The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 23, 1998 · Page 2
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^SATURDAY. MAY Pa, 1 998 MEWS S EVENTS THE SALINA JOURNAL A Look Ahead 28 Saturday «,, • BIRDWALK: Birdwalking for Beginners. 7:45 a.m., Wildbird Crossing, 2306 Planet. Free. 452-9453. • ATWOOD: "Airing and Shariflg" 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., Atwood High School football field. 626-3390. 24 Sunday Jf. ATWOOD: "Airing and Sharing" Quilt SJiow. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Atwood Masonic Triple, 113 S. Fifth. 626-3947. 1 f ATWOOD: Christian Remembrance Service at The Moving Vietnam Veterans Wall. 7 p.m., Atwood High School football fijbji 626-3390. J $ NORCATUR: Norcatur Memorial Day Observance. 1 :30 p.m. parade, downtown r. 693-4321. Listing Events ;; rtems for 1he Calendar of Events should be sent at least two weeks in aljyance to: Calendar of Events, The Salina Journal, P.O. Box 740, Salina I. Be sure to include name, ss and telephone number. iday schedule losing schedule for Memorial on Monday, May 25. Post Office: Regular ^idential and business mail de- ies will not be made Monday, the lobby will be closed. Post ce boxes will be serviced and ress mail delivered. inancial institutions: Closed nday. ' tate offices: Closed Monday. ederal offices: Closed Mon- Sity and county offices: Cjjpsed Monday. * *City trash pickup: The City of Salina Sanitation Division will be Servicing the regularly scheduled r&utes Monday. The landfill will bj^working regularly scheduled infturs Monday. The household Hazardous Waste Division will be fctosed Monday. ^! Salina Public Library: Closed Sunday and Monday. i "Smpky Hill Museum: Closed Monday. f. ;!Financial markets: Closed Jtionday. '" Agriculture T POWERBALL Ticket validated: Couple claim prize Winner mows golf course then travels to Wisconsin to confirm right to largest-ever U.S. lottery By The Associated Press MADISON, Wis. — Frank Capaci got up at the crack of dawn as usual Friday to mow the golf course near his home, despite the fact he was suddenly rich enough to buy the entire club and more than a dozen like it. Capaci, 67, and his wife had won the $195 million Powerball prize, the richest jackpot in world history. After cutting the greens, he set out with his wife for Wisconsin in their 1990 Grand Am to get their ticket validated at a lottery office. "If I didn't show up, I would have gotten fired and lost my job," joked Capaci, a retired electrician who works part-time at Poplar Creek golf course in Streamwood, 111., where he lives. The Wisconsin lottery confirmed that the Capacis indeed did have the winning ticket. The prize will be paid in a $104.3 million lump sum, as requested at purchase, instead of 25 annual checks of $7.7 million each. After taxes, the total probably will be substantially less — around $55 million, said Don Walsh of the Wisconsin Lottery. The Capacis sat mostly silent at a news conference, not saying what they would do with the money. Shirley Capaci, 63, has hinted that no wild spending sprees are in the works. Capaci has said he might want to buy a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. He's rich enough to buy about 2,900 of the •classiest model — Harley's 95th anniversary, a two-seater in the exclusive champagne- The Associated Press Frank Capaci and his wife, Shirley, hold up their winning Powerball ticket Friday at the office of the Wisconsin Lottery office in Madison. cherry red color, with a suggested retail price of $19,290. The couple will make their plans more public in a news conference Wednesday in Pell Lake, Wis., where the winning ticket was bought, Walsh said. Capaci was up early, despite some serious celebrating. He and his wife bought drinks for the house Thursday at Bill's on Bartlett, a tavern and pizza hangout in Streamwood, where a day earlier he had paid a bartender $5 for a chance at winning the jackpot. He's rich enough to buy 44.8 million glasses of Capaci's preferred brew — Old Style — at the tavern. Or 4.7 million large cheese, sausage, mushroom and green pepper pizzas from Bill's, the kind the Capacis ordered to celebrate. Cost: $11.90 each. Neighbors decked out the Capacis' modest single-story house with signs and green streamers to celebrate their good fortune. The neighborhood "is very middle-class. Everybody's hard-working. So it's good to see something nice happen to someone," said Patrice Prato, who lives down the block. Illinois is not among the 20 states that take part in Powerball. Two bartenders from Bill's drove to a Wisconsin grocery just north of the Illinois state line Wednesday and bought tickets on behalf of about 15 customers, including the Capacis, said their son, Brian Capaci. The $5 tickets were passed out in sealed envelopes Thursday afternoon. But the odds of picking the winning Powerball numbers were 80.1 million-to-1. About $370 million in tickets were sold from March 22 through May 20: Each state takes in 50 cents of every dollar and the other 50 cents is paid out in prizes, said Charles Strutt, director of the Multi-State Lottery Association, which operates Powerball. The previous biggest jackpot ever won in the United States was $118.8 million in the California lottery in 1991. It was split 10 ways. T SEAT BELTS Crackdown yields bumper ticket crop By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Police across the country wrote mqr.'e than 30,000 tickets in the first three days of a crackdown -on drivers who fail to make sure children are buckled up. The weeklong campaign began with more than 4,000 law enforcement agencies taking part on Monday. The National Safety Council said Friday that a sampling of participating agencies showed more than 30,000 child passenger safety citations issued'"ih the first three days. Tens of thousands more tickets are expected to be issued through the Memorial Day weekend, the council said. .•> , Auto crashes kill 1,800 American children every year and are the leading cause of death for children younger than 15. COPY CO MORE THAN JUST A COPY CENTER Beat the construction blues! FREE Pick-up & Delivery 2346 PLANET AVE.- GALAXY CENTER- 823-2679 OR FAX 823-2552 V HOLIDAY TRAVEL Holiday travel may miss mark Kansas farmers to be Surveyed about crops : STOPEKA — HOW win this ^|ar's Kansas wheat crop compare with the 1997 record crop? What will spring planting condi- ifcns mean for U.S. agriculture? | "To gather accurate informa- fjpn, representatives from the National Agricultural Statistics Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture plan to survey farm- fer.s and ranchers for the June Agricultural Survey. £Ji"If we speak up and answer the g&estions about the 1998 crop season, we can reduce uncertainty in Efie agriculture marketplace," said gfete statistician Eldon Thiessen. * ^Kansas Agricultural Statistics will conduct the survey between Friday and June 16. Thiessen said tHe survey is important because It'will provide the first clear indi- pation of the potential production p£ major commodities in 1998. £ ."The survey is used to make B^arketing and investment deci- jlions. County extension agents &Bd farm organizations also use tlje information. U From Staff Reports Vacationers expecting crowded airports said to be surprised Friday By The Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — Travelers who got to airports early Friday anticipating Thanksgiving-like crushes at ticket counters were pleasantly surprised when they found highways and airports less crowded than predicted. "We didn't have any traffic going to the airport," said Jane Altizer, who left her Roswell, Ga., home early to leave plenty of time to get through Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport on her way to Las Vegas. New York's LaGuardia Airport was quiet as a library. In Chicago, travelers moved easily along the concourse of an uncongested United Airlines terminal at O'Hare International Airport. "I read the papers today and I was worried, but it certainly doesn't look like the biggest day in aviation history ,J' said Adam Roguls- T ILLEGAL HUNTING ki, of Wilmette, 111. "No traffic, no problems, no waiting in line. It's mellow." The Air Transport Association had predicted that a strong economy would send more Americans on vacation and put more in the air on Friday than any other day as the summer travel season got started ahead of Memorial Day weekend. Passengers found the usual buzz of people darting around airports but nothing like the long lines they had been told to expect. Some airline officials said the trade group that had predicted the! record number of passengers may have been off base. Nonetheless, the Washington- based Air Transport Association said it;was confident its prediction of 2 million passengers flying Friday would bear out. The airline industry group expects 1.8 million people to return by plane from their trips on Tuesday. The group said it based its prediction on advance reservations and previous years' traffic patterns. The total number of passen- gers Friday won't be known until next month. One place where the prediction might prove true was at Los Angeles International Airport, where the wait at ticketing lines was an hour or more. "This is the worst I've ever seen it," said Jane Rosell, from Glendale, Calif., as she waited at the end of the Continental Airlines line to check-in for her flight to Houston. "But I take it in stride." Still, none of the major airlines, except Delta, expected to break any records. Delta was booked for 397,000 passengers, which would surpass by almost 30,000 people the previous record set the Sunday after Thanksgiving last year, said spokesman Todd Clay. Most Americans still planned to travel by car over the weekend, according to AAA Auto Club. Of the 32.1 million Americans who planned to travel over the holiday weekend, 26.7 million planned to go by car, truck or motor home. Brothers indicted for illegal hunting By The Journal Staff WHITE CITY — Three brothers from Morris County and four hunters from North Carolina have been indicted on federal charges for illegally hunting deer, and district court charges are possible in Dickinson County as well. U.S. Attorney Jackie Williams said Ronald L. Britt, 56, and his brothers, Keith V. Britt, 47, and Kenneth C. Britt, 47, all of White City, have been indicted on charges of conspiracy and deer trafficking. The charges stem from deer hunts the trio allegedly led in Kansas between December 1996 and December 1997. Four hunters who were clients of the trio's business, Clark's Creek Outfitters, also were indicted. They are Bobby L. Steelman, 46; Richard C. Vaughn Sr., 48; Richard C. Vaughn Jr., 21; and Mark S. Schall, 36, all of North Carolina. Investigators say the Britts advertised their 'hunt guiding business in national magazines, charging $2,500 for a five-day hunt and $900 for a three-day hunt. The Britts allegedly broke the law by guiding those without required licenses, permits and game tags, and by hunting from vehicles and using radios to communicate the position of deer. Some of the illegal hunting allegedly took place in Dickinson County, County Attorney Eric Rucker said. Misdemeanor charges of illegally tagging a slain deer were filed in Dickinson County District Court against Thomas D. Slick, 58, Morris County. *>» *•• ** :: M ** 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 RAYU, publisher, hrayi@saljoumal.com DEPARTMENTS ADVERTISING: JEANNY SuffP, director , lsbarp@saljourrjat.com • *> BUSINESS: DAVID MARTIN, manager, dmarttn@saljoiimal.com , -. 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