When Japanese warplanes struck Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, the Journal-World brought the story home with an ``extra'' edition.
That Sunday, which wasn't then a regular publishing day, the Journal-World's special edition carried Associated Press dispatches from the Pacific and Washington, D.C., along with local reaction to the surprise attack. The extra was off the press shortly after 5 p.m.
A story on how Lawrence reacted to the news of the attack began: "News of the war hit Lawrence with shocking force as many citizens were seated at Sunday dinner tables.''
Another story listed the names of local servicemen stationed in the Pacific.