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25 years ago: Two potential Turnpike exchange sites studied

October 3, 2010

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Local officials had received a study of two potential sites for a Kansas Turnpike interchange, but the report said that neither location had the revenue potential to pay off construction costs. The report did say that both sites would attract about the same amount of traffic and revenue. The first of several public hearings on the issue was scheduled for November, and county residents were strongly urged to attend and share their views.

An unusually rainy construction season had delayed the completion of the new terminal at the Lawrence airport, but the 4,500-square-foot building was now expected to be completed by the end of October.

Fans of actor Rock Hudson were mourning his recent death while praising his courage in being one of the first public figures to acknowledge that he had AIDS. As of that time, according to the National Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, there had been 13,611 cases of AIDS which had resulted in 6,944 deaths so far.

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Sarah St. John 4 years, 2 months ago

"As of that time, according to the National Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, there had been 13,611 cases of AIDS which had resulted in 6,944 deaths so far."

That's just 25 years ago. And although the original article did not specify, I'm assuming from the context (as I remember it) that it referred to U.S. and not international numbers.

Here are some more recent numbers from the CDC:

"In 2008, the estimated number of persons diagnosed with AIDS in the United States and dependent areas was 37,991.

"The cumulative estimated number of AIDS diagnoses through 2008 in the United States and dependent areas was 1,106,391.

"In 2007, the estimated number of deaths of persons with an AIDS diagnosis in the United States and dependent areas was 18,089. In the 50 states and the District of Columbia, this included 17,613 adults and adolescents, and 6 children under age 13 years.

"The cumulative estimated number of deaths of persons with an AIDS diagnosis in the United States and dependent areas, through 2007, was 597,499. In the 50 states and the District of Columbia, this included 571,453 adults and adolescents, and 4,931 children under age 13 years."

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/surveillance/basic.htm

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