KU's Colby Wissel races during the Jayhawk Invitational.
Kansas University's D.J. Hilding, of Lawrence, runs in the one-mile
race. Hilding and the KU track and field squad competed Friday at
the Jayhawk Invitational at Anschutz Pavilion.
Baldwin's Jeremy Wright (11) is congratulated by teammates Ben
Knoll, left, and Austin Inzer, center, after a steal in the third
quarter against De Soto. The Bulldogs defeated the Wildcats, 69-53,
Friday night in De Soto.
Lawrence High's Megan Klingler (34) shoots over Olathe North's Kim
Maguire. Klingler scored 12 points in the Lions' 45-24 victory
Friday night at the Firebird Winter Classic at Free State High.
Free State High's Lauren Kimball puts up a shot against Manhattan.
The Firebirds lost, 52-36, Friday at Free State.
Lawrence High's Chance Riley, back right, fights for a loose ball
with Kansas City Christian's Zach Kahler, front, and Dan Smalley.
Lawrence High's Tony Anderson (34) shoots over Kansas City
Christian's Andy Nichols, right, during the first half. Lawrence's
David Freeman is at the far left. The Lions won, 81-40, Friday
night at LHS.
Kansas University coach Bill Self, left, looks at senior Wayne
Simien's injured thumb during a taping of ESPN2's "Cold Pizza." The
show, along with ESPN's GameDay, was filming Friday at Allen
Fieldhouse. GameDay will broadcast live from the fieldhouse today.
Jayhawks, from left, C.J. Giles, Moulaye Niang and Nick Bahe
celebrate a KU free throw late in Kansas' 59-57 victory over
Nebraska on Jan. 19 in Allen Fieldhouse.
Kansas senior Michael Lee makes a pass over Iowa State's Damian
Staple in the second half of the Jayhawks' 71-66 victory on Jan.
Kansas freshman Sasha Kaun, left, shoots over Villanova's Marcus
Austin. Kaun had 11 points and five rebounds in the Jayhawks' 83-62
loss Jan. 22 in Philadelphia.
Kansas University's J.R. Giddens pulls down a rebound against
Nebraska's Bronsen Schliep. KU's Russell Robinson is at left.
Lockheed Martin is the winner in contract bids for the new
presidential Helicopter. The US101, shown above flying over New
York City, is based on a British-Italian AgustaWestland aircraft,
now owned by Finmeccanica. The helicopter has several key
components, including the main transmission and rotor blades, that
will be built overseas.
The Chamber of Commerce mixer gave Chris Squier, left, of the
Lawrence school district, City Commissioner Sue Hack, center, and
First Bank president Bonnie Lowe a chance to reflect on the past
year and set goals for the new one Friday at the Lawrence Holidome.
Lawrence Chamber of Commerce chairwoman and former Lawrence mayor
Shirley Martin- Smith, right, talks with former Lawrence mayor
Nancy Hambleton during the chamber's annual meeting Friday at the
Rev. Jesse Jackson, left, speaks to the members of the National
Baptist Conventions in Nashville, Tenn.. Four black Baptist groups
on Friday outlined some of their positions. They opposed the war in
Iraq, school vouchers and privatization of prisons, and they called
for an increase in the minimum wage and more aid to Africa, the
Caribbean and Latin America.
Frank Olivo, center, is shown in this 1967 photograph wearing his
Santa suit at an Eagles game. Olivo, known as the Santa who was
booed and dodged snowballs during halftime of a 1968 Eagles game,
believes the infamous snowball episode launched Philadelphia's
reputation for boorish fans.
Piper Rystrom, an eighth-grader at South Junior High School,
practices a kick during a self-defense workshop at the Power of
Lara Izokaitis, a former Kansas University volleyball player and
model, speaks to junior high school girls about self image,
confidence and relationships during the Power of Women Conference.
About 80 girls from all Lawrence junior highs attended the daylong
conference, which taught about eating disorders, dating, safety and
how to overcome problems, on Friday at South Junior High School,
"The Aviator," starring Leonardo DiCaprio, is set for its widest
release yet this weekend. Four of the top best-picture Oscar
nominees hope to pad their box-office take before the Feb. 27
Academy Awards broadcast.
Rasha Abd, an Iraqi immigrant living in Phoenix shows off her dyed
finger after voting Friday in Irvine, Calif. Iraqi immigrants
living in 14 countries can vote by absentee ballot. Fingerprints
An Iraqi election official finds the name of voters during their
country's elections at a polling station in the Iranian city of Qom
, Iran. Iraqi expatriates are permitted to cast ballots in 14
countries across the world, but the voting in Iran holds special
U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., left, and U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore,
D-Kan., were at Haskell Indian Nations University earlier this
month to announce $1.7 million in funding for a new science
building at Haskell. Brownback has been rumored as a candidate to
lead the World Bank.
Allen Fieldhouse was louder than normal Friday morning, with
ESPN2's "Cold Pizza" broadcasting live at 7 a.m. Cane Peterson
interviewed longtime Kansas University sports broadcaster Max
ESPN2's "Cold Pizza" host Cane Peterson interviews Kansas
University men's basketball coach Bill Self and senior forward
Wayne Simien. The morning show was broadcast live Friday morning
from Allen Fieldhouse. ESPN's College GameDay will air three more
shows from the Fieldhouse today.
Actor James Nesbitt as Detective Tommy Murphy poses on the set of
BBC America's police drama "Murphy's Law" in this undated
promotional photo. The series begins its second season at 8 p.m.
State prison inmate Ishan Cornish prays during a Right of Passage
graduation ceremony Dec. 16 at the Maryland Correctional Training
Center in Hagerstown, Md. The homegrown program is among several
faith-based elements of Project RESTART, a prison-reform effort.
President Bush attends the presidential inaugural prayer service at
Washington's National Cathedral Jan. 21, 2005 with first lady Laura
Bush and daughters Barbara, second from left, and Jenna, right.
Seventy-six leaders of evangelical colleges, seminaries and
denominations have petitioned Bush about health insurance and the
"unacceptably high" rates of U.S. hunger and poverty.
Artists of Valley Lane Studios gather to celebrate an open house at
the studios, 1335 Valley Lane. These artists have met on weekends
to paint and draw together for at least the past 15 years. The
party was Dec. 19. Back row, from left, are Martin Cheng, Hobart
Jackson, Ted Johnson, Gail Underwood, Dave Beal and Al Clinton;
front row, from left, Carol Bradbury, Maryann Gravino-Askew and
Gwyn Kitos. Not pictured are Alice Broughton and Bob Sudlow.
Bill Berkowitz, left, poses with the new Pelathe District officers,
from left, Tom Sheely, vice chairman; John Scott, commissioner; and
John Scarffe, district chairman. Berkowitz installed the officers
Jan. 15 during the Pelathe District Volunteer Recognition dinner at
the First United Methodist Church.
From left, Cheryl and Ken Audus and Angela and Patrick Valadez
attend the KU First Campaign party in the Kansas Union Ballroom.
The KU Endowment Association had the event Jan. 21 to announce the
KU First campaign raised $653.8 million.
Nancy and Hunter Lott, of Lawrence, pose for a picture during the
KU First Campaign Party in the Kansas Union Ballroom.
From left, Maryann Gravino-Askew, Susie Clinton and Al Clinton
attend an open house at Valley Lane Studios in Lawrence. The event
was Dec. 19.
From left, Judy Wright, Lawrence, and Barbara and Del Williamson,
of Palm Beach, Fla., attend the KU First Campaign Party in the
Kansas Union Ballroom. The KU Endowment Association had the event
Jan. 21 to announce the KU First campaign raised $653.8 million.
From left, Victor Bailey, Leonard Krishtalka and Jim Mechler attend
the KU First Campaign party. The event was Jan. 21 in the Kansas
First Baptist Church members Stanley Defries, left, and Carolyn
Carlson, center, share a laugh with Rev. Marcus McFaul during the
church's 150th anniversary celebration Jan. 30.
The original home of Lawrence's first Baptist church stood at the
corner of Eighth and Kentucky streets for more than a century. The
church moved to its new location, 1330 Kasold Drive, in the 1970s
because its historic home had become unsafe and was razed.
The 1925 Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church, which
celebrates its sesquicentennial this year, gathers in front of the
former church building at Eighth and Kentucky streets. The
congregation that formed with seven members in 1855 now has about
Chinese Ambassador Yang Jiechi, center, is flanked by China
Aviation Supply Company President Li Hai, left, and Boeing
Commercial Airplane President and CEO Alan Mulally, a graduate of
Lawrence High School and Kansas University. They announced Friday
that Chinese airlines have agreed to order 60 of Boeing's 787
Dreamliners in a deal that could be worth as much as $7.2 billion.
Alma QuinDanilla inspects the seams on a cargo net manufactured at
Kinedyne. The firm's net facility has 62 employees, and a new
contract could add more in the month's ahead.
Gunnar Garbo, left, and Wes Sharpton inspect cargo nets set for
delivery to military bases. The nets are used to secure supplies on
Kriya Treemaneekarn sews a cargo net at Kinedyne Corp. in
Lawrence's Franklin Business Park. The company secured a contract
to make nets through the end of this year, adding to a previous
deal that began in 2003.
Among the 2,500 world leaders attending this year's World Economic
Forum were U2 rock star Bono, left, and German Chancellor Gerhard
Schroeder. On Friday Schroeder called for greater use of diplomacy,
not military force, in the Mideast.
Large-screen televisions attract shoppers at the Ken Cranes Home
Entertainment store in Long Beach, Calif., as they display coverage
of President Bush's inauguration earlier this month. As the Super
Bowl approaches, thousands of Americans will decide it's time to
buy a big-screen TV. Sales of plasma and LCD models, along with the
somewhat bulkier digital rear-projection TVs, will jump 25 percent
this year to 8.4 million from 6.8 million in 2004, according to the
Consumer Electronics Assn.
A premature review of Ostend Queen restaurant is forcing Michelin
to recall an edition of its acclaimed food guide. Three-star chef
Pierre Wynants, a consultant, left, and assistant chef Koenraad
Steenkiste are shown on New Year's Eve 2004 in the Ostend, Belgium,
Lawrence High's Drew Huff, left, drives for a fastbreak layup. The Lions beat Olathe North, 45-24, Friday at the Firebird Winter Classic at Free State.
Duane MacDonald, of Brick Masters of Topeka, sets a plaque Friday with the names of Kansas University students who lost their lives in the Korean War. The memorial is on KU's Memorial Drive.
Kindergartners at Quail Run School gather around a fake campfire as their teacher, Krin Bowman, leads them in song while playing the piano. Students at Quail Run celebrated Kansas' 144th birthday a day early with music and snacks. Kansas officially became a state Jan. 29, 1861.
Elijah, 2, left, and Skylar Eklund, 5, have a pizza party. The boys are the children of Rodney and Melissa Eklund, Lawrence.
Caroline and Robert Hein