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40 years ago: Lawrence residents deplore Wallace shooting

May 16, 2012


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 16, 1972:

  • Arthur Bremer, 21, had been charged with yesterday's Laurel, Maryland, shooting of Alabama governor George C. Wallace. President Nixon had offered Wallace the presidential suite at Walter Reed Medical Center, where the governor was receiving the best of medical care. Doctors were reluctant to predict the outcome of Wallace's spinal injury but said that he was experiencing a paralysis in his legs. Wallace was reported as having stated that he was determined to continue his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. In Lawrence, so-called "man-on-the-street interviews" revealed reactions of dismay at the shooting and the "endemic violence" of which it seemed to be a part.
  • Kansas Senators Bob Dole and James Pearson announced today that the Lawrence school district had received a $52,528 grant to fund a program to combat the problems associated with school desegregation. Most if not all of the funding was expected to go toward in-service training for school personnel, employment of specialists to advise on problems, or both.


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