The Law: Sheriffs 1970-Style

To many in the U.S., the only sheriffs left ride the limitless wastes of TV. But sheriffs thrive in most of the nation's 3,049 counties, many as political bigwigs, some as serious law enforcers. Of those who ran for office last week, a few seemed more than routine.

> George Kimball, 26, a self-styled leader of the street people around the University of Kansas in Lawrence, became the official Democratic candidate for sheriff of Douglas County by filing for the primary 30 minutes before the deadline, fully aware that no other Democrats were running....

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