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Archive for Tuesday, April 10, 2012

40 years ago: Signs of spring on campus: KU fountain starts up again

April 10, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for April 10, 1972:

  • Having had its annual checkup, the Chi Omega fountain at West Campus Drive and Jayhawk Boulevard was put into action this morning. Marshall VanLiew, a Kansas University plumber who had given the fountain a once-over after starting it up for spring, said that KU had to drain and clean it frequently because dye or soap was often thrown in.
  • In Topeka, Atty. Gen. Vern Miller said that he hoped to eventually go to the Supreme Court over the issue of cockfighting in Kansas. Although it was not specifically outlawed under state statutes, Miller said he believed it was illegal under animal-cruelty laws. Miller had recently led a raid on a cockfighting operation near Ottawa, resulting in the arrests of 17 persons on gambling charges.

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