From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Oct. 10, 1986:
- Some residents of a Kansas University residence hall had made a discovery on a recent evening. Students at Templin Hall had been "jumping in the second floor lobby, trying to touch the tiled ceiling with their heads." One ceiling tile had broken, and out of the darkness above had fallen a small plastic bag containing about an ounce of something that looked like marijuana. The bag was covered with dust and "looked like it had been there a lot longer than a semester," according to KU police sergeant John Brothers. The substance was to be destroyed without testing, as there were no suspects in the incident.
- More than 200 protesters from St. Mary's College had recently visited the Kansas Union, objecting to the showing of the controversial film "Hail Mary." About 800 KU students and local residents purchased tickets for one of the two showings, and the early show was sold out.