Archive for Thursday, April 11, 2013

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12:31 a.m.
Drought continues to plague much of the Midwest, but climatologists are projecting some relief in the coming months. Rainy weather could signal easing of drought conditions
April 10, 2013
The idea that this week’s rains signal some relief from the drought might not be purely wishful thinking. Even if the showers stop after Wednesday night, as the local forecast suggests, and Lawrence finishes the week with not much more than an inch of rain, the region is trending wetter, according to climatologists at the National Drought Mitigation Center in Lincoln, Neb. Ian Cummings
1:41 p.m.
Artie Shaw speaks in honor of the Holocaust's liberators during a Yom Hashoah ceremony Wednesday evening in Alderson Auditorium at the Kansas Union. The Holocaust remembrance ceremony featured six candles being lit in remembrance of the 6 million Jews who died during the Holocaust. Remembering the Holocaust, to prevent it from repeating
April 10, 2013
Speakers, including Lawrence and Kansas University dignities and relatives of Holocaust survivors, shared stories of the mass genocide in front of about 65 people at the Kansas Union’s Alderson Auditorium on Wednesday night, with six of them lighting candles to represent the six million Jews killed in the tragedy. The purpose of the event: to not allow the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust to have died in vain, and to instead use their memory to prevent future atrocities. By Giles Bruce
5:31 p.m.
Dennis Brown, president of the Lawrence Preservation Alliance, which recently purchased and plans to restore the Turnhalle Building, 900 Rhode Island, thinks the building project has a chance to create something dramatic. "We don't know how and we don't know the details yet, but the end game is for this building to be a vibrant part of our community," Brown said, pictured inside the building Thursday, Sept. 26, 2012. Preservation group to host open houses to highlight Turnhalle building before restoration begins
April 11, 2013
Dennis Brown can start to imagine what the old 1869 Turnhalle German hall in East Lawrence will look like once it is restored. Now, the public has its chance to turn its imagination loose at what is considered Lawrence’s oldest community building. By Chad Lawhorn

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