From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 14, 1987:
- Bob Frederick officially had become the new athletics director at Kansas University on the previous day. Chancellor Gene Budig had made the announcement, saying that the search committee had been impressed by his "values and commitment to quality." Frederick, 48, had been AD at Illinois State for the previous two years and was replacing Monte Johnson, who had resigned from the Kansas AD spot on March 27.
- The State Board of Education had made a decision that each of the 304 school districts of Kansas would be required to have a sex education curriculum in place by the fall of 1988. The board's plan, which had been passed 6-4 over the objections of conservative and religious groups, would allow parents to opt out of the program at any time for any reason. Sex education courses had already been, for the past 15 years, part of the "Human Growth and Development" curriculum for Lawrence sixth- and eighth-graders.