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THE SALINA JOURNAL Th AB DEATHS & FUNERALS T SALINA PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD Jeannette Holcomb Bethel! GOLBY — Jeannette Holcontb Bethell,-. 81,. Colby-, died Wednesday, Jan.. 17; 1996, at the Prairie Senior Living Complex, Colby. Williams Funeral Home, Atwood, is handling arrangements. Birdie M. Blair SUPERIOR, Neb. — Birdie M. Blair,,94, Superior, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 1996, at the Good Samaritan Center, Nelson. Mrs. Blair was born Birdie Wyatt on Nov. 2, 1901, near Webber, Kan., and was a Superior resident since 1972. She was a member of Olive Hill Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur, in 1965 and twin babies. Survivors include four sons, Wylie, Elaine and Burton, all of Superior, 'and Stanley of St. Genevieve, Mo.; two daughters, Wanda Smith of Thorton, Colo., and Birdie Saathoff of Superior; a brother, Albert Wyatt of Webber, Kan.; a sister, Carrie Rothchild of Mankato, Kan.; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home Chapel, Superior, the Rev. Bob Elwell officiating. Burial will be in Webber Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 9, a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, 750 N. Commercial, Superior 68978. Twyla Belle Cain WaKEENEY — Twyla Belle Cain, 86, WaKeeney, died Tuesday, Jan. 16,1996, at Tregb County Lemke. Memorial Hospital, WaKeeney. Mrs. Cain was born Twyla Belle Skinner on Aug. 6, 1909, at Peabody and had been a WaKeeney resident since 1936. She was a retired secretary for the Trego County Highway Department and a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church; Bethlehem Golden Group; Miriam Rebekah Lodge, -where she was a past district president; Past Noble Grand Club; Sunflower Club; WaKeeney Pride; American Association of Retired Persons; and Lydia Group, all of WaKeeney. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank J., in 1979, and a son, Frank J. Jr. Survivors include two sons, John C. of Hays and Richard L. of Baytown, Texas; a stepbrother, Dee Fink'of Hugoton; a stepsister, Vera Knight of Bell Garden, Calif.; five granddaughters; eight great- grandchildren; and two great- great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, WaKeeney, the Rev. Randy Gibbs officiating. Burial will be in WaKeeney Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church. Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. today at Morell Funeral Home, 413 Barclay Ave., WaKeeney 67672. Isabella Gagnon GRAINFIELD — Isabella Gagnon, 80, Grainfield, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 1996, at Gove County Medical Center, Quinter. Mrs. Gagnon was born Isabella Hem on Feb. 12, 1915, at Park and was a lifelong area resident. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church and choir, Christian Mothers and Daughters of Isabella, all of Grainfield. Her husband, Raymond F., died in!988. Survivors include three sons, Ray A. Jr. of Denver, Thomas M. of Golden, Colo., and David J. of El Paso,- Texas; a daughter, Jan Arnhold of Cheyenne Wells, Colo.; four sisters, Mary Zehnphennig of South Bend, Ind., Helen Stecklein of Denver, Kathyrn Reitcheck of Garden City and Daisy Palmer of Sacramento, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Grainfield, the Rev. John Walsh officiating. Burial will be in Grainfield Cemetery. A vigil will be at 7 p.m. today at St. Agnes Educational Center, Grainfield. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. today at St. Anges Educational Center. Koster Funeral Home, 217 Freeman, Oakley 67748, is handling arrangements. Ida Hahn PORTIS — Ida Hahn, 89, Portis, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 1996, at Parkview Care Center, Osborne. Clark-Gashaw Mortuary, Osborne, is handling arrangements. Eileen E. Hartley BOSSIER CITY, La. — Eileen E. Hartley, 74, Bossier City, died Friday, Jan. 12, 1996, at Willis- Knighton Medical Center. Mrs. Hartley was born in Lincoln County, Kan., and was a resident of Bossier since 1958. She was a retired bus driver for Bossier Parish Schools and a member of Walter Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons, Joseph O. III. of Grand Cane, James G. of Atlanta and J.D. of Shreveport; a brother, Jack McGeary of Salina, Kan.; two sisters, Wanda Plinsky of Wichita, Kan., and Delma Drake of Minneapolis, Kan.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The funeral was Monday at Rose-Neath Bossier Chapel, Bossier .City, the Revs. Lane Moore and Lloyd Stilley officiating. Burial was in Rose-Neath Cemetery. C. Vernon Higgs PENSACOLA, Fla. — C. Vernon Higgs, 84, Pensacola, died Tuesday, Jan. 16,1996, at Pensacola. Mr. Higgs was born Aug. 17, 1911, at Abilene, Kan. He was a salesman for a trucking company. His wife, Elgie, died in 1990. Survivors include a son, Roger of Atlanta; a daughter, Jane Higgs Breault of Moline; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. . The service will be at 2 p.m. today at Pensacola Memorial Gardens, the Rev. John Findley officiating. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Northwest Florida. Cedar Hill Chapel, 1040 E. Nine Mill Road, Pensacola 32514, is handling arrangements. I.J. Iman STOCKTON — I.J. Iman, 82, Stockton, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 1996, at Hays Medical Center. Mr. Iman was born Dec. 1, 1913, at Webster and was a longtime area resident. He was a truck driver and a heavy equipment operator in construction and a member of the Singles Club. Survivors include four sons, Normon of Kernersville, N.C., Ronald of Albuquerque, N.M., Douglas of Elkhart and Jeffrey of Stockton; a daughter, Diane Keirns of Woodston; a stepson, Jim Geibler of Topeka; a brother, Archie of Beaver City, Neb.; a sister, Queenie Leydig of Glade; 17 grandchildren; two stepgrandchil- dren; and seven great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Smith-Moore Funeral Home, Stockton, the Rev. Tim Ault-Duell officiating. Burial will be in Stockton Cemetery, Webster Addition. Memorials may be made to the Hays Medical Center Respiratory Care. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 723 N. First, Stockton 67669. Rosella Sheridan Knuppertz LITTLETON, Colo. — Rosella Sheridan Knuppertz, 66, Littleton, died Saturday, Jan. 13,1996, at Via Christi Medical Center, Wichita, Kan. Mrs. Knuppertz was born Rosella Sheridan on May 12, 1929, at Glasco, Kan. She was a secretary in Littleton. Survivors include her husband, Hanns of Littleton; a son, Stewart of Littleton; two brothers, William Sheridan of Glasco and Leo Sheridan of West Plaine, Mo.; three sisters, Margaret Carney and Lena Roe, both of Salina, Kan., and Lucille Murray of Garden Grove, Calif. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. today at St. Louis Catholic Church, Englewood, the Rev. Gaston Muyombo officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Littleton. Chapel Hill Mortuary, 6601 S. Colorado Blvd,, Littleton 80121, is handling arrangements. Richard E. Leander Richard E. Leander, 82, Salina, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 1996, in Salina. Roselawn Mortuary is handling arrangements. Amy R. Lindstrom MARQUETTE -^ Amy R. Lindstrom, 95, Lindsborg, died Wednesday, Jan. 17,1996, at Lindsborg Community Hospital. Mrs. Lindstrom was born Amy Magnus on Aug. 9, 1900, at Falun and was a resident of Bethany Home in Lindsborg since 1984, moving from Marquette. She was a homemaker, a member of the Elim Lutheran Church, Marquette, and a charter member of the American Legion Auxiliary at Marquette. . , Her husband, Fred, died in 1985. Survivors include a son, Wayne of Marquette; a daughter, Virginia Henry 'of Lindsborg; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; two , stepgreat-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. The funeral will be' at 11 a.m. Friday at the Elim Lutheran Church, Marquette, Pastors Larry Cross and Don Hawk officiating. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery, Marquette. Memorials may be made to the church, the Bethany Home of Lindsborg or the Senior Center of Marquette. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Olson's Funeral Home, 202 N. Jackson, Marquette 67464. Wilma L Melton BELOIT — Wilma L. Melton, 78, Beloit, died Monday, Jan. 15,1996, at her home. Mrs. Melton was born Wilma Woolman on Jan. 20,1916, at Glen Elder and was a lifelong area resident. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and Order of the Eastern Star. She served as a volunteer at the Mitchell County Hospital and Mitchell County Hospital Economy Shop. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd, and a daughter, Judith. Survivors include a son, Ernest of Great Bend; four daughters, DeAnna Wagner of LaCygne, Beth Brummer of Great Bend, lone Roe of Platte City, Mo., and Jackie Chapman of Independence; two sisters, Zelma White of Denver and Lola Zachary of Beloit; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great- grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at McDonald Funeral Home, Beloit, Pastor John Grummon officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Beloit. Memorials may be made to the Mitchell County Hospital Auxiliary. Visitation will be at McDonald Funeral Home,. 910 N. Campbell, Beloit 67420. Evelyn Blanche Nesbitt Evelyn Blanche Nesbitt, 84, formerly of 741 Sheridan, Salina, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 1996, at Smoky Hill Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Nesbitt was born Evelyn Wood on April 29, 1911, at Portis. She was a sales clerk for Warden's Clothing and Hoyt West and Shelton's Dress Shop. MBC WCC BITT She was a mem- MRS - NESBITT her of the American Business Women Charter Chapter, Salina, the A.A.R.P., Golden Years, Salina Leisure Years Center and Salina Native Daughters.' Her husband, Howard, died hi 1986. Survivors include a son, D'Estel "Dee" of Salina; a daughter, E. Darlene Beurer of Salina; eight brothers, Melvin "Pat" Wood of Osborne, Doyle Wood of Salina, Norris Wood of Moses Lake, Wash., Olin Wood of Jamestown, Jim Wood of Woodard, Okla., Arvin Wood of Geneva, Neb., Arden Wood of Arlington, Va. and Loy Wood of Kansas City, Kan.; four sisters, Pauline Foster of Miami, Okla., Atha Cooper of Osborne, Carol Rogers of Simpson and Cenith Cowing of Clay Center; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ryan Mortuary, the Rev. Robert Conway officiating. Burial will be in the Roselawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or American Cancer Society. Visitation will be at the mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401. Nancy F. Oisson ASSARIA — Nancy F. Oisson, 92, Assaria, died Wednesday, Jan. 17,1996, at Salina Regional Health Center. Hays Funeral Home, Lindsborg, is handling arrangements. Hazel Wendt AUBURN — Hazel Wendt, 92, Auburn, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 1996, at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka. Ryan Mortuary, Salina, is handling arrangements. CORRECTION Because of a Journal error, a birth announcement in Wednesday's edition incorrectly stated the sex of a baby born to Mark and Wanda G. Shaw of Gypsum. A 7 Ibs. 12 ozs. girl was born Jan. 16. Coaches must obey rules Suspensions possible if coaches get abusive with game officials By DAN ENGLAND Tlie Salina Journal Disciplinary measures that could lead to temporary or permanent suspensions from citizens coaching or playing in city-sponsored softball and baseball leagues were approved Wednesday by the Salina Parks and Recreation Board. The measures are a follow-up to last year's decision to require every coach to be certified by the •National Youth Sports Coaches Association. The completion of a six-hour program that stresses sportsmanship, first aid and rules of the game is required for a first- year coach. The training was com- T TERRORISM pleted by 125 last year. "I think it set a fine example for our coaches," said Steve Snyder, director of parks and recreation. "But it didn't solve all our problems." Those problems include abusive coaches and parents. But the new disciplinary measures installed by the board gives the guidelines some teeth. "It's not necessarily scare tactics," said Randi Clifford, recreation superintendent and local coaches association director. "But if we put it in rules, everyone knows what's expected of them." Some of the guidelines include no coaches shall be allowed to ride, heckle or make uncomplimentary remarks to any officials or participants, use profane language or resorting to unnecessary roughness on the field. If those rules are broken, a coach or player can be ejected from the game at the discretion of the umpire, Clifford said. The parks and recreation department had that discretion before the guidelines were adopted, but this gives officials the right to revoke an association membership. Once that occurs, a temporary or permanent suspension from coaching can take place. Clifford would investigate all complaints from parents, coaches and umpires about a player's or coaches' behavior. Action would be taken if he deems it necessary. In most cases a warning would be given. Clifford said he hoped this would send a message that parents need to be just as responsible as coaches. "We've had parents at some tournaments who have been drunk and disorderly," he said. Sheik and followers sentenced Militant Muslims had planned to bomb U.N. and other landmarks By The Associated Press NEW,.YORK — Professing their innocence, Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman and nine followers were handed long prison sentences Wednesday for plotting to blow up the United Nations, FBI offices, highway tunnels and other New York-area landmarks hi a single day of terror. Abdel-Rahman, a militant Muslim cleric and the spiritual leader of the conspiracy, delivered a long, impassioned speech hi Arabic before he was sentenced to a mandatory term of life without parole. "This case is nothing but an extension of the American war against Islam," he told U:S. District Judge Michael Mukasey through an interpreter. Then U.S. District Judge Michael Mukasey had his turn, saying that if the sheik's conspiracy hadn't been prevented, it T CHECHNYA File photo Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman was sentenced to life without parole. "would have resulted in the murder of hundreds, if not thousands of people, and brought about devastation on a scale that beggars the imagination, certainly on a scale unknown in this country since the Civil War." Of the cleric's followers, the judge came down hardest on El Sayyid Nosair, sentencing him to life in prison for his role in the bomb plot and for killing militant anti-Arab Rabbi Meir Kahane in a New York hotel in 1990. "Because of the bombing of the World Trade Center, the government made up this case," complained Nosair, who was convicted of federal racketeering statutes in the Kahane killing after being acquitted of murder in state court. . Nosair's cousin Ibrahim El- Gabrowny, 45, received 57 years for the Conspiracy and other charges, including possession of bogus passports and visas intended to get Nosair out of the country following a jailbreak. Seven other defendants received prison' terms of 25 to 35 years for planning what prosecutors called a "war of urban terrorism" aimed at altering U.S. policy in the Middle East. Russians obliterate captive village Hostage who escapes reports seeing no one alive after barrage By The Associated Press PERVOMAYSKAYA, Russia — Russian forces gave up hope of saving any hostages and unleashed a scorching barrage of rockets Wednesday on the tiny village that ground troops had failed to wrest from Chechen rebels. One hostage — an old man whose name was not given — escaped from the village after dark Wednesday night and said he did not see anyone alive, the ITAR- Tass news agency reported. T DAYTIME TALK SHOWS The assault came despite new terrorist threats by Chechen sympathizers, including gunmen who hijacked a Black Sea ferry in Turkey carrying 200 people and said they would blow it up unless the Russians stopped the battle at Pervomayskaya. In the blowing snow, hundreds of weary Russian troops pulled back Wednesday on the steppes around the ruined village, allowing their comrades to fire volley after volley from Grad rocket-launchers. Per- vomayskaya's cluster of small buildings was also rocketed by helicopter gunships and struck by rounds of artillery shells. Heavy machine-gun fire in the late afternoon indicated that the Chechens were still resisting. The last Russian rocket attack came shortly after 8 p.m., ITAR-Tass said. Reporters were expelled by Russian military authorities from Pervomayskaya and neighboring villages earlier Wednesday. The region, in the republic of Dages- tan, is just across the border from Chechnya. The Russians began storming the village Monday, breaking a five-day standoff and refusing the Chechens' demands for safe passage to their homeland. At the time, authorities said they resorted to. force because the gunmen were killing hostages — a charge denied by separatist leaders in Chechnya. Donahue calls it quits as ratings slip By The Associated Press NEW YORK — Phil Donahue, who invented the issue-driven daytime talk show, then watched his ratings slip while low-brow imitators outperformed him, is calling it quits at the end of the DONAHUE season. A nine-time Emmy Award winner as outstanding host, Donahue will continue to work on TV specials and new pro- jects in broadcasting and cable, his syndicator, Multimedia Entertainment Inc., announced Wednesday. Industry analysts blamed his departure on slipping ratings and a market crowded with more sensationalistic talk-shows. A spokesman for the show said Donahue was taping a program and would not be available for interviews. "Phil Donahue essentially started this company and began an entire industry in daytime syndication," said Multimedia President Bob Turner. "He was the first to intimately involve his studio and home audiences." Seen in more than 45 countries, "Donahue" marked its 25th anniversary in 1992. It has won 20 national Emmys and broadcasting's prestigious Peabody award. It first saw the light of day on Nov. 6, 1967, in Dayton, Ohio, where the then-brown-haired TV personality was launching a couch-and-desk talker. TODAY'S SCRIPTURE "For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting, and his truth endureth to all generations." — Psalm 100:5 ON THE RECORD Births BOYS: Maribell Banda, Salina, 8 Ibs. 5 ozs., born Jan. 16. Shannon D. and Carrieann T. Crowder, Salina, 9 Ibs, born Jan. 17. GIRLS: Steven and Hyun Sook Kim, Salina, 6 Ibs. 9 ozs., bom Jan. 16. Kevin O. and Jane A. Johnson, New Cambria, 6 Ibs. 13 ozs., born Jan. 16. Hospital report Salina Regional Health Center SANTA FE ADMISSIONS — lona J. Bills, Carrieann T. Crowder, Jack R. Duffield, Virginia M. Gary, Carmen V. Haley, Crystal L. Nines and Doris H. Zeleny, all of Salina; Delbert H. Bruning, Ellsworth; Eda E. Charbonneau, Clyde; Darrell W. Devlin, Smith Center; Francis G. Graham, Washington; Haylie N. Kingsley, Minneapolis; Lois M. Lofdahl, Lindsborg; Robert Scott Lindenmeyer, Ellsworth; Jane N. Otero, Ellsworth; Betty Piper, Herington; Bailey M. Wilton, Lincoln; Audrey M. Young, Belleville. DISMISSALS — Susan K. Albrecht and baby boy, Dorothy B. Gaffey, Eve- WBNESDAY'S DRAWilfiS DAILY PICK 3 2-9-7 CASH LOTTO 2-6-9-11-21-27 Estimated Jackpot $50,000 POWERBALL 1-11-14-17-33 POWERBALL 34 Estimated Jackpot $54.9 million LOTTERY SCENE Category 4866 lyn G. Hooker, Margaret H. McDaniel, Peggy L. Tholstrup and Crystal M. Williams and baby boy, all of Salina; Jill Marie Carter, Ellsworth; Matilda Hoth, Holyrood; Elsie M. King, Minneapolis; Dick Louthan, Concordia; Mary R. Myers, Brookville; Jeanette Raab, Manchester; Henry B. Stryker, Jr., Concordia. District court CHARGED — Derrek L. Newell, 30, Salina, charge of felony theft fpr incidents between April 15 and July 29,1995. Charles M. McMillin, 36, Tucson, Ariz., charges of possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession without tax stamps, and possession of paraphernalia in connection with a 30- pound brick of marijuana, valued at $96,000, found in the trunk of a car at Motel 6, 635 W. Diamond. SENTENCED — Vicki Bethe, 41, Gypsum, 11 months in prison for possession of methamphetamine, six months for possession without tax stamps, and six months for possession of paraphernalia in connection with a police investigation; sentences to run at the same time, two year probation granted through community corrections. Kathleen V. Perkins, 37, Abilene, 11 months in prison for possession of methamphetamine and six months for possession of drug paraphernalia; sentences to run at the same time, two year probation granted through community corrections.