The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 16, 1998 · Page 9
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Salina, Kansas
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THE SALINA JOURNAL NEWS SATURDAY. MAY 16, 1998 A9 DEATHS & FUNERALS T FRANK SINATRA: 1915-1998 Paul "Pauly" C. Ebert FLUSH — Paul "Pauly" C. Ebert, 67, Flush, died Thursday, May 14,1998, at a Topeka hospital. Mr. Ebert was born May 7,1931, near Flush. He was a farmer- stockman and custom harvester. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Flush, Knights of Columbus 902 and 4th Degree Thomas A. McNeive Assembly of St. Marys. He was past Grand Knight of the council, chairman of the restoration committee of St. Joseph Church, and was a director and board member of Rural Water District 1, Wamego. • Survivors include his wife, Dolores of the home; three sons, Gary of Flush, Tim of Manhattan and Alan of Topeka; two daughters, Beverly Ebert Rosell of Westmoreland and Sandy Ebert of Manhattan; three brothers, Fred, Clyde and Delbert, all of Flush; and five grandchildren. .The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Flush. Burial will be in the church cemetery. - A wake will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at Stewart Funeral Home, Wamego. Memorials may be made to restoration of St. Joseph Church in": care of the funeral home, Box 48; Wamego 66547. 'Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Slinday until the time of service Mxmday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends Sunday following the wake. Bryan Howard Egan ',-. Bryan Howard Egan, 26, Salina, died Friday, May 15, 1998, in an automobile crash in Saline County, Mo. ;;Roselawn Mortuary, Salina, is hahdling arrangements. Alfred L. Ferguson •ABILENE — Alfred L. Ferguson, 84, Abilene, died Friday, May 15, 1998, at Memorial Hospital, Abilene. "Mr. Ferguson was born Aug. 31, 1913, in the Oakhill area and was a resident of the Abilene area since 1946, moving from Longford. He was an Air Force veteran of World Vgar II. He operated an IGA gro- cgry in Longford; was a farmer north of Abilene; owned and operated Skelly Bulk Oil, retiring in 19~79; and drove the Senior Citi- z§ns bus until 1986. He was a mem- b'gr of the Emmanuel Church, Abilene. "Survivors include his wife, Ava of; the home; two daughters, Axdith Hinkle of Abilene and JJjnet Rousselot of Santa Fe, N.M.; a;s'on, Daryl of Abilene; and five grandchildren. *The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Emmanuel Church, Abilene, the Rev. Kevin Williams officiating. Burial will be in Abilene Cemetery. ^Memorials may be made to the cnurch in care of the funeral hjmie. ;The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Danner Funeral Home, 501 N. Buckeye, Abilene 67410. ii'~ J^rry L. Hunziker ^OKLAHOMA CITY — Jerry L. Hunziker, 45, Oklahoma City, died Mpnday, May 11, 1998, at Baptist Hospital, Oklahoma City. *Mr. Hunziker was born March 4*1953, at Logan, Kan., and was a Today's obituaries SAUNA Bryan Howard Egan KANSAS ABILENE: Alfred L Ferguson, Ends E. Picking BROOKVILLE: Faye Ricker FLUSH: PaulTauly"C. Ebert LINCOLN: Raymond Cart Zier OUT OF STATS Jerry L. Hunziker, Oklahoma C'rty Corwin Barlow McCall, Sunray, Texas Robert "Paf Sughrue, Highland, Texas longtime resident of Oklahoma City. He was a truck driver. Survivors include a son, Jeremy of Fargo; his parents, Junior and Faye Hunziker of Phillipsburg, Kan.; a brother, Kurtis of Hays, Kan.; and two sisters, Jolene Bay of Kansas City, Mo., and Jackie Ausmus of Carrollton, Texas. The service will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Fairview Cemetery, Phillipsburg, Pastor Fred Bacon officiating. Memorials may be made to the Jeremy Hunziker Education Fund. The body was cremated. Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, 1115 Second, Phillipsburg, Kan. 67661, is handling arrangements. Corwin Barlow McCall SUNRAY, Texas — Corwin Barlow McCall, 89, Sunray, died Thursday, May 14,1998, in a automobile crash near Dumas. Mr. McCall was born March 14, 1909, at Culver, Kan., and was a resident of Sunray since 1967, moving from Salina, Kan., and Hutchinson, Kan. He was a welder for Western Ag Sales, Dumas, and a member of the United Methodist Church, Sunray. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith M., on March 28, 1997; and two daughters, Nona M. Phelps and Janette R. Alishe. Survivors include a son, Corwin Donald of Anderson, S.C.; a daughter, Janice K. Bahr of Tucson, Ariz.; four brothers, Dan of Culver, Duane of Bavaria, Kan., Darwin of New Cambria, Kan., and Dale of Pittsburgh, Pa.; a sister, Erma Nelson of Minneapolis, Kan.; 12 grandchildren; 17 great- grandchildren; and a great-great- grandchild. The service will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Highland Cemetery, Minneapolis, the Rev. Gene Langhofer officiating. The family contact will be at 800 S. Wilhelm, Stinnett, Texas 79086. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday and 8:30 to 10 a.m. Monday at Shields Funeral Home, 405 Argyle, Minneapolis 67467. Encie E. Picking ABILENE — Encie E. Picking, 105, Abilene, died Thursday, May 14, 1998, at Memorial Hospital, Abilene. Miss Picking was born Sept. 27, 1892, at Abilene. She taught rural schools for 25 years and taught first grade at the Enterprise School from 1945 to 1957. She was a charter member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church, now the Emmanual United Methodist Church; the Dickinson County Historical Society; Abilene Area Retired Teachers Association; State and National Retired Teacher Associations; Fort Hays State University Alumni Association, and American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include nieces and nephews, including Kathryn Houlton, Marilyn Knopp and Paul Picking, all of the Abilene area. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Danner Funeral Home, Abilene, the Rev. Kevin William officiating. Burial will be in Abilene Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Emmanual United Methodist Church, Dickinson County Historical Society, Meals on Wheels or Highland Care Home in care of the funeral home. Visitation will be at the funeral home, 501 N. Buckeye, Abilene 67410. Faye Ricker BROOKVILLE — Faye Ricker, 84, Brookville, died Thursday, May 14,1998, at Ellsworth County Hospital, Ellsworth. Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth, is handling arrangements. Robert "Pat" Sughrue HIGHLAND, Texas — Robert "Pat" Sughrue, 61, Highland, died Monday, May 11, 1998, at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital, Baytown. Mr. Sughrue was born June 28, 1936, at Dodge City, Kan., and was a resident of Salina for about 10 years before moving to Highland. He was retired from a barge cleaning business and was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Kay of the home; a son, Robert of Baytown; a daughter, Tiffany Sughrue of the home; and two granddaughters. Inurnment will be later in Parker Family Cemetery, Limon, Colo. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice or the charity of the donor's choice. The body was cremated. Portrait of a Legend Charismatic Sinatra gave style to pop culture By REED JOHNSON and FRED SHUSTER Los Angeles Daily News ON THE RECORD Hospital report -Salina Regional Health Center :PENN ADMISSIONS — None. :SANTA FE ADMISSIONS — Ara Le£ Ritter, Salina; Bonnie K. Meado$s, Concordia; Alfred Dreiling, Ellis; Olga Gwinner, Ellsworth; Alice L. Sh£kespear, Hutchinson. :DISMISSALS — Grover L. Empson, Thomas E. Millikin, Maurine R. Pierce, Kirnberly M. Rayas and Melissa K. Rliiz, all of Salina. -Ruth M. Kaufman, Belleville; Anita Elaine Popelka, Bennington; Rhonda TJTer and baby boy, Delphos; Jody J. Dvorak, Ellsworth; Olga Gwinner, Ellsworth; Daisy Stratton, Glen Elder; K&ren Byrum and baby girl, Lincoln; Sc£tt baby boy, McPherson; Sharon Stepter and baby boy, Miltonvale. Police blotter -INJURY ACCIDENT — Connie M. Thompson, 42, 830 Willow, and Melis- sfe* Kerby, 18, 29 Crestview, were trgjated at Salina Regional Health Cen- tef=Jor injuries they suffered in a three- v§hicle crash at 7:40 p.m. Thursday on Magnolia Road west of Highland Avenge. Vehicles driven by Thompson, Kerby and Randy E. Minks, 35, 2124 Hfcihtington, collided. Municipal court DUI CONVICTION — Donald DeWayne Mesecher, 65, Minneapolis, was sentenced to six months in jail. He was granted probation for one year aQd must pay the following: $200 fine, $25 court costs, $125 alcohol evaluation, fee. toUl DIVERSION — Erika Diane RiJzdorf, 24, 118 Albany, was granted diversion from prosecution for driving under the influence. She was sentenced to pay the following: $200 fine, $2-9 court costs, $125 alcohol evalua- tidji fee and $175 diversion fee. /Numbers FRIDAY'S DRAWKGS DAILY PICK 3 3-0-9 CASH 4 LIFE 0-7-30-82 Animal shelter These animals were picked up May 13-14 at the locations listed and taken to the Saline County Animal Shelter, 1960 W. Old Highway 40. Phone 8266535. DOGS — Black, brown, gray and white male shiba inu, 1600 block of Republic Avenue; black female Labrador mix, 200 block of South Second Street; blonde female chow mix, 4000 block of East North Street; two black and white male shepherd mix, 1000 block of North 10th Street; white male shepherd, 1000 block of North 10th Street; tan male vizsla with blue collar, 3300 N. Old Highway 81; two black and white male puppies pointer, 1500 block of Beverly Drive. White and orange male Brittany with blue collar, 3300 block of North Old Highway 81; black, grey and brown male heeler mix puppy, 600 block of South 10th Street; chocolate female Labrador puppy, 500 block of South Second Street. CATS — White, grey and black female with short hair, 2600 block of Market Place; black and gray male with short hair, 400 block of Moon Drive; gray male with short hair, 400 block of Charles Street. TODAY'S SCRIPTURE "Better is a poor and a wise child than an old and foolish king." — Ecclesiastes4:13 Raymond Carl Zier LINCOLN — Raymond Carl Zier, 89, Lincoln, died Friday, May 15, 1998, at Salina Regional Health Center. Mr. Zier was born March 2,1909, in Lincoln County and was a lifelong resident of the area. He was a farmer; a cashier for Westfall State Bank; an insurance agent with State Farm for 15 years; and served two terms on the Soil Conservation board. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, northeast of Lincoln; Westfall, Spring Valley and Liberty school boards; Valley Township board; and was director for the Westfall Oil Co. and Smoky Hill Electric Co-op. Survivors include his wife, Maxine of the home; two sons, Rolland of Salina and Larry of Broomfield, Colo.; a sister, Velma Strathmann of Lincoln; three grandchildren; and three' great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Harrison-Hall Funeral Home, Lincoln, the Rev. Gary Wolf officiating. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Lincoln County Hospital or the charity of the donor's choice. ' Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. until the time of service Monday at the funeral home, 111 E. Elm, Lincoln 67455. / T EMMY AWARDS O'Donnell, Winfrey share Emmy award By The Associated Press NEW YORK — Rosie O'Donnell and Oprah Winfrey finished in a dead heat for best talk show host and embraced as they accepted their awards Friday during the 25th annual Daytime Emmy Award ceremonies. A sobbing O'Donnell had already accepted her first award for best talk show — and used her acceptance speech to salute Winfrey. ,.,And, yes, daytime TV's longest losing streak continued: Susan Lucci went home empty-handed again in her 18th try as best actress in a soap opera. Cynthia Watros of "Guiding Light" won. Three actors from ABC's venerable "General Hospital" took home awards, but its three-year winning streak as best drama series was broken by "All My Children." It was the first time there had been a tie in the category of talk show host. Winfrey, who earlier had been given a lifetime achievement award, had won the Emmy six times on her own. Winfrey's show has won best talk show nine times, including the past four years in a row. "We both feel that this is God's work," Winfrey said. "We thank you for allowing us to have this calling." LOS ANGELES — Frank Sinatra's voice made him an artist, perhaps the greatest pop music interpreter of all tinie. But it was Sinatra the actor, the performer, who became a star of the world's pop-culture fantasy life. Whatever role he played — bob- by-soxer heartthrob, swingin' Camelot courtesan, not-so-gay divorce or worldly wise lounge poet — Sinatra seemed to be acting out a private, often tormented psychodrama that somehow came to define and encapsulate an entire era. On and off, for nearly six decades, Sinaira was the marquee attraction in! a sprawling Hollywood epic th£t saw America pass from a country of scrappy, second- wave immigrants, to a cocky world power; Like his favorite actor, Humphrey Bogart, Sinatra had a complicated mystique. But its main component was a knowing sexual charisma every bit as distinctive as Bogey's patented tough-guy cynicism. Women idolized him as a dashing Italian-American exotic, radiating erotic energy while masquerading as a clean-cut, bow-tied Ivy Leaguer. It's songs like "I've Got the World on a String" and "Young at Heart" many people recall when considering the life and career of Francis Albert Sinatra. From early hits like "Nancy (With the Laughing Face)" to such late-career chestnuts as "New York, New York" and "Summer Wind," his presentation meant everything. Before "The Voice," most male singers were simple crooners. The T CRIME Photos by The Associated Press Frank Sinatra (right) and fellow "Rat Pack" members Dean Martin (left) and Sammy Davis Jr. performed at a 1978 fund-raiser in Santa Monica, Calif. difference was, the skinny kid from New Jersey, who burst onto the scene at the height of the big- band era, had heart. Sinatra gave pop standards style at a time when male singers never showed emotion. You felt that Sinatra not only had read and digested the lyrics but lived them before putting them down on tape. Sinatra's way with a lyric was intuitive. Or maybe magic. However, all agreed he was among the most persuasive of singers. Sinatra's baritone could sound whiskey-hardened one minute, the next as frothy as champagne. Either way, The Voice declared that life was a fizzy highball, meant to be drained to the dregs. Life was seductive, addictive, and the only way out was Exitville, man. In addition to his status as a star singer, Sinatra performed in films, including "Man With the Golden Arm," in 1956. : Unsuspecting bus rider nabbed in sting operation Fidgety man ends up in jail after being tricked by undercover officer By SHARON MONTAGUE The Salina Journal The fidgety man probably assumed that when he left his methamph'etamine-filled bags on the Greyhound bus and walked away he,was free and clear. And tne nice man who offered him a ride to Junction City, to catch up with the bus, seemed to be cool to the scene, a fellow user. But assumptions are dangerous, and appearances aren't always reality. Instead of giving his good ( Samaritan a piece of the rock and going on his way, the fidgety man ended up behind bars, another notch in the belt of the cool-looking undercover officer for the I- 135/1-70 Drug Task Force. It all started at about 9 a.m. Thursday, with a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper who was searching for drugs on a Greyhound bus at the Amoco service station at Interstate 135 and West Crawford Street. Troopers, sheriffs deputies and police officers with time on their hands often search the buses, with the blessing of Greyhound officials, knowing that couriers find buses a cheap and less risky alternative to driving drugs these days. "The carriers are glad to see you," said Police Chief Jim Hill. "They don't want drugs being carried unknowingly by them." The trooper noticed that when the bus pulled out, one passenger was still in the parking lot, walk- T FUND-RAISING SCANDAL "Due to my appearance and the appearance of my car, he (the drug dealer) thought I was cool to the drug scene." undercover officer for the 1-135/1-70 Drug Task Force ing around and fidgeting. He'd left his bags behind. So the trooper called task force agents, asking them to watch the man. The undercover officer, who asked that his name not be used to protect his cover, was elected to approach the man and talk with him. The two struck up a conversation, and the undercover officer offered to take the man to Junction City, to catch up with the bus. "Due to my appearance and the appearance of my car, he thought I was cool to the drug scene," the undercover officer said. The officer wasn't, of course, dressed in navy with a name plate, a badge and a gun belt. He wore jeans and a T-shirt and pulled his long, straight hair into a pony tail to reveal multiple earrings in one ear. And his car, well, it's old and it's big, and it was seized from a convicted drug dealer. As the two buds traveled toward Junction City, the fidgety man from the bus proceeded to tell his driver that he'd ditched his bags because one contained a rock of methamphetamine the size of an egg. That egg would be worth about $2,800 if it were separated! into baggies and sold on the street.; The two missed the bus in Junction City and had to drive on to Topeka, so the fidgety man offered the undercover officer a piece of the rock for his trouble. When the two arrived in Topeka to pick up the bags, though, they were met by Shawnee County police officers, who arrested the man on the spot. "He was pretty shocked," the undercover officer said. But the story doesn't end there.'. To ease the sting on himself, the. man, who said he was delivering! the drugs from California to a> woman in Centralia, agreed to carry on with the delivery. Back in the car. Back on the road. Back to Junction City. The woman arrived at the bus station with a friend and took the drugs from the fidgety man. ' - .' "I say, 'While we're here, can I", buy some of that off of you?' " the; undercover officer said. *. The woman complied. The woman, the fidgety man and — to make things look good — the undercover officer all were; taken to the Geary County Jail. The undercover officer was behind bars for about an hour before- checking himself out to take the^; fidgety man back to Salina. f Kevin Leroy Hinzo, 34, Vermil-j lion, the fidgety man from the* Salina bus station, was placed in', the Saline County Jail, facing mul-; tiple drug charges. > In Geary County, Jennie Ji.' Miller, 21, Centralia, and her com* panion, Serena L. Burton, 16,i Frankfurt, were awaiting the fil-' ing of drug charges. .' Chung's comments cause stir Lawmakers say grave questions raised by fund-raiser's information By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Key members of Congress said Friday that statements that fund-raiser Johnny Chung made to federal prosecutors reinforce suspicions that China tried to influence the 1996 presidential election. House Speaker Newt Gingrich called it "a very chilling story." The chairman of the House campaign fund-raising investigation, Rep. Dan Burton, said the information provided by Chung also raises questions as to whether there was a link between the contributions and missile technology transfers to China. Congressional sources knowledgeable about the case told The Associated Press Friday that Chung told Justice Department investigators he received some $300,000 from a Chinese aerospace official. Chung said the official told him the money was for political contributions, according to House and Senate sources familiar with briefings that the FBI gave on Capitol Hill Thursday. The sources agreed to discuss the case only on grounds of anonymity. Federal Election Commission records show that Chung contributed about $110,000 to the Democratic Party from June through September 1996. Chung told the investigators he used the rest for himself, according to the sources. The New York Times, which initially reported the story, said that aerospace official Liu Chao-yingf — whose company is owned by thai Chinese government — also is a^j lieutenant colonel in the Peopled Liberation Army. * The sources told the AP that Lilt; told Chung the funds came from" Chinese intelligence. Liu's father is! Gen. Liu Huaqing, who was a mem-« ber of the Communist Party leader* ship and the top Chinese military^ commander. U.S. law forbids for£ eign governments from contribute ing to political campaigns. « Liu was photographed witht President Clinton at a fund-rais^ ing event. Chung gained admis--' sion for her. ! ;< Gingrich said, "Chung... visitedj the White House 45 times — that's* an astonishing number of visits^ There aren't many Americans^ who visited the White House 45? times. And he's only one person.""*

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