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25 years ago: Local pizza shop owners object to resale of slices at KU camp

July 11, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for July 11, 1986:

Larry and Susan Friedland, owners of Checkers Pizza, were protesting the resale of their pizza to participants at Kansas University’s cheerleading camps. Checkers had given a reduced price to the camp directors because of the volume of the order, but the camps had then resold the pizzas to the campers at a higher price. Pizzas for which the camp directors had paid $2.50 and $5.00 were sold to the junior and senior high-school students for $4.00 and $8.00, respectively. KU camp director Elaine Brady defended their actions, saying that most of the profits from re-selling the pizzas had gone to the Williams Fund for scholarships. However, Brady admitted that an unspecified “small percentage” had been given to her son and his girlfriend for helping out at the camp. After refusing a check for $200, the amount made from the re-sale, the Friedlands said that they wanted the money to be donated to the cheerleading squad at Lawrence Central Junior High School.

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