The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 3, 1996 · Page 1
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Salina, Kansas
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Getting high Boomer parents face tough questions about pot/C1 HEALTH Atonement KU looks to Oklahoma to rebound from last week's loss / D1 SPORTS • Plane GNSh: 70 die when plane crashes in ocean near Peru / A3 • Recycling: Trial curbsicle pickup isn't big success but will go on / B1 INSIDE Low; 45 Sunny and mild today, with southeast winds 10to15mph /B3 WEATHER Classified / C4 Comics / B4 Deaths / AS Great Plains / B1 Health/C1 Money / A4 Sports / D1 Viewpoints / B2 INDEX Salina Journal THURSDAY OCTOBERS, 1996 SAUNA/KANSAS 50 cents MIDEAST Summit ends with vows to keep talking The Associated Press Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (right) looks around Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat at the White House on Wednesday at the summit. Arafat, Netanyahu trust each other more, but deadly problems loom By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Marathon negotiations between Israeli and Palestinian leaders failed to resolve bitter differences that exploded in Mideast violence and jeopardized the fragile peace process. But the two sides agreed to press ahead with nonstop talks beginning Sunday. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Ne- tanyahu proclaimed a feeling of greater trust with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat as discussions ended Wednesday. But he added, "I don't have any illusions whatsoever about the difficulties ahead. It's a very tense period fraught with dangers right now." Closing the White House-sponsored talks, President Clinton said somberly, "We have not made as much progress as I wish we had." He said he was not certain the Mideast crisis was over but expressed confidence that violence would subside. "Please, please give us a chance to make this thing work in the days ahead," Clinton implored Palestinians and Israelis. The top priority will be Hebron, the West Bank town where Israel has refused to fulfill a promise to move its troops from Arab neighborhoods into Jewish settlements by March. In Hebron Wednesday, Israeli troops shot a 12-year-old Palestinian boy to death in a riot that broke out just before Arafat and Netanyahu ended their summit. * What is the tunnel, and why is it so important to both sides? / Page C3 The riot was one of two that broke out on the outskirts of Hebron. Two people were wounded in the shooting that killed the boy, the army said, and Palestinian sources said four people were injured in an earlier riot in the nearby village of Halhoul. The Palestinians want their future capital in east Jerusalem, which Israel captured from Jordan in 1967. Ne- tanyahu has said he will never share power with the Palestinians in the city. Netanyahu, talking to reporters at his hotel, said that if lower-level negotiators don't resolve the Hebron dispute, "Arafat and I will sit down until we solve it. We agreed to do that." Netanyahu and Arafat sat stone-faced, side by side in the East Room with Jordan's King Hussein at the wrapup of the talks. By prearrangement, they declined an opportunity to talk there. Leaving the White House, Ne- tanyahu shook Arafat's hand, clasping it with both hands for several seconds. Clinton beamed. Arafat saluted Clinton before stepping into his car. The president returned the gesture. Netanyahu said the summit "cemented the principle that the path to peace is through negotiations and not through violence." He added, "The children of Israel are safer tonight." Another sensitive issue left unresolved were Palestinian demands that Netanyahu close an ancient tunnel near Muslim and Jewish holy sites in East Jerusalem. The opening of the tunnel sparked last week's violence that left 76 dead. T CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Notre Dame's Holtz to speak at banquet Football coach to talk about winning, doing the right thing at January chamber meeting TBy ALF ABUHAJLEH The Salina Journal .HOLTZ Lou Holtz, the legendary Notre Dame University football coach, will speak at the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting. The dinner meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Jan. 9 in Heritage Hall of the Bicentennial Center. Holtz will speak for 40 minutes on "winning, doing the right thing and keeping your head high," said Gerald Cook, the chamber's president. "We wanted a speaker for our annual meeting who was entertaining, inspirational and didn't speak about politics," Cook said. "Af- ;'ter'the elections in November, people are going to be tired of politics, and they will want 'to hear something different." '' Cook didn't disclose Holtz' speaking fee, but said, "It wasn't cheap to get him here." ^ At last year's meeting, Republican vice "presidential candidate and former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jack Kemp spoke, and the 1,000 seats at Heritage Hall were filled. Cook said that if the demand for Holtz' speech was large enough, the event would be moved to 'ihe arena, which seats 1,300. . The meeting will feature a buffet dinner -'and speeches by the chamber's outgoing Chairman Steve Ryan as well as incoming 1 Chairman Chris Hoffman, president of UMB ' Bank at 100 S. Santa Fe. ;. But the headline event will be Holtz, who is one of the winningest football coaches in the country with more than 200 victories in his career. He led Notre Dame to a national : [championship in 1988. "The man is an excellent speaker, very funny," said Cook, who saw Holtz speak in Ohio "in 1992. "We have tried to book him twice during the past five years. And now we finally got him." i Tickets will be available to chamber members Nov. 1, at a cost of $25 a person. Non, members will have to wait until Dec. 1 and .fcay $30 a person. ' • ' ,> ?X> * C; -'•!> f \ , TOM DORSEY / The Salina Journal As traffic on South Ninth Street travels past, a sheep's foot roller Is used to compact the ground where a new road Is being constructed by J.H. Shears Sons at the Intersection of Broadway Boulevard and Ninth Street. Ninth-Broadway work progresses Major intersection work expected to be finished before Thanksgiving By CHRIS KOGER The Salina Journal Salinans driving south on South Ninth Street won't be the only ones relieved to see the end of construction near the Broadway Boulevard intersection. "Anything that we can do to make easier ingress and egress out of the mall is welcome," said Bob Simmons, operations manager of the Central Mall. "I don't see how I could hang on as long as I did. It's hard, believe^me" Key Mar owner of Key Mar Restaurant, where business was cut. nearly In half "Any time you put up roadblocks and signs, people aren't sure where to go," Simmons said. "I'm sure we probably have some customers that don't come as much as they used to because of the construction. We're looking forward to it being completed and opened up before Thanksgiving." The $1.1 million improvement project from Cloud Street to Otto Avenue should be completed by the Nov. 20 deadline, said Assistant City Engineer Shawn O'Leary. That's good news for businesses in the area, which are preparing for the busy Christmas shopping season. Al- though the road has not closed throughout the construction and contractors provided access to businesses, some businesses are coming off dismal summer sales periods, and blame it on the construction. "It's been affecting me real bad," said Key Mar, owner of Key Mar Restaurant, 2018 S. Ninth. Mar said his business dropped by 40 to 45 percent since the construction started in April. Last Wednesday, the western section of road was opened, providing easier access to the restaurant and Norris Furniture and Carpets, 1930 S. Ninth. See ROAD, Page AS T SIMPSON CASE Ifincls^itpi^ijpray Fuhrman convicted of perjury, avoids jail Spanish vpwt R stopped ing a trip to after he saw 9 note tose who prayed' for ip pan should enter a#d address. He no- the first to sign, weefeslaterhegota the Swedish capital news- Mowwng him he was a rail- Uonaire, BUa said, Jene Svenson, the man he • for, was a 79-year- site d_eftl^r with no « He tbat w ii Former LA detective pleads no contest year after Simpson acquitted By the Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Exactly a year after a jury voted to acquit O.J. Simpson, Mark Fuhrman pleaded no contest "to perjury Wednesday for denying at Simpson's trial that he had used the word "nigger" in the past decade. He was given three years' probation and fined $200 for the felony crime. The former detective, dressed in a dark suit, only answered quietly with, "Yes, your honor," "Yes" and "Yes, sir," when questioned if he understood the plea bargain. He could have gotten up to four years in prison. It was Fuhrman who found one of the most critical pieces of evidence in the murder case against Simpson — the bloody glove beside a guest house on Simpson's estate. But the detective became the prosecution's biggest embarrassment after his past statements came to light, and the defense sue- FUHRMAN cessfully built a case on its claim that Simpson was the victim of a racist frameup led by Fuhrman. Fuhrman was charged with lying on March 15,1995, when he agreed under cross-examination from F. Lee Bailey "that he had not addressed any black person as a 'nig- ger' or spoken about black people as 'niggers' in the last 10 years." Four defense witnesses contradicted that testimony, including an aspiring screenwriter who testified that Fuhrman said the word at least 41 times on tapes they made while working on a screenplay over the previous decade. Jurors were played one example from the tapes. Fuhrman later returned to the witness stand at Simpson's trial and when asked about his use of the word "nigger" invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. The perjury charge was filed Wednesday, a year to the day after the mostly black jury decided Simpson was not guilty of murdering his wife, Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman, her friend. Superior Court Judge John Ouderkirk accepted the plea, calling the deal "appropriate and fair." Fuhrman, 44, retired after Simpson was acquitted and works as an apprentice electrician in rural Idaho, where he will serve probation '

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