From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for July 2, 1973:
- Fireworks were scheduled to begin at dusk on July Fourth at the Kansas University stadium, right after the Jaycees' Independence Day program. Returned POW Lt. Cmdr. Charles Plumb of Lecompton and Overland Park was slated to speak at the ceremonies. Lawrence police said that local fireworks had already begun, with five complaints of illegal pyrotechnics already reported.
- New principal Bradford L. Tate had spent his first day at Lawrence High School mostly in meetings with school personnel, according to his secretary. Tate, 34, originally from Waterloo, Iowa, had replaced interim principal Max Rife, who was to remain as division principal.
- Lawrence city commissioners at their upcoming meeting were scheduled to discuss site plans for a First National Bank drive-up facility at 23rd Street and Ridge Court, for a Sizzler Restaurant to be located at 1516 W. 23rd Street, and for a veterinary clinic to be located at the southwest corner of Sixth and Lawrence.