From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Jan. 6, 1988:
- Someone with an air rifle had gone on a destructive spree on the previous evening, with as many as 50 vehicles having been damaged, according to Lawrence police. As of noon today, about 30 reports had been taken by the department, mostly from residences on both sides of Ninth Street, an area north of Sixth Street, and the 1200 block of Tennessee. Police had no suspects in the case, which had caused, at a conservative estimate, at least $3,000 in damages to vehicle windows.
- Steve Jansen, director of the Elizabeth M. Watkins Community Museum, said today that he and a former Kansas University student were working on a new guide to Lawrence's 16 historical markers. When the project had been proposed, Jansen had hoped to finish it before the end of 1987, but it had been delayed because of prior commitments. About half the project was finished, Jansen said, with the text already written and the map being laid out. The guide was expected to be ready by late spring with a printing of 5,000.
- Douglas County was considering a new policy of drug testing for job applicants, according to a set of proposed personnel policy revisions given to the Douglas County Commission today. If the suggested policies were approved, all finalists for county positions would have to pass a drug screen as well as a physical examination. There were no plans to test current employees except on an as-needed basis.