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100 years ago: Woman leaves bequest for Lawrence working girls
November 24, 2014
“The home will be provided for girls who are working for small wages and have no home.”
40 years ago: Lawrence offers food, movies, live music this weekend
November 24, 2014
Customers were invited to “winterize” their appetites with a Giant Tacoburger at Taco Tico.
25 years ago: Winter wheat ahead of schedule
November 24, 2014
Ninety-eight percent of the winter wheat crop had emerged, 3 percent more than at the same time the previous year.
100 years ago: Local woman dies in buggy-motorcycle accident
November 23, 2014
“Mr. and Mrs. Rothwell were driving to Lawrence and had reached the approach of the Kansas river bridge when a motorcycle came up behind the buggy and frightened the horses.”
40 years ago: Local bicentennial planning group to involve subcommittees
November 23, 2014
The Douglas County Bicentennial Committee was widening the scope of citizen participation in the planning of the 1976 celebration.
25 years ago: KU Jayhawks feast on UNLV
November 23, 2014
“We have intelligent players with basketball savvy,” said KU coach Roy Williams.
100 years ago: Store closings, special church services planned for Thanksgiving
November 22, 2014
“Several of the merchants of Lawrence have made plans to close their stores all day on Thanksgiving Day.”
40 years ago: Revisions to KU parking ticket policy relieve strain on county court
November 22, 2014
Violators were no longer to be automatically sent to the county court if they didn’t appeal or pay traffic tickets within 14 days.
25 years ago: Depot architect tries to ‘capture the essence’ of earlier era
November 22, 2014
“If done properly, a restored building can actually help you travel back in time for an instant. That’s a very exciting thing….”
100 years ago: Editorial briefs include Belgium relief, police courts, and a touch of humor
November 21, 2014
“Should newspapers suppress the names of men who get into police court? Every paper makes a brave stand in this but every paper backs up on occasion.”
40 years ago: Free speech thorny issue for city employee
November 21, 2014
The written rules were not clear about the rights of city workers to speak as a citizen or professional in public.
25 years ago: City considers mill levy increase to finance Arts Center expansion
November 21, 2014
The addition would add 25,000 square feet of space to the current 10,400 square feet in the building at Ninth and Vermont.
100 years ago: ‘All Lawrence astir’ for KU-MU game; female cheerleader to make first appearance
November 20, 2014
“The Lawrence Merchants Association are cooperating with the University officials and will close their places of business during the game….”
40 years ago: Final schematics presented to LMH board
November 20, 2014
An updated cost estimate was not yet finished, but hospital officials were hoping it would be ready within two weeks.
25 years ago: Eudora phone service to be modernized
November 20, 2014
“Customers will really notice an improvement in the transmission quality and extremely fast call connections.”

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