Archive for Saturday, February 5, 2011

25 years ago: County residents speak up for Valleyview nursing home

February 5, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Feb. 5, 1986:

  • Deep cuts in the Department of Education budget by the Reagan administration were threatening to end federal assistance for 1 million college students. Kansas University’s director of financial aid said that his office was going to have to wait to determine where specific cuts would be made in financial packages.
  • After leaving a 3 1/2-hour city commission meeting, Commissioner Howard Hill walked to the city parking lot to find that all four new tires on his car had been slashed. Hill said it was the second time in a month that all four tires on his car were slashed. The first time had occurred while the car was parked in his driveway.
  • Representatives from the Valleyview Care Home steering committee were addressed by two concerned citizens during the public comments portion of a recent committee meeting. Dolores Palmer, a registered nurse at Valleyview, said that she was proud of the home’s role in caring for senior citizens, but that further cuts would make it difficult to maintain present levels of care.

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