.
A whitetail deer strikes a majestic pose at a pond at North
Carolina's Grandfather Mountain in this image by photographer Hugh
A Boeing 737 fuselage passes on a train through downtown Wichita.
Boeing ships 280 sections a year of the partial planes by rail to
Renton, Wash., for final assembly and delivery. This section was
delivered in October. Sections of the 747, 757 and 767 models also
are manufactured and shipped by rail from Wichita. Boeing's
announcement of the 7E7 plane and congressional action on the 767
refueling tankers bode well for the long-term health of the
region's biggest employer, which suffered during 2003.
Howard Braun operates a combine in one of his wheat fields west of
Garden City. He was harvesting his wheat June 23. Kansas wheat
farmers had a good crop last summer, but rain will be critical for
them to produce another one in 2004.
A MOSS LAMP, MOD clocks and radios are some of the items in
Richard Elioff collects furniture and accessories from the 1950s,
'60s and '70s to decorate his Minneapolis home as a groovy showcase
for his Mod stuff.
Melynda Simonsen stores tea at Pekoe Sip House in Boulder, Colo.
Pekoe Sip House carries 100 different types of tea.
This Aztec neon clock was made in 1936. The colorful clock, 26
inches in diameter, sold at a MastroNet online auction for $843.
Chris Cobb, center, encourages Jeremy Miller, an early childhood
student at East Heights School. Cobb was one of several teachers
put into a master's degree group through a collaboration between
the Lawrence school district and Baker University. In one year, the
group completed a master's degree. At left is Alexis Jenkins.
Writer Shirley Ann Grau, pictured during an interview at her home
in Metairie, La., says she has little interest in what's said about
her work. Grau, 74, won the 1965 Pulitzer Prize for literature for
her novel "The Keepers of the House," which was reissued in 2003.
Seventh and Massachusetts streets, looking west, summer of 1863
Blue Bucket Shop at 828 Vermont, circa 1950
Tyler Wudarczyk holds the trophy he earned after winning the Heartland Park Topeka Track Championship. Wudarczyk won the race Oct. 11. From left are his sister, Ashley Wehr; Wudarczyk; his father, Tim Wudarczyk; and his mother, RisÃ» Wudarczyk. Wehr is from Gardner, the others are from Lawrence. Wehr submitted the picture.
Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self signs an autograph for 4-month-old Kole Vance and his parents, Stuart and Nickia Vance, during the annual Holiday Basketball Clinic at Allen Fieldhouse. Children were instructed in basic skills during Saturday's clinic by Jayhawk players and coaches.