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A10 WEDNESDAY • SEPTEMBER 18,2002 • THE HAYS DAILY NEWS NATIONAL Hershey trust calls off sale KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (AP) — Hershey Foods Corp. was removed from the auction block by the charitable trust that controls it, ending weeks of heated political opposition and legal wrangling over the nation's largest candy maker. Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. of Chicago had offered to buy the trust's controlling stake for $12.5 billion, Hershey Trust Co. spokesman Rick Kelly said today. Bids as high as $15 billion had been expected from food giants such as Wrigley and Kraft. Experts said the board's decision was likely influenced by local leaders who argued a sale would have devastated the economy of Hershey, the city where the company was founded more than a century ago. Meeting behind closed doors Tuesday, the trustees voted 10-7 to abandon the sale, Kelly said. "The trust board has rejected all the bids that it received," Kelly said, reading a statement from board members. "It is asking the company to end the process of exploring the sale." The $5.9 billion trust, which controls 77 percent of the company's shareholder votes and 31 percent of its common stock, made the surprising announcement July 25 that it had ordered Hershey Foods executives to seek bids on its stake. The trust, whose sole beneficiary is the Milton Hershey School for disadvantaged children, said selling the company would protect its investments because more than half the trust's assets are invested in the company's stock. Board members say the trust could be hurt if the company's finances falter during rough economic times. But the potential sale sparked protests from the public and politicians, who said the interests of the community would be pushed aside in any sale. Critics said a sale would trigger plant closings and layoffs. In Hershey, residents have circulated petitions, staged rallies, and posted signs on front lawns to dissuade the trustees, most of whom do not live locally, from selling the company News of the possible sale had surprised some analysts, who thought Hershey's profitability and close relationship with the town, the trust and the school made it untouchable. A state judge granted an injunction on a sale, pending a Hershey Trust appeal. State Attorney General Mike Fisher had petitioned the judge to require the trust to seek court approval before it could sell the candy maker. Report: California blackouts could have been avoided SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly all the blackouts that swept California during the state's energy crisis could have been avoided, according to a report that accuses power generators of holding out electricity when the state needed it most. All Southern California blackouts and 65 percent of Northern California blackouts occurred because generators ramped down production at their power plants, according to an analysis released Tuesday by the California Public Utilities., ..Commission., arid fort- 1 , land-base,d'McCullough'Researcn,' On all 'but two of the 32 statewide blackout or service interruption days between November 2000 and May 2001, the state's five largest non-utility electricity generators were not operating at maximum capacity, according to commission President Loretta Lynch. "The only reason that is imaginable as to why generators would not generate power ... is because they thought that withholding (energy) from the market would drive the price up," said the PUC's general counsel Gary Cohen. The report was presented Tuesday to a state Senate panel in charge of investigating possible energy price manipulation. It's based on information obtained through the committee, which has collected more than 1 million documents and subpoenaed more than two dozen en- ,ergy companies. , .,.,.., i Th fr $3J?) ^aims, it.'.was,. ,9ver v charged nearly $20 billiop, during the power crisis by the five largest generators: Duke, Dynegy, Mirant, Reliant and AES/Williams. Jan Smutny-Jones, executive director of the Independent Energy Producers, challenged the findings, arguing that California's generators actually increased output by 88 percent during the energy crisis. LA CROSSE LIVESTOCK MARKET LA CROSSE, KANSAS 67548 Results from September 13th sale (888 hd). 100-275#. 300-400#. 400-500#. •500-600#. 600-700#. STEERS ,.$160.00-240.00/hd ..$96.00-101.00 .$89.00-96.00 .$82.00-88.00 .$76.00-82.00 700-800# $75.00-79.00 HEIFERS $160.00-265.00/hd $87.00-95.00 $86.00-90.00 $76.00-83.00 $73.00-78.00 $74.00-79.00 WEIGH-UP COWS $30.00-47.00. WEIGH-UP BULLS $45.00-51.00 OLDER BRED COWS $500-650 Special Calf Sales: September 27th October 4th October 11th Check out our Web page at for more details and market reports, early consignments and sale schedules. Updates dally! SALEBARN OR FRANK SEIDEL 785-222-2586 or 785-650-4919 DOUG KASSELMAN (FIELOMAN) 620-385-2552 THANK YOU FOR YOUR BUSINESS! If you do not receive your paper by 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or by 7:00 a.m. on Sunday ... or if a problem persists and you are unable to work it out with your carrier, we would like to know about it. Please£ call our Circulation Department at... ni; _rO 7:00 P.M. HROUGH Your news and information source for northwest Kansas ASSOCIATED PRESS Democratic gubernatorial candidate Janet Reno smiles as supporters applaud after she conceded Tuesday to Bill McBride at her Miami Lakes, Fla., campaign headquarters. Reno concedes race MIAMI (AP) — One week after Florida's botched gubernatorial primary, Janet Reno conceded the Democratic nomination to political newcomer Bill McBride after the former attorney general's bid to unseat Gov. Jeb Bush fell short by less than 5,000 votes. The final but still unofficial count Tuesday had McBride, a Tampa lawyer, winning by about 4,800 votes out of more than 1.3 million cast — one of the closest elections in Florida history. "I want to do everything that I possibly can to see that he gets elected," Reno said in a concession speech. "I think Bill can build an educational system that we can be proud of. I look forward to working with him on issues such as prescription drugs." McBride's campaign planned a statewide tour today and Thursday, including stops in Miami, Orlando and Tallahassee. Campaign sources told The Associated Press he would name state Sen. Tom Rossin to be his lieutenant governor nominee today. Unofficial totals showed that McBride had 602,352 votes, or 44.38 percent; Reno had 597,558, or 44.03 percent; and state Sen. Daryl Jones of Miami had 157,107, or 11.57 percent. The results were to be certified by the state today. The balloting Sept. 10 was marked by equipment glitches and human errors that brought back memories of the 2000 White House race. The problems happened despite a $32 million, overhaul of Florida's election system ' that included the installation of touchscreen voting machines. Final counts showed Reno gained 3,402 votes in Miami-Dade, Broward and other counties after uncounted ballots were tabulated, not enough to erase the 8,196-vote margin McBride held immediately after the primary. McBride spent Tuesday going for a morning jog and running errands. He issued a statement saying he was proud the Democratic primary campaign had been devoid of personal attacks between the candidates. "That contrasts sharply, of course, with the negative attacks of Jeb Bush," McBride said, referring to television ads the Florida Republican Party has run attacking McBride's management when he headed Florida's largest law firm. Bush congratulated McBride at a Tuesday news conference in Fort Lauderdale, but said his opponent has failed to say exactly how he'd pay for programs he supports, such as limiting the number of students in Florida classrooms. "I look forward to a good campaign in the general election," Bush said. "I challenge my opponent, who hasn't had a record of public service, to lay out specifically what he will do." Reno said Tuesday she would not sue to force a recount or otherwise challenge the results, but said she might file a lawsuit if that would advance her efforts to push for election reform. 2BK Serviced of Hays We Specialize In Carpet Cleaning 785-628-6712 || I he Hays Daily News web site includes a Hays <VJ rrf. community information area and a portal for Northwest \1 J Kansas information. The site includes all the news and \ § information you need, from Hays and the region to state, national and international news, and continuously updated weather and stock market information. With all this information, local and regional portals and our Google search engine in one place, should be your home page. LET Us DESIGN A WEB PAGE FOR You - \)<Miy New*} Kansas House Rep. 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Richard Killpack said under rules suggested by therapists, they required Cassandra to ask for everything, including food and water, "to help her understand dependency, that her mom and dad loved her." "She had a very severe problem of sneaking and lying ... to the point of even damage to herself," he said today on CBS' "The Early Show." "They made the suggestion that whatever she sneaked or wanted, that you would do that in excess." After she took water in June, he said they asked her to drink three 8 ounces glasses of water. After about 12 ounces, he said, she threw temper tantrums and then followed their request to do exercises and take a time out. "She started to complain her head was dizzy. I asked her to come over to me, and she basically passed out in our arms," he said on NBC's "Today" show. "Her death was a tragic, tragic accident," Jennete Killpack said. But prosecutors said evidence shows Cassandra was forced to drink so much water it lowered the concentration of sodium in her blood, causing fatal brain swelling. The Kill- packs' lawyer, Philip Danielson, said unbeknownst to her parents, Cassandra's sodium level was depleted before she drank the water. Sherry Ragan, chief of Utah County Attorney's criminal divi- sion, said it probably took several quarts of water to cause Cassandra's death. "The explanation they've given for the amount of water that they gave her does not fit the medical evidence," she said today on NBC. She also said the parents forced Cassandra to drink the water even while she was gagging and tied her arms back. She said cuts and bruises were found around the girl's mouth. She also said Cassandra sneaked Kool-Aid, not water. Killpack said he was following the recommendations by therapists at the Cascade Center for Family Growth in Orem. Center director Larry Van Bloem denied that his therapists promoted forced water drinking. "No, we never recommend it," he told The Daily Herald of Provo. In June, Springville police searched the Cascade Center for therapy records on the 4-year-old girl, but authorities said the center does not share responsibility for Cassandra's death. The Killpacks have two other daughters, one adopted. Both have been placed in foster care. The couple were awaiting a court summons. The charge of child abuse was filed because they involved their older daughter in the "discipline and abuse of Cassandra" and she suffered severe emotional harm, Ragan said. The Killpacks called 911 on June 9 when Cassandra was having difficulty breathing following the punishment. She died early the next day. Danielson said Cassandra was physically and sexually abused before being adopted and wasn't bonding with her new parents. 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