The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 22, 1998 · Page 2
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Salina, Kansas
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Friday, May 22, 1998
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FRIDAY, MAY 22. 1998 NEWS & EVENTS THE SALINA JOURNAL A Look Ahead T POWERBALL . Extended calendar / Page D4 22 Friday • ART A LA CARTE: Festival Friday, featuring rock and roll from The Blades. 12:20 p.m., Oakdale Park Stage. Free. 826-7410. \ • PROGRAM: "Do It," interactive artwork program. 5-6:30 p.m., Salina Art Center, 242 S. Santa Fe. 827-1431. .•PROGRAM: Retirement 1 banquet for Hawthorne Elementary Principal Lois Gay. 6:30 p.m. Red Coach Inn. $10.65. Entertainment and buffett dinner. 826-4860. • PUBLIC MEETING: Salina Convention and Tourism Committee. 7:30 a.m., Chamber of Commerce, 120 W. Ash. 8279301. ; • BELO1T: Policeman's Ball, with Big Band music by Bobby Layne and His Orchestra, sponsored by the Beloit Police Depr. 8-1 1:30 p.m., Beloit Municipal Building. $12 advance, $15 at the door. 7833203. "• LINDSBORG: Reception and exhibition opening for artist Betty Jo Houchen. 68 p.m., Courtyard Gallery, 125 N. Main. 227-3007. , • LINDSBORG: Music by Celtic harpist Pamela Bruner. 8 p.m., Coffeehouse of Lindsborg, 124 S. Main. 227-2842. 23 Saturday • BIRDWALK: Birdwalking for Beginners. 7:45 a.m., Wildbird Crossing, 2306 Planet. Free. 452-9453. ••' ATWOOD: "Airing and Sharing" Quilt Show. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Atwood Masonic Temple, 113 S. Fifth. 626-3947. . '• ATWOOD: Opening ceremony at The Moving Vietnam Veterans Wall. 3 p.m., At- wpod High School football field. 626-3390. 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. Classes Lifeguard training offered by Red Cross 1 An American Red Cross Lifeguard Training class begins Wednesday at the YWCA of Salina, 651 E. Prescott. Classes will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 29, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 30 and 1 to 9 p.m. May 31. ^Students will be taught CPR and first aid techniques as well as rescue skills for a pool setting. A lifeguard certification will be awarded that is effective for three years. All students must be at least 15 years of age and pass a swimming pre-test. Fees are $125 for YWCA members and $155 for nonmembers. Registration deadline is noon Wednesday. For further information, call 827-4626. Parenting classes offered this summer Two free parenting classes will be offered this summer by Child Abuse Prevention Services, the Family Hope Center and the Salina Area United Way. Classes will be at First Presbyterian Church, 308 S. Eighth, and free child care will be provided for children ages 1 through 11. Positive Discipline — Keys, with instructor Marianna Adams, will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays from June 1 through July 6. Parents will be taught specific skills and processes that will enable them to nurture and influence their children. Winning at Parenting, with instructor Vicki Price, CAPS education director, will be from 6 to 8 p.m. July 13, 20 and 27. These classes, from the "kids are worth it!" series by Barbara Coloroso, are an entertaining approach to the daily hassles of mealtime, bedtime, chores and fighting. For more information or to register, call 825-4493. Parenting class, fathers group offered Free parenting classes and a support group for fathers are being offered through the Heartland Programs, which offer education services to low-income families. The classes and support group meet weekly and are open to anyone. The fathers group meets from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays at the Kennedy Early Learning Center, 700 Jupiter. Free child care is provided. The parenting classes meet in Herington, Ellsworth and Abilene. The Herington class meets from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays in the library basement at 201 S. Broadway. The Ellsworth class meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the Lutheran Church, 905 Stanberry. The Abilene class meets from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursdays at the Emmanuel Methodist Church, 1300 N. Vine, room 202. Child care is available for evening classes. For information, call 826-4868. The Heartland Program is a collaboration between the Salina School District, the Central Kansas Cooperative in Education, the Salina-Saline County Health Department and the Salina Regional Health Center. the 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. (USPS 478-060) HARRIS RAYL, publisher, DEPARTMENTS ADVERTISING: JEANNY SHARP, director, 1 BUSINESS: DAVID MARTIN, manager, ' NEWS: Scorr SEIHER, executive editor, QOQ_fl2Qf£Q oZo-tfifa o Salina CIRCULATION: BRYAN SANDMEIEH, manager, PRODUCTION: DAVID ATKINSON, manager, 1-800-827-6363 Kansas SUBSCRIPTIONS EXTENSION 350 E-mail: • 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. • CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT HOURS: Open at 5:30 a.m. daily. Closes at 5:30 p.m. weekdays, noon on weekends, 10 a.m. on holidays. • CARRIER RATES: $15 for one month, $42 for three months. • RATES BY MOTOR ROUTE: $16 for one month, $48 for three months. • RATES BY MAIL (three months): In Kansas, $48 for daily paper, $39 for Monday through Saturday and $21 for Sunday. Outside Kansas, $54 for daily paper, $43.50 for Monday through Saturday and $25.50 for Sunday. All prices Include 6.4 percent Saline County sales tax. Tax rates may vary. FAX NUMBERS ALL DEPARTMENTS 823-3207 NEWS DEPARTMENT 827-6363 SPORTS 827-6060 The Mighty Chicago area couple hit jackpot Wisconsin officials must confirm winning ticket but believe claim valid By ANDREW BUCHANAN The Associated Press STREAMWOOD, 111. — A jubilant retired couple from this northwestern Chicago suburb claimed Thursday they had the winning $195 million Powerball lottery ticket and celebrated by buying drinks for the house at a local tavern. "If I don't have the winning ticket, this bartender has a hell of a tab," said Frank Capaci. Lottery officials couldn't confirm that the couple had the single winning ticket, which was purchased in Pell Lake, Wis., but had arranged for them to bring it in for verification. Capaci and his wife, Shirley, were celebrating with friends and relatives at a crowded Bill's on Bartlett, a tavern and pizza place here. Asked what he was going to do with the jackpot, Capaci, said, "I don't know yet. I ain't never been a millionaire before." Wisconsin's lottery director, Don Walsh, said he telephoned the Capacis at Bill's after he was contacted by a Chicago television station. "Basically they hung up on me," Walsh said. They apparently didn't believe his identity, he said, but he called back and gave them his home phone number. Officials hope to make arrangements as soon as possible to have the ticket brought to Wisconsin T LISA DUN The Associated Press A small lottery display sits Thursday in the Lakeside Country Store, Pell Lake, Wis., where the winning Powerball ticket in the largest U.S. lottery was purchased. for validation, he said. "If the ticket itself does match the information we are getting about it, there is a very strong likelihood that they are the Powerball winners," said Andrew Bohage, Wisconsin lottery spokesman. Capaci, a 67-year-old retired electrician, and his 62-year-old wife, have three adult sons and said they plan to share the win- nings with the family. Illinois is not among the 20 states that take part in Powerball. So, two bartenders drove to a Wisconsin grocery just north of the Illinois border Wednesday and bought tickets on behalf of about 15 customers, according to the Ca- pacis' 31-year-old son, Brian Capaci. The $5 tickets were passed out in sealed envelopes Thursday af- ternoon. Brian Capaci got a telephone call from his mother that same afternoon. "At first I didn't believe her, but then she started crying," he said. "I didn't know what to dp. I was shaking and crying, too." Only one ticket had the six win-, ning numbers in Wednesday, night's Powerball drawing, and. the lottery computers show it was' sold at a grocery store in Pell Lake, a community of 1,300. Pell Lake is about 20 miles from the Illinois state line, suggesting the ticketholder might have come from out of state. The winning ticketholder put down $5 to play the lottery and; designated on the stub that he or; she would prefer an immediate; lump sum of $104.3 million instead of $7.7 million a year for 25 years. The previous biggest jackpot ever won in the United States was $118.8 million in the California lottery in 1991. But that jackpot was split 10 ways. The previous record Powerball jackpot also was won in Wisconsin. It was worth $111.2 million in 1993 to Fond du Lac schoolteacher Leslie Robbins and Colleen DeVries. They each opted for annual checks of about $1.8 million after taxes for 20 years. In Pell Lake, some residents' were disappointed the winner' might not have come from their community. "It just seems like it always happens that way," said Dawn Brit-' ton, 28, who lives just around the' corner from the store where the winning ticket was bought. "It would be nice for a little town to have a person win it." Dunn convicted in embezzlement case By The Associated Press TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — A judge Thursday convicted Lisa Dunn of embezzling $8,000 from her boss, a verdict that could return her to prison in Arkansas for her role in a IS^year-old murder. • Circuit Judge Philip Rodgers ended a two-day trial by rejecting Dunn's "diminished-capacity" defense, which acknowledged her crime but blamed it on mental illness. Instead, Rodgers accepted the prosecution's argument that Dunn showed clear thinking in the way she committed the thefts — writing and cashing 35 unauthorized checks on the office account over 11 months. T SCHOOL VANDALISM He scheduled sentencing for June 19. The maximum penalty for felony embezzlement is 10 years in prison and a $5,000 fine. But Dunn, who did not comment after the trial, has voiced even more concern about being returned to Arkansas, where ex- boyfriend Daniel Remeta killed a store clerk in 1985. The murder was one of five Remeta committed in three states during a rampage that ended in a Shootout with police in a Kansas farmyard. He was executed March 31 in Florida for killing a gas station attendant. Dunn, convicted as an accomplice in Kansas, served nine years before winning acquittal in a second trial. Schwan's Frozen Food Truck Will be in the parking lot at ALCO 1820 S. 9th. TODAY, 3pm - 6pm Ask about our Home Delivery 100% guaranteed We accept food stamps Wanted: new customers morning, afternoon & evening. One teen pleads guilty in school vandalisms By The Journal Staff ABILENE — One youth has pleaded guilty and two older teenagers face arraignment for the trashing of four Dickinson County schools, which caused almost $70,000 in damage. Dickinson County Attorney Eric Rucker said Christopher L. Grimes, 16, Abilene, pleaded guilty to four felonies and four misdemeanor counts stemming from the burglaries of Abilene Middle School and Garfield Upper Elementary School in Abilene, and elementary schools in Enterprise and Talmage. The schools were broken into in late April, and computer equipment and copying machines were damaged. Grimes is scheduled to appear June 5, when he could be sentenced. Two adult suspects, Peter A. Alonzo, 19, Chapman, and Adam D. Dallings, 18, Abilene, have waived their right to preliminary hearings and are to be arraigned June 3, Rucker said. They face charges of felony criminal damage to property, misdemeanor criminal damage, misdemeanor theft and burglary for crimes committed at three of the schools. 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. Kristy Ball hazor 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. fl»StRiiil INSURORS & INVESTORS 217 S Santa Fe . 825-0286 IIVAL Carnival open at 5 p.m. on WED, THU, & FRI NOON on SAT, SUN & MON Gibson Store Parking Lot May 20-25 $10 Ride Wristbands with this ad (Reg. $12) SAT - Noon-9 p.m. SUN - Noon-9 p.m. MON -Noon-9 p.m. One discount coupon is required for each wristband purchase. Summer afternoon - summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. • Henry James, quoted In Edith Wharton's A Backward Glance Do you have fond memories of a summer past? We are looking for summer memories to publish in our Senior Lifestyles Edition. If you would like to share a summer memory, please send it to the Salina Journal, attention Laura Robertson, PO Box 740, Salina, KS 67401 or e-mail your memory to sjlrobertson @ If your memory is selected it will be published in Senior Lifestyles on June 21,1998. Please have your memories submitted by May 26, 1998. Please enclose your name and address and note whether you want your summer memory returned.

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