The budget committee of Lawrence United Fund voted to drop the Ballard Community Center from its rolls. Ballard leaders had decided to retain the controversial Leonard Harrison as director even though he had been sentenced to 10-21 years in prison for armed robbery. The issue still had to be dealt with by the full UF board. The budget committee could be overruled by the 33-member board. Harrison had succeeded Bill Simons as director after Simons resigned.
40 years ago: Ballard center dropped from United Fund rolls
June 17, 2009