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THE SALINA JOURNAL NEWS THURSDAY, MAY 14, 1998 A7 DEATHS & FUNERALS Martin E. Await BELLEVILLE — Martin E. Await, 72, Belleville, died Wednesday, May 13, 1998, at Salina Re- giorhal Health Center. Mr. Await was born Dec. 10, 1925, at Scandia and was a lifelong resident of the Belleville area. He was a. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a police officer for 33 years, Belleville chief of police and after retirement worked for Stone Construction. He was a member of the Kansas and National Chief of police Association; and Veterans ^Foreign Wars and American Le- j^ipn, both of Belleville. ,, Survivors include his wife, Violet of Belleville; two daughters, Sharon Huffman of Clay Center and LaDona Racette of Mineral, Va.; his mpther, Nellie Await of Scandia; t'wp sisters, Bernadean Jeardoe of Cb'ncordia and Ardith Thomas of Chester, Neb.; five grandchildren; apd' nine great-grandchildren. "/The funeral will be at 11 a.m. :SXt'urday at Tibbetts-Fischer 'Chapel, Belleville, Randy Paugh officiating. Burial will be in Pleas- afl't Ridge Cemetery, Norway, with military rites. "Memorials may be made to the foinsas Heart Association or Diabetes Foundation. ' ' Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9'p.m. today at the funeral home, 1104 20th, Belleville 66935. Matilda "Mattie" Hauck Matilda "Mattie" Hauck, 94, Salina, died Tuesday, May 12, 1998, at her home. Mrs. Hauck was born Matilda Thye on April 23, 1904, at Danville, Iowa, and was a resident of Salina since 1993, moving from McPherson; She was a homemaker and a member of University United Methodist Church, Salina. , ,Her husband, Francis, died in ,,; Survivors include a daughter, Myrna Muir of Salina; two brothers,, George Thye of McPherson and Harry Thye of Hillsboro; and three sisters, Martha Schroeder of Hillsboro, Edna Vogt of California .and Janet Keazer of Marion. I The service will be at 2 p.m. Friday in McPherson City Cemetery, the Rev. Harry Tysen officiating. Memorials may be made to Re- -becca A. Morrison House, Salina. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Olson's Funeral Home, 202 N. Jackson, Marquette 67464. Jake Loevenstein QUINTER — Jake Loevenstein, 87,-Quinter, died Tuesday, May 12, 1998, at Hays Medical Center. Mr. Loevenstein was born July 20, 1910, at Quinter and was a lifelong resident of the area. He was a farmer-stockman and worked for the Co-op Service Station for 15 years. He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Collyer. A daughter, Joan Phlieger, died in 1983. Survivors include his wife, Barbara of Quinter; a son, Kenneth of "Quinter; a sister, Josephine Geier of Garden City; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. ..the funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at St. Michael Catholic Church, Collyer, the Rev. Basil Torrez officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery, Collyer. A vigil and wake will be at 7 p.m. today at Schmitt Funeral Home, Quinter. Memorials may be made to Quinter Volunteer Ambulance Fund. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Friday at the funeral home, 901 S. Main, Quinter 67752. Today's o SAUNA Seinfeld / Show grew on Americans Matilda "Wattle" Hauck KANSAS' '/?°L BELLEVILLE: Martin E, Await CAWkEff CITY) Metfe "Dutch* Schreudar ," ' , COLBY: Leslie V. Marty OTTAWA: Prank Louis Studley QUINTER: Jake Loevenstein Leslie V.Marty COLBY — Leslie V. Marty, 84, Colby, died Wednesday, May 13, 1998, at Sharon Springs. Harrison Chapel, Colby, is handling arrangements. Merle "Dutch" Schreuder CAWKER CITY — Merle "Dutch" Schreuder, 78, Cawker City, died Tuesday, May 12, 1998, at his home. Mr. Schreuder was born March 5, 1920, northeast of Cawker City and was a lifelong resident of the area. He was a farmer-stockman and a member of Cawker City United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie of the home; three daughters, Linda. Meier of St. Louis, Shari Muths of Clay Center and Shelley Thull of Newton; a brother, Lloyd of Cawker City; and seven grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Cawker City United Methodist Church, Pastor Don Andrews officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Grove Cemetery, Cawker City. . Memorials may be made to the church or Solomon Valley Hospice. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the church. Waconda Funeral Home, 815 First, Cawker City 67430, is handling arrangements. Frank Louis Studley OTTAWA — Frank Louis Studley, 66, Ottawa, died Tuesday, May 12,1998, at Ransom Memorial Hospital, Ottawa. Mr. Studley was born Jan. 16, 1932, at Grand Rapids, Mich., and was a former resident of Pratt, Great Bend for seven years and Salina for 32 years. He was an Air Force veteran. He was a truck driver for Research Products and Allied Van Lines, both of Salina, retiring in 1992. He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church and American Legion Post, both of Rogers, Ark., and attended First United Methodist Church, Ottawa. Survivors include his wife, Darlene of the home; a son, Bryan of Ottawa; a daughter, Ann Dixson of Greensburg; two brothers, Kenneth Burnette and Gordon Studley, both of Bay City, Mich.; and five grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church, Ottawa, the Rev. Kent Melcher officiating. Inurn- ment and committal service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Natrona Lutheran Cemetery, near Pratt. Memorials may be made to Ottawa First United Methodist Church, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Salina, or Peace Lutheran Church, Rogers, Ark., in care of Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa 66067. The family will receive friends an hour before the service today at the church. • Because of incomplete information given the Journal, the time of inurnment and memberships were omitted in Wednesday's edition. FROM PAGE A1 mundane little things and conversations you have and it takes them ... well beyond its meaningful life," Curran said. "I find it very amusing and quite refreshing. I look forward to it, and watch it on Sunday nights in reruns." "You find yourself discussing and rediscussing it. It's like the better years of 'Saturday Night Live,' " Curran said. Enduring, yes, but popular? Television historian Tim Brooks thinks "Seinfeld" will endure in reruns for decades, but he is uncertain of its long-term legacy. Some television comedies, notably "I Love Lucy," remain entertaining to watch today and often are parodied by other shows, he said. There are others, such as "Laugh-in" with its quick video cuts and snappy comedy bits, that changed the look of programs that followed but aren't seen much in reruns themselves. " 'Seinfeld' will be seen for years to come," Brooks said. "But in terms of being popular, I'm not sure 10 to 20 years from now we will see it the same way." Brooks is co-author of "The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows," and is vice president of research for cable's USA Network in New York. It's more difficult nowadays for shows such as "Seinfeld" to sustain long runs, as did "Cheers," "M*A*S*H" or "Hawaii Five-O," Brooks said. "With the fragmentation of all the cable networks, the public constantly is presented with new and innovative shows," he said. "Something will come along and it will be the flavor of the month. . "I would argue that the networks' tendency to clcfne their hits is hurting the entire industry because the viewers leave and don't come back. Then they create the next 'South Park.' " A show that almost wasn't "Seinfeld's" appeal, Brooks thinks, lies in its writing that shows characters to which the public relates. Very few people, however, remember the 1989 pilot for the show, titled "The Seinfeld Chronicles" that had Jerry, George and Kramer in the cast, but not Elaine. "Its second season it was scheduled against 'Home Improvement' and it was nearly canceled. Then they decided to try it on another night," Brooks said. "It took time for the public to get used to." Television is a personal medium, and viewers don't watch shows with characters they're not comfortable with, he said. Like humorist Will Rogers did years ago, Brooks said, "Seinfeld" makes its characters likable by observing and exposing human nature. Jerry dates a woman with a mint-condition toy collection who warns him the toys are only to look at. Naturally, the first thing he wants to do is get The Associated Press Kenny Kramer, the inspiration for Cosmo Kramer in "Seinfeld," poses recently in New York. Kramer lived across the hall from a co-creator of "Seinfeld" and has embraced his accidental celebrity. his hands on frogman GI Joe. "It's about stuff we all go through or relate to, getting lost in the parking garage, picking your nose in the car and someone staring right at you," Brooks said. One of Brooks' favorite episodes was the one about Frank Costanza's TV Guide collection. "I've been keeping TV guides for 20 years and now the truth comes out," he said, laughing. 'It's like our culture' Another Salinan, Roger Steinbrock, director of public relations for Kansas State University-Salina, is a fan, but is hard-pressed to name a favorite episode. "You don't see it in very many other shows where they switch to different scenes very quickly. It's like our culture," he said. "And the music, the little catchy music. You know the minute it comes on, and you run to the TV." Steinbrock plans to be at a "Seinfeld" party with a small group of friends tonight in Manhattan. "They're serving 'Seinfeld' food — Snapple, Junior Mints, Fez, and I think I'm going to bring a Superman, because Jerry's a big Superman fan," Steinbrock said. "And," he added wryly, "there will be no double-dipping." SOMETHING ABOUT NOTHING THE ANSWERS (Quiz Is on Page C3) 1. d) It's'Babs. His is Cosmo, incidentally. 2. b) Lord of the Manor. 3. c) Trasier's" Jane Leeves. , 4. a) Ifs a Junior Mint. 5. b) Ifs locked in the vault. 6. d) Warner Bros, character Tweety ON THE RECORD Bird adorns the Fez dispenser in question. 7.&) Tom's provides the exterior for Monk's. 8. d) It's doubtful that she actually had an affair with Gandhi, of course, 9. c) The fictional "Rochelle, Rochelle" turns up twice on the series. 10. c) Even the Soup Nazi is suscep- ADOPTION tible to flatten/. 11. c) It's "Havana," Sydney Pollack's Cuban "Casablanca" knockoff starring Robert Redford. 12. a) This traditional Latin expression, meaning roughly 'Tyrants always get what they deserve," was quoted by John Wilkes Booth as he assassinated President Abraham Lincoln. 13. c) Biff Loman is one of the sons of the title character In Arthur Miller's 1949 classic, "Death of a Salesman." 14. b) Dalrymple is the head of the fictional network, not the real-life one on which the series appears. 15. d) Of course, it's a self-referential twist on "Seinfeld" itself. Hospital report • Salina Regional Health Center ?, PENN ADMISSIONS — Marcella Knedlik, Belleville. ;• SANTA FE ADMISSIONS — Tamera Arnold, Mary Bell, James Evans, Paula Florian, Diana Glavin, Marcus Graham, Andrea Kroeker, Myrta Nunn, Crystal Parnell, Maurine Pierce, Kimberly Rayas, Melissa Ruis, Angela Sams, Angela Snider and Shirley Tin- die, all of Salina; Anita Elaine Popelka, Bennington; Delbert G. Weis, Brookville; Stanley Petermeyer, Clay Center; Marvel McDaniel, Concordia; Rhonda Tyler, Delphos; Jody J. Dvorak, Ellsworth; Olga Gwinner, Ellsworth; Leroy Stroede, Ellsworth; Karen Byrum, Lincoln, Ethel Zachgq, Lincoln; Keela Meiers, Lindsborg; Brianna Mae Isidore, Lindsborg; Darell Weber, Marquette; Sharon Stepter, Miltonvale; Cheryl Scott, McPherson; Rudy Hoch, Wilson. DISMISSALS — Adam Lad9n Tompson, Tisha Short and baby girl, all of Salina; Norman Lacey, Abilene; Stanley Petermeyer, Clay Center; Olga Gwinner, Ellsworth; Rose Swarts, Herington; Barbara Hlaus, Wilson. Births BOYS: Karl Heinz and Rhonda Tyler, Delphos, 8 Ibs. 1 oz., born May 12. Michael and Sharon Stepter, Milton- tfafe, 8 Ibs. 9 ozs., bom May 13. Leon and Cheryl Scott, McPherson, 6 Ibs. 1 oz., born May 12. GIRLS: Richard and Tamera Arnold, Salina, 8 Ibs. 3 ozs., born May 13. , Mark and Andrea Krceker, Salina, 8 i Ibs 1 . 2 ozs., born May 12. WHMSDAY'S DRAWBG8 DAILY PICK 3 2-5-0 CASH 4 LIFE 5-13-25-67 KANSAS CASH 8-11-23-26-27-35 Estimated Jackpot $120,000 POWERBALL 2-13-18-30-36 POWERBALL 26 Estimated Jackpot $85.6 million Matthew and Crystal Pamell, Salina, 8 Ibs., born May 12. District court SENTENCED — Christopher Phillips, 21, 864 Navajo, 22 months in prison for possession of methampheta- mine with intent to sell, 15 months for possession of marijuana with intent to sell, 11 months for possession of methamphetamine and one year in jail for possession of marijuana, in connection with an arrest Nov. 8 at 10493 S. Halstead; three-year probation granted. Amanda Karcher, 18, 325 Rahm, eight months in prison for forgery in connection with checks forged at Salina businesses in November 1997; two- year probation granted. Alan Eugene Pilcher, 42, 2152 Meadowlark Lane, 17 months in prison for felony possession of marijuana and six months, concurrent, for misdemeanor driving under the influence, in connection with a traffic stop at Haskett and Meadowlark; two-year probation granted. Police blotter THEFT — A Sony cordless phone and a pocket scanner belonging to Radio Shack taken from 2259 S. Ninth between 6 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; $500 loss. Animal shelter These animals were picked up May 12 at the locations listed and taken to the Saline County Animal Shelter, 1960 W. Old Highway 40. Phone 826-6535. DOGS — Black female Labrador mix with red collar, 900 block of South Broadway Boulevard;, tan and white male pit bull with blue collar, 700 block of East Crawford Street; brown neutered male pit bull with blue collar, 700 block of East Crawford Street; gray male poodle with multi color collar, 900 block of South Broadway Boulevard; black female Labrador mix with red collar, 900 block of South Broadway Boulevard; liver ticked male German short hair, 100 block of West Mulberry Street. CORRECTION Because of incorrect information given to the Journal, an honor given to Kansas Wesleyan University baseball player Jackie McBroom was misstated in the May 8 edition. McBoom is a first-team all-Kansas Conference selection. Adoption of black kids urged Wichita meeting will focus on how to find homes for children By DAVID CLOUSTON The Salina Journal More children of blacks are in need of adoptive families in Kansas, and it's harder for those children to get placed, say officials with Kansas' social welfare system. To raise awareness of the problem, social workers, including representatives from Salina, and a panel of nationally known experts will attend a Governor's Symposium on African-American Adoption beginning today through Saturday in Wichita. Each year in Kansas there are about 1,000 children in foster care that need adoption and about 400 of those are black, Dave Jacobs, director of the Salina office of the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, said. Black children make up 13 percent of the child population in Kansas, but represent nearly half of those in foster care. Through the years thousands of black children whose parents were unable to raise them were raised by grandparents, aunts, uncles, other relatives or friends of the family. But unfortunately today, so many black children are in need "There are misconceptions that you have to have a perfect life to be an adoptive parent, but that's not true." Kelley Carpenter Kansas Families for Kids of permanent families, the traditional methods aren't working, or in some cases, are restricted by social workers. The purpose of the symposium is to address those issues, raising awareness and exploring solutions, Jacobs said. "One of the problems is the system," he said. "There are many professionals in the system that think because a kid came out of a particular family where a parent is dysfunctional, that kid may not be appropriate to be placed with an extended family member." But just because a parent is dysfunctional does not necessarily mean a relative could not be a good parent for the child, Jacobs said. Jacobs will be attending the symposium along with Will Burnett, formerly director of the City of Salina's Human Relations De- partment. Gov. Bill Graves will speak during a noon luncheon at the symposium on Friday. Also speaking at the luncheon will be Valora Washington, program director for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, Mich. The Kellogg foundation has provided major funding and assistance to help increase the adoption of children in state custody, both in Kansas and across the nation. "I think there are misconceptions that you have to have a perfect life to be an adoptive parent, but that's not true," Kelley Carpenter, communications director for Kansas Families for Kids, said. Her organization is a nonprofit agency that helps find families for children in the Kansas welfare system. "Some of the best parents come from the most modest ' means." "The other alternative would be to work with families and give them the help they need to keep the family together," Carpenter said. "That can't happen in every case, but I think we need to try harder." TODAY'S SCRIPTURE "For I have kept the ways of the Lord, and have not wickedly departed from my God." — II Samuel 22:22

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