From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Aug. 4, 1972:
- At a site adjacent to the TraveLodge Motel on Iowa Street, construction had begun on a $95,000 Village Inn restaurant. The eatery, which would seat 125 to 135 customers, was expected to open by the end of 1972. The Lawrence City Commission had recently approved a site plan for another chain to open a motel-restaurant nearby. Just across Iowa Street, JB's Big Boy Motor Lodge was to take shape, along with an adjoining restaurant which would seat 145 patrons. No construction schedule was yet available for the Big Boy.
- Movies available to Lawrence theater-goers this week included "The Candidate" starring Robert Redford and "What's Up, Doc?" with Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal. The Varsity was featuring "Snoopy, Come Home!"