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25 years ago: Safety of eating river fish still undecided

August 27, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Aug. 27, 1986:

  • City Commissioner Ernest Angino said that more answers were needed before a decision could be made on the safety of Kansas River fish. Angino, who also sat on a state river basin advisory committee, said that although the data received on chlordane levels in fish samples was helpful, it raised “as many questions as answers.”
  • Plans were on schedule for a meat-processing plant near Oskaloosa. Kansas Corrections Industries planned to use a workforce of 24 inmates, who would be transferred from the state penitentiary to the facility and back each day. The former Shomin Meat Processing Plant had been purchased for $175,000 with “state idle funds” borrowed from the Pooled Money Investment Board, to be repaid with interest over 10 years.
  • Kansas lieutenant governor Tom Docking, the Democratic nominee for governor, was scheduled to square off in a debate against Mike Hayden, his Republican opponent, on Sept. 6 at the Kansas State Fair.
  • Dave St. Cyr had been named the executive director of the Lawrence Indian Center, 1920 Moodie Rd. St. Cyr, a member of the Winnebago tribe, was to replace Charlene Flood-Kelley, who was leaving for Spain for a year’s work on her master’s degree.

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