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100 years ago: Trains discontinued in wake of torrential rainfall
May 28, 2015
“The rain yesterday was the heaviest that most of the old settlers here have ever seen.”
Opinion: Social conservatism is ‘us vs. them’
May 28, 2015
For all the decades of its existence, American social conservatism has been rooted in a premise simple enough to be fully expressed in just three words: Us versus them.
Editorial: Another look
Lawrence city commissioners should invest the time and effort needed to come up with the best possible plan for new police facilities.
May 28, 2015
Their lack of support for additional study of police facility needs seems to imply that the Lawrence police chief and three city commissioners are satisfied to pursue essentially the same police headquarters plan that local voters rejected last year.
Letter: Fitting tribute
May 28, 2015
Yesterday I watched a TV program about the evacuation of Saigon, followed by two Memorial Day concerts/tributes to our servicemen and women. As I watched and thought about all the sacrifices these people and their families have made for the good of our country, for all of us who live here, and for humanity worldwide, I wondered just what it would take for our elected representatives to put aside their egos and their partisan differences and come together to enact laws for the betterment of our country.
Letter: Assertion questioned
May 28, 2015
Jana Rea is opposed to the Justice Matters ministry recently announced in Lawrence. In her letter of disapproval and opposition she includes the following: “Liberty and socialism do not align. Neither does the gospel and social justice.” (Journal-World, May 23)
Letter: Failed experiment
May 28, 2015
The great supply side experiment in Kansas has derailed. Rather than admitting the reality, the experimenters are doubling down by raising all sorts of taxes (albeit different ones) and borrowing heavily from our children to replenish the needed state revenue lost to that experiment.  
Style Scout: Sam Allen
May 28, 2015
Tell us a secret: I can juggle three flaming torches.
City to host reception, tour for outdoor sculpture exhibition
May 28, 2015
The 27th Annual Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition will kick off Friday with an opening reception and tour starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.
Style Scout: Jennifer Connelly
May 28, 2015
Fashion trends you dislike: Those MC Hammer pants and saggy clothing.