From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Aug. 2, 1973:
- A Union Pacific locomotive and a car collided this morning on North Third between Locust and Maple. The car's driver told Lawrence police officers that he had stopped his northbound car at the first set of railroad tracks but had failed to see the train on the second set of tracks in time to stop. No injuries were reported in the incident, but damage to the locomotive was estimated at $500 and at $1,500 for the car.
- The Douglas County Council on Services to the Aging Inc. announced today that it would have regular bus transportation available for residents over the age of 62. The service would begin for Lawrence residents on August 14 and in Lecompton, Eudora, and Baldwin by September 15.
- The "Air Conditioned Granada" was showing a re-release of "The Sound of Music" this week. "The wait is over!" proclaimed the ad. "You can thrill again to the happiest sound in all the world. As it should be heard: In Full Stereophonic Sound." Across the street at the Varsity, movie fans could see Burt Reynolds in "White Lightning." The Hillcrest was showing "Lady Ice," "Paper Moon," and "The Legend of Boggy Creek" ("A True Story! Man or Animal? Monster or Myth?"). Showtime for "The Poseidon Adventure" was about 9:05 p.m. at the Sunset Drive-In. Hungry? The Chinese House in the Malls Shopping Center was offering "authentically prepared Chinese Food" with carry-out available, and Mr. Steak at 920 West 23rd was offering "Alaskan King Crab and Steak, PLUS Mini-Loaf of bread, plump baked potato, crisp salad ... and the nicest waitresses in town," all for only $3.99. An ad for Sandy's, 2120 W. Ninth, proclaimed their hamburgers to be the "Best Company a Pickle Ever Had."