From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Dec. 4, 1988:
- U.S. Rep. Jim Slattery, D-Kan., met with reporters for a short time on the steps of Hall-Kimbrell's corporate offices in Lawrence to share his thoughts on social service agencies. Volunteer efforts such as the United Way must play an increasing role in the funding of social services, Slattery said, because the federal government wasn't able to. With the nation "struggling with a major deficit" and having to make drastic cuts in social service budgets in recent years, "I don't think that the federal government's going to have a lot of money to spend for these programs," Slattery said. He added that entire communities must get involved in local efforts to support such services. "It's really easy to say we believe in volunteerism but it's quite another thing to really pitch in and put our money where our mouth is," Slattery said.
- The Journal-World this week began printing on the newspaper's new 15-unit Goss Urbanite offset press. The press, nearly 164 feet long and over 15 feet tall at its highest point, was housed in the Journal-World's new production center, a 21,000-square-foot building constructed earlier in 1988 in the 600 block of Massachusetts Street.
- Dillon Food Stores this week confirmed the company's plans to open a new supermarket in the Kroger-SupeRx building at 1015 W. 23rd Street. For several months, the company had declined to confirm or deny rumors that the chain would close its southwest store at 2108 W. 27th and open a larger store in the existing building on West 23rd.