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25 years ago: United Way in search of bigger office space

February 19, 2013


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Feb. 19, 1988:

  • As a result of growth during the previous five years, the United Way agency said this week that it had outgrown its second-story offices at 700 Massachusetts Street. Agency director Barb Smith said that several factors would be kept in mind during the search for a new location. "To address the space shortage, the new facility will need to be at least a 600 square foot area. In addition, handicapped accessibility and visibility will be key considerations. Larger properties will also be considered as the agency anticipates sharing a building with United Way agencies, if possible," Smith said. She added that the United Way had held several meetings on the topic of sharing facilities and equipment with other agencies, and several of the 24 agencies receiving United Way funds had expressed an interest in shared facilities.
  • A Kansas University official today told a group of concerned citizens that a planned visit to Lawrence and appearance on a KJHK radio program by KKK members had been canceled. KU Executive Vice Chancellor Judith Ramaley said that the journalism faculty would use "alternative means" to complete the teaching of ways for journalists to "report upon and expose extremism."


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