From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Feb. 20, 1973:
Final plans were approved this week for Phase II of the Neighborhood Development Program, which was to create an "entryway plaza" at the south end of the Kansas River bridge for travelers entering downtown Lawrence. Median strip improvements and a slight alteration of the existing traffic pattern at Sixth and Massachusetts were included in the plans, as was an extension of the recent downtown beautification project into the 600 and 1100 blocks of Mass Street. The NDP plans were now on their way to the Lawrence City Commission and the federal Housing and Urban Development department.
Clothing items were taken in each of three break-ins discovered at about 3 a.m. by an officer on routine patrol. The sites of the burglaries were Weavers, Inc., 901 Mass., Duckwall Store, 945 Mass., and Royal College Shop, 837 Mass. Additional break-ins had occurred overnight at Sears, Roebuck & Co., 939 Iowa, and at Riverside School on Lakeview Road.