[ 02-04-92 Please note: The name of Mary Hoffmann is spelled incorrectly in the civil court item below.. The correct spelling is Hoffmann. eds.]
Law enforcement report
Kimberlee J. Back, 32, Oskaloosa, remained in satisfactory condition this morning at Topeka's St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said. Back was injured in a car accident about 10:30 p.m. Friday in McLouth.
Dennis Lederer, 24, rural Baldwin, remained in serious condition this morning at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., a hospital spokeswoman said. Lederer was taken to KUMC after a tractor accident Saturday afternoon in a field near Baldwin Junction.
Extinguished a car fire at 3 p.m. Monday at the KOA Campgrounds of Lawrence, Rt. 3. Firefighters reported that a backfire started a fire in the engine compartment. Damage was listed at $1,000.
Cleaned up a fuel spill at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday near a gasoline pump at the E-Z Shop convenience store, 1000 W. 23rd.
Responded to a report of a chemical odor at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Dole Human Development Center and Haworth Hall, neighboring buildings on the Kansas Unversity campus. Firefighters said burned food in a microwave at the Dole center may have been mistaken for a chemical odor.
Responded to a report of a chemical odor at 7:42 p.m. Tuesday in a condominium at 2112 Crossgate. Firefighters said the odor have come from a neighboring condominium where floors were being sanded and varnished.
Civil cases filed
A Lawrence man is suing a local physician who operated on his knee, alleging negligence in medical care and treatment. Gary D. Coffman is seeking more than $10,000 from Dr. Mary Ann Hoffman, who he says operated on his knee on Jan. 31, 1989, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Coffman asserts in his suit that he has suffered pain and suffering, medical and hospital expenses, disability and loss of wages because of the "defendant's medical negligence." Coffman is seeking a jury trial.