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Archive for Monday, May 17, 2010

25 years ago: KU preparing for commencement

May 17, 2010

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Kansas University workers were putting final touches on preparations for KU’s 113th Commencement, which was scheduled for Sunday. The Kansas Union had stocked up on chicken, steaks, and ribs for 4,300 people, the bunting-draped platforms in Memorial Stadium were prepared, the ushers were trained, and the grounds workers had been making the campus look fresh and pretty for the event.

The city of Lawrence made a second wage offer to the local firefighters union, but both sides were still far apart on several wage and benefit issues.

Four Lawrence residents had recently returned from a “Medical, Dental and Windmill Mission” to Haiti. Drs. Paul and Charles Kincaid, both dentists, made the trip with Glen Paden, and engineer, Brad West, a nurse, and eleven others. In spite of several items getting lost when going through customs, the group reported several successes. In addition to medical and dental work, the group is planning to build a windmill to assist in water purification.

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