The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 29, 1996 · Page 1
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Salina, Kansas
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Ethiopian Jews protest rejection of their blood donations/ A5 The Cowboys defeat the Steelers in Super Bowl XXX/B1 + The boy mOIlk: 4-year-old arrives to take his place at monastery / A2 + Kramer vs, Kramer: Tour starts for inspiration of Seinfeld's Kramer / A6 MgH-31 Low: 10 Partly cloudy today with north winds 10 to 15 mph /B7 WEATHER •„ Journal Ann Landers / B7 Classified / B5 Comics / B8 Crossword / B8 Deaths / AS Great Plains / A3 Sports/B1 Viewpoints / A4 - "1AY JANUARY 29, 1996 SALINA, KANSAS 50 cents V STANDOFF ENDS Du Pont nabbed outside mansion He was arrested while trying to fix his boiler, which police cut off Friday night By MjCHAEL RAPHAEL The Associated Press NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. — An heir to the du Pont fortune was captured by SWAT team members Sunday as he stepped outside his mansion to fix his boiler. The capture of John E. du Pont, 48, ended a 48- hour standoff that began with the shooting death of a top wrestler. Du Pont, who had been without heat since police cut off his boiler system Friday night, told negotiators he was cold and was leaving his house. He did not carry one of the many weapons he kept on his 800-acre estate. No one was injured in the capture. ..... "His intent was to make repair to the boilers because he was without heat," said Newtown Township Police Chief Michael Mallon. "Within a few moments our SWAT teams were on the location and they made a capture." Police picked up du Pont and took him to the police station. Du Pont, 57, arrived kneeling in a black van, his hands handcuffed behind him. Wearing a jacket advertising his world-class wrestling center and team, Foxcatcher, and running tights, du Pont looked dazed as an officer grabbed him by the handcuffs and lifted him out of the van. Du Pont was arraigned on murder and weapons charges, then taken to jail pending a Feb. 1 hearing. The capture ended a standoff that police said began Friday afternoon with du Pont shooting Dave Schultz, a wrestler living on du Font's estate. Police said Du Pont pulled up in his silver Lincoln Town 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. Nancy Schultz read a short statement after the standoff ended, surrounded by the couple's 9- year-old son, Alexander, 6-year-old daughter, Danielle, and other family members. "Our family is devastated and saddened by Dave's brutal, unexpected loss," Schultz said. "He was not only a world class athlete, coach and mentor, but a devoted and loving father to our children and husband to me for the past 14 years." After the shooting, du Pont retreated to his mansion, about a mile from Schultz's home, immediately after the shooting. From the beginning, police insisted on negotiating with him instead of attacking for their own safety: du Font's prowess with weapons approaches Olympic-level marksmanship and he had an extensive arsenal. The Associated Press John du Pont is helped from a van at the Newton Square, Pa., police station. Sun ball KELLY PRESNELL/The Salina Journal Bruce Waddle connects with a pitch Sunday afternoon during a practice session at the Sunset Park diamonds. Waddle and his teammates, members of an as-yet-unnamed team, used the blue skies and warm temperatures to tune up for next weekend's March of Dimes Snowball Tournament. V SUPER BOWL Salinans Derform •or crowd South High Peppers spotted on television during bowl festivities By CAROL LICHTI The Salina Journal T FOLK ART Former city hall to house folk art center Goal of Lindsborg-based institute is to preserve folklife of central Kansas By GARY DEMUTH The Salina Journal LINDSBORG — A new folk art institute is opening, and it's all because of a Ljuskrona. Ljuskrona means "light crown" in Swedish. Specifically, it is a candleholder that dates back to the 18th century and is used at Christmas and on St. Lucia's Day. Although it has no intrinsic worth, connoisseurs of folk art look their whole lives for items like it, said Mark Esping, director of the Folklife Institute of Central Kansas. "But nothing has been written about them anywhere," Esping said. "So we decided to do something about it." Thus began the Folklife Institute of Cen- T BAN LIFTED At Baylor, students may be dancing in the streets tral Kansas, a nonprofit corporation founded in 1989 to research, preserve and present the folklore, folk art and folklife of central Kansas. It was founded by the late Greta Swenson, a noted expert in folk art, along with Esping and his wife Mardel. The institute sponsors programs and lectures on folk art; conducts oral histories, workshops and exhibit preparations; does fieldwork for the Smithsonian Institution; and plays host to prominent experts in folklore and mythology. The organization also is acquiring stories, objects and pictures that reflect the experiences of Swedish-Americans. The institute recently purchased the former Lindsborg City Hall to house a permanent folk art center and Swedish-American cultural center. The center will include a temperature-controlled archive, permanent and temporary exhibition space, a research library, a meeting hall and an area for me- How to donate "V -Tax-deductible donations are accepted at the Folklife Institute of Central Kansas, 118 S. Main, "Lindsborg 67456. * ' F,or information or to donate labor, call 227-2007. dia presentations. "We felt that if we wanted to continue doing things with folk art, we needed to open a permanent facility," Esping said. "The people of Lindsborg have been very supportive." Esping said the building cost $53,000, and restoration and other costs will bring the total to about $266,000. Salina architect Warren Ediger will plan the renovation. The institute has never attempted to raise money, instead focusing on research and traveling folk art exhibitions. The institute's previous office was in Esping's home. "We have no contacts to corporations. We're a privately run organization," Esping said. "We've never asked for money other than from specific grant funding agencies." The institute will try to raise funds by selling memberships and asking for volunteers to help refurbish the building. Other cultural organizations will be invited to use the space and do research in the facility. "Our goal is to expose the people of the Smoky Valley of Kansas to a folklore, folk art and folklife perspective," Esping said. "All people interested in their heritage can use our materials." Among.ithe Super Bowl hoopla of- fireworks, balloons, helicopters and dancers Sunday were two Salina South High School students. Kelli Benjamin and Connie Craig, members of South's Peppers squad, were at the Sun Devil Stadium performing for the crowd and television audience of professional football's biggest annual event. Mike and Linda Benjamin heard from their daughter, Kelli, after the show. "She said it was quite a thrill to perform in front of that many people," Linda Benjamin said. "It made all the work worthwhile, and it was the most exciting day of- '• her life." Kelli Benjamin called home wanting to know if her parents had seen her on TV. "We saw her dancing in the background during the pregame show behind the announcers, and we saw her holding the American flag during the national anthem," Linda Benjamin said. "She was on the 50-yard line." Both girls danced in the pregame show, and Kelli was among the girls holding U.S. flags behind singer Vanessa Williams during the national anthem. The two were selected at a summer camp by American All-Star Inc., which has choreographed Super Bowl entertainment for 11 years. They left for Tempe, Ariz., Tuesday and will return today. "I'm sure they'll be tired," Linda Benjamin said. "We've talked on the phone several times and it's been real exciting for them. They got to shake hands of some famous people. But it was also a lot of hard work. They've had to practice a lot." By The Associated Press WACO, Texas — It's time to boogie at Baylor. The nation's largest Baptist university is lifting a ban on dancing beginning in the spring. Some of the school's 12,000 students already are talking about holding an on-campus street party. "We have aerobic dancing in Baptist churches and dance routines at athletic events," Baylor president Robert Sloan said last week. "Dancing can be, and is when properly done, a very wholesome activity." Some students said they were excited by the change, even though off-campus dances already are common. "I think it'll bring students together," said Jamie Johnson, 19. "A lot of people look at Baylor like it's too conservative or not a lot of fun." The school, founded 151 years ago, has never allowed dancing in accordance with Baptist principles. But it has operated independently since breaking away in 1991 from control by the Baptist General Convention of Texas. Brad Hughes, 20, said dancing violates the beliefs that attract many Baylor students. "It goes against tradition," Hughes said. "That's part of what makes us Baylor." T BOSNIA American wounded NATO suffers more casualties as four soldiers killed By The Associated Press SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Four NATO soldiers were killed and a U.S. Army officer was wounded by sniper fire Sunday. Three British soldiers were killed when their vehicle hit a mine near Mrkonjic Grad in the northwest. A Swedish soldier died when an armored personnel carrier skidded off a road in the north. Lt. Shawn H. Watts was grazed on the neck by a sniper's bullet in Ilidza, a Serb-held suburb west of Sarajevo. The 28-year-old from Greenwood, Miss., returned to duty several hours later. NATO officials said they was investigating, but Bosnian Serb army officials in Ilidza said they knew nothing of the shooting of the American. It was the biggest death toll of any single day of the NATO-led mission since it began Dec. 20. Before Sunday, there were 35 injured and four dead, including a British soldier who killed himself. See BOSNIA, Page AS The Associated Press Americans Richard Pike (right), and Shawn McFadden clean a grenade launcher atop their Humvee on Sunday in Ilidza, Bosnia.

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