From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Aug. 8, 1986:
- A Hutchinson man had been named in a grand jury indictment for fraud after having allegedly used faked transcripts from Kansas State University to apply for student loans at three state universities, including Kansas University. Posing as a graduate of KSU with a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering, John Kenneth Leighnor had allegedly defrauded KU in getting a $5,000 student loan and was accused of making similar loan applications at Emporia State University and Wichita State University.
- The more things change.... In Washington, Congress was set to approve a short-term increase in the national debt to avert a default by the Treasury while Congress was away on its Labor Day recess. The House had approved the Reagan administration’s request to increase the Treasury’s borrowing authority to $2.323 trillion, but several amendments added by the Senate were slowing down the process, according to House Speaker Thomas P. O’Neill.