Archive for Friday, June 30, 2006

Old Home Town - 25 years ago

June 30, 2006

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Kansas University faculty strongly backed the Kansas Board of Regents' intent to ask for 13 percent salary and wage increases. KU, in fact, had asked for a 17 percent boost to overcome inflation and cost-of-living gaps. But the regents said 13 percent was as high as they would go. Gov. John Carlin said both would fall short of their goals, even though he wanted to "do the very best we can for higher education."

Bob Davis, 37, local school board member, officially vacated his spot to take a job in Liberty, Mo. He had said earlier he would resign. He had been elected to a four-year term in the most recent election. Officials were working to replace him. There still was uncertainty about what procedures should be followed.

Since the June 19 tornado here, when a local mobile home park was badly damaged, there had been great emphasis on mobile home tiedowns and park storm shelters. Officials were trying to formulate a fair, effective and workable set of regulations.

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