Archive for Wednesday, February 6, 1991


February 6, 1991


Law enforcement report

Burglaries and thefts reported

Merchandise valued at an undisclosed amount was taken between noon Saturday and noon Monday from the Maidenform Outlet Store, located in the Riverfront Plaza.

District court

Civil case proceedings

Collette R. Manzanares, 24, Wichita, has filed a response to a counterclaim filed by the city of Lawrence alleging she was negligent in a 1989 automobile accident. The response contends the city should receive nothing in its $18,000 countersuit, which was filed last month in answer to the original lawsuit filed by Manzanares seeking in excess of $50,000. The original suit alleges city firefighters were negligent in parking a fire truck in a no-parking zone. A car driven by Manzanares struck the truck near the intersection of 15th Street and Wakarusa Drive. Manzanares alleges her view of the truck was obstructed by a recreational vehicle that was driving ahead of her and she could not avoid hitting the fire truck. The suit says she suffered severe physical and emotional pain and permanent disability from the accident. In its answer to her lawsuit, the city states that the fire truck did not display any warning devices or flashers, but that firefighters were not negligent in parking the truck at the location, as Manzanares alleges.

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