From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Nov. 2, 1987:
- At its annual meeting, the group Kansans for Improvement of Nursing Homes had attracted 150 people with a wide range of opinions. Both supporters and opponents of the organization's founder Petey Cerf were in attendance, including at least 15 people from the nursing home industry. "Things do take a long time. We have been around since 1975, so we are at least 12 years closer to improving nursing homes," Mrs. Cerf told the audience at the Ramada Inn in downtown Topeka.
- Bernice Todd, vice-chair of the Douglas County Republican Party, had been honored this past weekend at the Kansas Republican Party's state convention in Topeka. The Lawrence woman had been named "Republican Volunteer of the Year" for her contributions and was presented with a plaque by Gov. Mike Hayden. "It was really a pleasant surprise," Todd said. "They announced it and I about fell over." Last year, Todd had logged 2,217 hours of volunteer work for the party.