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LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
February 22, 1999
Burglaries and thefts reported * A $1,045 Fisher Home Stereo rack system was reported stolen from an apartment in the 1900 block of East 19th Street between Feb. 2 and 1:40 a.m. Feb. 11.
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February 22, 1999
What are the laws regarding target practice with firearms on your own property outside city limits? While firing a gun inside the city limits is prohibited, there aren’t any laws prohibiting the shooting of firearms in the county, said Douglas County sheriff’s and district attorney’s office representatives.
CITY FAVORS COUNTY CODES
February 22, 1999
Because Douglas County buildings have the potential to become Lawrence buildings through annexation, Lawrence Mayor Marty Kennedy has an interest in seeing the county pass a commercial building code. “I definitely think they need to have some ordinances that resemble what the city has, in regards to construction guidelines, to make sure these buildings are safe for the future,” Kennedy said.
DOROTHY A. CHARTIER
February 22, 1999
Services for Dorothy A. Chartier, 66, Concordia, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Chapel, Concordia. Burial will be in Hollis Cemetery in Hollis. Mrs. Chartier died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999, at Sunset Nursing Center in Concordia.
EAGLES HONOR PUBLIC PROTECTORS
February 22, 1999
The Mount Oread Aerie No. 309 Eagles honored emergency services personnel and police on Sunday.
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February 22, 1999
How do I volunteer for Habitat for Humanity? Call the Lawrence Habitat office at 832-0777 or drop by at 412 E. Ninth St. There are several different ways to volunteer and different levels of time commitment.
SEARCH FOR HASKELL PRESIDENT TO BEGIN WITH SELECTION COMMITTEE
February 22, 1999
The national search for a replacement for outgoing Haskell President Bob Martin begins in earnest this month.
THREAT MADE AT BAR LEADS TO ARREST
February 22, 1999
A man was arrested early Sunday after being thrown out of the Laughing Dog Saloon and threatening an employee late Saturday, police said. Lawrence police arrested Joseph Worth, 41, Lawrence, on a charge of aggravated assault Sunday.
JAY IDEA HATCHED IN 1952
February 22, 1999
Newspaper articles chart the history of the Big Jay and Baby Jay, from a publicity stunt to beloved mascots. An article from 1960 tracing the history of the mascot reported that the idea for a Jayhawk costume began in 1952 as a publicity stunt for the Union Book Store. It was so popular that there were requests for it to make appearances at athletic events to build spirit.
S BASKETBALL TEAM WILL PLAY ITS FINAL TWO REGULAR-SEASON GAMES ON THE ROADAT OKLAHOMA STATE AND KANSAS STATE.
February 22, 1999
In the glowing aftermath of her 500th coaching victory, Marian Washington said: “What I’m proud of is we have a great tradition for men’s basketball here, and I think we now have that for women’s basketball.”
SPRING JOB OUTLOOK STAYS ROSY
February 22, 1999
Hiring in Lawrence this spring will be slightly slower than across the state as a whole, according to a new survey. Still, Lawrence-area employers are upbeat about their springtime staffing plans, according to the latest Employment Outlook Survey being released today by Manpower Inc.
NURSING AWARD NOMINATIONS OPEN
February 22, 1999
The Heart of Healthcare awards program is now accepting nominations for outstanding registered nurses in Kansas and metropolitan Kansas City. Ten winners will be selected at an annual banquet in September in Kansas City, Kan. Registered nurses who work in any setting are eligible for nomination. Each nominee will receive a letter of congratulations and certificate of recognition. More than 4,500 nurses have been nominated since the first awards were given in 1990.
BESSIE E. SCHENDEL
February 22, 1999
Services for Bessie E. Schendel, 85, Eudora, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Wilson and Son Chapel in Wellsville. Burial will be in the Wellsville Cemetery. Mrs. Schendel died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at Eudora Nursing Center.
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February 22, 1999
Kansas University’s ninth-inning, two-out rally fell short and Northwestern escaped with a 5-4 victory on Sunday at the Rawlings Spring Training Tournament. The Jayhawks (2-5) trailed 5-2 heading into the bottom of the ninth. After the first two KU batters were retired, Matt Van Alsburg and Duane Thompson walked. A passed ball allowed Van Alsburg and Thompson to advance. Pinch hitter Sparky Wilhelm then delivered a two-run single to pull the Jayhawks within a run.
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February 22, 1999
Oklahoma State, the preseason favorites to win the Big 12 Conference, appeared destined for an NIT Tournament bid, not a coveted NCAA berth, entering Saturday’s home game against Missouri. However, the Cowboys’ impressive 84-64 rout of No. 24-ranked Missouri, now has OSU thinking NCAAs again. Oklahoma State takes an 18-8 overall record, 9-5 in the Big 12 into tonight’s 8:35 p.m. battle at Kansas. The Jayhawks are also 18-8, 10-4 in the league.
S FIRST TEACHER. SPECIAL TO THE JOURNAL-WORLD
February 22, 1999
Imagine living hours away from family members and having questions about how to care for your newborn baby. That’s why my husband and I enrolled in the Parents as Teachers (PAT) program five years ago, when our first child was 8 months old. Parents as Teachers, a program of the Lawrence school district, provides year-round home visits by trained educators to help improve language, social, motor and thinking skills of children up to 5 years old. The program also provides play groups, group meeting and teen parent groups to help parents increase their parenting skills.
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February 22, 1999
Lawrence High swimming coach Pat Grzenda figures Jonathan Hemphill’s 500 freestyle state record will stand the test of time. After all, it’s not every day that a swimming record is broken by nearly four seconds.
SWJHS CLUB KEEPS OPPONENTS IN CHECK
February 22, 1999
Southwest Junior High School hosted the first Southwest Invitational Chess Tournament on Feb. 6. One-hundred and sixteen students from 18 schools participated. The SW Bulldogs walked away with the first-place trophy in the Junior High Division, with Doug Raney, Dylan McClain, Chris Blaine, Bruno Simoes, Ed DeLaTorre and Chris Alonge placing in the tournament.
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February 22, 1999
Every child and adult has dreams when they’re asleep — sometimes scary, sometimes happy. In the imaginative hands of Theatre Sans Fil, dreams become fantastical tools to teach youngsters how to cope with things that seem to big for them to handle. “The Dream Catchers,” a one-hour show utilizing giant puppets maneuvered by five black-clad puppeteers in the Japanese Bunraku tradition, drew a large crowd Sunday afternoon at the Lied Center, and it was good to see as many — or more — children as adults in the audience.
JAYHAWKS BLANK NOTRE DAME, 1-0
February 22, 1999
Kansas blanked Notre Dame 1-0 on Sunday at the Gladstones softball tournament. The Jayhawks went 3-2 in the three-day tourney to place third. Next for Kansas (8-3) is the Arizona Invitational on March 5-7.
HAWKOHOLISM IS CONTAGIOUS
February 22, 1999
I know mine isn’t the only family that bleeds crimson and blue, but from oldest to youngest, we revere the Jayhawks. Mom is the most rabid basketball fan — and in her younger years was the best athlete — among us. The girls’ basketball team on which she starred in high school played throughout Central Oklahoma. Her small school’s mascot was the Bluejay. Blue. Jay. Pretty prophetic, huh? Mom is so wrapped up in Jayhawk roundball that Greg — who does a pretty fair imitation of Coach Roy Williams — called his grandmother before a playoff game pretending to be the Big Guy thanking her for her support. Had he not awakened her from a nap, Mom wouldn’t have been fooled. But, for a minute or so, she was and Greg felt pretty darn awful about it. When Coach Williams was apprised of the prank gone awry, he sent Mom a nice note. And did Mom believe that note actually came from him? No she did not! “Once fooled, twice shy.” (Grams always used that expression. Will someone please tell me what it means?)
COSTLY WISDOM
February 22, 1999
Whatever plans consultants come up with for local recreation facilities, city officials want them to be accompanied by cost estimates that are more realistic than those in the last plan. Experience apparently has been a stern teacher for Lawrence city officials when it comes to parks and recreation planning.
IN 1899
February 22, 1999
On Feb. 22, 1899, the Lawrence Journal criticized fellow journalists noting: “The Kansas `editors’ are off on a junketing trip today at the expense of Kansas City. There are more than two hundred in the crowd, and unless things have changed wonderfully, about one in ten is a sure-enough editor. The others are hangers on, men and women who make up in gall what they lack in brains, and who dead beat their way on the reputation of some man who is at home earning an honest living…” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
INSPECTION VOID SCRUTINIZED
February 22, 1999
Douglas County has had minimum standards for residential building for years. County commissioners soon will be asked to extend those standards to commercial building, as well.
DEPUTIES ADD SECURITY TO COURTROOMS
February 22, 1999
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department deputies who provide security for the district court say the job is interesting because they see something new nearly every day.
DCSS BOARD SETS MONTHLY MEETING
February 22, 1999
The Douglas County Senior Services board of directors will hold its monthly meeting at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt. The meeting is free and open to the public.
S NOT TEACHING AT THE KANSAS UNIVERSITY CAMPUS IN OVERLAND PARK, HERB TUTTLE IS TEACHING ON THE SLOPES OF SNOW CREEK SKI AREA.
February 22, 1999
Five teen-age friends from Leavenworth shifted from foot to foot, unfamiliar with the weight of the stiff boots they wore. With skis leaned up against their shoulders, they chatted and giggled, nervously. Herb Tuttle, 42, strode up in front of the group, grinning.
S MASCOTS FIND REWARDS IN THEIR WORK
February 22, 1999
Mascots perform in sweltering suits just to see the smiles on Jayhawk fans’ faces.
ELIZABETH ANN CRONEMEYER
February 22, 1999
Memorial services for Elizabeth Ann Cronemeyer, 45, will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at Shoemaker Auction Building, 302 Shoemaker Ln., Tonganoxie. Mrs. Cronemeyer died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, at her home.
ADMISSIONS ORPHA THOMA, PERRYBIRTHS
February 22, 1999
David Popp and Deirdre Shaw, Lawrence, a girl, Saturday. Douglas and Mildred Bell, Lawrence, a boy, Sunday.
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February 22, 1999
The following incorporation was filed recently in Douglas County: Meridian Group Inc., 2112 E. 26th Ter.
RYAN ROBERTSON, T.J. PUGH, JELANI JANISSE AND CHRIS MARTIN WILL PLAY THEIR FINAL HOME GAMES FOR KANSAS TONIGHT.
February 22, 1999
Roy Williams tells his incoming Kansas basketball players to enjoy every day of their college careers because they will be over “in the blink of an eye.” KU’s 11th-year coach most definitely knows what he’s talking about.
FIRE STRIKES HOUSE IN DESOTO
February 22, 1999
A fire early Sunday consumed much of a house at 851 Wea Ter. in DeSoto. Firefighters were called to the scene of the fire at 12:30 a.m., and Johnson County Sheriff’s officials said it took a few hours to get the blaze under control.
KANSAS HIRING
February 22, 1999
Here’s a look at the percentage of employers across Kansas who plan to increase the size of their work force during April, May and June, according to a new survey from Manpower Inc.: Emporia — 33 percent
THREAT MADE AT BAR LEADS TO ARREST
February 22, 1999
A man was arrested early Sunday after being thrown out of the Laughing Dog Saloon and threatening an employee late Saturday, police said. Lawrence police arrested Joseph Worth, 41, Lawrence, on a charge of aggravated assault Sunday.
SOUND OFF
February 22, 1999
Can I still donate to the United Way, even though the campaign is over? “Absolutely,” said Jane Belford, finance manager at the United Way of Douglas County. Call the office at 843-6626 or stop by 2518 Ridge Ct., Suite 101, for a pledge card.
ROBERT T. ERICKSON JR.
February 22, 1999
Services for Robert T. Erickson Jr., 56, Perry, are pending and will be announced by Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa. Mr. Erickson died early Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999, at his home in rural Perry.