From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Jan. 2, 1986:
- More than 22 hours into the new year, Lawrence’s first baby arrived at Lawrence Memorial Hospital - a boy, weighing in at 6 pounds 12 ounces. As the first baby of 1986, he was to received gifts from 18 local merchants. Another gift was headed his way in the very near future - a new family. His mother, a single 20-year-old with another child at home, had made the decision to place her child with adoptive parents in another county. “I feel they can give him a real good home.... So it’s probably best,” said the mother.
- Lawrence police were investigating six burglaries that had taken place in downtown Lawrence in the late hours of Dec. 31 and the early hours of the new year. Among the business affected were Round Corner Drug at 801 Mass., The Casbah at 803 Mass., Litwin’s department store at 830 Mass., and the Harvest Restaurant at 745 N.H., where $770 in cash had been taken. Workers at City Hall had also discovered a broken window and a damaged safe, but nothing had been reported missing.