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Old Home Town - 25 years ago

September 20, 2007

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Four city commissioners said they had two top choices for a developer to work on a downtown redo, but Don Binns said he had not fully rejected a Texas firm that the other four apparently had ruled out. Officials had been interviewing three "finalists" for the downtown redevelopment effort.

Clark A. Ahlberg, 64, announced his retirement as president of Wichita State University as of the end of the 1982-83 school year. He had been the school's top administrator for 14 years.

Joan Golden, the next head of the Lawrence Memorial Hospital board of trustees, said a number of major challenges were facing LMH, among them deciding whether to spend nearly $1 million on a sophisticated MRI machine, competition from area hospitals for an apparently declining number of local patients, and developing and emphasizing services for healthy people as well as the sick to foster a wellness program.

R. Keith Lawton, 63, campus director of facilities planning for Kansas University, announced he planned to retire from that post, a key job he had held for 30 years.

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