Miss USA 2004 Shandi Finnessey, from Missouri, receives her crown
from Miss USA 2003 Susie Castillo during the 53rd Annual Miss USA
Competition at Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. The ceremony was
Traffic passes through the Crawford sinkhole on Interstate 70 near
Gorham. The ground is sinking in three places along the interstate
and plans are under way to repair them beginning in late April. The
overpass pictured here is a casualty of the sinkhole and will be
Media gather in front of the Japanese embassy in Baghdad, Iraq,
waiting for an update on three Japanese hostages. Major television
networks are pooling news teams in Fallujah, Iraq, because of fears
for reporters' safety.
The Carnegie Library building at Ninth and Vermont streets may soon
have a new tenant.
Frank Quattrone leaves federal court in this Sept. 29 file photo.
Quattrone, an investment banker, returns to court today for his
second trial on obstruction of justice charges.
David Pryor, of Star Signs & Graphics Inc. of Lawrence, pulls
down part of the Site Mini-Mart station's sign Monday.
Travis Shoemaker, right, with Quality Electric, Lawrence, works
inside the former Willie C's Cafe & Bar in downtown Lawrence.
The building is being converted into an office building for an
accounting firm and an engineering company. Shoemaker worked Monday
on the building at 616 Vt.
Free State's Bryan Maygers reaches for a return in his doubles
victory over Lawrence High. Maygers teamed with Jason Kroge for the
win in the Firebirds' 7-2 team victory Monday at FSHS.
Kelly Zapf bowls a line at Jaybowl. Zapf, from Rochester, N.Y.,
chose KU over Nebraska despite the fact she gets no scholarship
money to bowl for the Jayhawks.
Kelly Zapf, Kansas University's top female bowler, says she's glad
bowling is a club sport at KU. She was pictured Monday at Jaybowl.
Cleveland's Travis Hafner watches the flight of his grand slam off
Minnesota pitcher Kyle Lohse. The Indians beat the Twins, 6-3,
Monday in Cleveland.
San Francisco's Barry Bonds, right, waves to the crowd after he hit
a three-run home run to tie Willie Mays, left, at 660 for third on
baseball's career list. Mays is holding a torch he presented to
Bonds after the home run Monday in San Francisco.
This flower clasp can be bought with elastic to wrap in the hair or
with a pin. $6.95. Visit promgirl.com.
Laura Parkinson, LHS sophomore, wears a blue prom dress with cross
ties in the back. The dress is from Maurice's, 739 Mass.
Kate Dempsey, Free State High School sophomore, models a dress from
Maurice's, 739 Mass., in her favorite color, pink.
Lawrence High School junior Andrea Chao, above, models a black
one-strap prom dress from Maurice's at South Park. Maurice's
assistant manager Amy Nelson says dress prices range from $79 to
Sue Ashcraft bundled up to watch her son, Jim Ashcraft, a student at Lawrence High School, play tennis at a match between Lawrence and Free State high schools. Monday's low
of 30 was about 15 degrees cooler than normal for this time of year. Temperatures are expected to warm up this week.
Laurie McLeod-Schoppach walks past a row of trees that seemingly emerged prematurely from winter as light snow falls in Hays. Parts of northwestern Kansas received 3 inches of snow Monday, while southwest Kansas recorded about an inch. Although the eastern part of the state stayed dry, a frost advisory was in effect this morning for the Lawrence area.