From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Sept. 5, 1986:
- The local housing crunch was beginning to sort itself out. About 225 Kansas University students had reserved a room in one of KU's eight residence halls but had not received one upon arrival. Of these, about 100 were still living in temporary rooms such as converted studies. As permanent spots opened up, the students were being moved over to regular rooms. "We're whittling away. Hopefully, the situation will rectify itself before too long," said Fred McElhenie, director of residential programs at the university.
- After a successful trial run with a rented machine during the August primary election, Douglas County had approved the purchase of an electronic ballot-counter at a cost of $49,842. County Clerk Patty Jaimes said that the scanner was capable of reading the votes "faster than they had ever been counted by hand."