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40 years ago: Traffic cases make up most of municipal court’s week

March 18, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for March 18, 1973:

  • Four suspended jail sentences were imposed and fines of $1,297 were assessed against a total of 65 persons in Lawrence Municipal Court during the past week. Of those, 27 had been convicted of speeding and had paid $327 in fines, a decrease from the 41 speeders fined a total of $590 the preceding week. Other traffic violations included driving while intoxicated, driving without a license, and convictions involving stop signs, improper turns, careless driving, failure to yield, defective vehicle equipment, and driving the wrong way on a one-way street. The remaining three violations had been non-traffic-related, including petty larceny, assault, and "temporarily depriving an owner of personal property."
  • Today's editorial questioned the wisdom of the decision of the U.S. Corps of Engineers to sever the heavily trafficked "Lone Star" road this summer. Spokesmen for the Corps had said that the road would be cut even before its replacement road had been started. The writer pointed out that motorists now using that road would probably have to wait two years before an adequate alternative road existed.

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