Archive for Monday, September 17, 2007

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Lawrence's 153rd Birthday Kaw Valley 9-15-07 Tobacco Farm
What, if anything, should be done about traffic congestion around high schools?

Poll results

Response Percent
Restrict the number of student drivers
Increase acceess to parking lots
Total 197

Lead stories

4:23 a.m.
Dan Morgan looks over his small plot of burley tobacco in the golden glow of early morning. Morgan, 51, is among a few farmers in the Weston, Mo., area who still raise tobacco. Tobacco farms keep plugging
September 17, 2007 in print edition on 1A
It’s hard work being a tobacco farmer. The chopping of the tobacco stalk, stacking the leaves on spear-studded sticks, loading the sticks onto a passing flatbed truck and hanging the stalks - row upon row - in barns to cure.
9:00 a.m.
Learlean Glover visits the site of her former house, 1205 N.J., to trim around some stones bearing the names of five family members who perished in a fire a year ago. Glover, the lone survivor of the fire, is moving forward with her life, and dreams of building a new house that could be a haven for neighborhood children. Garden rises from the ashes of deadly fire
September 17, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Every day since flames engulfed an East Lawrence home, taking the lives of her husband and four grandchildren, Learlean Glover has worked to reconstruct her life.It’s been an arduous, yearlong struggle.
1:00 p.m.
Members of the Paul Gray and the Gaslite Gang cheer on clarinetist Michael White, second from left, as he performs a solo near the William Kelly Bandstand in South Park.  Musicians young and old celebrated Lawrence's 153rd Birthday in concert for a small gathering of Lawrencians underneath cloudy skies in the downtown park. Lawrence celebrates 153rd birthday
September 17, 2007 in print edition on 3A
The lively sound of music from another era filled South Park on Sunday as the city celebrated its 153rd birthday. Headlining the celebration was a legendary local jazz group, the Gaslite Gang, which reunited to honor its saxophonist, Clyde Bysom. Bysom, a longtime Lawrence resident and entertainer who turns 90 next month, said jazz has kept his toes tapping.
4:00 p.m.
Diane Eickhoff portrays woman's suffrage pioneer Clarina Nichols for the 2004 Chautauqua in this Journal-World file photo. Eickhoff has since written a biography, ""Revolutionary Heart: The Life of Clarina Nichols and the Pioneering Crusade for Women's Rights," about the crusader. It has been selected as the 2007 Read Across Lawrence book. Pioneer revival
September 17, 2007 in print edition on 1C
As a women’s rights activist herself, Diane Eickhoff knew the names Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The pair gained notoriety during the 19th-century movement to win equal rights for the fair sex.
10:00 p.m.
Kansas University graduates Aida Garcia, foreground, her brother, Estuardo, center, and their father, Hector, are sworn in as U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony at the Dole Institute of Politics. The Garcia family came to the United States from Guatemala as political refugees seeking asylum in 1986. They were among 100 people taking the oath of citizenship on Monday. American dream comes true for 100 new citizens
September 17, 2007 in print edition on 1A
One by one they stood up, heard their names called out and then clearly announced the country from where they’d come. China. Mexico. India. Guatemala. And on it went 96 more times Monday morning, at the end of which 30 countries had been named. But that was just the beginning of the end of the journey for the 100 immigrants who became United States citizens in a ceremony at the Dole Institute of Politics on Kansas University’s West Campus.

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September 17, 2007 in print edition on C1
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September 17, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence
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September 17, 2007