Archive for Friday, July 14, 2017

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12:26 a.m.
Lawrence resident Jeannine Wyatt recently wrote and published a book about famed aviator Amelia Earhart and their shared hometown of Atchison, Kan. Lawrence resident pens ‘love letter’ to Amelia Earhart, Atchison’s hometown heroine
July 13, 2017 in print edition on 1A
Amelia Earhart had been missing nearly 10 years before Jeannine Wyatt was even born. Still, separated by time and space, Wyatt always felt a connection with her hometown heroine, a fellow tomboy who played along the same bluff high above the Missouri River some 50 years before. Across generations, two girls sat not far from each other, dreaming their dreams. That’s how Wyatt, now 70, reminisces about her childhood in Atchison, where stories of the famous aviator, born there in 1897, loomed large.
1:52 p.m.
Lawrence City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St., is pictured on May 3, 2016. Two affordable housing projects request city funding; $200,000 in grants still unspoken for
12:23 p.m., July 13, 2017 Updated 5:21 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Two affordable housing projects could be bolstered by city funds this year, but the city lacks enough applications to award all the money it set aside to address the issue.
8:00 p.m.
In this file photo from July 7, 2016, law enforcement officers stand guard at an apartment complex in the 2500 block of West Sixth Street, where police say an infant was found in a trash receptacle early that morning. Lawrence man accused of abusing, leaving infant daughter in dumpster sentenced to 15 years in prison
July 14, 2017 in print edition on 1A
The plight of her 9-month-old baby girl on a stormy July night a year ago remains a “nightmare” for Sheena Young, she said. The infant was dropped in a dumpster and left there as rain, thunder and lightning beat down around her. Young said her innocent daughter was injured, “cold and alone,” with no idea why her daddy would possibly want her dead.

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