Patrick Miller, right, a former prisoner of war, sings the Toby
Keith song "Courtesy of the Red White and Blue (The Angry
American)" with Keith, left, and his friend Tim Kern, background,
at a rally held in his honor in Valley Center. Miller received a
hero's welcome in his hometown Saturday as the community turned out
for a parade and freedom rally.
CHERRY PARFAIT blends red- and white-colored flowers. The plant is
clean with a fast regrowth so that it remains a garden standout in
Model plane enthusiast Bob Kochersperger, Olathe, shows how he once
hand-launched this glider at Shawnee Mission Park into a thermal
updraft and watched it fly out of sight. Kochersperger, who writes
his name and phone number on his planes, was called by a woman from
Kansas City, Kan., who found the plane in her yard.
A new statue of Abraham Lincoln and his son, Tad, is shown against
the downtown skyline at the National Battlefield Park in Richmond,
Va. The statue is one of the newest historical attractions in the
Shown are components of humminbird's new fish-finding system for
bank anglers. Both systems come with the green sonar sensor that
anglers can cast into the water to get depth readings and images of
fish, underwater structures and the bottom contour. One model comes
with a wristwatch-style display, while the other has a larger
display. The gear is shown May 2 in Eufaula, Ala.
Crew members try to stay dry while removing equipment from the pit
area. Qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 was wiped out by rain
Saturday at Indianapolis.
Anaheim's Steve Thomas (32) flies over goalie Jean-Sebastien
Giguere after defending against a scoring attempt by Minnesota's
Andrew Brunette in the third period. The Ducks dumped the Wild, 1-0
in double overtime, Saturday in St. Paul, Minn.
Anaheim's Petr Sykora (39) scores against Minnesota goalie Manny
Fernandez. The game-winning goal came during the second overtime
period of their Western Conference finals series opener Saturday in
St. Paul, Minn. The Mighty Ducks won, 1-0.
New Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur watches the puck go by for
Ottawa's second goal. The Senators needed overtime to win Game 1 of
the Eastern Conference finals, 3-2, Saturday in Ottawa.
Nancy Wagner, quality control employee at the Wilkinson
Manufacturing plant in Fort Calhoun, Neb., checks plastic
containers made of corn plastic as they come out of the forming
machine. The nation's abundant corn supply is being converted into
environmentally friendly plastics and fibers for use in products
ranging from mattress pads to golf shirts.
An undated handout photo from Coca-Cola shows a 100-percent
biodegradable drink cup made of corn plastic. Coca-Cola Co. used
500,000 cups made from corn plastics at the Winter Olympics in Salt
Lake City. Instead of creating a large trash problem, used cups
were composted and quickly turned into dirt.
Philadelphia's Allen Iverson dribbles past Detroit's Chucky Atkins,
left, and Clifford Robinson, right. The Sixers, who had lost the
first two games of the series, won Saturday at Philadelphia.
Boston's Paul Pierce (34) grimaces as he is helped up by an
unidentified teammate, left, trainer, rear, and team doctor, right,
during Game 2. The Celtics have lost the first three games of their
Eastern Conference semifinal series against New Jersey. Game 4 is
Monday night in Boston.
Several downtown businesses have been hit by increasing property
tax valuations. Round Corner Pharmacy, 801 Mass., was notified of a
33 percent increase in its property valuation by county officials.
This grueby vase was out of style from the 1920s to the 1970s.
Today, Grueby vases sell for $27,500.
A crewmember of a U.S. Abrams tank directs the vehicle, en route to
help surround the perimeter containing a camp for the armed Iranian
resistance group in Iraq called the Mujahedeen Khalq, or MEK, near
Baqubah, north central Iraq. The MEK, which has operated for years
in Saddam Hussein's Iraq in its efforts to to undermine Iran's
religious regime, has agreed to surrender its weapons to the United
University employees inspect a set of windows at the Peter B. Lewis
building on the Case Western Reserve University campus in
Cleveland, damaged when a gunman went on a shooting rampage Friday,
killing one student and injuring two other people during a
Liz Claiborne Swimwear's "skirtkini" in a bold floral print
combines a brightly colored swimsuit with a functional silhouette,
both big trends this summer.
Pfc. Lori Piestewa of the 507th Maintenance Co. prepares for
deployment from Fort Bliss, Texas, in this Feb. 18 photo. Piestewa,
a single mother, was killed when the 507th Maintenance Co. was
ambushed in Iraq. Some conservative groups are urging policy-makers
to halt the march toward a gender-neutral military and instead
restrict the deployment of mothers in war zones.
Michael Hizer's work "North, East, South, West," appears sunken
into the floor at Dia:Beacon museum in Beacon, N.Y.
Dan Flavin's "monuments" series of neon light sculptures are
arrayed in a gallery at the new Dia:Beacon museum in Beacon, N.Y.,
April 28, 2003. With 240,000 square feet of gallery space in a
former factory, the $30 million Dia:Beacon will be the largest
contemporary art museum in the world when it opens May 18.
A LARGE VASE IS HEATED during a hot glass show at the Corning
Museum of Glass, in Corning, N.Y.
Brittany Whitehawk, a junior high school student, makes a glass
bead during a workshop at the Corning Museum of Glass, in Corning,
N.Y. The Corning is among a number of art museums that are offering
hands-on experiences to their visitors.
Jason Petty plays the title role in the off-Broadway musical "Hank
Williams: Lost Highway." The show is in the Little Shubert Theatre
in New York for an open-ended run.
Family members of Palestinian prisoners in Israel deliver a letter
to Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas, hoping Secretary of
State Colin Powell can aid in the release of their sons. Powell
arrived Saturday in Jerusalem and will meet today with Israeli
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Abbas in an effort to begin
implementation of the "road map" to peace.
Grace Thompson Altus, 79, stands on a beach in Santa Barbara,
Calif., where she's lived all her life. Altus, who has set several
national and world age-group records in swimming, is the mother of
Lawrence resident Deborah Altus.
A clay-animated Conan O'Brien does his monologue in this image from
the clay-animated episode of "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" that
will air Friday. The episode, in production for months, is a clay
re-creation of a "Late Night" hour that aired in its original,
live-action version last October.
Actors Jud Tylor, left, as Suzanne Somers, Bret Anthony as John
Ritter, Melanie Deanne Moore as Joyce DeWitt, and Joyce DeWitt are
shown in this promotional photo for the T.V. movie "Behind the
Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Three's Company.'" The movie
focuses on tension on the set of the '70s comedy after Somers hired
a new agent and demanded a higher salary.
Author Bernard Cornwell poses at his home in Chatham, Mass.
Cornwell's latest novel, "Sharpe's Havoc," released April 1, became
his first novel to hit The New York Times best seller list.
Alex Newman, Free State High School junior, left, and Nathan
Lindsey, Lawrence High School junior, sample pieces of pork and
beef brisket during the Sertoma Club Barbecue Cook-Off at Broken
Arrow Park. Saturday's event was a fund-raiser for a variety of
Melissa Arthur, a Kansas University graduate student in the museum
studies program, inspects a new exhibit about Elizabeth Watkins at
the Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass. Students in the
program's exhibits class researched and mounted the exhibition as
their final project. A photograph of Watkins, who died in 1939, is
visible over Arthur's right shoulder.
Daniel Harris, Kansas City, Kan., holds his sleeping nephew, Mesca
LittleEagle, 2, during the grand entry invocation at the Haskell
Indian Nations University Commencement Powwow at the Douglas County
4-H Fairgrounds. Saturday's powwow included a variety of dance
competitions and exhibitions. The event continues today.
Patty Braun, Lawrence, sifts through belongings at her apartment at
Aberdeen South, 27th Street and Wakarusa Drive. Braun and her
roommate Sam Oemars were not at home Thursday night when the
tornado touched down in southwest Lawrence.
Zeta Tau Alpha sorority members play with Anessa Rosebrook, the
daughter of sorority sister Jana Rosebrook. ZTA members at Baker
University baby-sat Anessa on Wednesday. Pictured are, from left,
sophomores Emily Finger and Katie Walker, and seniors Amanda Sherck
and Kate Staupp.
Jana Rosebrook, a Baker University senior, gets help weekly from
her sorority sisters, who baby-sit Rosebrook's 5-month-old
Zeta Tau Alpha sorority members play with Anessa Rosebrook, the
5-month-old baby of sorority sister Jana Rosebrook. Sorority
members watch the youngster while her mom, who considered dropping
out of college, attends class at Baker University in Baldwin. ZTA
sisters baby-sat the girl on Wednesday. Pictured are, from left,
senior Kate Staupp, sophomores Katie Walker and Emily Finger, and
seniors Sarah Jensen, Amanda Sherck and Miriam Rice.
New York's Mike Piazza, center, is mobbed by teammates after
hitting a game-winning home run. Joining in the celebration, from
left, are Raul Gonzalez, Timo Perez, Tsuyoshi Shinjo and Ty
Wigginton. The Mets defeated San Diego, 4-2, in 10 innings Saturday
in New York.
New York's Roger Clemens delivers against Oakland. Clemens claimed
his 298th career victory when the Yankees defeated Oakland, 5-2,
Saturday in Oakland, Calif.
Sarah Coffman, left, and her mother, Donna, flip through a
scrapbook created to celebrate the life of Donna's mother, who died
of cancer in 1999. Sarah, inspired by the care of a hospice nurse
who took care of her grandmother, studied nursing at Kansas
University and plans to specialize in oncology and palliative care.
She graduates a week from today.
Chiefs cornerback Dexter Mcclean, right, holds on to Marvin Minnis.
The two practiced Friday in Kansas City, Mo.
Lawrence High right fielder Matthew Johnson makes a running catch.
The Lions swept a doubleheader from Kansas City (Mo.) Pembroke Hill
Saturday at Ice Field.
Lawrence High's Dominick Harrell (24) is congratulated by teammates
after hitting a grand slam. The Lions beat Kansas City (Mo.)
Pembroke Hill, 8-0 and 15-0, Saturday at Ice Field.
Royals catcher Mike Difelice, right, tries to catch the ball as
Baltimore's Geronimo Gil slides safely into home. The Royals beat
the Orioles, 8-4, Saturday in Kansas City, Mo.
Kansas City rookie Ken Harvey watches the flight of his two-run
home run in the eighth inning. Harvey's blast lifted the Royals to
an 8-4 victory Saturday against the Baltimore Orioles in Kansas