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Joe’s Bakery employee known for hard work
Longtime staffer dies at age 66
March 1, 2005
Ralph Smith says he remembers crying from embarrassment when his father’s bakery employee Dorothy Nadine Armstrong kissed him when he was 5 or 6 years old.
Journal-World Academic All-Stars include musicians, athletes, editor
February 27, 2005
After reading through 28 high school superstars’ nominations, Rand Ziegler made his 15-year-old son read some of them.
School boundary changes up for discussion tonight
February 14, 2005
A controversial proposal will come before the Lawrence school board tonight. The board faces scenarios that would move more than 40 students out of Hillcrest School next fall to reduce crowding.
Educators warn 100 percent goal for No Child Left Behind unlikely
February 14, 2005
In nine years, 100 percent of public school children in the U.S. grades three through eight should be proficient in math and reading, according to the U.S. Department of Education.
Author shares African experiences with Lawrence’s fifth-grade classes
February 11, 2005
Jane Kurtz spent most of her childhood in Ethiopia, and those years in east Africa left her with a wellspring of ideas for her books.
LHS play draws protest from pastor
February 9, 2005
When students at Lawrence High School stage the play “The Laramie Project” this week, they say they’ll be exploring themes of hate and intolerance, not promoting a homosexual lifestyle.
Virtual school recruiting students from across state
Open houses planned in several cities in four-month tour of Kansas
February 7, 2005
With an eye toward educating home-school students wherever they’re found, Lawrence Virtual School officials have begun a statewide recruiting drive.
Library a big improvement for city’s smaller readers
February 5, 2005
Looking at the colorful chairs and tables and more than 5,000 new books, Stacey Van Houten said the new library at East Heights Early Childhood Family Center finally had what it needed.
Schools pass hats for tsunami victims
Students, staff raise money for disaster relief
February 5, 2005
Weeks after tsunami waves devastated southern Asia, Lawrence school children continue to pitch in their birthday money and raid piggy banks to help out.
A lesson in black history
Performer offers students different viewpoint of Lewis and Clark’s expedition
February 4, 2005
Lemuel Sheppard doesn’t just tell people about history. He lives it for them. “When we think about history, we think about dead guys,” Sheppard said Thursday. “I really like bringing people back to life. “

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