The Indianapolis Star from Indianapolis, Indiana on May 21, 1979 · Page 47
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Monday, May 21, 1979
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PAGE 46 THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR MONDAY, MAY 21, 1979 THE LIGHTER SIDE Singing The Kitchen Blues By BOB COLLINS Every so often probably during a full moon 1 come down with a terminal case of the galloping gourmets. And it has been suggested that during such times I be placed in a sterile room with the food and cooking equipment in another. These urges have earned me considerable disfavor in my hilltop nest, since they rarely hit before 6 or after 7 on Sunday mornings. BIT, I BLAME the situation more than the hour. 1 hardly can be held responsible for the fact that the pan I need always is on the bottom. And I have yet to meet a man with the dexterity to pull a pan off the bottom without causing a recreation of the last days of Pompeii. Frankly, I think the others in the fpmily make too big a thing of the noise The din only is unbearable for mm mmJ Collins roughly 14-18 seconds. Oh. I know it is tough on the nervous system to lie in bed upstairs and wait for the one more pan that always drops and rolls approximately one minute and 33 seconds after the cussing has ceased. And there is a sort of yodehng echo that can last for up to two hours. But, if they would just relax, I am sure the sound waves would rock them back to sleep. My bride maintains that she can handle the noise and confusion. But she insists there is no way she can sleep through what she terms the "Where's thes." Where's the spatula? Where's the bread? Where's the coffee? Where's the stove? WHAT DOES SHE expect? That I write her a note? Or maybe tap out a melodic message on the bottom of a pie pan? Husbands are a miserable lot. This is the kind of thanks I get for letting her rest while I fix my own breakfast. On top of that, 1 usually get a lecture about eating a pound of bacon and a half-dozen eggs. This is not true. The dog often gets five eggs and all but two strips of bacon. I get along quite well with whatever I didn't ruin. Pleas Fail To Stay Execution Tallahassee. Fla lAP) Lois Spenkelink rode 130 miles to the state capital Sunday to plead with Gov. Bob Graham to spare her son from execution in Florida's electric chair, but the governor had left town. Hundreds of quiet protesters, meanwhile, attended services at a church, then walked under police escort to a rally on the steps of the Florida Capitol. Mrs Spenkelink, 67, said she wanted to make a final appeal on behalf of her son, John, who is scheduled for execution at 7 a m Wednesday Asked how she would feel if she were the mother of a murder victim, Mrs Spenkelink said slowly: "I would feel the same way I'd think the man's life shouldn't be taken," She was driven to Tallahassee by her daughter from the little north Florida town of Starke, a few miles from where her son, 30, lives on Death Row in Florida State Prison. Mrs. Spenkelink sat on a folding chair in front of the red-brick governor's mansion for about an hour, waiting to hear whether Graham or his wife would talk to her about her son. iVavy Copter Crash Kills All 5 Crew Members Aboard Londonderry, N H. (LTD A Navy helicopter crashed in a field Sunday morning while en route to the Brunswick (Maine) Naval Air Station from Norfolk, Va., killing all five crewmen aboard. The victims were identified by the Navy as Lt. Cmdr. Lynwood H. Duncan, 34, Greensboro. NC; Lt Cmdr. James P. Hogan, 34, Davenport, Iowa; Lt. Paul L. Mellott, 31, Funkstown, Md.; Petty Officer 2d Class Michael J. Kennedy, 25, Warminister. Pa.; and Airman Paul J. Delias, 21, San Jose. Calif. In Norfolk. The Navy reported the KH2-Delta Seaspnte chopper went down around 9:30 a.m. The crew members were assigned to Light Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron 30, also known as HSL-30 The Navy said an investigation into the crash had begun But Graham was in DeLand to speak at Stetson University's commencement, where he said he believed the use of the death penalty would decrease brutality in America He said he hadn't seen Mrs. Spenkelink before he left Tallahassee, and he wouldn't say whether he would see her when he returned to the capital. Spenkelink and Willie Darden, 45, were condemned to death Friday when Graham signed the warrants to carry out their 1974 death sentences. The anti-death penalty group, eight of whom had chained themselves Saturday to the iron gate surrounding the mansion, was met by at least 20 supporters of capital punishment. Leaders of each group read different passages from the Bible to support their positions. They sang "Amazing Grace" under the shade of stately oaks and dogwood trees, then continued the argument briefly before Graham's supporters left. Several ministers, opponents of the death penalty, and other Flondians had called the afternoon prayer service, and a Presbyterian laywoman and a religion professor wrote a liturgy of forgiveness for the occasion. Belvedere By George Crenshaw . ! DUL WITH jgTSk. XI II S (WW) 4 Wttl 253-1142 k UA6 AMOU6 My If t Tim To Be ALARMED! J. C. ELECTRIC (rirm do. FIRE BURGLAR ALARM SYSTEMS Sou 1 loll 787-4485 AUTO POLICE CAU . Bald Eagles More Plentiful Than Thought Washington (UPI) - Survey teams have located nearly 10,000 bald eagles in the lower 48 states, nearly twice the number counted earlier, the National Wildlife Federation reported Sunday. But experts say they are not certain these figures prove America's majestic national symbol, considered an endangered species in all but three continental U.S. states, is making a comeback. . i Federation official William Clark said the new total might simply reflect the vast survey effort 2,600 observers sent far and wide into remote areas plus a large number of Alaskan and Canadian birds that came south for the winter. The survey, conducted for two weeks in January, found 9,836 eagles compared to the 5,315 counted earlier last winter by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Indiana has three eagles, according to the survey. The new census reported 6,196 adults and 3,413 immature birds, with 227 of an undetermined age. Clark said the large number of young birds is a good sign. He estimated the bald eagle population for all of North America at about 100,000. lOC Timex watch repair BSERVICE CENTER'S FACTORY l vt. 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' White has admitted the shootings, and the jury is seeking to determine whether they constituted first- or second-degree murder or manslaughter. , Blinder said White told him that on the morning of the shootings, after Moscone told him he was going to appoint someone else to White's vacated seat on the city's Board of Supervisors, White turned to leave, but then Moscone asked what his wife and family would do. grads will love these gifts key holders for engraving $5 , Positive hold split ring style. With disc or heart shaped danglers for engraving name or message. ident bracelets 6.95 to 20.95 All styles in our large collection ideal for the grad! Select from chain link and other designs. neckchains $4 to 40 .. Beautiful neckchains in serpentine, curb, rope, cable, s wedged and other popular styles! Watch Repair, D024, Downtown, Glendale and Lafayette Square. Shop Block's downtown today 10 to 5:30; branch stores 10 to 9. Enoy It now I Charge Itl No account? 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(Star Photo by Frank Espich) If1 Hurley Hurt The look of disappointment showed on the face of Hurley Haywood after he blew the engine in his No. 51 Lightning-Offy, ending any chance for qualifying for the 500-Mile Race this year. (Star Photo by Frank Espich) 7 jsi. or mt-. 5t Sure-Fire Spike Spike Gehlhausen sits in his No. 90 Wildcat-Cosworth, o Patrick entry, and gets some advice from former 500-Mile Race winner Gordon Johncock. Gehlhausen qualified the car Sunday with on average speed of 185.061 mph, bumping Dana Carter from the field. (Star Photo by Frank Espich) 4 ' . i . 1

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