From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for March 12, 1987:
- Girl Scouts from Lawrence and Perry had gathered at South Park on a recent afternoon to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the organization. A balloon release had been part of the festivities.
- Kansas University basketball fans were gathering in Atlanta, Georgia, for the first-round NCAA tournament game against the University of Houston. Meanwhile, up on campus, the KU University Council had voted that student athletes would continue to be able to enroll before other students so that they could fit their class schedules around practice times. The early enrollment privileges were already in existence, but new restrictions in place would assure, among other things, that student athletes would take "their share of early morning classes."