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40 years ago: State legislators debate ‘liquor-by-the-drink’ again

January 15, 2014

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Jan. 15, 1974:

The controversial issue of liquor by the drink was to be debated this week in the Kansas House, with a final house vote scheduled by week's end. The debate was to be on a proposed constitutional amendment which would legalize sale of liquor by the drink subject to local option on a county, city, and township level. In 1970, a similar amendment, but without the local option provision, had been defeated by Kansas voters by an 11,000 margin.

Sen. Bob Dole visited Lawrence this week to attend the dedication of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America's national headquarters. More than 200 people, including Dole and Gov. Robert Docking, attended the ceremony at the luxurious $175,000 GCSA offices on St. Andrews Drive, overlooking the Alvamar golf course. "We're very happy to add this business to our business community," said Mayor Nancy Hambleton.

At their weekly meeting, the Lawrence City Commission was expected to authorize paying $8,875 for the city's share of a location study for a Kansas River bridge in the vicinity of Sixth and Massachusetts. The city was to share the cost of the $17,750 bridge study with Douglas County. Finney and Turnipseed, Topeka consulting engineers, were to conduct the study.

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