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100 years ago: Lawrence man finds tarantula in bunch of bananas
January 27, 2015
“He dropped the bananas with much more haste than he picked them up for he felt something that did not seem to him was a banana.”
40 years ago: Natural gas rates on the rise, but warm weather eases budget strain
January 27, 2015
Lawrence residents were able to rely less on their furnaces this week.
25 years ago: Mall developer pursues lawsuit against city
January 27, 2015
The firm Jacobs, Visconsi & Jacobs had filed suit protesting the city’s refusal to rezone 61 acres on South Iowa.
100 years ago: City passes resolution requiring purchase requisitions
January 26, 2015
“In the past one of the difficulties that the commissioners have experienced was that bills would come in that none of them knew very much about….”
40 years ago: KU residence halls near full occupancy
January 26, 2015
KU had more students in the dormitory system this spring than any semester since 1969.
25 years ago: Residents await airing of locally-filmed TV movie
January 26, 2015
“I plan to watch it, and my son’s going to tape it for me.”
100 years ago: Kansas House passes bills on jury duty, roaming livestock, road tax
January 25, 2015
“The house passed the Drummond bill prohibiting the running at large of any live stock.”
40 years ago: Costs, bids still pending on Sunflower Ammunition Plant expansion
January 25, 2015
Questions remained this week about the planned $50 to $100 million modernization project.
25 years ago: Lawrence park receives name change
January 25, 2015
Lawrence’s Central Park was to undergo a name change this week as the city renamed it “Buford M. Watson Jr. Park.”
100 years ago: County fair board votes to continue event despite disappointing year
January 24, 2015
“The Fair last year was not as good as could have been asked on account of the rainy weather which prevailed through the four days of its duration.”
40 years ago: Ground to be cleared for new KU visual arts building
January 24, 2015
Wreckers were scheduled to begin removing the roof from KU’s old mechanical engineering building, just west of Broadcasting Hall, in preparation for the arts building construction.
25 years ago: City gives initial approval to noise ordinance
January 24, 2015
The ordinance, which would be in effect 24 hours a day, listed several exemptions.
100 years ago: KU defeats Nebraska in ‘rough game’ in Robinson Gym
January 23, 2015
“Nebraska seemed puzzled by the Jayhawker formations and in the greater part of the game was on the defensive….”
40 years ago: New federal law might cause more student arrests, KU police say
January 23, 2015
“It will become a complicated procedure and it might cause us to make more arrests to simplify it.”
25 years ago: Golf course supporters hoping for public vote
January 23, 2015
City commissioners had voted 3-2 in October against a proposal to build an 18-hole municipal golf course near Clinton Lake.

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