The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 28, 1996 · Page 1
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Salina, Kansas
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framing trials Don't make potty training torture for your family/Bl Hgh:45 Low. 20 Sunny and warmer today with south and southwest winds of 25 to 35 mph / B6 WEATHER '' ' - Journal Classified/C4 Crossword / B7 Deaths/A9 Great Plains / A3 Life/61 Money/C1 Sports /D1 Viewpoints / A4 INDEX SUNDAY JANUARY 28, 1996 SALINA, KANSAS $1.50 KELLY PRESNELL / The Salina Journal Jessie Fazel adds the finishing touches to a Pittsburgh Steelers helmet she, her mother, Karl Giroux, and Eric Clark sculpted from snow in their front yard Saturday. Fazel, normally a Cowboy fan, was forced into the job by the other two, who are Chiefs fans. "Since we didn't have a choice, we built Steelers," Giroux said. Salinans set to tune in to big game 7 H smut- DALLAS COWBOYS vs. PITTSBURGH STEELERS 5:20 p.m. today NBC Salina cable channels 3 &-13 Coverage begins on. Page D1 TV sellers enjoy increased demand for big-screen TVs to watch the Super Bowl By DAN ENGLAND The Salina Journal Mel Davis loves the Super Bowl, really loves it. But it's not for the crushing hits, the drama (yeah, right) or even the commercials. The Super Bowl, more than any other television event, seems to have a hypnotic effect on couch potatoes: You need a big screen TV, and you need one today. "It's been excellent for us," said Davis, store manager for Midwest TV and Ap-^ pliance; 2545 Market Place. "The larger ones are selling the best by far. The Super Bowl always gives us a pickup. It's always a stimulus." No other sporting event gives Midwest quite the same push, but the NCAA basketball tournament gives them "a nice shot,", Davis said, "There aren't any major golf tournaments that tend to be a great stimulus," Davis said and laughed. Dan Frederking, part-owner of Del's Electronic Center, 1859 S. Ninth, said the Super Bowl always makes sales go slightly up. Just how far those sales go depends on who's playing. "I had some representatives in Kansas City tell me their sales really jump, but of course that's a football town," Frederking said. "There's quite a difference DAVIS TURNER / The Salina Journal Eden Cleavinger, 5, Brookville, yawns while watching TV during a shopping stop Saturday at Midwest TV and Appliance, where big-screen TVs are in demand. there than what we have here." the NCAA tournament, depending on who's in it, and the Olympics also tend to be big, Frederking said. "They spend a lot of time in front of the tube and just get tired of watching a bad picture," he said. "If you get a lot of local interest in the NCAA's, then sales can get pretty good." The Super Bowl doesn't seem to affect the rental market. Officials from Barry's Furniture, 1402 S. Santa Fe, and Salina Appliance Showroom, 740 N. Ninth, said the game had "no effect whatsoever" on sales. That doesn't surprise Mike Aldrich, assistant manager at Rent-A- .Center, 1123 W. Crawford. "I haven't noticed any difference," he said. "People rented the big screens out weeks ago." Flyover pays tribute to fallen shuttle commander Son of astronaut will lead flight at Super Bowl on . anniversary of tragedy By MARCIA DUNN The Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Air Force Capt. Rich Scobee can't think of anywhere he'd rather be today — the 10th anniversary of the day his father died in the Challenger disaster — than up among the clouds. The 31-year-old fighter pilot will lead a formation of F-16s over Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz., just before Super Bowl kickoff. • Kansas astronauts say program has improved since 1986 / Page A8 It's a fitting tribute, he says, to his father: space shuttle commander, test pilot, combat pilot, patriot and football fan. "He was, and I am, too, a more private person. Things done in front of a large crowd aren't necessarily our style. But in this cirpumstance ... he'd think it was a good act, I think he'd be happy with it," Scobee said: Francis "Dick" Scobee and his crew of six were kjlled when Challenger exploded 8.9 miles above the Atlantic Ocean shortly after liftoff Jan. 28,1986. Rich Scobee, then a 21-year-old Air Force Academy cadet, watched in horror from the roof of the launch control center. Dick Scobee was 46 and on his second space shuttle flight. "It was a hard time to get through," his son said. "I'm still not over it. It's something you can never be over. "However, the main reason I agreed to do' anything, the flyover, is so people could see what good could come of it. " how my dad lived his life. He was an average American. He did some extraordinary things, but he was just a great guy and there are great guys everywhere. Sometimes, something tragic has to happen to get people to sit up and take notice of what one man can accomplish, and everybody is capable of that." The Associated Press Rich Scobee climbs aboard the F-16 he will fly over today's Super Bowl. T SALINA POLICE How are they doing? Police accreditation team hopes for a big turnout on Monday By SHARON MONTAGUE The Salina Journal When Wayne McCoy steps into the meeting room Monday, he hopes to see a lot of faces eager to tell him what they think of the Salina Police Department. "The more people who speak the more interesting it is," said McCoy, police chief in Worthington, Ohio, and head of a team assessing the local police department. The team, representing the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, will be in Salina from today through Wednesday to determine whether the police department is in compliance with standards adopted by the commission and worthy of accreditation by the national association. The on-site assessment is the last major hurdle in the accreditation process, which has lasted a little more than six years. If the police department passes inspection, it will be accredited at a commission meeting' in Pasadena, Calif., in March. The city first applied for accreditation in July 1990, at the end of John Woody's tenure as police chief. The process began in earnest in January 1991, after Jim Hill was installed as police chief. It stalled in 1991 and 1992 while officers concentrated on traffic enforcement, Hill said, and again in 1993 while the commission was rewriting its law enforcement standards. Hill said at least one full-time employee — and at times several employees — has been dedicated to the process, writing policies to meet 1,029 requirements broken down into 373 law enforcement standards. The standards and requirements were developed by the 21- member commission, which was . organized in 1979 by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Execu- • tives, the National Sheriffs Association and the Police Executive Research Forum. Anyone who wishes can peruse the list of 373 standards. The 100- page document is available at the Salina Police Department, 255 N. 10th. Hill, who led the Lincoln, Neb., Police Department to accreditation before coming to Salina, said the process has been difficult. "It's a tremendous commitment," he said. "You focus your energy and resources and drive toward that goal." See POLICE, Page A6 Accreditation meeting The publjc is invited to comment about the Salina. Police Department. • When: 7 p.m. Monday. • Where: City-County Building, 300 W. Ash. T DU PONT SLAYING Police tape blocks access to the home where David Schultz was shot to death Friday. The standoff with John E. du Pont continued Saturday. The Associated Press Police negotiate to end du Pont standoff By The Associated Press NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. — Hoping to avoid a Shootout, police tried to negotiate by telephone Saturday with a gun-collecting . heir to the du Pont fortune, who barricaded himself in his mansion after allegedly killing a wrestling coach on his estate. A force of 75 officers, including three SWAT teams, surrounded the mansion on John E. du Font's 800-acre estate in this Philadelphia suburb for a second day following Friday's slaying. Although acquaintances said du Pont had grown increasingly violent and eccentric and fancied himself a sort of "dalai lama," township Police Chief Michael Mallon said police knew of no motive for the shooting death of Olympic gold medalist Dave Schultz. Police Lt. Lee Hunter said police elected to wait out du Pont rather than attack for one reason: "We would be endangering the lives of our officers." "We intend to take as long as it takes to resolve this problem without any other people being injured," Mallon said. The shooting occurred about 2:50 p.m. Friday! Du Pont pulled up in his car and opened fire as Schultz was standing outside his home on the estate grounds, where he lived with his wife, Nancy, and their two children, Hunter said. Du Pont was accompanied by a bodyguard who was often at his side, said two sources close to Nancy Schultz. Nancy Schultz said that after she heard the shots and stepped outside the house, the sources said, Du Pont leveled the gun at her. She went back in the house and called police.

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