Archive for Friday, August 16, 2013

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12:00 a.m.
Image courtesy of KansasMemory.org, Kansas State Historical Society. Quantrill's Raid on Lawrence, pencil on wood pulp paper, by Sherman Bronson Enderton, circa 1868-1880. Enderton was a private in Company E, 11th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, during the Civil War. Community prepares to mark 150th anniversary of Quantrill’s raid
August 16, 2013
From an explosion of tweets to a solemn reading of the names of those violently slain, area residents will spend the next several days remembering the watershed event in Lawrence’s history. William Quantrill and a band of Missouri ruffians killed more than 180 men and boys and left much of Lawrence burned to the ground in a massacre that took place 150 years ago this Wednesday. By Chad Lawhorn
10:00 a.m.
Terri Broadwell, from left, Molly Green, Pat Johnson and Edie Willhite stand with Father Mike Scully as he blesses the Saint John preschool building Thursday at Saint John Catholic School. Scully and Father Jeff Ernst toured the school, including the much-awaited addition to the main building, with an aspergil of holy water for blessing each room in preparation for the new school year, which begins Monday. St. John School expands with new building and eighth graders
August 16, 2013
The number of students at St. John Catholic School has outgrown the number of classrooms since the building was built in 1956. The new $2.25 million addition to the southernmost part of St. John Catholic School, located at 1208 Kentucky St., includes classrooms, a community room and a library, which will help meet the increasing need for space for parishioners and students. By Meagan Thomas
5:50 p.m.
Becky Chapman, Lawrence, stands near the spot where  she was a victm of a DUI. The Kansas Department of Transportation and law enforcement agencies statewide are cooperating this Labor Day in "You drink. You drive. You lose.", a statewide initiative to raise public awareness of the hazards of impaired driving. DUI crash survivor hopes to become agent for change
August 16, 2013
Six years ago, Becky Chapman was driving to her home south of Lawrence when an intoxicated motorist struck her Toyota Camry head on. The impact trapped her in the vehicle, broke both of her legs and caused her to spend months rehabilitating from her injuries, some of which she will never fully recover from. Now, she hopes that telling her story will prevent others from having to go through a similar experience. By Giles Bruce

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