Sgt. Joey Kean
Specialist John Lawlor, right, directs trading in shares of Lucent on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Shares of Lucent Technologies Inc. climbed nearly 10 percent Friday after the company confirmed it was in merger talks with French rival Alcatel SA.
From left are Chris Hutchens, account executive with Charlton Manley; Nancy DeGarmo, principal of New York School; and Carol Gnagy, office administrator with Charlton Manley. Charlton Manley and Kansas Association of Insurance Agents presented $500 to the school to purchase a new public address system. The award was part of a 2006 Safety Grant.
Gina Pacumbaba-Watson and her husband, Karl Watson, both of GPW & Associates in Lawrence, are honored by Kansas City Small Business Monthly as one of the publication's "25 Under 25," a program recognizing 25 area companies with fewer than 25 employees. GPW & Associates, a lighting and engineering consulting firm with 10 employees, was among companies judged on their financial stability, community involvement, distinguishing qualities, company vision and ability to overcome challenges. They received the honor March 4 in Overland Park. Pacumbaba-Watson is president and chief executive officer. Watson is chief financial officer and partner.
From left are Gene Meyer, Lawrence Memorial Hospital chief executive officer; Dr. Donald McSweyn, Cardiovascular Consultants interventional cardiologist; and Hal O'Donnell, envoy chairman for the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce. McSweyn spoke during a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house for the LMH Heart Center on Feb. 28.
Webelos Scouts Joey Waisner, left, and Michael Darnall received their Arrow of Light Award, the highest achievement in Cub Scouting, during Cub Scout Pack 3462's fifth annual Blue & Gold Banquet Feb. 17 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Michael is the son of Marily "Lee" Mulingbayan and Mitch Darnall; and Joey Waisner is the son of Jeanne and Scott Waisner.
Cindy Huber-Koppen, director of critical care and cardiovascular services at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, and Dr. Donald McSweyn, Cardiovascular Consultants interventional cardiologist, mark the opening of the LMH Heart Center on Feb. 28. The center, in conjunction with the Mid America Heart Institute, provides diagnostic, interventional, treatment and rehabilitation services for patients experiencing a variety of cardiac-related problems.
Ron and Dee Bisel, Lawrence, attend the 25 Under 25 Awards dinner and gala presented by Kansas City Small Business Monthly on March 4 in Overland Park. Dee Bisel, president and owner of Minuteman Press in Lawrence, received the award in 2002.
Lisa and Pete Ramler, Lawrence, attend the 25 Under 25 Awards dinner and gala, presented by Kansas City Small Business Monthly, on March 4 in Overland Park.
Bill and Elise Thomasset, of GPW & Associates in Lawrence, attend a banquet March 4 in Overland Park. The Lawrence company received an honor from Kansas City Small Business Monthly as one of the publication's "25 Under 25," a program recognizing 25 area companies with fewer than 25 employees.
Michele and Luke Huerter
Skip and Helen Harrell
Jim Beets and Kelly Knipp
Aaron Meyer and Shannon Devine
Riley Scott and Julia Wagle
Curtis Harris and Sarah Grosshans
Casey Simoneau and Tasha Havel
Raegan Copp and Tanner Morton
New York Yankees left-hander Randy Johnson delivers a pitch during the second inning of his spring-training start against the Minnesota Twins. Johnson struck out six Friday in Fort Myers, Fla.
Kansas City's Joe McEwing, back, chases L.A. baserunner Adam Kennedy, who is stuck in a pickle. Kennedy eventually was tagged out by Alex Gordon. The Royals beat the Angels, 5-1, Friday in Tempe, Ariz.
Florida's Al Horford (42) hangs on the rim after dunking against Georgetown's Jeff Green. The Gators beat the Hoyas, 57-53, Friday in Minneapolis.
Washington's Brandon Roy (3) reacts in disgust as Connecticut's Denham Brown defends during their Sweet 16 game. UConn won, 98-92 in overtime, Friday in Washington.
Villanova's Dante Cunningham flips over Boston College's Sean Williams as they fight for the ball. The Wildcats held off the Eagles, 60-59 in overtime, Friday in Minneapolis.
Wichita State's Karon Bradley (10) shoots over George Mason's Tony Skinn. The Patriots beat the Shockers, 63-55, Friday night in Washington.
WSU coach Mark Turgeon, center, flanked by assistants Tad Boyle, left, and Alvin Williamson, rubs his eyes during the second half.
George Mason's Sammy Hernandez celebrates in the second half against Wichita State. The Patriots beat the Shockers, 63-55, Friday in Washington to advance to the Elite Eight.
Sgt. Joey Kean says the Iraqis he has talked with are supportive of U.S. troops.
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, right, speaks with Sunni Arab leader Adnan al-Dulaimi on Friday after a meeting of Iraqi political leaders in Baghdad, Iraq.
Students of Dijla primary school in Baghdad, Iraq, play in a damaged classroom. A mortar shell slammed into the school in February, killing one student and injuring 10.
Monsignor William Levada, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, receives the red three-cornered biretta hat from Pope Benedict XVI as he is elevated to cardinal Friday in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. Fifteen prelates from around the world joined the elite College of Cardinals on Friday, becoming the newest advisers to the pope and will one day be called on to elect his successor.
Max Roberts, 14, left, and Brett Reineman, 15, display their stock race car. They are both ninth-graders at Southwest Junior High School. Roberts has raced Go-Karts for three years and moved up to factory stock race cars for the 2005 season. He finished fifth in the point standings and was awarded Rookie of the Year. Reineman assisted Roberts with his mechanical abilities throughout the season. Harold and Susan Roberts, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Karen Enriquez, 17, center, of Kansas City, Kan., chants "Si se puede," Spanish for "Yes we can," Friday along with protesters at Emerson Park in Kansas City, Kan. The group rallied at the end of a march against proposed legislation that will crack down on illegal immigrants.
The Dixie Chicks, from left, Emily Robison, Natalie Maines and Martie Maguire pose during a 2003 news conference in New York. The trio was banned from many country stations in 2003 after Maines criticized President Bush on a London stage. But their new single, "Not Ready to Make Nice," is in rotation in several markets.