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100 years ago: Man appears in court after restaurant fight
October 19, 2014
“It appears that … there were some words as to who was to pay for what had been purchased.”
40 years ago: Local road crews bracing for bad winter
October 19, 2014
Weather forecasters were already predicting an especially severe winter this year.
25 years ago: Local crop artist participates in David Letterman show
October 19, 2014
Stan Herd created a piece of art for a segment entitled “Amber Waves of Dave.”
100 years ago: Local German-Americans gather in support of war-torn families
October 19, 2014
“Having been in the midst of the strife Dr. G. C. Rudolph […] expressed his confidence that the Germans would win in the end.”
40 years ago: KU to present conference on women and law
October 19, 2014
The conference was to feature sessions on the Equal Rights Amendment, abortion, and retail or credit sales discrimination.
25 years ago: Former Lawrence residents report on California earthquake experience
October 19, 2014
“We’ve taken barrels full of shards to the dump.”
100 years ago: Plymouth Congregational celebrates 60th anniversary
October 18, 2014
“From a small straw-thatched cottage, this organization has grown through the years and now plays an important part in the Church circles of Lawrence.”
40 years ago: Local construction, food prices mirror national inflation
October 18, 2014
Sales on meat and eggs had helped consumers trying to conserve funds.
25 years ago: Lawrence escapes frosty weather; San Francisco area hit by massive quake
October 18, 2014
The previous night’s predicted freeze was a no-show, thanks to stubborn cloud cover.
100 years ago: Ballots no longer arranged by party, but by office sought
October 17, 2014
“No longer can a voter do his voting on a wholesale scale by casting his ballot for all of any one group of candidates with one mark of his pencil.”
40 years ago: KU’s SUA plans for November speakers
October 17, 2014
One of the speakers was a former prisoner at Leavenworth Penitentiary and a “Leavenworth Brother” blamed for a July 31, 1973, rebellion at the prison.
25 years ago: First freeze expected to arrive tonight
October 17, 2014
The forecast for the following night was even chillier, with a low of 27 degrees and a hard freeze expected.
100 years ago: ‘Cigarette problem’ discussed at Parent-Teacher meeting
October 16, 2014
“‘The boy who smokes cigarettes soon becomes a nervous wreck and teacher and parent can soon detect the habit on the boy’s disposition, the dull lustre in his eyes and his wandering mind….’”
40 years ago: After a year, Watkins Museum nearing completion
October 16, 2014
The second level had been repaired and painted, old bank fixtures installed, light fixtures put in place and rare marble repaired.
25 years ago: On eve of retirement, Greyhound bus driver shares memories
October 16, 2014
During his career, Darrell Saile had been recognized for his safety record, longevity with the company, and the accumulation of more than 2 million miles of driving.

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