The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 8, 1996 · Page 5
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THE SAUNA JOURNAL NATION TUESDAY. OCTOBER 8. 1996 V TROPICAL STORM JOSEPHINE The Associated Press Crews from Treadwell prepare to empty the 10,000-gallon gas tanks that came out of the ground because of rising groundwater levels at Lll' Champ convenience store in Jacksonville, Fla., Monday. Hurricane Josephine was preceded by heavy rains. Josephine lashes Florida coast Tropical storm unleashes tornadoes, dumps several inches of rain on gulf coast By SHIRISH DATE The Associated Press ST. MARKS, Fla. — Tropical Storm Josephine began lashing Florida's Gulf Coast Monday night with 70-mph winds and high surf, spawning tornadoes and dumping up to 5 inches of rain across the state. Pushing a storm surge of 6 to 9 feet at the peak of high tide over swampy, low-lying areas, the storm's center was expected to strike land at midnight near this remote fishing village about 30 miles south of Tallahassee. Josephine failed to reach hurricane strength, but was packing considerable moisture. Forecasters said it would dump rain on southeastern Georgia and the Carolinas, then stay inland, bringing rain up the Atlantic Coast. "The winds will go down very, very fast once it hits land," said Max Mayfield, a hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center. "The core already is weakening." Still, residents on Monday scrambled to secure their homes and boats. Hundreds of people had already taken cover in local shelters. Evacuations were ordered for the beaches and barrier islands of nine coastal counties. "I will probably stay as long as I can. If things get too rough, I'll be the first one out the door," said Rich Gray, maintenance chief at Shell Point Resort near St. Marks. At the Shell Point Marina, boaters struggled in gusts and driving rain to double up their mooring lines. "This could be serious if the wind pushes the water in here," said Frank Hanna, who had secured his 36-foot sloop. "We might lose the floating docks and all the boats tied to it." Bob Tweedie, 67, thought his 31-foot sailboat would be safe "unless the surge goes over 10 feet. Then we're all in trouble." Although Josephine strengthened quickly after forming Sunday night, forecasters doubted the storm would build to hurricane- force winds of at least 74 mph. "Flooding will be a problem with this one," said National Hurricane Center meteorologist Mike Hopkins in Miami. Products / Change slower than thought FROM PAGE A1 Roy Seybert of Meade, another "From the Land of Kansas" participant, said he thinks small businesses in the program must unite to save the decade-old program. About 400 companies register their Kansas products with the program and receive promotional services. "It's very frustrating. They really pulled the plug out from the small businesses in Kansas," said Seybert, who led the fight to keep the marketing division and its programs in the Department of Agriculture. " 'From the Land of Kansas' has gone downhill ever since they announced the budget would not be allowed for the marketing division. It irks me very much that they have had this program for so long and they're not doing anything when it was doing good to begin with. They've just really messed things up. "This is an insult to agriculture and the governor needs to stand the responsibility for this. I think he needs to answer for all the turmoil he has caused." Seybert, who sells Sand Hill plum products, said "From the Land of Kansas" promoted his products across the nation and the world. A magazine featuring the state's food producers literally "put us in the national mail order business almost overnight." Gary Sherrer, secretary of commerce and housing, said the V CATHOLIC CHURCH Priest must choose: keep wife or parish Married for 15 years, priest may also have fathered a son By The Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Roman Catholic Bishop Robert Lynch was opening his mail one day about six weeks ag6 when a mar- ria'ge license and a' "crazy little note" fluttered from an envelope. • The license, dated May 1, 1981, bore the name of the Rev. Patrick J. CLARKE Clarke, the beloved pastor of a large, active parish along the northeastern reach of Tampa Bay. 1 When confronted, Clarke admitted he'd been secretly married for T MARK FUHRMAN the past 15 years. Lynch told him he must choose between his wife and a ministry that requires he remain single and celibate. Ordinarily, Lynch wouldn't have seen the license: His staff has strict orders against passing along anonymous letters. But his secretary was on vacation, leaving the bishop to open his own mail. That envelope might have been Pandora's box. As he told reporters about Clarke's secret marriage last week, Lynch also announced that another priest recently had resigned after admitting he'd used $225,000 of parish funds to buy the silence of his former male lover. And the next day, Lynch found himself answering questions about a third priest, who last spring was accused of molesting someone years earlier and sent to a Washington rehabilitation center. The Rev. Simeon Gardner, 69, may face criminal charges for embezzlement. The Rev. William Lau, 46, is expected to remain at the rehabilitation center for "an extensive period." But it is Clarke's secret marriage that has captured the imagination of residents, who wonder how a man so treasured and respected could have hidden such, a huge part of his life from a close- knit community. "I don't see how he could have done it for so long without a breakdown," said Joanne Ryan, a parishioner at Espiritu Santo Parish in Safety Harbor for the past 16 years. But, difficult as it is, it can be done, said Lee Breyer of Tallahassee, one of about 2,000 members of Corpus, a national group that promotes opening the Catholic priesthood to married men and to women. There had been whispers about Clarke's secret life. Fuhrman says he's ashamed of talk but is no racist By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Mark Fuhrman, in his first interview since the O.J. Simpson trial, said he was "ashamed" of using a racial epithet, but denied he framed O.J. Simpson for murder. "I know what I am. I'm not a racist," Fuhrman tells ABC's "PrimeTime Live" in the interview airing today. "What they call me a liar for had nothing to do with the case about two people being hacked to death with a knife. Nothing." The remarks were first in public since the revelation that the former detective lied on the witness stand about using the word "nigger." Members of the black-majority jury have said Fuhrman's lies about the racial epithet weighed in their decision to acquit Simpson of the June 1994 murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. Last week, Fuhrman pleaded no-contest to felony perjury and was sentenced to probation. "I spent two decades chasing felons, catching them, prosecuting them," he said. "Now, I'm a felon myself." We Ye Extending Our Grand Opening Sale! 'Due To Populflrity, We Will Be Extending Our Grand Opening Sale Until October 12th! So Stop By For Great Savings! Carpet As Low As 0.99 Vinyl Flooring As Low As > =l*I$It Carpet Warehouse! 89.3 E. Prescott. Sauna • (913) '827-8755 Hour*! MOP. & Thurg. 9-7,1\ieg., Fri. 9-5!80, Sat. 10-4 lite luurc some outfits to help uw celebrate this festive IwUftaul *1996Fox Theatre Ornaments available transfer of the marketing division to his agency has not gone as , quickly as he would have liked.j But a new director has been hired and the staff is moving ahead. "They're in the process of finishing up their strategic plan. They're meeting with various farm groups, farm organizations, agriculture-related kinds of industries. They're trying to get as much input as they possibility can on what direction they ought to be going and what the priorities are," Sherrer said. Sherrer said one option is to consolidate the "From the Land of Kansas" catalogue with others published by the commerce department on Kansas crafts ani, nursery and plant products. ! || Other possibilities, said Curtis];] Chrystal, the former farmer ancT Junction City banker who took^ over Sept. 9 as director of the com- * merce department's marketing division, include Internet advertising, in-store promotional displays and a noon television cooking,: show. "We think that probably the biggest weakness in all of these programs is distribution," he said. "Buyers prefer to deal with one distributor instead of 400 or 500 different companies. "Our goal is the same as the participants' goal — to create more sales and revenue and more jobs. We want to do it right. If that takes a little additional time, I think the long-term benefits greatly outweigh the small delays." ' if the car Is staffing to sauna Hire the old tractor give a call Bengfson 823-6159 Service Center 823-3771 In Stock Custom Frames Save&Q /O fSf S. Seutt*. "?e. X27-9ZOO P R OF E SS • O N H L Nearly Me® Mastectomy Products all Ginger today for more details. 1331 Armory Road, Salina, 82S-4400 or 1-800-572-6177 When the letter slipped through, Lynch had a diocesan lawyer verify the certificate was real. Then, when Clarke returned from vacation to his native Ireland, Lynch approached him. "He expressed great sorrow, embarrassment and pain," Lynch said. Clarke also asked for a leave of absence to decide whether he wanted to divorce his wife and continue serving as a priest, or to remain married and leave the active priesthood. Clarke, 52, has not spoken publicly since the announcement. His wife, Barbara Rominger, has said only that she would support her husband no matter what he decided. County records indicate she has had one son. Apparently, the couple spent limited time together on Clarke's one day off each week. Hough Piano & Organ fiat fine Special prices on KEYBOARDS Layaway NOW for Christmas! A family serving families \ for three generations... I ttft- RYAN'S Member By Invitation National Selected Morticians. 137 N. Eighth 825-4242 During the murder trial, Fuhrman was initially a key prosecution witness, testifying he was the first detective on the crime scene and the one who found the bloody glove behind Simpson's house. Now On Video Downtown News Carroll's Carroll's & Books Books Music Video Video 204 S. Santa Fe Mid-State Mall Sunset Plaza 01996 Warner Home Video. 01996 Warner Bros, and Universal City Studios, Inc. Brown's Shoe Fit Co. 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