From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Jan. 23, 1986:
- The Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission voted 7-2 to recommend that the Lawrence City Commission deny the Jayhawk Cafe’s request for a zoning change. The tavern had requested a change from residential to commercial, but the commission’s action would leave the business as a legal, non-conforming use on residentially-zoned land. Residents of the Oread neighborhood had attended the planning meeting, protesting the proposal and saying that in the past few decades, the area had changed from a peaceful single-family neighborhood to a high-density area of student apartments.
- Opponents of a state lottery had spoken up at a House committee meeting in Topeka, asking legislators not to approve an proposed constitutional amendment which would lift the ban on gambling.