The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 9, 1997 · Page 3
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THE SAL1NA JOURNAL NATION THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1997 A3 lit. ;*" mf OT V PARENTING ' The Associated Press Michelle Tribout camps out In her children's tree house Tuesday as she goes on strike over their rude behavior. Tribout came down from the tree house Wednesday for a plate of brownies. Mom's last stand Rude children drive their mother to go on strike By The Associated Press * BELLEVILLE, 111. — Michelle Tribout's kids drove her up a tree — literally — but a brownie peace offering from her offspring lured her back down .Wednesday. • The 36-year-old mother of '.three climbed a tree in her yard Tuesday and went on strike against her family. After ascending to an 8-foot- by-8-foot tree house, Tribout said she was fed up with the •jDack talk, whining and the general lack of appreciation from 'her children. She had posted a bright yellow sign in front of her "I wait on them hand and foot. I love them. But they're going to treat me nice." Michelle Tribout mother of three, ages 7,13 and 15 home reading: "On Strike Mom — No cooking, cleaning, doctoring, banking, or taxi service. Out of Order." "I wait on them hand and foot. I love them. I'd do anything in the world for them. But they're going to treat me nice," she said Tuesday. She stayed in the tree house overnight but came down after her children left brownies at the base of the tree. "Negotiations are under way," she said Wednesday. Her husband, Sonny, 38, had the children — Rachel, 7, Joseph, 13, and Misty, 15 — do some chores Tuesday night in hopes of getting them out of Mom's doghouse. But Sonny thinks he knows the real problem in his family. "Two teens in the house," he said, smiling. ;,T;.MINIVAN LAWSUIT {Chrysler loses suit over latch £Jury awards family ^$262.5 million for boy's Sdeath in minivan crash i? £By The Associated Press .j £ CHARLESTON, S.C. — A jury ^Wednesday ordered Chrysler frjpojp. to pay $262.5 million to the "parents of a 6-year-old boy who , -was killed when he was thrown I' from the family minivan in an ac| [ fident because a rear latch was dei jfaqjive. \~ The $12.5 million in actual dam- u ages and $250 million in punitive damages awarded to the parents of io Jimenez II was the largest award against the automaker, a company spokesman said. "I can't even talk," said the boy's father, .Ser? gio Jimenez, a mason with three other children. "I didn't expect anything this big. I never thought it would be like this." Chrysler spokesman Mike Aberlich said the company would appeal. "We believe that the outrageously large punitive damage award shows that the jury was un^Studies counter claims on reducing smoking By The Associated Press BOSTON — Would health costs go down if everyone stopped smoking? Does cracking down on underage cigarette sales make teen-agers smoke less? If the answer to both questions seems like an obvious "yes," think again. Two new studies support the contrary view. One looked at the economic effect if every smoker went cold turkey tomorrow. The conclu- sion: Health care costs would drop for a while but would then inexorably rise for the simple reason that nonsmokers live longer. The other study found that even with strict — and seemingly effective — enforcement of laws against selling cigarettes to anyone under 18, teen-agers can still get them easily, and they smoke just as much, if not more. The studies were published in today's issue of the New England Journal of medicine. duly influenced by the highly emotional nature of the circumstances of the accident," Aberlich said. The wrongful death lawsuit stemmed from an April 1994 accident in North Charleston. Sergio was riding in the back seat of his family's 1985 Dodge Caravan when it was hit in the rear on the driver's side by another vehicle going about 5 mph, the lawsuit said. The impact caused the van to spin, roll over and land on its wheels, and Sergio was thrown out when the latch on the rear lift- gate failed, the lawsuit said. He died of a fractured skull. House passes ban on late-term abortions By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Heading toward a new faceoff with President Clinton, the House gave final approval Wednesday to a bill making it illegal for doctors to perform certain late-term abortions. Clinton vetoed a similar bill last year and, a spokesman said, "The president's position has not changed." 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T ARMY SEX SCANDAL Soldier's court-martial ordered Army's top enlisted man faces court-martial in sexual-misconduct case By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Sgt. Maj. of the Army Gene McKinney, the service's top enlisted soldier, was ordered Wednesday to face a general court-martial on sexual-misconduct charges involving accusations by six women. McKINNEY No trial date was set. The Army asked that McKinney be ar- raigned as soon as possible on 20 counts of misconduct. McKinney has maintained he is innocent. He remains suspended from his duties as sergeant major of the Army and is assigned to nearby Fort Myer, Va., where he has been working on his legal defense. The case, which started with sexual-misconduct accusations by a former aide, retired Sgt. Maj. Brenda Hoster, has been a source of enormous embarrassment for the Army, which has contended this year with a string of sexual- harassment and abuse cases. After the initial allegations became public, McKinney asked the Army to allow him to retire. Charles Gittins, McKinney's civilian defense attorney, said in a telephone interview broadcast by MSNBC that he and McKinney were disappointed in the court-martial decision, but that it was no surprise. "I think it would be very difficult for a convening authority not to send a case to trial after having spent more than $100,000 investigating it, and having six women make allegations against the sergeant major of the Army, regardless of whether or not the convening authority believed the allegations," Charles Gittins said. McKinney will plead not guilty at his arraignment, Gittins said. The decision to take McKinney to trial in a general court-martial was made by Maj. Gen. Robert Foley, commanding general of the Army Military District of Washington. Foley announced the trial would be at Fort Belvoir, Va. 26th Year Celebratio 12 MONTHS-NO INTERESTING PAYMENT Friday & Saturday Oct. 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