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25 years ago: High-level DC officials consider case of evicted Lawrence man

July 18, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for July 18, 1987:

  • The case of Michael Fargo had gone all the way to the White House. The dilemma of the 39-year-old man, who was facing eviction from his subsidized apartment in Lawrence for having used the space for freelance computer work, was under discussion at White House meetings this week. Robert Woodson, president of the National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise and a presidential appointee to the Board of Advisors on Private Sector Initiatives, had met with an assistant to the President yesterday morning. Although he was sworn to secrecy, Woodson said that he was "very, very encouraged" by the meeting.
  • Leaders of the Oread Neighborhood Association were asking the city to rezone the 900 blocks of Mississippi, Indiana, and Louisiana and the 900 and 1000 blocks of Ohio and Tennessee to RM-1 (multiple-family residential). Much of the area was currently zoned RD (residential dormitory) and RO-1 and RO-2 (residential offices).

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