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Firsthand, family experience with Lyme disease inspires woman to help others suffering from tick-borne illnesses
September 11, 2011 in print edition on A3
When Tammy Farmer gave birth to her son, Logan, her life changed dramatically, but not in the usual way.
Consolidation group to consider taking Lawrence school board input
September 11, 2011 in print edition on A3
Volunteer members of a group assigned to figure out a way to close either two or three elementary schools in the next two to three years soon could be consulting their overseers to make sure they’re heading in the right direction.
Kansas legislators report on what they learned at ALEC meeting
September 11, 2011 in print edition on A3
Approximately two dozen Kansas legislators will start the 2012 legislative session armed with information on defeating federal health reform, expanding charter schools and lowering business taxes that they received at the American Legislative Exchange Council meeting.
House catches fire on 1300 block of Tennessee; no occupants injured
08:22 a.m., September 11, 2011 Updated 01:57 p.m.
A house on the 1300 block of Tennessee caught fire early Sunday morning, displacing, but not injuring, all 10 of the residents.
Program celebrates participants’ fight against substance abuse
September 11, 2011 in print edition on A3
The drinking started around age 10 and the drugs a few years later for a 32-year-old Lawrence woman named Olivia. It took nearly two decades and a stay at DCCCA’s in-patient substance abuse facility — First Step at Lakeview, 3015 W. 31st. St. — for her to get, and stay, clean.
Spirit AeroSystems, union resume negotiations
September 11, 2011 in print edition on A2
Negotiations have resumed between Spirit AeroSystems and the union representing its engineering and technical workers.
Great pumpkin? Not so much at Kansas State Fair
September 11, 2011 in print edition on A14
The impact of a dry, hot summer is on display at the Kansas State Fair, where the number of vegetable entries is even lower than already decreased expectations.
A changed America marks 10 years since Sept. 11 attacks
September 11, 2011 in print edition on A11
Ten years on, Americans come together today where the World Trade Center soared, where the Pentagon stands as a fortress once breached, where United Airlines Flight 93 knifed into the earth.
Indelible effects: 9/11 has lasting impact on children, parents, teachers
September 11, 2011 in print edition on A1
Ahmed Jakmouj was just 6 weeks old on 9/11. “Change his name,” a family friend begged Ahmed’s parents. “Don’t make his life harder.”
Retired KU journalism professor creates quilted 9/11 homage
September 11, 2011 in print edition on A10
In the weeks after Sept. 11, 2001, journalism professor Sharon Bass spent weeks living with the visual coverage of the destruction.
Commentary: 9/11 is editor’s most memorable day working in the newsroom
September 11, 2011 in print edition on A10
Twice a year for the past five years I’ve been visiting Southwest Middle School teacher Sally Landoll’s class of eighth-graders to do mock interviews. The object is for the students to get a sense of what it’s like to apply for a job.
Post-9/11 call to service united couple
September 11, 2011 in print edition on A1
Jake and Katherine Robinson were teenagers during the 9/11 attacks, a few years away from high school graduation. But the day would affect both of their futures — and would lead to an unusual love story.
Vigil protests lack of clergy prayer at ground zero ceremony
September 11, 2011 in print edition on A12
Carrying Bibles and singing “Amazing Grace,” a group of pastors knelt on the street outside ground zero on Saturday to protest New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s decision not to include a clergy-led prayer in the ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Sept. 11 terror attacks inspire curricula at K-State, KU
September 11, 2011 in print edition on A10
The Sept. 11 terror attacks on New York and Washington caused a number of changes throughout the world, including how academics research and teach terrorism at universities.
Obama urges service, unity on 10th anniversary of 9/11
September 11, 2011 in print edition on A12
Summoning the nation to unity and service, President Barack Obama paid tribute to America’s resilience and the sacrifice of its war dead Saturday as the country prepared to mark 10 long years since the horrors of 9/11.
State spent flood of post-9/11 funds on security, natural disasters
September 11, 2011 in print edition on A1
The terrorist attacks of 9/11 unleashed a torrent of money from the federal government to the states aimed at hardening security.
Chief of Libya’s former rebels arrives in capital
September 11, 2011 in print edition on A9
The chief of Libya’s former rebels arrived in Tripoli on Saturday, greeted by a boisterous red carpet ceremony meant to show he’s taking charge of the interim government replacing the ousted regime of Moammar Gadhafi.
As river recedes, residents return home
September 11, 2011 in print edition on A9
Tens of thousands of people forced from their homes in Pennsylvania were allowed to return Saturday as the Susquehanna River receded from some of the highest floodwaters ever seen, swollen by remnants of Tropical Storm Lee.
Lessons taught, learned from 9/11 still evolving, historians say
September 11, 2011 in print edition on A1
The numbers tell one story of the 9/11 terror attacks, in comparison with other major losses in U.S. history.
Matt Tait’s KU football notebook: KU running game solid again
September 11, 2011 in print edition on B13
For the second straight game, Kansas University’s football team wowed its home crowd with an awesome display of running the football.
Blitz gamble costly for NIU
September 11, 2011 in print edition on B12
The last thing Northern Illinois wanted to do was give red-hot Kansas University quarterback Jordan Webb time to throw the football.
Best for last: D.J. Beshears caps wild victory
September 11, 2011 in print edition on B1
For better or worse, Kansas University junior wide receiver D.J. Beshears had his hands all over the Jayhawks’ 45-42 victory against Northern Illinois on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Kansas defense frustrated by NIU
September 11, 2011 in print edition on B13
Kansas University linebacker Steven Johnson’s first stop in the locker room was to find teammates Jordan Webb and D.J. Beshears, who combined on the Jayhawks’ game-winning touchdown Saturday.
Jordan Webb shows off improvement
September 11, 2011 in print edition on B1
Players and coaches in the Kansas University football program are not allowed to answer this upcoming question. For the hundreds of thousands of the rest of you who follow KU football, a show of hands please: Who thought Jordan Webb ever would look as good at quarterback as he looked in directing his school to a 45-42 upset victory Saturday night against Northern Illinois at Memorial Stadium?
New McCoy leads No. 24 Texas over BYU 17-16
September 11, 2011 in print edition on B14
BYU had a chance to make a big statement. A week after a road win in the Southeastern Conference, the Cougars were dominating Texas in the Longhorns’ backyard.
Iowa State beats Iowa 44-41 in 3 OT thriller
September 11, 2011 in print edition on B14
Nebraska, Texas and now Iowa. Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads is knocking off the big boys one by one.
Game balls and gassers: KU vs. Northern Illinois
September 11, 2011 in print edition on B12
Candidates for game balls and gassers against Northern Illinois.
Bills’ porous defense braces for Chiefs’ rush
September 11, 2011 in print edition on B5
It may not matter how banged up quarterback Matt Cassel’s ribs got in the Chiefs’ preseason finale when the Buffalo Bills come to town today.
Teal Bunbury shines as Sporting KC wins, 3-0
September 11, 2011 in print edition on B2
Teal Bunbury scored once in each half, sparking Sporting Kansas City to a 3-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo on Saturday.
Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal headed to final at US Open
September 11, 2011 in print edition on B2
Facing two match points against a beloved player whose name is already in the history books, Novak Djokovic clenched his jaw, nodded his head and flashed an ever-so-slight glimpse of a smile.
Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor reflects on 9/11 memories
September 11, 2011 in print edition on B1
A somber Tyshawn Taylor plans to take time today to reflect on the 10-year anniversary of the worst day of his life — one of the worst days in U.S. history — Sept. 11, 2001.
Paulino, Royals edge Mariners
September 11, 2011 in print edition on B3
Michael Pineda is improving as his season is ending. But the results are not.
Veritas volleyball falls in Onega finals
September 11, 2011 in print edition on B3
Veritas Christian’s volleyball team went 3-2 on Saturday at the Onaga Quad Tournament, reaching the finals before falling to host Onaga, 25-22, 17-25, 8-25.
LHS tennis takes 4th in Emporia
September 11, 2011 in print edition on B3
Lawrence High’s tennis team took fourth place on Saturday at the Emporia Tournament.
FSHS girls XC 4th, boys place 7th
September 11, 2011 in print edition on B3
Free State High’s girls cross country team took fourth, while the FSHS boys took seventh on Saturday at the Millard South (Neb.) Invitational.
LHS boys XC 4th, girls take 7th
September 11, 2011 in print edition on B3
Lawrence High’s boys cross country tied finished in a tie for fourth, while the LHS girls took seventh on Saturday at the Emporia High School Cross Country Invitational. Shawnee Mission South won the boys race, while St. Thomas Aquinas won the girls.
Haskell routed
September 11, 2011 in print edition on B3
Southern Nazarene allowed just 65 yards and totaled over 500 yards in a 63-0 rout of Haskell Indian Nations University’s football team on Saturday.
Kaleb Tarczewski to visit
September 11, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kaleb Tarczewski, a 7-foot senior center from St. Mark High Southborough, Mass., will make an official recruiting visit to Kansas University on Sept. 17 and Arizona the following week, then decide between the two schools, pointguardu.com reported Saturday night. Tarczewski is Rivals.com’s No. 12-rated player nationally.
Kansas volleyball sweeps in Iowa
September 11, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s volleyball team made Minnesota its highest-ranked victim in program history in the morning, then beat Saint Louis in the evening to complete a sweep on the final day Saturday at the Clarion Inn-vitational.
KU XC claims men’s, women’s titles
September 11, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas University claimed both the men’s and women’s team titles at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge on Saturday morning.
Around and about in local business
September 11, 2011 in print edition on A6
Local business news for the week ending September 10, 2011.
City Commission agenda for September 13, 2011
Commissioners to discuss request to allow using artificial turf instead of grass for new developments
September 11, 2011
City commissioners will consider passing an ordinance that would allow the use of artificial turf as a substitute for grass and other natural landscaping in new developments.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
September 11, 2011
Road work planned the week of September 11, 2011.
Garden Calendar: Compost needs vary from garden to garden
September 11, 2011
Salt content and the pH of your soil play major roles in choosing the right compost for your garden, but one thing’s for certain — any compost is better than none at all.
Behind the Lens: Connecting Lawrence to 9/11
September 11, 2011
Tasked with finding a way to visually connect Lawrence residents with the tragedy in New York, Mike Yoder made a couple of attempts before finding something poignant.
100 years ago: Editorial argues for telephone monopoly
September 11, 2011
“The companies ought to consolidate. There ought to be but one telephone company.”
40 years ago: St. John School makes curriculum changes
September 11, 2011
The school was moving away from traditional grade levels and toward more individualized teaching.
25 years ago: City pool enjoys record-setting year
September 11, 2011
The Lawrence Municipal Pool was able to report a record number of visitors during the past summer.
Volunteer antidote
The best way to honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks is an individual commitment to make at least a small difference in the world around you.
September 11, 2011 in print edition on A13
The 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks has spurred many reflections and questions.
Moving forward in faith: Spiritual leaders plan special messages for 9/11 anniversary
September 11, 2011
On Sept. 16, 2001, crowds of people streamed into Plymouth Congregational Church looking for answers.
Realignment on hold, key players say: ‘You first’
September 11, 2011 in print edition on B2
If you don’t like the realignment picture, just wait 24 hours and the outlook will change. Or at least the perception.
Time confirms human resilience
September 11, 2011 in print edition on A13
Suddenly, it has been 10 years.
Even worst memories fade with time
September 11, 2011 in print edition on A13
Sept. 11 will be defined in history by how it affects the years to come
Horoscope for Sept. 11
September 11, 2011
This year, many currents buffet your life. Stay in control of yourself and choose which winds to respond to. Clearly, you don’t need to be affected by certain situations. If you are single, a very special, upbeat yet different person could enter your life. If you are attached, the two of you will gain from a newfound awareness and need to transform your thinking. Pisces always is provocative but fun.