From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 30, 1973:
- The new disaster siren warning system in Lawrence had been installed and was scheduled for testing. A two-second blast on the 10 sirens was slated for some time today, with a longer test to occur later. In all there were 15 sirens in the Douglas County warning system, including two at Kansas University and one each at Baldwin, Lecompton, and Eudora. The entire system had cost $57,000 and had been paid for with matching county and federal funds.
- Susan Cherniss had been hired this week as the new director of Volunteers In Court. The organization, affiliated with the Douglas County Juvenile Court, provided "special attention for problem juveniles on a 'big-brother, big-sister' basis," according to an article in today's Journal-World. The program was financed with federal funds provided by the Governor's Committee on Criminal Administration. Cherniss, whose salary was listed as $600 a month, was to replace Pam Parker, who had resigned to work as a parole agent in another state. Cherniss was to be responsible for training and recruiting volunteers for the program, making funding applications, and doing public relations work.