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25 years ago: City votes to not help fund study of possible Lecompton Interchange

February 13, 2010

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The city commission decided against helping the chamber of commerce fund a study of options for a Kansas Turnpike interchange west of Lawrence near Lecompton. The cost would be $15,000 and it appeared Douglas County would go ahead on its own.

James C. Moeser announced he was resigning as dean of the Kansas University School of Fine Arts but, at the request of KU administrators, would continue as dean until July 1 of 1986. A noted organist, the 45-year-old Moeser planned to return to full-time teaching at KU, where he held the Althaus Distinguished Profesorship in Organ.

A Las Vegas firm that was a key link in a culture-growing operation being investigated by the Kansas attorney general was ordered to halt operations. The Vegas firm, Activator supply Co. Inc., was a sister company to Culture Farms of Lawrence, which said it would purchase bacterial cutlures from investor-growers for eventual use in manufacture of cosmetics. Local Culture Farms officials did not return phone calls from the Journal-World.

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