Tennessee State Rep. Jim Boyd, R-Nashville, confronts Andrew Kelley of Nashville during an anti-immigration rally at Legislative Plaza in Nashville, Tenn. on Sept. 9, 2006.
Denver firefighters extinguish a garage fire at 3022 Osceola in Denver on July 5, 2007. No one was injured in the fire, which was put out before it nearly spread to adjacent properties.
Desirae Cates, 9, mourns the death of her friend, Quinton Von Duyke, 8, at the site where he was run over and killed in Westminster, Colo., on June 24, 2007. Von Duyke was with his brother, Kaeden Von Duyke, 10, who was driving a go-kart illegally on the street when they were struck from behind. The driver of the passenger vehicle that struck the boys, Sean Christopher Daniels, 32, fled the scene but was tracked down and apprehended after a four-day manhunt by Westminster Police. Daniels was sentenced to six years in prison for leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.
National Guard Specialist Scott Wheat runs to the aid of Cedar Rapids Firefighter Brent Smith, left, and Brandon Adams, right, as they carry Louie Moran of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to safety after being rescued from his home on June 12, 2008. Cedar Rapids was the hit hard by the record-breaking flood of the Cedar River. 5,390 homes and hundreds of businesses were affected, totaling over $3 billion in flood damage.
Volunteers work to remove holy books, cassettes and historic documents from Mother Mosque of America in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on June 21, 2008. The damage drew international attention because it is was the first permanent structure built specifically to serve as a mosque in the United States.
Passengers ride the underground train between terminals at Denver International Airport on April 25, 2008. Passengers use the unmanned train to get to all three concourses. Since the design of the airport has no back-up plan to the train system the occasions on which the trains have failed have been embarrassing to the airport management.
Brett and Candice Van Hove share a kiss on the pool table inside Wind Up Lounge in Traer, Iowa on Aug. 17, 2008. The couple married earlier that evening and stopped by the local establishment for drinks with the wedding party.
Chief Warrant Officer 2nd Class Nicholas Altreche sits with his family for lunch at Fort Carson in Elbert County, Colo., on Aug. 14, 2007. Nicholas and his wife, Shawna Altreche, left, have three children: Eric Altreche, 10, second from left, Lindsey Altreche, right, 13, and Aaron Altreche, 9. Altreche is preparing for his third deployment to Iraq with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.
Sen. Barack Obama speaks to the press at a farm in Vinton, Iowa, on Oct. 16, 2007. The junior United States Senator won the election on Nov. 4, 2008.
Morgan Heister works to repair a 1941 John Deere Tractor at his shop in Waubeek, Iowa, on May 28, 2008. Upcoming elections marked a sea change in Linn County, Iowa politics, a change rooted in the complicated relationship between the county’s rural and urban interests. Candidates ran for an expanded county Board of Supervisors in five new districts, intended to give more voice to rural residents like Heister.
Mitch Dixon takes down a steer during the Kentucky High School Rodeo Association's meet at the L.D. Brown Ag Expo Center in Bowling Green, Ky., on Nov. 5, 2006.
Lauren Bond, 24, of Gerome, Idaho, and Chelsea Voelker, 16, Anaheim, Calif., retreat as "the bush man" pops out of his bushes near Pier 35 in San Francisco on June 7, 2007. "I still laugh every time I scare someone," he said.
Cedar Rapids firefighters remove a male patient from a Dodge Caravan after he was sideswiped, causing his van to roll at the intersection of 3rd Ave. and 7th St. SE in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Oct. 8, 2007.
Salynda Fleury screams out in pain as her wounds are cleaned after winning the women's division of the Pikes Peak Marathon in Manitou Springs, Colo., on Aug. 19, 2007. Fleury fell down three times on the descent, sustaining abrasions on her shoulders, elbows, knees, stomach, back and butt. Despite her injuries she was in high spirits.
Blake Sackett, left, and Mark Boddicker, both of Walker, step out of their trucks to inspect a coyote they shot and killed in rural Walker on Feb. 13, 2008. Rural Walker, which sits about halfway between the watersheds of the Wapsipinicon and Cedar Rivers, gets a lot of coyote traffic, according to the farmers, who kill to protect their livestock.
Guadalupe Mata, 13, of Denver, sends a friend a text message while mowing the grass at her home on June 7, 2007. Mata says she sends well over 100 text messages to her friends each day.
B.J. Hermsen hangs from the archway at the entrance to the West Delaware Eagles baseball complex, in West Delaware, Iowa. The former prep standout, named as the Gazette's Athlete of the Year, said he will sign with the Minnesota Twins, accepting a $650,000 signing bonus. The Twins will also pay for four years of education when Hermsen decides to complete college.
A stray cat that typically resides in the 1500 block of Normal St. in Bowling Green, Ky., stalks its prey on Oct. 3, 2005, near Mimosa Alley. The juvenile bunny did not survive the run-in with his feline nemesis.