Archive for Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Lawrence briefs

March 31, 2004

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Car accident causes power blackout

A car struck a bus shelter and utility pole Tuesday night, knocking out electricity for several blocks in the area of Haskell Avenue and La Salle Street.

Lawrence Police and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical crews responded shortly after 9 p.m. One person was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Fire Division Chief Rob Kort said.

Power was knocked out to about 900 Westar Energy customers, spokeswoman Karla Olsen said. By 10:05 p.m. power had been restored to all but about 100 customers, she said.

'River City Weekly' looks at plane's history

Beginning tonight on "River City Weekly," guest host Josh Garber takes you from the bottom of Lake Michigan to the cloud tops above Lawrence to find out how a World War II vintage warbird was rescued and restored. Two area veterans who flew Grumman F-4F Wildcats, Paul Beauchamp of Topeka and Dean Allen of Lawrence, also are featured in the encore presentation.

River City Weekly premieres on Sunflower Broadband Channel 6 at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays with encore presentations at 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 9 a.m., 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Mondays, and 10 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

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