The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 26, 1996 · Page 10
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A8 FRIDAY. JANAURY 26, 1996 NATION THE SALINA JOURNAL T CRIME Fire may have hidden killings Police think blaze was set to conceal murders of Illinois couple By TARA BURGHART The Associated Press HARRINGTON HILLS, 111. — 'Marvin and Kay Lichtman's brick mansion was like a museum, full of crystal, dolls, tapestries and works by artists like Rodin and Remington. On Thursday it was a burned-out shell, Marvin Lichtman lay dead, and his wife of more than 40 years was also believed slain. i iruTMAM Police suspect LICHTMAN someone ki n e d the elderly couple and then set a fire that burned nearly as hot as a crematorium's — so hot that a partial skull was all that remained of the victim investigators believe was Kay Lichtman, 75. Investigators said robbery might be the motive, and they were checking into reports that the self-made millionaire and his wife kept large amounts of cash in the three-story home in this well- to-do suburb northwest of Chica- T EXECUTION Delaware hangs man convicted of murder By The Associated Press SMYRNA, Del. — Billy Bailey, in his younger days, was known as a hard-drinking hothead. At 49, he stood in the cold in the glare of the lights, without his dentures or his thick glasses, and was hanged for murder. It was Delaware's first hanging in 50 years and the third in the United States since 1965. Bailey went to the gallows early Thursday, nearly 17 years after he used a shotgun to kill an elderly couple in their farmhouse following a liquor store robbery and a day of drinking. Asked by the warden if he had any last words, Bailey said, "No sir." The trap door was sprung at 12:04 a.m. With his face covered with a black hood and his legs bound at the ankles, his limp body twirled in the air. He was. pronounced dead at 12:15 a.m. "He was a little guy, scared, no teeth, the wind whistling around him," said Edmund D. Lyons, his lawyer, who was among the witnesses. Bailey was condemned for the 1979 murders of Gilbert and Clara Lambertson, before Delaware changed its method of execution to injection. The Associated Press Firefighters battle a blaze Tuesday at the home of millionaire Mar- -,-, . -, r-\-r- vin Lichtman and his wife In Barrington Hills, III. The couple had ap- hlTO! faiSCS Vcillie Ol JN1XOI1 StcUUDS parently been killed before the fire was set. * go. But "the extent of the fire has hampered our ability to see what, if anything, is missing from the home," said Gary Del Re, commander of the county Major Crimes Task Force. Marvin Lichtman, who was 78, made his fortune as owner of Gate- way Supply Co., a plumbing and heating supply business he operated from 1950 until his retirement in 1984. Lichtman was a "prince" who shared his wealth, giving $5,000 to a local police officer who had cancer, neighbor Katherine Twork recalled. By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Now, aren't you sorry you didn't run out any buy some Richard Nixon commemorative stamps? Some of the slow-selling 32-cent stamps may be worth as much as $8,000 apiece because of a misprint, according to Linn's Stamp News. The newspaper for stamp collectors reports that the printing error was found on 160 stamps purchased by an unidentified northern Virginia resident. On the stamps, Nixon's portrait is split like an image on a television with a faulty vertical hold and his name is printed upside- down. T PHONE PREFIX * : ' New toll-free! exchange to | make debut By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Coming soon to a telephone near you: 1-888. The 888 prefix goes into use March 1 for toll-free calls. It will not replace 800 numbers, but rather will be an additional code. The Federal Communications Commission adopted a plan Thursday for introducing the second toll-free exchange. The agency's top telephone regulator, Gina Keeney, cautioned that the 800 and 888 codes will not be interchangeable. "Let's say you dial 1-800-555- 1 ". 5555," she said. "If you dial 1-888555-5555 that's going to be a differs ent place. The new 888 number is comparable to an area code." *; The FCC is adding the 888 code? because the pool of available 800; numbers is expected to run out by^; the spring. ! By using the 888 prefix, tele- 1 phone companies will have about; 7.5 million new numbers to sell. ,' On Feb. 10, AT&T, MCI, Sprint' and other telephone companies that provide toll-free service can begin taking reservations for 888 numbers. '. ™^-^^^ I START YOUR WEEKEND WITH SUPER SAVINGS ON A WIDE SELECTION OF DRESS AND CASUAL WINTER APPAREL! MISSES CLUBHOUSE CAREER SEPARATES 50% off Orig. 38.00-88.00, now 19.00-44.00 LADIES COUNTRY CLASSIC SPORTSWEAR 50% off Orlg. 48.00-168.00, now 24.00-84.00 LADIES AMERICA'S DESIGNER SPORTSWEAR 50% off Orig. 28.00-178.00, now 14.00-89.00 MISSES CHAUS RELATED SEPARATES 25-50% off Orig. 28.00-138.00 MISSES CASUAL, CAREER & SOCIAL DRESSES & SUITS 25-50% off Orig. 70.00-220.00 PETITES & DILLARD'S WOMAN SPORTSWEAR 25-50% off Orig. 24.00-178.00 LADIES DRESS & CASUAL SHOES & BOOTIES 25-50% off Orig. 29.00-150.00 BOYS 8-20 COLORBLOCK FLEECE TOPS s 15 Orig. 20.00-24.00 Selected styles. Selection varies by store. Interim markdowns may have been taken. All items subject to prior sale. ^f!^ Shop Dillard's Central Mall CENTRALMAlL Monday thru Saturday 10-9, Sunday 12:00-6:00 BOYS 4-20 RUGBY, FLANNEL & ARCTIC FLEECE TOPS S 12 Orig. 20.00-24.00 MEN'S SPORTSHIRTS& SWEATERS $ 15 Orig. 24.00-35.00 MEN'S DESIGNER SPORTSWEAR COLLECTIONS 25-50% off Orig. 52.00-97.50 MEN'S FALL FASHION DRESS SHIRTS 25% off Orig. 18.00-45.00, now 13.50-33.75 Dilkitl's

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