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Archive for Saturday, December 7, 1991

JOURNAL-WORLD TOLD OF ATTACK IN EXTRA EDITION

December 7, 1991

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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.

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