The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 10, 1986 · Page 2
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Salina, Kansas
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People The SaUna Journal Friday, January 10,1986 Page 2 AP Three faces of Phyllis DiUer before her first facelift in 1971 (left), following another facelift in 1981 (center) and as she appears today (right). Cosmetic surgeons honor DiUer LOS ANGELES {AP) - Phyllis DiUer, who has made no bones about having her face lifted, tummy tucked, nose bobbed, breasts reduced and teeth straightened, says she is being honored by plastic surgeons for' 'taking cosmetic surgery out of the closet.'' "I made it respectable, normal and natural," Diller, 68, said. "I've done more for plastic surgery than Carter has for pills." Calling it her "massive reconstruction project," the brash comic said, "I had my teeth straightened and a complete facelift in 1971. In 1975,1 had a breast reduction. In 1981,1 had mini-lift of the face and a tummy tuck. And then in 1985,1 had a forehead lift, cheek implants and a nose job... The most recent thing I had was a... chemical peel." "B.D., that is Before Diller, patients desperate for cosmetic surgery rarely felt they could admit their desires," Dr. Richard C. Webster, the academy's president, said in a prepared speech for Saturday's awards ceremony by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. "About the only original parts left are her elbows," joked Diller's publicist, Frank Liberman. Haglernameda college trustee BOSTON <\P) - Middleweight boxing champion "Marvelous" Marvin Hagler, a longtime supporter of the community college in his town, has been appointed a trustee of the school. Although he is not an alumnus of Brockton's Massasoit Community College, "his mother Ida Mae and his brother Robbie Sims have attended classes there and through his Marvin Hagler Scholarship Trust Fund, he has reflected our commitment to provide the opportunity to a good sound education to everyone who seeks it," Gov. Michael S. Dukakis said in a swearing-in ceremony. Over the past decade, Hagler's trust fund has assisted 125 students with books, tuition and Marvin Hagler kisses his wife, Bertha, as Gov. Michael Dukakis reacts. other costs. The appointment is for a five-year term on the 10- member trustee board. Gordon MacRae battling cancer LINCOLN, Neb. I AP) — Actor Gordon MacRae, suffering from cancer of the mouth and jaw as well as pneumonia, "is a survivor ... a guy with nine lives," his wife says. His spirits are good and "he is fighting hard," Elizabeth MacRae said. MacRae, 64, best known for his performances in the musicals "Oklahoma!" and "Carousel," was admitted to Bryan Memorial Hospital three weeks ago. The cancer was diagnosed last fall. "He is very sick and they are doing what they can. We don't have a prognosis. No one knows," Mrs. MacRae said. Gordon MacRae Stewart pulls out of TV segment BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Ear problems have forced Jimmy Stewart, 77, to withdraw from appearing on a "Remington Steele" segment that had been written especially for him. "He has always had some hearing difficulty and suffers from ear noise," said Stewart's publicist, John Strauss. "It's gotten worse in the last couple of weeks and he is under a doctor's treatment." MTM Productions spokesman Larry Bloustein said producers for the NBC detective series would have to decide whether to shelve the show or recast the role "with someone of equal star stature." Stewart was to have played a retired general and World War II hero who begins behaving strangely, atewart gambling away a fortune and driving a sports car at high speed. Baby adds new twist to old scam EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N. J. (AP) - A motorist who stopped on a deserted road to help a crying infant wearing only a diaper and undershirt was robbed at knifepoint by two men who then fled with the infant into the woods. "It's an old scam, so to speak, with just a new twist — using a baby in the middle of January," said police Lt. Fred Cook. The motorist told police the baby boy appeared to be one year old. After the woman left her car to help the child, the men appeared, grabbed her from behind, placed a knife to her throat and took $300 from her purse. AP THINGS JUST DUCKY — Dawn Falcon (left) and Kathy Millard, both 10, share some bread they brought for the ducks and geese at Wheaton College in Norton, Mass. The free meal attracted a crowd. Shuttle to try again to get off ground CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Columbia's commander is hoping for "fire and smoke" today on the launch pad, he said Thursday after engineers freed a stuck fuel valve and NASA set a seventh launch date for the shuttle's first flight in more than two years. The launch has been postponed six times since Dec. 18 and, with rain and clouds forecast for this morning, it could be a record seven delays for the shuttle program. "We are optimistic we will be able to find a hole (in the clouds)," said NASA spokesman Hugh Harris. The launch period extends from 5:55 a.m. to8:33a.m.CST. Five members of the seven-member crew — which includes former Salina resident Steve Hawley — flew to Cape Canaveral Thursday from the astronaut training base in Houston, where they went after Tuesday's postponement to rehearse liftoff and landing procedures in a shuttle simulator. Hopes of launching on Thursday were dashed before the countdown could start when technicians found a valve stuck open in a fuel line. FmHA official cites job in suicide note ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) - A farm loan supervisor who shot his wife and two children in their beds and then killed himself left a suicide note saying "the job has got pressure on my mind, pain on left side," authorities said Thursday. Bruce Litchfield, 38, shot his wife and two children to death in their sleep early Wednesday, then went to his office and turned the gun on himself, Union County Sheriff Eugene Rasmussen said. He died at a Sioux City, Iowa, hospital. Litchfield, a Farmers Home Administration supervisor, apparently was frustrated because his efforts to go by the book had failed to help farmers in financial trouble, friends and clients say. Rasmussen said he has no solid clues as to why Litchfield killed his family and himself. He said no farmers in the county were in danger of losing their farms. "No farmer is even close to being foreclosed on," Rasmussen said. "They had no personal problems we were aware of. They were well respected in the community. There's no rhyme or reason to the thing.'' The bodies of the family members were found when authorities went to notify Litchfield's wife, Laura Ellen, 42, of the office shooting, the sheriff said. The children were identified as Christine, 12, and Allan, 9. Forensic pathologist Dr. Brad Randall of Sioux Falls said Thursday that he could not determine the time of death for Laura Litchfield and the children. "All three of them died as a result of close-range gunshot wounds to the head," he said. "There's no indication that any of the three were awake." Dr. Thomas Coriden, medical examiner in Woodbury County, Iowa, where Litchfield died, said no autopsy was done. He said Litchfield had a bullet wound in the left side of his head, and he called it an obvious suicide. Physical activity may stop cancer BOSTON (AP) — Women who begin athletic training during their youth establish a style of living that significantly lowers their risk of developing cancer of the breasts and reproductive organs, a Harvard study concludes. The researchers said they think their work, based on a survey of former coUege athletes, is the first to examine links between physical activity and the risk of cancer in women. The study found that less active women had about 2% times as much cancer of the uterus, ovary, cervix and vagina as the former college athletes and nearly twice as much cancer of the breast. Just why the college athletes go on to have less cancer is not clear. But the researchers think that it has something to do with estrogen secretions, which are thought to play a role in the development of female cancers. "There may be a lower risk of cancer, because these athletes may have lower levels of estrogen," said Dr. Rose E. Frisch, who directed the study. The Salina Journal P.O. Bc.1740 Zip Cod. 67403 Published seven days a week, 365 days per year at 333 S. 4th, SalJna, Kansas, by— SalinaJounul,tnc. (USPS47M60) HARRIS RAYL, Editor and Publisher SecomKlasa postage paid at Salina, Kansas. Additional mailings made from Hays and Colby Kansas. MIKE ALFERS, Genera! 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 8214363 •IngU copy r>t«t Daily 25c Sunday 75c. By Carrier — Monthly rate $8-00 Including sales lax. By Motor Route — Monthly rate W.50 including sales tax. City Motor Route same as 'By Carrier' rale. Mail subscriptions available in areas not serviced by carrier or motor routes. Send change of address to The Salina Journal P. O. Box 740, Salina, Kansas 67402-0740. H your Salina Journal is not delivered by 7:00 a.m., please call your carrier or the Circulation Department at 823*363 U-800-O2-760B, 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 of/Ice will close on Saturdays at 12 noon. The shootings were one of two murder-suicides that stunned residents of this rural county in southern South Dakota in a single day. Less than 12 hours after the Litch- fieid slayings, the police chief in Alcester, 20 miles away, shot his wife and then killed himself, Rasmussen said. But Rasmussen said the two events were "totally unrelated." He said Police Chief Tony Lee, 34, and his wife Bridgette, 24, were in the process of divorcing, and he thinks Lee had planned the murder-suicide before the other killings happened in Elk Point. Lee left a suicide note saying he couldn't bear to live without his wife. "The whole community is in shock — here and Alcester," Rasmussen said. Friends and acquaintances of the Litchfields said pressures other than work may have been troubling the family. People who knew the family in Faulkton, a town of 955 where the Litchfields lived before moving to Elk Point in 1984, also said they thought personal problems were to blame. They described Litchfield and his wife as perfectionists who had trouble making friends. "As much love as can be experienced in this community, you couldn't get through to them in a positive way," said the Rev. Gary Rae, pastor of the United Church of Faulkton, to which the family belonged. "We didn't know how to reach them. "They weren't the kind of people that trusted you. It's just like throwing coal into a steam engine, and not ever releasing the steam. It's going to blow. It blew down there. Their lives were just a tragedy waiting to happen." The Litchfields' Elk Point pastor, the Rev. 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