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100 years ago: Lawrence teen builds wireless set, catches message 'flashing through the air'

"'Topeka High School, Topeka, Kansas, March 4, 1914. Supt F. P. Smith, Lawrence, Kansas: ..."

So began text messaging in KS high schools. Oh, what have we wrought!

A quick search revealed Harry went on the KU Engineering School and the US Army Signal Corps.

March 6, 2014 at 9:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Cooperative effort

"Just Food is part of the Harvesters Community Food Network in Kansas City, Mo., which allows it to purchase both perishable and nonperishable food items at reduced costs. "

My understanding was that the Just Foods relationship with Harvesters had been 'mutually' terminated. How about a little investigative journalism instead of puff pieces.

January 2, 2013 at 9:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

100 years ago: Baldwin residents to spend holiday laboring on road

"the sprinklers used on Massachusetts street "

Should I assume these are for moistening the dirt roadway thus suppressing dust?

September 2, 2012 at 11:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

100 years ago: Farmers look forward to bumper crops this season

So my prior comment about the nickels for the June 15 story a few days ago was wrong. They were 'nickel' theaters?

June 18, 2012 at 8:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

100 years ago: Ceiling caves in at Mass Street store

Do I gather correctly that the 'nickels' were cheap little cabs or jutneys operating in town charging a nickel for a ride?

June 18, 2012 at 8:12 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

100 years ago: KU seismograph records quake in Asia

Earthquake was likely the Burma (Myanmar) magnitude 8 event. Pretty severe.
http://earthquakes.findthedata.org/l/...

May 23, 2012 at 1:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

100 years ago: KU Glee Club leaves on western tour

Sarah: Do I take it you are viewing these (100 year) old papers on microfilm? Are those available for review by the general public? At the LJW offices? At the library?

February 15, 2012 at 8:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )