From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Jan. 15, 1986:
- Corporate executives at Capital Cities - ABC Inc., a New York-based company that owned both the Kansas City Star and the Kansas City Times, had decided against their plan of using trained dogs to search for illicit drugs in the newspaper offices. The plan, originally part of a new crackdown on drugs, was canceled after about 50 employees had signed a petition against having the dog patrols in the workplace.
- Lawrence School Supt. Dan Neuenswander said that Gov. John Carlin’s proposed “bare-bones” budget would be “disastrous” to the state’s public education system. Carlin’s approach decreased budget increases for some schools, providing less funding for special education, transportation, and vocational education.
- Gasoline prices at local service stations were dropping. Some pumps showed prices for less than a dollar per gallon for what was then known as “regular” gasoline.