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1970: A year of turmoil

Forty years ago today, the Kansas Union burned. What followed ...

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Readers' photos from the year 1970 and the memories that followed The day in photos, April 20, 2010 KU football practice, April 19 A hot, deadly summer Violence erupts at LHS The Day of Alternatives The spring of 1970 1970, a year that ends in violence
Polls
Mark Twain died 100 years ago Wednesday. Which is your favorite Twain book?

Poll results

Response Percent
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
 
37%
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
 
24%
I haven’t read any of Twain’s books
 
13%
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
 
7%
Other
 
5%
Life on the Mississippi
 
4%
The Prince and the Pauper
 
3%
Roughing It
 
2%
A Tramp Abroad
 
1%
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KU student issued citation in Louise’s West accident
April 20, 2010 in print edition on A3
A KU student was issued a citation Monday night for her involvement in a car accident that forced a local business to close.
Body of man found in river identified
April 20, 2010 in print edition on A3
Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Herrig on Tuesday night identified a man whose body boaters found floating in the Kansas River near Lecompton on Sunday.
KU grants tenure, promotions to more than 50 ‘excellent’ faculty members
April 20, 2010 in print edition on A3
Their research contributions range from the social behavior of spiders to advances in new pharmaceuticals to the unknown matter at the far reaches of the universe.
Former Junction City mayor reports to prison to begin serving time for taking bribes from Lawrence developer
April 20, 2010
A former mayor of Junction City has reported to federal prison for taking bribes from a developer.
Jana Mackey’s parents praise new law aimed at reducing domestic violence
April 20, 2010 in print edition on A5
The legislation will more quickly identify domestic violence offenders during legal proceedings and track repeat offenders. It also requires courts to order assessment of domestic violence offenders and recommend treatment programs.
Three Lawrence assistant principals to add teaching to their days
April 20, 2010 in print edition on A3
Three Lawrence assistant principals will return to the classroom on a part-time basis next year, as the school district cuts $4.6 million from its budget.
Budget work continues for Senate committee
11:08 a.m., April 20, 2010 Updated 02:41 p.m.
The Ways and Means Committee was expected to finish drafting a plan allowing state government to spend more than $13 billion during the fiscal year that begins July 1. But members already have conceded it’s not likely to balance, requiring them to consider tax proposals later this week
Bottlers, distributors lobbying against proposed soda tax
11:04 a.m., April 20, 2010 Updated 02:42 p.m. in print edition on A1
Soda bottlers and distributors in Kansas are lobbying against a proposed tax on sugary drinks.
Autism insurance reform touted as a good start
09:56 a.m., April 20, 2010 Updated 10:01 a.m. in print edition on A3
Gov. Mark Parkinson signed into law House Bill 2160, which will require the state health insurance plan to provide coverage of evidence-based, medically necessary autism therapies, such as applied behavior analysis, for state employees.
Statehouse Live: Medical gas bill signed into law
April 20, 2010 in print edition on A3
The legislation was in response to a 2009 incident when a Tonganoxie teen suffered brain damage during a dental procedure in Lawrence.
Governor, attorney general hosting on conference on crime victims’ rights
April 20, 2010
Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson and Attorney General Steve Six are hosting a two-day conference this week on crime victims’ rights.
Former presidential hopeful, Texas billionaire to be honored at Fort Leavenworth
April 20, 2010 in print edition on B8
Texas billionaire and former presidential candidate Ross Perot is visiting Fort Leavenworth to be honored by the Army’s Command and General Staff College Foundation.
Daughter of 1970 acting mayor remembers the year well
April 20, 2010
For the past few weeks, we asked our readers to share their thoughts on the events of 1970. Cammie Braden had so many, we thought she deserved her own story.
Readers share stories on 1970
April 20, 2010
Some were children. Others were students. And, one was a Vietnam veteran and another one wasn’t even born at the time. But all shared there stories with the Lawrence Journal-World about what they remember about 1970.
Former K-State QB, brother of KU’s Kerry Meier, dies in hiking accident
April 20, 2010 in print edition on B3
The Pittsburg Sun reported Monday night that Dylan Meier, the older brother of former Kansas University wide receiver Kerry Meier, died this weekend after falling from a cliff while hiking with family members in Arkansas.
FSHS baseball tops SME, 6-3
April 20, 2010 in print edition on B3
Colin Toalson went 2-for-4 with a home run and the Free State High baseball team held off Shawnee Mission East, 6-3, on Monday at the Johnson County 3&2 Fields.
Buffs hire ex-Jayhawk Boyle
April 20, 2010 in print edition on B2
Northern Colorado basketball coach Tad Boyle, who played for both Ted Owens and Larry Brown at Kansas University, has been named new head hoops coach at Colorado.
Economic fallout from volcano affects Kenyan workers
April 20, 2010 in print edition on C8
Daniel Oyier has been eating only once a day since an ash-belching volcano more than 5,000 miles away caused him to be laid off from his $4-a-day job packing red roses and white lilies for export to Paris and Amsterdam.
Airlines’ nickel and dime fees are maddening
April 20, 2010 in print edition on C3
It turns out “MADtv” wasn’t so mad after all.
Financial regulation may be Goldman’s silver lining
April 20, 2010 in print edition on C3
A fraud lawsuit against Goldman Sachs became a political weapon for Democrats on Monday as they fought for Republican support for a sweeping financial regulatory bill. Republicans remained unswayed in opposition.
Toyota to pay record fine, recall Lexus SUV
April 20, 2010 in print edition on C3
Toyota Motor Corp. said Monday it will pay a record $16.4 million fine for its huge acceleration recalls and then moved to recall new Lexus SUVs to address potential rollover problems.
Pomona school to add wind turbine
April 20, 2010 in print edition on B8
A northeast Kansas elementary school has broken ground on a new wind turbine.
Farmers’ market set for Perry Lecompton
April 20, 2010 in print edition on A5
Local, fresh produce will be available Fridays in Perry, starting May 21.
‘Lost’ approaches the end of the line
April 20, 2010 in print edition on B7
Parallel dimensions converge on “Lost” (8 p.m., ABC). Why else would Desmond have attacked Locke, if he hadn’t “remembered” that nasty incident by the well?
People in the news
April 20, 2010 in print edition on B7
People in the news for April 20, 2010.
Horoscope for April 20, 2010
April 20, 2010 in print edition on B7
Opportunities will knock on the door of positive Rams. Your circle of friends will grow larger and larger. Networking for business or pleasure could be more important than you can imagine. If you are single, you could meet someone very alluring and enticing. If you are attached, the two of you will enjoy realizing one of your life goals together. Cancer’s moods make him or her interesting.
100 years ago: Regents sticking with football over rugby
April 20, 2010 in print edition on A7
From the Lawrence Daily World for April 20, 1910: “The university regents have decided that American football will be played here the next two years under the new, wider-open format, then there will be a decision whether to switch to the game of rugby, which a number of students are demanding.
40 year ago: KU basketball left out of NCAA tournament
April 20, 2010 in print edition on A7
Kansas University’s basketball team had been left out of the 1970 NCAA tournament, won again by UCLA with a victory over Jacksonville.
25 years ago: Animal care unit in works
April 20, 2010 in print edition on A7
he Kansas Board of Regents authorized Kansas University administrators to seek planning money for new animal care unit at the medical center in Kansas City. There was an immediate need for $290,000 in planning money.
Shelter support
April 20, 2010 in print edition on A7
The question of where to locate emergency housing is not an easy one to address and is unlikely to ever receive unanimous approval. However, as long as the need for such services exists, we believe our community has a responsibility to provide them.
Bike helmets to be given out before game
April 20, 2010 in print edition on A5
Children will have a chance to get a free bike helmet at an event before Kansas University’s spring football game Saturday.
Vultures perturb some Hutchinson residents
April 20, 2010 in print edition on A4
Migrating turkey vultures, with wings spanning 6 feet or more, are making some Hutchinson residents uneasy.
One hospitalized after possible hit-and-run
April 20, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 23-year-old Lawrence man was taken by air ambulance to Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka early Sunday morning for injuries suffered in a possible hit-and-run accident.
Pump patrol
April 20, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.73 at several stations.
Some Kennedy parents voice concerns about new boundaries
April 20, 2010 in print edition on A3
Kennedy School parent Marlene Tate is hoping Lawrence school district administrators will grant a transfer request for her oldest son to stay at Kennedy for next year.
2 leaders of Iraq al-Qaida group reportedly killed in attack
April 20, 2010 in print edition on A2
Two leaders of the Sunni insurgent group al-Qaida in Iraq have been killed in an airstrike carried out by American troops, Iraqi and U.S. officials announced Monday.
Some flights resume in Europe; volcano may be strengthening
April 20, 2010 in print edition on A2
Europe began allowing limited air traffic to resume, giving hope to millions of travelers stranded around the world when ash from a volcano in Iceland choked the jet age to a halt. Some flights resumed early today from Asia to southern Europe.
Poll: Legalizing pot won’t boost economy
April 20, 2010 in print edition on A2
Few people see legalized marijuana as a way to boost the economy and create jobs, according to an Associated Press-CNBC poll.
Day of mourning for quake victims planned
April 20, 2010 in print edition on A2
China announced a national day of mourning to be held Wednesday for victims of a devastating quake in a remote Tibetan region, as the death toll rose above 2,000.
Advocates bring rifles, handguns to rally
April 20, 2010 in print edition on A2
Carrying loaded pistols and unloaded rifles, dozens of gun-rights activists got as close as they could Monday to the nation’s capital while still bearing arms and delivered what they said was a simple message: Don’t tread on me.
Historic jail ledger turned over to library
April 20, 2010 in print edition on B8
A southeast Kansas jail ledger dating to 1921 has been turned over to Pittsburg State University for preservation.
Gunman opens fire at hospital, kills 1, self
April 20, 2010 in print edition on A2
A gunman took a taxi to a hospital and gave the cab driver $20 to wait, then opened fire Monday in an area where patients are released, killing one woman before committing suicide.
Bair urges financial reform
April 20, 2010 in print edition on A1
The second-most powerful woman in the world — as ranked by Forbes magazine — is just like everybody else. She doesn’t know whether financial reform can win congressional approval either.
Free State tennis tops SM West
April 20, 2010 in print edition on B3
The Free State boys team defeated Shawnee Mission West, 6-3, on Monday at Free State High.
Top Lawrence placer 601st overall in Boston
April 20, 2010 in print edition on B3
DJ Hilding was the top Lawrence placer in the Boston Marathon, finishing 601st overall at 2:51:39 on Monday. Hilding, 27, finished in 452nd place for his division.
Singler returning to Duke for senior season
April 20, 2010 in print edition on B2
Duke’s Kyle Singler, the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four, announced Monday night that he will return to school for his senior season.
Former KU athlete Higgins top American female finisher at Boston Marathon
April 20, 2010 in print edition on B3
Paige Higgins, a former Kansas University track and field standout, was the top American female finisher in the Boston Marathon on Monday.
Matt Tait’s KU football notebook
April 20, 2010 in print edition on B3
Say this for Kansas University football coach Turner Gill: He’s consistent.
Open competition: Injuries create opportunity for plethora of linebackers
April 20, 2010 in print edition on B1
Kansas University defensive coordinator Carl Torbush said Monday he felt good about the group of linebackers running with his defense.
Lopiano’s story compelling
April 20, 2010 in print edition on B1
Talk with a big-league ballplayer about the influential people who set the right foundation for him and before long he’s almost always talking about his father.
LHS golf 5th, FSHS takes 6th
April 20, 2010 in print edition on B3
The Lawrence High golf team took fifth place, while Free State High took sixth in the Olathe North Invitational on Monday at Falcon Ridge Golf Club.
Double Take: Texting rife with troublesome possibilities for teens
April 20, 2010 in print edition on C1
It’s fast. It’s easy. It’s fun. Even my parents have turned into texting pros. But when it comes to having serious conversations, texting is about as useful as a lawn gnome and can be twice as ugly.
Easy to say ‘no’
Lawrence city commissioners need to help the Lawrence Community Shelter come up with a plan they can say ‘yes’ to.
April 20, 2010 in print edition on A7
There’s really no trick to finding something wrong with just about any proposal the Lawrence Community Shelter comes up with to move to a new location. In fact, it appears that Lawrence city commissioners have found enough problems with the homeless shelter’s latest plan to relocate to a site near the Douglas County Jail and once again are ready to kick this problem on down the road.
Words as bullets: Hate speech corrodes online games
April 20, 2010 in print edition on C1
It’s not just cyberbullets that are exchanged during firefights on the XBox Live version of “Call of Duty.” Many gamers also exchange hate speech over their headsets as they stalk each other across the virtual battlefields…
1970 timeline
April 20, 2010 in print edition on A6
Forty years ago the burning of the Kansas Union made headlines around the world, but it was just one of many acts of violence, protest and unrest that Lawrence would see that year.
Student preserved crucial moments of Lawrence history for posterity
April 20, 2010 in print edition on A6
Abbie Hoffman’s loud, coarse voice echoes through Allen Fieldhouse.
Study: 2 good choices to prevent breast cancer
April 20, 2010 in print edition on C8
Older women at higher risk for breast cancer now have two good drug options for preventing the disease, but they will have to weigh the trade-offs, a major study shows.
Graves cover ‘Freedman’s Village’
April 20, 2010 in print edition on C8
Charter buses roll up to Arlington National Cemetery every day, depositing tourists who scramble uphill to see the eternal flame on President John F. Kennedy’s grave.
Check out the refrigerator door
April 20, 2010 in print edition on A1
Progress isn’t always for the better.
1970: Memories of violence in city still strong
April 20, 2010 in print edition on A1
The year was 1970 and Lawrence was a war zone.
Kidcast: Heather Buckingham
April 20, 2010
The kidcast weather segment for April 19, 2010.
Families dig flexibility of baby-sitting ‘co-op’ setups
April 20, 2010 in print edition on C2
With three children younger than 6, date night could’ve easily run the Dillmans of San Ramon, Calif., almost $100 — and that’s just for the high school baby sitter.
Mexico hopes to attract U.S. retirees
April 20, 2010 in print edition on A7
Mexico is silently working on proposals aimed at drawing millions of U.S. retirees to this country, which could eventually lead to the most ambitious U.S.-Mexican project since the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement.
Royals crushed, 8-1, by Blue Jays
April 20, 2010 in print edition on B1
Brian Bannister blamed himself. So did Brayan Pena.
German cuts
April 20, 2010 in print edition on A7
We are strongly opposed to cutting ninth-grade German in Lawrence and losing two talented teachers. This will do irreparable harm to the district and our children, with impacts far beyond the German program.
Change opposed
April 20, 2010 in print edition on A7
As a former very active school volunteer, I want to express my opinion on moving ninth-graders to the high schools. I also speak as a parent who fought the ninth-grade battle once already.