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40 years ago: KU prof bets his whiskers on basketball winning streak

March 28, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for March 28, 1971:

  • Bill Conboy, a Kansas University professor, had announced earlier that he wouldn't shave until the KU basketball team's winning streak was broken. Unfortunately for Jayhawk fans, the UCLA Bruins had put an end to the 21-game streak recently in Houston, but Conboy was still sporting his whiskers, according to his family. It was not known when he would apply the razor.
  • KU pharmacy students were touring Lawrence grade schools performing in a skit featuring "Poison Pete," portrayed by Doug Flora of Garden City, and Safety Sam, otherwise known as Mitch Hoffman of Parsons. The skits, narrated by Jim Coast of Cimarron, stressed the dangers of common household poisons.
  • Water pollution was the main theme at the 1971 Douglas County Science Fair. Both of the top entries described effects of water pollution and algae on Kansas water quality.

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