From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Jan. 27, 1973:
- Former President Lyndon B. Johnson was honored in Washington, D.C., this week before his coffin was carried to Texas for burial. About 2,000 people had stood in total silence on the U.S. Capitol grounds as Johnson was borne from the halls of Congress to the National City Christian Church to the "Ruffles and Flourishes" and "Hail to the Chief" from a Coast Guard band.
- In Topeka, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted this week to recommend passage of a resolution ending constitutional ban on lotteries in Kansas but spelling out the legislature's authority to regulate all forms of gambling in the state. If approved by two-thirds in the Senate and House, the measure would go to the state's voters in the April city and school board elections as an amendment to the Kansas Constitution.