From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for April 9, 1971:
- About 66 pounds of hashish had been confiscated by law officers in Lawrence in the early morning hours. Lawrence police and U.S. narcotics agents and customs officers arrested the local couple who had been transporting the contraband. The seizure, valued at between $100,000 and $500,000 in the report, represented the largest dollar value of drugs ever confiscated in Douglas County at that time. Quantities of the drug had been discovered in the headliner and behind the firewall of the white Volkswagen bus driven by the local couple.
- In Topeka, the "bingo bill" was inching ever nearer the Governor's desk for approval. The Kansas Senate had approved, 31-8, a conference committee report on the bill, which was designed to legalize bingo when played by non-profit organizations. The Kansas Constitution contained a ban on lotteries, and bingo had repeatedly been held to be a lottery.
- The state Senate had also passed and sent to Gov. Docking a bill which would allow physicians to treat minors for drug abuse without the consent of their parents.