The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on December 31, 1985 · Page 2
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Salina, Kansas
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People The Salina Journal Tuesday, December 31,1985 PageiZ PLAYFUL PACHYDERM — Abu, a circus elephant, surprises a motorist by sticking his trunk through the car's back window while stopped at a traffic light in Sydney, Australia. Abu was being taken to a local zoo. Pantless escort was no problem CHICAGO (AP) — Gregory Hines and Billy Crystal were on a city street, armed and pantless. "There was a little old lady standing next to Hines, and she says 'Excuse me, can I get by?' She didn't even notice that we were in our underwear and had guns," Crystal recalls. So Hines escorted her across the street as they were playing a couple of undercover cops while making a movie, "Running Scared." Hines, 39, is fresh from good Crystal Hines reviews in "White Nights," and Crystal, 38, is doing his first movie after moving on from ' 'Saturday Night Lave.'' Notoriety embarrassing to Grant NEW YORK (AP) — Gary Grant says he's used to being well known, but he's still embarrassed sometimes at the attention it brings. After so many years as America's heartthrob, Grant says, "I don't feel awed by it a bit tjecause it's always been a part of my life. I honestly don't know what life is like without it. "I'm not embarrassed at being well known, I am only embarrassed at being recognized." Grant, who was born nearly 82 years ago in Bristol, England, said in an interview in January's Gentleman's Quarterly magazine that he didn't always want to be an actor. Grant Growing up in a port city, Grant said, he "hung around the wharves hoping to get a job as a cabin boy" so he could fulfill a fantasy of becoming a world traveler. He was too young for the cabin boy's job, too young to join the army and too young to become a traveling salesman, but he wasn't too young for vaudeville. Turner 'intrigues' Cybill Shepherd NEW YORK (AP) - Actress Cybill Shepherd adores actor Alan Alda, loves talk show host Dick Cavett and really likes actor Matt Dillon, but cable television mogul Ted Turner is the man she most wants to meet. Shepherd, star of ABC-TV's "Moonlighting," commented on 32 well-known men in an article in Us magazine's Jan. 13 issue. Turner "looks attractive and intriguing," she said. However, she said she has seen only photographs of him. "Maybe if I saw him moving around, I wouldn't be so interested." Shepherd also said she liked rock star Bruce Springsteen's Turner Shepherd arms and would love to get to know actor Clint Eastwood, but said she was afraid to have dinner with actor Warren Beatty because he's "much too attractive." When asked about about actor Sylvester Stallone, she rolled her eyes and shook her head. Pryor sues four record companies LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian Richard Pryor filed a $1 million lawsuit against four record manufacturers and distributors, alleging the companies failed to pay him royalties and advances. Pryor, in the Superior Court suit, contends that under agreements with ALA Enterprises Inc. and Laff Records, he was to be paid a royalty on each album sold and an advance when the album was released. He alleges that the companies breached their agreements. Telephone calls to the firms went unanswered Saturday. The lawsuit seeks unspecified general and special damages and $1 million in punitive damages. Pryor also wants an accounting of all sales and payments. Richard Pryor Americans to experience increases in Social Security benefits, taxes TIT AOTJTXTnOWM / AO\ AUs».t Al\ 65,000 may sing Handel's Messiah INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A choral director is hoping to organize a New Year's Eve concert a year from now with enough voices to raise the roof of the Hoosier Dome and raise money for starving people. John W. Williams hopes to bring 65,000 people together to sing Handel's "Messiah." If his efforts prove successful, Williams, director of the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir and a Butler University professor, would be conducting the world's largest "sing-in" on Dec. 31,1986. The singers would be their own audience, because they would fill the dome to capacity, so they would each be asked to contribute in order to take part in the event. Williams has traveled the world conducting choral groups. His goal is to raise more than $1 million for the world's hungry and win a place for the benefit — and musical history — in the Guinness Book of World Records. WASHINGTON (AP) — About 40 million Americans will find a 3.1 percent benefit increase in the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income checks being delivered this week. But the new year also will bring a Social Security tax increase for all workers and higher Medicare deductibles for the elderly. The average worker will have to pay an extra dime from every $100 that he or she makes to support Social Security as the payroll tax climbs from 7.05 percent to 7.15 percent on Wednesday. That amounts to a 1.4 percent increase. The self-employed face a 4.2 percent increase as their payroll tax rate climbs from 11.8 percent to 12.3 percent. For workers earning $42,000 or more, the maximum payroll tax in 1986 will be $3,003, up by $211.20, or 7.5 percent higher than this year, The average worker will have to pay an extra dime from every $100 that he or she makes to support Social Security. when the cutoff was $39,600. More than 7 million workers are expected to pay the maximum. The 4 million aged, blind or disabled recipients of Supplemental Security Income will be the first to get their benefit increases. Those welfare checks will be delivered today, a day early due to the holiday, Social Security spokesman James Brown said. The Social Security checks for 37 million retired or disabled workers and their families will be delivered as usual on Friday, the third day of the month. The average SSI monthly payment for an individual will rise by $11 to $336, and for couples by $16 to $504. But about half the SSI recipients also get Social Security, and as their retirement benefits go up, many will wind up with reduced welfare checks. The 3.1 percent benefit increase is the smallest since Social Security benefits were linked to the Consumer Price Index in 1975. It will translate to $14 extra a month for Retired workers, boosting the averap payment to $478. For elderly couples, the average joint benefit will climb to $812 a month, a $24 increase. Brown said the maximum Social Security benefit for someone turning 65 in 1986 will be $760 a month. FBI thwarted 23 terrorist plots in U.S. this year, director says WASHINGTON (AP) — In a year of burgeoning terrorism against Americans traveling overseas, the FBI foiled nearly two-dozen terrorist incidents in this country, Director William Webster said Monday. Webster also acknowledged that it is much easier for terrorists to attack Americans traveling abroad, but£] he cautioned: against relying too heavily on advis- Webster ories warning overseas travelers of potential danger. In an interview on NBC's "Today" program, Webster said that over the past year, the FBI thwarted 23 domestic terrorist incidents before they could materialize. Spokesman Lane Bonner said that was the highest one- year total since the bureau began keeping track in 1982. Webster credited "increasingly effective law enforcement, better analytical capability, getting out in front of the problem" as factors in the FBI's ability to reduce known domestic terrorist acts from 112 in 1977 to seven this year. Webster said the FBI stopped more than 23 incidents in the United States this year. Among the plots foiled by the FBI this year, officials said, was a scheme to assassinate Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi while he was making a state visit here. Bonner said several prosecutions resulted from the 23 incidents. In other cases suspected terrorists were prevented from entering the country, the spokesman said. "Many of those we can't talk about because they did not result in prosecutions," Bonner said. Some terrorism has been foiled, he said, when in the course of arresting suspected terrorists, "we have found plans to conduct other terrorist acts." Among other incidents, Bonner cited FBI arrests in the United States of people allegedly plotting in January to assassinate former Honduran President Rodrigo Suazo Cordoba. Since 1980, Bonner said, the FBI has operated a Terrorism Research and Analytical Center as part of the terrorism section of its criminal investigations unit. The center tracks terrorism abroad and in the United States. Two girls return home after week in captivity STAPLETON, Ga. (AP) — Two 12- year-old girls who vanished Dec. 22 while riding their bicycles returned home Monday and told authorities they had been freed by two men who had held them captive for more than a week. Jessica Barrow and Elizabeth Tanner walked up to the Barrow home in Stapleton just hours after a search by hundreds of volunteers had been halted. About 150 people had volunteered to search for the girls. The girls told authorities they were abducted by two men driving a pickup truck and were held in an abandoned house. "We have what we feel is a good lead, or several good leads" provided by the girls, said Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Robbie Hamrick. "If these pan out, we feel like the possibility is there for a break." But he added: "Right now until we are able to follow up on some of the things we have been told by the girls, we prefer not to comment on any aspect of the investigation.'' The girls disappeared about sundown Dec. 22 as they rode their bicycles on an isolated dirt road near Stapleton. Truck tracks and a man's footprint were found near where the bicycle tracks stopped. Hundreds of volunteers helped search for the two seventh-graders. The search was halted Sunday night when no clues were found. Both girls were examined at Jefferson County Hospital in Louisville, and questioned by authorities. Hospital officials declined to release results of the examinations, saying only that the girls were in stable condition. Ralph McGahee, who had coordinated the search, said the girls looked "like they had not had a bath, (but) other than that, they looked in good shape." Mary Carter Barrow, Jessica's aunt, said that her niece had opened some Christmas presents before going to the hospital. Fay McGahee, the Jefferson County emergency management director and brother of the search coordinator, said law enforcement officials would be in charge of the search for the pickup truck. Telephones at Stapleton's City Hall, which was the command center for the search, were kept busy Monday with calls from people wanting to confirm the good news, he said. "They're totally relieved, I would have to say ... well, not totally because the abductors have not been caught. We won't rest until they are. But it's a great relief to know that the girls are alive and they are safe." The Salina Journal P.O.BOX74O Zip Cod* 67402 Published seven days a week, 365 days per year at 332 S. 4th, Salina, Kansas, by— Salina Journal, Inc. IUSPS47M60) HARRIS RAYL, Editor and Publisher Second-class postage paid at Salina, Kansas. Additional mailings made Irom Hays and Colby Kansas. MIKE ALFERS, General Manager KAY BERENSON, Executive Editor JANE GLENN, Advertising Sales Manager JIM PICKETT, Advertising Production Manager KEVIN MCCARTHY, Circulation Manager KENNETH OTTLEY, Composing Foreman HOWARD GRUBER, Press Foreman RHONDA KELLEY, Credit Manager Area Code 913 Dial 8234363 Single copy riles Daily 25c Sunday 75c. By Carrier — Monthly rate $8.00 including sales tax. By Motor Route — Monthly rate $8.50 including sales tax. City Motor Route same as 'By Carrier' rate. Mail subscriptions available in areas not serviced by carrier or motor routes. Send change of address to The Salina Journal, P. 0. Box 7W, Salina, Kansas 674024740. If your Salina Journal is not delivered by 7:00 a.m., please call your carrier or the Circulation Department at 823-6363 (1-800-432-7606, out of town subscribers). Same day delivery will only be made in response to calls received prior to 10:00 a.m. in Salina. For other service calls, our Circulation Dept. is open 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 5 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Advertising and Business office will close on Saturdays at 12 noon. IK A-10.5% KEEP MORE OF WHAT YOU EARN Our IRA's combine excellent growth and flexible distribution options including a lifetime income. Compare our current interest rate (and NO sales charge) to what is offered elsewhere. For additional tax saving information, drop by our office or call for an appointment. Tami Shank J. Ralph Brown, CLU Office Manager President f Jon Bingesser Shari Walls Wjj DC With you. Field Supervisor Agency Manager //'/^JH^k iwum»i»««»»nrti««i KANSAS CITY LIFE KANSAS FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. 1612 E. Iron, Salina (913) 827-9607 Judge orders new elections for Chicago CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge Monday ordered special elections in seven of the city's 50 wards, a move that could . give Mayor Harold Washington the upper hand for the first time in the politically and racially divided city council. "There have been no fair aldermanic or committeemen elections in these wards since the city redrew the ward map in 1981," U.S. District Judge Charles Norgle said in issuing the redistricting order that will give blacks and Hispanics increased representation in the seven wards. Norgle said the special elections will be conducted March 18, when state elections are scheduled. The new map might give Washington, the city's first black mayor, a majority in the city council because it increases Hispanic representation in four wards and black strength in three others. Norgle approved the redrawn map Friday, but delayed until Monday a decision on whether Chicago would be allowed to wait for the regularly scheduled 1987 city elections. Western Playgirl Club 925 W. Lincoln Ave. Reservations now being taken for NEW YEAR'S EVE Band Playing "Richwood" •5 Cover Charge Includes Party Favors Breakfast Will Be Served JLZJJ Health Supports and Orthopedic Appliances () Abdominal supports ( ) Anti-embolism hose () Arm slings ( ) Artificial limbs ( ) Athletic supports ( ) Auto backrests () Braces (Knee, wrist, back) B&K Prescription Shop 'People Helping People' 827-4455 601E. Iron, Salina ELMORE ON EAST CRAWFORD Ey Noon g, Evlnln( Monday Thru Siturdiy PRICE INCLUDES: Feature meat, choice of salad, mashed potatoes, vegetable, Tuesday Lunch D Evening SPECIAL OVEN FRIED CHICKEN Serving Hours; Lunch 11 am-2pm Dinner 5 pm-7:30 pm Fun & Fine Food.. —North- By K-Mait 500 S. Broadway Open: Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. —South Mid-State Mall 2530 S. 9th ATTENTION GROCERY SHOPPERS Food 4 Less will be open New Year's Eve until 10 p.m. at both Salina locations. Open New Year's Day 10 a.m.-7 p.m. We will resume normal hours on Jan. 2. ¥*• ,

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