From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 11, 1987:
- The Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center was seeking state funding for a residential treatment project in Douglas County. To help adults recently released from institutions get back into the social mainstream, the agency was asking about $385,000 to start a program of supervised housing to aid people making the transition. Such housing could already be found in Johnson, Wyandotte, Sedgwick, and Shawnee counties, but not in Douglas County.
- Gerald Gipp, president of Haskell Indian Junior College, was considering some program changes at the school. His idea was to change some of the Haskell programs from two years to four years. Gipp had prepared a "concept paper" and had circulated it to faculty to get their feedback before summer break.
- Saturday was opening day at the Lawrence Farmers' Market, and shoppers had come out bright and early to the 1000 block of Vermont Street for spinach, asparagus, and other early crops.