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Archive for Tuesday, October 9, 2012

25 years ago: Lawrence woman among those ordered out of Tibet

October 9, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Oct. 9, 1987:

  • Authorities in Tibet today were ordering all foreign travelers to leave the region, and that apparently included Emily Hill, a 1986 Lawrence High graduate who was thought to be staying in a hotel in Lhasa, the capital. Emily had been traveling with her cousin after having spent the summer studying Mandarin Chinese in Taiwan. Her mother said this morning that efforts to reach her daughter had been unsuccessful, but the U.S. State Department had been reassuring about her safety. Tibet, which was governed by China as an autonomous region, had been disrupted by pro-independence demonstrations in recent days.
  • Dry, windy weather was a cause of concern for local firefighters, as evidenced by a "controlled burn" that had nearly gotten out of control east of town on a recent afternoon. The last traces of rain had fallen in Lawrence on Sept. 18 and 19, and there were no great chances of significant rain the the immediate forecast.
  • A line of trucks was featured in a photograph as farmers waited their turn to deliver their fall harvests of soybeans to the Co-op grain elevator in North Lawrence. The elevator was quickly filling up, and a report stated that the south elevator on Moodie Road was already completely full.

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