Archive for Monday, March 4, 2013

40 years ago: City commissioners form advisory council

March 4, 2013


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for March 4, 1973:

  • Sixteen past and five present Lawrence City Commissioners this week agreed to form a "Citizens' Advisory Council." There was some criticism that former commissioners were not the best population from which to pick council members, which was intended to eventually expand to a more broad-based group of 50 persons.
  • A second-page closeup photo of a bird had this caption: "The proverbial first robin of spring -- or one of his companions -- was taking a look around Lawrence today after receiving a damp reception." The Lawrence area had greeted March with rain, the first measurable precipitation recorded in the city since Feb. 19.
  • Local Southwestern Bell manager Steve Call said today that more than 44,316,000 local and long distance calls had been placed in 18,100 Lawrence telephone users in 1971.


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