From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Dec. 7, 1986:
It had been nearly a year since 3-year-old Robert Cole Corbridge had been attacked by a pit bull terrier while playing at his grandmother's Eudora home. After multiple operations to cleanse and close the wounds with skin grafts and 300 stitches, Robert's recovery, according to his father, had been "really amazing." In the wake of the attack and the headlines it had generated, at least 46 towns in Kansas now had laws to control dogs. While some dog owners had defended certain breeds, the Douglas County Commission in March had passed a resolution prohibiting ownership of "vicious" dogs and requiring owners of dogs prone to such behavior to carry a minimum of $50,000 of insurance.