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Memo details Kline’s strategy to raise church support
Sherriene Jones, a spokeswoman for the Kline campaign, confirmed the memo was written by Kline
September 11, 2006
The Aug. 8 memo was mailed to news media anonymously with a return address of “Concerned Citizens, Everywhere, KS.”
Teachers approve new contract
September 11, 2006
Lawrence’s teachers have ratified a new contract that would increase the dollars going into certified staff pay by 8 percent, the teachers’ chief negotiator said this afternoon.
Power restored to 11,000 Lawrence customers
Routing switch failed at Westar substation
04:29 p.m., September 11, 2006 Updated 05:11 p.m.
Lights at several intersections were out, witnesses said, including one at Ninth and Iowa streets.
6News Now for Sept. 11
September 11, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, on the five-year anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks, two people who were in New York that day share their memories. The school board also makes a decision on fees, and the county United Way drive kicks off.
Road work begins on New Hampshire
September 11, 2006
Work has begun at the intersection of Seventh Street and New Hampshire as part of planned improvements to the 700 block of New Hampshire. The improvements will allow New Hampshire to become a three-lane street with a center turn lane.
Ohio State tightens grip
September 11, 2006 in print edition on C5
There’s little doubt about Ohio State after a convincing victory in the 1 v.s 2 showdown with Texas.
Ortiz sparks Bosox past Royals
September 11, 2006 in print edition on C5
In a season that quickly has turned sour for Boston, David Ortiz is giving Red Sox fans something to cheer for.
Residents share thoughts about life after 9/11
September 11, 2006
The Lawrence Journal-World asked readers to share their thoughts and memories of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. Several replies are printed here, and many more can be found on
Desiree Stephenson, age 52, Lawrence
September 11, 2006
I’m originally from NYC and moved to Lawrence in May 2000. I was at working at Sprint PCS when I heard about the first plane crashing into one of the towers.
John Murray, age 17, Lawrence
September 11, 2006
I was 12 when al-Qaida smashed four planes, ignited the twin towers and killed 3,000 innocent Americans, including my uncle.
Matt Lehrman, age 24, Lawrence
September 11, 2006
Since 9/11, I have seen the explosion of fear spread across the United States. I have seen fear permeate all aspects of America. Fear now dominates our way of life.
Dr. Bud Gollier, age 66, Ottawa
September 11, 2006
The events of 9/11 have changed the way America is perceived by the entire world. At home we argue about security, privacy and the many issues that affect our lives and give cause for disagreement.
Marsha Henry Goff, age 68, Lawrence
September 11, 2006
It was a wake-up call in every sense of the word when my mother called me early on Sept. 11, 2001, to tell me a plane had crashed into one of New York City’s twin towers. I quickly turned on television and was watching live when the airliner flew into the second tower.
Do Lawrence residents have a false sense of security?
September 11, 2006 in print edition on A1
Seventy-three miles is not very far in the post 9/11 world of terrorism.
Diana Carlin, age 56, Lawrence
September 11, 2006
The topic for “Rhetoric of the Nobel Prize” - a seminar commemorating the prize’s 100th anniversary - was to be the peace prize on Sept. 11, 2001. Instead, the topic was, “Why do ‘they’ hate us so much to take innocent lives?”
Nash Riggins, age 15, Lawrence
September 11, 2006
Hillcrest School was a short ride from home, yet it was enough time for an oblivious fifth-grader to hear every single detail of this catastrophic accident.
Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, age 46, Lawrence
September 11, 2006
I watched the twin towers go up, three blocks from my father’s store in lower Manhattan. To my family and me, the towers were distant relatives, large and always looking down on us.
Bob (RJ) Burkhart, age 63, Lawrence
September 11, 2006
On Sept. 11, 2001, I was working with a group of collaborators in St. Paul, Minn. We were seeking ways to improve Emergency Alert Systems for communities where English is a second language. This project was organized through the Emergency and Community Health Outreach (ECHO) collaborative.
Tongan king’s death ends 41-year reign
September 11, 2006 in print edition on A3
Taufa’ahau Tupou IV, a towering figure in the tiny Pacific Island nation of Tonga for four decades, has died at age 88 in a New Zealand hospital.
President inaugurates Coca-Cola plant in Kabul
September 11, 2006 in print edition on A3
Afghan President Hamid Karzai presided over the official opening of a new Coca-Cola plant in Kabul on Sunday, more than 10 years after the previous Coke facility in the capital was destroyed during a deadly civil war.
Palestinians, Israel agree to meet
September 11, 2006 in print edition on A3
Prodded by Britain’s visiting leader, the Israeli prime minister and Palestinian president said Sunday they are ready to resume contacts without conditions - a small step that many people hope could lead to resuming peace talks.
Florence grows into hurricane
September 11, 2006 in print edition on A3
Florence intensified into the second hurricane of the Atlantic season Sunday as it neared Bermuda, where residents stocked up on provisions and formed long lines at gas stations in the lashing rain.
Iran may suspend uranium enrichment
September 11, 2006 in print edition on A3
Iran is ready to consider complying - at least temporarily - with a U.N. Security Council demand that it freeze uranium enrichment, which can be used in developing atomic weapons, diplomats said Sunday.
Murders increase nationwide as overall crime rate declines
September 11, 2006 in print edition on A3
Americans were robbed and victimized by gun violence at greater rates last year than the year before, even though overall violent and property crime reached a 32-year low, the Justice Department said Sunday.
Astronauts have busy day today
Shuttle crew to deliver truss for construction of space station
September 11, 2006 in print edition on A3
The crew of shuttle Atlantis carefully inspected its ship’s heat shielding Sunday and also got ready for this morning’s planned arrival at the international space station.
Strong quake rattles Gulf
September 11, 2006 in print edition on A3
The largest earthquake to strike the eastern Gulf of Mexico in the last 30 years sent shock waves from Louisiana to southwest Florida Sunday, but did little more than rattle residents.
Unique wares from throughout Midwest abound at crafts fair
September 11, 2006 in print edition on B1
Take a glance at these critters, and you might expect them to get up, move around. Heck, even a longer stare tricks the eye. Did the kitten’s eyes blink? Tail twitch?
Sept. 11 remembered at various NFL venues
September 11, 2006 in print edition on C6
Across the NFL on Sunday, teams observed moments of silence, rolled out U.S. flags and arranged for jet fighters to fly over stadiums to commemorate the five-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
Peyton wins Manning Bowl
Big brother prevails in Sunday night showdown
September 11, 2006 in print edition on C6
A little bit older, a little more experienced, Peyton Manning was also a little bit better than Eli in the Manning Bowl.
Marlins, Willis top Phillies, 3-0
Wild-card hopefuls split four-game set
September 11, 2006 in print edition on C4
Dontrelle Willis threw a three-hitter and struck out a career-best 12 in his first shutout of the season, carrying the Florida Marlins to a 3-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday and earning them a split of a four-game series between NL wild-card hopefuls.
Santana sinks Detroit, 12-1
September 11, 2006 in print edition on C4
Johan Santana struck out 11 in Minnesota’s 12-1 victory over Detroit on Sunday, pitching two-hit ball into the seventh inning and pulling the Twins within two games of first-place Detroit in the AL Central.
Second day at Bicycle Club
September 11, 2006 in print edition on C3
In my last column, I covered Day 1 of the World Poker Tour (WPT) tournament at the Bicycle Club in Los Angeles. I mentioned that I had made a mistake against Erik Seidel by playing a 5-3 hand for a raise before the flop, and how that hand ended up costing me more than $20,000 in chips.
KU soccer shocks Duke
September 11, 2006 in print edition on C3
Freshman Shannon McCabe’s goal with 26 seconds remaining gave Kansas University a 4-3, come-from behind soccer victory over No. 12 Duke in the final day at the UAB Classic on Sunday at West Campus Field.
Invincible’ Federer finishes Roddick
Four-set victory played with Tiger Woods in stands; netter has won nine of last 14 Grand Slams
September 11, 2006 in print edition on C2
There might be one athlete in the world who knows exactly how Roger Federer feels as he dominates his peers and gobbles up Grand Slams, so it was fitting that Tiger Woods was sitting in his guest box Sunday for the U.S. Open final.
Schumacher announces retirement
Italian Grand Prix winner finished after season
September 11, 2006 in print edition on C2
Michael Schumacher climbed to the top of the podium, where he has been so many times. He took a long look at the sea of red-clad Ferrari fans below and told them what they didn’t want to hear.
Green black & blue
Cincy knocks out Chiefs, QB
September 11, 2006 in print edition on C1
Don’t tell Trent Green it’s safer to slide feet-first.
Despite criticism, ABC stays on ‘Path to 9/11’
September 11, 2006 in print edition on A2
ABC moved forward with its miniseries “The Path to 9/11” despite angry calls from former Clinton administration officials not to air it because it contained fabricated scenes about their actions prior to terrorist attacks.
Bookshelf a tribute to former resident killed in attacks
September 11, 2006 in print edition on A7
After two hijacked commercial airliners were flown into the World Trade Center towers, a third airliner, also taken over by terrorists, crashed into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Aboard that plane was a former Lawrence resident and her family.
Bush: Anniversary a day to renew resolve
September 11, 2006 in print edition on A7
President Bush and his wife Laura stood in somber silence on Sunday after laying wreaths at the site where the twin towers of the World Trade Center once soared. He later pledged to make the anniversary “a day of renewing resolve” to remember the lessons of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
Basketball refs needed in western Kansas
September 11, 2006 in print edition on B3
A shortage of qualified basketball referees in western Kansas has left high school leagues struggling to fill their schedules.
Kansas lines up visits
Self and staff hit road to see ‘5 or 6’ preps
September 11, 2006 in print edition on C1
A 26-day contact period in college basketball recruiting started Saturday. This gives coaches like Kansas University’s Bill Self the freedom to travel the country and make in-home visits with seniors in the recruiting class of 2007.
Wood: A guide to wild weekend
September 11, 2006 in print edition on C1
Get your laziness ready. This is once-in-a-lifetime stuff.
On the record
September 11, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence Datebook
September 11, 2006 in print edition on B2
People in the news
September 11, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Private funeral for Irwin ¢ Hepburn awards presented ¢ Fergie kicked meth habit
The Covenant’ top draw in weak movie weekend
September 11, 2006 in print edition on A2
“The Covenant,” a tale of supernatural teens trying to destroy each other at an elite boarding school, ascended to the top of the weekend box office with a modest take of $9 million, according to studio estimates.
Tonight’s television specials observe grim anniversary
September 11, 2006 in print edition on D1
Today marks the fifth anniversary of the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Half a decade has passed. Why does it still feel like 2002 on television?
Timeline since Sept. 11 attacks
September 11, 2006 in print edition on A7
Kansas hunting seasons
September 11, 2006 in print edition on C8
Lawrence anglers win Truman Division Superbass Tournament
September 11, 2006 in print edition on C8
Larry McGlinn and Steve Ortiz of Lawrence were winners at the Truman Division Superbass Tournament last month at Truman Lake.
Monarchs on move now
September 11, 2006 in print edition on C8
September is the month to look for masses of migrating monarch butterflies in Kansas.
Homeless paper wins $5,000 grant
September 11, 2006 in print edition on B8
A $5,000 grant has been awarded to Change of Heart, the newspaper directed at Lawrence’s homeless community.
Kansas foxes heading to S.D.
September 11, 2006 in print edition on B8
Dozens of swift foxes have been rounded up in western Kansas for relocation to South Dakota, where an Indian tribe wants to reintroduce the little canines on its reservation.
Events Calendar
September 11, 2006 in print edition on D2
Nominations sought for Phoenix Awards
September 11, 2006 in print edition on D2
Nominations are being accepted for the 11th annual Phoenix Awards, presented by the Lawrence Arts Commission to recognize outstanding achievement in the arts by members of the Lawrence community.
Commissioners to lobby in D.C. for local interests
September 11, 2006 in print edition on B4
City commissioners will begin planning for a trip to Washington, D.C., to lobby legislators and staff members on a variety of issues. The trip is tentatively planned to take place from Oct. 15 to Oct. 17.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
September 11, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 11, 1906: “Lee Harris, an employee of the Lawrence Electric Light Co., met with a severe accident last evening. A heavy pulley fell upon his left leg causing a severe fracture.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
September 11, 2006 in print edition on B6
Workmen were putting finishing touches on the 6,500-seat addition to Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
September 11, 2006 in print edition on B6
More than 600 attended the annual Chamber of Commerce education mixer at the Meadowbrook apartment complex.
Any takers?
What ever happened to the creative process of give and take for the national welfare?
September 11, 2006 in print edition on B6
The dictionary says the term statesmanship refers to the skillful management of public affairs.
The frivolous survives, even after 9/11
September 11, 2006 in print edition on B6
Before the dust from the collapsed towers had settled, conventional wisdom had congealed: “Everything has changed.” But what about what matters most, the public’s sensibility?
Sept. 10, 2001, was last day of innocence
September 11, 2006 in print edition on B6
On Sept. 10, 2001, this nation was over a quarter century past its last real crisis.
Missing cookies
September 11, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: My second-grader came home complaining about the “mean” lunch lady at her school. We have since found out the school has taken “Cookie Friday” away from the children.
Iraq strategy
September 11, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: President Bush has a clear plan for victory in Iraq that begins with training Iraqi forces so they can defend their country and fight the terrorists.
Grads go home for financial help
Living with parents can ease college debt burden
September 11, 2006 in print edition on A8
Victoria Grossmann graduated from the University of Florida in 2003 with a degree in business, a minor in statistics, big plans - and about $5,000 in credit card debt.
Political price?
September 11, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Ever wonder why with no major change in the world’s situation - i.e. Iraq, Iran, North Korea, China, etc., ad infinitum, ad nauseam - that gasoline prices have plummeted so in the past few days?
Phone hazard
September 11, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: People talking on cell phones and driving have gone too far. It is dangerous for pedestrians, bikers and the drivers themselves.
Black America needs help
September 11, 2006 in print edition on B7
Urban black America is quietly being wracked by self-inflicted violence, ravaged by illicit drug sales, plagued by school dropouts, decimated by crime that taints its young men with ruinous prison records for life, and burdened by mushrooming numbers of fatherless children born to unwed, too-young mothers.
Taste of Lawrence set for Wednesday
September 11, 2006 in print edition on A8
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s annual Taste of Lawrence mixer is set for 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Meadowbrook Apartments.
Practitioner finishes medicine course
September 11, 2006 in print edition on A8
Karmel Astarae, owner of Spirit Whispers - Holistic Health & Intuitive Consulting Firm in Lawrence, completed EMF Balancing Technique Advanced Accredited Practitioner and Supervisory Teacher Upgrades on Aug. 8 in Sedona, Ariz.
Runza fundraiser will assist library
September 11, 2006 in print edition on A8
Runza Restaurants’ annual Great Books for Great Kids fundraiser is set for Tuesday. The Lawrence restaurant, 2700 Iowa, will donate 15 percent of the day’s sales to the Lawrence Public Library for the purchase of children’s books.
Student debt can be discouraging after law school
September 11, 2006 in print edition on A8
Q: I think I want to go to law school, but I’m not interested in corporate law. Yet, I’ll run up a lot of bills in law school, and public-interest law pays less than half of what I could earn in corporate law.
September 11, 2006 in print edition on D3
For Monday, Sept. 11
Tom Greene, age 71, Lawrence
September 11, 2006
I was 6 years old and living in Brooklyn, N.Y., when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. I can’t remember the radio broadcasts or newspaper accounts of the destruction at Pearl Harbor but over the years I’ve seen pictures of the burning and sinking ships. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in a speech to Congress about the attack, stated “Yesterday, Dec. 7,1941 - a date which will live in infamy.”
Betsy Marvin, age 64, Atlanta
September 11, 2006
The Mississippi River shimmered in the morning sunlight as we waited, watching barges float noiselessly downstream.
Julia Barnard, age 17, Lawrence
September 11, 2006
I remember hearing that “the twin towers fell down” during a class change in seventh grade. Not only did I not have a clue what the twin towers were, but I also assumed that no matter what they were, my daily life would be less than affected. Only one of my teachers addressed the conflict that day, but the discussion she directed has stayed with me. She helped us understand that whether or not we were intimately connected to any victims of the disaster, the attack was directed at America, and as a result, at all of us. My mom picked me up from school that day, and I spent the night doing my homework in the company of my parents and the television news.
KC Shankland, age 33, Lawrence
September 11, 2006
Roughly three and a half years after Pearl Harbor, our nation celebrated V-E Day. Three and a half years after invading Iraq, and five years after the World Trade Center collapse we can celebrate no victory.
Jonathan Morris age 36, Lawrence
September 11, 2006
I was in my office three blocks from the World Trade Center when the towers came down on Sept. 11, 2001. Our office occupied a street-level space on William Street facing the towers from the east. When the north (second) tower fell, dozens of people covered in ash streamed into our lobby as the air grew thick with gray dust. A man came rushing in the front door, dropped a woman in a chair and exited as quickly as he had entered.
Michael Hannah, age 25, Lawrence
September 11, 2006
Sept. 11, 2001, has made the country more vulnerable than any other event in our lifetimes. It has permanently changed the way we think and feel about safety and has struck a seemingly real sense of panic in the minds of many Americans.
Mike Ford, age 36, Lawrence
September 11, 2006
Very little reality has been cast on Sept. 11, 2001, outside of the manipulated pro-administration mantra that I’ve tolerated for five years. Here’s my take.
Ray Finch, age 50, Lawrence
September 11, 2006
Nine minus 11 is negative two
Roberts delivers insider’s view of the War on Terror
September 11, 2006
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts was driving to work on Sept. 11, 2001, when he heard radio reports about the attack on the World Trade Center, then saw the burning Pentagon with his own eyes. The Kansas Republican raced to the Capitol.
Low-cost health clinic wants to extend reach
September 11, 2006 in print edition on B1
John Anderson, of Eudora, didn’t know where to turn. It was late May 2005, and a doctor diagnosed him with diabetes after his blood pressure had reached dangerously high levels.
Cabin fever
Perry one of a dozen Kansas state parks offering equipped cabins for rent
September 11, 2006 in print edition on C8
Mary Beth Sarver has done the whole roughin’-it thing before. Then she learned about the cabins for rent at Perry State Park.
Family watches bills pile up in month since house fire
September 11, 2006 in print edition on B1
The fire that gutted the kitchen of Angie Howard’s rental home could have been worse.
The image that sticks with me and won’t ever leave’
September 11, 2006 in print edition on A1
There is a television commercial for a hotel chain that shows a leaf twirling and spinning as it falls through the air among tall buildings. Jane Tedder can’t watch it.
Top Kansas history teacher gets students thinking
September 11, 2006 in print edition on B1
Jason Pendleton can relate to any student who might be bored learning about the American revolution.
The Rev. Peter A. Luckey, age 54, Lawrence
September 11, 2006
On Sept. 10, 2001, I took a late-evening flight out of Chicago. It was a routine trip. As I look back on that night now, I am struck by how easy it all was. Security at the gate was lax. No one asked for a photo ID.
Kansas’ Mangino: Pass defense passable
September 11, 2006 in print edition on C1
Anybody could see that Kansas University’s pass defense had some serious problems in its 21-19 football victory over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday.
Skinny jeans hot for fall
New silhouette predicted to have staying power
September 11, 2006 in print edition on D1
There is no escaping the skinny jean. Not anymore. You may have looked the other way when the trend began to sprout like flowers in springtime, or dismissed those pictures of Sienna Miller and Nicole Richie in US Weekly over the summer.
Sept. 11 hovers in background of the ‘new normal’
September 11, 2006 in print edition on A7
Airport trash cans overflow with toothpaste and deodorant. Thousands of college students bend their heads over Arabic texts.
Rec calendar
September 11, 2006 in print edition on C8
Hospital needs volunteers for customer service positions
September 11, 2006 in print edition on B4
Lawrence Memorial Hospital is looking for volunteers with good customer service skills. Volunteers must be willing to make a three- to six-month commitment for three to four hours each week to provide service to patients, visitors, fellow volunteers and staff members.
Curtis D. Bennett, age 64, Lawrence
September 11, 2006
That day our president, sworn to protect us on God’s Bible, simply flew away and vanished without a word. An equally feckless, hysterical Congress rushed frantically to hide in the safety of deep congressional bunkers. Later that evening, when it was safe, they belatedly milled about on the Capitol steps and pathetically tried to sing “God Bless America.”