The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 19, 2001 · Page 6
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 6

Salina, Kansas
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Thursday, April 19, 2001
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AB THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2001 THE SALINA JOURNAL T ROBERT TORRICELLI INVESTIGATION Senator accused of taking gifts Businessman claims Torricelli was given illegal donations By JEFFREY GOLD The Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. — Federal investigators are said to be looking into allegations Sen. Robert Torricelli, D-N.J., accepted tens of thousands of dollars in cash and gifts — including at least 10 Italian- made suits and a Rolex watch — from a political donor. David Chang, a New Jersey businessman who has pleaded guilty to making $53,700 in improper donations to Torricelli's 1996 Senate campaign, claims he gave Torricelli gifts and cash to get his help with international business deals. Torricelli emphatically de­ nied Wednesday he had ever betrayed the people's trust, and he portrayed Chang as "every elected official's worst nightmare." "I do not deserve this treatment, and I will fight for my reputation," Torricelli said. Torricelli did not specifically address lUKKK^tLLl tions, reported in Wednesday's New York Times, but his attorney Theodore WeUs, denied them in a statement Tuesday "Senator Torricelli has not engaged in any wrongdoing," .Wells said. "David Chang's allegations are false." The Times, citing unidentified sources involved in the probe, said Chang's gifts allegedly included suits, an $8,100 Rolex, bean-shaped cuff links from Tiffany & Co., $600 earrings for one of Torricelli's former girlfriends and a 52-inch television. investigation continues Authorities have gathered corroborating evidence of at least some of the gifts and are continuing their investigation, the Times said. Federal investigators have been looking into Torricelli's personal and political finances since 1997. The senator has repeatedly said he had no knowledge of any illegal activities or campaign contributions. Chang's attorney, Bradley Simon, and Marvin Smilon, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office, declined to com­ ment. Federal law and congressional ethics rules prohibit lawmakers from accepting gifts worth $50 or more, with a $100 annual limit from any one source. An exception is made for gifts from friends; Torricelli has said he once considered Chang a friend. But lawmakers must list all gifts exceeding $100 on their annual financial disclosure forms. The only gift Torricelli listed from Chang was a $5,000 donation to a legal defense fund Torricelli created for an unrelated case. Torricelli, chairman of Senate Democrats' political and fund-raising arm for the 2000 election, said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" he is trying to be cooperative with the investigation "in every way that is reasonable." Man who ordered shooting dies By The Associated Press DALLAS — A man who pleaded with his 6-year-old son to shoot him died Wednesday, three days after a gun went off as Ronald Moore and the boy held the gun to Moore's head. Moore, 42, had been in critical condition since Sunday night's shooting at the family's south Oak Cliff home. A spokeswoman at Methodist Medical Center said he died Wednesday afternoon. A police report said Moore held the .22-caIiber derringer in his 6-year-old son's hands Sunday and pleaded with the boy to shoot him. The boy resisted, but the report said the weapon discharged. Ynot Come On Overl We'll Buy Out Any Competitors Contract! YNOT- Dealer Steve WIRELESS Store Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 - 6, Sat. 9 -1 128 N. Santa Fe / SALINA. KS 67401 / 785-823-5225 T SALINA AiRPORT AUTHORITY Authority approves engineering contract Retired manager of operations receives donated pickup By The Sallna Journal At Wednesday's meeting, the Salina Airport Authority approved a $55,750 contract with Wilson & Company Engineers and Architects, 1700 E. Iron, to do engineering and consulting work needed to ready an 80-acre tract in the Airport Industrial Area for undetermined development. The tract, currently not served by streets or utilities, is located south of Water Well Road and near a planned interchange at Water Well and Interstate Highway 135. Construction of the interchange is expected to begin in 2003. Rogers said in March there has been business interest in land near Water Well since the interchange project was approved. The board unanimously approved spending $500 for an old pickup filled with memories for the airport's former manager of operations, Don Kneubuhl. PENTAX The board unanimously approved spending $500for an old pickup filled with memories for the airport's former manager of operations, Don Kneubuhl Kneubuhl retired in March after 35 years of service at the airport. He wanted the 1982 Mazda truck owned by the authority, Rogers said, because it was the first vehicle the authority provided for his use. DICKINSON ^ THEATRES ^ 2 Convenient Ways To Get ShowtimesI • Call The Theatre Direct (listed below) OR • Visit us online at Central Mall 8 (785) 825-9105 2259 8. 9th St. SAUNA, KS The value of the truck, according to the Kelly Blue Book, is $490. Kneubuhl offered $500. Midstates 2 2450 S. 9th St. (785) 825-9105 SALINA, KS CENTER 1 CINEMAS: lliure. 5:00 7:36 " Fri. C:00 7:36 SiiL 2:00 5:00 7:35 Sun. 2:00 5:00 7:35 (Hscmcsicmcmcmcmcmcsicsicjscmcmcimczsscjs 2320 Planet Galaxy Gento; 827-2497 www.fasifocusinccom'. 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