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Archive for Saturday, February 17, 2007

Old Home Town - 100 years ago

February 17, 2007

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From the Lawrence Daily World for Feb. 17, 1907: "A young boy attempting forgery here was first caught, escaped, tried again to ply his trade and then was caught and is now in jail. Merchants say that surprisingly there is no limit on ages of people who will try various crimes. : The Legislature has committed a serious blunder for expelling a Kansas City Star writer who had a critical piece about some senators and their railroad connections. The Star's piece, boiled down, says the railroads control the Senate and the article outlined good evidence. Freedom of the press is at stake here and we need to realize that in the newspapers it is not the lies, if any, that hurt as much as the raw truth."

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