The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on September 28, 1996 · Page 3
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 3

Salina, Kansas
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Saturday, September 28, 1996
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THE SALINA JOURNAL NATION SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1996 A3 BRIEFLY T BALLOON MISHAP Down Syndrome man to play prep football GREELEY, Colo. — A 20-year- old man with Down Syndrome who was barred from taking the field with his high school football team because of his age has won the right to play after all. Colorado's High School Activities Association Executive Committee voted 11-0 to let Gabriel Lane play football and also take part in swimming. Lane, a 5-foot-3, 215-pound lineman, seemed excited by the ruling, said Greeley Central High School athletic director John Borman said. Lane will play on Monday, when Greeley Central's junior varsity Wildcats meet Broomfield High School, although he will not start, Borman said. "The situation will be treated with as much integrity as possible," Borman said. "There are kids who are better players. (But Lane) will play. It may only be a play or two. It's completely at the coach's discretion." Man arrested after waving knife on plane NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A .drunken, knife-waving passenger who threatened to "bring this plane down" forced a midnight flight from Las Vegas to make an unscheduled stop here Friday. No one was hurt. Danny Christopher Walters, 25, Clarkton, N.C., was subdued by airport police who boarded the USAir 737. Later, in handcuffs and leg shackles, he was led into federal court on charges of interfering with a crew member and attendant, and assaulting passengers. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison. Walters shook his head when U.S. Magistrate Juliet Griffin told him he kicked a passenger in the back of the head and spit whiskey on him. Griffin said Walters also grabbed a night attendant twice and walked toward the flight's captain before bringing out a pocketknife and cutting up seats. Tanker hits bridge, spills oil in harbor PORTLAND, Maine — An oil tanker trying to squeeze through a tight drawbridge gashed its hull Friday, spilling heating oil into Portland Harbor. .. The Coast Guard estimated 500 to 1,000 gallons a minute spilled for at least 10 minutes before the leak slowed. The tanker was carrying 235,000 gallons. The Million Dollar Bridge, a major commuting route into Portland, will be closed until at least this morning while the damage is assessed. "It took a significant hit, and there is major damage to the South Portland side," said Fire Department spokesman Jerry DiMillo. The Million Dollar Bridge was so named because that is what it cost to build about 80 years ago. It will be replaced next year by a higher, wider span that is supposed to cost $165 million. Dangerous flu virus strain to hit U.S. ATLANTA — While the flu sends most sufferers for tissues and chicken soup this fall, a more dangerous strain could cause deadly complications in the elderly. The Type A-Wuhan virus is the most dangerous of three viruses expected around the nation. The others are Type A-Texas and Type B, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. "The more viruses like Wuhan, the more people die," said Nancy Arden of the CDC's National Center for Infectious Diseases. The good news is that the current flu vaccine counteracts all three. Flu contributes to the deaths of about 20,000 people a year in the United States. Fisherman swept away during diver's rescue ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A river gate opened up to help extricate a trapped diver unleashed a torrent of water Friday that swept away a fisherman who apparently ignored siren warnings downriver. The diver was attempting to plug sandbags into a breach at the foot of a temporary dam on the Genesee River when his legs got sucked into the hole, trapping him in 19 feet of water, Rochester Gas & Electric Co, said. To help free him, the utility agreed to open the nearby river gate, which prevents debris from getting into a hydroelectric power plant a quarter-mile downstream, said utility spokesman Mike Power. The diver was rescued soon afterward, suffering only minor leg injuries. The fisherman, who was unidentified, remained missing Friday night, said police Lt. Mark Case. From Wire Service Reports 13 injured after pilot falls out of hot air balloon Victims were found strewn along Arizona highway for a mile By The Associated Press PHOENIX — A hot air balloon careened out of control after its pilot fell out Friday, spilling passengers and bouncing along a busy highway for miles. Thirteen of the 14 people aboard were injured. The pilot, Jeffrey Sherman, toppled out when the multicolored balloon's basket struck a concrete wall while he tried to land, said Lyle Alexander of the Federal Aviation Administration. A passenger grabbed the controls and other passengers jumped out before the balloon veered off, bouncing over power lines and subdivisions before finally coming to a rest when the balloon deflated a few miles away. Victims were found along the highway for a mile, although authorities said none of the injuries were considered life-threatening. "I saw a hot air balloon bouncing around and ran to the field about a moment after the crash," said David Flores, a high school student. "By the time we got there, police were here. All I saw was crying. They seemed pretty shaken up." Passenger James Harvey said he and others struggled to hold onto the basket and used a radio to ask for help. "We did call on the radio and just asked for a little bit of instruction," Harvey said. "We just grabbed a hold of the valves and just took it over." Jim Morriss, who works for the balloon's owner, Naturally High Balloon Co. of Scottsdale, was on the ground trying to help. "We were calling on the radio, telling him to burn, and when he lands, to pull the red line and do things," Morriss said. The passengers were attending a conference at a nearby resort. Balloon flights over the desert in the Phoenix area are a popular, although sometimes hazardous attraction: a balloon crash April 15 killed a tourist. I GEORGE MOTOR CO. CLYDE, KANSAS / 91 3-446- 334O Program Local Trade-in's '86 Chrysler LHS $23,500 '93 Chevrolet Astro $7,760 '96 Plymouth Gr. Voyager $19,750 '92 Dodge 1/2T, 318 V8 $9,950 '96 Podge Stratus $13,950 '92 Chevrolet iy2T Club Cab....$7,750 .WALL TO 3 BIG DAYS ONLY! We'd Rather Sell It. Than Count It! It's Pre-lnventory and We're Overstocked! We've marked down our Entire Inventory for an In-Store Warehouse Sales Event! We Want to Sell lt...Not Count Itl With these Saving's It's going to be a Buying Frenzyl Don't Wait...Don't be Late...Come in Nowl NOTICE! Iff you plan em fc>uylr*a a n M/lttiin tno noKt 6 monlna. y yoursalf to chtocK ttt«*o or« VV i -X ' * (*•* *&>-:< •<•..'. •* t BRAND NAME VHS-VCR'S Plus Thousand's of other Video Products! IMA3NAVOX Famous Name Brand Color Table Model Televisions 111013,000 i Famous Name Brand Consoles 1 In Various Styles and Sizes! OVER 3,000 Famous Name Brand Big Screens 31 "-70" All On Sale in Various Styles! oilER 6,000 Famous Name Brand Washers and Dryers KltchenAld EAGLE Gas or Electric Range Special Purchase of Closeout Mismatched Mattress Sets Must Be Sold! Twin Sets Full Sets $77 Sets $ 128 ' Lift-Up Cooktpp " Separate Broiler Compartment * Your Choice Gas or Electric Free! 6 Month Supply of Cascadewith Purchase ot Selected Dishwashers! 2545 Market Place Salins, Ks., 67401 across from Mid Stale Mall Sm 2,000 Famous Name Brand Top Mount Refrigerators TVER 3,000 I Famous Name Brand I Side-by-Side Refrig's OVER 3,000 MATTRESS SETS MUST BE SOLD! Open Sunday 12-6 Mon-Sat 9-9 "Limit one Sale Item per Family. Lowest Price Guarantee excluded on mail orders. Not responsible for typographical errors. Some items have limited quantities. J

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