Injured L.a. Sparks standouts Tamecka Dixon, left, and Lisa Leslie,
center, sit with forward Mwadi Mabika. San Antonio beat the Sparks,
70-62, Wednesday in Los Angeles.
Philadelphia's Jim Thome raps a broken-bat single in the first
inning. The Phils beat the Dodgers, 4-2, Wednesday in Philadelphia.
Minnesota pitcher Brad Radke exhales after being hit by a line
drive off the bat of Baltimore's Larry Bigbie. The Twins beat the
Orioles, 5-1, Wednesday in Minneapolis.
Chiefs running back Priest Holmes (31) keeps a close eye on
Minnesota safety Corey Chavous (21). The Chiefs and Vikings worked
out together Wednesday in River Falls, Wis.
Kansas University quarterback Bill Whittemore meets with the media
during Big 12 Media Day. Whittmore spoke Wednesday in Kansas City,
KU senior football captains Bill Whittemore, left, and Travis
Watkins meet the press.
KU coach Mark Mangino, left, and senior captains Bill Whittemnore
and Travis Watkins answer questions from the media.
Kansas university football coach Mark Mangino, seated, prepares to
be filmed for a commercial for a television station during Big 12
Football Media Day. Mangino recorded the bit Wednesday at the
Downtown Marriott in Kansas City, Mo.
Jane Bobery, far left, celebrates her retirement as minister of
music at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. The church gave her a
reception May 4. From left are Bobery, Lorri O'Doniel, Ellie
Pedersen, Elaine Williams and Jordan Williams. All are from
Lawrence. The photo was submitted by Lorri O'Doniel.
Imani White, 8, left, fills out a form to enroll in the Boys and
Girls Club of Lawrence after-school program with her sister Tiani,
6, right. The sisters were going through enrollment Wednesday at
Pinckney School with their mother, Ambe Dowdell-White, Lawrence.
Both girls attended Riverside School last year.
A cargo truck that burned, killing one worker riding in the back,
is shown on Interstate 465 near Indianapolis International Airport.
Fire roared through the truck Tuesday, injuring more than a dozen
members of the painting crew inside, some of them critically.
John LaSage demonstrates how to set a surveillance vehicle tracker
underneath his truck's bumper. LaSage, a Southern Californian,
established the Chatcheaters Web site after his wife left him to
join a man she met online. Chatcheaters offers advice, surveillance
equipment and first-person stories of betrayal. The vehicle tracker
keeps a computer-readable log with exact time and locations, with
the help of a satellite GPS receiver.
Bishop Sean O'Malley, background, walks with other bishops during a
procession outside the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston.
O'Malley was installed Wednesday as archbishop of Boston.
President Bush arrives for a news conference in the Rose Garden of
the White House. Bush on Wednesday accepted personal responsibility
for a controversial portion of last winter's State of the Union
address dealing with claims that Saddam Hussein was seeking nuclear
material in Africa.
Josh Williamson, a Kansas University senior from Hutchinson, left,
and Luke Steinbrink, a senior from Scott City, clean out their
former apartment. The pair were preparing Tuesday to move to a new
apartment before KU starts up for the fall session.
Salvation Army Thrift Store workers Billy Collette, left, and
Richard Oehlert move a sofa at the thrift store, 1818 Mass. With
the annual turnover of apartment leases before the start of the
school year, thousands of students are moving this week in
Lawrence. Many of them throwing away unwanted belongings -- thus
enabling "Dumpster divers" -- others though are taking them to
agencies such as the Salvation Army or Goodwill.
Matt Kenseth, driving the No. 17 Ford, has a 232-point lead in the
Winston Cup standings. His next race is Sunday's Brickyard 400 in
Workers crowd around the last VW Beetle as it rolls off the
production line at VW's Puebla, Mexico, plant. The car, which
rolled off the line Wednesday, will be sent to a museum in
Wolfsburg, Germany. The 300 employees working on the bug assembly
line will be reassigned to other departments at the factory, which
also produces Jettas and the modern new Beetle.
Kent Nunemaker, Lawrence, shows an example of how the heat and dry
conditions are affecting the corn crops in the Douglas County area.
Kent Nunemaker tries to save some of this year's corn crop. He
harvested some of the crop Wednesday afternoon on land northeast of
Lawrence. He planned to use the corn as silage.
Ted Jansen, a backhoe operator for Harvey Brothers Contracting,
moves loads of rubble into a dump truck. The partial demolition of
the former Kmart building continued Wednesday. The building will be
divided into four retail spaces, one which will house Bed Bath
Paralyzed American actor Christopher Reeve meets with disabled
children at the Alyn Pediatric and Adolescent Rehabilitation Center
in Jerusalem. Reeve is on a visit to Israel to promote spinal
A government fighter, with a ju-ju magic charm in one hand and an
AK-47 in the other, taunts rebels across the Mesurado bridge in the
Liberian capital, Monrovia. Government and rebel forces exchanged
small arms and mortar fire Wednesday despite a proclaimed
An Iraqi boy looks at the house where Odai and Qusai Hussein were
killed last week in a firefight with U.S. troops in Mosul, Iraq.
The house is being demolished, officials said, in part to prevent
people from squatting in the building. After a tape purported to be
from Saddam Hussein was aired this week, Iraqis began to accept the
fact that the former dictator's sons were indeed dead.
The Midland Railway will once again stage rides this weekend to
raise funds for the extension of the railway to Ottawa. A $365,544
federal grant also will go toward the project.
David Donohue, Baldwin, boards a passenger car on the Midland
Railway. The railway is planning rides this weekend on Thomas the
Tank Engine to raise funds to pay for the cost of extending the
railway to Ottawa. Donohue was preparing the cars Tuesday for this
Megan Barber, Lecompton, washes her Dorset sheep, Mini, in
preparation for today's sheep show at the Douglas County Free Fair.
Barber was at the fairgrounds Wednesday. Showing and judging of
animals continues into the weekend at the fair.