Chicago's Kirk Hinrich chases a loose ball as Washington's Juan
Dixon, back, challenges. Hinrich scored 23 points, but the Bulls
fell to the Wizards, 95-87, Thursday night in Washington.
J.E. Dunn Construction carpenter Montie Akers carries a load of
two-by-fours for the north steps of the Statehouse construction in
Topeka. The parking garage is scheduled to open in June.
Crystal Turner gave birth to her son Toby Keith Collins at 1:30
p.m. Thursday in the company of her 1- and 2-year-old daughters in
her Baldwin home. Turner, 30, didn't have time to get to the
hospital in the 15-minute window between when her water broke and
when she gave birth. She tied the umbilical cord herself using a
string and a bread bag tie. Her two other children, a 5-year-old
and an 11-year-old, were at school. She is pictured Thursday at
Lawrence Memorial Hospital, where she arrived a few hours after
giving birth. Turner was released Thursday evening.
West Junior High Junior Players, from left, Andy Dalager as Maxwell
Smart, John Murray as Chief and Alex Schriner as Miss Finch perform
"Get Smart" at West Junior High School. The performance was
Thursday. The players will perform one more show at 7 p.m. Friday
at West Junior High.
Baldwin High's Emily Brown, left, gets off a shot ahead of
Louisburg's Tiffany Donaldson in the Bulldogs' 66-36 victory. With
the win, BHS won the Frontier League title Thursday in Baldwin.
Loyalists of Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide sing in his
support in front of the National Palace in Port-au-Prince. Hundreds
of Aristide supporters gathered Thursday in front of the palace and
started building a defensive rampart.
Royals pitcher Zack Greinke watches other pitchers throw during
spring training practice Monday. Greinke is a young addition to the
2004 Kansas City squad that also includes two-time AL MVP Juan
Gonzalez and four-time All-Star catcher Benito Santiago.
Kansas City manager Tony Pena hits ground balls to pitchers during
Royals camp. Pena, shown Sunday in Surprise, Ariz., has seen 'a lot
of confidence' from this year's squad.
Kansas University junior catcher Sean Richardson smacks an RBI base
hit during the fourth inning. KU beat Oakland (Mich.), 17-2,
Thursday at Hoglund Ballpark.
Kansas University senior Matt Tribble, left, congratulates junior
Travis Metcalf after each scored in the fourth inning. Tribble and
Metcalf also homered in a 17-2 win over Oakland (Mich.) Thursday at
Lawrence high wrestlers Pharouk Hussein, left, Brendan Halpin, top,
and Nolan Kellerman lead the Lions into the state tournament this
weekend in Wichita.
Kansas Senator Pat Roberts is a Bush administration ally, though he
differs with the president in favoring relaxed relations with Cuba.
Otto Reich, White House special envoy for the Western Hemisphere,
answers questions during a news conference in Panama City, Panama,
in this Jan. 21, 2004, file photo. Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts says
Reich, who has ties to the Iran-Contra scandal, is not the right
man for the job.
democratic presidential hopefuls, from left, Dennis Kucinich, Al
Sharpton, John Edwards and John Kerry answer questions from CNN's
Larry King during a debate at the University of Southern
California. The four took part in Thursday's debate, five days
before Super Tuesday, when 10 states will have primaries and
A long-standing embargo against Cuba -- imposed in the early 1960s
after the communist government expropriated American companies and
other property on the island -- is intended to punish President
Fidel Castro's regime while showing support for the people of Cuba.
Here, a crowd of Cubans surround a church.
Anaheim pitcher Bartolo Colon warms up during Angels camp. Colon,
shown Feb. 20 in Tempe, Ariz., has been tutored in intimidating
batters by a master: Boston ace Pedro Martinez.
Maurice Greene starts to run a 200-meter race at the U.S. track and
field championships in this file photo from Stanford, Calif.
Greene, a Kansas City, Kan., native, will compete in the U.S.
Indoor Track & Field Championships this weekend in Boston.
Rosie O'Donnell, center, gets a flower bouquet from well-wishers
shortly after marrying Kelli Carpenter in San Francisco. O'Donnell
married her longtime girlfriend Thursday, taking what she called a
proud stand for gay civil rights in the city where more than 3,300
other same-sex couples have tied the knot since Feb. 12.
Members of the Walton family, from left, Jim Walton, John Walton,
Rob Walton, and mother Helen Walton, applaud at a 1997 banquet in
Little Rock, Ark. The Waltons, along with Alice Walton, are tied
for the sixth spot on the Forbes list of billionaires.
Bill Gates, chairman of Microsoft Corp., tops Forbes magazine's
list of the world's billionaires. He spoke Jan. 23 during the
annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Monica Bellucci, Maia Morgenstern and Hristo Jivkov portray family
and friends of Jesus who look on as he is crucified in "The Passion
of the Christ."
Jim Caviezel stars as Jesus Christ in filmmaker Mel Gibson's
recreation of the crucifixion, "The Passion of the Christ."
Sean Penn, center, should win Best Actor for his role in the
harrowing drama, "Mystic River."
Best friends, from left, Holly Beneventi, Linda Moore, Anne Jarboe and Linda Alldritt dine at Teller's to celebrate two decades of friendship and hope for two decades more. Moore submitted the picture. She is from Perry; the others live in Lawrence.