Archive for Wednesday, September 11, 2013

40 years ago: Noisy dogs escorted off KU campus

September 11, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Sept. 11, 1973:

  • Two "nuisance dogs" had been removed from the Kansas University campus today and taken to the local animal shelter. The dogs, a young German shepherd and a large brown and white dog of unspecified breed, had been chained outside Fraser Hall where they were reported to have been barking and creating a "noise nuisance" for Watkins Hospital, Danforth Chapel (where a funeral was in progress), and classes in the area. Further, the presence of the dogs was in violation of the city code, which prohibited dogs from "running at large." This was defined as "being off the premises of the owner, keeper or harborer while not in the charge, care or control of the master or keeper." According to KU Security and Parking, the dogs had been abandoned and chained to stakes.
  • A claim for $385,000 in damages suffered by the victim of an accident the previous spring was to be presented this evening to the Lawrence City Commission. Jere McElhaney, 15, had been pierced in the heart by a piece of wire thrown from a city mowing machine at Broken Arrow Park the previous April and had remained in the hospital until May. The claim sought payment of approximately $5,000 in medical expenses and $380,000 for pain and suffering. Assistant City Manager Dennis Kallesn said the city was covered by insurance for the accident.

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