The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 7, 1986 · Page 1
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Salina, Kansas
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Tuesday, January 7, 1986
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Home Edition — 25 Cents Salina T 1 Journal Salina, Kansas TUESDAY January 7,1986 114th year—No. 7— 18 Pages Postmaster general is replaced By The New York Times WASHINGTON - The postmaster general was replaced Monday after only a year in the job. The official, Paul N. Carlin, will be succeeded by Albert V. Casey, according to Postal Service spokesmen. Casey, 66, retired as the chairman and president of American Airlines Carlin in February. The Postal Service board of governors met in closed session Monday to act on the transition. Board chairman John McKean scheduled a news conference for this morning to make the announcement. Postal Service spokesmen confirmed that Carlin was leaving nis $81,800-a-year job as postmaster general, but could not say whether he had been dismissed or had resigned. Carlin, a 54-year-old career postal executive, was one of the architects of the system's transition in 1971 from a department of the federal government to a quasi-private corporation. For several months, however, he has faced criticism of his direction of the $28 billion-a-year system. His successor, who has business experience in railroads and newspaper publishing as well as at the airline, had a reputation for diversifying and enhancing corporations. A Republican, Casey was one of three executives chosen by. Gov. Hugh Carey in 1975 to serve on New York City's Emergency Financial Control Board, created to deal with the city's budget crisis. The Postal Service press office said Carlin and other top officials could not be reached Monday for comment on the shift. Last month the Business Mailers Review, a Washington newsletter for mass mailers, reported that Carlin was being criticized both by board members and — significantly, according to several consultants who advise users of the mails — by other postal executives. Their criticisms centered on what they said was Carlin's failure to master problems inherited from his predecessor, William Bolger, including the mechanization of mail sorting. Van Seagraves, the editor of the newsletter, reported then that because of growing "frustration with his performance," there were rumors that the board of governors would soon demand Carlin's resignation. "The governors were not happy with Carlin's reorganization plan," according to the newsletter, and "wanted a reduction in force, which means layoffs." But the publication reported that Carlin "fought radical surgery as disruptive." The newsletter, a leading publication for large postal users, said that Carlin was also "faulted by the governors and within the bureaucracy for his failure to master key issues such as Zip-Plus-4 mechanization and his failure to make decisions." U.S. 'on guard' against possible attacks by Libya By The Associated Press The Reagan administration said Monday that it stands "on guard" against the possibility of terrorist attacks in America by Libyan suicide squads, and it called anew on allies to help put an economic squeeze on Libya. As President Reagan met with foreign policy advisers, administration officials continued to remain deliberately vague about what — if any — military steps will be taken in retaliation for the attacks by Palestinian terrorists at the Rome and Vienna airports last month. "I think those who are responsible (for the attacks) and those who are actively involved should be kept guessing and not sleep well at night as far as what the United States government's response will be," said White House spokesman Larry Speakes. Reagan has approved new economic sanctions against Libya in retaliation for its alleged role in aiding the terrorists who carried out the airport attacks, administration sources said Monday night. Reagan will reveal the steps at his news conference tonight. One official, while refusing to disclose the nature of the new economic sanctions, said that Reagan also was "keeping the military option open." The United States has accused Palestinian renegade Abu Nidal of masterminding the two airport attacks, in which 19 people died, including five Americans and four of the gunmen. Abu Nidal has been a frequent visitor to Libya, and Col. Moammar Khadafy's government has supported his efforts, Speakes said. In an unusual news conference Sunday, Khadafy, perched atop a tractor in a barley field outside Tripoli, warned that American retaliation against Libya for the airport attacks would be answered by attacks in the United States. "We can reach any place, not with aircraft carriers nor with the bombers, but with suicide squads," Khad- afy was quoted as saying. "I meant it when I said that we will operate on the streets of America." Meanwhile, Libya's government news agency claimed on Monday that a squadron of Israeli warplanes is stationed aboard a U.S. aircraft car-. rier in the Mediterranean and said some Libyan reserve units are being mobilized. The reports by the JANA news agency came a day after Khadafy called Reagan an "Israeli dog." The text, carried Monday by JANA, quoted Khadafy as saying: "Reagan discredited America because he became an Israeli dog, and it is not good for the president of America to become an Israeli dog. What happened at the Rome and Vienna airports is against Israel. Why did the Americans interfere to threaten us? "Did Reagan consider himself an Israeli dog? This is not good for the American people and the American president, for Israel has many dogs lesser than Reagan." Hayden makes it official: He's running for governor Tom Dor**y LIGHT WORK — Salina city park employee J.T. Davis replaces the globe of a street light in Oakdale Park that vandals broke. TOPEKA (AP) - House Speaker Mike Hayden on Monday launched his campaign for the Republican nomination for governor by ripping Democratic Gov. John Carlin's call for a sales tax increase. Hayden dashed! around the state, declaring himself the most qualified candidate for governor based on his experience as a lawmaker and a small businessman, his record of Hayden fiscal responsibility, and his history of leadership as an infantry company commander in Vietnam and in the trenches of the Legislature. ' 'It was growing up in a small town and working on the farm that taught me the virtues of hard work, discipline, honesty and courage," Hayden said. "I intend to employ these same lessons in pursuit of the highest off ice in Kansas." Hayden, 41, has been a member of the Kansas House of Representatives for 13 years and speaker of the House since the start of the 1983 session. His announcement makes him the second confirmed candidate to enter the GOP primary in August, joining Wichita business executive Larry Jones, 54, who declared on Dec. 11. Other possible candidates include former Gov. Robert Bennett, Secretary of State Jack Brier, Senate President Robert Talkington, R-Iola, and Sen. Fred Kerr, R-Pratt. All want to replace Carlin, who is entering the final year of his second term as governor and is ineligible under the state Constitution to seek a third four-year term. Two other potential candidates have given serious consideration to Folks in Atwood favor hometown boy in race By JIM BOLE Staff Writer ATWOOD - Mike Hayden is honest, thorough and would make a good governor of Kansas, supporters in his hometown said Monday. "I've never known nun to be dishonest; I haven't always agreed with him, but Mike always tells you why he disagrees with you," said Verle McClellan, principal of Atwood High School now and when Mike Hayden graduated in the early 1960s. Hayden, speaker of the Kansas House of Representatives, announced Monday he is a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor. It is hard to find anyone in this northwest Kansas town of about 1,600 who is against having Atwood's native son in the governor's office, McClellan said. Pat McClellan, vice chairwoman of Rawlins County's Democratic Party Committee and Verle's wife, said she would vote for Hayden. "I know he can do a good job, and it's an honor to have a native son as a candidate for governor," Pat McClellan said. The McClellans said Hayden was as thorough as he was honest. "He doesn't jump the gun; he investigates things carefully before making a decision," Verle McClellan said. Bob Lewis Jr., a member of Rawlins County's Republican Party Committee, said Hayden is an excellent candidate, but he will have to gain popularity in eastern Kansas and money in his campaign coffer. "His Atwood, Kansas, address is not a plus; it's been a long time since someone from western Kansas has been governor," Lewis said. Only two Kansas governors in the state's 124-year history have (See Atwood, Page 9) entering the GOP race and decided against it. They are Attorney General Robert Stephan and U.S. Rep. Bob Whittaker of Augusta. Hayden said he would provide three qualities Kansas voters deserve: "Someone who will listen someone who will tell the truth and someone who will lead. I stand before with a record of leadership." Biggest news in Hayden's announcement was a declaration that he will fight Carlin's proposal for a penny increase in the state's 3 percent sales tax, which the governor says is needed to provide essential funding for education, prisons and economic development. However, he (See Hayden, Page 9) Today Inside FOUR PEOPLE WERE critically burned Monday when a grain elevator exploded in Wichita, forcing the evacuation of neighboring businesses. The explosion was blamed on a spark that ignited grain dust. See Local/ Kansas, Page 3. FOR THE FOURTH tune, a shuttle flight for native Salinan Steve Hawley was aborted at the last minute. The launch of the shuttle Columbia was delayed at Cape Canaveral until 6:05 this morning. See Nation/World, Page 5. OFFICERS AT THE IOWA State Penitentiary stormed a cellhouse Monday to rescue seven guards taken hostage. See Nation/World, Page 5. A CAPUCHIN MONKEY, SuSu, serves her paralyzed master in Rhode Island by fetching him water and performing other tasks. See Page 14. JOE WRIGHT SCORED 31 points as Kansas State University crushed Wichita State University, 77-60, in the first basketball contest between the schools in 14 years. See Sports, Page 11. Classified 14-16 Entertainment 18 Fun 17 LivingToday 6 Local/Kansas 3 Markets 8 Nation/World 5 On the Record 9 Opinion 4 Sports 11-13 Weather 9 Weather KANSAS — Partly sunny and cold today, highs in the low to mid-20s northeast to the mid-30s southwest. Fair tonight, lows 5 to 10 northeast and in the teens southwest. Partly cloudy and warmer Wednesday, highs in the 40s west and in the 30s east. Girl receives heart from dead boyfriend PATTERSON, Calif. (AP) — A 15- year-old boy who learned that his girlfriend needed a heart transplant told his mother three weeks ago that he was going to die and that the young woman should have his heart. Felipe Garza I Jr., who his half- brother said had seemed to be in I perfect health, died Saturday af-j ter a blood vessel | burst in his head. His family followed his wishes, Donna and Felipe's heart was transplanted Sunday to Donna Ashlock as his last act of love. His half-brother, John Sanchez, 20, said Felipe told their mother, Maria, three weeks ago: "I'm going to die, and I'm going to give my heart to my girlfriend." "It was just one of those things he wanted to do for a person he cared for," Sanchez said Monday. Sanchez said he and the boy's parents thought Felipe was in perfect health, but some friends told him after the death that Felipe had been "It was just one of those things he wanted to do for a person he cared for." —John Sanchez having headaches and blackouts. Donna, 14, who also lived in this fanning community 75 miles southeast of San Francisco, had just learned that she had an enlarged heart and needed a transplant. "I guess they were pretty close," Sanchez said. He said Felipe complained of pain on the left side of his head when he woke up Saturday morning. "He was losing breath, and he couldn't walk," Sanchez said. Garza was taken to the local hospital, then flown to a larger hospital in Modesto, 20 miles away. But the blood supply to Felipe's brain had been cut off so long by the burst blood vessel that he was brain dead, and remained technically alive only because he had been placed on a respirator, Sanchez added. The family decided to let physicians remove Felipe's heart for Donna and his kidneys and eyes for others in need of those organs. "We didn't want to see him suffer no more, and what else could we do? "Sanchez asked. "It was our decision from what the doctor explained to us. We decided to go ahead and give Donna her heart.'' With life support systems keeping his organs alive, Felipe was flown before dawn Sunday to San Francisco's Presbyterian Hospital, where Donna already was undergoing tests. Gale Ferrari, a Presbyterian Hospital spokeswoman, said Monday that matching heart transplant tissues is not as complicated some other transplants. "You have to match size and blood types," she said. The Stanislaus County coroner's office did not conduct an autopsy on Felipe because attending physicians had diagnosed the cause of death as a burst blood vessel. "The doctor told me that through an angiogram, it was revealed he (Garza) had a venous malformation at the basil ganglia which caused the spontaneous intracerebral bleed," said Deputy Coroner Sarah Stewart. "That's a natural death," she said. "Basically, it's a burst blood vessel." Dr. Farhad Mahjouri, the neurosurgeon who examined Felipe, refused to comment on the case. A team of surgeons removed Felipe's organs, and Donna got her transplant in a five-hour operation Sunday afternoon. Dr. J. Donald Hill, who led the transplant team, said the surgery went smoothly. , Donna's condition on Monday improved to good from critical, and doctors removed a breathing tube. Felipe's parents and his two' brothers and two sisters gained consolation from the hope that his death will give Donna a chance to live, Sanchez said. "As long as we get to see her around here, then we'll say, "That's what my little brother did," 1 he said. \ J

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