The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 1, 1986 · Page 7
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 7

Publication:
Location:
Salina, Kansas
Issue Date:
Wednesday, January 1, 1986
Page:
Page 7
Start Free Trial
Cancel

The Salina Journal Wednesday, January 1,1986 Page 7 Cleanup causes ruckus at Church of Nativity Nelson BETHLEHEM, Occupied West Bank (AP) — Israeli police and soldiers were called out Tuesday to prevent trouble as Greek Orthodox and Armenian Orthodox clergymen cleaned a disputed wall in the Church of Nativity, which marks the site where Jesus was born. Each side marshaled about 50 supporters, including priests and seminary students brought in from outside Bethlehem as reinforcements, during the annual cleaning ceremony which takes place before Orthodox Christmas observances in January. Tensions subsided after the two sides agreed at the last moment not to dust a disputed 10-square-foot section of the church's northern wall, which is on the border dividing areas of the holy site controlled by the two sects. Israeli army officers and Elias Freij, a Greek Orthodox Christian who is mayor of this mostly Moslem town five miles south of Jerusalem, mediated between the two sides. Several dozen police and soldiers, armed with billy clubs, stood watch Rick Nelson, 6 others die in air crash DE KALB, Texas (AP) - Ricky Nelson, the singing idol who grew up on television in "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet," died in a plane crash Tuesday that killed six other people, including his fiancee and his band, authorities said. Two others aboard survived. The private DC- 3 was en route to Dallas from Gun-1 tersville, Ala., when it crashed I and burned at 5:30 | p.m. CST three miles from this northeastern Texas community, said Ronnie Fincher, a Department of Public Safety trooper in Texarkana. The pilot was attempting an emergency landing in a pasture because of a fire aboard the aircraft that filled the cockpit with smoke, said Henry Slaton of the DPS. Nelson, 45, whose singing career spanned four decades, was scheduled to play a concert with his group, the Stone Canyon Band, at Dallas' new Park Suite Hotel. Officials said the show would go on as a tribute to Nelson. Nelson was aboard the plane "and he was not among the survivors," Fincher said. Also killed was Helen Blair, 27, of Los Angeles, who recently was engaged to be married to Nelson. Fincher identified the other dead as band members Bobby Neal, 38; Patrick Woodward, 35; Rick Intveld, 22; Andy Chapin, 20; and soundman Clark Russell, 35. Nelson, along with his brother, David, first appeared with their parents on the mid-1950s television series "The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet." While on the TV show from 1952 to 1966, Ricky Nelson went from a crew cut 11-year-old, to a real-life teen-age singing idol, to a 25-year-old husband. The show is still playing on some cable TV systems. Nelson was born Eric Hilliard Nelson in Teaneck, N.J., on May 8, 1940. When his parents transferred their radio show to television, he and his brother, David, began to be featured, and he became Ricky Nelson. In 1957, he first performed "Teenager's Romance," and "I'm Walkin,'" on the show. Those songs became his first million sellers. Other hit records from his early career included "Be-Bop Baby," 1957; "Lonesome Town" and "I Got a Feeling," 1958; "Never Be Anyone Else But You" and "It's Late" 1959; "Travelin* Man" and "Hello Mary Lou," 1961; "Teen-age Idol," 1962. In the 1970s, a more mature Rick Nelson enjoyed a new lease on his singing career when he formed the Stone Canyon Band, a country rock- oriented five-piece group. The title track of 1972's "Garden Party" album, an autobiographical account of his reception at a gig at New York's Madison Square Garden, was a major hit, producing another gold record for Nelson. His movies included, "Here Come the Nelsons," 1951; "Story of Three Loves," 1953; "Rio Bravo," 1958; "Wackiest Ship in the Army," 1960, and "Love and Rises," 1965. He married Kristin Harmon, April 20,1963, and had four children: Tracy •Kristine, twins Gunnar Eric and Matthew Gray, and Sam Hilliard. He later divorced Harmon. His father, Ozzie Nelson, died in 1975. _ : The plane was circling the DeKalb area when it "suddenly hit a high power line and crashed and exploded into flames," said Mike Cox, a DPS spokesman in Austin. "I am glad that finally they can do this peacefully. We try to do our part to get them together." — Father Brian at the door. "An agreement on the cleaning has been reached," Freij announced after two hours of discussion. "I will do my best to help resolve the issue before next year." Last year, police were called in to separate two groups of Greek Orthodox and Armenian Orthodox clergymen who engaged in fisticuffs and wielded broomstick handles in a melee that erupted during the annual church cleaning. Once agreement was reached Tuesday, senior clergymen from both sides watched the disputed wall space while younger priests climbed ladders and used blue and pink feather dusters mounted on long poles to clean walls and archways. A choking cloud of dust filled the basilica, which was closed to the public during the cleaning, as Greek Orthodox priests in black robes and Armenian priests in blue and tan robes were at work. After the cleaning was completed, the Greek Orthodox and Armenian Orthodox patriarchs of Jerusalem went next door to the Roman Catholic Franciscan monastery to have coffee. The two leaders, Greek Orthodox Archbishop Diodoros I and Armenian Orthodox Archbishop Yeghishe Derderian, honored a previous agreement not to speak to the press about the dispute. A Greek Orthodox priest who declined to give his name told reporters, "It's all over, nothing happened." A Franciscan monk who identified himself only as Father Brian, originally from Atlantic City, N.J., said, "I am glad that finally they can do this peacefully. The Greek Orthodox, who control most of the basilica in the church which dates back to the 4th century A.D., celebrate Christmas Jan. W> while the Armenian Orthodox mark the occasion of Jesus' birth on Jan. 17-18. The basilica is located above the candle-lit grotto, where a silver star marks the place where tradition says Jesus was born. George Hintisian, a spokesman for the Armenian church, said an agreement was reached in 1984 on who was responsible for cleaning 14 sensitive sections of the church, but the disputed section, measuring about 6 inches by 20 feet, was not covered. The last time it was cleaned was in 1975, when both sides cooperated in the cleaning. In 1976, they couldn't agree on sharing the cleaning, and since then the wall has not been dusted, he said. o celebrate our good fortune of serving our fine patrons! From the entire gang at E-BOB'S Weekday Hours: 640 Westport Blvd. Weekend Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Salina, Ks. Fri.-Sat. 6 a.m.-ll p.m. TM OUR PHILOSOPHY IS TO SERVE YOU A HAMBURQERTHAT'S BETTER THAN THE OTHER GUY'S. AND WE'RE PUTTING OUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS. S3 1M1, Wendy's International, Inc. All Right* Reserved. fmmmmmmmmmmmm • BUY A SINGLE • HAMBURGER GET A SECOND ONE FOR 25 Good at Wendy's ol Salina. Garden Cily. Dodge Cily. Liberal, Hays, Emporia. Great Bend and McPherson. Not valid with any other oiler or KID'S MEAL. 1 M Please present coupon . when ordering. One coupon per customer. Cheese extra and tax extra where applicable. OFFER EXPIRES: 1-12-86 • BUY A SINGLE • HAMBURGER GET A SECOND ONE FOR 25 Good at Wendy's ol Salina, Garden City, Dodge City, Liberal, Hays, Emporia, Great Bend and McPherson. Not valid with any other oiler or KID'S MEAL.™ Please present coupon when ordering. One coupon per customer. Cheese extra and • tax extra where applicable. OFFER EXPIRES: 1-12-86 BUY A SINGLE HAMBURGER GET A SECOND ONE FOR 25 Good al Wendy's ol Salina. Garden Cily. Dodge Cily. Liberal, Hays, Emporia. Greal Bend and McPherson. Not valid with any olher oiler or KID'S MEAL.' M Please present coupon when ordering. One coupon per customer. Cheese extra and tax extra where applicable. OFFER EXPIRES: 1-12-86 BUY A SINGLE HAMBURGER GET A SECOND ONE FOR 25 Good at Wendy's ol Salina, Garden Cily, Dodge City. Liberal, Hays, Emporia. Great Bend and McPherson. Not valid with any olher oiler or KID'S MEAL. IM Please present coupon when ordering. One coupon per customer. Cheese extra and tax extra where applicable. OFFER EXPIRES: 1-12-86 BUY A SINGLE HAMBURGER GET A SECOND ONE FOR 25 Good al Wendy's ol Salina. Garden Cily, Dodge City. Liberal. Hays, Emporia, Great Bend and McPherson. Not valid with any other oiler or KID'S MEAL.™ Please present coupon when ordering. One coupon per customer. Cheese extra and tax extra where applicable. OFFER EXPIRES: 1-12-88 BUY A SINGLE HAMBURGER GET A SECOND ONE FOR 25 Good at Wendy's ol Salina, Garden Cily. Dodge City, Liberal. Hays. Emporia, Great Bend and McPherson. Not valid with any olher oiler or KID'S MEAL.™ Please present coupon when ordering. One coupon per customer. Cheese extra and tax extra where applicable. OFFER EXPIRES: 1-12-86 BUY A SINGLE HAMBURGER GET A SECOND ONE FOR 25 Good al Wendy's ol Salma, Garden Cily, Dodge Cily, Liberal, Hays, Emporia, Greal Bend and McPherson. Not valid with any olher oiler or KID S MEAL™ Please present coupon when ordering. One coupon per customer. Cheese extra and tax extra where applicable. OFFER EXPIRES: 1-12-86 BUY A SINGLE HAMBURGER GET A SECOND ONE FOR 25 Good al Wendy's ol Salina, Garden City. Dodge Cily. Liberal. Hays. Emporia, Great Bend and McPherson. Not valid with any other oiler or KID'S MEAL.™ Please present coupon when ordering. One coupon per customer. Cheese extra and lax extra where . applicable. OFFER EXPIRES: 1-12-86

What members have found on this page

Get access to Newspapers.com

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,100+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free