Archive for Friday, June 20, 2008

Old Home Town - 25 years ago

June 20, 2008


The latest unemployment figures for Lawrence and Douglas County proved not to be as bad as projected several days earlier, even though the figure had pushed to 5 percent after long holding under 4 percent. Lawrence and Kansas were faring far better than most.

Kansas University had received more than $1 million from the National Direct Student Loan, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant and work-study programs.

Mayor David Longhurst said he was "inclined not to be in favor" of setting up a trust fund through Kansas Public Service to help pay natural gas bills for the needy, as recommended by a citizen task force. He saw the plan as a re-do of the once-proposed Lifeline project due to accomplish the same thing, and said the new plan did not appear practical.


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