The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 16, 1998 · Page 2
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Salina, Kansas
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Saturday, May 16, 1998
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I A2 SATURDAY. MAY 16. 1998 MEWS & EVENTS JOURM A Look Ahead 18 Saturday Tours T VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE Wiring bug found in New Beetle • BIRDWALK: Birdwalking for Beginners. 7:45 a.m., Wildbird Crossing, 2306 Planet. Free. 452-9453. • MUSIC: Senior vocal recital by Nick Charvat, Matt Gerry and Rob Rominger. 3 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Eighth and Iron. Free. • POPPY SALE: Buddy Poppy Sale, sponsored by Salina VFW Post No. 1432 and Ladies Auxiliary. 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Salina Post Office, City-County Building, and throughout city. 825-4909, 827-4866, 8273767. • THEATER: Weekend of Shorts, evening of one-act plays, featuring the original AIDS presentation, "Red Ribbons." 8 p.m., Salina Community Theatre, 303 E Iron. 827-6126. • ATWOOD: 16th Annual Rod Run, featuring classic car show, art and photo show, Or Depot 9th anniversary celebration, drag races and quilt show. Events begin at 9 a.m., various locations. 800-4229630. 17 Sunday • RECEPTION: Reception for opening of a twenty-year retrospective exhibition for Salina artist and poet Harley Elliott. 2 p.m., Salina Art Center, 242 S. Santa Fe, 8271431. ,.• ATWOOD: 16th Annual Rod Run, featuring classic car show, art and photo .show, Ol 1 Depot 9th anniversary celebration, drag races and quilt show. Events begin at 9 am, various locations. 800-4229630. • LINDSBORG: Opening reception for the Cara E. Fakes Senior Art Exhibition. 13 p.m., Mingenback Art Center, Bethany College. 227-3311. • LINDSBORG: Reception for artist Homer Gilson. 1-5 p.m., Coffeehouse of Lindsborg, 124 S. Main. 227-2842. Listing Events Items for the Calendar of Events should be sent at least two weeks in • advance to: Calendar of Events, The Salina Journal, P.O. Box 740, Salina 67402. Be sure to include name, address and telephone number. Wheat demonstration plots on display Kansas State University Research and Extension-Saline County will sponsor public tours Wednesday of three wheat variety demonstration plots. Speakers will include agronomist Stu Duncan, plant pathologist Bob Bowden, wheat breeder John Moffatt and Extension agent Tom Maxwell. The first tour will be at 11 a.m. at the Vaughn Isaacson plot, a half-mile west of Mentor at the intersection of Old Highway 81 and Mentor Road. A hamburger feed will follow. The second tour will be at 3 p.m. at the Ed Banker farm, a fourth of a mile west and a half- mile north of the U.S. 81 and Kansas Highway 143 intersection on Gerard Road. Refreshments will be served. The last stop on the tour will be at 5:30 p.m. at Tom and Pat Ryan's wheat plot, two and a half miles west of Solomon and two miles south on Gypsum Valley Road, just north of the Smoky Hill River bridge. A hamburger feed will follow the tour. Each plot contains 15 of the most popular public and private wheat varieties. Volkswagen recalls all 10,100 New Beetles sold in U.S., Canada By The Associated Press DETROIT — Two months after its debut, the New Beetle is being recalled because of a wiring problem that could cause engine fires. Volkswagen said Friday that all 10,100 New Beetles sold in the United States and Canada since mid-March will be fixed at no charge. The job should take about an hour. VW said no accidents or injuries have resulted. The German automaker also V FATHER'S KIDNAPPING said it will give dealers up to $100 per owner for car washes, gas, a flower in the New Beetle bud vase or other perks to mollify customers and avoid the old Beetle's reputation as a tin can. "I've never seen a recall handled this way," said Ray Kinder, service manager at New Century Volkswagen in Glendale, Calif., which will give customers cash for a nearby shopping mall while their car is being fixed. Volkswagen said it would telephone all New Beetle owners starting Friday night to tell them about the recall. Owners are also being notified by express mail. The Beetle was reintroduced to the U.S. market in March for the first time in 19 years. VW has sold 8,500 in the United States and 1,600 in Canada. A company spokesman said the extra steps are needed because the New Beetle has received more attention and created more excitement than any car in years in the U.S. market. "It's a real emotional purchase for these people," VW spokesman Steve Keyes said. "It's almost like a member of the family for them." The recall has added to the Beetle backlog. The company is two weeks behind in shipments to dealerships because of time spent fixing the problem in new models at a VW plant in Mexico. Volkswagen stopped offering the old Beetle in the United States in 1979. The base model starts at $15,200. A car with all options costs about $18,000. Peggy Simms School of Dance Presents „ Now That's Dancing Spring Recital 1998 ,'_' Salina High School Central Sat., May 16,7:00 p.m. No Admission Charge A unique production featuring our dancers & special guests. Celebrating 10 years of Dance Attorney: Mother had record of DUIs Banquet Speech Kansas commissioner to speak on health Kansas Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius will be in Salina Monday for an 11 a.m. speech at the Salina Senior Center, 245 N. Ninth. Her topics will be health care and long-term care insurance, assistant commissioner Bob Kennedy said. The session is open to the public. Banquet set for retiring Hawthorne principal A retirement banquet for retiring Hawthorne Elementary Principal Lois Gay will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Red Coach Inn, 2110 W. Crawford. Students and alumni will speak at the event. Tickets are $10.65 and are available by calling 826-4860. Gay has been on the staff at Hawthorne for 28 years. From Staff Reports Woman's daughters were taken away by their father in 1979 By The Associated Press BOSTON — A woman whose daughters were spirited away to Florida by their father nearly 20 years ago was twice convicted of drunken driving in the late 1970s, according to court documents released Friday by the man's lawyer. Stephen Fagan's lawyer re- KURTH the Meeting Koch crime director to speak at meeting The Salvation Army is having its annual meeting at noon Tuesday at the Bicentennial Center in conjunction with the Kiwanis Club. The guest speaker is Steven Davies, executive director of the Koch Crime Commission. The commission is a privately funded commission to examine crime problems in Kansas, assess , crime reduction and crime prevention alternatives, and make recommendations on action to be taken. ,, Davies has 17 years experience working in corrections. The public is invited. Call the Salvation Army for more information at 823-2251. Salina Journal Published seven days a week, 365 days a year at 333 S. Fourth, P.O. Box 740, Salina, Kan. 67402, by Salina Journal Inc. HARRIS RAYL, publisher, DEPARTMENTS • ADVERTISING: JEANNY SHARP, director, • BUSINESS: DAVID MARTIN, manager, • NEWS: SCOTT SEIHER, executive editor, • CIRCULATION: BRYAN SANDMEIER, manager, • PRODUCTION: DAVID ATKINSON, manager, 823-6363 Salina 1-800-827-6363 Kansas SUBSCRIPTIONS EXTENSION 350 • NO PAPER?: If your paper doesn't arrive by 6:30 a.m. weekdays or 7 a.m, weekends and holidays, call your carrier or the number above. In Salina, if you call by 10 a.m., your paper will be delivered that day. Out-of-town subscribers will receive missed papers the following day. leased the records in an attempt to prove that Barbara Kurth was an alcoholic who endangered her daughters. Kurth has denied the accusations, and her lawyer did not return phone calls Friday. Pagan, 56, has admitted that in 1979 he took his daughters, Lisa, then 2, and Rachael, then 5, from Massachusetts to Florida where he established a new life under the T TELEVISION name Dr. William Martin. He was arrested April 16 at a mansion in West Palm Beach, Fla. and charged with kidnapping. His lawyer, Richard Egbert, produced Vermont court records showing Kurth was arrested twice for drunken driving before Fagan took the girls to Florida and told them their mother was dead. According to the documents, Kurth was arrested in October 1978 in Shelburne, Vt. — one year before Fagan took the girls to Florida. She pleaded no contest to the charges, the documents say. While awaiting trial on the first charge, Kurth was arrested a second time in January 1979 in New Haven, Vt. She was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, property damage and leaving the scene of an accident, according to the documents. Kurth pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in June 1979, the records show. The other charges were dropped. "(Kurth) has continued to allege that she had no alcohol problem," Egbert said at a news conference. "She's a liar. She lied then, she lies now." Fresh Vegetable Pizza Enjoy fresh Vadalia Onions and fresh Asparagus on your Scheme Pizza Available Now! The 123 N. 7th Salina 823-5 125 'Seinfeld' ratings fall short of Cheers'or'M-A-S-H' By The Associated Press NEW YORK — Jerry and his three misfit friends ended "Seinfeld" arguing in a prison cell and watched by an estimated 76 million people. Ratings for the comedy's final episode were below the finales for "Cheers" and "M-A-S-H" and a shade below NBC's predictions, but were still impressive at a time of dwindling audiences for broadcast networks. The 75-minute episode Thursday night had a 41.3 rating and 58 share, Nielsen Media Research said Friday. A rating point represents 980,000 households. The share means that 58 percent of in-use televisions were tuned to "Seinfeld." The final episode of "Cheers" in 1993 had a 45.9 rating and 72 share in the national ratings, with an estimated 80 million viewers. The all-time champ of final series episodes is "M-A-S-H," which had a 60.2 rating and 77 share, with an estimated 105 million viewers in 1983. INDEPENDENCE LIVES IN SALINA AN INDEPENDENT AGENT REPRESENTS MANY COMPANIES BUT WORKS FOR ONLY ONE PERSON. YOU. Let's face it; not every insurance company can offer you enough choices to meet your unique insurance needs. ; To exercise true independence and freedom of choice, you want an insurance agent who thinks independently and is free to recommend the best insurer for the job. You need an agency like Insurers & Investors. We don't work for any one insurance company. We work for you. And our responsibility is to help you find the right policy for your needs. From the right company. At the right price. Without sacrificing the personal service you deserve. Kristv Balthazor We can offer you many options from the most basic coverages to highly complex commercial insurance from St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company. So, call Kristy Balthazor at 825-0286 for a free review and consultation-before your current coverages expire. And put an independent thinker to work for you today. INSURORS & INVESTORS 217 S Santa Fe • 825-0286 Today, regardless of Give the condition, we will your give up to the maxi- your mum trade-in on your old furniture toward a replacement purchase of a similar item or items. For instance, trade-in your old sofa or sleeper and we apply the credit toward the purchase of the new sofa or sleeper...but hurry, this is a once- a-year event and they who hesitate will have to wait until next year. us your old, broken and unloved... Norris Furniture BIG ONCE-A-YEAR TRADE-IN Trade on Sofas $120 minimum trade $ 450 Trade On Loveseat $100 minimum trade 250 Trade on chairs, rockers, sleepers & recliners. $50-$150 minimum trades WE'LL DELIVER YOUR NEW & PICK-UP YOUR OLD FURNITURE One trade-in per purchased item. Trade-in does not apply to advertised specials. 90 Days Interest Free Open Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 Weekdays 9:00 to 5:30 Saturday 9:00 to 5:00 1930 SOUTH NINTH SALINA, KS 823-3971 SCHWINN SCHWINN COMFORT DESIGN FRAME SIERRA SUPER SOFT SADDLE SUSPENSION SEAT POST 21 GEARED $409 RETAIL VALUE LOW ROLL SiRIS BAT RJffi IGHT COMBO PACK REG 130 155 S. 5TH / 825-4211 Open: M-F 9-6. Sat. 9-5

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