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25 years ago: Health officials debate city’s AIDS resources

April 10, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for April 10, 1988:

  • In a meeting designed to consider how well the community could respond to the needs of AIDS patients, representatives of 19 social service agencies said that there had not yet been enough cases here to judge the adequacy of the services. "We don't know how to prepare because we don't know what to expect in the next year or two or three," said Ron Henry, director of Douglas County Hospice. When asked "what is the scope of the AIDS problem in Lawrence now?" a health officer responded that that Kansas Department of Health and Environment listed less than 10 cases diagnosed here. However, there were no figures on how many people with AIDS had moved into the area from elsewhere and were therefore not included in the count.
  • The search for an elderly man who had been missing since early May of the previous year was perhaps at an end today after a the discovery of a body near Clinton Lake. A hiker in a densely wooded area on the west side of the lake had found the remains and had contacted sheriff's officers, who said that the clothing and personal items on the body matched those of the 72-year-old man who had walked away from his daughter's Lawrence home in early May 1987.

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