Archive for Tuesday, December 18, 2001

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Hal Falkenstien
December 18, 2001
Local Briefs
December 18, 2001
Stolen pug puppy recovered in field near 31st and Iowa One of two pug puppies taken overnight Thursday from a Lawrence pet store was recovered Saturday morning. The 9-week-old female puppy was found by a pedestrian in a field near 31st and Iowa streets, said Heather Galbraith, manager at Pet World, 711 W. 23rd St. The man initially took the pug to a friend’s house, but he later read a story about the missing dogs in the Journal-World and took the puppy to Pet World. A veterinarian’s checkup revealed the puppy worth $600 was dehydrated and hungry but otherwise OK, Galbraith said. The dog and another 9-week-old pug were taken overnight Thursday by somebody who broke the glass from the business’ front door. Nothing else appeared taken. Galbraith said she still didn’t know where the other dog was. She said she was concerned because pugs require special care. Above, Pet World employee Kenny Sowers holds the recovered puppy. ______________________________ Homeless concerns: Open shelter available A temporary homeless shelter will open its doors Friday through Jan. 1 in the gym at Lawrence Catholic School St. John Campus, 1208 Ky. The school gym also served as a homeless shelter last summer. The shelter, which will be open from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m., offers an alternative to the Salvation Army, 946 N.H., which does not allow guests who are inebriated or under the influence of illegal substances. Ten people gathered Monday night at St. John’s Catholic Church, 1229 Vt., to hammer out the details of the new shelter. Gary Miller, chairman of Coalition for Homeless Concerns and PATH coordinator at Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, said he expected the shelter would serve at least a dozen people. If you would like to donate food or volunteer to help run the shelter, contact Miller at 843-9192. ______________________________ Crime: Lawrence resident arrested for car-battering rampage A Lawrence woman early Monday went on a rampage using her car as a battering ram on another vehicle and a garage door before she was caught by police. “She basically told officers she was mad at the world,” Sgt. Mark Warren said. Police were called shortly before 4 a.m. about a 2001 red Ford Focus repeatedly backing into a Mazda parked in the 3700 block of Clinton Parkway. The Focus was gone when officers arrived. While taking a report on the first incident, police received a call about a red Focus crashing into the door of a garage and causing damage at a residence in the 5100 block of Eagle Ridge Court. The car then drove off. Police stopped a Focus matching the suspect car’s description a short while later in the 5000 block of West 18th Street. The driver was arrested. Police Monday were still completing reports and no other information was available. ______________________________ Kansas responds: Fifth-grader honored for Sept. 11 fund drive Skylar Gotte has faced many challenges in her 10 years, but this Lawrence girl’s sense of charity has not been diminished. Gotte, a fifth-grader at Broken Arrow School, was honored Monday by Lawrence firefighters for raising $300 for a Sept. 11 firefighters’ fund. She borrowed a rubber boot and walked door-to-door. She didn’t quit until far surpassing her original goal of $200. “A voice inside me said I had to help them,” she said. Her mother, Leslie Gotte, said the fund drive wasn’t trouble-free. Two men she solicited for coins thought she was a scam artist and tried to take the boot from her, Leslie Gotte said. Leslie Gotte, who is visually impaired, said the family, including Skylar’s autistic sister, will soon be evicted from their home. “Our family has gone through a rough time this year,” she said. “Skylar still didn’t think once of our stuff. She put everything out of her mind and focused on those people who were killed and hurt.”
Harman services
December 18, 2001
Horoscopes
December 18, 2001
A musical gift
December 18, 2001
Welfare highway?
December 18, 2001
Iris Isabelle Aller
December 18, 2001
Lois Elizabeth Reuter
December 18, 2001
Daily Ticker
December 18, 2001
Guy Virgil Barnes
December 18, 2001
On the record
December 18, 2001
Local Briefs
December 18, 2001
Stolen pug puppy recovered in field near 31st and Iowa One of two pug puppies taken overnight Thursday from a Lawrence pet store was recovered Saturday morning. The 9-week-old female puppy was found by a pedestrian in a field near 31st and Iowa streets, said Heather Galbraith, manager at Pet World, 711 W. 23rd St. The man initially took the pug to a friend’s house, but he later read a story about the missing dogs in the Journal-World and took the puppy to Pet World. A veterinarian’s checkup revealed the puppy worth $600 was dehydrated and hungry but otherwise OK, Galbraith said. The dog and another 9-week-old pug were taken overnight Thursday by somebody who broke the glass from the business’ front door. Nothing else appeared taken. Galbraith said she still didn’t know where the other dog was. She said she was concerned because pugs require special care. Above, Pet World employee Kenny Sowers holds the recovered puppy. ______________________________ Homeless concerns: Open shelter available A temporary homeless shelter will open its doors Friday through Jan. 1 in the gym at Lawrence Catholic School St. John Campus, 1208 Ky. The school gym also served as a homeless shelter last summer. The shelter, which will be open from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m., offers an alternative to the Salvation Army, 946 N.H., which does not allow guests who are inebriated or under the influence of illegal substances. Ten people gathered Monday night at St. John’s Catholic Church, 1229 Vt., to hammer out the details of the new shelter. Gary Miller, chairman of Coalition for Homeless Concerns and PATH coordinator at Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, said he expected the shelter would serve at least a dozen people. If you would like to donate food or volunteer to help run the shelter, contact Miller at 843-9192. ______________________________ Crime: Lawrence resident arrested for car-battering rampage A Lawrence woman early Monday went on a rampage using her car as a battering ram on another vehicle and a garage door before she was caught by police. “She basically told officers she was mad at the world,” Sgt. Mark Warren said. Police were called shortly before 4 a.m. about a 2001 red Ford Focus repeatedly backing into a Mazda parked in the 3700 block of Clinton Parkway. The Focus was gone when officers arrived. While taking a report on the first incident, police received a call about a red Focus crashing into the door of a garage and causing damage at a residence in the 5100 block of Eagle Ridge Court. The car then drove off. Police stopped a Focus matching the suspect car’s description a short while later in the 5000 block of West 18th Street. The driver was arrested. Police Monday were still completing reports and no other information was available. ______________________________ Kansas responds: Fifth-grader honored for Sept. 11 fund drive Skylar Gotte has faced many challenges in her 10 years, but this Lawrence girl’s sense of charity has not been diminished. Gotte, a fifth-grader at Broken Arrow School, was honored Monday by Lawrence firefighters for raising $300 for a Sept. 11 firefighters’ fund. She borrowed a rubber boot and walked door-to-door. She didn’t quit until far surpassing her original goal of $200. “A voice inside me said I had to help them,” she said. Her mother, Leslie Gotte, said the fund drive wasn’t trouble-free. Two men she solicited for coins thought she was a scam artist and tried to take the boot from her, Leslie Gotte said. Leslie Gotte, who is visually impaired, said the family, including Skylar’s autistic sister, will soon be evicted from their home. “Our family has gone through a rough time this year,” she said. “Skylar still didn’t think once of our stuff. She put everything out of her mind and focused on those people who were killed and hurt.”