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THE SALINA JOURNAL NEWS FRIDAY, MAY 22, 1998 DEATHS & FUNERALS T ASTEROIDS Blanche V. Chartier CLAY CENTER — Blanche V. Chartier, 92, Clay Center, died Thursday, May 21, 1998, at Med- icalodge, Clay Center. . Mrs. Chartier was born Blanche V. Cyr on April 24, 1906, at St. Joseph and was a resident of Clay Center since 1972, moving from rural Miltonvale. She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Liberty Flower Circle. . She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis, in 1972; a daughter, Leona lone, in 1930; and a son, Erdrus Elmo, in 1937. Survivors include two sons, Orville of Oak Hill and Keith of Topeka; a daughter, Fern Solbach of Stockton, Calif.; a sister, Alma Everetts of Wichita; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at F.C. Hill Memorial Wesleyan Church, Miltonvale, the Rev. Daniel Kline officiating. Burial will be in Miltonvale Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday at Phelps Funeral Home, 217 W. First, Miltonvale 67466. Scott Darrell Denny JUNCTION CITY — Scott Darrell Denny, 34, Junction City, died Thursday, May 21, 1998, at Geary Community Hospital, Junction City, of cancer. Mr. Denny was born April 5, 1964, at Junction City. He was a maintenance worker for Riverbend and Mid-Way Mobile Homes, Junction City. Survivors include his mother, Blenda Sill of Valley View Care Center, Junction City; and three brothers, Raymond Torgenson and Robert Gibson, both of Junction City, and Larry Gibson of Harlingen, Texas. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Londeen Funeral Chapel,- Chapman, the Rev. Charles Scott officiating. Private inurnment will be later. Memorials may be made to Wichita Community Clinic Oncology Program, 929 N. St. Francis, Wichita 67214, or the funeral home, 206 W. Fifth, Box 429, Chapman . 67431. Fannie Josephine Feather MINNEAPOLIS — Fannie Josephine Feather, 93, Minneapolis, died Wednesday, May 20,1998, at the Ottawa County Health Center, Minneapolis. Mrs. Feather was born Fannie Josephine Gant on April 23, 1905, near Minneapolis and was a resident of Minneapolis since 1969. She previously lived in Nebraska, Colorado and rural Longford. She taught rural Ottawa County schools for four years and was a member of Golden Wheel Senior Center, Minneapolis. Her husband, Ray A., died in 1982. Survivors include two daughters, Josephine Essig of Minneapolis and Winifred Berger of Wichita; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and two step- great-grandchildren. •The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Shields Funeral Home, Minneapolis, the Rev. Louis Andersen officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Minneapolis. Memorials may be made to T ENTERTAINMENT Today's obituaries SAUNA _____ George R. Weller KANSAS BROOKVILLE: Delbert G. Weis CLAY CENTER: Blanche V. Chartier GREAT BEND: .Carroll Dean Kelly HAYS: William H;""Bill" Younger JUNCTION CfTY: Scott Darrell Denny LOST SPRINGS: Rosie Rindt MINNEAPOLIS: Fannie Josephine Feather Golden Wheel Senior Center or Minneapolis Library Fund. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 405 Argyle, Minneapolis 67467, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday. Carroll Dean Kelly GREAT BEND — Carroll Dean Kelly, 65, Great Bend, died Thursday, May 21, 1998, at Central Kansas Medical Center, Great Bend. Mr. Kelly was born May 3,1933, at Great Bend and was a lifelong resident of the area. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was a retired corrosion supervisor for Kansas Power & Light Gas Service Co. He was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Sunflower Shrine, Masonic Lodge, York Rite Bodies, Elks Lodge 1127, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, all of Great Bend; was 1998 Potentate of Isis Shrine Temple and a member of Scottish Rite, both of Salina. A son, Charles D., preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Rose of the home; a daughter, Debhra Cunday of Mount Hope; two brothers, Donald L. Kelly of Washington and Chester F. Brown of Kempner, Texas; a sister, Joellen Boman of Great Bend; and three grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 21st and Polk, the Rev. Tom Keith officiating. Memorials may be made to Grandchildren's Scholarship Fund, Isis Shrine or Sunflower Shrine Travel Fund. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Bryant- Christians Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend 67530, and after the service at the VFW Hall, 504 Washington. Rosie Rindt LOST SPRINGS — Rosie Rindt, 90, Lost Springs, died Wednesday, May 20,1998, at Herington Municipal Hospital. Mrs. Rindt was born Rosie Miltz on June 22, 1907, at rural Lost Springs and was a lifelong resident of the area. She was a homemaker and a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Lincolnville. Her husband, Martin R., died in 1986. Survivors include a son, Lawrence of Lost Springs; a half sister, Toby Loveless of Lincolnville; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Lincolnville, Pastor Alan Stahlecker officiating. Burial will be in Lincolnville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church or Lutheran Hour. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today at Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion 66861. Delbert G. Weis BROOKVILLE — Delbert G. Weis, 66, Brookville, died Thursday, May 21, 1998, at Salina Regional Health Center. Ryan Mortuary, Salina, is handling arrangements. George R. Weller George R. Weller, 97, Salina, died Thursday, May 21, 1998, at McCall Manor, Salina. Mr. Weller was born April 4, 1901, at Kipp and was a resident of Salina since 1990, moving from rural Kipp where he had lived most of his life. He was a farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna in 1992; a son, Mike in 1968; and a daughter, George Anna in 1928. Survivors include a brother, Keith of Gypsum; a sister, Mildred Steele of Hutchinson; and two grandsons. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Carlson-Becker Funeral Home, Solomon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gypsum-Kipp First Responders in care of the funeral home, 208 W. Fourth, Solomon 67480. The body was cremated. William H. "Bill" Younger HAYS — William H. "Bill" Younger, 69, Hays, died Wednesday, May 20,1998, at his home. Mr. Younger was born Jan. 16, 1929, at Ransom and was a resident of Ellis County since the early .1940s. He was an Army veteran. He worked for Harry Marx Telephone Co., was an electrician for Schwaller Electric and established Younger Electric in 1966, retiring in 1992. He also was a farmer and played in polka and western bands, including the Younger Brothers Band. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and Hays Chamber of Commerce. Survivors include his wife, Karen of the home; three sons, William of Seattle, Raymond of Modesto, Calif., and Michael of Hays; five daughters, Juanita "Nita" Younger of Clifton, N. J., Kathleen Wudarccyk of Norfolk, Va., Deborah Hathcock of Oakdale, Calif., and Kimberly King and Denise Purdy, both of Hays; two brothers, Walter of Munjor and Donald of Ellis; a sister, Lillian Reynolds of Sunrise Beach, Mo.; 15 grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays, the Revs. Earl Befort and Paulinus Karlin officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, with military rites by Hays American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. A vigil will be at 7:30 p.m. today at Hays Memorial Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Oncology Unit at Hays Medical Center for training on Lymphade- ma. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to time of service Saturday at the chapel, 20th and Pine, Hays 67601. Watch out! Asteroid expert warns of need to remain vigilant By PAUL RECER The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A mile-wide asteroid could smash the Earth, causing widespread death and destruction, and "we wouldn't even know it was coming," an expert told a congressional panel Thursday. Such an asteroid, striking the planet at thousands of miles an hour, would "threaten the future of modern civilization" by darkening the sky for a year, causing widespread starvation by destroying food crops and directly or indirectly killing millions of people, said Clark Chapman, an asteroid expert with the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio. Testifying at a hearing of the House Science Committee's panel on space and aeronautics, Chapman said a mile-wide asteroid would gouge a crater bigger than Washington, D.C., and deeper than 20 Washington Monuments piled on top of each other. Chapman said the chances of such an asteroid striking the Earth next year are one in a few hundred thousand, but this "is more likely to happen than that the next poker hand you are dealt will be a royal flush." The odds for a such a poker hand are about 649,000 to one, he said. A person's lifetime chances of T WASHINGTON, D.C. "A mile-wide asteroid could hit tomorrow, and we wouldn't even know it was coming." Clark Chapman asteroid expert at Southwest Research Institute being killed by an asteroid, of any size, are about one in 20,000, Chapman said. He noted the odds of being killed by an asteroid are about the same as the risk of dying in a passenger aircraft crash, but more likely than being killed by a tornado or a flood. The scientist said that an asteroid much smaller than a mile wide exploded over Tunguska, Siberia, in 1908 and the shock wave flattened trees across an area larger than New York City. Such a burst over a major city, he said, could kill millions instantly. Chapman and other experts said that the Earth's only protection from such a space bombardment is to search the skies, find asteroids apt to hit the Earth and then rocket out bombs that would divert the space rocks away from the planet. With a 10-year warning, "we could probably save ourselves," ; Chapman said. "At the very least, we could evacuate ground-zero and save up food supplies to weather a global environmental catastrophe." ••< < But he said that little effort is : being put out to find Earth-threatening asteroids and only about 10 < percent of an expected 2,000 near- Earth objects have been identified and tracked. = Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R- Calif., the committee chairman, pressed Chapman on his state-, ment that a killer asteroid could hit without warning. '..."> "Yes," Chapman said. "A mile- wide asteroid could hit tomorrow, •• and we wouldn't even know it was' coming." <• : -i' Rohrabacher said that a corns J mittee led by the late asteroid ex-i; pert Eugene Shoemaker reconvv mended five years ago that the Na- • I tional Aeronautics and Space Administration start a systematic efJ-£ fort to search out, identify and plot - r all asteroids that pose a threat to?'the Earth. The report said the effort would cost'about $5 million; a •••' year, but the congressman said the i space agency has done little to fol j it low up on that recommendation., i Also, he said, an Air Force as- i teroid mission was canceled last year after President Clinton used f his line-item veto against the pro- i ject. i .> I Charlie Sheen hospitalized for overdose By The Associated Press THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Actor Charlie Sheen was in stable condition Thursday at a hospital where he was taken following a drug overdose at home. "He's eating. He's talking. He's aware," said Chris Caraway, spokeswoman for Los Robles Medical Center. Caraway did not know what kind of drugs Sheen had taken. Sheen arrived at the hospital from his Malibu home about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday with Los Angeles County paramedics and accompa- nied by his personal trainer. He was conscious but complained of tingling in his hands and difficulty walking. He immediately was taken into the intensive care unit and later transferred to the less-serious critical care unit. His father, actor Martin Sheen, was overwrought by the ordeal. "My son is here because of a drug overdose," he said at a hospital news conference, choking back tears. The father also made reference to the death of the son of Carroll O'Connor, who had killed himself following a battle with drug ON THE RECORD Hospital report Salina Regional Health Center PENN ADMISSIONS — None. SANTA FE ADMISSIONS — Carole J. Anderson, Kylie Nicole Bunting, Krystina B. Bunting, Jennifer R. Dawson, Mary Anne Gardiner, Katherine M. Hale, Matthew Kvacik, Jack E. McGeary, Roxana M. Woodcock and Nathan A. Worley, all of Salina; Denise L. Wilson, Abilene; Monty R. Bench, McPherson; Rhonda M. Ward, Solomon; Lucille Base, Tampa. DISMISSALS — Betty G. Halferty, Dawne R. Bolin and baby girt and Violet L Justus, all of Salina; Lucille N. Mikesell, Abilene; Edythe I. Cpffman, Agenda; Byron J. Elliott, Assaria; Delbert G. Weis, Brookville; Debra M. Eldridge, Downs; Erma E. Lanus, Smith Center. Police blotter BURGLARY — The window was broken on a 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass belonging to Edward D. Gray while it was parked at 850 E. North between 4 p.m. Monday and 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and stereo equipment was taken; $75 damage, $812 loss. Animal shelter These animals were picked up May 20 at the locations listed and taken to the Saline County Animal Shelter, 1960 W. Old Highway 40. Phone 8266535. DOGS — Chocolate female pit bull, 700 block of Merrill Street; brown and black male shepherd mix, 1500 block of Quincy Street; tan and white neutered male Labrador and husky mix with black collar, 400 block of East Ash Street; black female Labrador with chain collar, 2200 block of Kensingtpn Road; chocolate female Labrador with chain collar, 2200 block of Kensington Road; black and white male border collie mix, 800 block of Roach Street. CATS — Black male with short hair, 100 block of South Clark Street; black female with short hair, 100 block of South Clark Street. WBHESDAY'S DRAWINGS DAILY PICK 3 7-7-0 KANSAS CASH 4-17-21-27-29-33 Jackpot $315,732 THURSDAY'S DRAWINGS DAILY PICK 3 4-9-4 CASH 4 LIFE 30-49-73-93 Barry won't run for re-election Longtime mayor says he'll still battle Congress on capital city's behalf By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Mayor Marion Barry ended months of speculation Thursday, announcing he will not seek a fifth term as mayor of the nation's capital. "I've come to the conclusion that there are areas I can better serve in outside the government," he told suppQrters and reporters. Recounting during a 40-minute speech his 40 years of civil-rights activism and public service, Barry said he would continue to fight for some semblance of self-government in Washington against "a mean-spirited Republican-led Congress." "I am going to be living in Washington, I am going to be fighting for democracy, and in fact, I believe I can fight better for that subject on the outside rather than on the inside," he said. Barry, 62, has been the city's mayor 14 of the past 18 years. In 1990, he left office in disgrace after being videotaped smoking crack cocaine in a downtown hotel. After serving a six-month prison sentence, he staged a political comeback, first winning a city The Associated Pr^ss, Cora Masters Barry watches her husband, Marion, grimace as he arv, nounces Thursday he won't seek a fifth term as Washington mayor. council seat and then reclaiming the mayor's office in 1994. Barry did not say what he would be doing when he left government, but business leaders and longtime supporters have been trying to line up financial commitments to help him make a smooth transi- tion from politics to private life.' '•>• He reportedly will serve as • & consultant to the nonprofit National Association for Equal Ofl J portunity in Higher Education,-a . coalition organization that serves 117 historically black colleges and universities. j'?. Child / Center's director had faitll FROM PAGE A1 abuse. "I'm sorry Carroll didn't get the chance that we have," Sheen said. "This is not an easy moment in our lives, but it's a necessary one. Our hope is that he will accept recovery and be fine." Hugh O'Connor, a 32-year-old actor who appeared with his father in television's "In the Heat of the Night," committed suicide on March 28, 1995, after a long battle with cocaine addiction. Sheen, 32, who starred in "Wall Street," "Platoon" and "Hot Shots," is the brother of actor Emilio Estevez. Jones talked to Martin and Betsy Wearing, marketing director of Salina Regional Health Center, and they took the issue to the health foundation board. The hospital funds the health foundation. "It's the only licensed center in north Salina, and one of only two centers in Salina that takes infants," Jones said. "Infant care is a critical need." Martin and Wearing visited the center and talked with Briscoe, then bused the entire health foundation board to the center. The health foundation board decided the first step in helping the center would be to stabilize its financial health, Martin said. The center's budget last year was about $87,000, Jones said. This year's budget is set at $128,000. Finding money has been a struggle since the center was opened in a former Lutheran church, Briscoe said. Volunteers donated time and materials to renovate the former church, and many donated money to keep it running. Since then, the center has been funded by Social and Rehabilitation Service payments for children under SRS care, reimbursement from the federal government for food, some payments from families with children in the program and fundraising. In the early years, Briscoe peddled fried chicken dinners from the back of her station wagon. There have been chili suppers, bake sales and raffles of donated cars. "We always managed," Briscoe said. "We don't have everything we need, but we have enough to get by." The center has less than a dozen employees and cares for six infants, 10 toddlers and 10 preschoolers. And it never turns away a child because the parents can't pay. "I worried a little," Briscoe said. "But I always had faith in God that we were going to make it. "Something always turned up, like a donation or a check I hadn't expected. If it didn't, I put in my own money or went to a bank and got a loan." At age 78, though, Briscoe, who acts as the center's volunteer administrator, had begun to worry more about the center's future. And once again, her prayers were answered. "I just know it's God working," she said. The health foundation's relationship with the child care center won't end with the awarding of the grant. Martin said he hopes the hiring of a business manager who can apply for grants and other sources of funding will help strengthen'! the center's financial footing. ; ..! "Geraldine Briscoe has done a. < wonderful job," Martin said, "but > she's been a one-person army." ' Briscoe will remain on the child i care center's board of directors;' Martin, Wearing and a represen*! tative of Head Start also have. < joined the board, Martin said, to add different areas of expertise. •. The health foundation, CAPS., and United Way also will begin. :• making long-range plans for tile center. I "We want to make sure there is i a child care center in Salina for > years to come, long after Ms. . Briscoe is gone," Martin said. ''<••'•. The agencies will look at im-i.i proving the child care center's fa-' > cilities and equipment and pro- 1 > viding some staff training, Martin said. -£•',] Other than that, Martin said he^ wasn't at liberty to discuss what- * might happen in the future. / But Briscoe said she, like Mar- ; tin Luther King Jr., has a dream. >! "1 have a dream of a new building with all the necessary things . we know it takes for child care/' she said. "I have a dream that no • one who needs help will be afraid 1 to ask. I have a dream that there ' will always be a place for people to i bring their children when they're i trying to get back on their feet, and that when they are back on their- H feet, they'll give something back. 1 " "1 Microsoft seeks seven-month delay in case TODAY'S SCRIPTURE "But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing." — lames 1:4 By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Microsoft Corp. asked a federal judge Thursday to delay for at least seven months the government's demand to make immediate changes to Windows 98, which goes on sale June 25. Microsoft also asked the judge to combine two antitrust lawsuits, among the most significant of their kind this century, that the Justice Department and 20 states filed this week. The company argued it faces an antitrust case almost two years in the making, which comprises thousands of pages of documents and dozens of interviews with industry execu- tives, including some from its main rivals. "We obviously want to get this'' issue resolved as soon as possi- ' ble," company spokesman Mark' Murray said. "But we need a rea~ sonable amount of time to respond to the government's request for a preliminary injunction, which would be extremely far-reaching."

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