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25 years ago: Democratic convention wraps up, but not everyone’s watching

July 22, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for July 22, 1988:

  • At the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta, candidate Michael Dukakis and running mate Lloyd Bentsen accepted their party's nomination and kicked off their 110-day campaign. Dukakis introduced himself to the nation's voters as a "product of the American dream" and sought to interest listeners in his vision of "the next American frontier," stressing what he said were the historic ideals of the Democratic Party -- economic well-being and selflessness in public service.
  • Not everyone was tuning in to the convention this week. Around the nation and in Lawrence, video rental stores were reporting a slight increase in business. Steve Rhodes, manager of Video Biz, 832 Iowa, said that he had noticed a 25 percent increase in rentals all four nights of the convention. Debra Wheeler at Funtime Video Rentals, 2000 W. 23rd, and Patty Miller, assistant manager at Dillons, 1740 Massachusetts, both said that they had noticed a modest boom in rentals as well.

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