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Archive for Tuesday, February 1, 2011

40 years ago: Workshop on police-community relations in Lawrence

February 1, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Feb. 1, 1971:

  • The U.S. government’s first annual report on marijuana research was ready to be presented to Congress, but insiders said that the question of the drug’s potential harmfulness still remained unanswered. The evidence indicated that marijuana could be “dangerous for some people,” but accurate data on the extent and nature of the hazards was not yet present.
  • In Topeka, hearings were expected to begin this week on a committee proposal to allow the serving of alcohol in Kansas restaurants.
  • A recent Lawrence police-community relations workshop had been deemed a success by participants. Those present at the meeting, first of 10 planned by the Menninger Foundation of Topeka, said that everyone had been “level-headed” with “good rapport.”
  • A display ad announced the grand opening of Vista, located at 1527 W. Sixth Street. During the two days of specials, hungry Lawrence residents could buy a Vistaburger Basket for 75 cents and a malt or a shake for 20 cents.

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