Archive for Tuesday, February 4, 2014

40 years ago: County warning sirens not all functioning

February 4, 2014

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Feb. 4, 1974:

  • Some sirens in the county's emergency warning system did not function when the system was tested this morning. Three sirens had failed to sound in the initial test, according to H. H. Belote, civil defense director, and there had been an additional issue in the sounding of the weather alert signal, although the system had properly sounded the nuclear disaster warning. The system was being checked this morning. Belote also visited the Douglas County Sheriff's office today to install a plastic cover over the siren button to prevent accidental alarms, such as the one that had occurred on Jan. 5.
  • Several administrative offices at the University of Kansas were to be moved into new quarters this spring due to the availability of more space in the new humanities building, Wescoe Hall. The moves would also provide space in the chancellor's suite for two new top aides to Chancellor Archie Dykes -- Executive Chancellor Del Shankel, and John Conard, the director of university relations who was slated to become an assistant for legislative relations.

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