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On the street: What are your plans for the Fourth of July?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on July 4, 2016

Martin Miller, attorney, Topeka

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“I’ve got a party to go to, and I’ll probably shoot off some fireworks during the day. And I’ll watch the display at the river.”

Jackson Dooley, eighth-grader, Lawrence

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“(Playing) youth baseball — the state tournament.”

Valerie Hird, receptionist, Lawrence

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“I have to work, but I might go to a potluck lunch.”

Jeff Feist, safety officer, Junction City

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“We’ll just be kind of traveling. We started out in Topeka, doing some of the museums, and we came out to Lawrence for a day.”


Bob Smith

I'll see how many of my Constitutional rights I can exercise today.

1 year, 11 months ago


Bill McGovern

I'm going to eat as many hot dogs and hamburgers as I can, maybe some potato salad as well. Then I'm going to sing the national anthem as fireworks explode over the porta John that I will undoubtedly end up in.

1 year, 11 months ago


Dorothy Hoyt-Reed

I woke up this morning to the sound of the NPR staff reading the Declaration of Independence. Good way to start today's celebration. I am going to enjoy hot dogs, spend time with family and friends, and hopefully sit next to some young one who is ooing and awing over the fireworks, because I still do that after all these years, and I love to see the young kids reactions to their first display. It makes me feel young again.

And a big thanks to the Lawrence Jaycees for their display!!!

1 year, 11 months ago


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