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Archive for Tuesday, August 7, 2012

25 years ago: Passing driver injured by flying dart

August 7, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Aug. 7, 1987:

  • A 61-year-old man had experienced a much-too-close encounter with a flying dart while driving through the 1000 block of East 23rd Street. The 4 1/2-inch metal dart, which police believed had been shot from a blow gun, had come within inches of piercing him in the temple or the eye. Richard C. Schaumburg Sr., 2626 Maverick, and a passenger had been driving west past a trailer court at 1045 E. 23rd at 2:40 p.m. on a recent afternoon when the dart had passed through the open car window , penetrating part of his nose. Schaumburg had been able to stop the car and remove the dart, but he did not see where it came from.
  • Movies showing in Lawrence theaters this week included "The Living Daylights," "Full Metal Jacket," "Back to the Beach," "Robocop," "Superman IV," "The Lost Boys," and "Maid to Order."

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