From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Jan. 24, 1987:
- A new no-smoking policy had been approved by the Kansas University Executive Committee. The rule, which would ban smoking in confined areas such as waiting lines, elevators, and rest rooms, was on its way to the University Council and then to Chancellor Gene Budig for approval.
- The education-oriented Friends in Council group was celebrating its 115th year. The group, possibly the oldest organization of its kind west of the Mississippi River, was a women's group dedicated to education and cultural studies. New topics were selected annually by the group, with a member presenting a research paper and discussion at each meeting. "We've always been clear about our goals and adhered to them," said Hodgie Bricke, a member of 12 years' standing. "We've never strayed into society things or 'do-good' projects. We stick to our goals." Miss Elizabeth P. Leonard, first full-time female faculty member at KU, had founded the club on Dec. 5, 1871.