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12:00 a.m.
Corbet Collins, 74, gardens an acre of land in North Lawrence. The retiree distributes his produce throughout the community, including at senior living centers such as Babcock Place, 1700 Mass. What he won't do is accept payment for the fruits of his labor. Below, Collins is shown working his land. Paying it forward
September 10, 2008 in print edition on 1C
For the past 17 years, Corbet Collins has been the Santa Claus of produce for many in the Lawrence area. Only you don’t have to be naughty or nice to get your Christmas in July. You just have to keep your wallet out of sight.
10:00 a.m.
Dr. Tom Marcellino takes a look at the injured heel of Eudora resident Craig Potthast on Wednesday at Mt. Oread Family Practice. Marcellino is among the dwindling number of recent medical school graduates to enter the field of family care. Most young doctors are opting for specialized and higher-paying practices. Care crisis: Only 2 percent of med students plan to work in primary care field
September 11, 2008 in print edition on 1A
For Dr. Tom Marcellino, the idea of being a family practice physician is a romantic one. Marcellino - the grandson of a longtime central Kansas family physician - likes the idea of having a core group of patients that he gets to know. “You get to talk to people,” said Marcellino, a new doctor with Lawrence’s Mt. Oread Family Practice. “You see them for most of their lives. You see their children.”
2:00 p.m.
Lawrence resident Dave Buller, left of center, entertains his friends with a story during the Taste of Lawrence Wednesday on the lawn next to Meadowbrook Apartments. With Buller are Lawrence residents clockwise from front left, Angela Loch, Christina Diedel, Dave Loch and Dan Diedel. Both familiar and unfamiliar faces alike mingled over samples of food and drink from various Lawrence establishments. Area eateries thank educators at Taste of Lawrence event
September 11, 2008 in print edition on 3A
A few rain clouds couldn’t stop about 1,000 hungry Lawrencians from digging into the best food local restaurants could offer. This year’s Taste of Lawrence featured the traditional (Italian sausages from Wayne & Larry’s) and the exotic (jerk rubbed swordfish with shallot mango chutney from Ten restaurant at the Eldridge Hotel), all in an effort to thank area educators for their work.
6:00 p.m.
Hilltop Child Development Center student Carter Elston tugs on a green bean as he and several classmates gather vegetables from the garden at the preschool at Kansas University. Hilltop was recently awarded a national grant that will buy gardening supplies and educational gardening resources. Planting seeds: Grant supports Hilltop’s efforts to teach children about gardening
September 11, 2008 in print edition on 1C
School has ramped up for another industrious year, marking a bittersweet end to the long, languid days most Lawrence children could spend outdoors, capturing fireflies or collecting worms. But for the kids at Hilltop Child Development Center, life in the wild has just begun.

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KU last faced South Florida in 2006
September 11, 2008
It’s been two seasons since the Kansas football team faced off against South Florida. Back in 2006, the Bulls made the trip to Memorial Stadium.
September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness month
September 11, 2008
September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness month - and one area family who has been affected by the disease hosted an educational story-time honoring the struggles children face with the disease.
Thursday, September 11 weather at 10 p.m.
September 11, 2008
The forecast for Friday, September 12 calls for a high of 73 with a low around 68.
9/11 attacks remembered at Fort Riley
September 11, 2008
The seven year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks also proved to be an emotional day at Fort Riley.
Jayhawks to be tested on the road
September 11, 2008
Kansas last played a ranked non-conference opponent back in 2001 when 14th-rated UCLA came to town. The last time KU played a ranked non-conference opponent on the road was way back in 1988 at number 6 Auburn.
Keegan: Talib still a Jayhawk
September 11, 2008 in print edition on B1
It’s Thursday morning inside the posh locker room at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ practice facility, across the street from Raymond James Stadium, not far from a giant billboard picturing Aqib Talib and coach Jon Gruden, both smiling. Talib is standing in front of his locker, conducting a one-on-one interview, and is asked about when Gruden wasn’t smiling, thanks to the rookie chosen with the 20th selection of the first round.
Kansas GOP criticizes Sebelius over her statements about Sarah Palin
02:59 p.m., September 11, 2008 Updated 04:18 p.m. in print edition on A3
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, a Democrat, has been one of the most vocal critics of the selection of Sarah Palin to be the Republican nominee for vice president.
Panel urges changes in university admissions policy
September 11, 2008 in print edition on A1
A task force Thursday recommended that the Kansas Board of Regents be in charge of setting admission standards for state universities.
Douglas County included in flood watch
12:23 p.m., September 11, 2008 Updated 01:51 p.m.
Douglas County is included in a flood watch that the National Weather Service issued Thursday morning.
City soccer showdown rescheduled
Free State’s JV tennis canceled, as well
11:27 a.m., September 11, 2008 Updated 01:46 p.m.
The soccer showdown between LHS and Free State scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday has been canceled and pushed back to Oct. 20.
Seasoned Lions eager to take on Firebirds
Experience, emotion key factors in today’s city soccer showdown
September 11, 2008 in print edition on B1
When Lawrence High and Free State face off at 4 today in the first city soccer showdown of the season, the shoe will be on the other foot. Last year, the senior-heavy Firebirds enjoyed an advantage in experience each time the two city squads met. This time around, it’s the Lions who own that advantage.
US safe, but al-Qaida gaining ground
September 11, 2008 in print edition on C8
Seven years after Sept. 11, al-Qaida and its allies are gaining ground across the region where the plot was hatched, staging their most lethal attacks yet against NATO forces and posing a growing threat to the U.S.-backed governments in Afghanistan and nuclear-armed Pakistan.
Cats to train with soldiers
September 11, 2008 in print edition on B2
The Kansas State University men’s basketball team will spend a day at Fort Riley training and playing ball with an artillery unit that’s preparing for war.
Paul endorses third-party candidates
September 11, 2008 in print edition on A10
Rep. Ron Paul, the Texas libertarian who developed a big following in his failed bid for the GOP presidential nomination, has rejected entreaties to endorse his party’s nominee and instead is urging his supporters to vote for one of several third-party candidates in the field.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
September 11, 2008 in print edition on A8
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 11, 1908: “‘Are you a member of or pledged to the so-called secret fraternities or sororities which are in any degree public school organizations?’ That is being asked of every student who enrolls in the high school this winter in an effort to stamp out secret societies from local schools.
Security company plans Atlanta exhibit
September 11, 2008 in print edition on B9
Protection One Inc., 1035 N. Third St., Lawrence, will have an exhibit at the 2008 American Society for Industrial Security International Seminar and Exhibits show from Monday to Thursday in Atlanta.
Muslim workers laid off in Ramadan dispute
September 11, 2008 in print edition on A2
A meatpacking company Wednesday laid off about 100 Muslim immigrant workers who walked off the job last week in protest of the firm’s refusal to give them time to pray during the monthlong holiday of Ramadan.
Sooners ready to face Pac-10 officials again
September 11, 2008 in print edition on B5
Oklahoma certainly isn’t hoping for a replay of what happened on its last trip to play a Pac-10 team.
Minister resigns over semi-naked dance
September 11, 2008 in print edition on A10
An Australian state government minister was forced to quit following reports that he danced in his underwear at a parliamentary office party, the state premier said today.
Ex-CU coach Crowder dies
September 11, 2008 in print edition on B2
Eddie Crowder, who spent nearly half a century at the University of Colorado as a football coach, athletic director and mentor to generations of players, coaches and administrators, died Tuesday night from complications of leukemia, the school said. He was 77.
Lead the way
September 11, 2008 in print edition on A8
To the editor: Hooray for your editorial on Sept. 9 concerning the lack of services for persons with mental illness. Through the years, we have watched the closing of our mental institutions (which should have been called something with less stigma) to save tax dollars and to be more humane to those living there.
Heritage Month starts with soccer match
September 11, 2008 in print edition on A5
Kansas University celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month by kicking off with a trip to Kansas City, Mo., to see David Beckham and the Los Angeles Galaxy.
Self, KU against changing tradition
September 11, 2008 in print edition on B1
Don’t expect Kansas University to copy Kentucky and move its season-opening Late Night basketball practice up a week. “There’s no reason for us to do that. It’s part of the history and tradition we have,” sixth-year KU coach Bill Self said. He’ll continue to hold Late Night in the Phog on the Friday closest to Oct. 15 - this year that’s Oct. 17 - the first day practices are allowed in accordance with NCAA rules.
Ohio State RB Wells practices
September 11, 2008 in print edition on B5
Ohio State tailback Chris “Beanie” Wells worked out with the team in pads and is on target to play against No. 1 Southern California on Saturday night.
Dead historic oak tree is cut down
September 11, 2008 in print edition on B10
The remnants of a historic oak tree that once served as a landmark on the Santa Fe Trail in Kansas have been cut down.
Arthur, Chalmers fined $20,000
NBA announces penalties against ex-Jayhawks
September 11, 2008 in print edition on B2
Former Kansas teammates Darrell Arthur and Mario Chalmers were fined $20,000 apiece after being banished last week from the NBA rookie symposium, the league said Wednesday.
KU may get $6M bioscience lift
State authority recommends grant to boost research at School of Medicine in Wichita
September 11, 2008 in print edition on A3
It’s startup money geared at boosting the bioscience industry in south-central Kansas. The Kansas Bioscience Authority’s investment committee recommended on Wednesday approving more than $6 million over three years to help start a program for integrating research into residency programs at Kansas University School of Medicine’s Wichita campus.
Chertoff: Aviation still vulnerable to terror
September 11, 2008 in print edition on A2
The nation’s top domestic security official said Wednesday aviation remains vulnerable to terrorist attack seven years after 9/11.
Reports: N. Korean leader on road to recovery
September 11, 2008 in print edition on A6
North Korea’s Kim Jong Il is on the road to recovery from a stroke and still in control of his isolated country’s communist regime, South Korea suggested Wednesday, disputing reports that Kim is gravely ill.
Commentary: Don’t bet against Armstrong’s bid
September 11, 2008 in print edition on B2
The people around Lance Armstrong haven’t seen him this fit or motivated in a long time. Good thing, too, since he will need plenty of both, plus thick skin, his maniacal work ethic and intimidating pain threshold, a topflight team, deep-pocketed sponsors, cooperation from the notoriously fickle Tour de France organizers - and a few thousand miles of luck besides.
Liberal media
September 11, 2008 in print edition on A8
To the editor: I read Dolph C. Simons Jr.’s Saturday Column on Sept. 6. Unfortunately, I couldn’t tell whether it was written by Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage, Laura Ingram, Bill O’Reilly, Glenn Beck, Karl Rove or Dolph Simons Jr.
Meeting budget
September 11, 2008 in print edition on A8
To the editor: Every time our elected officials vote to raise taxes, it points out that they do not understand that taxpayers are running out of money. What if they had to run the local governments and school system without raising taxes, no layoffs, and make budget. They would say it could not be done.
Leavenworth County district judge facing investigation announces Oct. 1 retirement
September 11, 2008 in print edition on A4
Leavenworth County District Court Judge Frederick N. Stewart, who faces an investigation surrounding alleged sexual misconduct against a former administrative assistant, will be retiring from the bench Oct. 1.
Planting seeds: Grant supports Hilltop’s efforts to teach children about gardening
September 11, 2008 in print edition on C1
School has ramped up for another industrious year, marking a bittersweet end to the long, languid days most Lawrence children could spend outdoors, capturing fireflies or collecting worms. But for the kids at Hilltop Child Development Center, life in the wild has just begun.
Hair Experts donating fees today to troops
September 11, 2008 in print edition on B9
Stylists at Hair Experts Salon and Spa, Lawrence, are marking the 9/11 anniversary by agreeing to donate all money brought in from today’s cuts, styles and other services to benefit troops stationed in Iraq, and their families.
Rangel admits mistake, plans to pay bill
September 11, 2008 in print edition on A2
The head of the House tax-writing committee acknowledged Wednesday that he owes about $5,000 to the Internal Revenue Service for failing to report income on his returns.
American League Roundup: Angels clinch West crown
September 11, 2008 in print edition on B4
The Los Angeles Angels became the first team in the majors to clinch a playoff spot this season, winning their fourth AL West title in five years. Francisco Rodriguez earned his 56th save in closing out the Angels’ victory over the New York Yankees.
Strangers document 9/11 on History
September 11, 2008 in print edition on B8
Hundreds of strangers document the same tragedy. Virtually alone among networks, the History Channel will recall the 2001 terror attacks on this date with “102 Minutes That Changed America” (8 p.m., History).
Big atom smasher a big hit worldwide
September 11, 2008 in print edition on A1
A small blip on a computer screen sent champagne corks popping among physicists in Switzerland. Near Chicago, researchers at a “pajama party” who watched via satellite let out an early morning cheer.
A bad, bad Bull
USF’s Selvie dangerous defensive threat
September 11, 2008 in print edition on B1
Since Jeff Spikes, Kansas University’s red-shirt freshman offensive lineman, is currently preparing for the biggest challenge of his collegiate career, now would probably not be the best time to bring to his attention the following pieces of information about South Florida defensive end George Selvie, the man he will be charged with blocking come Friday: 1. Selvie was the nation’s leader in tackles for loss in 2007 with 31.5 and was second in sacks (14.5)…
Artist will display ‘Fundamental Images’
September 11, 2008 in print edition on C2
Michael Hager, artist and adjunct art professor at Washburn University, will present “Fundamental Images: Recent Work by Michael Hager” in the Art & Design Gallery at Kansas University. The exhibit will run from Sunday through Sept. 26.
Strikers welcome tanker delay
September 11, 2008 in print edition on B9
Striking Boeing Co. machinists here were heartened as word spread Wednesday of the decision to delay the disputed competition on the military tanker contract until the next administration.
Commodities
September 11, 2008 in print edition on B9
Agriculture futures traded lower Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery fell 4.75 cents to $7.2575; December corn shed 7.75 cents to $5.3675; December oats lost 2.5 cents to $3.375; November soybeans dropped 23 cents to $11.78.
NPR reporter bringing ‘edge of the world’ to Lied center
September 11, 2008 in print edition on C1
Neal Conan grew up reading National Geographic magazine. So when he got to travel as a National Public Radio reporter to Midway Island, the Black Sea and the Solomon Islands, all the while accompanying National Geographic photographers, it was a first-hand look at the “dedication and innovation” they bring to their jobs, Conan says.
Sex offender who posed as child pleads guilty
September 11, 2008 in print edition on A10
A sex offender who posed as a 12-year-old boy to enroll in Arizona schools has pleaded guilty to seven criminal charges and will go to prison for more than 70 years, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
Dugan Arnett’s KU football notebook
September 11, 2008
True freshman Tim Biere this week replaced sophomore Bradley Dedeaux as Kansas’ No. 1 tight end, Kansas University offensive coordinator Ed Warinner said.
New plan sought for historic school
September 11, 2008 in print edition on B10
The city is starting over in trying to find someone to redevelop a former school linked to the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic Brown v. Board of Education decision.
Finding the best, and worst, credit cards
September 11, 2008 in print edition on B9
Consumer Reports recently analyzed hundreds of credit cards and named a dozen that are worthy of consumers’ attention - and three to stay away from.
Lehman tries to placate investors
September 11, 2008 in print edition on A10
Lehman Brothers put itself on the block Wednesday as part of a last-ditch effort to rescue the investment bank from bad bets on real estate-related holdings that have already laid low other storied Wall Street firms.
Evacuations begin in Texas ahead of Hurricane Ike
September 11, 2008 in print edition on A2
The frail and elderly were put aboard buses Wednesday and authorities warned 1 million others to flee inland as Hurricane Ike steamed toward a swath of the Texas coast that includes the nation’s largest concentration of refineries and chemical plants.
New Cold War would be bad news for Latin America
September 11, 2008 in print edition on A9
Before arriving here, I thought that the Cold War between the United States and the former Soviet Union belonged to history books, and that Washington and Moscow had long ceased to compete for geographic enclaves around the world. But now, I wonder.
Audiologist completes doctoral degree
September 11, 2008 in print edition on B9
Karen Andregg, audiologist at Lawrence Otolaryngology Associates, 1112 W. Sixth St., has completed the requirements for a doctorate in audiology.
User fees?
Whether it’s highways or health care, maybe it’s fair for those who use the system most to pay more to support it.
September 11, 2008 in print edition on A8
As state officials open discussions about a new comprehensive transportation plan, the topic of additional toll roads has come up. Adding tolls to some highways is seen as an alternative to higher gasoline taxes, which officials want to avoid.
Senior Services to host tea, fashion show
September 11, 2008 in print edition on A5
Douglas County Senior Services is having its second annual tea and fall fashion show Saturday.
ABC prime-time Palin special planned
September 11, 2008 in print edition on B8
Charles Gibson’s interviews with Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will form the basis of a special prime-time edition of “20/20” Friday, ABC said Wednesday.
A different kind of fight
September 11, 2008 in print edition on A9
On the seventh anniversary of Sept. 11, we will once again mourn; politicians will intone about fighting the war on terrorism. Some will even talk about World War IV.
Blend of several fescues best choice for Kansas lawns
September 11, 2008 in print edition on C1
You can’t judge a bag of grass seed by its cover. That may be the only similarity between grass seed and books, but it is one that should not be taken lightly.
Care crisis: Only 2 percent of med students plan to work in primary care field
Many factors, including salary, deplete ranks of family doctors
September 11, 2008 in print edition on A1
For Dr. Tom Marcellino, the idea of being a family practice physician is a romantic one. Marcellino - the grandson of a longtime central Kansas family physician - likes the idea of having a core group of patients that he gets to know. “You get to talk to people,” said Marcellino, a new doctor with Lawrence’s Mt. Oread Family Practice. “You see them for most of their lives. You see their children.”
Trial begins in killing of ex-Lawrence resident
September 11, 2008 in print edition on A4
Trial will resume today for a 19-year-old Kansas City, Mo., man charged with killing a former Lawrence resident.
Missouri freshman QB happy to be playing
September 11, 2008 in print edition on B5
A little advice from Chase Daniel helped Blaine Gabbert make it through his college debut.
Study: Surgery doesn’t remedy knee arthritis
September 11, 2008 in print edition on A2
Arthroscopic knee surgery for arthritis - a procedure performed hundreds of thousands of times a year - does not reduce joint pain or improve knee function, according to new research released Wednesday.
Keegan: Reesing great equalizer
September 11, 2008 in print edition on B1
Much of the hype for Friday night’s Kansas-South Florida game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa centers on a matchup that pits proven performance against potential. South Florida’s George Selvie, second in the nation in sacks with 20 and an All-American as a sophomore last season, faces redshirt freshman Jeff Spikes, making his third career start. The mismatch of experience plays a part in South Florida being favored by a field goal. It’s a legitimate concern. It also is overplayed because it doesn’t take into account the equalizer.
Horoscopes
September 11, 2008 in print edition on B8
Often, others might see you as overzealous, especially about your health, diet or matters that impact your daily life. You become a bit of a crusader this year, willing to buck the status quo no matter what. If you are single, you make friends easily in your daily life.
Maverick ways
September 11, 2008 in print edition on A8
To the editor: The Republican nominee, John McCain, recently promoted and proclaimed he and his vice-presidential running partner, Ms. Palin, to be “mavericks” to a national television audience.
Ex-Chiefs LB Headrick dies
September 11, 2008 in print edition on B2
Sherrill Headrick, a former Dallas Texans and Kansas City Chiefs linebacker, died Wednesday.
Magazine recognizes KU law school
September 11, 2008 in print edition on A4
Kansas University’s law school is being recognized for its hands-on educational opportunities, which range from representing clients through law school offices under the supervision of faculty to working in the offices of county prosecutors.
08 presidential race is far from over
September 11, 2008 in print edition on A8
In the opening days of the general election campaign, an exaggerated optimism has swept through Republican ranks and an equally exaggerated gloom has infected the Democrats.
National League Roundup: Brewers avoid sweep against Reds
September 11, 2008 in print edition on B4
Mike Cameron singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, and Milwaukee rallied to beat Cincinnati, avoiding a three-game sweep.
Area eateries thank educators at Taste of Lawrence event
September 11, 2008 in print edition on A3
A few rain clouds couldn’t stop about 1,000 hungry Lawrencians from digging into the best food local restaurants could offer. This year’s Taste of Lawrence featured the traditional (Italian sausages from Wayne & Larry’s) and the exotic (jerk rubbed swordfish with shallot mango chutney from Ten restaurant at the Eldridge Hotel), all in an effort to thank area educators for their work.
FSHS football shuffles lineup vs. SM South
September 11, 2008 in print edition on B3
Bob Lisher said changes were coming, and he wasn’t kidding. Free State High’s football coach wasted little time in shuffling his lineup following last Friday’s 40-19 season-opening loss against Shawnee Mission West. At the time, he said some starters were “too comfortable” with their positions.
Earthquakes rattle Pacific Rim countries
September 11, 2008 in print edition on A2
A powerful earthquake rattled northeastern Indonesia today, briefly triggering a tsunami alert and sending panicked residents fleeing from homes and buildings, officials said.
Slowey slows Royals in 7-1 Twins win
September 11, 2008 in print edition on B4
Kevin Slowey allowed four hits over seven innings and kept the Twins in step with the Chicago White Sox in the AL Central, pitching Minnesota past the Kansas City Royals, 7-1, on Wednesday night.
Building under construction collapses
September 11, 2008 in print edition on A2
The body of one worker has been found after part of a retail and residential building under construction in a Richmond suburb collapsed.
Paris, Not France’ reveals the smarter side of Hilton
September 11, 2008 in print edition on B8
Paris Hilton’s new reality show, the documentary “Paris, Not France,” reveals a not-so-simple life in which the dumb blonde of her TV infamy is scarcely to be found.
On the record
September 11, 2008 in print edition on A4
The owner of Lawrence Feed Store, 545 Wis., reported that an aluminum entry door, three telephones and wiring were criminally damaged Sunday or Monday. The damage estimate is $1,400.
Obama versus McCain’ kicks off fall series
Political experts discuss strategies of candidates
September 11, 2008 in print edition on A3
Gunda Hiebert got just what she was looking for Wednesday night at the Dole Institute of Politics. The retired 72-year-old, who said this is the first time she’s been politically engaged in a presidential election, decided to attend the first program in the 2008 fall Dole Institute series dubbed “POTUS 44 - The Next President of the United States.”
Pump patrol
September 11, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.45 at several locations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Eye-opening event’ to discuss uprooted American Indians
September 11, 2008 in print edition on A5
The expedition Meriwether Lewis and William Clark made across the United States in the early 1800s is a common history lesson, but a lesser known subject, the cultural aftermath of the journey, will be up for discussion during the Kansas Lewis and Clark Symposium on Friday at the Dole Institute of Politics.
Arkansas-Texas postponed
September 11, 2008 in print edition on B2
Hurricane Ike has pushed back the Arkansas-Texas football game to Sept. 27.
Our town sports
September 11, 2008 in print edition on B6
A listing of camps and tournaments in and around Lawrence.