Local officials had received a study of two potential sites for a Kansas Turnpike interchange, but the report said that neither location had the revenue potential to pay off construction costs. The report did say that both sites would attract about the same amount of traffic and revenue. The first of several public hearings on the issue was scheduled for November, and county residents were strongly urged to attend and share their views.
An unusually rainy construction season had delayed the completion of the new terminal at the Lawrence airport, but the 4,500-square-foot building was now expected to be completed by the end of October.
Fans of actor Rock Hudson were mourning his recent death while praising his courage in being one of the first public figures to acknowledge that he had AIDS. As of that time, according to the National Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, there had been 13,611 cases of AIDS which had resulted in 6,944 deaths so far.