Archive for Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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12:00 a.m.
A pedestrian crosses Iowa Street toward Kansas University's main campus as traffic moves slowly through the construction areas both north and south of the intersection at 15th and Iowa streets on Monday. While this project remains on schedule, a couple of other ones in Lawrence are lingering behind, mainly due to the recent rains. Recent rains delay some Lawrence road construction projects
August 20, 2013
Recent rains have helped to delay a couple of Lawrence road construction projects, putting a potential speed bump into the city’s plans to have much of the work done in time for Kansas University students’ return to school on Monday. But contractors hope to have them done soon if there aren’t any further interruptions. By Giles Bruce
10:42 a.m.
Kerry Altenbernd, center, playing the part of Lawrence resident Louis Carpenter, looks up at a projector screen of live tweets as he waits for his cue to tweet his final words before his death during a reenacted live tweet of the Quantrill's Raid events of Aug. 21, 1863. At right is Lawrence resident Courtney Shipley, playing the part of Mary Carpenter, wife of Louis Carpenter, who according to historical record, was pulled off of her husband just before raiders shot him in the head. At left is Lawrence resident John Nichols playing the parts of Colonel John Holt, C.S.A. and Lt. Colonel C.S. Clark, U.S. Various Lawrence residents participated in the Twitter reenactment which began around 5:30 a.m. Nick Krug/Journal-World Photo Re-enactors live-tweet Quantrill’s raid events
6:32 p.m., August 21, 2013 Updated 4:20 p.m.
One hundred fifty years ago on Aug. 20, Lawrence residents gathered for a concert in the park. As they were greeting neighbors and enjoying music, William Quantrill announced to his followers in Missouri, “We remember! We ride!” and started his journey to Lawrence. Last night, he made that same exclamation … on Twitter. By Meagan Thomas
1:42 p.m.
A voter heads to a polling precinct at Central United Methodist Church before noon Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Saturday event will celebrate anniversary of Nineteenth Amendment
August 21, 2013
This Saturday, the League of Women Voters of Lawrence-Douglas County will hold a celebration of the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted all women the right to vote. Members of the league and several other local organizations hope the event will draw attention to the current voter registration controversy in Kansas. By Nikki Wentling
7:28 p.m.
Free State seniors wait for the start of their 2013 commencement ceremony Wednesday night, May 22, 2013. Lawrence students outperform state on ACT exams
August 21, 2013
Lawrence students taking the ACT exam last spring outperformed both the state and national averages. Average scores in Lawrence were higher than last year while statewide scores fell slightly. By Peter Hancock

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