Sixteen more lawsuits were filed in connection with the July 17 skywalk collapse at the Kansas City Hyatt Regency Hotel. That boosted the total amount of damages sought to nearly $2.5 billion. The latest flurry of filings included requests for $366 million. In all there had been 114 deaths and more than 200 injuries. No Lawrence residents had been killed in the Friday night "tea dance" tragedy.
Old home town - 25 years ago today
August 31, 2006