The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 7, 1986 · Page 2
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People The Salina Journal Tuesday, January 7,1986 Page 2 BENNETT'S BACK — Ray Charles (left) reacts to a song by Tony Bennett (right) in Los Angeles. It will be Bennett's first album in 10 years and his first record collaboration with Charles. The Columbia release is due in April and will be sold in an unusual marketing strategy of compact disc, cassette and album simultaneously. Cash stolen from country singer SPRINGVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Extradition will be sought for a woman accused of taking $15,000 in cash, a diamond bracelet and a briefcase from the home of country music star Hank Williams Jr. Terri Speegle, 23, of Cullman, Ala., says she is a friend of Williams', Henry County sheriff's investigator Don Riggins said. Speegle was charged with grand larceny after $15,000 in $100 bills, a bracelet valued at $4,500 and the briefcase disappeared from Williams' Kentucky Lake home Dec. 6, Riggins said. Williams' Mercedes-Benz also was taken, but was found a few hours later. Hank Williams Jr. Santa's ashes buried anonymously NORTH POLE, N.Y. (AP) — The ashes of Santa C. Claus, who adopted the name and tried to live the part, will be buried anonymously on the plains of eastern Colorado. Claus chose the site, friends said, after criticism years ago when he tried to buy a cemetery plot in the name of "Santa Claus" near his home in the Adirondack hamlet of North Pole. He was told it would be in bad taste to have a tombstone reading "Santa Claus," which young children might see. Claus' friends in Colorado said the burial plot for the ashes will be marked, according to Claus' wish, by a stone reading, "A Child of God." Claus, a professional Santa who was born Leroy Sholtz, changed his name legally in 1980. He died Dec. 23 in a Chicago hotel room at age 58. Book rights will cost $3 million NEW YORK (AP) - James Clavell, author of "King Rat," "Taipan" and "Shogun," reportedly has set a $3 million minimum bid for the North American rights to his new book, "Whirlwind," when they're auctioned off Tuesday. Clavell also has demanded that the book, set in and around Iran in 1979, be published without editorial changes, according to the offering letter sent with about 200 manuscript pages to potential buyers. Clavell got a $1 million advance for "Noble House," published in 1981. James Clavell 4/000 cans of crackers, anyone? INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — Anyone for a pile of stale crackers? You could probably get them cheap. Since 1963 the city of Independence has stockpiled 4,000 cans of crackers and other items once deemed necessary for nuclear fallout shelters. But the city has lost its lease on the storage space and is putting the items up for sale. Bids will be opened for the crackers, barrels of water, packs of hard candy and sanitation and medical kits. Singer sues for contract release HOUSTON (AP) — Country-western singer Johnny Lee, who rose to fame in the movie "Urban Cowboy," is suing a nightclub owner for $15 million over profits made from the film and other endeavors. In the federal lawsuit, Lee is asking to be released from a contract he signed with Sherwood Cryer in 1974 in the parking lot of Gilley's nightclub. At the time, Lee was a $225-a-week musician in singer Mickey Gilley's band, the suit says. He gained prominence with "Urban Cowboy," filmed at Gilley's and starring John Travolta. The contract awards Gilley's owner Cryer 50 percent of all net income from Lee's entertainment services through 1990 and gives Cryer the option of extending the contract through 2001. Lee, whose hits from the movie included "Looking For Love," also is seeking the right to his songs now held by Points West Co., owned by Cryer. Lee Man claims military overspent on tweezers WASHINGTON (AP) - A Kansas City businessman assailed the Defense Department on Monday for "trying to cover themselves" for paying $13 for tweezers. A government spokesman said the complaint was unfounded and stemmed from an "obvious mixup.". John Parr, president of Ameritech International Inc., contends that Uncle Sam paid $13 each for tweezers that months earlier his firm sold to the government for 78 cents apiece. "I think $13 for a pair of tweezers is pretty exorbitant," Parr said. But the Defense Personnel Support Center in Philadelphia, which is a military purchasing agency, says Parr has his facts wrong. "Apparently there are two different items," said Michael Braukus, a spokesman for the DPSC. "There was a obvious mixup in this.'' At Parr's request, Sen. John Danforth, R-Mo., has asked the Pentagon to review the matter. Parr and his import-export business in Kansas City, Mo., won a government contract in September 1984 to supply the Defense Personnel Support Center in Philadelphia with 6,120 tweezers. The cost: 78 cents for each of the 3%-inch-long tweezers. Last month, he called the agency to check the history of bids on the 3%inch tweezers and was told a contract had been awarded to another company for 516 of them. The cost: $13.06 each. But the support center has no records of a contract at $13.06, Braukus said. It did award a contract in Febru- ary 1985 to Aesculap Instruments Corp., Burlingame, Calif., for 516 six- inch, spring-action forceps. The cost: $11.46 apiece. A company official, Lorraine Walsh, confirmed it was supplying the six-inch forceps to the center. In July 1985, a contract for 696 of the six-inch forceps was awarded to a New York firm at a cost of $12.28 each, according to Braukus. The forceps are "more of a surgical instrument, more sophisticated in its operations than tweezers," he said. Parr concedes he may have received incorrect information during his telephone conversation with a center contracting officer, but he notes that he was twice quoted the $13.06 contract price for 3^-inch tweezers. "I think someone is running around the Defense Department trying to cover themselves," Parr said. "In fact, I am confident of that.'' Although he had not seen the contract specifications, Parr said there was "no question in my mind" that his firm could supply "standard" six- inch forceps at a lower cost. Special material requirements would drive up the cost, he said. Parr complained to Danforth last month about the tweezer contract, and the senator asked Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger in a letter last week to explain the matter. Parr, in his letter to Danforth describing the problem, said $13 for tweezers was an "incredible waste of taxpayer's dollars." "Yes, we would have sold them (the government) at a unit price of 78 cents," Parr said. Cities, states prepare for budget cutbacks WASHINGTON (AP) — Cities and states, bracing for the administration's budget proposal, anticipate large cuts in housing and community development programs that would mark a sharp redivision of the roles of local, state and federal governments. President Reagan came into office calling for withdrawing the federal government from many local activities. While his "new federalism" proposal to transfer many programs never got off the ground, local government officials say the latest budget cuts would accomplish just that. "It's back-door new federalism; this is clearly where we are going," U.S. Conference of Mayors spokesman Mike Brown said last week. Officials of groups representing local governments who say they have obtained preliminary versions of Reagan's fiscal 1987 budget plan say it will go beyond the domestic spending cuts he was unable to win last year and would eliminate or sharply reduce nearly every federal urban program of significance. Reagan's budget plan for 1987 will propose a one-third cut in the one major urban program that he didn't target last year, the community development block grants, according to the budget documents. The budget documents made available to the Conference of May- State of Union speech scheduled WASHINGTON (AP) President Reagan will deliver his annual State of the Union address to Congress on Jan. 28, the White House said Monday. The traditional speech to a joint session of the House and Senate will be broadcast live by the major radio and television networks at 8 p.m. CST. White House spokesman Larry Speakes said that on Feb. 3, Reagan would submit to Congress his proposed budget for fiscal 1987, which begins Oct. 1. ors and the National League of Cities show the administration would propose deferring $500 million in community development grants for the current fiscal year and cutting the $3.1 billion program to $2.1 billion in fiscal 1987. That is beyond a 10 percent cut this year. RALPH WEIGEL Bonds • Insurance Phone 827-2906 115 East Iron That cigarette could be costly HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) - A New York City foundation is hoping contributions will help the head of a respiratory health association practice what he preaches and quit smoking. For every day Bergen County Medical Examiner Dr. Lawrence Denson doesn't smoke during 1986, the foundation has promised to donate $150 to the respiratory association he heads. J. Andrew Lark, co-trustee of The Frances L. & Edwin L. Cummings Memorial Fund, said he made the offer after seeing the 40-year veteran smoker reach for a cigarette at a dinner last November. Denson, 62, stopped smoking Wednesday. If he smokes, he must pay $50 per cigarette, up to $150 a day, to the non-profit group which encourages people to stop smoking and helps those with asthma and lung diseases. "It appealed to my sense of humor," Denson said. The Salina Journal P.O.BOI740 Zip Cod. 87402 Published seven days a week, 365 days per year at 333 S. 4th, Salina, Kansas, by— Salina Journal, Inc. <USPS47MH)I HARRIS RAYL, Editor and Publisher Second-class postage paid at Salina. Kansas. Additional mailings made from Hays and Colby Kansas. MIKE ALTERS, 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 823-6343 Slngttt copy rates Daily 25c Sunday 75c. By Carrier — Monthly rate $8.00 including sales tan." 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 740, Salina, Kansas 67402-0740. If your Salina Journal is not delivered by 7:00 a.m., please call your carrier or the Circulation Department at 823-6363 ( 1-8WH32-7606, 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 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 5:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Advertising and Business office will close on Saturdays at 12 noon. LOOK FOR OUR BIG AFTER INVENTORY SALE IN WEDNESDAY'S PAPER! 51 OS. Santa Fe Salina, Ks. >/"*T V P<3!IEA\ I Navy unveils plans to fight naval war By The New York Times WASHINGTON - The Navy has officially acknowledged that if a major non-nuclear conflict broke out between the United States and the Soviet Union, -it might seek to attack Soviet strategic submarines. The object would be to tip the nuclear balance in favor of the United States. In the past, some senior Navy officials have declined to commit themselves publicly to such a strategy. In November, the secretary of the Navy, John Lehman Jr., said it was "not necessarily" U.S. strategy to attack Soviet strategic submarines in a non- nuclear war. Some critics have maintained that attacks on Soviet strategic submarines would put pressure on the Soviet Union to use nuclear weapons in response and would thus increase the risk that a conventional conflict would turn into a nuclear war. The acknowledgment that this element was part of "naval strategy came in a recent article by the chief of naval operations, Adm. James Watkins. Navy officials said Monday that they had decided to outline the strategy publicly to rebut criticism that the service lacks a clear vision of how to fight a naval war. The officials said that the article by Watkins did not signal a new strategy but was the most explicit articulation to date of Navy thinking on the issue. Navy officials said Watkins's article had been submitted to Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's office for clearance before publication. In the article, "The Maritime Strategy," published by the United States Naval Institute, Watkins notes the potential for using Navy forces to "alter the nuclear equation" in favor of the United States before either side had used nuclear weapons. This, he said, could be done by "destroying Soviet ballistic missile submarines" and by deploying U.S. aircraft carriers and other vessels that carry nuclear weapons "around the periphery of the Soviet Union.'' Kansas Tech ENGINEERING SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY LOTUS 1 -2-3 WORKSHOPS Workshop 1: Fridays, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, Jan. 10,17 & 24 Workshop 2: Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:45 pm to 9:00 pm, Jan. 20-Feb. 5 Lotus 1 -2-3 is a spread sheet software package that has immediate and practical applications for every business and every computer operator. This is a HANDS-ON workshop that will allow you to work through the LOTUS applications in a manner that will assure you of gaining a working knowledge of the software and its uses. It will be valuable to beginners as well as intermediate LOTUS users. Topics include: 1) Basic Operations, 2) Formulas, Formating, Ranges, 3) Editing, Printing, Files, 4) Graphics, 5) Database Management, 6) What-lf Analysis, 7) Macros. Each person will have one-on-one use of a microcomputer to work with throughout the session. Mr. Lee Gatton, Assistant Professor of Electronics Technology will instruct the workshops. Enrollment is limited to 15. The fee is $95. To reserve a spot in either workshop, call KTI Continuing Education, at 825-0275 Ext. 452. Talking About Funerals Doesn't Make Them Happen. Some people are somewhat superstitious when it comes to discussing their own funerals. Luckily, that's all It Is — superstition. In fact, planning a funeral is a major business decision, done most effectively before, not during, a lime of grief. Prearranging allows you to choose your own services rather than burden your family with those decisions on the worst day of their lives. You can evaluate each service and its cost rationally, choosing only the services that are appropriate for you and discarding those that would only add needlessly to the price. By doing so, you guard against emotional overspending by your bereaved family. Most importantly, paying for your funeral now freezes the cost at today's prices. This guarantees that your funeral expenses won't rise with inflation, and saves you Interest and carrying charges. To talk about your funeral, call for an appointment or have a member of our staff drop by your home. Because decisions, not superstitions, determine your funeral. RYAN'S 137 North Eighth A family serving families for over three generations. YKS, I Hould like a member of your staff lo contart me. NAME. ADDRKSS. CITY .STATE. PHONE.

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