Indiana's Stephen Jackson, left, fouls Detroit's Rasheed Wallace.
The Pistons defeated the Pacers, 88-76, Thursday night in
Georgia Tech's Will Bynum, left, is hammered by Wake Forest's Kyle
Visser. Bynum scored 30 points, and the Yellow Jackets claimed a
102-101 overtime victory Thursday night in Atlanta.
Eudora High's Carrie Lister, center, looks for an opening as
Baldwin's Bolby Heckathorne, left, and Katelyn Miles defend. The
Cardinals won, 40-35, Thursday in Wellsville.
After speaking to State Department employees Thursday, new
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced she'll travel to
Europe and the Middle East next week to attempt a new start in
relations with European allies and to nurture an
Taylor Wooten, of Lawrence, Tyrone Brown, of Topeka, and Gerime
Smith, of Kansas City, Kan., are Kansas University freshmen who met
through the Upward Bound program at KU. The Bush administration may
eliminate funding for the program, which helps first-generation
college students prepare for postsecondary education.
Lawrence High's Megan Klingler shoots over a pair of Blue Valley
defenders. Klingler scored a game-high 20 points in the Lions'
62-41 loss Thursday night at Free State High.
Lawrence High's Lacey Elmore tries to get rid of the ball despite
pressure from Blue Valley's Lauren Heist. The Lions lost to the
Tigers, 62-41, in the first round of the Firebird Winter Classic on
Thursday night at Free State High.
Free State High's Tricia Dunham shoots against Topeka Hayden's
Morgan Gaffney. The Firebirds won, 52-32, Thursday night at Free
Free State High's Chloe Hall, center, fights for a loose ball
against Topeka Hayden's Jenny Hubbell, left, and Morgan Gaffney.
The Firebirds won their first-round game of the Firebird Winter
Classic, 52-32, Thursday night at FSHS.
Kansas University pitcher Ryotaro Hayakawa, left, pitches as KU
assistant coach Steve Abney watches. The Jayhawks practiced
Thursday at Hoglund Ballpark during KU media day.
Kansas University pitcher Mike Zagurski, front, stretches before
practice. The Jayhawks, who worked out Thursday at Hoglund
Ballpark, will open their 2005 season Feb. 4 in Hawaii.
Iraqi police officers secure the perimeter of the polling station
in Imam Anas, Iraq. Security across the country continued to
tighten Thursday in preparation for Iraqi elections scheduled for
Marilyn and Gary Anderson were searching for their daughter, Lesley Smith, who disappeared Jan. 26, 2004, a year before this 2005 file photo was taken. Jack Smith confirmed Thursday that police had notified the family that they had identified a body found earlier this week in Clinton Lake as Lesley.
An Iraqi police officer speaks to a local resident at a polling
station in Az Zubayr, southern Iraq. Amid increased raids and
tightened security by U.S. and Iraqi forces, insurgents continue to
carry out a series of attacks aimed at sowing instability and
subverting Sunday's landmark national elections.
New England running back Kevin Faulk stands in front of his locker.
Faulk and the Patriots met the media Thursday in Foxboro, Mass.
Vinland Elementary school students, from left, Sally Spurgeon, 9,
and Maggie Mead, 9, both fourth-graders, pet a dairy cow Thursday
morning at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds during "Slice of
Agriculture," a program to educate about 900 fourth-graders about
the value of agriculture and how it relates to nutrition, health
and our economy.
Kansas University professor Steve Case, of the Center for Research
on Learning, leads a Thursday meeting of the Kansas State
Department of Education Science Standards Review Committee in
Salina. The committee discussed various proposed amendments to the
A visitor lights a candle in front of the now-crumbled crematorium
of the former Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz in Poland. When
Soviet troops liberated the camp 60 years ago, they discovered
about 7,000 surviving inmates who had been left behind by the
Merka Szevach shows her tattoo with her Auschwitz inmate number as
she speaks in front of the memorial in the former Nazi
concentration camp of Auschwitz. About 2,000 aging survivors of
Auschwitz -- still bearing Nazi-inscribed identification tattoos on
their forearms -- returned for Thursday's ceremony.
Many survivors displayed their inmate numbers. Some wore the red
triangle patches that the Nazis issued to Polish political
prisoners to distinguish them from Jews.
Robert De Niro, right, plays the father of Dakota Fanning in the
thriller "Hide and Seek." The film, which opens today in Lawrence,
revolves around a widower whose daughter creates an imaginary
friend named Charlie and develops some gruesome habits.
Clint Eastwood, left, and Morgan Freeman study a fighter from
ringside in the drama "Million Dollar Baby."
Hilary Swank plays 31-year-old Maggie Fitzgerald, a female boxer
begrudgingly trained by Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood), in the
Oscar-nominated "Million Dollar Baby."
After nearly a decade together, Anything But Joey is calling it
quits after farewell shows in Lawrence and Kansas City.
Members of the Spiritual cinema Soul Circle of Lawrence-Topeka
gather Sunday at the home of Dr. Randy and Sue Kidd to watch and
discuss "Beyond Bob." The group meets once a month in Lawrence and
again at Unity Church of Topeka.
Washington state Sen. Karen Keiser looks over a magazine touting
the latest trends in cosmetic surgery in her office at the Capitol
in Olympia, Wash. Keiser has proposed a "vanity tax" on cosmetic
surgery. She wants to earmark the money for poor children's health
Karen Wakefield, an event planner from Woodinville, Wash., has had
a nose job, dermabrasion, liposuction, tummy tuck, breast lift and
Botox treatments. Wakefield, who visited cosmetic surgeon Dr. David
Stephens on Thursday in Bellevue, Wash., is opposed to a proposed
Washington state tax on cosmetic surgery.
CURT CLINKINBEARD, regional director of the Kansas University Small
Business Development Center, says the center served 312 clients and
provided 1,262 hours of free counseling.
BOB GEORGESON, a retired banker, is involved with 19 different
organizations and boards in Douglas County. He has been named the
winner of Citizen of the Years Award.
MARILYN BITTENBENDER, a senior vice president at Lawrence's Grubb
& Ellis/The Winbury Group, has been named the Athena Award
winner. The honor recognizes individuals who serve as mentors to
other female professionals.
LYNN PARMAN, vice president for economic development at the
Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, said 20 Lawrence businesses expanded
in 2004. The expansions resulted in 399 new jobs.
SHIRLEY MARTIN-SMITH, president of Martin-Smith Personnel Services
Inc., became chairwoman of the Lawrence Chamber Commerce Jan. 1.
She's been involved in the community for 28 years.
The Cubs display their 2004 Douglas County Amateur Baseball Assn.-12 Championship trophies. The coaches are, back row, from left, Donn Dunkle, Mike Nieder, Jared Nieder, Scott Johnson and Mark McCarthy. The players are, second row, from left, Dustin Wyrick, Nick Dunkle, Alex Hall, Will Pellett, Wesley Henning and Cale Nieder; and front row, from left, Bobby Hall, Aaron Johnson, Steve Melton, Eric McCarthy and Ryan Gutierrez. Debbie McCarthy submitted the picture.