Archive for Saturday, September 22, 2012

25 years ago: Unleashed dogs preventing mail delivery in east Lawrence

September 22, 2012


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Sept. 22, 1987:

  • A Journal-World article this week described how, in the 10-year debate over a downtown mall, developers had been burned much more than Lawrence taxpayers. In the past decade, three mall proposals had come and gone, and developers had spent about $1 million on engineers, consultants, and other expenses. The city reported spending about $60,000 on downtown mall studies, not including staff time.
  • Lawrence Postmaster William Reynolds confirmed that mail delivery had been suspended in the area of the 1200 block of New Jersey Street because of dogs running loose. A mail carrier on that route had reported being chased by dogs and having to use his spray dog repellant nearly ever day. A resident of the area had sent a letter to the Journal-World complaining of "the lack of animal control in your city," saying it had reached "such a deplorable state that the post office stopped delivering mail ... because of a doberman pinscher (among others) ... allowed to run loose on this street."


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