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THE SALINA JOURNAL MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 1996 AB DEATHS & FUNERALS Irene E. Buchman ; ; COUNCIL GROVE — Irene E. Buchman, 84, Cbuncil Grove, died Saturday, Jan. 27,1996, at St. Luke Hospital, Marion. Mrs. Buchman was born Irene £. Smith on June 29,1911, in Hois- tngton. She had been Morris County register of deeds. She was a member of the Council Grove United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and the Arts and Crafts Club. .; She was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen Buchman, in 1971; and an infant daughter. ' Survivors include a son, Dan of Salina; a daughter, Sandra Burton of Emporia; a sister, Helen Buch- rfian of Council Grove; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Kendall Funeral Chapel, Council Grove. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Council Grove. Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Association. . Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 102 N. Mission, Council Grove 66846. Bessie May Catlin DOWNS — Bessie May Catlin, 87, Downs, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 1996, at Mitchell County Hospital, Beloit. Mrs. Catlin was born Bessie May Trickle on Sept. 19, 1908, at Longford. She was a homemaker and member of the Willows Springs Church of Christ, Beloit. She had lived in Downs for 10 years, moving from Miltonvale. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Catlin, in 1977; and two infant children. Survivors include daughter, Sarah Gray of Downs; a brother, Ray Trickle of Fort Dodge, Iowa; a sister, Hazel Foote of Russell; a grandson; and four great-grandchildren. ', The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Phelps Funeral Home, Miltonvale, the Rev. Ernie Foster and Ed Crowley officiating. Burial Will be in the Miltonvale Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Home Health Care of the Hospice of Mitchell County. ' Visitation will be at the Phelps Funeral Home, 217 W. First, Miltonvale 67466. Peter A. Denning _ Peter A. Denning, 44, 209 Irene, died Sunday, Jan. 28,1996, at Saliha Regional Health Center. -• Ryan Mortuary is handling arrangements. Sheila L. Rick Green Sheila L. Rick Green, 39,1002 N. 10th, died Saturday, Jan. 27,. 1996, at her home. Mrs. Green was born Sheila L. Rick on March 4, 1956. She worked as a desk clerk for the Best Western Inn in Salina and as a licensed cosmetologist out of her home. MRS. GREEN Survivors include her husband, Daniel Green of Salina; her father, James Rick of Salina; a son, Jeramie John of Florida; four brothers, James, Kevin and Kelly, all of Salina, and Shawn of Bremerton, Wash.; three sisters, Colleen Beck of Manhattan, Rox- Anne Atkinson of Dodge City and Dawn Hicks of Salina. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bel Aire Southern Baptist Church, 1100 W. Cloud, the Rev. Craig Atkinson officiating. The body will be cremated. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Salina or the American Cancer Society. Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. today at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth. T BUDGET SAUNA ABILENE: W. Arthur GuyCOLBY: J.DuaneEberty > COUNClC GROVE: Irene E. Buch', matt" , „ DOWNS: Bessie May Catlin FALUN: Lillian Martha Randolph J. Duane Eberly COLBY — J. Duane Eberly, 74, Colby, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 1996, at the Prairie Senior Living Complex, Colby. Mr. Eberly was born June 22, 1921, in Overbrook. He was a retired teacher from the Colby School District. He was a longtime resident of the area and a member of the Colby Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Marie of the home; a son, Duane of Del City, Okla.; three daughters, Rebecca Childs of Independence, Mo.; Phyllis Schlegel of Kansas City, Mo.; and Susan Nudsen of Mission; two sisters, Helen Jamison of Elsinore, Calif., and Avis Markley of Oswego; and seven grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Kersenbrock Funeral Chapel, Colby, the Rev. Curtis Hartshorn of Lamar, Colo., officiating. Burial will be in Beulah Cemetery, Colby. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. at the funeral home, 745 S. Country Club, Colby 67701. W. Arthur Guy ABILENE — W. Arthur Guy, 84, Abilene, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 1996, in Wichita. Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, Abilene, is handling arrangements. Wilma E. McCormack Wilma E. McCormack, 82, 2601 E. Crawford, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 1996, at Presbyterian Manor, Salina. Miss McCormack was born Dec. 8, 1913, at Woodruff. She was a bookkeeper for the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Salina. Survivors include nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Fairview Cemetery, Phillipsburg. Memorials may be made to Presbyterian Manor or the First United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Geisendorf Rush- Smith Funeral Home, 401 W. Iron. Lillian Martha Randolph FALUN — Lillian Martha Randolph, 61, Falun, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 1996, at Salina Regional Health Center. Mrs. Randolph was born Lillian Martha Campbell on Feb. 12,1934, at Carneiro. She was a homemaker and a member of the Carneiro Christian Church. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra Randolph. Survivors include her husband, Charles of the home; a son, Randy of Apple Valley, Calif.; a sister, Muriel Mathews of Denver; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth, the Rev. Al Hysom officiating. Burial will be in the Carneiro Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today at the Parsons Funeral Home, 307 N. Lincoln, Ellsworth 67439. T RIOTS IN ISRAEL MISS McCORMACK Senators push for budget compromise By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Congress should make another try at a balanced budget compromise before resorting to the piecemeal approach of limited savings and tax cuts being promoted by House Speaker Newt Gingrich, two Senate leaders said Sunday. "I think we're close enough," said Senate Majority Whip Trent Lott, R-Miss., citing what he said was growing support in the Senate for a bipartisan plan to balance the budget over seven years. Gingrich, R-Ga., last week said the effort to find common ground with President Clinton on a balanced budget was hopeless, and proposed attaching up to $100 billion in savings and $29 billion in tax cuts to a bill raising the na- . tion's debt ceiling. Gingrich called it a "down payment" toward a balanced budget. Lott said there will have to be some conditions on the debt ceiling bill to get it through Congress, but he was not enthused about Gingrich's down payment idea. "I think that's too small. I think we need to do more. We can do more." Republicans have been courting conservative Democrats in hopes of putting together a strong majority for a compromise plan and Lott said there was growing support in the Senate. He said he was surprised when Gingrich came out with his plan last week. "I don't know that he consulted with or conferred with others in the Senate," Lott said-. Ethiopians protest over blood Rejection of blood donations upsets; Ethiopian immigrants By HILARY APPELMAN Tlie Associated Press JERUSALEM — Police fired tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon at thousands of Ethiopian Jews who stormed the prime minister's office Sunday to protest a national policy of rejecting their blood donations. The anger over the discarded blood donations reflects years of simmering frustration in Israel's Ethiopian community, which has remained an underclass since Ethiopians immigrated to Israel a decade ago in dramatic airlifts. Protesters stoned the prime minister's office and police hurled the rocks back, injuring dozens of demonstrators and police. The crowd dispersed only after Prime Minister Shimon Peres promised an investigation. "I can understand them," Peres said. "But it is hard for me to justify what they did. I am sorry they did not restrain themselves." Israeli media revealed last week that Israel for years has discarded blood donations from Ethiopians for fear the blood might be tainted with the AIDS virus. Government officials defended the policy, saying that Ethiopian immigrants have a higher risk of AIDS infection than other Israelis. More than 10,000 Ethiopians, some in skullcaps and others with dreadlocks, filled the street in front of the prime minister's office Sunday and spilled into nearby fields and parking lots. They held signs reading, "We The Associated Press An Israeli riot police officer consoles a comrade hit in the head by a flying rock Sunday during a violent demonstration by Ethiopian Israelis outside the prime minister's office in Jerusalem. are black, but our blood is red," and chanted, "Shame on the state." "What's the difference between . me and you?" protester Pesach Maresha asked a white reporter. "Why do, they throw away our blood? Because we are Ethiopian, and because we don't have representatives in the government." Maresha held a sign saying, "The dream has gone to hell;" Hundreds of police in riot gear, swinging batons, tried to push the crowd back from the prime minister's office. When protesters broke through barriers and began throwing stones, smashing car windows and breaking a window in the office building itself, police fired tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon. ; Thirty officers were reported injured, including one who lost an eye and another who may have been parajyzed, Jerusalem police Chief Arieh Amit said. Israel's Army radio said 17 protesters were injured. Eight demonstrators were detained but later released. Leaders of the Ethiopian com- munity met later Sunday with Peres and the ministers of immigration and health. Peres promised to form a committee with Ethiopian representatives to investigate the blood situation, said Shlomo Molla of the United Ethiopian Jewish Organization. Molla said the committee also will look at discrimination against Ethiopian Israelis. "The blood problem is just a symptom," he said. "The issue is black and white. We are Jews. We are Israelis. But we have to struggle to be equal." T CRIME Convent intruder bludgeons nuns Police have no motive after taking suspect with mental illness history into custody By GLENN ADAMS The Associated Press WATERVILLE, Maine — Four nuns were beaten and stabbed after a prayer service in their convent, and a man who allegedly bludgeoned at least one of them with a religious statue was in custody. Two of the nuns died and the other two remained hospitalized Sunday. "This may be one of the most heinous crimes ever committed in Maine," said spokesman Stephen McCausland of the state Public Safety Department. He said police did not know a motive for the attacks Saturday evening at the convent of the Servants of the Blessed Sacrament. The Roman Catholic nuns had finished an evening prayer service Saturday when the intruder smashed the glass on a locked door, opened it and walked inside about 6 p.m. One of the women was attacked in the chapel and the other three in an adjacent part of the convent. Mark A. Bechard, 37, Waterville, who had a history of mental problems, surrendered with- "This may be one of the most heinous crimes ever committed in Maine." Stephen McCausland police spokesman (• . : out resistance when police arrived. •» The officers "took Mr. Bechard off one nun he was beating," police Chief John Morris said. j Police told Bechard to drop the statue and put his hands up, "and he did exactly what they told him to do," McCausland said. Bechard, who was known to the nuns and had worshiped in their chapel, was also known to police. "We have dealt with Mr. Bechard in criminal matters and mental health matters," said Morris, adding that the suspect had been involuntarily committed to a mental hospital in 1994. He would not elaborate. Servants of the Blessed Sacrament are an international order .Their only other convent in the United States is in Pueblo, Colo. The yellow brick chapel in this central Maine city is open daily to the public for worship, and nuns take turns keeping vigil near the altar. The convent's five other nuns were in seclu-" sion and did not answer calls Sunday. A handwritten sign taped to the inside of the locked chapel door said: "Chapel closed except for Mass. Pray for us." ; The chapel is located next to the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, where state and municipal officers are trained. No one was at the academy at the time, McCausland said. Mother Superior Edna Mary Cardozo, 68, died of head injuries Saturday night at Kennebec Valley Medical Center in Augusta. Sister Mary Julien Fortin, 67, died early Sunday of multiple stab wounds to the face and head, said hospital spokeswoman Mary Plumer. A third nun was in stable condition and the fourth was in serious condition Sunday. Bechard was charged with one count of murder and other charges are expected to be filed by the time he is arraigned early this week, said the spokesman. He was being held without bail. The convent is in a neighborhood of stately old homes, duplexes and professional offices that is considered among the safest in the city of about 17,000 people. Bosnia / Prisoner release continues FROM PAGE A1 Meanwhile, with hundreds of war prisoners released Saturday, it appeared that most of those in captivity before the weekend had been set free. Croats and Muslims freed about 380 prisoners on Saturday at the Sarajevo airport, a neutral site commonly used for such releases. On Sunday, 74 were confirmed released by the Serbs and eight by the Bosnian government. A Bosnian Serb spokesman said the release of another 74 outside of Sarajevo accounted for all Serb- held POWs, but the Red Cross T STRUNG OUT could not confirm that. "There are still people on Hie (Red Cross) list of 900 who have not been released yet," said Red Cross official Pierre Krahenbuhl in Banja Luka, a Serb-held city in the north. Red Cross spokesman Pierre Gauthier said the Bosnian Croats fulfilled their POW release obligations on Saturday. However, they still hold about 50 prisoners who are being investigated for possible war crimes. .Gauthier said the Croats had the right to keep them "for a reasonable time." Red Cross officials complained that in addition to the POW releases, there have been swaps that could amount to "ethnic cleansing." They were investigating an unsupervised government-Serb exchange of at least 350 civilians Saturday in Sanski Most to see whether they had been expelled or had left of their own will. The Red Cross also complained the government was believed to hold many people at a military prison in Tuzla, and its delegates had not been allowed to visit them. Some of the POWs released over the weekend spoke of severe maltreatment by their captors. Sefik Ademovic, 42, stood for- Town seeks ban on Silly String Festival dampened by deluge of chemical toy sprayed everywhere By The Associated Press SOUTHINGTON, Conn. — By most accounts, the aftermath resembled an explosion in a Play- Doh factory — hardened goo in hues of orange, pink and blue stuck fast to everything that makes Southington's town square a perfect New England snapshot. Kids of many ages wreaked havoc at the Apple Harvest Festival one weekend four months ago with Silly String, a nontoxic, chemical toy twine launched from aerosol cans. Now Southington figures that if you can't beat 'em, join "em. It's ready to outlaw the stuff under most circumstances and smack a $99 fine on anyone, kid or adult, caught with it. "This product has no legitimate use,"*Police Chief William Perry, who requested the ban, said sternly. "It's being manufactured and sold with one purpose in mind — to annoy other people." Last week, after a town meeting ended with citizens arguing Silly String's virtues, the council kicked back the original "Objectionable Products Ordinance" for V revision to avoid making petty criminals of people who use it in their homes. It wasn't just the sprayed shop windows and the shellacked sidewalks that rankled anti-stringers. Classic cars left the festival's parade with corroded paint. Marching band members — and their uniforms and instruments — got spritzed. Two motorcycle cops, bombarded by a neon-colored fusillade, nearly ran off the road. "This isn't like firearms, which have certain constitutional protections," said David Kelley, the town attorney. "There is absolutely no constitutional right for something like this." lornly amid a tumultuous welcome accorded many of the released Muslim prisoners by relatives in the front-line Sarajevo suburb of Dobrinja. Ademovic last saw his wife and two children on July 11, when he fled the U.N. base of Potocari, a few miles north of Srebrenica, a few hours before the eastern enclave fell to Serbs. A few days later, he was captured by Serbs and moved from one prison to another. Ademovic said he and others were clubbed and kicked in their Serb prison in Knezina in eastern Bosnia. TODAYS SCRIPTURE "Speech finely framed delighteth the fears." —Apocrypha 15:39 ON THE RECORD Hospital report Salina Regional Medical Center ADMISSIONS — Kyle A. Brerieman, Lincoln; Maria Velasquez, Salina; and Esther M. Hammer, Scandia. DISMISSALS — Ellis E. Adee, Minneapolis; Ann M. Anderson and baby boy, Lindsborg; Vernon L. Decker, Galva; Violet Flessa, Gypsum; Jeanine R. Lavington and baby boy, Beverly; Francis J. Levendofsky, Belleville; Linda K. Mathies, Bennington; Helen M. Brown, Robert Demors, Jennifer R. Poole, Noah Wellbrock Talle and Malia J. Young, all of Salina.