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The 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor

The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor thrust the United States ...

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The day in photos, Dec. 5, 2011

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12:00 a.m.
City and state leaders along with Amtrak officials help cut the ribbon of a new outdoor boarding platform Saturday at the Santa Fe Depot, 413 E. Seventh St. New $1.5M boarding platform unveiled at Santa Fe Depot
December 3, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Things are on the right track. That’s what members of Depot Redux, a community group that aims to restore and improve the Santa Fe Depot at 413 E. Seventh St., had to say on Saturday, the day the ribbon was cut on a brand-new, Amtrak-purchased platform.
10:00 a.m.
The U.S.S. Shaw explodes after it was attacked by Japanese pilots at Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the attacks on the American Pacific Fleet, which brought the United States into World War II. Historians find Pearl Harbor fading from younger generations’ memories
December 5, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Seventy years after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, scholars of history say the event shaped the lives of many who lived through it, long after the Dec. 7, 1941, date that lived in infamy. But that influence may be waning with younger generations.
2:00 p.m.
Abby Wagner, 11, Lawrence, rings a bell as her father Scott holds her sister Ava, 4, outside of Weaver’s Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010 in downtown Lawrence. The family was collecting donations for the Salvation Army.
Spirit of giving comes through for nonprofit groups
December 5, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Toy drives, adopt-a-family programs, Salvation Army bell ringers and holiday meal deliveries keep charities busy through the holiday season.
6:00 p.m.
Matt Weidenbach, Lawrence, runs a computer test on a breathalyzer after doing an ignition interlock installation on a vehicle at Ace Bail Bonds Inc. on Thursday. A bill that was introduced in the Kansas House in the last session would make it mandatory for those convicted of a DUI to use an ignition interlock system. Kansas’ new DUI law bringing big changes
December 4, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Kansas enacted new drunken driving laws, effective July 1, making ignition interlock devices mandatory for even first-time offenders, creating a central repository to better track drunken drivers across the state and expanding treatment options.
11:00 p.m.
Sharon and Bob Brown, Lawrence, look at an angel covered Christmas tree in the family room of Steve and Lori Myrick’s home, located 3207 Nottingham Ct., during the Holiday Homes Tour Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011. Money from the event goes to support Health Care Access Clinic.
Holiday Homes Tours reports record attendance in its seventh year
December 5, 2011 in print edition on 3A
A record number of people took part in the seventh annual Holiday Homes Tour on Sunday.

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Residential strategy
Multi-story apartment buildings are about the only way to increase the number of people who live downtown, but it’s worth the time and effort to ensure those developments are compatible.
December 5, 2011 in print edition on A8
Tuesday night, Lawrence city commissioners will consider whether to override the city’s Historic Resources Commission and allow plans for another tall apartment and commercial building at the corner of Ninth and New Hampshire streets to move forward.