The final wheel in T.J. Bivins' machine shown in Wellsville, states
its speed when plugged in: 3.8 billion years to make a single
rotation. Bivins believes the machine is the slowest ever designed.
Kansas University student Abdullah Alhassan, shown Wednesday at
Summerfield Hall at Kansas University, says he understands why
fellow Saudis have stopped studying in the United States. Alhassan,
a doctoral student in economics, missed the fall 2002 semester at
KU because the American embassy delayed approval of his visa for
Rosie Scott, 10, is joined by her mother, Angela Scott, and the
family dog, Baxter, Wednesday on her way to Sunset Hill.
The official city flag of Wichita flies next to Wichita City Hall.
The flag was ranked among the nation's best city flags in a recent
An early but undated publicity photo shows Bob Dylan in New York
City. The image appears in his autobiography, "Chronicles Volume
The miniature shotgun is about the height and width of a standard
credit card, and about a half-inch thick. Each barrel fires seven
standard steel BBs.
Patrick Teel has his finger on the trigger of a credit card-sized
shotgun that he displayed at Koscielski's Guns and Ammo in
Minneapolis. Teel makes the two-shot guns, which fire seven
standard steel BBs per barrel. The new guns sell for $100 each and
are meant for close-range self defense.
Light from the setting sun highlights Spirit Lake with steam
venting from volcanic activity on Mount St. Helens, at left front.
The photo was taken Tuesday, before rain clouds obscured the
Israeli scientists Aaron Ciechanover, left, and Avram Hershko, both
of Israel, speak to journalists in Haifa. The two and Irwin Rose,
of the United States, won the 2004 Nobel Chemistry Prize Wednesday.
President Bush addresses the crowd at the F.M. Kirby Center for the
Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
A Turkish flag waves on a boat sailing on the Bosporus through
Istanbul, Turkey. The European Union recommended the start of EU
membership talks for Turkey, but set stiff conditions for the
In this image from video, originally broadcast by C-SPAN Feb. 1,
2001, Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., is seen sitting next to Vice
President Dick Cheney at a Senate prayer breakfast in Washington.
Cheney said Tuesday night that the debate with Edwards marked the
first time they had met. In fact, the two had met at least two
Scientists are questioning whether Celebrex, left, and other pain
drugs cause the same heart problems that last week forced Merck to
pull its Vioxx arthritis medicine, right, from the market.
Tonya Wooley, with Maxim Health Care, fills a syringe with flu
vaccine at Arlington Convention Center. The North Texas Adult
Immunization Coalition was expecting 5,000 people to show up for
flu shots Wednesday. A shortage of vaccine is prompting health
officials in Kansas to ask healthy people to hold off on shots.
Bridey Maidhof, a freshman from Overland Park, was one of several
Kansas University students who downloaded pictures of U.S.
servicemen and women who have died in Iraq and mounted them for a
campus display. More than 1,000 of the small posters were put up
Wednesday in front of Strong Hall.
Ricky Rudd is concerned that the focus on the top 10 takes away
from those not in the Chase.
New York's Derek Jeter celebrates after scoring the winning run in
the 12th inning. Minnesota catcher Pat Borders, left, was unable to
make the tag. The Yankees won, 7-6, Wednesday in New York.
Free State High's Alysha Valencia makes an early break from the
pack at the start of the girls cross country race. Valencia and the
Firebirds won the Haskell Flyers meet Wednesday at Haskell Indian
Free State High's Danny Schneider wins the Haskell Flyers meet. The
FSHS senior finished the 5K race in 15:55.01 on Wednesday at
Haskell Indian Nations University.
Kansas University's Emily Brown scores a kill against Kansas State.
The 19th-ranked Jayhawks were defeated by No. 16 Kansas State, 3-2
(30-19, 23-30, 30-25, 22-30, 15-12) Wednesday at Horejsi Center.
Kansas University senior Ashley Michaels, left, blocks a shot by
Kansas State's Joy Hamlin in the second game. The 16th-ranked
Wildcats survived a scare from the No. 19 Jayhawks, escaping with a
3-2 victory Wednesday night at Horejsi Center.
Technicians assemble segments of an Airbus A 380-800 aircraft in a
hangar at an airport in Dresden, Germany. They were preparing
Wednesday for a full-scale fatigue test. U.S. trade authorities on
Wednesday filed a World Trade Organization complaint against the
European Union regarding billions in subsidies to Airbus.
Greg Easter, owner of Easton's Ltd., 839 Mass., is closing the
store after 15 years in business. Easter is pictured at the store
in this 1999 file photo.
Joe Bonavia soaks in the autumn sunshine near the pink waters of the Concourse Fountain in Kansas City, Mo. The water in several Kansas City fountains is running pink this week in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The water is colored with a harmless dye.
Principal Scott Currier shows his new haircut during a school assembly at Lakewood Middle School in Overland Park. Currier's close cut Tuesday was part of a fund-raiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation; Lakewood students raised more than $1,000 for the group.
Emily Bannwarth, a Kansas University freshman, works on a Jayhawk chalk drawing on the sidewalk in front of Wescoe Hall as part of Homecoming activities. The "Chalk 'N' Rock" Wednesday afternoon pitted groups against each other to design drawings to match the theme "Hawktoberfest: Home Is Where the Hawk Is."
Martha Autem celebrates her 100th birthday on June 25th at Elm Haven West Health Care Center in Parsons. Five generations of family members were in attendance, including her four children, Dora Boore and Wayne Autem, both of Parsons, Hattie Turkington, rural McCune, and Vera Mercer, Lawrence. She has seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Mercer submitted the photo.