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Archive for Sunday, August 5, 2012

25 years ago: Newborns set new record at LMH in July

August 5, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Aug. 5, 1987:

  • Babies, babies, everywhere! Lawrence Memorial Hospital had set a record for new arrivals during July, when 123 newborns, including one set of twins, had made their appearance. The normal monthly average was about 83 births. According to Elva Kindred, director of medical records, a search going back 28 years showed that July was the peak month for births. "Our staff has worked very long and hard," said Vicki Friede, LMH director of maternal/child nursing. "They were excellent. There were times we had 17 or 18 babies in the nursery."
  • Douglas County commissioners today approved closing a township road and railroad crossing in the so-called "mess" of three closely situated intersections at Midland Junction. The commission asked the public works department to realign two township roads near the junction to bring traffic to one central intersection. "It's just a mess up there," Commissioner Warren Rhodes said. "The only reason there aren't more accidents, I think, is because people know it's dangerous and they're cautious."

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