The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 16, 1986 · Page 2
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People LIVER-ING IT UP — Truck Driver Charles Matt gathers some of the 1,800-pound load of beef livers that spilled onto the Kennedy Freeway in South Omaha, Neb., when the back of the truck came open. 'Soap' stars home after surgery By The Associated Press Two stars of popular nighttime television "soaps" are recuperating at home following hospital surgery. Howard Keel, 66, who stars as Clayton Farlow on CBS-TV's "Dallas," underwent double bypass surgery last week at an undisclosed Los Angeles hospital. He was discharged Monday. Keel expects to return to work Feb. 3. Oscar-winning actress Jane Wyman, star of TV's "Falcon Crest," has returned home after her nearly two-week hospitalization for abdominal surgery. Keel Wyman She left St. John's Hospital on Monday. It will be two or three weeks before Wyman resumes her role as the conniving matriarch, Angela Channing. Robert Kennedy Jr. Kennedy arrested YORKTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Robert Kennedy Jr., son of the late U.S. senator, faces a Feb. 13 court appearance on charges of speeding and driving without a valid license. Kennedy, 31, was stopped while driving his pickup truck in excess of a 40 mph limit, said Police Sgt. Robert Sellick. Kennedy does not have a valid license in New York or any other state, Sellick said. Vocabulary small but filled bill CLEARLAKE, Calif. (AP) — Two-year-old Sean McBride doesn't have a big vocabulary, but he can say "hot" and that may have been enough to save his family. A fire destroyed the mobile home the boy's grandmother, Barbara Grady, bought two months ago. One word of warning from the boy got him, his grandmother, sister and mother out safely, said Lakeshore Fire District Marshal Jim McMurray. "He can't say very much, but he was able to say 'hot,' " said McMurray. The fire broke out when Grady left the bedroom she shared with Sean to read for a while in her living room. Minutes later, she said, Sean came out of the bedroom with his hair singed, saying, "Grandma, hot, hot." Grady then saw the bedroom was in flames. Investigators believe the fire started in electrical wiring. Wonder cited for anti-DWI song CINCINNATI (AP) — The governors of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana have thanked entertainer Stevie Wonder for his music video campaign to discourage teen-agers from drunken driving. Wonder wrote "Don't Drive Drunk" for the movie "Woman in Red," then performed the song in the public-service video funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation. "I'm delighted that Stevie Wonder has done that," Gov. Martha Layne Collins of Kentucky said on ABC's "Good Morning America." "He has an enormous following and gets a lot of media attention from young people who might otherwise turn off their parents or teachers." Collins appeared on the show with Ohio Gov. Richard Celeste and Indiana Gov. Robert Orr. Birthday observed with 40 jumps SHERIDAN, Ore. (AP) — Warren Walters celebrated his 40th birthday by jumping out of an airplane 40 times. Walters of Camas, Wash., took his 40 plunges out of a single-engine Cessna 170 about 2,000 feet over muddy farmland near Sheridan's Pacific Parachute Center. The day ended more than six hours later when he and eight friends dived out of two small planes at 10,000 feet and performed several complicated maneuvers in the glow of the sunset. Walters, a pilot for Horizon Airlines, has been skydiving since he was 21. Siege (Continued from Page 1) tried to convince Bledsoe to give up, but he did not respond. At 11:40 p.m., after four hours of silence and stand-off, police officials decided to send Detective Ron Downing and officer Thomas Payne to enter the house and subdue Bledsoe. The front door did not open with the officers' first kick, so Bledsoe had time to prepare, officials said. When the door opened on the second kick, Bledsoe fired twice at Downing at a distance of about 12 feet. One blast hit Downing in the lower portion of his extra-heavy, bullet-proof vest. He was not seriously injured. "It knocked him down and hurt his pride," said Capt. Gary Hindman. Downing shot back, but missed. Authorities regrouped and about 12:30 a.m. began calling to Bledsoe with the megaphone. Bledsoe remained silent. "Come out nice and quiet, Sam," an official said through the megaphone. "Come out now with your hands up, Sam. Nothing will happen." About 12:40 a.m., police began firing several tear gas shells into the house. "Come on, Sam, don't make us do this," the officer said. More tear gas was shot and thrown into the building, and officials continued to call to Bledsoe. The explosion of one of the shells started a fire in the living room about 2a.m. Officials warned Bledsoe to flee and moved firefighters and their equipment as close as possible. By 2:20 p.m. flames were pouring out of the living room window. As firefighters began to extinguish the fire from side windows, the front door opened and Bledsoe, on the floor, attempted to crawl out. Woody and Sheriff Darrell Wilson dashed to the front door, grabbed Bledsoe's arms and pulled him onto the front lawn. After treatment by paramedics, Bledsoe was taken to St. John's. The fire and tear gas heavily damaged two rooms in the house, with damage estimated at about $10,000, police said. * * * Sam Bledsoe was quiet, smart but frustrated with his life, said one his friends who tried to talk to him Tuesday night. The friend, who asked not to be identified, has known Bledsoe since 1975. "He got some bad breaks, but I didn't expect he'd do this kind of thing," the friend said. Bledsoe told the friend that when Bledsoe was an Air Force pilot, he was torn up emotionally after he almost crashed in a jet, the friend said. The near-crash changed Bledsoe's attitude toward life and was one of the reasons he went from job to job, and got into trouble, the friend said. Bledsoe became more disenchanted after being in jail, which was a traumatic experience for him, the friend said. * * * Police Chief Woody said defusing the siege was a well-run operation. About 25 officers from his department, the Saline County Sheriff's Department and the Kansas Highway Patrol coordinated their efforts and did a professional job, he said. The siege shared some similarities to the last time authorities had to subdue someone holed-up in a building, Woody said. On July 29,1981, a 25-year-old man armed,with a rifle was wounded by gunfire after he broke into a mobile home northwest of Salina and held about 50 law enforcement officers at bay for four hours. Both cases required coordination among police, sheriff and highway patrol officers, Woody said, as well as large amounts of tear gas. 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Iron / 827-7257 goes on strike VADER, Wash. (AP) — First, one of Gina Smith's three children left an empty glass on the coffee table for three days. Then her 16-year-old son came home from a ski weekend and told his mother to wash his school clothes. After that, her daughter told her, "Mom, you never do anything." So Mrs. Smith, 37, a housewife and waitress, went on strike. She vowed not to cook, clean or chauffeur for her teen-age children until they treat her with respect and do chores without being asked. She also suspended their $6 weekly allowances and planned to hire someone to clean. She picketed this week in front of her home with a sign reading "Mother on Strike." Her husband, Jim, supports his wife. But the walkout angered and embarrassed their teen-agers. The strike will continue, Mrs. Smith said, "until they decide they < want me to be a mother again." The Salina Journal P.O. Bol740 Zip Cod« 87402 Published seven days a week. J65 days per year at 333 S. 4th, Salina, Kansas, by— Sallna Journal, Inc. IUSPS 47IWJ60) HARRIS RAYL, Editor and Publisher Second-class postage paid at Salina, Kansas. Additional mailings made from Hays and Colby Kansas. MIKE ALFERS, 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 823-8363 Slngl* copy rat«s Dai\y 25c Sunday 75c. By Carrier — Monthly rate $8.00 including sales tax.' 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 821-6363 (1-800-432-7606, 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. Missy and Juniors' SPORTSWEAR Men's, Women's, Children's WESTERN BOOTS Save up to Men's Flannel and Quilt-Lined FLANNEL SHIRTS DRESS / and I SPORT SHIRTS as $ 14 One Group Men's Ladies' SWEATERS DRESS SLACKS Price Also Shop Long's Big & Tall Downtown Salina OPEN: Mon.-Fri. 9 am-9 pm Sat. 9 am-6 pm Sun. 1 pm-6 pm SUNS!iT PLAZA SUNSET PLAZA SHOPPING CENTER

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