Southwest Junior High School students spend a day paging for state
Sen. Mark Buhler, R-Lawrence. The students visited the Capitol
March 6. From left are Brian Hatesohl, Jason McCandless, Gov.
Kathleen Sebelius, Buhler, Spencer Latt and Blake Thames. Buhler
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Rocket-propelled grenades and mortars are shown in a school in Umm
Qasr, Iraq, where the Iraqi army was stationed. Royal Marines swept
the town searching for weapons and enemy combatants.
Marines dig out their living quarters after a severe sandstorm in
the Iraqi desert. The sand has been a hindrance to coalition troop
movement and has made life for soldiers uncomfortable.
Lit by Humvee headlights, a soldier from the 3rd Brigade of the
101st Airborne Division guards Iraqis who were intercepted in
south-central Iraq. The Iraqis were captured on Wednesday.
President Bush sits down to lunch with U.S. military personnel at
MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla. Bush spoke at the base
Wednesday before heading to Camp David to meet with British Prime
Minister Tony Blair.
An Iraqi child sits on the ground as 2nd Royal Tank Regiment of the
British Army passes by in the background. The tanks were moving
Wednesday near Basra, Iraq.
Pittsburgh's Toree Morris, left, blows a bubble as teammate Mark
McCarroll watches during Wednesday's practice. The Panthers will
face Marquette in the Midwest Regional semifinals tonight in
Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary's LeBron James goes up for a dunk in the
first half of the McDonald's All-American Game. James had 27 points
in the East's 122-107 victory Wednesday at Gund Arena in Cleveland.
Kansas coach Roy WIlliams addresses the media. Wednesday, Williams
again discounted rumors he would be wooed by UCLA.
Kansas coach Roy Williams looks on as KU begins a light practice.
The Jayhawks held a short, low-intensity practice Wednesday at the
Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, Calif., then headed to a nearby high
school for more intense drills.
Dahntay Jones, Duke's leading scorer at 17.5 points a game, shoots
a basket during practice.
Matt Kenseth, far left, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. share a laugh before
a 1999 Grand National series practice.
Matt Kenseth leads the 2003 Winston Cup points standings with five
top-10 finishes. Last year, he led the Cup circuit with five
Houston guard Steve Francis, left, goes up against Lakers center
Shaquille O'Neal for two points. The Lakers beat the Rockets,
96-93, Wednesday in Houston.
Haskell first baseman Julie Sharp tags Oklahoma Wesleyan's Kari
Fletcher (11). The teams split a doubleheader Wednesday at Haskell.
Lawrence High and Free State High track competitors begin their
season Friday. Pictured are, from top left clockwise, seniors
Kelley Perme (FSHS), Magdalen Obiefule (LHS), Audrey Pope (LHS),
Adrian Ludwig (FSHS), Stanley Redwine (FSHS) and Chris Fulton
Kansas' Kirk Hinrich answers questions from the media.
KU's Aaron Miles, front, and Moulaye Niang stretch before practice.
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski watches his team practice Wednesday. The
Blue Devils will take on Kansas University in the NCAA West
Regional semifinal tonight in Anaheim, Calif.
Kansas University coach Roy Williams takes time at the end of the
Jayhawks' practice to sign autographs. KU held an open practice
Wednesday at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, Calif.
KU coach Roy Williams, right, talks with assistant coach Steve
Robinson during Wednesday's practice at the Arrowhead Pond. The
second-seeded Jayhawks will face No. 3 seed Duke in the NCAA West
Regional semifinals tonight in Anaheim, Calif. Tipoff is 8:57 p.m.
Brad Gilges, a carpenter for Facilities Operations at Kansas
University, carries sheetrock between the framework of a wall in
Dyche Hall. Construction workers continued work Friday on the sixth
floor of Dyche Hall, where new office space will be added among
Jeff Lewine, director of the MEG program at the Hoglund Brain
Imaging Center, explains computer equipment to Forrest Hoglund,
left, and Hoglund's daughter, Kelly Compton. Hoglund donated $4
million toward the $12 million project, which was dedicated
Wednesday at the Kansas University Medical Center.
A North Korean soldier looks toward the South through a pair of
binoculars, between two South Korean soldiers at the demilitarized
zone in the border village of Panmunjom between the two Koreas.
North Korea on Wednesday cut off the only regular military contact
with the U.S.-led United Nations Command that monitors the Korean
War armistice, accusing the United States of trying to attack the
Lawrence High School art teacher Pat Nemchock helps junior Asja
Eckertson with a self-portrait. Nemchock was surprised Wednesday in
a drawing class by Supt. Randy Weseman's announcement of her
selection as Secondary Teacher of the Year.
Donald Binns holds a picture of himself in uniform before going off
to World War II. Binns, 85, was captured on Guam and spent most of
the war as a prisoner of war. Also shown in the old photograph are
his wife, Eunice, who passed away seven years ago, his son, Donald
Victor, and daughter, Joanne Eunice.
Under an orange sky, soldiers cover up from the blowing sand in the
desert near Karbala, Iraq. The troops, part of task force 4-64 in
the 3rd Infantry Division, have been stalled in the desert less
than 100 miles from Baghdad because of the inclement weather.
A U.S. flag flies at half-staff, rear, as a POW-MIA flag flies over
a monument honoring past prisoners of war at the Fort Bliss U.S.
National Cemetery in El Paso, Texas. A unit of the 507th
Maintenance Company based at Fort Bliss is missing in Iraq.
From left, Angela Cartwright (who played Brigitta von Trapp in "The
Sound of Music") and Heather Menzies-Urich (Louisa von Trapp) pose
in front of the Schloss Frohnburg in Salzburg, Austria, which
doubled as the von Trapp family villa in the movie. The Travel
Channel is visiting such locations with its series "Movie Lover's
Road Trip," which begins at 8 p.m. April 3 on Sunflower Broadband
School bond panelists, from top left, Supt. Randy Weseman, Laura
Denneler, Caleb Powers, Ed Tato, Judy Wright and James Hilliard
discuss issues dealing with the proposed bond issue during a
meeting at Liberty Hall. The televised forum Wednesday night was
sponsored by The World Company, which owns the Journal-World,
Sunflower Broadband and World Online.
Bill Bradford, right, has been traveling to watch the Jayhawks
men's basketball team since the early '50s. Bradford graduated with
a bachelor's degree from Kansas University in 1947 and from the KU
School of Law in 1950. Wednesday at the Hyatt Hotel in Anaheim,
Calif., Bradford and KU supporter Catherine Holland, Russell,
waited to head to an afternoon KU practice session at the Arrowhead
Pond, site of the NCAA West Regional.
Delores Sooby, Lawrence, applauds the Jayhawks as her husband,
Dennis, right, takes a photograph during an open practice session
at Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, Calif. The Soobys are following the
team on the road to the Final Four. After a drive to Oklahoma City
early last week for the first and second rounds, they drove
straight to Anaheim for the third and fourth rounds of the NCAA
Tournament. "Hopefully we'll have to drive to New Orleans from
here," Delores said Wednesday.
Lisa Roberts, Lawrence, exits her tent where she and a group of
friends, including Holly Charlton, in tent at right, have spent the
past few nights camping in protest of the war in Iraq. The
protesters' days at South Park may be numbered.
A British soldier with Z Company of the Desert Rats patrols around
an oil refinery in Basra, Iraq. With oil fields under coalition
control and port facilities in operable condition, the export of
oil could resume in two to three weeks. Management of funds
generated by oil sales, however, has yet to be decided.
Total Fitness Athletic Center members enter the building at 2339
Iowa. Marty Tuley, owner/operator of the center, has sent a letter
to club members saying that the center may close in the near future
because of legal troubles.