From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for June 1, 1987:
- Nearly 100 scientists from around the world were arriving in Lawrence this week for the International Bioanalytical Workshop at Kansas University. The event was supported principally by Oread Labs and KU's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, with additional industrial sponsors Eastman Kodak, the Yellow Springs Instrument Co., Shimadzu Scientific Instrument Inc., and Delta Instrument Co.
- Despite a two-week dry spell mid-month, May 1987 had turned out to be the wettest May on record in Lawrence up to that time. The KU weather service had recorded an official rainfall total of 7.1 inches for the month, just .66 of an inch above the former record set in 1974.
- About 100 electricity customers had lost power for about 30 minutes this morning after a squirrel had "got between a hot wire and a ground and caused a line fuse to blow," according to T. A. Mindrup, district manager for KPL Gas Service. Customers affected had included the medical and professional offices, including a dental practice, at Sixth and Rockledge. The squirrel had not survived the incident.