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12:00 a.m.
It hasn’t taken long for Kansas University freshman roommates Elijah Johnson, front, and Thomas Robinson to develop a true friendship. Johnson explained that while he recovered from a summer knee surgery, Robinson made a constant effort to help him out. Flourishing friendship
September 8, 2009 in print edition on 1B
Elijah Johnson found it difficult to traverse Kansas University’s hilly campus after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on June 23. He leaned on a buddy — freshman basketball teammate and roommate Thomas Robinson — for support.
6:00 a.m.
Second-graders at Prairie Park School watch President Barack Obama’s address to school children Tuesday. Local students watch Obama’s back-to-school speech
10:40 a.m., September 8, 2009 Updated 4:51 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Teachers across the nation plugged in Tuesday so their students could watch President Obama’s televised back-to-school speech. While Lawrence public schools did not require teachers to show the speech or students to watch it, most did, including second-graders at Prairie Park School.
10:00 a.m.
U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., center, visits with Matt Hoy, left, and Brad Finkeldei, right, both with Stevens & Brand LLP, on Tuesday during the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s National Congressional Series event at Maceli’s, 1031 N.H. Moran and Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Kan., are both seeking the GOP nomination in 2010 for the Senate seat that Sam Brownback will vacate to run for governor. Rep. Moran, speaking in Lawrence, hopes to find common ground on health care
September 8, 2009 in print edition on 3A
The Hays Republican on Tuesday in Lawrence said that President Barack Obama in his Wednesday address should indicate “he has listened to Americans across our country.”
2:00 p.m.
Curtis Bennett will display ”tree spirits” at the annual Fall Arts and Crafts Festival on Sunday in South Park. Bennett and his wife, Jill Loven-Bennett, who died Oct. 7, 2008, created the pieces and he  continues to sell them in memory of his wife of 30 years. Fall crafts festival set for this weekend in South Park
September 8, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Pull into Lawrence resident Curtis Bennett’s driveway and you’re glared at by several pairs of eyes from what he calls “tree spirits” hanging from the outside his garage. Inside the garage there are hundreds, perhaps thousands, more.
6:00 p.m.
Madécasse, a company that produces country-of-origin chocolate bars and vanilla in Madagascar, is run by Lawrence High School graduate Brett Beach. The products are available at Au Marche, 931 Mass., and other Lawrence locations. Chocolate connection: LHS grad’s company yields sweet benefits for people of Madagascar
September 9, 2009 in print edition on 1C
Most anyone who dabbles in food will tell you that good ingredients are the foundation for good food.

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Meet the Tweeple
Twestival breaks barrier between social media websites and real life

September 9, 2009 in print edition on C1
Judging solely by the sheer volume of silly variations on its name, Twitter has arrived as a full blown cultural force…
Jews still face deadly threat
September 9, 2009 in print edition on A9
HBO showed the film “Schindler’s List” last week.
Music to monkeys’ ears — and their hearts
September 9, 2009 in print edition on C10
Whales have songs, and so do birds, of course.
Murray ousted from U.S. Open
Cilic, Nadal advance; Serena straight-set winner
September 9, 2009 in print edition on B2
Andy Murray fell to Marin Cilic in the fourth round of the U.S. Open
Holocaust won’t be introduced to Palestinian students this year
September 9, 2009 in print edition on C10
Gaza students won’t learn about the Holocaust this year.
Food prices falling after steep increase
September 9, 2009 in print edition on B6
Grocery shoppers are finally seeing some reprieve from last year’s steep price increases.
Oregon whiffed on punch reaction
September 9, 2009 in print edition on B2
Oregon mishandled the Oregon-Boise State fiasco.
Sooners’ Gresham finished
Tight end needs stitches to repair cartilage in right knee
September 9, 2009 in print edition on B7
Oklahoma’s Jermaine Gresham is out for the season after suffering a knee injury.
People in the news
September 9, 2009 in print edition on B9
People in the news for September 9, 2009.