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Kansas University's 64th annual Band Day KU vs. Northern Illinois The day in photos: Sept. 10, 2011 People and Places, September 10, 2011 Free State vs. Leavenworth Lawrence High vs. Olathe South
Who was KU's most valuable player against Northern Illinois?

Poll results

Response Percent
Jordan Webb: 21/30, 281 yds, 3 TDs
D.J. Beshears: 7 receptions, 70 yds, 2 TDs; 197 kick-return yards
James Sims: 26 runs for 110 yds, 2 TDs
Kale Pick: 3 receptions, 55 yds, TD
Darrian Miller: 10 runs for 57 yds, TD
Total 1885

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Arm-wrestling champ to defend women’s state title
September 10, 2011 in print edition on A8
Tucked away at the edge of Lecompton, near the Kansas River, lives Cheryl Harper, a 5-foot-5, 118-pound grandmother who is one of the best female arm wrestlers in the world.
First responders dispatched to accident at 19th and Iowa
September 10, 2011
Emergency crews were dispatched to 19th and Iowa streets at 10:23 p.m. to an accident involving a car and motorcycle. An officer on the scene reported one injury.
Architectural tour of Mass. scheduled for Sept. 24
September 10, 2011 in print edition on A7
The buildings on Massachusetts Street are full of more than good food and fine wares.
Rollover accident reported at County Road 1057 and K-10
September 10, 2011
Rollover accident reported at County Road 1057 and K-10.
ASU makes statement with 37-30 OT win over Tigers
September 10, 2011 in print edition on B14
Lightning flashing above a stadium filled with a sea of black, Arizona State found itself in a precarious position after blowing a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter.
HGTV offers tips from a ‘Real Housewife’
September 10, 2011
Looking for a ridiculous respite from the weekend’s mournful drumbeat? You can crash “Dina’s Party” (9 p.m., HGTV), starring Dina Manzo, a professional interior designer best known for her appearance in the reality train wreck “Real Housewives of New Jersey.”
Future of Big 12 is major concern for KU alumni, friends
September 10, 2011 in print edition on A3
There are many definitions of a university, but this writer believes the purpose or mission of a major research university is to provide an educational environment of excellence that will challenge and stimulate students and faculty to maximize their potential.
Legislator upset that $85M contract for health reform accepted
September 10, 2011 in print edition on A1
A state legislator who applied pressure on Gov. Sam Brownback to reject a $31.5 million federal grant because it was related to federal health reform is now taking aim at an even larger grant.
Judge backs deal on imperiled species
September 10, 2011 in print edition on A9
A federal judge on Friday approved a pair of sweeping settlements that require the government to consider endangered protections for more than 800 animal and plant species.
House GOP pledges speedy review of job proposals
September 10, 2011 in print edition on A9
House Republicans unexpectedly pledged an immediate review of President Barack Obama’s jobs proposals on Friday as he launched a public campaign for urgent passage of his day-old $447 billion program of tax cuts and new spending. “The time for gridlock and games is over,” the president declared.
Sources: 2 terror suspects could be U.S. citizens
September 10, 2011 in print edition on A8
At least two of the three men involved in a possible al-Qaida plot to pull off an attack coinciding with the 10th anniversary of 9/11 are believed to be U.S. citizens or have U.S. traveling documents, government officials said Friday.
Clothing, sound equipment stolen in burglary
September 10, 2011 in print edition on A5
An 18-year-old De Soto man reported to Lawrence police Tuesday that someone stole several items including women’s clothing, an MP3 player, and sub-woofer speakers and an amplifier in a burglary from the 500 block of Maple Street.
Woman reports stolen laptop, jewlery
September 10, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 20-year-old Lawrence woman reported someone stole her Dell laptop computer, a gold bracelet and ring and other items valued at $1,275 from her apartment in the 1800 block of West 26th Street.
Woman reports purse, cash stolen from vehicle
September 10, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 45-year-old Lawrence woman reported someone stole her black North Face purse, a debit card and $1,050 in cash in a vehicle burglary between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Sept. 2 in the 3000 block of Iowa Street.
Woman hurt in 4-vehicle accident on U.S. 24-40
September 10, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 28-year-old Shawnee woman was injured in a four-vehicle accident Friday morning on U.S. Highway 24-40 near Basehor.
Pump patrol
September 10, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.55 at several stations.
40 years ago: Delayed welfare checks causing local problems
September 10, 2011
A Lawrence child had not yet started school because the welfare check sent to his mother had not yet arrived.
100 years ago: Missing Baldwin man turns up unharmed
September 10, 2011
“G. A. Hardy, who has been missing from Baldwin for over a week, returned to his home today riding his little pony and without knowing how much worry he had occasioned.”
Secondary education: Kansas defenders say they’ve learned from opening-game mistakes
September 10, 2011 in print edition on B12
Of the 325 passing yards the Kansas University defense gave up to McNeese State last week, nearly half came on screen plays.
25 years ago: USD 497 launches trial program for counseling in schools
September 10, 2011
The Lawrence school board had voted its unanimous approval to a plan to hire a part-time counselor for East Heights School.
Tale of the Tape: KU vs. N. Illinois
September 10, 2011 in print edition on B8
In rushing for 301 yards on 55 carries last week, the Jayhawks topped the 300-yard mark for just the second time in the last 10 seasons. The way they did it was the fun part. Four backs got meaningful carries, and KU ran inside, outside and over McNeese State. That’s the game plan again this week, and if the blocking holds up, KU should succeed.
KU picks up recruit
September 10, 2011 in print edition on B6
The Kansas University football team picked up another commitment from the Class at 2012 on Friday, as Clarksville (Texas) High cornerback H.B. Rosser orally pledged his future to KU.
WR Shepherd emerges for KU
September 10, 2011 in print edition on B8
With senior Daymond Patterson listed as doubtful because of a groin injury and sophomores Erick McGriff and Christian Matthews sitting in street clothes due to suspensions, Kansas University quarterback Jordan Webb will be missing a few of his top targets when the Jayhawks play host to Northern Illinois at 6 tonight.
OSU lands pair
September 10, 2011
Teammates Marcus Smart and Phil Forte of Flower Mound Marcus High School in Texas orally committed to play basketball at Oklahoma State on Friday, the Tulsa World reports. The 6-foot-4 Smart, who at one point had Kansas on his list, is ranked No. 14 nationally by He also had Texas, Oklahoma, North Carolina and others on his list. The 5-11 Forte is son of former KU football player Phil Forte. He is unranked. He made an unofficial visit to KU this summer.
Barnstorming BYU a big test for No. 24 Texas
September 10, 2011 in print edition on B6
The Texas Longhorns passed the first test of their big rebuilding project. Now comes a much more difficult one.
Huskers relish chance to face BCS-level foe
September 10, 2011 in print edition on B6
The big-time stage. A BCS road game in front of tens of thousands. Northern Illinois defensive end Alan Baxter has been through it all before.
Darrell Arthur confirms appearance at alumni game
September 10, 2011 in print edition on B3
Former Kansas University basketball power forward Darrell Arthur has confirmed he will be playing in the Legends of the Phog alumni exhibition game at 4 p.m., Sept. 24, in Allen Fieldhouse.
Kansas soccer suffers 3-1 setback
September 10, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s soccer team suffered a 3-1 setback to Dayton on Friday at the Purdue Boilermaker Challenge, ending the Jayhawks’ five-game winning streak.
KU volleyball falls to Northern Iowa
September 10, 2011 in print edition on B3
After sprinting out to a two-set lead, the Kansas University volleyball team couldn’t hold on against No. 15 Northern Iowa and fell, 25-19, 25-20, 20-25, 8-25, 8-15, on Friday night at the Clarion Inn-vitational
Gary Bedore’s KU hoops notebook
Still no word from NCAA on eligibility of freshman Braeden Anderson
September 10, 2011 in print edition on B3
The Associated Press on Friday incorrectly listed KU as a possible opponent for Connecticut in the second-annual Carrier Classic basketball game set for Nov. 11 (Veterans Day), 2012, aboard an aircraft carrier in San Diego Bay.
Commish Larry Scott against expanding Pac-12
September 10, 2011 in print edition on B2
Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott has said the conference is not actively seeking new members.
LHS suffers setback to O-South
September 10, 2011 in print edition on B1
There was a lot to be said of Lawrence High’s 33-22 loss to Olathe South on Friday night at the College Boulevard Activity Center.
Hey, a win’s a win: It wasn’t pretty, but Firebirds secure first victory of year
September 10, 2011 in print edition on B1
The Free State Firebirds — perhaps fittingly — secured their first victory of the season by making a play after a miscue.
Frank Seurer celebrates football all day and night
September 10, 2011 in print edition on B1
Firemen work in 24-hour shifts, so when they use vacation, they need to make the most of it. Frank Seurer, former Kansas University quarterback and now the proud father of Olathe South’s junior quarterback, certainly didn’t waste any of his vacation Friday.
Texas A&M isn’t staying in Big 12
September 10, 2011 in print edition on B2
As the Big 12’s future continued to hang in limbo Friday, a Texas A&M official stressed that the Aggies have no desire to be part of it after June 30, regardless of other schools’ efforts to prolong their stay.
Baylor stingy on Aggie ticket purchase
September 10, 2011 in print edition on B2
While Baylor is pushing an email campaign to preserve the Big 12 Conference and rivalry games in the state, Texas A&M said Friday that the Bears purchased only 830 tickets from a possible allotment of 3,850 for their Oct. 15 football game at Kyle Field.
USA offers 9/11 original movie
September 10, 2011
On a weekend awash with documentary commemorations, USA takes a stab at an original movie with a 9/11 theme.
Republican candidates at odds over Social Security
September 10, 2011 in print edition on A7
A growing divide over Social Security splits the two leading contenders for the Republican presidential nomination, and the differences between Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney foreshadow a tricky political dance with older voters.
Homes, businesses swamped with water in Pa., N.Y.
September 10, 2011 in print edition on A10
The swollen Susquehanna River began returning to its banks Friday in Pennsylvania and New York after swamping thousands of homes and businesses in some of the highest floodwaters ever seen. But most of the 100,000 people forced from their homes could do little more than worry as they waited for the all-clear.
Can water be moved from flood to drought?
September 10, 2011 in print edition on C8
As the soggy East tries to dry out from flooding and Texas prays for rain that doesn’t come, you might ask: Isn’t there some way to ship all that water from here to there? It’s an idea that has tempted some, but reality gets in the way.
Economists show support for job-growth plan
September 10, 2011 in print edition on C8
A tentative thumbs-up.
Libyans find mass grave, bodies of slain detainees
September 10, 2011 in print edition on C8
In a grove of pine trees near this mountain village, residents have dug up the remains of 35 bound and blindfolded men who they say were shot at close range by Moammar Gadhafi’s military.
Obama’s 9/11 speech: national unity, personal loss
September 10, 2011 in print edition on C8
Searching for unity long vanished since the day terrorists astonished America, President Barack Obama will hail national resilience and remember hurting families when he gives the main speech of his Sept. 11 commemorations.
Reality check
September 10, 2011 in print edition on A11
I am one of those performing artists who was sponsored by the Kansas Arts Commission until Gov. Brownback eliminated funding. This “money-saving” decision cost Kansas artists $1.3 million in grants (i.e., jobs) from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Mid-America Arts Alliance.
September 10, 2011 in print edition on A11
Tom Shewmon’s letter (Journal-World, Sept. 3) asks if we are enjoying the new direction of the current administration.
Education a high priority in U.S.
September 10, 2011 in print edition on A11
Even God’s poll numbers are down, barely crossing the 50 percent approval rate, according to a poll done by Public Policy Polling.
America’s war on terror was rousing success
September 10, 2011 in print edition on A11
The new conventional wisdom on 9/11: We have created a decade of fear. We overreacted to 9/11 — al-Qaida turned out to be a paper tiger; there never was a second attack — thereby bankrupting the country, destroying our morale and sending us into national decline.
FCE news for September 10, 2011
September 10, 2011
Kanwaka FCE will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the home of A.K. and Charlene Winter, 638 N. 1800 Road, Lecompton.
Around and About for September 10, 2011
September 10, 2011
Angie and Jeremy Portlock, Baldwin City, announce the birth of their daughter, Kennedy Renee Portlock, on July 7, 2011, at Ransom Memorial Hospital in Ottawa.
Club news for September 10, 2011
September 10, 2011
The Happy Time Squares square dance club will start a “new dancer” session Monday at Centenary United Methodist Church, 245 N. Fourth St., Lawrence.
Faith Forum: In your opinion, how has the world’s views on religion changed since 2001?
September 10, 2011
Robert Minor and the Rev. Kent Winters-Hazelton answer.
Horoscope for Sept. 10
September 10, 2011
This year, you will take the lead naturally. Others follow you instinctively. You need to follow through on what is important to you. If you are attached, the two of you develop an even tighter bond by taking up a common hobby or interest. Go on romantic dates more often. Pisces can be quite challenging.