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25 years ago: KU traffic booths a safety hazard?

August 23, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Aug. 23, 1987:

  • Most local drivers thought of the Kansas University traffic booths as simply a place to check in when entering campus, but for the workers who spent their days in them, the booths were a possible health hazard. The panels on the booths were made from transite, an asbestos-cement mixture, and workers were concerned about the possibility of airborne particles. "We have frays and cracks all over these buildings," said one worker. "I mean they're 26 years old.... When the wind blows you have it all over you," she added, referring to the dust that workers had observed. While denying that the booths constituted a health hazard, university officials were planning to replace the panels this fall with ones made of styrofoam and metal.
  • After about seven years of waiting, the congregation of the First Baptist Church, 1330 Kasold, was to be rewarded for their patience as stained-glass windows were finally being installed in the church this week. The windows, designed by Dennis Maygers of Creative Art Glass Inc., 803 1/2 Mass., were designed to look like flowing water and carried an inscription reading "If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation."

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