From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for June 22, 1987:
- Summertime work on the latest Lawrence school construction projects was proceeding as scheduled. The projects, financed by an $8.6 million bond issue approved by voters in May 1986, ranged from barely begun to nearly finished. The site of the new $3,319,400 Quail Run School had been graded and foundation work was to begin soon. The additions at Schwegler and Kennedy schools were expected to be ready for the 1988-89 school year. Closest to completion was the $381,000 Hillcrest School addition, which was expected to be ready for students for the upcoming school year.
- After "The Day After" and "Nice Girls Don't Explode," the movie industry was once more setting their sights on our area. The production unit of the movie "Kansas" was expected to spend $1 to $2 million in Lawrence during their location work. The movie, starring Matt Dillon and Andrew McCarthy, was to be filmed at the end of July; auditions would be held for local talent to fill other parts.