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Archive for Friday, November 30, 2012

40 years ago: Lawrence man loses home, cat in fire

November 30, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Nov. 30, 1972:

  • The search committee seeking a new athletics director for Kansas University met for the first time this week to discuss the approximately 30 candidates for the job. The committee also established guidelines to be used in the search as well as other organizational details. No deadline had been set for the search, but according to committee chair Henry Shenk, members wanted to complete the process as quickly as possible. However, he added that they "might have to take a little longer to find the right man.... If anyone knows of any top-notch people we'd be glad to hear about them."
  • A one-room house at 2132 1/2 Learnard had been destroyed by fire at about noon today. The dwelling, which was owned by Ila F. Rogers, had been the home of Tom Eversole, who was then manager of Rose Keyboard Studios. Damaged contents included a piano and other musical equipment, a stereo, and some clothing. Firefighters, who had brought the blaze under control in about five minutes, were theorizing that the cause had been bedding dragged from a bed to a nearby gas heater by Eversole's pet cat while Eversole was at work. The cat had died in the fire.

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