Volunteers for a newspaper recycling program at Central Junior High
School display some of their efforts outside the school. Back row,
from left, are Brianna Nelson-Overs, 14, daughter of Cindy Nelson;
Thai Pongmee, 15, daughter of Laura and Yudthana Pongmee; and
Mahleea Satomi, 15, daughter of Robert Rose. Front row, from left,
are Kelsie Reyes, 15, daughter of Yolanda and Tiburcio Reyes; and
Michelle Conley, 15, daughter of Gilda and Johnny Beane. The girls
gather and carry newspapers to the curb weekly in a recycling
effort started by Central's library and student council. Got a shot
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Box 888, Lawrence 66044.
Dan Smart, who works for Gallant Construction of Marengo, Ill.,
puts together parts of the sign for the new Best Buy coming to 31st
and Iowa streets. Workers braved the chilly temperatures at the
site Wednesday afternoon.
Despite a rough start in the season's first two races, Sterling
Marlin believes the No. 40 team will be able to repeat the success
of the 2002 campaign.
Sterling Marlin celebrates his victory in the 2002
UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 at Las Vegas.
Tennessee's Ron Slay, center, wrestles the ball from Kentucky's
Cliff Hawkins, left. The Wildcats beat the Volunteers, 80-68,
Wednesday in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky players Josh Carrier, right,
and Jules Camara look on.
Texas' Nina Norman, left, blocks the shot of Baylor's Ebony
Jackson. The Longhorns won, 79-57, Wednesday in Waco, Texas.
Baylor's Ellis Kidd Jr., left, and Terrance Thomas, right, battle
Texas' T.J. Ford for a loose ball. The Longhorns won, 82-64,
Wednesday in Austin, Texas.
AP Photo boston's paul pierce (34) drives into Indiana's Erick
Strickland for an offensive foul. The Celtics pulled away from the
Pacers, 71-69, on Wednesday in Boston.
Kansas State's Nicole Ohlde, left, shoots over a pair of Kansas
defenders in the Wildcats' 80-57 victory. K-State routed the
Jayhawks Wednesday in Manhattan.
Kansas university's Kirk Hinrich, center, unloads the ball after
stealing it from Texas A&M's Bradley Jackson, right, in the
Jayhawks' 85-45 rout. KU had 17 steals and forced 24 turnovers in
its victory Wednesday at Allen Fieldhouse.
From left, Emily Torres, 14, Erica Demby, 11, Jamica Brouhard, 12,
and Rachelle Moeding, 14, view a Jayhawk Tiffany-style lamp at the
Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence, 1520 Haskell Ave. The Lawrence
St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee announced Wednesday that
proceeds from all the committee events this year will go to the
Boys & Girls Club's after-school program.
The roof of a dock sits collapsed from heavy ice at Chandlers
Landing on Lake Ray Hubbard in Dallas. More than 40 boats were
under the roof. The Dallas-Fort Worth area on Wednesday continued
for a second day to deal with the fallout from a severe ice storm.
A box containing a fragment of the granite memorial fountain to
victims of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing is displayed in the
nave of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in New York. The memorial
Mass on Wednesday was for victims' relatives on the 10th
anniversary of the blast.
Paul Verduin prays for peace with other church leaders from
Britain, France, Germany and the United States at the United
Methodist Church in Washington. The prayer session was Wednesday.
Firefighters work on the roof of the Greenwood Health Center in
Hartford, Conn., after a three-alarm fire swept through the
facility. The fire at the nursing home early Wednesday killed at
least 10 people, authorities said.
Deputy Dist. Atty. Gregory Dohi, left, plays for Los Angeles Police
Sgt. Charles Knolls a secret audiotape made by Bonny Lee Bakley
talking about her pregnancy. The tape was played Wednesday during
Robert Blake's preliminary hearing on the slaying of Bakley.
A boy is frightened by Mary Parra, who is dressed as a terrorist,
for a protest march in Caracas, Venezuela. Opponents of President
Hugo Chavez marched Wednesday through the streets of Caracas,
forcing the postponement of talks between government and opposition
delegates on ending the country's political and economic turmoil.
Operation Wildlife facility manager Laurie Doud displays one of the
center's nine turtles currently in rehabilitation. Several animals,
including two ornate box turtles similar to this one, have been
transferred to Operation WildLife from WildCare, an animal
rehabilitation facility east of Lawrence. WildCare will be forced
to close after the state refused to renew its permits.
This is an undated artist's rendering of Daniel Libeskind's design
for the rebuilding of New York's World Trade Center. The design for
sloping angular towers with a 1,776-foot airy spire jutting into
the skyline was chosen Wednesday in New York as the model for
redeveloping the site where the twin towers once stood.
Lawrence and rural Douglas and Jefferson County residents wait at
City Hall for the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission to
rule on an agenda item involving Hamm Quarry and concerned
neighbors. After a three-hour wait, the commission postponed the
discussion of a proposed Wal-Mart development at Sixth and Wakarusa
streets for at least a week, angering many who attended. Pictured
are, from left, Bobbie Neis, her son, Nicholas, 10, David Beebe and
President Bush, center, watches as members of the Marine Color
Guard leave the stage area before delivering remarks at the
American Enterprise Institute annual dinner. Bush on Wednesday
night laid out his postwar vision for the Arab world.
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan testifies before the Senate
Banking Committee about the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
Greenspan reiterated the central bank's opposition to raising the
$100,000 limit on deposit insurance coverage, saying Wednesday that
there would be no "clear public benefit" to the move.
U.S. Atty. Jeffrey Collins announces two former Kmart Corp. vice
presidents have been indicted. Both were charged Wednesday with
securities fraud, making false statements to the U.S. Securities
and Exchange Commission and conspiracy to commit those offenses.