From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 5, 1987:
- Kansas University basketball coach Larry Brown, responding to stories in the New York media, today issued a statement through the KU sports information office saying that he would not make a decision about his future until KU named a new athletic director. Brown had reportedly been interviewed about filling the New York Knicks' coaching job.
- In the waning hours of the 1987 legislative season, Kansas lawmakers had passed and sent to the governor a bill raising the speed limit to 65 on rural interstate highways. If signed promptly by Gov. Mike Hayden, the higher speed limit would go into effect on May 7, upon publication in the Kansas Register. The old limit of 55 mph was to stay in effect on a four-mile section of the Kansas Turnpike in and near the Lawrence city limits.