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Archive for Saturday, June 8, 2013

40 years ago: No art works damaged in KU museum fire

June 8, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for June 8, 1973:

  • No works of art were damaged in a mid-afternoon fire this week at the Kansas University Museum of Art. Four fire trucks had answered the alarm at 2:55 p.m. on Thursday after an electrical transformer had malfunctioned. The fire department listed damage at $500 to the building and $2,000 to the electrical contents of the building.
  • KU security officers were stopping cars along Jayhawk Boulevard on a recent night as part of an investigation into recent assaults on campus. Mike Thomas, KU traffic and security director, said that cars were being slowed or stopped by officers to see if drivers matched descriptions given by victims of recent rapes.
  • Lawrence police issued a warning today that counterfeit $5 and $20 bills were being passed in area towns. None of the bogus bills had yet shown up in Lawrence.

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