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25 years ago: Former CIA director speaks at KU

April 26, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for April 26, 1988:

  • Stansfield Turner, who had served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency during the Carter administration, spoke at Kansas University this week as part of the J.A. Vickers Sr. Memorial Lecture Series. Turner told the Woodruff Auditorium crowd of about 200 that the best way to fight terrorism was to track down the bombers, hijackers, and kidnappers and throw them in jail. He added, however, that there was "no single, simple strategy" for fighting the growing threat, but that people "must make use of very different gambits tailored to each situation."
  • In the spirit of glasnost, about 165 people, both Americans and Soviets, attended an Elbe Day banquet at the Eldridge Hotel in Lawrence. Elbe Day celebrated the anniversary of the linkup of U.S. and Soviet troops at the Elbe River in Germany, signaling the impending end of World War II.
  • As part of a promotion for the latest Kansas Lottery instant win game, state lottery director Larry Montgomery stepped off a plane in Lawrence today carrying a battered suitcase filled with 10,000 $1 bills. The suitcase and its freight were to be given next week to one of 14 Kansans to be picked in local drawings . The theme of the state's fourth lottery was to be "Kansas Treasures," Montgomery said, with the intention being the promotion of economic development benefits of tourism in Kansas.

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