From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Jan. 25, 1988:
- Many Kansas University Jayhawks were writhing today at the news that a just-published autobiography of Sen. Bob Dole and his wife contained a crucial error about the senator's alma mater. A photograph caption in the book read in part, "In the fall of 1941, I entered Kansas State University at Lawrence...." Dole, of course, had actually attended KU, a fact more correctly conveyed in the text of the autobiography. Walt Riker, Dole's press secretary, said today that the senator had been told of the error immediately after the first printed copies of the book had arrived in his office.
- About 2,000 people gathered today to watch the grand opening of the nation's second Hypermart USA in Topeka. The opening of the 222,000-square-foot building, a combination grocery-hardware-retail store about two city blocks long, was attended by a throng of local dignitaries and Sam Walton, chair of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. "This is an epic occasion, a historic occasion for our company," Walton said. "We thought we'd like to test one of these huge, new concepts in a medium-sized market."