Future Kansas University basketball players Julian Wright, left, Mario Chalmers, second from right, and Micah Downs, far right, watch Late Night in the Phog on Oct. 15, 2004.
In a rare alignment, the crescent moon and the planets Venus,
center, and Jupiter shine above a farmhouse in the eastern pre-dawn
sky in Brunswick, Maine. The contrail of a southbound jet bisected
the scene early Wednesday. Today and Friday, the two planets will
appear at their closest, less than 1 degree apart, although they
are in fact separated by about 462 million miles.
Marvin Metzger, 82, left, and Dale Kearney, 83, both of Lawrence,
cut birthday cake in recognition of being the oldest U.S. Marine
Corps members in attendance at the 14th annual Lawrence Marine
Corps birthday celebration. Wednesday's ceremony at the Dole
Institute of Politics celebrated the 229th anniversary of the U.S.
Chuck McPheeters squeezes his hand to get the blood flowing in his
arm while giving blood at the American Red Cross blood drive at
First Christian Church, 1000 Ky. McPheeters, also a Red Cross
volunteer, has given more than 100 pints of blood, including the
one he donated Wednesday.
Yusuf Islam, third from right, formerly known as the rock star Cat
Stevens, shows the Gorbachev Foundation Man for Peace 2004 award
after receiving it from former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev,
right, and Rome Mayor Walter Veltroni, second from right. Islam
received the award before start at the World Summit of Nobel Peace
Laureates conference Wednesday in Rome. Men at left are with the
Italian chapter of the Gorbachev Foundation.
Foreign nationals gather at the check-in section of the airport in
Abidjan, Ivory Coast. France and the United Nations on Wednesday
launched evacuations of thousands of French and other expatriates
trapped at U.N. offices and a French military base amid days of
anti-foreigner rampages in Ivory Coast's largest city.
Keith Rasmussen, of Lawrence, watches his golf ball fly to the
green at Eagle Bend Golf Course. Rasmussen squeezed in as many
holes as he could Wednesday before the rain started.
Capt. Homer Claymore, a Lakota Sioux and pilot during World War II,
poses with his B-17 Flying Fortress, which he and his crew
nicknamed Chief Crazy Horse. Claymore died in 1944 when his plane
was shot down over Hamburg, Germany.
President Clinton presides over White House ceremonies marking the
signing of the peace accord between Israel and the Palestinians,
with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, left, and PLO chairman
Yasser Arafat, on Sept.13, 1993. Arafat, Rabin and Israeli Foreign
Minister Shimon Peres were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994.
Aleta St. James holds her newborn twins, Gian, right, and
Francesca, at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. St. James gave
birth to her twins Tuesday, three days before her 57th birthday.
Kansas University senior libero Jill Dorsey makes a dig against
Baylor. Dorsey and the Jayhawks swept the Bears, 3-0, Wednesday
night at Horejsi Center.
KU's Dani Wittman returns a serve. The Jayhawks swept the Bears,
30-25, 30-23, 30-26, Wednesday night at Horejsi Center.
Kansas University volleyball players, from left, Ashley Michaels,
Andi Rozum, Paula Caten, Emily Brown and Josi Lima celebrate a kill
Future Kansas University basketball players Julian Wright, left,
Mario Chalmers, second from right, and Micah Downs, far right,
watch Late Night in the Phog. The three recruits, pictured Oct. 15
at Allen Fieldhouse, all have signed national letters of intent
with the Jayhawks.
Charlie Woo, Mega Toys chief executive officer, checks his toy
warehouse operation in downtown Los Angeles. About 20 percent of
the company's holiday merchandise is either on ships or sitting on
Steven Stewart, who co-owns three Juice Stop shops in Lawrence and
two in Topeka, opened Blue Chip Cookies on Wednesday in the
Westgate Shops shopping center at the southeast corner of Sixth
Street and Wakarusa Drive.
Sarah Levy, 23, spreads dark chocolate out on a granite countertop
for a candy she calls Dark Chocolate Delight in her parents'
kitchen in Chicago. Levy, a former restaurant pastry chef, started
her own business, "Sarah's Pastries & Candies Inc." at her
parents' home in March and started turning a profit last month.
Officials hope Darlington's Chase date will sell tickets to the
60,000-seat race facility.
Andy Hillenburg, car No. 80, and Jeff Gordon, car No. 24, collide
in Turn 2 of the 2004 Carolina Dodge Dealers 400 at Darlington
Raceway. The South Carolina track has a reputation of being
difficult because of its unique egg shape, tight corners and rough
Louisville running back Eric Shelton breaks off a long run in the
Cardinals' 55-28 rout of TCU. The 12th-ranked Cards jumped to a big
early lead and rolled to the victory Wednesday at Papa John's
Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Ky.
Boston's Paul Pierce is lifted by teammates, from left, Walter
McCarty, Marcus Banks, Gary Payton and Raef LaFrentz after hitting
the game-winning shot at the buzzer. The Celtics defeated the Trail
Blazers, 90-88, Wednesday night in Boston.
Retired Marine Jack Gallagher, center, licks the frosting off the sword he used to cut the cake during the Marine Corps birthday celebration at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1432 in Salina. The Marine Corps turned 229 on Wednesday.
Parrish Mock, 2, left, and Autumn Mock, 7, take a break from their game of putt-putt at Branson, Mo., while on vacation with grandparents Ed and Margie Hackett, of Lawrence. They are the daughters of Steve and Chara Mock, Tonganoxie. The Hacketts submitted the picture.