The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 25, 1998 · Page 2
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A2 MONDAY, MAY 25, 1998 NEWS & EVENTS THE SALINA JOURNAL A Look Ahead 25 Monday • MEMORIAL DAY • MEMORIAL: Memorial services at the Poheta Cemetery. 9 a.m., East Magnolia. 536-4568. • ATWQOD: Memorial Day Services at The Moving Wall, the traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial. 10 a.m., Atwood High School football field. 626-3390. • ATWOOD: "Airing and Sharing" Quilt Show. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Atwood Masonic Temple', 113 S. Fifth. 626-3947. • BROOKVILLE: Memorial Day services at Prairie Mound Cemetery. 10 a.m., west of Brookville. 225-6706. • TESCOTT: Tescott Lions Club Memorial Day Dinner and Broom Sale. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Tescott Grade School Multi-purpose room. $5 adults, $3 children. 283-4787. 26 Tuesday • PUBLIC MEETING: Salina/Saline County Health Department. 4:30 p.m., 125 W. Elm. 826-6600. • PUBLIC MEETING: Salina School District Board of Education. 5 p.m., 1511 Gypsum. 826-4700. • ATWOOD: Vietnam night at The Moving Vietnam Veterans Wall, introduction of local Vietnam ve.terans. Wall. 7 p.m., Atwood High School football field. 626-3390. • GYPSUM: Public meeting, USD 306 Southeast of Saline Board of Education. 7:30 p.m., 5056 E. K-4 Highway. 5364291. 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. Meeting KSU-Salina site of small business meeting Kansas State University-Salina will host a congressional small business satellite videoconfer- ence from 8 to 10 a.m. Friday in the Technology Center library. The meeting is designed to bring small business owners and federal government representatives together to discuss small ' business policies. The goal is to create a policy agenda to present government officials. Topics to be discussed include taxes, health care, legal reform and regulatory reform. For more information or to register, call (800) 344-8888, or call Deborah Mesz at (785) 826-2926. Reception Board members of Starbase to be feted Board members of Starbase, a math and science program for fourth through sixth graders, will be recognized at a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Smoky Hill Education Service Center, 1648 W. Magnolia. Salina Airport Authority executive director Tim Rogers, service center executive director Rita Cook and Dennis Kuhlman, dean of Kansas State University- Salina, will be honored for their recent election to Starbase board. Starbase is taught by Kansas Army and Air National Guard pilots, navigators, mechanics, computer experts and others at guard facilities in Salina. ••** Salina Journal : Published seven days a week, 365 days a , , year at 333 S. Fourth, P.O. Box 740, Salina, Kan. 67403, by Salina Journal Inc. ".<, (USPS 478-060) HARRIS RAVL, publisher, hrayi@saljaumal.com . .DEPARTMENTS • ADVERTISING: JEANNY SHARP, 'director, JsharpQsallQUrnal.com • BUSINESS: DAW MARTIN, manager, dmartlnesalioumal.com • NEWS: SCOTT SSRER. executive editor, gselr0r9sayourmf.com > • CIRCULATION: BRYAN SANDMEIER, manager, bsandmel9salloumal.com • PRODUCTION: DAVIO ATKINSON, manager, datUnsoesalloumal.com 823-63B3 Salina SHOOTING That's enough' Boy who tackled shooter knew he had to act By JOE MOSLEY Eugene Register-Guard EUGENE, Ore. — Shots continued to pepper the crowded Thurston High School cafeteria as Jake Ryker looked behind him and saw his wounded girlfriend lying on the floor. The reaction others have since described as heroic was mere instinct, he said. "I saw her shot and said, 'That's enough,' " Ryker said. "I got up, and things just sort of slowed down." Ryker spoke Saturday from his hospital bed at Sacred Heart Medical Center about becoming the primary hero in ending Thursday's shooting spree. Ryker, a 17-year-old junior, tackled shooting suspect Kipland Phillip Kinkel around the waist after being shot in the chest himself. He-was shot again in the left index finger as he wrestled a pistol away from Kinkel. The longtime -Boy Scout and church group member emphasized he was just one of five boys — the others were his brother Josh Ryker, 14, Adam Walburg- e'r, 18, and brothers Doug Ure, 18, and David Ure, 15 — who subdued and disarmed Kinkel. But Jake Ryker was the first in the crowded and chaotic lunchroom to grab Kinkel, and has been widely credited with inspiring his fellow students to act. Ryker, groggy from pain medication, spoke in a slow but strong voice of the abrupt onset The Associated Press Robert Ryker mops his son Jake's brow Saturday. Jake is being called a hero for tackling shooting suspect Kipland Kinkel. of Thursday's violence and.his reaction to it. A photograph of his girlfriend, Jennifer Alldredge, was taped to his bedrail. She was being treated at McKenzie- Willamette Hospital in Springfield with gunshot wounds to her chest, hand and neck. "I remember I looked up to a clock just a couple minutes before, and it was 7:50," he said. "I sat down and was working on a homework worksheet. And then the door kind of opened — you could hear that kind-of swinging sound — and then you hear this, 'pop, pop, pop, pop.' "I pushed Jen over and tried to get her behind me. I'm pretty sure that's when I got hit." Ryker stood just as he heard the "click, click" of the gunman trying to fire his rifle with an empty ammunition clip: Without thinking, he knew it was time to act. "I heard that 'click,' and it was as loud as if someone was banging on a brass gong," he said. "And then I remember knocking him down." By then, the others had jumped into the fray and were holding Kinkel, and hitting and kicking him. 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Ninth • Salina, KS /V I1am-7pm ^^K IFC T GRADUATION Wrongfully jailed nurse graduates with law degree Man imprisoned for 4 years after patient accuses him of rape By MARTHA BELLISLE The Associated Press IRVINE, Calif. — Armed with an intimate knowledge of the rights and injustices of the criminal justice system, a former nurse wrongfully imprisoned for raping a patient in 1990 graduated Sunday with a law degree. Honors student Mark Bravo, 39, received his degree from Western State University College of Law almost one month after the state Supreme Court awarded him $3.9 million in damages in a federal civil rights suit. "There were times I just wanted to give up. I felt there would never be closure," Bravo said as he gathered with friends and family before the ceremony held at the University of California, Irvine. "But I'm so glad the legal profession has accepted me and given me the chance to be here today." Then he reached over and gave a bear hug to his weeping 16-year- old son, Gabriel, who was in the fourth grade when that same legal system locked his father away. "I felt cheated because I couldn't see him," said Gabriel, the oldest of three children. "But I never once doubted he was innocent." Bravo was a nurse at Metropolitan State Hospital in Norwalk when, in 1990, a mental patient named a "Tony Bravo" as her rapist. Despite his alibi and other employees who corroborated his story, Bravo was convicted and sentenced to eight years in prison. His failed appeals reached all the way to the state Supreme Court. Finally, the woman recanted her story and named another man as her attacker. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ordered new DNA tests and the results showed Bravo was not involved. He was freed in January 1994. Bravo said that after his release from prison, getting a law degree seemed natural because "I wanted to clear my name and become in-, volved in the process." 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