From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Dec. 5, 1986:
- Kansas University Chancellor Gene Budig said this week that he was optimistic that Governor-elect Mike Hayden shared "our deep concern" about the impact of spending cuts ordered in the wake of a state revenue shortfall. "He realizes that it will lower quality," Budig said in a prepared statement. "He also knows that Kansas higher education has not recovered from the budget cuts of 1982-83."
- U.S. Rep. Jim Slattery, D-Kan, spoke to a group of Douglas County residents who were opposed to the proposed Lawrence bypass. He told the group, including biologists, attorneys, and former Lawrence mayor Marci Francisco, that he sought federal funding for the proposed 14.3-mile, $38 million bypass because the project had been unanimously supported by local officials.