From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for April 15, 1987:
- Mike Amyx had been selected as mayor for the second time in his tenure as city commissioner. "I appreciate the opportunity to serve as mayor again," Amyx stated as he took the traditional center seat at the commission table.
- The board of trustees of Lawrence Memorial Hospital had given its approval to set up a sleep-apnea laboratory at LMH. The cost was expected to be about $17,300.
- Federal investigators in Kansas City were probing the wreckage of a Boeing 707 cargo jet that had crashed near Kansas City International airport. A representative of the Federal Aviation Administration admitted that investigators were puzzled by evidence that the pilot had not responded to two warnings from the control tower saying that the jet was flying too low. "Why didn't he answer?" said FAA spokesman Bob Raynesford. "What was going on in the cockpit?"