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100 years ago: Voter turnout today expected to break records
April 7, 2014
“The city is changing over from the old mayor and council system of government to the new commission form.”
40 years ago: KU’s Erotic Film Festival faces second cancellation
April 7, 2014
“If the film was confiscated, a court battle involving the Kansas Union would ensue.”
25 years ago: Oldest living Haskell graduate honored today
April 7, 2014
Lenora Bourdon had attended Haskell twice between 1910 and 1914.
100 years ago: Funds sought for publication of letters of Quantrill’s Raid survivors
April 6, 2014
“The true story of the raid has never been told in print.”
40 years ago: Rolling through hoops of fire: KU student plans another performance art piece
April 6, 2014
At noon on April 26, he was planning to climb inside a plexiglass sphere and then be shot down 150 feet of raining toward Potter Lake.
25 years ago: Upgraded 911 system to result in far-flung street grid
April 6, 2014
Did the future of Lawrence include a 262nd Street?
100 years ago: Plan suggested for reorganization of Lawrence schools
April 5, 2014
“This plan places the present 7th and 8th grades into the high school and forms what is called the six year high school.”
40 years ago: Haskell building projects stalled in design stage
April 5, 2014
Construction of the two facilities was expected to take two years.
25 years ago: Repairman rescues baby hamster from pay phone
April 5, 2014
The Southwestern Bell employee had answered a service call for “an unusual case of trouble.”
100 years ago: Election nears for first city commission
April 4, 2014
“Candidates for offices under the new form of government are closing up their campaigns with such activity as has been lacking previously.”
40 years ago: 18-hour tornado outbreak affects eastern half of U.S.
April 4, 2014
Weather forecasters in Kansas City compared the tornado outbreak to a “fast-moving shotgun blast.”
25 years ago: Neighborhood residents purchase tract to prevent development
April 4, 2014
The group had formed a corporation called Save Our Swamp Inc. and had made an offer to the developer.
100 years ago: Annual city-wide Clean-Up Day set for April 17
April 3, 2014
“This has come to be an annual occasion in Lawrence participated in by all the citizens.”
40 years ago: Commission gavel passes to new mayor
April 3, 2014
Commissioner Barkley Clark, front-runner in the 1974 city election, was chosen vice mayor.
25 years ago: Northern crawfish frogs transplanted to Baker Wetlands
April 3, 2014
The frogs, all males, were the first known to be living in the wetlands in more than 10 years.