From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Jan. 1, 1988:
- The distance to Kansas City seemed a little bit shorter this week as the Kansas Department of Transportation raised the speed limit to 65 mph on Kansas Highway 10 on a 24-mile stretch between Lawrence and Kansas City. The new speed limit, which went into effect immediately, started about 1.3 miles east of the city limits and continued until K-10 met I-435 in Kansas City, Kansas.
- To the disappointment of state officials, Kansas was out of the running for the federal government's $4.4 billion superconducting supercollider project. "We had been hoping that we'd be at least on that list," said Tom Unruh, deputy project manager for the state Department of Commerce, referring to the list of eight finalists announced this week.