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JEFF WILLIAMS HELPS BUILD HOMES FOR THE NEEDY IN HABITAT FOR HUMANITY.
February 9, 1998
Jeff Williams has a simple dream. He just wants to help people find housing. As a student volunteer with the Kansas University chapter of Habitat for Humanity, Williams is working toward that goal. Habitat is an international organization that builds houses with volunteer donations and labor, then sells them at cost, without interest, to families living in inadequate homes who can’t get conventional loans. Habitat is not a give-away program. New homeowners are required to provide 375 hours of “sweat equity” in the construction of their new home.
CELLIST TO GIVE FREE RECITAL AT BAKER
February 9, 1998
Darry Dolezal, cellist of the Esterhazy Quartet and assistant professor of music at University of Missouri, will present a solo cello recital at Baker University Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in McKibbin Recital Hall. Dolezal, a graduate of Lawrence High School and Kansas University, has recorded on the Centaur and Albany labels. He specializes in performing chamber music and modern music. He has performed with the Artaria Quartet of Boston, which was named one of the world’s 10 best young string quartets in the 1992 Banff International String Quartet competition.
DOROTHY I. SHIELDS DOROTHY I. SHIELDS
February 9, 1998
Services for Dorothy I. Shields, 87, Wellsville, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Wilson and Son Funeral Chapel, Wellsville. Burial will follow at the Wellsville Cemetery. Mrs. Shields died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998, at the Wellsville Manor Nursing Home, where she had been a resident since May 1997.
GAYLORD M. SCHNECK SR. GAYLORD M. SCHNECK SR.
February 9, 1998
Graveside services for Gaylord M. Schneck Sr., 84, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Mr. Schneck died Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
PIZZA DELIVERY BUSINESS ROBBED
February 9, 1998
No one was injured in Saturday night’s armed robbery of a pizza delivery business.
NATIONAL COMPUTER SYSTEMS GETS CONTRACT FOR CENSUS 2000
February 9, 1998
The company will establish a processing center employing 2,000 people.
STEWART IMPRESSED BY KU CELEBRATION
February 9, 1998
There was a whole lot of love inside Allen Fieldhouse — enough, in fact, that even Norm Stewart caught the vibe. Yep, even ol’ Stormin’ Norman was more Cupid than curmudgeon after Missouri’s 80-70 basketball loss to No. 3 Kansas on Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse.
TAX LIENS
February 9, 1998
The following federal tax liens were filed recently in Douglas County: Lehman Communications Inc., $16,312.16.
PRINCIPAL SETS ENERGETIC PACE IN VINLAND
February 9, 1998
Associated Press Writer The silence of Vinland Elementary School gym breaks as the vibrating energy of 120 elementary school students shuffle in and fill nearly every square inch of the gym’s white tile floor.
GLADYS IDA JARRETT GLADYS IDA JARRETT
February 9, 1998
Services for Gladys Ida Jarrett, 83, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at West Haven Baptist Church, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mrs. Jarrett died Friday, Feb. 6, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
INSTANT MESSAGES ALLOW COMPUTER ONE-ON-ONE
February 9, 1998
What is an Instant Message? An Instant Message is a way of sending messages in “real time” to an America Online (AOL) user and, until recently, was specific to AOL. These “IMs” are called real time because the message is immediately sent to the other person and they can immediately respond.
JAMES FRANCIS DAVOREN JR.
February 9, 1998
A funeral Mass for James Francis Davoren Jr., 67, Leavenworth, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Holy Angel Cemetery, Basehor. Mr. Davoren died Friday, Feb. 6, 1998, at Cushing Memorial Hospital, Leavenworth.
ACCIDENT SENDS MAN TO THE HOSPITAL
February 9, 1998
A helicopter rushed a man to a Topeka hospital Saturday night after his truck left the road and rolled in a ditch in northwest Douglas County. The man, whose name wasn’t released Saturday night pending notification of family members, was driving north on East 175 Road (County Road 1023) when the accident occurred just before 8 p.m. The accident happened at 1912 E. 175 Rd., which is just north of the Kansas Turnpike.
LAKE CLEANUP LOOKS FOR VOLUNTEERS
February 9, 1998
Clinton Lake Cleanup looking for volunteers
MAN INJURED WHEN CAR PUSHES HIM INTO STORE
February 9, 1998
A man was shoved through the front door of a convenience store when a car jumped the curb and rammed into him Saturday night. The man, whose identity and condition weren’t released Saturday night, was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital with leg injuries. The woman driving the car hit her face on the steering wheel, but refused medical treatment, as did another occupant of the car.
FOR THE RECORD: POLICE, FIRE, AMBULANCE AND COURT REPORTS
February 9, 1998
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
ROY MARVIN BEETS ROY MARVIN BEETS
February 9, 1998
Services for Roy Marvin Beets, 73, of the Green Valley Community West of Osawatomie, will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home, Osawatomie. Burial will be in the Green Valley Cemetery. Mr. Beets died Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998, near his home. He was born May 1, 1924, at Pressonville, the son of Clyde Joseph and Edith Vivian Edgell Beets.
INSTANT MESSAGES ALLOW COMPUTER ONE-ON-ONE
February 9, 1998
What is an Instant Message? An Instant Message is a way of sending messages in “real time” to an America Online (AOL) user and, until recently, was specific to AOL. These “IMs” are called real time because the message is immediately sent to the other person and they can immediately respond.
PAYLESS SALES INCREASE 2.3 PERCENT
February 9, 1998
Payless ShoeSource Inc. of Topeka said same-store sales for the company’s Payless ShoeSource chain increased 2.3 percent during January. January sales totaled $128.8 million, a 7.7 percent increase from $119.5 million during the period in fiscal 1996. Total sales for fiscal 1997 were $2.567 billion, a 10 percent increase from sales of $2.334 billion during 1996. At the end of January, Payless operated 4,256 Payless ShoeSource stores, compared with 2,236 a year earlier. Kohl’s stores
ACTORS TO CELEBRATE POETRY AT BAKER
February 9, 1998
Two award-winning television actors will present Behind the Broken Words, a celebration of 20th-century verse drama and poetry at Baker University’s Rice Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Emmy winners Roscoe Lee Brown and Anthony Zerbe will present the poetry of Millay, Auden, Yeats, Wright, Cummings, DeMusset, Eliot, Ferlingetti and others.
FIRST LADY TO SPEAK AT BAKER
February 9, 1998
Area women are invited to hear Kansas first lady Linda Graves at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Baker University in Baldwin. Graves will speak to the Organization for Women in Leadership, a student group, at McKibben Recital Hall on the Baker campus.
IMMUNIZATION CLINIC OFFERED IN EUDORA
February 9, 1998
An immunization clinic will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday at city hall in Eudora. The walk-in clinic is sponsored by the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department. For more information, call the department at 843-0721.
NET LET THE WEB GAMES BEGIN
February 9, 1998
The 1998 Winter Olympic Games are under way, and if you’re reading this, chances are you didn’t get your tickets to your favorite events at Nagano, Japan. Of course, there will be more than 120 hours of Olympics coverage on CBS this year, but if that isn’t enough for you, there is an unprecedented amount of Olympics information on the World Wide Web. The official Web site for the XVIII Winter Olympic Games is at http://www.nagano.olympic.org/, sponsored by the Olympics Organizing Committee. You can view that site in English or Japanese. All the expected information is there — schedules, information about the athletes, news stories about the events, and all the rest, but this year you’ll also find links to pages where you can have a virtual seat in one of the venues via virtual reality. You’ll be able to send a virtual postcard to a friend, download a Winter Games screen-saver, or view daily snapshots of the goings-on in and around Nagano during the games.
MEETING TO OFFER DAY CARE INFORMATION
February 9, 1998
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is sponsoring an informational meeting about day care licensing and registration. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the health department, 336 Mo. Kansas law requires homes to be registered or licensed when child care is provided away from the child’s own home for one or two children more than 20 hours a week total time, or for three or more children.
BUSINESS INCORPORATIONS
February 9, 1998
The following incorporations were filed recently in Douglas County: The Third Planet Inc., 110 Riverfront Road, Suite C.
WHAT ARE THE NEW SPORTS IN THIS WINTER OLYMPICS?
February 9, 1998
What sports are new to these Winter Olympic Games? Curling, snowboarding and women’s hockey have been added to the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.
ARE THERE ANY KANSANS IN THE WINTER OLYMPICS?
February 9, 1998
No athletes who list hometowns in Kansas have been officially named as participants in the Olympic Games.
DRINKING SOUNDOFF
February 9, 1998
We have a lot of drunks who hang out in our alley, and they’re really scary to come upon. Recently, the police have told neighbors of mine, when they’ve called in to report the drunks, that we should stop calling them. If we can’t call them to handle the problem, what are we supposed to do? Residents of Lawrence may always contact the police to have suspicious subjects investigated. Officers who respond may allow people to remain in the alley if no violation is observed, said Sgt. Susan Hadl of the Lawrence Police Department.
THE SHOW
February 9, 1998
A couple of months ago C.B. McGrath was so far down the Kansas basketball bench he was in the 913 area code. Today McGrath still spends most of his time on the KU bench, but he plays a lot more than he did in early December and he makes it count — as in Sunday’s 80-70 victory over Missouri in Allen Fieldhouse.
BEULAH DUNCAN
February 9, 1998
What hobbies do you enjoy? “I love reading. I love to play bridge and garden and do flower arranging. I belong to a garden club.”
TURN SIGNAL SOUNDOFF
February 9, 1998
I’ve recently noticed that many drivers don’t signal until they begin to turn. Isn’t this against the law? It is against Standard Traffic Ordinance Section 54, which requires a motorist to signal an intention to turn at least 100 feet before turning, said Sgt. Susan Hadl of the Lawrence Police Department.
FEBRUARY BLOOD DONORS TO GET FREE GIFT
February 9, 1998
Minuteman Press, Lawrence, is offering four personalized memo pads for anyone who donates blood through Kansas Blood Services in February. The Kansas Blood Services center is at 535 Gateway Dr. It’s open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays.
CENSUS FACTS
February 9, 1998
In the year 2000,Census forms will be sent to 100 million U.S. households; more than a billion sheets of paper will be returned and processed in 99 work days.
S DEFINING MOMENT
February 9, 1998
Jest For Grins by Marsha Henry Goff Valentine’s Day can be defined with a word of one syllable: LOVE! But defining the emotion of love is considerably more difficult. I personally have always thought that love is marrying someone even after they’ve dropped a snake on you. It happened to me. I was 15 and madly in puppy love with Ray, who — lacking etchings — was proudly showing me the new silo his parents had built on their farm west of town.
WOMAN REFLECTS ON COAST GUARD, VOLUNTEER SERVICE
February 9, 1998
Beulah Duncan decoded ship messages in World War II before directing the Elderhostel program at Kansas University.
JUVENILE CENTER SEARCHES FOR REDUCTION
February 9, 1998
A new program may be able to help the Douglas County area cut back on the rate of growth in juvenile detention.
YOUTHS PREFER FAMILIES OVER INSTITUTIONS
February 9, 1998
Living in a house instead of an institutional setting is helping some Douglas County teen-agers cope with their criminal pasts.
FOR THE RECORD:HOSPITAL REPORT
February 9, 1998
Dismissals Rhonda Lohse and infant son, Lawrence, Saturday.
CORRECTION ON PHOTO CAPTION FROM FEB. 8
February 9, 1998
A photo in Sunday’s Journal-World incorrectly identified Dick Harp as the head coach of Kansas University’s 1952 national championship team. Harp was the assistant coach of that team.
NET
February 9, 1998
Let the Web games begin The 1998 Winter Olympic Games are under way, and if you’re reading this, chances are you didn’t get your tickets to your favorite events at Nagano, Japan. Of course, there will be more than 120 hours of Olympics coverage on CBS this year, but if that isn’t enough for you, there is an unprecedented amount of Olympics information on the World Wide Web.
REV. LYLE B. ROE REV. LYLE B. ROE
February 9, 1998
Services for the Rev. Lyle B. Roe, 87, Williamstown, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Perry United Methodist Church. The Rev. Roe died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998, at his home after an extended illness.
S SCORING CHARTS
February 9, 1998
Raef LaFrentz moved into second place on Kansas’ all-time scoring list Sunday. LaFrentz, KU’s 6-foot-11 senior forward from Monona, Iowa, passed Clyde Lovellette on the scoring charts.
PROGRAM PLACES JUVENILE OFFENDERS IN HOMES
February 9, 1998
A new program that places juveniles who have been in trouble with the law into local homes is bringing some parents back into the foster care system.
WHAT A WEEKEND IT WAS
February 9, 1998
In case you hadn’t noticed, Kansas doesn’t have another men’s basketball game scheduled until Saturday. No Monday night game. No Tuesday game. No Wednesday game. Nothing. That’s good news because after the Legends Weekend even a man with as much energy as KU coach Roy Williams admitted he needed some down time.
KIDS CLIMB NEW HEIGHTS
February 9, 1998
Climbing a rock wall gives a boost to Little Brothers and Little Sisters.
JAYHAWKS WRAP LEGENDS WEEKEND WITH WIN
February 9, 1998
Paul Pierce was only half kidding when he talked to his Kansas basketball teammates before Sunday’s game against Missouri. “I said, ‘If we lose today, they should tear down Allen Fieldhouse.’ I mentioned, ‘If we lose, we shouldn’t be allowed to come back and play in this building,”’ Pierce, KU’s junior forward said after scoring 29 points, grabbing five rebounds and dishing four assists in the Jayhawks’ hard-earned 80-70 victory.
JUVENILE CENTER SEEKS HELP WITH GROWTH
February 9, 1998
A new program may be able to help the Douglas County area cut back on the rate of growth in juvenile detention.