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Sunday, September 11, 2011

WE remember 911....Volleyball wind Bobcat Classic with wins over Virginia & Marshall


-WE remember 9/11/01

-Volleyball takes Bobcat Classic

WE take a few paragraphs today on this 10th. anniversary of the 9/11 attacks to reflect on the tragic day and remember.

Paul had arrived at one of his customer's offices and walked into a room of people standing around one of those small 12-inch televisions. (remember those?) He watched in shock and disbelief the smoldering World Trade Center building...and then the next attack on the twin towers.

The rest of the day went by in kind of a surreal state as he went about his business but the topic of conversation certainly wasn't about business.

Sonja was just getting ready to go to work...watching television and enjoying a final cup of coffee when they cut away from the talk show she was viewing with a special announcement.
She got a late start on her duties that day...not leaving until almost 11 a.m.

David Watson had just arrived at a customer's house to do a claim report on a client's automobile. The lady, in tears, told him what had just happened, invited him in and they watched the horrific scene continue to unfold from her couch.

Where were you and what were you doing when 9/11 unfolded? Feel free to share with us in the comments section at the end of today's column or you can e-mail us at . WE'LL run a special column over on the left side of the site about your recollections...feel free to report anonymously if you wish.

Let us never forget and always honor those who died innocently and in service.


Louisville volleyball took two matches yesterday in the Baymont Bobcat Classic in Athens, OH.

The morning session had the Cards matched up against ACC power Virginia.  How do you spell win? How about L..O...L..A? Ms. Arslanbekova had 17 kills in the 4 game triumph for the Cardinals. Make it 25-16, 21-25, 25-23 and 25-18.

"It was a huge win for us because Virginia is a strong ACC team and the biggest team we've faced so far." Cardinal skipper Anne Kordes commented after the win. "We relied on defense and I thought Maci Wacthel came in and did a great job for us on the back row. This was also two solid back-to-back matches for Kaitlynn James. Good to see Lola get a double-double for us with kills and digs."

The Cards held a 63-50 advantage in kills and outhit the Cavs .254 to .174

In the evening match, Lola led the way again with 18 kills and Louisville swept Marshall 25-18, 25-19 and 26-24.

"This was a great weekend to bounce back from the loss to Kentucky on Wednesday." Kordes said after the win. "Emily Juhl did a fantastic job and setter Taylor Brauneis made some phenomenal decisions at some key times. Caitlin Welch kept us system and made it easier. Lola Arslanbekova gets to a spot where she cannot be stopped."

Arslanbekova was selected as the MVP of the tournament and was joined on the All-Tournament team by Emily Juhl and Caitlin Welch.


  1. I was at the St. Louis airport waiting to fly to Dallas. News spread quickly in the terminal and we did not fly that day. My nephew lives in Queens and was actually headed to Manhattan that afternoon but did not make the trip.


  2. I had a little "Mail Order" business that was getting off its feet. And seemingly making customers happy with my discounted products with quick receiving time for the customers.

    I had a made an order that night(Monday Night?) before to a NY Warehouse and needed to change it ASAP the next morning. I tried calling by cellphone and landline with the numbers I had, including the Warehouse's private number several times but could not get thru!

    I did not have any media on because most days/nights I was busy. Anyhow, I rushed to my regular part time job and was Smacked With The News!! "A plane crashed into one of the WTC building" I was told! My part-time job was at a convenient store and everyone in the store including the employees were watching the FOX News Feed.

    It was a strange accident about a low flying plane, when all of a sudden news flash about another low flying plane heading for the other WTC building was shown. It was Unreal! UNBELIEVABLE ... Pearl Harbor in my Lifetime!?!

    Cars were pulling in like "Bees On Honey" trying to get GAS!!! In fact, cars were Out In The Roadway at most gas stations I saw. Everywhere, trying to Get GAS!!

    A Day,a Week,a Month,a Year ... And Now A Decade to Remember!!


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