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Archive for Wednesday, February 9, 2011

25 years ago: Lawrence school bus driver saves first-grader from choking

February 9, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Feb. 9, 1986:

  • A Pinckney School first-grader had begun choking on a jawbreaker candy while on the school bus. Students yelled to alert the driver, William Monaghen, who quickly notified the bus company on the radio and then performed the Heimlich maneuver to save the 6-year-old boy. The driver later commented that he had only been on the job for about six weeks and had been trained on the maneuver a few weeks back, although he had first learned the procedure while in the military. The little boy was reported to be fine, although “pretty shook up.”
  • Student Union Activities at Kansas University was planning to offer horse-drawn carriage rides along campus streets as part of “Romance on the Hill.” Tickets were to be purchased in advance. The bookstores at KU were also planning special discounts on red clothing and romance novels, and specially decorated cookies were to be available in food service areas.

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