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Archive for Saturday, February 2, 2013

40 years ago: Early spring for Lawrence?

February 2, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Feb. 2, 1973:

  • Groundhog Day, described as "the occurrence that gives the National Weather Service a scapegoat when winter lasts into March," was observed locally as well as nationally today. There were no shadows in Lawrence this morning, and the furry forecaster could therefore predict that spring was just around the corner. The human meteorologists seemed to agree, with the Lawrence forecast calling for fair and mild weather in the immediate future. However, the more famous groundhog in Punxsutawney, Pa., was reported to have seen his shadow at 6:45 this morning.
  • The Raymond C. Moore hall on the west campus of Kansas University was dedicated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony today. Gov. Robert Docking at the event that the building, new home to the Kansas Geological Survey, would stand as "a visible symbol of Kansas' recognition of [Moore's] achievement. Dr. Moore had served as director of the Survey from 1916 to 1954.

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