From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Dec. 26, 1988:
- It was reported today that an incident at the airport in Kansas City late on Christmas Eve had startled a Northwest Airlines cockpit crew. Crew members had gotten a surprise when a group of eight deer wandered across the runway as the plane was preparing for takeoff. The crew had been forced to hit the brakes and abort the take-off, said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Bob Raynesford. According to reports, the deer had not been accompanied by a sleigh with red-clad passenger or cargo.
- In Dodge City, a man wearing a Santa Claus suit had walked into the Kindsvater Truck Lines at about 1 a.m. Christmas morning and had forced an employee to hand over an undisclosed amount of money. "I guess it's an appropriate way to disguise, but it takes one damn sick individual to rob someone on Christmas," said Tom Kindsvater, co-owner of the company, which was open 24 hours a day and sold diesel fuel to truckers.