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100 years ago: Two girls held up by masked gunman while returning from picture show
December 10, 2014
“A masked man stepped out of the alley, drew a gun, and told the girls to go up the alley and not make a fuss.”
40 years ago: Renowned playwright likely to visit KU
December 10, 2014
“It’s about 95 per cent certain,” said Bryant Freeman, chair of the Department of French and Italian.
25 years ago: November 1990 set for second high school bond issue vote
December 10, 2014
Board members had decided nearly a year ago to go to voters with the $20 million to $25 million bond issue.
100 years ago: City water supply sufficient for normal use, official says
December 9, 2014
“‘Any stringency, however, would take us down very low and a big fire would be a hard matter to handle.’”
40 years ago: Search begins to replace KU coach Fambrough
December 9, 2014
Don Fambrough had resigned “reluctantly” on the morning of Dec. 3.
25 years ago: ‘Chicken Creek bridge’ nominated for national register
December 9, 2014
The 76-year-old stone bridge was in the southwest part of Douglas County.
100 years ago: City water pressure, quantity improved by new drilling
December 8, 2014
“‘It seems that the supply will be inexhaustible.’”
40 years ago: Neighborhood still fighting city’s choice for garage site
December 8, 2014
City officials had already begun negotiating for the property at Second and Indiana.
100 years ago: Prohibition on Thanksgiving Day football repealed
December 7, 2014
“The repeal of this rule, as asked by the coaches and manager, would be the first step toward returning the annual Missouri-Kansas game to Kansas City as in old days….”
40 years ago: Driver charged with multiple violations after seven-car accident on 23rd Street
December 7, 2014
The driver told police that he had not seen the other cars because the defroster on his car was not working.
100 years ago: Local men take interest in prospecting for oil
December 6, 2014
“It is their impression that there are rich deposits of oil accessible if the attempt is made to develop the resources.”
40 years ago: Four arrested after downtown shoplifting incidents
December 6, 2014
The related had reportedly occurred at J. C. Penney Inc., 830 Mass.; Weavers, 901 Mass.; and F. W. Woolworth Co., 911 Mass.
100 years ago: Parents didn’t see note left by missing son
December 5, 2014
“The note cleared up the mystery.”
40 years ago: Fears of fire in Hoch leads to banning of Vespers candles
December 5, 2014
Recent concerns about the flammability of the stage curtains and ceiling in Hoch Auditorium had led to the decision.
25 years ago: Inspection yields report of jail overcrowding
December 5, 2014
“The jail population level is getting out of control.”