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25 years ago: Lawrence mother and daughter awarded certificates for safety-belt use

November 19, 2010

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Nov. 19, 1985:

  • Candy Norwood and her 6-year-old daughter Kelli were presented with "Seat Belt Survivor" certificates signed by Gov. John Carlin. Kelli's mom had buckled her daughter in the middle of the back seat of their car, a location and technique she had learned about at a safety seminar just three months before, and had been driving on a county road when another car broadsided the family Oldsmobile. The impact was directly behind the driver’s seat, the spot where Kelli had usually been seated before her mother had attended the safety presentation and switched her seat to the middle.
  • The previous afternoon's sunny weather, with temperatures in the 70s, was perfect for people like Mike Polk, who was pictured installing plastic over the windows of a house at 920 N.H. A cold front moved in shortly afterward, bringing less kindly temperatures as well as cloudy and blustery conditions.
  • A morning study session at City Hall on the proposal to establish a business approval district in downtown Lawrence was dominated by opponents of the plan. Challengers to the BID plan called it a "rip-off" and predicted that it would deter new businesses from locating downtown.

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