From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for March 19, 1988:
- A 28-year-old Lawrence man had been charged the previous day in Douglas County District Court in connection with a homemade bomb that had been discovered earlier in the week at a local business. Bradley D. Tate, who recently had been suspended from his job at the JL's Westridge grocery store, Sixth and Kasold, had been charged with a felony counts of attempted aggravated arson in the bomb incident at the store. Evidence turning up in the investigation had also led officers to charge Tate with felony counts of attempted arson, burglary and theft in an incident at the O'Connell Youth Ranch on August 14.
- Winter weather had set the state census back about two weeks. Heavy snows and icy conditions had delayed data collection by an average of 10 days in each county, according to Frank Ybarra, state census spokesman.
- Danny Manning and the rest of the Kansas Jayhawks had defeated Xavier University 85-72 in the first round of the NCAA Midwest Regional in Lincoln, Nebraska. Next up for KU was Murray State.