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Following KU's victory over No. 15 Georgia Tech, how many games do you think the Jayhawks will win this year?

Poll results

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27%
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15%
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Lawrence residents report ‘boom’ in west Lawrence
10:47 p.m., September 11, 2010 Updated 10:51 p.m.
Several Lawrence residents reported hearing a small explosion about 10:15 Saturday night in the area of 15th and Kasold.
Emotional LB Justin Springer has big day vs. Georgia Tech
September 11, 2010 in print edition on C5
Justin Springer said it all hit him once he sat down at his locker following Kansas University’s 28-25 upset over No. 15 Georgia Tech on Saturday.
KU upsets No. 15 Georgia Tech, 28-25
September 11, 2010 in print edition on C1
Kansas’ defense came up with a fourth-down stand in the final minute, helping the Jayhawks to a 28-25 victory over No. 15 Georgia Tech on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Campaign Notebook: Brownback, Holland trade verbal jabs at State Fair debate
01:39 p.m., September 11, 2010 Updated 07:55 a.m. in print edition on A1
The two frequently made allegations against one another during an outdoor debate where hundreds of supporters on each side loudly booed, hissed, cheered and shouted.
Free State football team (ahead 27-7) also victim of inclement weather
September 11, 2010 in print edition on C1
Heavy thunderstorms in the area postponed Friday’s contest between Free State High (1-0) and Leavenworth (0-1) until 2 p.m. this afternoon.
Clijsters holds off Venus in semis
September 11, 2010 in print edition on C2
After trailing for much of the third set, Venus Williams suddenly was right back in the thick of her U.S. Open semifinal against Kim Clijsters, serving at 4-all, 30-all.
KU soccer falls in double overtime
September 11, 2010 in print edition on C3
A late goal in the 102nd minute doomed the Kansas University soccer team to a 1-0 double overtime setback on Friday against Cal-State Northridge at the UNLV Rebel Classic.
Kansas volleyball splits pair vs. Winthrop, Northern Iowa
September 11, 2010 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s volleyball team fell in five sets (25-16, 25-20, 23-25, 20-25, 15-11) to No. 18 Northern Iowa on Friday night at the Kansas Invitational in Horejsi Center.
Tonganoxie trails in postponed bout
September 11, 2010 in print edition on C4
What was initially announced as a 25-minute delay in the second quarter of Friday night’s football game between Piper High and Tonganoxie will eventually end nearly 24 hours later.
Chamber of Commerce endorses Brownback
September 11, 2010 in print edition on B2
The Kansas Chamber of Commerce has endorsed Republican Sam Brownback for governor.
Assistant county administrator to retire
September 11, 2010 in print edition on B2
Douglas County’s second-in-command is retiring at the end of the year.
Preliminary hearing set in teen’s death
September 11, 2010 in print edition on B6
The man accused of killing a 14-year-old Kansas girl whose charred body was found at an asphalt plant faces a preliminary hearing Nov. 18.
Record corn crop in Kansas is predicted
September 11, 2010 in print edition on B6
Forecasters have scaled back their prediction for this year’s Kansas corn crop but still expect it to set a record.
Rep. awarded scholarships to family
September 11, 2010 in print edition on A2
A Georgia congressman awarded his stepdaughter, a niece and an aide’s future wife college scholarships through the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, making him the second House Democrat known to use the group to steer money to relatives and associates.
3rd drill to the rescue for miners
September 11, 2010 in print edition on A2
Chile is sparing no expense to rescue its 33 trapped miners, mounting three separate drilling efforts to carve escape tunnels through nearly a half-mile of solid rock and collapsed mine shafts. The latest — an oil-well drill so big it takes 40 trucks to carry it — began arriving Friday.
Residents returning home after fire
September 11, 2010 in print edition on A2
Bob Arnold breathed a sigh of relief Friday morning when the ominous glow finally disappeared from the ridge behind his house. He spent four days and nights defending his home with a shovel and dirt in the shadow of a wildfire that has destroyed at least 169 homes.
Study: Flying fish glide like birds
September 11, 2010 in print edition on A2
Take a flying fish out of water, and it will glide like a bird.
Japan missing over 230K listed centenarians
September 11, 2010 in print edition on A2
More than 230,000 Japanese citizens listed in government records as at least 100 years old can’t be found and may have died long ago, according to a government survey.
Fire chief working double duty in new role
September 11, 2010 in print edition on B1
The city of Eudora and Wakarusa Township are negotiating how to best share a fire chief.
Collegiate veterans observe 9/11 with project
September 11, 2010 in print edition on B1
Members of Kansas University’s Collegiate Veterans Association began work Friday on a landscaping project to commemorate the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and honor those soldiers who sacrificed their lives in military service.
Firm handshake may be indication of long life, study says
September 11, 2010 in print edition on A5
Having a firm handshake may do more than seal business deals, according to a study that shows people with greater grip strength live longer.
Prairie dogs moved from construction site
September 11, 2010 in print edition on B5
About 175 prairie dogs whose habitat is in the way of a highway construction project are being moved to a ranch in southern Kansas.
Officials approve regional Civil War plan
September 11, 2010 in print edition on B5
Federal officials have approved plans to commemorate Civil War sites in 41 counties in western Missouri and eastern Kansas.
Bono, Edge preview song from ‘Spider-Man’
September 11, 2010 in print edition on C7
Bono and the Edge wrote the music for the upcoming Broadway production “SPIDER-MAN Turn Off the Dark,” and a new song previewed from the production Friday sounds like it could be part of the U2 catalog.
Roger Ebert to appear on movie review show
September 11, 2010 in print edition on C7
Film critic Roger Ebert, who lost his ability to speak and eat after cancer surgeries, said Friday that he is returning to television on a movie review show that he is producing for public television.
Reynolds’ memorabilia set for auction
September 11, 2010 in print edition on C7
The son of actress Debbie Reynolds says her big Hollywood memorabilia collection, including the red slippers from “The Wizard of Oz,” is set to be auctioned by June.
Stocks continue Sept. rally; Dow gains again
September 11, 2010 in print edition on A4
Stocks edged higher Friday, extending a rally that began nearly two weeks ago, as investors hold on to their newfound optimism about the economy.
Ostertag hopeful for another comeback
September 11, 2010 in print edition on C3
Former Kansas University basketball center Greg Ostertag is thinking about making a comeback … again.
Club news
September 11, 2010 in print edition on B7
Club news for the week of September 11, 2010
Around and about
September 11, 2010 in print edition on B7
Around and about for the week of September 11, 2010.
Military news
September 11, 2010 in print edition on B7
Military news for the week of September 11, 2010.
Kind strangers
September 11, 2010 in print edition on B9
As I was walking my dog Hunny back to the car after the Pooch Plunge at the city pool, she broke loose from her collar and leash and proceeded to run wildly all over downtown Lawrence. I want to send heartfelt thanks to the many strangers who helped my husband and me catch Hunny and bring her home in one piece.
Ask a kid
September 11, 2010 in print edition on B9
Has anyone stopped to ask any of the kids what they think about No Child Left Behind? Now, I know that adults think that many kids are irresponsible and can’t make decisions, but a lot of us aren’t.
25 years ago: First of series of reports on state nursing homes released
September 11, 2010
Kansans for the Improvement of Nursing Homes had recently released the first of a series of reports titled “Inside Kansas Nursing Homes.” Petey Cerf, president of KINH, explained that the project had involved interviews with about 70 people, mostly relatives and friends of nursing-home residents. Mrs. Cerf said that she was “trying to prove whether nursing home neglect does exist.”
40 years ago: Nixon visit to Kansas State announced
September 11, 2010
White House officials and Kansas State University president James McCain made a joint announcement that President Nixon was going to visit the KSU campus to deliver the first Landon lecture of the 1970-71 academic year. Secret Service agents and Nixon aides were already on the campus making arrangements for the visit.
100 years ago: Street railway conductor severely injured in collision
September 11, 2010
With his foot firmly entangled in the fender, C. F. Mikesell, the oldest conductor on the street railway, stood and waited this morning for the unavoidable collision which would crush him between two cars. His left leg was almost severed. He is in the hospital this afternoon, and Dr. Anderson, the attending physician, hopes that an amputation may be avoided. At least none will be attempted today.
Lady Gaga, producer withdraw dueling suits
September 11, 2010 in print edition on C7
They may have had a bad romance, but now there’s an amicable professional split between Lady Gaga and a music producer who said she ditched him as both a collaborator and a boyfriend after he helped launch her career.
Calling it a night: Lightning postpones LHS football (down 21-9) until Saturday
September 11, 2010 in print edition on C1
The Lawrence High football team bolted from the sidelines to the locker room moments after Shawnee Mission East took a 21-9 lead in the second quarter on Friday night.
KU football receives commitment from Texas kicker
September 11, 2010 in print edition on C1
Kansas University’s football program on Thursday received an oral commitment from Class of 2011 place kicker Alex Mueller, a 5-foot-10, 155-pound senior from Grapevine (Texas) High.
Tennessee’s Pearl admits he misled NCAA
September 11, 2010 in print edition on C2
Tennessee men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl has acknowledged providing misleading and incorrect information to the NCAA during a 17-month investigation into possible recruiting violations. And Tennessee is making him pay for his actions.
West Virginia needs OT to top Marshall
September 11, 2010 in print edition on C2
No. 23 West Virginia rallied from 15 points down in the fourth quarter to force overtime, and Tyler Bitancurt’s 20-yard field goal in the first extra session lifted the Mountaineers to a 24-21 victory over Marshall on Friday night.
Former KU pitcher Smyth promoted
September 11, 2010 in print edition on C3
Former Kansas University relief pitcher Paul Smyth was promoted in the Oakland Athletics’ organization to Double-A Midland, in time for the Rockhounds’ postseason series with Frisco, which began Friday.
Veritas football crushing K.C. East
September 11, 2010 in print edition on C3
The Veritas Christian football team will have to wait until Tuesday to complete its game against Kansas City East Christian.
Lawrence woman reports clothes, personal items stolen
September 11, 2010 in print edition on B2
A 32-year-old Lawrence woman reported May 22 the theft of clothes and personal items from the 1700 block of Barker Avenue on April 30.
Lawrence man reports electronics, dog stolen
September 11, 2010 in print edition on A2
A 33-year-old Lawrence man reported Sept. 1 the theft of electronics, a dog and other personal items between Aug. 25 and Sept. 1 from the 1300 block of West 24th Street.
Church reports television stolen
September 11, 2010 in print edition on B2
A 50-inch Westinghouse flat screen television valued at $1,000 was taken between 1 p.m. Sunday and 6:40 p.m. Wednesday from Family Church, 5150 Clinton Parkway.
Allegations in sex torture case not that unusual, advocates say
September 11, 2010 in print edition on B6
Advocates for victims of sexual slavery said Friday that allegations of torture, branding and sexual abuse of young women and girls, such as those leveled in a shocking Missouri case, are not that unusual.
Army major honors fallen soldiers by taking 31-mile run this weekend
September 11, 2010 in print edition on B6
An Army major is hitting the pavement this weekend in a test of physical endurance to honor the 10 soldiers who died under his command in Iraq.
U.S., Iraq sign deal to settle claims
September 11, 2010 in print edition on A2
Iraq has agreed to pay $400 million to Americans who say they were abused by Saddam Hussein’s regime, U.S. and Iraqi officials said Friday.
Obama: Voter anger could hurt Dems
September 11, 2010 in print edition on A2
Facing big Democratic losses in November, President Barack Obama blamed Republicans and election-year politics Friday for thwarting his efforts to do more to spur a listless national economy.
Medal of Honor will be awarded to living soldier
September 11, 2010 in print edition on A3
Under a bright Afghan moon, eight U.S. paratroopers trudged along a ridge in the Korengal Valley, unaware they were walking right into a trap. Less than 20 feet away, a band of Taliban fighters executed the ambush plan perfectly, enveloping the paratrooper squad in an explosion of bullets and grenades.
Islam controversies cast shadow over Sept. 11 commemoration
September 11, 2010 in print edition on A1
They will read the names, of course, the names of every victim who died in the Sept. 11 attacks. The bells will ring. And then that moment of unity will give way to division as activists hoist signs and march, some for and some against a planned mosque two blocks from ground zero.
Report: U.S. must deal with homegrown terror
September 11, 2010 in print edition on A3
The U.S. was slow to take seriously the threat posed by homegrown radicals and the government has failed to put systems in place to deal with the growing phenomenon, according to a new report compiled by the former heads of the Sept. 11 Commission.
Crime-fighting technology puts a face to mummy at K.C. museum
September 11, 2010 in print edition on B3
Thanks to an unusual pairing of forensics and art, and a tool normally reserved for tracking down criminals, there’s now a facial image to go along with a tightly wrapped 2,500-year-old mummy at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
Now is the time for KU officials to be open, honest
September 11, 2010 in print edition on B1
When in doubt, tell the truth.
‘Cycling village’ proposed for park
September 11, 2010 in print edition on A1
Lawrence’s South Park would play host to more than 2,000 bicyclists in September 2011 under a plan being proposed at City Hall.
U.S. troops brave grenade attacks in key Afghan town
September 11, 2010 in print edition on A6
Pfc. Sean Provenzano saw it whiz by out of the corner of his eye: a dark object hurled from a rooftop as he patrolled the medieval maze of alleyways in this fort-like walled village at the center of America’s Afghan surge.
Castro: Comments on Cuban economy were misinterpreted
September 11, 2010 in print edition on A7
Fidel Castro said Friday his comments about the Cuban economic model no longer working were misinterpreted by a visiting American journalist — taking back an admission that caused a stir around the globe.
Muslims throng mosques to celebrate end of Ramadan
September 11, 2010 in print edition on A7
Far from the din and controversy roiling interfaith relations in the West, Muslims worldwide thronged mosques, cafes and parks Friday in a solemn and joyful end to the fasting month of Ramadan.
Iran postpones U.S. hiker’s release
September 11, 2010 in print edition on A7
Iran on Friday postponed the planned release of an American woman jailed along with two friends for more than a year, state media reported, dealing a blow to the hopes of three U.S. mothers who have pleaded for the trio’s freedom
Crews search ash-covered homes after massive blast kills at least 4
September 11, 2010 in print edition on A5
All that was left of some houses Friday were chimneys, rising from still smoldering ruins. Burned-out cars sat along ash-covered streets. And a rescue worker with a dog searched door to door for missing people.
Proposal takes aim at pilot fatigue
September 11, 2010 in print edition on A5
Work hours would be shortened for pilots who fly at night while some pilots who fly during the day could spend more time in the cockpit under a government proposal to help prevent dangerous fatigue.
No charges filed against Mo. lawmaker
September 11, 2010 in print edition on B10
No criminal charges will be filed against a state lawmaker accused of threatening the campaign manager of a political rival in Missouri, the prosecutor in the case said Friday.
Change in funding could affect high school journalism programs
September 11, 2010 in print edition on B10
Kansas journalism teachers are worried that changes in the way the state funds high school programs could bring student newspapers and yearbooks to an end.
Photographer aims to capture beauty of Kansas in new video
September 11, 2010 in print edition on B5
Audrey Kalivoda often takes back roads home to Washington County and instantly renews her love for Kansas.
Horoscope for September 11, 2010
September 11, 2010 in print edition on C7
This year, communicate what you think. Your message usually is heard and allows greater flex. Diplomacy might be nice, but not if your point is lost on the way. If you are single, you are likely to meet someone very special. The intensity could scare both of you! If you are attached, the two of you start acting like new lovers again. Scorpio makes you feel comfortable.
Senate urged to repeal ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy
September 11, 2010 in print edition on A4
Elated by a major court victory, gay-rights activists are stepping up pressure on Congress to repeal the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy this month. They want to avoid potentially lengthy appeals and fear their chances for a legislative fix will fade after Election Day.
Arguments given in court nomination case
September 11, 2010 in print edition on B4
A federal injunction that would block Kansas from filling a seat on its Supreme Court would cause an indefinite halt to the judicial nomination process in the state, attorneys told a judge Friday as they tried to discredit a lawsuit that challenges how Kansas fills those vacancies.
Veteran recalls experiences as WWII prisoner
September 11, 2010 in print edition on B4
Some details have grayed over time, Harry Kelley says. But more than 60 years on, the stories pour forth with scrapbooks opened on the kitchen table of his Basehor home.
Some don’t think college worth big bucks
September 11, 2010 in print edition on D10
Across the region and around the country, parents are kissing their college-bound kids — and potentially up to $200,000 in tuition, room and board — goodbye.
Cholera epidemic stalks West Africa as rains spread disease
September 11, 2010 in print edition on D10
Patients jammed rudimentary clinics and health workers in surgical masks sprayed anti-bacterial solution on muddy paths as the government struggled to contain a cholera epidemic that has killed nearly 800 Nigerians in two months.
Miners in day 9 of underground protest
September 11, 2010 in print edition on D10
Far, far away from a Chilean mine where 33 trapped men struggle to cope as they await rescue, 50 Spanish miners are also deep in the earth’s bowels — but by their own choice.
Lynch is ‘iCarly’s’ mystery mom
September 11, 2010 in print edition on C7
Proof that her Emmy hasn’t gone to her head (or to her agent’s head), comic actress and “Glee” favorite Jane Lynch cameos on “iCarly” (7 p.m., today,
Kansas QBs judged rapidly
September 11, 2010 in print edition on C1
Kale Pick and Jordan Webb signed up for the Evelyn Wood speed-reading class for college football defenses. Their checks cleared. So look for them to make their reads as if they had a combined 35 starts now, instead of one.
FCE news
September 11, 2010 in print edition on B7
FCE news for the week of September 11, 2010.
Today’s Big 12 games encapsulated
September 11, 2010
Once pass-happy Big 12 ready to run again
September 11, 2010
The Big 12 is ready to run again. The pass-happy league that’s been known in recent years for producing Heisman Trophy finalists at quarterback is now home to the nation’s top three rushers.
U.S. has shown wisdom in peace talks
September 11, 2010 in print edition on B9
The prospects are dim but the process is right. The Obama administration is to be commended for structuring the latest rounds of Middle East talks correctly. Finally, we’re leaving behind interim agreements, of which the most lamentable were the Oslo accords of 1993.
KU vs. Georgia Tech head to head
September 11, 2010
Ready to ramble: Tech gets most out of its option offense
September 11, 2010
Others may be given credit for inventing the option offense, but Georgia Tech football coach Paul Johnson certainly has had a hand in perfecting it.
Know the Foe: Yellow Jackets wary of smarting Jayhawks
September 11, 2010
While Kansas University’s football team was fighting for its life last week against North Dakota State — a game the Jayhawks ultimately lost, 6-3 — the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets were rolling up 372 yards on the ground and running over South Carolina State, 41-10.
Faith forum: Nine years later, how does 9/11 resonate in a religious context?
September 11, 2010 in print edition on D1
The horrific devastation that shattered many Americans’ sense of security nine years ago raised emotions and politically motivated responses often so non-rational that discussions of the event and its symbolism ever since have become more emotional than rational.