Archive for Sunday, July 11, 2010

40 years ago: Senior housing site chosen

July 11, 2010


Seven lots at the corner of 17th and Massachusetts had been chosen for the construction of a housing project designed specifically for senior citizens. The building was expected to cost $2 million and would contain 120 units, meeting rooms, management space and a clinic. The housing authority was already making plans with the adjacent Dillons store to provide a walkway between the housing project and the store.

A 26-year-old Lawrence man was treated and released at Lawrence Memorial Hospital after he was shot in an incident at the Green Gable Cafe, 516 E. Eighth. The man refused to name his assailant, telling police he would “take care of the matter himself.”

The Lawrence Human Relations Commission, as part of a detailed study on racial turmoil at Lawrence High School, was preparing to take a survey of racial attitudes at the school.

Two men who had been arrested in April for curfew violations (see OHT for July 2, 1970) were granted paroles from the balance of their one-year sentences. Each had pleaded guilty on July 2 and had been held in county jail since then.


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