From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Feb. 9, 1974:
- The Board of Regents of Haskell Indian Junior College was urged this week to help make the building of an environmental health building a top priority. Dr. James Bonner, the co-chair of the Haskell health committee, told the regents that new facilities to furnish complete health care were needed on the Haskell campus. The regents took no action today but were scheduled to meet with the health committee again in March. Dr. Louis Cannavale, facility director of the Haskell health center, said a new building was needed to house a proposed crisis intervention center.
- H. H. Belote, Douglas County Civil Defense director, told county commissioners today that the three warning sirens that had failed to sound during a recent monthly test may have been idle too long. Belote suggested changing to a weekly or bimonthly testing schedule, as had been done in some other counties in the area.
- This week in Berkeley, California, shots had been fired during the kidnapping of Patricia Hearst, the 19-year-old granddaughter of publisher William Randolph Hearst. Police said at least four shots had been fired at people on the street as Hearst, screaming and pleading, was blindfolded and tossed in the trunk of a car before being driven away by two men.