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THE SALINA JOURNAL NEWS MONDAY, JUNE 1, 1998 A7 DEATHS & FUNERALS T CONGRESS Laurine G. Anderson LINDSBORG — Laurine G. Anderson, 85, Lindsborg, died Sunday, May 31, 1998, at Bethany Home in Lindsborg. Hays Funeral Home, Lindsborg, is handling arrangements. Vernon D. Bowyer CONCORDIA — Vernon D. Bowyer; 69, Concordia, died Friday, May 29,1998, at Cloud County Health Center, Concordia. Mr. Bowyer was born Aug. 18, 1928, in Abilene. He was the retired owner and manager and a former Concordia city commissioner. He was a member and past master of St. John's Lodge AF&AM No. 113 of Concordia and a member of Grand York Rite of Kansas, Isis Shrine, Order of the Eastern Star and past president of the Concordia Kiwanis Club. Survivors include his wife, Althea, of the home; three sons, Stanley of Salina, Joel of Concordia and .Lyle of Ottawa; a sister, Shirley Longbine of Corpus Christi, Texas; and six grandchildren. The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. today at Concordia First United Methodist Church, the Rev. Ken Parker officiating. ; A graveside service will be 2:30 p.m. today at Lyona Cemetery, rural Junction City. Memorials may be made to the Shriner's Hospital. ; Nutter Mortuary, 116 E. Sixth, P.O. Box 33, Concordia 66901, is handling arrangements. • Because of incomplete information provided the Journal, the graveside service and number of grandchildren were omitted in Sunday's edition. Twila R. Everson Dority if Twila R. Dority, 54, Salina, died Wednesday, May 27, 1998, at her home. Ms. Dority was born Twila R. Dority on June 19,1943, at Salina and was a lifelong resident of ,the area. She was ja preparer and xiashier for Fly- Sng J. Travel JPlaza Country pVIarket, Salina. ;• A daughter, Janelle, died in 1966. V Survivors include three daugh- $ers, Kim Romesburg of Beverly, and Toni Gonzales and Trudy .'Toothman, both of Salina; two sons, Robert Jonte of Concordia and Kevin Jonte of Tescott; her Another, Genevieve Matthews of Salina; a brother, Arlen Dority of Bennington; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. .The funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401, the Rev. Paul Robbins officiating. Burial will be ^"Highland Cemetery, Minneapolis:. * .^Memorials may be made to the 'American Heart Association. Lelia Mae Erickson CLARKSTON, Wash. — Lelia Mae Erickson, 79, Clarkston, died .Thursday, May 28,1998, at Tri-State Memorial Hospital, Clarkston. w Mrs. Erickson was born Lelia &Iae Bartley on March 24,1919, at Jennings, Kan., and was a Clarkston resident for three years moving from Wamego, Kan. She was a homemaker, school teacher and a pianist and organist at various churches for more than 60 years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women's Group. i: Survivors include her husband, jKenneth of the home; a daughter, Scaelene Gatz of Clarkston; and a Brother, Edwin Bartley of Oberlin, Kan. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at Mickey-Leopold Funeral Home, Hoxie, Kan., the Rev. Ralph Jarboe Jr. officiating. ;Burial will be in Hoxie Cemetery. Memorials may be made to.Tri- State Memorial Hospital or First 'United Methodist Church of Lewiston, Idaho. :: Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to T CONGRESS SALINA Twila R. Eversort Dority , > Bdverfy.G. Revels , , . > •• ' Ila Ruth- Richards ",-'•/ KANSAS- .1,''•''.•' V..'.'.'.'.. ' BAVARIA: Doris D. Hardesty • CONCORDIA: Vernon D. Bowyer LINDSBORG: Laurine G, Anderson TOPEKA: Robert M. "Bob" Palmer QUTQFSTATE Leila Mae Erickson, Clarkston, Wash/ Roberta Ann Kemper, Superior, Neb. Loreece Josephine Stromqulst, • Kartsas City, Mo. 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, 1024 Sheridan, Hoxie 67740. MRS. HARDESTY MS. DORITY Doris D. Hardesty BAVARIA — Doris D. Hardesty, 62, Bavaria, died Sunday, May 31, 1998, at Bavaria. Mrs. Hardesty was born Doris D. Longbine on Dec. 6, 1935, at Salina and was a lifetime area resident. She was a cook for 13 years in the Ell-Saline School District. Survivors include her husband, Cecil L.; three sons, Cecil L. Jr. and Ricky L., both of Salina, and Timmy L. of Bavaria; and six grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Roselawn Heights Memorial Chapel, 1920 E. Crawford, Salina 67401, Pastor Dan Johnson officiating. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park, Salina. Memorials may be made to Doris Hardesty Memorial Fund. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Roberta Ann Kemper SUPERIOR, Neb. — Roberta Ann Kemper, 64, Superior, died Saturday, May 30,1998, at Superior. Mrs. Kemper was born Roberta Ann Rogers on Feb. 3, 1934, at Bloomington. She was a member of Salem Lutheran Church, several Extension clubs, the Church Circle and Spring Creek Swing- sters. She also was a 4-H leader. Survivors include her husband, Bernard "Ben" of Superior; three daughters, Debra Wenske of Deshler, Pamela Arett of Palmyra and Cindy Marquart of Byron; a son, Steven of Omaha; three sisters, Rebecca Watson of Franklin, Alice Bohm of Elk Falls, Kan., and Norma Barnhart of Breese, 111.; two brothers, Delbert Rogers of Franklin and Rodney Roy Rogers of Fort Worth, Texas; and six grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Salem Lutheran Church, Superior, the Rev. Michael Osberg officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Superior. Memorials may be made in care of the family of Ben Kemper, 831 E. Sixth, Superior 68978. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home, 750 N. Commercial, Superior 68978. • Robert M. "Bob" Palmer TOPEKA — Robert M. "Bob" Palmer, 73, Topeka, died Saturday, May 30,1998, at University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Neb. Mr. Palmer was born Dec. 22, 1924, at Topeka and was a lifetime area resident. He was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran and had worked for L.L. Brown Excavation & Steel Erection; Burgwin & Martin Consulting Engineers; Southwestern Bell Telephone Yellow Pages; May, Ransom, Sheetz Contractors; Emerson Construction; AEI Consulting Engineers; and B.A. Durst/T.B. Associates. In semi-retirement, he was the city engineer at Meriden and Silver Lake and currently was doing public relations work for CP Engineers and Land Surveyors. He was a member of Gage Park Baptist Church, Moose Lodge 555, Capitol Post 1 of the American Legion, National Society of Professional Engineers, Golden Rule Lodge 90 AF&AM and Topeka Engineers Club. Survivors include his wife, Betty Lou of Topeka; a daughter, Donna S. Schulz of Topeka and two grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Parker-Price Mortuary, Topeka. A Fort Riley honor guard will conduct military graveside honors at Memorial Park Cemetery, Topeka. Memorials may be made to the church. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today at the mortuary, 245 NW Independence, Topeka 66608, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today. Beverly G. Revels Beverly G. Revels, 67, Salina, died Saturday, May 30, 1998, at Methodist Hospital, Houston. Geisendorf-Rush Smith Funeral Home, Salina, is handling arrangements. Women's groups upset by lack of coverage for contraceptives Ha Ruth Richards Ila Ruth Richards, 95, Salina, died Saturday, May 30, 1998, at Lincoln County Hospital, Lincoln. Mrs. Richards was born Ila Ruth Saul on June 2, 1902, in the Oklahoma Territory and was a Salina resident since 1923, moving from Oklahoma. She owned and operated LuAnn's Hat Shop in Salina and was a member of Belmont Nazarene Church. Her husband, John, died in 1977. Survivors include nieces and nephews. The service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Roselawn Memorial Park, the Rev. Paul Long officiating. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Geisendorf-Rush Smith Funeral Home, 401 W. Iron, Salina 67401. Loreece J. Stromquist KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Loreece Josephine Stromquist, 76, Kansas City, died Saturday, May 30, 1998, at Newmark Nursing Home, Kansas City. Mrs. Stromquist was born Loreece Josephine Lorenz on Aug. 12,1921, at Durham, Kan., and was a Kansas City resident since 1993, moving from McPherson, Kan. She was the last teacher of the last one-room country school in McPherson County and a member of New Gottland Lutheran Church, New Gottland. She was a lifetime member of McPherson County Historical Society, a charter member of the U.S. Internet Genealogical Society and a member of the International Genealogical Society. She was a lifetime charter member of the Stromquist Genealogical Society, the Lorenz Genealogical Society and the Laubach Genealogical Society. She also was a member of Germans from Russia Heritage Society, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Federation of Eastern European Family History Societies, International Association of Genealogical Societies, McPherson County Retired Teachers Association, Kansas Retired Teachers Association, Pi Kappa Delta, Omnicron Delta Kappa and McPherson College Alumni Association. Her husband, Leslie, died 1983. Survivors include a son, Kenneth L. of Kansas City. The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at New Gottland Lutheran Church, rural McPherson, William Joseph Bullock officiating. Burial will be in New Gottland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, 222 W. Euclid, McPherson 67460. It's unfair, they say, that insurance firms will cover Viagra for men By DARLENE SUPERVILLE The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Insurance companies' willingness to pay for the male impotence pill Viagra has angry women's groups pressing Congress to require coverage of prescription female contraceptives as well. They insist it's unfair that insurers help men have more and better sex, while many of the same companies won't help women avoid unwanted pregnancies that might result. Insurers respond that coverage is available for birth control, but it's unpopular with employers. "Viagra, in all seriousness, means more sex. And more sex means more need for effective contraception," complained Gloria Feldt, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation. A 1994 report by the Alan Guttmacher Institute, which studies reproductive health, found that 97 percent of large group health insurance plans pay for prescription drugs, but only a third covered birth control pills. The Pill won government approval almost 40 years ago. The Food and Drug Administration approved Viagra in March. The private consulting group IMS says almost half the 300,000 men taking Viagra weekly already are reimbursed, at least in part, by their health insurers. Up to 73 per- T TECHNOLOGY "Viagra, in all seriousness, means more sex. And more sex means more need for effective contraception." Gloria Feldt Planned Parenthood Federation president cent of patients using rival impotence treatments also are reimbursed, said IMS, which tracks drug statistics. "It's absurd that women must face this choice," Feldt said. Sen. .Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, and Rep. Jim Greenwood, R-Pa., introduced a bill last year to require health insurers that pay for • prescription drugs to cover prescription contraceptives, devices and services. Similar legislation take^ effect in Maryland in October, and a few other states also require some insurance coverage of birth control. Opponents of the Snowe-Greenwood bill contend artificial contraceptives are optional, but impotence is not. And the bill's chances of passage appear slim. Women's groups exercise little power in the Republican-controlled Congress, while powerful business and religious interests oppose the legislation. Business groups oppose on the ground that such a law would increase health care costs. "Anything that adds cost to health coverage we oppose, because it winds up, in its incremental effect, pricing people out of coverage," said Neil Trautwein, health care policy manager for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Richard Coorsh, spokesman for the Health Insurance Association of America, said most insurers offer plans that cover contraception, but employers who pay for health care choose not to buy them. His industry also opposes Snowe's bill and mandated benefits because it fears higher costs for everyone. "It's a mandate for contraceptive services, which are elective services," said Cathy Deeds, a public policy analyst for the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, which opposes the bill and the use of artificial contraceptives. At the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, however, the position is that contraception is a must for women of child-bearing age. In pushing for congressional action, the organization cited a 1994 study by the Women's Research and Education Institute that found that women spend 68 percent more for health care than men, largely because of reproductive care. As a result, women who can't afford $30 for a month's supply of birth control pills often turn to cheaper, less reliable forms of contraception and risk unwanted pregnancies, women's advocates say. Almost half the estimated 3.6 million unplanned pregnancies in the United States each year end in abortion, the Guttmacher Institute said. Study: People addicted to Internet often have psychiatric disorders One man spent more than 100 hours online, ignoring family, friends By The Associated Press People who seem addicted to the Internet often show a bumper crop of psychiatric disorders like manic-depression, and treating those other conditions might help them rein in their urge to be online, a study suggests. On average, Internet "addicts" in the study reported having five psychiatric disorders at some point in their lives, a finding that "just blew me away," said psychiatrist Nathan Shapira of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. It's unclear whether the Internet problem should -be considered a disorder or just a symptom of something else, or whether certain disorders promote the excessive online use, he said. Shapira is scheduled to present the study today at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in Toronto. He and colleagues studied 14 people who'd spent so much time online that they were facing problems like broken relationships, job loss and dropping out of school. One 31-year-old man was online more than 100 hours a week, ignoring family and friends and stopping only to sleep. A 21-year- old man flunked out of college after he stopped going to class. When he disappeared for a week, campus police found him in the university computer lab, where he'd spent seven days straight online. The study participants, whose average age was 35, were interviewed for three to five hours with standard questions to look for psychiatric disorders. Being hooked on the Internet is not a recognized disorder. But Shapira said the excessive online use by the study participants would qualify as a disorder of impulse control, in the same category as kleptomania or compulsive shopping. In fact, he suggested the Internet problem be called "Inter- netomania" or "Netomania," rather than an addiction. But the striking thing, Shapira said, was the other psychiatric problems that turned up: • Nine of the 14 had manic-depression at the time of the interview, and 11 had it at some point in their lives. • Half had an anxiety disorder such as "social phobia," which is a persisting and unreasonable fear of being embarrassed in public, at the time of the interview. • Three suffered from bulimia or binge eating, and six had an eating disorder at some time in their lives. • Four had conditions involving uncontrollable bursts of anger or buying sprees, and half reported such impulse-control conditions during their lives. • Eight had abused alcohol or some other substance at some time in their lives. The participants said medications for some of these conditions helped them gain control over Internet use. That happened nine of the 14 times they tried mood-stabilizing medications and four of 11 times they tried antidepressants. They still used the Internet too much, Shapira said, but "the difference between three days straight online and spending two to four hours a day ... is an important move in the right direction." Chihuahuas / TV ads make breed popular m FROM PAGE A1 Although Chihuahuas used to be thought of as feisty and mean — and many were — today's puppies are being bred with milder temperaments, Smith said. They're fine family dogs as long as they're with older children. They can be litter-box trained. "When people are wanting a small dog, it's not unusual now for us to suggest a Chihuahua because they really are sweet little dogs now," said Salina veterinarian Karen Hale Young, of Town and Country Animal Hospital, 1001 Schippel. DeForest said Scooter is protective of their family but has mellowed with age. "They can't take roughhousing or anything like that," she said. "But they're tremendous company because they want to be around you all the time." Local sources aren't concerned that the Taco Bell commercials will generate the same unhealthy craze for Chihuahuas that the movie "101 Dalmatians" did for that breed, in part because the tiny dogs are harder to raise and have smaller litters — only three or four puppies. "It's nothing like with the Dalmatians," Rose Base, director of the Saline County Animal Shelter, said. She said the shelter rarely takes in Chihuahuas. "They belong to the older people, it seems like," she said. ON THE RECORD Congress may pick up the pace after break The budget and tobacco ;are big issues Congress •will get back to this week ByALANFRAM The Associated Press ••-, WASHINGTON — Fresh from ; its Memorial Day break, Congress returns this week with leaders ready to accelerate the pace and plunge back into two issues that Jiave so far proven messy: the budget and tobacco. '* As early as Thursday, the House votes on a $1.72 trillion budget for 1999 dominated by a plan trimming unspecified spending by $101 billion over the next five years and cutting taxes by at least as much. The package by Rep. John Kasich, R-Ohio, chairman of the House Budget Committee and a possible 2000 presidential candidate, faces problems because the proposed spending cuts cause heartburn for many moderate Republicans in the House and Senate. The Senate plans to resume debate today on a bill restricting tobacco advertising and extracting at least $516 billion from the industry over 25 years for anti- smoking and other programs. But it is mired in fights over legal protection for companies, cigarette prices and other issues. In coming days, Congress' Appropriations committees plan to begin writing spending bills for next year, and both chambers plan votes on issues ranging from school prayer to locating dumps for nuclear waste. With congressional elections just five months away, leaders want to begin clearing the decks of the issues facing them, one way or the other. "At least for the purposes of the coming election, they'll find consensus solutions to some issues, and the things they can't find consensus on will linger for the next Congress," said James Gimpel, a political scientist who teaches a course on Congress and public opinion at the University of Maryland. With their control of the House down to a 10-vote margin, Kasich can afford few disaffected Republicans when he brings his budget to the chamber for a vote. Many conservatives who complained that its tax and spending cuts were too small now seem ready to support it. But even though Kasich has been selling his plan as one that would trim just one percent of the $9 trillion the government will spend over the next five years, some moderates have been troubled that domestic programs would be sheared too deeply. His cuts would exceed the savings enacted in last year's budget-balancing deal. Eager to draw contrasts with Republicans that they can use in their campaigns, House Democrats plan to offer an alternative budget of their own, said Rep. John Spratt of South Carolina, the budget committee's top Democrat. It will delete Kasich's spending cuts and instead champion some of President Clinton's proposals, including extra spending and tax credits for child care, tax incentives for school construction, and other initiatives. Hospital report Salina Regional Health Center SANTA FE ADMISSIONS — Jackie Henne, Gypsum. DISMISSALS — William Berry, Jonnie Divelbess and baby girl, Deborah Fitts, Julia Haden, Maxine Lawrence and Angela Torrey and baby girl, all of Salina; Ronald Webb, McPherson. SATURDAY'S DBAWHSS DAILY PICK 3 2-8-2 CASH 4 LIFE 12-18-35-99 KANSAS CASH 4-12-16-20-32-34 Estimated Jackpot $150,000 POWERBALL 3-14-24-29-45 POWERBALL 24 Estimated Jackpot $12 million Because of a Journal error, the date of when a painting of the Pawnee Indian Village at Republic will be unveiled was incorrect in a Look Ahead brief in Sunday's edition. The painting will be shown at 2 p.m. Saturday at the state historic site. Because of incorrect information provided the Journal, the winning pitcher Saturday in Southeast of Saline's third-place game against Central Heights in the 3A state tournament was incorrect. Chris Tuzicka was the winning Trojan pitcher. TODAY'S SCRIPTURE "He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them that hated me: for they were too strong for me. " — II Samuel 22:18 .

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