Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius leaves the House chamber, greeting
Rep. Stan Dreher, R.-Iola. To the governor's left is Rep. Melvin
Carolina coach John Fox argues with an official during a game
against Tampa Bay in this file photo. In two seasons, Fox has taken
the Panthers from 1-15 to the NFC title game.
Philadelphia's Zendon Hamilton (42) fights for a rebound with
Orlando's Drew Gooden, a Kansas University product, during the
first quarter. Gooden had two points in an 87-82 defeat Monday in
Newly acquired Houston pitchers Roger Clemens, right, and Andy
Pettitte chat after Clemens announced his signing with the Astros
at a news conference.
Formerly retired pitcher Roger Clemens speaks at a news conference
at Minute Maid Field announcing his one-year contract to pitch for
Houston. Clemens agreed to a one-year deal Monday in Houston.
Haskell Indian Nations University's Corey Ladson, left, attempts to
dribble around Alvin Dockery of Friends. The Indians defeated the
Falcons Monday at Haskell.
Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price, foreground, will open
his second season Friday at Hawaii-Hilo. KU's top returning
players, from left, include Travis Metcalf, Ryan Knippschild, Ryan
Baty, Matt Tribble and Chris Smart. The Jayhawks gathered for media
day Monday at Hoglund Ballpark.
A small group of advocates for people with disabilities watches the
televised State of the State address at the Capitol in Topeka. Gov.
Kathleen Sebelius' proposals for social service programs did not go
far enough to satisfy many who work in the field.
Michael Jackson's music manager, Charles Koppelman, seated at the
head of the table at right, with defense lawyer Mark Geragos,
standing at left, and Nation of Islam chief of staff Leonard
Muhammad, seated far left, along with Jackson's closest advisers
have an all-day meeting Monday at the Beverly Hills Hotel in
Beverly Hills, Calif., to discuss the singer's legal and financial
strategy. Jackson is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Santa
Maria, Calif., on child molestation charges.
Kansas University student Kenneth Bader and paleontologist David
Burnham assemble the bones of a camarasaur that is part of the KU
Natural History Museum collection of dinosaur fossils. The museum
and Science City in Kansas City, Mo., are expected to announce
today a partnership to create a dinosaur exhibit at Science City.
A full house packs the House chamber at the state Capitol in Topeka
for Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' State of the State address. Sebelius
presented an outline of her budget plans Monday on the opening day
of the Legislature.
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius greets Rep. Stan Dreher, an Iola
Republican, while leaving the House chamber after her State of the
State address. At left is Rep. Melvin Neufeld, an Ingalls
Republican, who attended Monday's speech.
Israeli bulldozers dismantle an existing section of a separation
barrier to be replaced by a 25-foot-tall wall between the outskirts
of Jerusalem and the West Bank village of Abu Dis. Construction was
in full swing Monday.
A soldier stands guard outside a polling station during
presidential elections in the Mauritanian capital, Nouakchott, in
this Nov. 7 file photo. The United States has received information
of threats against American interests in West Africa's Mauritania
and Senegal, a U.S. State Department official said, and has
dispatched a U.S. anti-terror team to help the region's governments
guard porous desert borders against Islamic extremists.
Craig Sweets prepares Change of Heart, a newsletter for and by
homeless people, for delivery. Sweets folded the paper, in its
seventh year of publication, Monday at his home in west Lawrence.
Willie Harris, Lawrence, seals cracks in the curbs and road on 23rd
Street. The city plans to enforce new rules to require
traffic-impact studies for proposed development as well as impose a
new access-management system for the entire city. Harris, a city
street department employee, worked Monday.
Scott Allen, left, and Gina Poertner, both of Emporia, trim a tree
on the Flint Hills Nature Trail near Bushong. The members of the
Kanza Rail-Trails Conservancy do a variety of duties while
converting old railroads to trails.
Members of the Kanza Rail-Trails Conservancy sit on an abandoned
railroad bridge near Bushong, north of Emporia. Abandoned railroad
bridges like this one are some of the many features the Kanza
Rail-Trails Conservancy deals with when working to convert old rail
lines to recreational trails.
Michael Thomas Wellington, Wichita, listens to folk music on CDs
inside Aron's Records music store in Los Angeles. After four
consecutive years of declining CD sales, the recording industry is
hanging its hopes for a recovery on music being purchased via the
Internet. Companies from Wal-Mart to a revamped Napster are betting
that music fans will jump to the online pay services, following the
success last year of Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store and its
iPod digital player.
A pedestrian holds an umbrella as he walks by the Adecco
headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. Shares in Adecco, the
world's largest employment company, tumbled Monday after the
company said it was postponing the publication of its audited
Alec Wroten, 11, in bandanna; Brooke Wroten, 2, as Supergirl; and Travis Tichenor, 15, gather treats on Halloween. Alec and Brooke, as well as 6-year-old Mary (not pictured), are the children of David and Claudine Wroten. Travis is the son of Brian and Bobbi Tichenor, who submitted the photo. All are of Lawrence.
A mother duck looks on as one of her ducklings falls over while trying to scale a curb in Little Rock, Ark. The duck was leading her flock back to their nest and came back to help one that was too small to make it over the curb. The duckling eventually made it over the curb and returned to the nest safely.
Chandler, a collie owned by Dayna and Duane Spies, looks over a fence in Salina. Dayna Spies said Monday that when she puts the cat out, Chandler "likes to sit there and watch the cat."