Alison Mann

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Ninth Street Baptist prepares to celebrate 140th anniversary
November 30, 2002
Passers-by can catch earfuls of the soulful, contemporary gospel music spilling into nearby streets just outside of the Ninth Street Baptist Church on Sunday mornings. Inside, the sermon is delivered to a congregation overflowing into the aisles. The service is far from structured, and that’s the way it’s been for nearly 140 years.
Carnegie building not fit for shelter use, report says
November 26, 2002
The homeless may sleep under a bridge, out in the cold and in the elements of winter weather, but a city report released Monday suggests the vacated Carnegie Library building is not fit to serve as a temporary shelter.
Group seeks fitting future for building with proud past
Learning center, shelter suggested as uses
November 25, 2002
Downtown’s landmark Carnegie Library building may one day be a center for literacy and lifelong learning and named after Langston Hughes.
Brits visit historic homesite
Family traces roots to Lawrence abolitionist
November 14, 2002
Remnants of Dr. John Doy’s home have lain neglected, nearly forgotten, in northern Lawrence for nearly a century.
Pilot targets 3rd District incumbent
Kansas race seen as key for control of U.S. House
October 29, 2002
On Sept. 10, 2001, United Airlines pilot Adam Taff flew a Boeing 757 from Washington, D.C., to Los Angeles. The next day, an American Airlines plane on the same route was commandeered by terrorists and crashed into the Pentagon, killing all 64 on board.
Organizers revive Baldwin play
October 17, 2002
Watching this season’s first performance of “The Ballad of Black Jack,” Don Mueller made notes in the borders of his sheet music. It was part of an effort he’s making to ensure the story and music he wrote more than 30 years ago will outlive him.
Lawrence’s Windsor Medium finds something to Crow about
September 20, 2002
If hitting it big in the music business has much to do with being in the right place at the right time, then Windsor Medium is having its share of success. The Lawrence band’s next gig is playing for an audience of about 20,000 opening for pop-rock diva Sheryl Crow. The concert is Saturday at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, with Crow headlining the event and newcomer Michelle Branch performing in between.
Underground Railroad exhibit wins grant
September 16, 2002
A few local historians are hoping to map out the most western route of the Underground Railroad, with the help of a $20,470 grant from the National Park Service. And they’ll be asking for public and corporate help to get it done.
Suspect charged in rape attempt
Lawrence school aide also stands accused of drugging 3 women
August 31, 2002
A Lawrence school aide was charged Friday with drugging three women and then trying to rape one of them. A paraprofessional who has assisted with coaching in several sports, the 21-year-old man was arrested by Lawrence Police early Thursday after the women tested positive for a date-rape drug while at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
City official opposes boost in golf fees
June 27, 2002
By Alison Mann Oskaloosa resident Dan Ward is a frequent visitor to Lawrence’s Eagle Bend Golf Course. Fees are inexpensive, and the city-owned course is in great condition. But if the city agrees to a proposal that would charge residents from outside Douglas County higher greens fees, it could be enough to make Ward tee up regularly at some other area public course.

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