Philadelphia's Bobby Abreu, left, congratulates Jim Thome after
Thome's two-run home run. The pair of RBIs were the 1,000th and
1,001st in his career and helped propel the Phillies past the
Chicago Cubs, 3-0, Wednesday in Chicago.
Baltimore's Melvin Mora chases a ball hit by New York's Robin
Ventura. Ventura was safe at second with a double, and the Yankees
went on to defeat the Orioles, 4-2, Wednesday night at Yankee
Stadium in New York.
Kansas City kicker Morten Andersen (8) smiles at teammates Eric
Warfield and Leo Araguz (7). Andersen, who turns 43 next month,
says he can play in the NFL until he is 50, barring injury. The
Chiefs practiced Wednesday at River Falls, Wis.
Sidewinders first baseman Katie Stark drops a pop fly. The
Sidewinders lost, 11-0, to Lawrence's 14-and-under Phenix
Lawrence Phenix player Caitlin Bowlin rounds third base to score on
an inside-the-park home run. The 14-under Phenix beat the Parkville
(Mo.) Sidewinders, 11-1, Wednesday at Youth Sports Inc. fields.
Lawrence Raiders third baseman Kyle Unruh, left, tags Olathe's
Blake Revelle out. The Raiders won, 14-1, Wednesday at Free State
Lawrence Raiders second baseman Tyler Blankenship, right, fumbles a
throw from home plate as Olathe's Brent Sirks slides into second
base. The Raiders beat Olathe, 14-1, Wednesday at Free State Field.
New York Yankees pitcher Jesse Orosco waves to the crowd after the
Yankees' game. New York defeated Baltimore, 4-2, Wednesday at
Yankee Stadium in New York. Orosco was traded Tuesday to the
Kansas City's Carlos Beltran is congratulated by teammates in the
dugout after his solo home run. Beltran and the Royals pounded
Minnesota pitcher Johan Santana in an 8-3 victory Wednesday in
Kansas City third baseman Joe Randa, left, applies the late tag as
Minnesota's Jacque Jones steals third. The Royals beat the Twins,
8-3, Wednesday in Minneapolis.
Nicole Knapp, 2, and Quincy Beeler, 3, celebrate the Fourth of July
together. Nicole is the daughter of Robert and Diane Knapp,
Lawrence, and Quincy is the daughter of Burke and Kim Beeler,
Lawrence. The two families live a few houses down from each other.
Diane Knapp submitted the photo.
Tyler Macoubrie, of Louisburg, jumps from his horse during the
calf-roping competition at McGee Park during the National High
School Finals Rodeo in Farmington, N.M. The rodeo events continue
Dale Peterman, 75, a third-generation farmer, of rural Ellsworth,
climbs back onto his International H tractor after adjusting the
seed in his drill. Peterman said Tuesday he was planting sorghum
Butch Rice of Kansas University's Facilities Operations paint shop
puts a new coat of paint onto one of the gates to the seating areas
in Memorial Stadium. Rice said Wednesday he enjoyed the milder
weather that Lawrence was experiencing.
Two U.S. Coast Guard boats inspect a vessel, center, on the back
river between St. Simons Island, Ga., and the F.J. Torras Causeway
in the background. St. Simons Island is the heavily populated
island between Sea Island and Brunswick, Ga., where the causeway
begins. The Bush administration has selected Sea Island, Ga., as
site of the 2004 G-8 Summit.
Two wounded men are transported in a cart being used as a makeshift
ambulance by Red Cross workers near the U.S. Embassy in the
Liberian capital, Monrovia. A cease-fire declared Tuesday collapsed
Glen White speaks to a small gathering of emergency officials about
the difficulties people with disabilities encounter during
emergencies. On Wednesday, White, from Kansas University's Research
& Training Center on Independent Living, highlighted obstacles
Lawrence residents with disabilities encountered in this spring's
tornado. The meeting was at Raintree Montessori School, 4601
A Lawrence Police officer and a Kansas Bureau of Investigation
agent stand on the west side of Wescoe Hall after a man with a
rifle was seen entering the building. The gunman sought Wednesday
turned out to be a teaching assistant in the history department who
brought the rifle to Kansas University as a class tool. While the
incident happened before national news broke of a shooting at New
York City's City Hall, KU employees were disturbed by the event.
Chris Boehm, 16, left, and his friend Richard Young stand by
Boehm's car, which partially sank into large hole created when two
trees were uprooted during a severe storm in Bernards Township,
N.J.. The storm Tuesday night downed many trees and caused tens of
thousands of residents in northern sections of the state to lose
A full-size facsimile of Martin Waldseemueller's 1507 world map is
shown at the Library of Congress in Washington. Americans can get a
first look today at the document that gave the name "America" to
the continent 496 years ago: the Waldseemueller map. The Library of
Congress recently completed the purchase from Prince Johannes
Waldburg-Wolfegg, at whose castle in southwestern Germany the map
was discovered a century ago. The map, divided into 12 panels
covering a total of 36 square feet, is the only known copy of the
1,000 editions that were printed.
Film director Robert Rodriguez used a new three-dimensional camera
system developed for James Cameron's Titanic documentary, "Ghosts
of the Abyss," to shoot the third "Spy Kids" installment. "Spy Kids
3-D: Game Over" opens nationwide Friday.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg arrives for a press briefing at
City Hall in New York City. A gunman who managed to bring a weapon
into City Hall opened fire inside City Council chambers Wednesday
afternoon, killing a councilman who crusaded against urban
violence. A plainclothes police officer shot and killed the
assailant, police sources said.
In this handout picture from the U.S. Army, a TOW missile flies
toward the building where Saddam Hussein's sons Odai and Qusai were
holed up. The two brothers died in a blaze of gunfire and rockets
Tuesday when U.S. forces, acting on a tip from an Iraqi informant,
stormed the villa in Mosul, Iraq.
Aviator Amelia Earhart stands with members of her flight team in
Honolulu in 1937. From left are Paul Mantz, technical adviser,
Earhart, and navigators Harry Manning and Fred Noonan.
Amelia Earhart, 40, stands next to a Lockheed Electra 10E, before a
flight from Oakland, Calif., to Honolulu, the first leg of her
record-setting attempt to circumnavigate the world. Earhart and
navigator Fred Noonan crashed in the Pacific Ocean July 2, 1937.
Ricky Rudd, driving the No. 21 Ford, will extend his Winston Cup
record for consecutive starts this season.
Cyclist Tyler Hamilton strains during a climb. Hamilton won
Wednesday's 16th stage in Bayonne, France.
Jim Haines, president and CEO of Westar Energy, listens to a
question during a hearing in Topeka. The Kansas Corporation
Commission had the hearing Wednesday on Westar's latest finance
Store manager Larry Johnson, Lawrence, stocks wine at Cork &
Barrel, 901 Miss. The owners of both Cork & Barrel stores, Dan
and Jill Blomgren, face 13 counts of violating the state's liquor