Archive for Friday, May 27, 2011

25 years ago: Lawrence area enjoys beautiful weather for holiday weekend

May 27, 2011


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 27, 1986:

  • With 28 American flags lining Massachusetts Street between Seventh and 11th and beautiful spring weather greeting holiday picnickers, Memorial Day weekend went off without a hitch this year. The consistent warnings of rain from the weather forecasters failed to pan out, and Lawrence recorded no precipitation over the three days, with temperatures ranging from the low 50s at night to the mid- to high 70s during the day.
  • U.S. Rep. Jim Slattery, D-Kan., agreed to revise his bill on autonomy for Haskell Indian Junior College. After having met with concerned parties, Slattery was planning to re-word some portions of the bill. Several Haskell students, faculty members, and others were worried that the bill paved the way for an alteration in Haskell’s identity as an Indian school.
  • An advertisement for computer supplies at a local store offered a box of 10 computer “diskettes,” the 5.25” size, for $16.99, with a hand-held calculator included. Computer users could also purchase printer paper (the perforated kind with the holes on the sides) for 15 percent off.


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