From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Oct. 18, 1986:
- Lawrence police were reporting that a female clerk at the Kwik Shop convenience store, 3440 W. Sixth, had been kidnapped and raped by an armed man who had also robbed the store. After demanding all the cash in the register drawer, the man had forced the woman at gunpoint into his car and had driven out into the country, where he had raped her. The woman had been left about half a mile outside the city limits. After starting to walk back to Lawrence, she had encountered a female jogger who had helped her reach a nearby house, whose residents immediately called the police.
- Douglas County Clerk Patty Jaimes reported this morning that there were 38,119 county residents registered to vote in the Nov. 4 statewide general election. Of those currently registered, 13,775 were members of the Republican Party, 9,321 were Democrats, and 15,023 were registered as unaffiliated.