Archive for Tuesday, September 25, 2012

25 years ago: Rural residents fight for voice on planning commission

September 25, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Sept. 25, 1987:

  • Students in Brenda Meyers' fourth and fifth grade class were pictured in their Riverside Elementary School playground a couple of days earlier when they had tested the claim that eggs will more easily balance on their ends during the Autumnal Equinox. Scientists disputed the claim that an equinox, which occurs twice a year, has any influence on eggs, balanced or otherwise, but the claim continued to circulate.
  • The request of rural residents to have equal representation on the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission had ended in a stalemate this week when Douglas County Commissioner David Hopper said that he wasn't ready to vote on the proposal. Rural residents were not ready to give up their fight, which had been backed by a petition containing more than 600 signatures collected in the past two weeks.

Comments

Sarah St. John 2 years, 9 months ago

The egg claim continues to make the rounds today, thanks to social media.

Some egg-stra information: http://www.snopes.com/science/equinox.asp

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