Sam Bradford carries against Cincinnati in this September 2008 file photo in Norman, Okla. The Oklahoma quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner announced he would return to the Sooners for his junior season in a news conference on Wednesday.
Robert Lee Rice
Lauraine Mulally, Lawrence, counts 76 blossoms on her Christmas cactus. She submitted the picture.
Chris Bullock, of Landover, Md., sorts cut numbers that will be placed as the "2009" on three dimensional inaugural seals, in preparation for Barack Obama's inauguration, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, at Hargrove Inc. in Lanham, Md.
Bell ringers Tony Furnivall, left, and Jeremy Bates, demonstrate how to ring the bells at Trinity Church in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009. Each of the ropes hanging from the ceiling leads upwards to one of twelve different bells. Barack Obama and his message of change will get a ringing endorsement on Inauguration Day with 12 "change ringing" bells at the church, which is near ground zero. The full peal, which lasts 3 1/2 hours, has been rarely heard in New York City since the bells were installed three years ago. Bates, a Manhattan lawyer and former Obama campaign worker, will be among the 12 skilled ringers who will pull on sturdy ropes in the bell tower to mark the historic occasion.
Various objects of Barack Obama memorabilia are seen at the Official Inaugural Collectibles store in Washington Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, in anticipation of Obama's Jan. 20 inauguration.
This is an image of the interior of J.B. Watkins’ mortgage department. The building was later given to the city of Lawrence in 1929.
The Watkins building at 1047 Mass. once housed J.B. Watkins’ two key businesses: a land mortgage company and bank.
This bonsai is growing at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pa. Pruning a bonsai is what makes and keeps it small, but pruning is only a small part of the art of bonsai.
Chris Bullock, of Landover, Md., checks to see that the letters on a three dimensional inauguration seal are fitting tightly, in preparation of Barack Obama's inauguration, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, at Hargrove Inc. in Lanham, Md.
Military personnel on the West Front of the Capitol on Sunday during a rehearsal for the Inauguration Ceremony in Washington.
The early morning sky brightens on the West Front of the Capitol on Sunday during a rehearsal for the Inauguration Ceremony in Washington.
In this Nov. 5, 2008 file photo, Bruce Springsteen plays his guitar up for auction at the 2nd annual Stand Up For Heroes: A Benefit for the Bob Woodruff Foundation in New York.