From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Sept. 22, 1988:
- Federal and state wildlife officials this week were taking a closer look at proposals designed to lessen the effect of the planned riverfront retail development on the winter roosting areas of the bald eagle. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks had registered their concerns because the eagles, protected by both federal and state law, had been roosting on the banks of the Kansas River near the planned construction area. Bill Layher, environmental services section supervisor for the state department, said that the construction site included areas designated by the state as "critical habitat" for the protected bird. "They want to remove some trees that serve as a winter resting habitat for bald eagles," Layher said. "We want to see that our concerns for the eagles are mitigated."
- The abandoned Theta Chi fraternity house near Ninth and Emery was to be demolished in a month or two to make room for apartments to be built on the site. This news came from a Salina developer who said that his partnership already had its demolition permit and was just waiting for the razing of the house to begin on construction of the 18 four-plexes.