From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Mar. 21, 1986:
- During a visit in January 1984, Michigan Gov. James Blanchard had remarked that Kansas was “boring” and that Kansans’ “idea of a fancy hotel is a Holiday Inn.” His comments were now returning to haunt him, as Kansas Gov. John Carlin had issued a challenge to Blanchard based on the outcome of the NCAA basketball game between Kansas University and Michigan State University. If Michigan State were to win, Blanchard would be a guest for a weekend “in his favorite Kansas hotel, the Holidome in Lawrence,” said Carlin. If KU were to win, Carlin would be Blanchard’s guest for a weekend on Mackinac Island, Michigan.
- KU had unveiled plans for a new science library, a 92,000-square-foot building to be constructed on the south slope behind Hoch Auditorium. The $13.9 million project was slated to begin construction in the spring of 1987, with the library ready for use by fall of 1989.