From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Sept. 8, 1972:
- Three days of activities were planned for the dedication of Kansas University's new Space Technology Laboratories building. NASA administrator James C. Fletcher was expected to deliver a major address at a noon luncheon on Sept. 29 before attending the dedication ceremonies with Gov. Robert Docking and Chancellor Raymond Nichols. Tours were to be offered of the new facility, and visitors were also invited to talks by professors conducting research in the laboratories.
- Extremely heavy rains from thunderstorms had flooded portions of the state overnight. The downpours had been heaviest in the Tuttle Creek Reservoir area north of Manhattan, where over seven inches of rain were recorded. Several communities in the area had experienced flooding as creeks crested their banks. In Lawrence the big rain had flooded Mud Creek, resulting in many acres of farmland north of the Lawrence airport affected.