From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Jan. 16, 1989:
- The possibility of a municipal golf course in Lawrence was attracting attention from financial investors. Assistant City Manager Mike Wildgen and Parks and Recreation Director Fred deVictor said today that four groups had forwarded proposals to the city after weighing the merits of a municipal golf course feasibility study that had been completed in September. The study had said there was more than adequate support for the idea, and it suggested that the city could build an 18-hole course for $3.2 million.
- In Topeka today, Gov. Mike Hayden proposed legislation that would restore the death penalty in Kansas. Speaking at a news conference, Hayden said he would work with legislators this session to "respond to the overwhelming public support" for reinstating the death penalty in the state. Kansas had had the death penalty until a 1972 U.S. Supreme Court ruling had rendered it invalid. "For most of the state's history, we've had a law allowing for capital punishment," Hayden said today. "It is a place reserved for only the most heinous crimes. For such crimes as first-degree murder, the killing of law enforcement personnel and drug-related murders, capital punishment should be available under our criminal justice system."