The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 23, 1986 · Page 16
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Group doubts MIAs are alive in Vietnam The Salina Journal Thursday, January 23,1986 Page 16 WASHINGTON (AP) - Members of Congress who visited Vietnam and Laos "did not receive anything" to encourage the belief that American servicemen still are being held prisoner there, the head of the delegation said Wednesday. "I don't want to raise any false hopes," Sen. Frank Murkowski, R- Alaska, said at a news conference called to report on the delegation's recently concluded Southeast Asian tour. Murkowski, chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, said the panel will hold hearings next week on the possibility American prisoners remain in captivity in Southeast Asia more than a decade after the end of the war. A top Pentagon official had said last week that the Vietnamese government has pledged to join U.S. authorities in investigating nearly a hundred "live-sighting reports" of Americans missing in Indochina. Sen. Dennis DeConcini, D-Ariz., another member of the delegation who returned last week from the nine-day overseas tour, said Wednesday he belives that it's "very, very likely" that some Americans are still there. But DeConcini refused to say whether he believes these Americans actually are prisoners, raising the possibility they may be defectors—a spectre the Pentagon long has acknowledged. Murkowski said the delegation had heard reports that some Vietnamese were apparently selling or bartering bones believed to be those of American servicemen, but said he had few details. In some instances, Murkowski said, Vietnamese wanting to get out of the country had offered to produce bones if the government would permit them to leave. He noted that in recent months, the Vietnamese government had asked the populace to look hard for the remains of soldiers from the war. Craft: Audience will focus on looks SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The woman who sued a television station that she said demoted her because of her appearance says people will watch her first TV newscast in two years to see if she's ugly. "People are going to tune in and say, 'Is she really a mutt? Is she really that ugly?' " Christine Craft said. "I know that. But I'm not. I'm a perfectly acceptable looking person. "I hope at least they will give me a chance and realize I'm more than somebody who had a notorious lawsuit," she said. On Monday, television station KRBK, which shows movies and syndicated series, begins its first full-scale newscast. Craft, who has been away from television for two years, will co- anchor the 30-minute, 10 p.m. news show. Last month, Craft filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court of an appeals court ruling last June that denied her the $325,000 awarded her in the second jury trial of her suit. That suit was filed in 1983 against KMBC-TV in Kansas City, Mo., and Metromedia Inc., which owned the station at the time she worked for it. Craft, 41, had spent her time off giving 70 lectures, mostly on college campuses. She said the college students she talked to were one reason she wanted to return to a regular tele- Christine Craft at her new job. vision news job. "I don't want them to think of me, especially the very supportive ones, as a martyr," she said. "I wanted them to think of me as someone who challenged it, who won in the only forum that really counts, in front of the people (the two juries), and indeed went on and had a fulfilling life in my profession as well.'' She readily concedes that KRBK sought her out to get attention for its fledgling newscast. But she says she likes the fact that KRBK is a small station because she can report, write and edit her own stories. "I'm much more fulfilled doing that. I'm not a beauty queen," she said. "If the question is: I can either go out and get the last fact that will make this story right, or I can have my hair blown dry by a professional, I prefer the former every time." Craft, who began her television career in 1974, was hired by KMBC in Kansas City as an anchor in 1981. Station officials removed her from the anchor spot after less than a year; her lawsuit said it was because she was "too old, unattractive and not deferential enough to men." Instead of taking the reporter position they had offered, she took another television job and sued her former employers. The suit charged she was defrauded because she had been promised no substantial changes in her appearance, but then was required to submit to clothing and makeup consultants. It also said she was a victim of sex discrimination. Station officials denied the charges. CHARGE (T (MOST STORES) Hurry in Now and Save! 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PRICES APPLY AT PARTICIPATING STORES AND DEALERS Licenses of two engineers who designed Hyatt skywalks revoked JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The state on Wednesday revoked the licenses of two structural engineers who designed the skywalks that collapsed and killed 114 people at the Kansas City Hyatt Regency Hotel in 1981. The two-page order was issued by the Missouri Board of Architects, Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors hours after Jack Gillum and Daniel Duncan of St. Louis had pleaded with the board not to take away their licenses. The board deliberated about four hours before handing down its unanimous ruling, a spokesman said, declining to give details on the deliberations. Gillum and Duncan were cited by an administrative law judge in November for professional negligence in the skywalks collapse. The judge recommended the two be disciplined by the board for gross negligence in the design of the skywalks that collapsed during a tea dance. In addition to the deaths, 200 were injured. "The collapse of the walkways is a permanent scar on my life, my heart and my career," Gillum said in his plea to the board. Gillum said that because of the Hyatt collapse, his engineering firm was liquidated and its assets sold to another firm, his investors lost more than $1 million and he faced more than $200,000 in unpaid legal bills. "I have been publicly denounced, demeaned and chastised by the press," Gillum said. "My career has been destroyed." Duncan said the single most important task ahead in his life was to advise and help the engineering and construction industry correct the problems of design responsibility, which the two engineers contended were the main cause of the collapse. Although Duncan and Gillum said blame for the Hyatt disaster should not be placed solely on them, an attorney for the state said under Missouri law structural engineers were responsible for their work on such projects. In November, Administrative Judge James Deutsch ruled the two engineers were grossly negligent in their work on parts of the hotel and the skywalks suspended from the ceiling of the hotel's atrium. He recommended the eight-member state board take disciplinary action against the two. It was the first time blame for the tragedy had been placed on any individuals. In his ruling Deutsch accused the two engineers of "gross negligence, misconduct nd unprofessional conduct" for failing to perform tests needed to ensure the safety of the connections that held up the Hyatt's skywalks. However, in their testimony before the board Wednesday, Duncan and Gillum said they had performed their work on the Hyatt in line with professional standards. Winnsboro gets Mack truck plant COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Mack Truck Inc., the nation's second- largest heavy truck maker, will build an $80 million assembly plant in Winnsboro, replacing one that operated in Pennsylvania for 60 years, state and company officials announced Wednesday. The plant in the central South Carolina community would employ about 1,200 people, said Gov. Dick Riley. Company officials told him construction would begin next month, with the plant to be operational by July 1987, he said. Mack had said in October it would replace the plant in AUentown, Pa., which employs about 1,800 people, but did not say until Saturday that it would move the plant from the Al- lentownarea. Don Miller, director of governmental affairs for Mack, said the decision "was based on the cost sav- ings that could be achieved once the new plant is operational." The company did not say how much it expects to save. "I think it's one of the finest things that could have happened for us," said Winnsboro Mayor Quay McMaster. "We are not an industrialized county. It would be, by far, the largest industry in our county and would help our unemployment situation. Fairfield County had an unemployment rate of 8.3 percent in November, the last month for which figures were available. Mack had left open the option of building the plant in the AUentown area but demanded the United Auto workers accept wage and benefit concessions in return. When officials of the UAW international refused, Mack announced Saturday the as- sembly factory would be built elsewhere. Union members picketed outside the plant this week, saying they wanted a chance to vote on the company's proposal calling for a $2.04 cut in an average hourly wage and benefit package of $23. Local 677 President Eugene McCafferty said the international UAW would not allow a vote on the concessions. On Tuesday and Wednesday, Allentown union leaders circulated petitions asking the company and negotiators for the international UAW to! resume talks. On Wednesday, before the Mack announcement, the UAW released a telegram from UAW Vice President William Casstevens to Mack Chairman John Curcio, saying the union was willing to resume discussions. (First Published In The Sollno Journal January 23.1984) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF SALINE COUNTY, KANSAS In the Matter of the Ei tote of PEGGY JEAN WALKER, Deceased NOTICE OF HEARING Case No. 85P-1 THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that a Petition has been filed In this Court by Deborah Lee Walker, duly appointed, qualified and acting Administrator of the Estate of Peggy Jean Walker, deceased, praying that her acts be approved; that her account be settled and allowed; that the Estate be assigned to the persons entitled thereto; that fees and expentes be allowed; that costs be determined and ordered paid; that the administration of the Estate be closed; that the Administrator be discharged and that he be released from further liability. You are required to file your written defenses thereto on or before the Mth day of February, 1985, at 10:15, o'clock a.m., of sold day, in said Court, In the City of Salina, In Saline County, Kansas, at which time and place sold cause will be heard. Should you fall therein, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition. Deborah Lee Walker Petitioner KENT. WICHMAN S ANDERSON 201 West Itth Street Hays, KS 67601 913-625-6519 BY:/s/Bruce W. Kent (3lsp) . (First Published in The Salina Journal January 9,1986) NOTICE Notice is hereby given to the legal electors of the City of BrookvlHe. Kansas, that the governing body of said city proposes to pass an ordinance granting an electric franchise to The Kansas Power and Light Company, sold ordinance being in form as follows: ORDINANCE NO.- AN ORDINANCE, granting to The Kansas Power and Light Company, a Kansas corporation, its successors and assigns, an electric franchise, prescribing the terms thereof and relating thereto, and repealing all ordinances or parts of ordinances Inconsistent with or In conflict with the terms hereof. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF BROOKVILLE, KANSAS: SECTION 1. That In consideration of the benefits to be derived by the City of Brookvllle, Kansas, and its inhabitants, there is hereby granted The Kansas Power and Light Company, a Kansas corporation, nereinafter sometimes designated as "Company", said Com- pany being a Corporation operating a system for the transmission of electric current between two or more Incorporated cities in the State of Kansas, Into and through which it has built transmission lines, the right, privilege, ond authority for a period of twenty (20) years from the day of , 19 , to occupy and use the several streets, avenues, alleys, bridges, parks, parking and public places of said City, for the placing and maintaining of equipment and property necessary to carry on the business of selling and distributing electricity for all purposes to the City of Brookvllle, Kansas, and Its, Inhabitants, and through said city and beyond the limits thereof; to obtain sold electricity from any source available; and to do all things necessary or proper to carry on sold business In the City of Brookvllle, Kansas. SECTION 2. As further consideration for the granting of this franchise, and in lieu of any city occupation, license or revenue taxes, the Company shall pay to the City during the term of this franchise three percent (3%) of its gross revenue from all sales at electric energy within the corporate limits of said City, such payment to be made monthly for the preceding monthly period. SECTION 3. That the Company, Its successors and assigns, in the construction, maintenance, ond operation of its electric transmission, distribution and street lighting system, shall use all reasonable and proper precaution to avlod damage or Injury to persons or iroperty, and shall hold and save lormless the City of Brookvllle, Kansas, from any and all damage, injury and expense caused by the sole negligence of said Company, its successors and assigns, or Its or their agents or servants. SECTION 4. That within sixty (60) days from and after the passage and approval of this ordinance, said Company shall file with the City Clerk of said City of Brookvllle, Kansas, its unconditioned written acceptance of this ordinance. SECTION 5. That any and all ordinances In conflict with the terms hereof are hereby repealed. SECTION 6. That this ordinance shall become effective and be In force and shall be and become a binding contract between the parties hereto, their successors and assigns, from and after Its passage, approval, publication as required by law, and acceptance by Company. SECTION 7. That this ordinance,, when accepted as above provided, shall constitute the entire agreement between the City ond the Company' relating to this franchise and the same shall supercede and cancel any prior understandings, agreements or representations regarding the subject matter hereof, or involved in negotiations pertaining thereto, whether oral or written. SECTION B. this franchise is granted pursuant to the provisions of K.S.A. 12824. SECTION 9. Should the State Corporation Commission take any action with respect to this franchise ordinance, which would or may preclude The Kansas Power and Light Company from recovering from its customers any cost provided for hereunder, the parties hereto shall renegotiate this ordinance in accordance with the Corporation Commission's ruling. PASSED and APPROVED this day of — ., Attest: Mayor City Clerk This notice executed at the City of Brookvllle, Kansas, this 6th day of January, 1984. AUDREY WIRES, Mayor (4tsp) (First Published In The Salina Journal January 9,1986) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF SALINE COUNTY, KANSAS In the Matter of the Estate of JENNIE VEE BELL. Deceased NOTICE OF HEARING AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Case No. 86P-1 THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that on January 2, 1986, a Petition was filed In this Court by James Rlekenberg, as an heir and as one of the devisees and legatees named in the Last Will and Testament of Jennie Vee Bell, deceased, dated March 21, 1983, praying that the Instrument attached thereto be admitted to probate and record as the Last Will and Testament of the decedent;'and, that Letters Testamentary under the Kansas Simplified Estates Act be issued to Vernoa' T. Brodine at Executor to serve without bond. You are advised that under the provisions of the Kansas Simplified Estates Act the Court need not supervise administration of the Estate; and, that no notice of any action of the Executor, or other proceedings in the administration will be given, except for notice of final settlement of decedent's Estate. You ore further advised that if written objections to simplified administration are filed with the Court, the Court may order that supervised ad- ministration ensue. You are required to file your written defenses thereto on or before the 31st day .of January, 1986, at 10:15 o'clock A.M. of sold day, in sold Court, in the City of Solina, in Saline County, Kansas, at which time and place this cause will be heard. Should you fail therein, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition. All creditors are notified to exhibit their demands against the Estate within six months from the date of first publication of this Notice, as provided by law; and, if their demands are not thus exhibited, they shall be forever barred. • James Riekenberg Petitioner ATTEST: JohnWeckel Associate District Judge ACHTF.RBERG & NEUSTROM 1185.7th, Boxl697 Solina, KS 67402-1697 913-827-0344 Attorneys lor Petitioner (3tsp) (First Published In The Salina Journal January 9,1986) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF SALINE COUNTY, KANSAS In the Matter of the Estate of WILLIAM C. WEIS. Deceased. Case no. 85 P-54 NOTICE OF HEARING THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that a Petition has been filed in this court by Frances Wels Jarus, duly appointed, qualified and acting Administratrix of ' the Estate of William C. Weis, deceased, praying that her acts be approved; that the account be settled and' allowed; that the Estate be assigned to the persons entitled thereto; that fees and expenses be allowed; that the Administration of the Estate be closed; that the Administratrix be discharged and that she be released from further liability. You are required to file your written defenses thereto on or before the 5th day of February, 1986, at 10;00 o'clock A.M. of said day, in said Court, In the City of Salina, in Saline County Kansas, at which time and place sold cause will be heard. Should you fall therein, judgment ond decree will be entered in due course upon the Pet|.< lion. /s/Francis Wels Jarus Admlnlstrlx JULIE McKENNA 227 North Santa Fe, Suite 302 P.O. Box 1631 Solina, Kansas 67402-1631 (913)827-5199 Attorney for Petitioner (Slip)

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