From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Oct. 21, 1988:
- A review of the "handbill situation" since the initiation of a September clean-up program was made today. Police and city officials reported that many handbills had been pulled from local utility poles, signposts, and other public property since the crack-down had begun the previous month, but ads for garage sales, drink specials, and concerts were still making their way onto city-owned property. "I've personally noticed a marked decrease in the number of posted handbills," said police spokesman Chris Mulvenon. "A substantial amount of them have been taken down. But violations are still occurring." In response to complaints from residents and business owners, police had announced in early September that they would start stricter enforcement of the city statute prohibiting the posting of bills on public property.
- Douglas County Clerk Patty Jaimes said today that county voter registration was at an all-time high. Jaimes said that 40,055 people were on the rolls and that her office was still feeding additional registration figures into the computer. The previous record of 39,826 had been set in 1984. Jaimes attributed the latest surge to increased interest, especially from students, in the upcoming presidential election.