Lawrence police arrested two men during the morning hours after an armed robbery at the First National Bank branch on West 23rd Street. One suspect fleeing the area exchanged shots with a police officer, but nobody was hurt. The two men had taken an undisclosed amount of money but were caught shortly after that when they abandoned their car at 23rd and Murphy Drive and attempted to force a man to take them in his car from the area.
The new Wal-Mart discount store at 2727 Iowa was to open its doors soon for a "sneak preview" with formal opening ceremonies planned later.
Although a state report showed the average annual salary for a Lawrence teacher was more than most Kansas teachers were paid, a Lawrence school administrator and a teacher representative said teachers here had "a long way to go." Speaking on behalf of the local teachers were Bill Wilson, executive director of personnel, and Margaret Holdeman, president of the Lawrence Education Assn.