From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Dec. 28, 1985:
The Associated Press having revealed its top-ten list of news stories for 1985, the Journal-World followed suit with a list of top local stories. The list included the Culture Farms Inc. scam; the appointment of Deanell Tacha to the federal appeals court; the June unveiling of plans for a 13.5-mile bypass south and west of Lawrence; the election of a more “growth-oriented” city commission; anti-apartheid protests at Kansas University; the battle between Big Bob’s Used Carpets and the city over the store’s paint job (or was it a sign?); the rainfall records broken in August and September; the departure of KU football coach Mike Gottfried and the naming of Bob Valesente as the new coach; the ongoing saga of the proposed shopping mall in downtown Lawrence; and a long-term reorganization plan for U.S.D. 497.