Texas A&M coach Mark Turgeon yells instructions to his players. Turgeon, in his first year since leaving Wichita State, played for Larry Brown at Kansas University in the mid-1980s.
Drake's Josh Parker, left, battles Indiana State's Todd McCoy for a loose ball. Drake defeated Indiana State, 68-46, in the first round of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament Friday in St. Louis.
Boston's Paul Pierce (34) drives between Chicago's Drew Gooden, left, and Luol Deng. The Celtics defeated the Bulls, 116-93, Friday in Boston. Former Jayhawks Pierce and Gooden had 22 and three points, respectively.
Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez hits a second-inning double against the Astros. New York lost to Houston, 9-5, on Friday at Legends Field in Tampa, Fla.
John Buck breaks his bat on the way to an out against the Rockies in the third inning. Kansas City lost to Colorado, 10-7, on Friday at Surprise, Ariz.
Brett Gomez attempts to land a trick as a large fire burns at the Yuma Mesa Fruit Growers Association Friday in Yuma, Ariz. A stack of cardboard and wooden crates stored at the business went up in flames, sending a large plume of black smoke into the air that could be seen throughout the city.
Dr. Michael Hoffer, a Navy captain and inner-ear specialist, checks the ears of U.S. Army Sgt. Ryan Kahlor Feb. 6 at Balboa Navy Medical Center in San Diego. Kahlor's hearing was damaged by exposure to multiple roadside blasts in Iraq.
Juan Marquez, an illegal immigrant, takes a moment during an interview at a law office in Overland Park, Kan. Marquez met his wife Kecia in Kansas City, Kan., and the two were married in 2004. Now Marquez has decided to return to Mexico and start the legal immigration process while his wife stays in Kansas and waits for his return.
Kecia Marquez, married to illegal immigrant Juan Marquez, is overwhelmed at the realization that her husband of four years will head back to his native Mexico, possibly never to return to U.S. soil. The Marquezes made the decision that Juan should return to Mexico and go through the proper immigration process to become a citizen. If Juan is not allowed to return, Kecia will move to Mexico.
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Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., talks with people Friday during a stop at Johnny J's Diner in Casper, Wyo.
Suspected Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, dubbed "The Merchat of Death," is escorted from a hearing at police headquarters by Thai authorities Friday in Bangkok, Thailand. The United States is seeking extradition of Bout, but he will remain in Thailand pending an investigation, officials said Friday.
The Baldwin Jammers club volleyball teams both participate in the Midwest Juniors 11s tournament. The 11-1 team won the championship and the 11-2 team was second in the consolation bracket. In the back row, from left, are coach Marilee Valentine, Corey Valentine, Jordan Hoffman, Alexia Stein, Alison Stiefel, Peyton Lund and coach Vicki Mignot. In the middle row are Morgan Byrn, Elley McDaniels, Molly Ogden and Kassadie Burton. In the front row are Emma Stewart, Kelsie Champagne, Carlyn Cole and Sierra Hall. Marilee Valentine, Baldwin City, submitted the picture.
The image of Uncle Sam is seen behind shattered glass at the military recruitment center Thursday in New York's Times Square.
Angelo Mozilo, founder and former CEO of Countrywide Financial Corp., is sworn in at the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Capitol Hill Friday in Washington. The committee is examining the compensation and retirement packages granted to the CEOs of corporations deeply involved in the current mortgage crisis.
A rare white killer whale was spotted by federal scientists Feb. 23, about 2 miles off Kanaga Volcano in Alaska's Aleutian Islands, in this photo provided by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration.
A polar bear rests with her cubs on the pack ice in the Beaufort Sea in northern Alaska in this undated photo released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Interior Department's inspector general has begun a preliminary investigation into why the department has delayed for nearly two months a decision on listing the polar bear as threatened because of the loss of Arctic sea ice.
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Chris Bohling and Kelly Simmons
Michael Ornburn and Alarie Sims
Rory Harms and Randi Young
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Mark Randall Best and April Nichole Rainbolt
Grace Hoyt, left, Lawrence Habitat for Humanity development director, accepts a check for $200 from members of Lawrence High School's National Honor Society. Treasurer Emily Lamb, second from left, President Stephanie Jian and Historian Hannah Vick, all seniors, presented the check Feb. 19 at the Lawrence Habitat for Humanity office. Members of NHS made corsages and sold them for the LHS Winter Formal on Dec. 8. All proceeds went to Habitat for Humanity.
Stephanie Weiter, left, American Cancer Society regional vice president, and Krystal Baldwin, American Cancer Society regional director, present an award to Dianna Nelson and Carol Wallace, who served on the 2007 Committee for the Relay For Life of Douglas County. Nelson and Wallace, both of Lawrence, accepted the first place 2007 Per Capita Award for the population bracket of 100,000 to 149,000. The event was Nov. 10 at the Grand Prairie Hotel in Hutchinson for the 2008 Relay For Life Statewide University.
The All American Relay Award is presented to Dianna Nelson and Carol Wallace of Relay For Life of Douglas County on Nov. 10. From left are Stacie Schroeder, American Cancer Society community manager for development; Nelson; Wallace; Krystal Baldwin, American Cancer Society regional director; and Stephanie Weiter, American Cancer Society regional vice president. The award recognizes outstanding performers in growth, retention, Relay branding, diversity and leadership. The award was presented at the 2008 Relay for Life Statewide University in Grand Prairie Hotel in Hutchinson.
Dianna Nelson, center, Relay For Life of Douglas County, accepts the No. 1 2007 Relay For Life award for the state of Kansas on Nov. 10 at Grand Prairie Hotel in Hutchinson. Presenting the award were Krystal Baldwin, left, American Cancer Society regional director, and Stephanie Weiter, American Cancer Society regional vice president. The 2007 Douglas County Relay For Life netted $170,800 for the American Cancer Society, which was the highest of all 45 Relays held in the state.
Members of the General Federation of Women's Clubs Lawrence Classics wrapped gifts for the club's two adopted families at their Dec. 10 club meeting. From left are Margaret Barnes, Doris Norwood, Rita Brecheisen, Vickie Sims, Betty North, Jan Moore, Paula Johnson and Jan Schwartz.
Jack Winerock, a professor of piano at Kansas University, visited China for a piano recital and gave master classes on Oct. 20-23, 2007. Shown from left are Professor Li, Winerock, Susan Elkins, and a piano student in Chengdu, China.
Jack Winerock, second from left, is shown with Chinese piano students in Chengdu, China. Winerock, a KU professor of piano, visited Chengdu as part of a two-week Asian tour where he performed and taught master classes in Shanghai, Suzhou and Chengdu, China. He also visited Seoul, South Korea, for another four days of master classes.
Rachel Rosenthal Strisik, at home in Bethesda, Md., underwent a major life change after giving births to twins. "Get your systems in place as early as possible," she said. "But know that the babies will change your system. Things are constantly changing."
Rachel Rosenthal Strisik began a support group and started networking with other mothers of multiples before her twins Marin, left, and Ellie were born in January.