From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for July 14, 1973:
- The formal public hearing process on private land use at the new Clinton Reservoir area had officially recessed until August 22. Members of the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission had decided on the break in order to give everyone, especially members of the Clinton Landowners Association, an additional month to look over the comprehensive land-use plan.
- Several cases of food poisoning had been treated at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in recent days, including some that were "fairly serious" according to one hospital source. An article today reminded picnickers to keep hot foods hot and cold foots cold, below 40 degrees in a cooler, until eaten. All of the reported cases at LMH had had a complete recovery, hospital sources said today.
- A front-page photo featured a big turtle (measuring 14 inches across the shell) which had been found by Mark Anderson, 9, near his home on the southeast edge of town. Mark and a friend had captured the big reptile and were feeding it vegetables.
- Contrary to the common saying that "these things happen in threes," five major film stars had passed away during the previous two weeks, including Lon Chaney, whose death at age 67 was reported in today's newspaper. Other recent motion-picture deaths included Joe E. Brown, Betty Grable, Veronica Lake, and Robert Ryan.