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July 22, 2000

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IN 1975

With account books for fiscal 1975 nearly closed, the past spring's controversial hiring freeze at the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas city appeared justified by the bottom line. The near-final budget figures showed a surplus of just $15,000 in KUMC accounts, according to Dan Duffin, director of medical center accounting, who said, "That's calling it pretty close."

The implementation of Title IX regulations still left questions unanswered but, according to Bonnie Ritter Patton, Kansas University affirmative action officer, it still pointed the way to equal accommodations for both sexes in higher education, with high-profile emphasis on athletic parity.

IN 1960

The third annual reunion of the American Antique Steam Engine and Model Assn. included a demonatration of threshing equipment on the farm of H.C. Watson near McLouth.

IN 1900

On July 22, 1900, the Lawrence World commented: "A gentleman from Paola was recently in conversation with a Lawrence man and when asked about business in Paola he said that it was not as good as it should be. Paola was a good town and business ought to be good, but the fact was that the whiskey element was in charge of the town's affairs and the result was that the better class of people did not care to make their homes there. The Lawrence man remembered the statements made in Lawrence by men who firmly believe that this city would be better with licensed joints, and thought there were two sides to a question. Paola is kicking on the result of a system that some men believe would be better for Lawrence."

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