Archive for Tuesday, November 6, 2012

25 years ago: Custodians report possible biohazard at KU building

November 6, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Nov. 6, 1987:

  • "Better safe than sorry" was the watchword at Kansas University this morning when Lawrence firefighters responded to a "hazardous waste incident" at Haworth Hall. Janitors had discovered a bag in a trash can on the eighth floor of Haworth, home to the KU Department of Microbiology. The bag was marked "biohazardous material." Three fire trucks had responded to the scene, but it was discovered later that the bag was empty. In spite of the outcome, KU officials praised those involved. "That was an appropriate response for them (the janitors) because they were not supposed to find a bag marked biohazardous material in the trash can," said Robin Eversole, director of University Relations at KU.
  • The Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen, or LINK, announced today that they were once again planning to serve free Thanksgiving dinners this year. The meals were to be served from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 26 at the First Christian Church, 10th and Kentucky. "This dinner is donated, prepared and served by volunteers from all over the city for people who are less fortunate," said Jane Kleinberg, a member of the LINK steering committee. "We expect to serve 200 to 250 guests."

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