From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 8, 1973:
- Experts were predicting success for Skylab, the country's first manned orbiting laboratory, which was to be launched into space the following week. Kansas University had some involvement with the project, according to Richard K. Moore, director of the Remote Sensing Lab of the KU Space Technology Center. The Remote Sensing Lab had received three contracts for work with the earth resources experiments on Skylab and was participating with a fourth contract at the Atmospheric Sciences Laboratory. All of the contracts involved the use of "Radscat," a microwave sensor designed to produce data to study wave and weather forecasting, soil moisture content, and snow measurement.
- Under a new state law effective July 1, two Lawrence banks were planning to add "detached facilities" or bank branches. The Douglas County State Bank had purchased land at 28th and Iowa and was considering other locations as well, according to bank vice president Max Falkenstien. Warren Rhodes, president of the First National Bank of Lawrence, said today that "like every other bank in Kansas" his firm was making plans to expand as soon as the law became effective.