Kansas University coach Bill Self barks out directions to his team.
The Jayhawks suffered their second straight double-digit loss,
falling to Nebraska, 74-55, Sunday in Lincoln, Neb.
Surprise starter Michael Lee, left, pressures Nebraska's Corey
Simms in the second half. Lee started in place of freshman J.R.
Giddens, who is nursing a sore left foot.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (8) passes passes Tony Stewart on lap 181.
Junior went on to win his first Daytona 500 title Sunday.
Paul Pierce dunks during the NBA All-Star Game. Pierce, a former
Kansas University standout, scored eight points for the Eastern
Conference during Sunday's game at Los Angeles. The Western
Conference won, 136-132.
North Carolina State's Marcus Melvin (54) celebrates with fans as
he stands on the scorers' table. Melvin scored 18 points in the
21st-ranked Wolfpack's 78-74 victory over top-ranked Duke on Sunday
in Raleigh, N.C.
Syrians play in the snow piled up in Damascus and other hilltop
areas. A rare snowstorm hit the Mideast this weekend, with more
than 2 1/2 feet of snow reported in some areas.
As a sandstorm moves over central Iraq, U.S. soldiers guard a
checkpoint near the Iraqi Police Academy complex in Baghdad.
Despite headway on preventing guerrilla attacks, troops do not know
who is behind the daily violence.
Lawrence Police Officer Micky Rantz, left, received the Reverence
for Law award and firefighter Mark Thomas the Excellence in Fire
Prevention and Medical Service award from the Mount Oread Aerie
309, Fraternal Order of Eagles. The men were honored Sunday at the
Rich Walker, left, and Brad Chilcoat are applauded after receiving
their marriage license at City Hall in San Francisco. In a
political challenge to California law, city authorities continue to
issue more same-sex marriage licenses; however, so many were
requested Sunday that officials had to turn away couples.
From left, John Kerry, Dennis Kucinich, John Edwards, Al Sharpton
and Howard Dean line up before a Democratic presidential candidate
debate at Marquette University in Milwaukee. During Sunday's
debate, the contenders targeted criticism at President Bush rather
than one another.
President Bush, center, meets with NASCAR drivers, from left to
right, Joe Nemechek, Jaime McMurray, Sterling Marlin and Johnny
Benson before the start of the Daytona 500 NASCAR race. The "NASCAR
dad" demographic is highly coveted among this year's presidential
David Lawrence shows SpyBot, a program he uses to search for and
delete spam on his computer in Tifton, Ga. Lawrence's computer was
turned into a "spam zombie" when a virus infected it in October.
Students roller-skate in the gym at Chase County Elementary School
in Cottonwood Falls. For two weeks this month, the school will
serve as Cottonwood Falls' only roller-skating rink.
Every student to attend Chase County Elementary since Diane Dodez
has been principal leaves a mark with a handprint on the school's
walls. Dodez, who calls social services officials about once a
week, says she sometimes cries in her office about the social
problems she must confront in her job.
Fourth-graders learn to play the violin at Chase County Elementary
School in Cottonwood Falls. Instruments are donated to the school
so that interested students can learn to play. Chase County
Elementary is an example of one school that steps in to provide
many services to students and their families beyond curriculum. The
school serves meals, enrolls children in after-school clubs,
operates a clothing bank and serves as roller-skating rink, among
Michael Waltrip is escorted by safety workers to an ambulance after
an accident. He didn't finish the Daytona 500 Sunday at the Daytona
International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. celebrates with his crew after winning the
Daytona 500. In his fifth try, Earnhardt won NASCAR's biggest race
Sunday at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.
Kansas University walk-on Nick Bahe tries -- unsuccessfully, as can
be told by the official's call -- to draw a charge against
Nebraska's Jake Muhleisen (12) late in the Cornhuskers' 74-55
victory. NU's win over KU Sunday in Lincoln, Neb., was Nebraska's
first over Kansas in 10 meetings.
Kansas University's Jeff Graves watches KU's lopsided loss to
Nebraska in street clothes from the bench after KU coach Bill Self
said Graves' was the 16th-best Kansas player in practice last week.
The Big 12 Conference allows just 15 visiting players to suit for
each league game.
Kansas University's Wayne Simien -- the Jayhawks' leader with 17
points and 12 rebounds -- gets in a scrum with a handful of
Cornhuskers for a possession. The Jayhawk suffered their second
straight lopsided setback, a 74-55 loss to Nebraska Sunday in
David Padgett shoots over Nebraska's Brian Conklin, left, as Marcus
Neal Jr. watches. The Cornhuskers beat No. 12 Kansas on Sunday in
Dave Guinty blows smoke as Aaron Anderson takes a sip of beer at
Harbour Lights, 1031 Mass. Both Lawrence men, who smoked and drank
on Friday at the bar, oppose a smoking ban in public places. A city
task force has been working for nearly a year on a study of whether
smoking should be banned in workplaces.
Kim Wilson, Lawrence, washes her van while carrying her 15-month-old son, Loki. Wilson, like many other Lawrence residents, was taking advantage of sunshine and dry weather Sunday to wash the salt and dirt from her vehicle at the Raco Car Wash on Sixth Street.
Haley Fugett, 3, eats cookies at the home of her great-grandmother, Freda Hickam, who submitted the picture. Haley is the daughter of Michael D. Fugett and Tamara Onkin. All are of Lawrence.