Carnivore keeper Bobby-Jo Vial, unseen, holds meerkat pups, the first to be born in nine years at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia, as they made their first appearance Friday. The pups named Zanzibar and Nairobi are 4 weeks old, born Jan. 23. The pups’ sex will be established at eight weeks when they have their first vaccinations and veterinary examination.
Maple Demby, center, and Charon Dillon support Tyisha Clemons on a lift during dance rehearsal Monday. The CJHS Dance Crew, part of Central’s after-school program, started in January 2008. It’s mainly a lyrical dance troupe but also does some hip-hop and jazz.
Mike Fields, Overland Park, tests his wargame skills with a re-enactment of the Civil War Battle of Byram’s Ford in Kansas City, Mo. The Lawrence Wargame Club’s Spring Maneuvers conference is at the Econo Lodge, 2222 W. Sixth St.
Students play with a tub of “oobleck,” a cornstarch and water mix, at the engineering school.
This undated handout photo provided by The Weinstein Company shows Heath Ledger in Todd Haynes’ “I’m Not There.” Ledger is an overwhelming favorite to become, on Sunday, only the second actor to win a posthumous Oscar for his role as the Joker in “The Dark Knight.”
In this March 19, 1994, file photo, Socks the cat peers over the lectern in the White House briefing room in Washington. Socks, the White House cat during the Clinton administration, has died. He was about 18.
The Rei Momo, or Carnival King, second left, holds the key of the city of Rio de Janeiro as Mayor Eduardo Paes holds a sign after a ceremony marking the official start of Carnival celebrations Friday in Rio de Janeiro.
Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, 10, wears his shoes inside his home, a makeshift plastic tent Friday at a slum in Bandra, suburban Mumbai, India. Azharuddin played the youngest version of Salim, the brother of the main character Jamal, in the Oscar-nominated film “Slumdog Millionaire.” The child stars of the film will take their first airplane trip when they attend the Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday.
Bishop Seabury's Gus Wigen-Toccalino (35) takes the ball hard to the basket against Heritage Christian's Abe Mahner (11) during the game Friday, Feb. 20, 2009, at Bishop Seabury Academy.
Lawrence High senior guard Bobby Davis hangs for a shot over Leavenworth senior forward Manny Baez during the first half Friday, Feb. 20, 2009 at Leavenworth High School.