The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 23, 1986 · Page 2
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 2

Salina, Kansas
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Thursday, January 23, 1986
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People The Salina Journal Thursday, January 23,1986 Page Z MAKING LIFE BEAR-ABLE — Bria, 5 months, sits amidst a pile of toy polar bears while her father, explorer Paul Schurke, talks at an Explorer's Club news conference in New York about his plans to go to the North Pole, starting March 3. Pageant-picketer's daughter wins DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Miss Oklahoma, Allison Brown, whose mother once demonstrated against beauty pageants, won the Miss Teen USA title and $150,000 in cash and prizes, as feminists picketed outside. Brown, 17, of Edmond, Okla., defeated contestants from 49 states and the District of Columbia during the two-hour, nationally televised pageant Tuesday night. Contestants were judged in swimsuit and evening gown competitions. During the contest, Brown told host Michael Young that her mother, Suzanne Brown, an author of historical books, had once picketed pageants. "But she supports me now," said the blonde, blue-eyed student at Edmond Memorial High School. First runner-up was Miss Texas, Becky Pestana, 17, of San Antonio; second runner-up was Miss New York, Claudia Liem, 15, Allison Brown of Glendale; third runner-up was Miss Virginia, Angela Thigpen, 15, of Portsmouth; and fourth runner-up was Miss South Dakota, Valerie Marsden, 17, of Rapid City. Young and actress Morgan Brittany served as hosts for the fourth annual pageant for girls ages 15 to 18. Bella may try political comeback Bella Abzug WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Bella Abzug is testing the waters for a congressional comeback despite failing to get her party's backing. The 65-year-old lawyer, who once represented a district in New York City, said she'll decide by late February or early March whether to try for a seat representing suburban Westchester County. The seat was held for 16 years by Rep. Richard Ottinger, a Democrat whose assistant, Oren Teicher, lost to Republican Joseph DioGuardi in 1984. The party's executive committee chose Teicher, 36, for a rematch, a decision Abzug feels was hasty and ill-advised. Big homecoming for black author EATONTON, Ga. (AP) - Alice Walker got a grand homecoming for screenings of a movie based on her Pulitzer Prize- winning novel, "The Color Purple." The sharecropper's daughter, 41, and her relatives rode limousines and walked a red carpet to the theater where she and other blacks once had to sit in the balcony. She was welcomed by about 1,000 people at a reception and two screenings to raise college scholarship funds. The book presents a harsh picture of racism and family brutality in the middle Georgia countryside of the early 1900s. Alice Walker "Nude Olympics' ban ignored WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - More than 100 students shed their clothes and ran around a cold Purdue University quad early Wednesday despite a ban on the annual "Nude Olympics." The race, traditionally held on the coldest night of the year, began around midnight under a relatively mild temperature of 38 degrees. Thousands of spectators lined the Gary Quad courtyard to watch. Purdue President Steven Beering had banned the event, calling it a health hazard. At least 20 plainclothes officers attended the "Olympics" but no arrests were made. Khadafy to get hideous cravats SHALIMAR, Fla. (AP) - In Okaloosa County, where commissioners have imposed economic sanctions against Libya, a men's clothing store plans another severe action for that nation's leader, Moammar Khadafy. Store owner Al Hearn said he is collecting ugly ties that he will send Khadafy. So far, he has about 35 really hideous cravats. "Who better deserves to be tied up than Moammar Khadafy?" Hearn said. A $150 gift certificate will go to the person who turns in the ugliest tie. Hearn hopes to mail a large bundle of ugliness to the North African nation on Valentine's Day. Commissioners here recently voted to cut all trade — none — with • Libya. This week they approved a ban on using county money to send any employee to Libya. "It got to be a little fun thing and I decided to keep it going," explained Commissioner Larry Anchors, the sponsor of both motions. 1985 inflation winds up at 3.8% WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite a year-end surge in food and fuel prices that economists called temporary, retail prices rose only 3.8 percent in 1985, held to 4 percent or lower for the fourth consecutive year, the government said Wednesday. But the low overall inflation rate was accompanied by the slowest growth in the U.S. economy since the recession year of 1982. In a separate report,-the government said the Gross National Product expanded by a lackluster 2.3 percent in 1985 — even slower than previously reported. Economists said the twin reports pointed toward another year ahead of sluggish growth with moderately rising prices. "We think 1986 will be a continuation of the pattern we had in 1985," said Lawrence Chimerine, president of Chase Econometrics, a private forecasting firm based in Bala Cynwyd, Pa. "There is no danger of a recession, but we're not likely to see an economic boom either." The Labor Department's Consumer Price Index of 3.8 percent would have been lower had it not been for a bulge in energy and food prices in November and December. The index, which is based on the prices for a variety of goods and services that people buy for day-to-day living, was 4 percent in 1984,3.8 percent in 1983 and 3.9 percent in 1982 — well down from a high of 13.3 percent in 1979. For December, consumer prices rose 0.4 percent, a slower rate of increase from the 0.6 percent rise in November but a bit ahead of the year's average monthly increase of 0.3 percent, the department said. Fuel price increases began to abate in December, and government analysts said they expected even further drops in gasoline and heating oil in the months to come following a decline in world crude oil prices. RALPH WEIGEL Bonds - Insurance Phone 827-2906 115 East Iron "*****************£ * Mid America Inn Restaurant J "SUPER * t SUNDAY SPECIAL" J 2 piece Fried Chicken Dinner, j choice of potato, tossed salad, roll and FREE SUNDAE (Make your own). ^ * «tf» f± mr * $ 2.95 5p.m. 'till 10p.m. 1842 N. 9th Salina, KS The Salina Journal P.O. Box 740 Zip Cod. 67402 Published seven days a week, 365 days per year at 333 S. 4th, SaLina, Kansas, by— Salina Journal, Inc. (USPS(7M60| HARRIS RAYL, Editor and Publisher Second-class postage paid at Salina, Kansas. Additional mailings made from Hays and Colby Kansas. MIKE ALTERS, 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 823-6363 Slngla copy ratvs Daily 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 1 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 823-8363 (1-80CH32-7606, 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. o Penney 1 DAY, THURSDAY, JANUARY 23rd ONLY! "Hake an additional 25% OFF All previously marked-down merchandise Prices are dropping throughout the store. Look for the Red Tag, your ticket to savings. Applies only to merchandise which Is being reduced (or clearance. Does not apply to merchandise which Is on sale for a limited time only. • 1986.J C Penney Company. Inc

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