Kansas University guard Michael Lee (25) goes up for a shot against
Texas A&M's LaKeith Blanks. Lee struggled -- this shot was
blocked by Blanks -- with no points in KU's 71-65 victory Saturday
at College Station, Texas.
Special to the Journal-World Skippy, at 8 weeks old, lounges in his
owner's under-wheelchair carrier, where he climbed on his own. The
photo was taken last summer during a camping trip by Norm White and
submitted by his wife, Dot Nary. Skippy is now 55 pounds and can't
fit under the chair.
Kansas' Wayne Simien (23) elevates to block a shot by Texas
A&M's LaKeith Blanks, center.
Kansas freshman J.R. Giddens, left, soars over Texas A&M's
Antoine Wright for a second-half three-pointer.
Kansas University's Michael Lee, center, hits the deck as he fights
for a loose ball with Texas A&M's Antoine Wright, left, and
LaKeith Blanks, right, as KU's Bryant Nash closes in on the play.
The Jayhawks held off the Aggies, 71-65, Saturday in College
Stadium worker Joe Diorio paints a logo on the field at Gillette
Stadium in preparation for today's AFC championship game between
the Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots. Diorio worked
Saturday in Foxboro, Mass.
Kansas University swimmer Emily Knopp competes in the 200-yard
butterfly. KU swam at a dual Saturday against Nebraska at Robinson
Kansas University's Shelby Noonan dives during a dual meet against
Nebraska. The Jayhawks competed Saturday at Robinson Natatorium.
Kansas State's Megan Mahoney (34) drives to the basket ahead of
Kansas University's Lauren Ervin in the Wildcats' 79-50 victory.
Saturday in Manhattan, KSU claimed its fifth straight win over the
Aggie Andy Slocum, left, denies KU's Jeff Graves inside. Slocum had
three points and 14 rebounds, while Graves had 11 points but zero
Jayhawks Wayne Simien (23), Jeff Graves (42) and Aaron Miles trap
Texas A&M's Bobby Leach.
Kansas University's Keith Langford, the Jayhawks' leading scorer
with 21 points, hangs on the rim after a second-half dunk. Langford
helped the Jayhawks claim a narrow 71-65 victory Saturday over
Texas A&M in College Station, Texas.
Kentucky coach Tubby Smith and the players on his bench show a
sense of resignation during the closing moments of their loss. The
fifth-ranked Wildcats lost to unranked Georgia, 65-57, Saturday in
Lexington, Ky., snapping their 19-game Southeastern Conference
regular-season win streak.
Veiled women chant slogans during a demonstration Saturday in
Lille, northern France, to protest the government's plan to ban
religious attire in public schools. The law would ban Muslim head
scarves, Jewish skull caps and large Christian crosses to keep
schools secular and avoid religious strife.
An unidentified Muslim woman joins a protest outside the French
Embassy in Edinburgh, Scotland, to show solidarity with Muslim
women in France who likely will soon be prohibited from wearing
head scarves in public schools.
AP Photo James Frazier, deputy commissioner of the Juvenile Justice
Authority, stands outside the new Kansas Juvenile Correctional
Complex in Topeka. In Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' proposed state budget
for 2005, she left out funds to operate the complex, estimated at
$11.8 million. Instead, she included $430,000 to pay for utilities
at the complex.
A model of NASA's Spirit rover, left, is shown Friday in Pasadena,
Calif., as the latest photographs from Mars show Spirit's robotic
arm taking soil samples on the surface of Mars.
NASA plans to send the Spirit rover toward these hills, which are
at a distance of about five times Spirit's maximum driving range,
meaning the rover could die on the way unless it far outlives its
expected 90-day lifetime. This image was taken by Spirit's
panoramic camera last week. Scientists say hills may be the most
promising place to find evidence that the frozen, dry planet once
was a warmer, wetter world capable of supporting life.
Bob Ivins shows Dalton Lesher, 4, of Lawrence, how to make rope
Saturday at the gathering. Ivins travels to similar shows
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino addresses a crowd at
a banquet in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Seated,
from left, are Izetta Taylor, the Rev. Verdell Taylor, the Rev. Leo
Barbee Jr. and Climetine Clayburn, Kennedy School principal.
Iraqis look at a bomb crater along the road near the Iraqi town of
Taji, where a roadside bomb killed three U.S. soldiers and two
Iraqi civil defense troopers when a Bradley Fighting Vehicle hit
the explosive device. Two Americans also were wounded Saturday in
Nancy Weaver, widow of U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Aaron
Weaver, holds her children, Austin, 10, and Savannah, 1, after a
memorial service for her husband at Citrus High School in
Inverness, Fla. Weaver died last week in a helicopter crash in
Iraq. He had survived cancer and the 1993 battle of Mogadishu,
recounted in the movie "Black Hawk Down."
Vensherrie Campbell, a senior at Vanderbilt University from
Hephzibah, Ga., studies at the Sarratt Student Center, the
Vanderbilt student union, on Thursday.
Kansas athletic director Lew Perkins, left, and Chancellor Robert
Hemenway chat before the start of a men's basketball game against
Villanova at Allen Fieldhouse. Hemenway says KU isn't likely to
follow the Vanderbilt model and merge its athletic department with
the rest of the university.
Vensherrie Campbell practices the hammer throw Thursday on the
track outside the student recreation center at Vanderbilt
University. Campbell says she doesn't want athletics to rob her of
"the college experience," and she hopes changes at Vanderbilt will
help in her quest.
Vanderbilt University athletes Jason Holwerda and Vensherrie
Campbell walk to class across the Vanderbilt campus. Holwerda is
the starting guard for the Commodores men's basketball team, and
Campbell throws shot put, discus and hammer on the track team.
Vanderbilt's revolutionary new system of merging the athletic
department with the rest of the university has drawn attention from
other big-time sports universities.
Pipa Nairn, of Cape Town, South Africa, adopted the dog Batty after
it was blinded by ruling party militants in Zimbabwe.
Two ponds create the illusion of being a continuous water feature,
while evergreens lend the garden interest during the long winters.
Jim Handtmann's Minneapolis, Minn., home features a blend of
refined Asian elements set against a rugged hardscape of scavenged
bricks, cobblestones and limestone.
Slogans such as "The Great Australia Clipper Ship" and "Success to
the Fisherman" decorate this pink bubble luster jug. The
9-inch-high jug, made in the early 19th century, auctioned for
Shane Thompson, Topeka, an employee from All Pro Service, cleans up
the Lawrence Community Theatre's now-empty basement costume shop,
where a Dec. 29 fire destroyed two-thirds of the theater's vintage
costumes. Volunteers and specialists are preparing the theater in
time to open "Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii" on Friday
Jane Henry, as Doris Chisholm, left, and Aisha Wolgamott, as Vivien
Bliss, rehearse a scene in "Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii." The farce
is slated to open Friday, as originally scheduled, despite a recent
fire at Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H.
Artist and dancer Lily Taylor creates paintings like these on silk,
satin and rice paper in her Shawnee home studio when she's not
traveling to art fairs or performing.
Lily Taylor, also known as Zhang Li, is a Chinese-born artist and
dancer who creates a bamboo painting during a dance she
choreographed called "Praise of Bamboo." She's pictured explaining
the painting after a performance at her Shawnee home.
Anne Tyler, author of "The Amateur Marriage," published by Knopf.
Pete Rose signs copies of his new book, "Pete Rose: My Prison
Without Bars," in New York. In the book, Rose repeatedly challenges
the report on his gambling by John Dowd and the accusations made by
his former associates before he accepted a lifetime ban in August
Alan Clinton, Lawrence, left, and Win Sisk, Bonner Springs, right,
use charcoal to draw model Christy Mara, Lawrence, center, during
an Advanced Life Drawing class. The course is taught by Jeff
Ridgway at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.
In keeping with the ladylike looks that dominated the ready-to-wear
spring shows, the 1950s were a major influence in this year's
spring bridal fashions, as in this strapless Reem Acra tea-length
The newly built lobby of the Museum of South Texas History is open
in Edinburg, Texas. From the caliche walls to the Mexican ceramic
floor tiles, no detail was spared in transforming what was once a
small county museum into a significant history of a region that
remains a melting pot of old Mexico and new Texas.
Changes in the tax code prompted Alex Dahlgren, Dallas, to buy a
new Ford Expedition for his home-remodeling business. Proponents of
the bill say it was intended to spur small-business capital
investment. Opponents say the bill allows the wealthy to deduct the
entire cost of luxury SUVs from their taxes.
An employee at Atipa's parent company, Microtech Computers,
prepares a motherboard for installation in a supercomputer.
Bret Stouder, director of Atipa Technologies, 4921 Legends Drive,
displays a new supercomputer that is scheduled to be installed at
the University of Tennessee. Stouder is hopeful that the state of
Kansas will purchase an even larger machine for use by researchers
at Kansas University, Kansas State University and Wichita State
Buford Veach, left, of Trenton, Mo., and Roy Scott, of Liberty, Mo., look over some handmade saddles for sale at the Lawrence Cowboy Winter Gathering at the Lawrence Holidome. Vendors from around the country came to the gathering to participate in the event that continued Saturday.
Emma Jean Wolf, 3, helps her great-grandfather, Charles E. Snedeger, gather black walnuts. Emma Jean is the daughter of Charlie and Amy Wolf. Jean Snedeger submitted the picture. All are of Lawrence.