Scott Schudy

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A history of segregation
City no different from others in discrimination
January 14, 2007
One flight up from a bronze plaque recalling the location of an 1850s abolitionist newspaper and not far from a plaque marking where John Brown once spoke, Eloise Caldwell taps once on a polished brass railing above a no-smoking sign in Liberty Hall.
Local ACLU optimistic about D.C. shake-up
Group hopeful that Democratic majority will lead to revamping of privacy-rights laws
January 8, 2007
The Democrat-controlled House and Senate that rolled into action Thursday has local members of the American Civil Liberties Union hoping for a revamping of some civil liberties laws.
Impersonator to perform at birthday party fit for a king
January 5, 2007
In a collar the size of cherubim wings and a jumpsuit with enough shiny metal studs to attract wise men from every direction, Elvis impersonator Tony Aversa pays homage to the King. The king of rock ‘n’ roll, that is.
Have a seat: Iconic theater replacing balcony chairs
December 31, 2006
Progress of sorts is about to fill up classic Liberty Hall. Workers Friday were removing 400 decades-old balcony seats to make way for newer ones.
Baby-sitting a careful commodity
Services help parents find reliable help to watch the kids when they’re away
December 29, 2006
Pat and John Clark were all dressed up and ready to head out the door for a New Year’s Eve dinner when the baby sitter called to cancel. “I felt let down and disappointed,” said the 46-year-old former nurse and mother of a 7- and 9-year-old. “It’s a necessity to have some social time together without kids.”
A new mane event
Unique soccer games harness horsepower
December 26, 2006
Christina Lyon, a lifelong cutting horse rider, laughed as she handed over a magazine article about horses playing soccer.
Road rage accelerates for holidays
December 24, 2006
Neither pear-tree partridges nor roasted duck are the type of holiday bird drivers sometimes serve up this time of year.
Panelists give qualified nod to McCain in ‘08
December 9, 2006
Jill Zuckman was the first to fire off a groan over early forecasting about the 2008 presidential contest.
Holiday donations still being sought
December 9, 2006
Lawrence charities and organizations are still making up their holiday wish lists as they get ready to fulfill their clients’ needs.
Legislation would prevent horses from being killed and sold for meat
December 8, 2006
The United States exports more than $26 million worth of horse meat to Europe and Asia, some of it from Kansas. Yet the industry has seen its numbers dwindle from around 300,000 horse slaughters a decade ago to between 65,000 and 95,000 this year.

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