Archive for Monday, August 19, 2013

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12:00 a.m.
Richard Gwin/Journal World Photo.Hershel and Jacque Stroud of Topeka , Ks read the names of 150 who died in  Quantrill's Raid as people filled South Park celebrate the 150th Commemoration of Quantrill's Raid on Sunday August 18, 2013. 150th commemoration of Quantrill’s Raid honors the city’s history, strength
August 18, 2013
Last night, hundreds of Lawrencians mingled, celebrated their community and listened to the Lawrence City Band play in South Park just as citizens did 150 years ago on August 20, 1863, the night before about 200 men would be slaughtered during Quantrill’s bloody raid on the town. While the gathering yesterday evening was joyous with upbeat Americana music and free ice cream provided by the city, it was a somber occasion marking the tragedy that shaped the town.
6:00 a.m.
No texting-while-driving tickets have been written in the city of Lawrence — and just two in Douglas County — since the state’s ban took effect on Jan. 1. Local accident victims advocate against texting while driving
August 19, 2013
While numerous studies in recent years have illustrated the dangers of texting while driving and 41 states have banned the practice, experts say it’s going to take years and, unfortunately, more tragedy to properly stigmatize the behavior. By Giles Bruce
10:00 a.m.
Lawrence pinup photographer Racheal Major, owner of Atomic Photography, is pictured in her studio, 313 W. Eighth St., on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013. Major says she loves seeing clients transformed and enjoying themselves during the makeover and photo shoot process. Pretty as a pinup: Lawrence photographers lasso retro glamour in portraits
August 19, 2013
Lawrence is home to two photo studios that offer pinup portraits, and photographers say the style’s feminine vintage fashions and playful posing result in both a fun experience and finished products that look sexy without being sleazy.
1:00 p.m.
Paul Penny, 88, is pictured in his studio in the basement of his Old West Lawrence home. In front of him is a painting he did long ago of the 1951 flood, and behind him is a work in progress of the Kansas University campus. Around the 1950s, Penny painted a picture of Quantrill's raid that now hangs on the Missouri side of the state line. Lawrencian’s painting of Quantrill’s raid is a conversation piece across the border
August 19, 2013
In the 1950s, there was a painting of Quantrill’s raid by Lawrence artist Paul Penny floating around town, including for a time inside the former Drake’s Bakery on Massachusetts St. Now, Penny’s rendition of Quantrill sacking Lawrence has migrated to the Missouri side of the state line, where it’s quite the conversation starter. By Sara Shepherd
7:38 p.m.
Marla Jackson, left, discusses "Still We Rise" with three of the teens who helped her design and make the quilt, Alyssia Ivory, 17, Topeka, front, Tiffany Jirik, 16, Topeka, and Kenyan Bell, 15, Lawrence, Sunday when the quilt was on display during a special event at the Spencer Museum of Art. Quilt highlights role of African-Americans in Quantrill’s raid and rebuilding Lawrence
August 19, 2013
They’re not the politicians and community leaders one usually hears about in the best-known stories of Quantrill’s raid. But they were important, and one Lawrence artist is telling their story in her own way — through fabric and thread. Marla Jackson’s latest quilt, “Still We Rise,” highlights the role black people played in the raid and the border war that surrounded it. By Sara Shepherd

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