Former Czech president and dissident Vaclav Havel, right,
accompanied by his wife, Dagmar, left, place a candle at the 1989
Velvet Revolution Memorial place at Narodni Trida in Prague, Czech
A marcher flashes V-sign and waves a Czech flag during an event
commemorating the 15th anniversary of the 1989 Velvet Revolution in
Prague, Czech Republic. Rock music and stirring speeches echoed
Wednesday through the streets of Prague.
U.S. troops take cover while under fire after a car bomb rammed
into a civilian convoy along Baghdad's airport road, setting
vehicles on fire. Wednesday's attack killed at least 10 people and
injured 12, including three American soldiers.
Kansas University track great Wes Santee is shown in this 1954
photo. Santee died Sunday at the age of 78.
From left, Lela Santarpia, Dorothy Hewitt and Freone Hollinger
reminisce in a former classroom during a tour of the old Ottawa
Middle School at South Fifth and Main streets. Developer Steve
Foutch plans to convert the old buildings into housing units, among
The organization Friends of Historic Buildings Inc. in Ottawa
battled eight years to ensure the town's old middle school would
remain standing. Wednesday, members of the organization were on
hand outside the building as the Ottawa school board officially
turned over keys to a developer. Steve Foutch, who works with
Kansas City-based Gastinger, Walker and Harden Architects,
purchased the buildings from the school district for $100,000.
Mike Watkins, a plumber at Kansas University, repairs a mechanism
that controls steam pressure in the Facilities and Operations Shop.
The Kansas Board of Regents will vote this morning on a bill that
would allow KU to exempt its classified employees from the state
civil service system. Watkins, a classified employee, said
Wednesday that there were pros and cons to both systems.
Margaret Spellings, left, President Bush's nominee to replace
outgoing Education Secretary Rod Paige, motions for the audience to
stop their applause as Bush looks on Wednesday in the Roosevelt
Room of the White House.
John Towner, an usher at Kansas University sporting events, watches
the west entrance into Allen Fieldhouse during pre-game warmups.
Manpower, the company that currently manages the ushers, is getting
out of the business, and the KU Athletic Corp. has hired Kansas
City, Mo.-based Crowd Systems to staff KU basketball games. Towner
ushered KU's game against Washburn University on Sunday.
Linda Celeste Sims of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater was among
the dancers who thrilled a nearly sold-out Lied Center audience
Tuesday evening. The New York-based company will perform today
through Sunday at the Music Hall in Kansas City, Mo., to celebrate
the 20th anniversary of Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey.
Bulbs such as crocus can be grown in pebbles and water with no
Kansas University junior Christian Moody, left, fights for the ball
with British Columbia defender Casey Archibald in an exhibition
game earlier this season. KU coach Bill Self on Wednesday tapped
Moody as the Jayhawks' number-five starter.
Two members of the KU club hockey team warm up before a game
against Iowa State.
KU hockey player Adam Paulitsch, right, repairs the clamps on his
goalie mask as teammate Timon Veach watches.
KU hockey head coach Bryan Luhman, right, gives the Jayhawks a pep
talk before their game against Iowa State. Luhman is a former KU
KU hockey player Ryne Tusten, left, receives a body check from an
Iowa State player. The Jayhawk club swept two games from the
Cyclone club during the weekend at Ice Sports Arena in Shawnee.
Kansas University hockey club members, from left, Kyle Wilson,
Timon Veach, Zach Sias and Dave Schaffer dress before a game
against Iowa State. The club, which plays its home matches at Ice
Sports Arena in Shawnee, is trying to attract a local following for
a sport not normally associated with Kansas. "We have a slogan that
says, 'Yes, KU has a hockey team,'" says team president Geoff
New Jersey's Jacque Vaughn drives to the basket between Seattle's
Vladimir Radmanovic (77) and Rashard Lewis, rear. The Sonics
defeated the Nets, 79-68, Wednesday night in East Rutherford, N.J.
Redskins quarterback Patrick Ramsey drops back to pass against
Cincinnati. Ramsey, shown Sunday in Landover, Md., has been named
Washington's new starting quarterback, taking over for Mark
Hayes Barnard, left, in Stanford uniform and Michael Morris in
California uniform re-enact the first "Big Game" between the two
schools in 1892. The two acted out the game in 1997. The "Big Game"
will be played again Saturday.
North Carolina State's Engin Atsur (14) tries to pass to teammate
Julius Hodge (24) after stealing a possession from New Orleans'
Todd Bostic in the second half of the Wolfpack's 92-58 rout. N.C.
State won the BCA Invitational game Wednesday at the RBC Center in
The last time the race for the championship title was this close
was in 1992 when Alan Kulwicki made up a 30-point deficit to win
the cup over Bill Elliott by 10 points.
Matt Kenseth celebrates his 2003 title with a lap around the track
at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Kenseth had the title won before the
year's final race.
Police were investigating the scene of a one-car crash early this
morning at the J. Gladman Gallery, at 14th and Massachusetts
streets. The crash occurred shortly after midnight, closing the
intersection while police responded to the accident.
Dorothy Martin, Baldwin, leaves the Sears, Roebuck and Co. store in
Lawrence. Martin shopped Wednesday after Kmart announced that it
was buying Sears in an $11 billion deal.
JaJa Wang, 5, a student at Century School, plays on the tornado slide at Buford M. Watson Jr. Park. The students enjoyed the mild weather Wednesday in the park after a trip to the Kansas Union earlier in the day.
Members of Annunciation Parish from Baldwin enjoy a week of mission work in Yakima, Wash., during the last week of July. Back row, from left, are Andy Meinen, Jeff Hill, Jessica Hill, Katie Beall and Tim Donohue. Front row, from left, are Ginny Meinen, Rebecca Verhaeghe, Ellie Meinen, Catherine Jarvis and Katrina Lamoreux. Loretta Verhaeghe submitted the photo.