The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 20, 2001 · Page 8
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A8 FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2001 NEWS THE SAUNA JOURNAL Lecture / Historian talks about Ike's life FROM PAGE A1 courage, understanding and articulation — as well as two oth- ' er qualities that led him to his -place in history — decisiveness and luck, Ambrose said. Ambrose said Eisenhower made the correct decision to go forward with the D-Day invasion that turned the tide of World War IL He hated no man, Ambrose said, save Hitler — that being for the death and turmoil the German leader caused the world. When Eisenhower was a boy, he learned a lesson about controlling his temper that would become the foundation for a patient, methodical approach to the war and to his presidency, . Ambrose said. • At age 10, in Abilene, Eisen­ hower wanted to go out with his brothers "hell-raising" on Halloween night, Ambrose said. His mother refused, saying he was too young. Ike took his frustration out on an apple tree in the yard, •belting the trunk with his fists until they were bloody Later that EISENHOWER night, in his room before bed, his mother challenged him. "She said to him, 'He who conquers his own soul is greater than he that taketh a city' She told him how futile and self-destructive anger is, and how he, of all her boys, had much the worst temper and the furthest to go in conquering it." Eisenhower wrote later that he looked back on that conversation as the most important of his life, Ambrose said. Eisenhower, Ambrose said, used his sense of patience and duty as Supreme Allied Commander to deal with battlefield "prima donnas" Gen. George Patton and British Gen. Bernard Montgomery Eisenhower also was a workhorse, putting in 20 hours a day as commander of the European forces as he daily consumed four packs of unfiltered Camel cigarettes. As president, Eisenhower displayed patient resilience against hawkish members of Congress who wanted to both increase the number of atomic missiles and start a war to conquer Russia before the Soviets could counter with their own atomic forces. Critics charged Eisenhower with being indecisive, "but they just didn't like his decisions," Ambrose said. He said Ike told the congressmen, "Boys, listen. This is going to take a long time. But, if the Russians want to keep up with us, and they do, they're going to have to educate their own people. By so doing, they will sew the seeds of their own destruction." "I think that's an absolutely perfect description of Mikhail Gorbachev and what happened with the Soviet Union," Ambrose said. Eisenhower ended U.S. involvement in Korea and resisted calls to intervene in Vietnam, he said. "He got us through the worst decade of the Cold War without going to war. I don't think anybody else could have done it," Ambrose said. Powell almost ran Ambrose spoke briefly with reporters after his speech. He said it's too early to judge how history will regard George W. Bush's presidency, despite critics who contend Bush isn't an intellectual. There have been just two other generals besides Eisenhower who led the nation as president, George Washington and Ulysses Grant. Ambrose said he and others spent considerable time convincing Colin Powell, now U.S. Secretary of State, to try and become the fourth. Ambrose said he thinks Powell would have run in 2000, btit Powell's wife was concerned lie might be assassinated. That fear was heightened after the assassination of an high Israeli official, he said. "I think he had her convinced. If he had run, I don't know what would have happened," Ambrose said. "But my own prediction was, Colin Powell running as a Republican, you've got 90 percent black vote that goes Democratic, it's going to be 100 percent for Colin Powell. "Maybe he still will (run for president) but he's got the job he really wanted," Ambrose said. • Reporter David Clouston can be reached at 823-6464, Ext. 131, or by e-mail at sjdclous ton@saljournal.com. ,M Open / Salina office staffed Cars / Collection being sold FROM PAGE A1 This office works like an extension of the Topeka office, Scott said. Any calls that come in on the toll-free phone lines are routed to employees in both the Topeka and Salina offices. "It's just like Salina is the office down the hall, but the hall is over 100 miles long," Scott said. They're on the same computer and telephone systems. Anything entered into the computers happens in real time, whether it comes from Salina or Topeka employees. • COLUMBINE LAWSUITS Training has been happening in stages, Scott said. Employees start in a training room and then are moved into their own cubicles and to handle real questions and claims. Employees in the claims division now are concentrating on accuracy, said Ron Shelton, director of claims for the Topeka and Salina offices. After trainers are satisfied with the new employees' accuracy they will concentrate on speed. Employees in the Medicare section of the Salina office are now answering real questions two to three hours a day said Linda Brown, Medicare Services director for the Topeka and Salina offices. Right now, they're focusing on specific kinds of questions. As they learn more, employees will take on more work and eventually help answer every kind of Medicare question from customers in Kansas, Nebraska and northwest Missouri. "Everyone is doing very well. I'm pleased," Brown said. • Reporter Amy Sullivan can be reached at 823-6464, Ext. 125, or by e-mail at sjasullivan@sal journal.com. FROM PAGE A1 There was a 1981 DeLorean and an Assaria Oil gasoline tanker his father, G.M. Applequist, used to deliver fuel and oil to farmers and other customers in the 1930s. Valuing his collection at "not $1 million, but close to it," Applequist said he tried to keep it intact by selling it as a package, offering it for sale locally When there were no offers, he began "piecemealing it out," advertising in regional newspapers and in Old Cars, a weekly publication for collectors. Buyers came from New York, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois. Lewis called the collection "world-class." "It was real quality," she said, adding the community could not afford such a collection. Lewis, who also is a car enthusiast, said she was certain to take visitors to the museum. The building and a neighboring home are also for sale. "It's a loss for us. That's for sure," she said, "but we appreciate the time Quintin spent here." • Reporter Tim Unruh can be reached at 823-6464, Ext. 137, or by e-mail at sjtunruh@saljour nal.com. Victims' families settle lawsuits Money to be paid by insurance policies of gunmen's parents By CATHERINE TSAI The Associated Press DENVER — Nearly three dozen families of Columbine •High School victims and survivors agreed to a settlement of .about $2.6 million in their lawsuits against the gunmen's parents and the providers of a gun used in the massacre, an attorney said Thursday The families also are in settlement talks with Robyn Anderson, a friend who legally bought the other three weapons used by Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold at a gun show four months before the deadly attack. The settlements were announced on the eve of the sec- 'ond anniversary of the Columbine High shootings, which left 15 dead, including the gunmen. The money, which will be paid by the defendants' homeowners' insurance policies, will be put into a settlement fund for distribution to the families. About $160,000 is being withheld to pay any future claims, .said attorney Stephen Wahlberg. He said the timing of the settlement so close to the anniversary was coincidental. "Whenever you deal with 36 families, five defendants and eight or nine insurance companies, things don't move that quickly" The gunmen's parents, Wayne and Kathy Harris and Sue and Tom Klebold, have agreed to pay about $1.6 million, Wahlberg said. Mark Manes and Philip Duran, who provided the semiautomatic handgun, agreed to pay a combined $1 million. Duran, who worked with Harris and Klebold at a pizza store, introduced them to Manes, who sold them the gun for $500. Attorneys representing the Klebolds and Harrises said they are continuing talks with remaining families who have suits pending. "They continue to hope and pray that at some point they can tell their story" said attorney Frank Patterson, repre­ senting the Klebolds. The settlement fund will be overseen by an arbitrator, who will decide how much each family will receive, Wahlberg said. In their lawsuits, victims' families and survivors alleged the parents were negligent by allowing their sons to amass the weapons used in the rampage. Authorities also accused Manes and Duran of negligence in providing the weapon. Duran pleaded guilty to supplying a minor with a handgun and was sentenced to 4 '/a years in prison. Manes is serving a six-year sentence for selling the gun to Harris and Klebold. ISIS SHRINE TEMPLE PRESENTS: F REE B LOCK P ARTY Sponsored in Part By Pepsi* Friday, April 20 - Salina Bicentennial Center 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Come and see the circus animals and performers up close. Circus Sponsored in part by. jiuictlon Cily/Auto Ptoia Piaaa Service Salina Regional Health CSnter Circus MaximuSy Inc. S ATURDAY. A PRIL 21 10:30 AM, 2:30 PM AND 7:30 PM S UNDAY, A PRIL 22 - 2:30 PM SAUNA BICENTENNIAL CENTER 2 Bikes to be given away at every performance! 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