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25 years ago: Local activists collect signatures for ADA petition

June 14, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for June 14, 1988:

  • The Kansas Coalition on Human Rights said today that they had collected several hundred signatures on a petition supporting the new "Americans with Disabilities Act of 1988" now under consideration by the U.S. Congress. The act was designed to broaden laws preventing discrimination against persons with disabilities in areas such as employment, job training, public housing, transportation, and communication. Three coalition members were in Lawrence this week collecting signatures for the petition.
  • John and Charles Beeghley delivered the first load of Douglas County wheat to the Farmers Co-Op this morning, according to Jack Lindquist, county extension agent. Lindquist said that the sample showed 10 percent moisture and a test weight of 62 pounds, which was considered high. "The only question we have now is yield," Lindquist said, explaining that drought and some early diseases remained a concern. "But if prices continue to climb we may be able to make up for it," he added.
  • The Kansas attorney general's office this week confirmed that neither of the two city officials now running for a Douglas County Commission seat would not be able to hold down both jobs if they won the county race. Mary Horsch, news secretary for Atty. Gen. Robert Stephan, said that city officials were prohibited by state law from holding a county commission position. Lawrence City Commissioner Mike Amyx and Eudora City Council member Tom Pyle were both running for the 2nd District commission seat.

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