Voter registration in Douglas County hit an all-time high of 38,799, County Clerk Patty Jaimes reported. The breakdown included 16,166 unaffiliated voters, 14,028 Republicans, 9,865 Democrats, 22 Libertarians.
An 18-year-old Kansas University freshman trying to flag down a passing motorist to help him with his disabled vehicle was struck and killed on the Kansas Turnpike. He was Montague J. Brentlinger, a pledge of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.
Six Lawrence High students were candidates for the title of 1984 homecoming queen. They were Rhonda Daniels, Tracy Sarna, Jenny Huntsinger, Laurie Lester, Debbie Carlson and Piper Eller.