The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 26, 1986 · Page 27
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The Salina Journal Sunday, January 26,1986 Page 27 Study: Child victims need special treatment WASHINGTON (AP) — Victims of child abuse must be given special consideration by the nation's legal system so they are not traumatized by helping prosecute their attackers, a newly released study concludes. In most cases, prosecutors and courts can institute simple changes that will make the legal experience less intimidating for children, says the report by the National Institute of Justice, the Justice Department's research agency. Instead of subjecting child victims to a battery of interviews during the pretrial period, authorities should videotape the child's initial statement and conduct joint interviews through one-way glass, suggests the institute's report, entitled "When The Victim Is A Child." It also says child abuse cases should be given priority scheduling by the courts. "When children are victims, they are needlessly victimized by the system, which was created for adults," James K. Stewart, director of the institute, said in an interview Friday. "We have it within our power to reduce the victimization," Stewart said. "It doesn't cost a lot of money; it doesn't mean a lot of changes. "It just means some fairness in acknowledging that the child needs some minimal consideration as a human being and not as a piece of evidence. Many states and local criminal justice systems continue to have not moved on this. They are insensitive to one of the most terrible crimes in our society." The report concludes that "virtually every cause of stress on a child witness" improved to some extent with practices that "fall squarely within the trial court's discretion." The study urges judges to sit in chairs on the same level as child witnesses, and says children should be given smaller witness chairs. One therapist described to the institute the sense of helplessness felt by a child in a normal-size witness chair, saying, "She can't even run away because her feet don't touch the ground." Another therapist told of a child witness who was afraid that the judge, towering above her, would hit her with the gavel, which the child described as a hammer. The report regards with skepticism some of the more extreme measures often suggested for protecting children, such as closed- circuit television and videotaping depositions so that children do not have to confront the accused. Kentucky, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas authorize judges to allow physically or sexually abused children to testify via closed-circuit television to a court and jury. 11 IE. Pacific The fireplace insert for fireplace lovers: Furnish your fireplace with the elegant beauty of four glass bay windows reflecting the cheery warmth of a winter fire into every corner of your room. Achieve energy independence by converting wasted heat from your chimney into whole house comfort. Free standing models also available. THE FIRE PLACE Division of Jim Patterson, Ent. 827-4682 JOURNAL ADS PAY Reagan expected to stress overall goals in State of Union address WASHINGTON (AP) — James Monroe used his seventh State of the Union message to outline the Monroe Doctrine. Andrew Jackson, in the same'forum, proposed abolishing the electoral college. Ulysses S. Grant, like President Reagan, pushed the item veto. But White House aides say that when Reagan goes to Capitol Hill Tuesday, he will stress his administration's overall goals, shunning details of legislation as once did Reagan Woodrow Wilson, the first modern president to deliver his annual messages to Congress in person. It was in his final message to the lawmakers that Wilson set the tone Reagan apparently plans to follow, declaring, "I have not so much laid before you a series of recommendations ... as sought to utter a confession of faith." White House spokesman Larry Speakes told reporters recently that Reagan's speech, expected to last about 20 minutes, "will deal more with themes and ideas and goals of the president rather than the specifics and nitty-gritty of the legislative process." On Wednesday, in an Oval Office ceremony, the president will sign a legislative message to Congress out- Leaky dump filled with toxic waste WASHINGTON^ (AP) — Federal agencies deposited tons of toxic waste into a leaking California dump last year after the Environmental Protection Agency had banned use of the facility for "Superfund" waste, a new congressional study says. But the report by the General Accounting Office, the investigative arm of Congress, said the actions by the departments of Defense and Energy and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration violated no laws or regulations. "There is no government-wide policy or procedure prohibiting hazardous waste disposal at a facility ... when the facility is experiencing environmental problems," the GAO said in a report released Saturday. "The situation is an outrage," said the lawmaker who requested the study, Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., chairman of the Energy and Commerce oversight and investigations subcommittee. The central California dumping occurred at Kettleman Hills, a federally licensed commercial site that in October 1984 was banned by EPA from receiving toxic waste taken from abandoned dumps under the Superfund cleanup program. lining the nuts and bolts of his program. Reagan may thus be the first president to use both the spoken and the written method of carrying out the constitutional mandate that the chief executive "shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the State of the Union." George Washington set the pattern of appearing in person, following the British precedent in which sessions of Parliament were opened with a "speech from the throne." John Adams followed suit but. Thomas Jefferson, the third president, thought the practice smacked of monarchy. Using the excuse that the roads in Washington were too muddy for the trip to the Capitol, Jefferson stayed at the White House and sent a written message. Presidents followed his example, even after the roads were paved, until Wilson decided that, after all, "a president is likely to read his own message rather better than a clerk would." Reagan alluded to this history in his weekly radio address Saturday, recalling that Wilson told the lawmakers in his 1913 speech: "I am very glad indeed to have the opportunity to address the two houses directly and to verify for myself the impression that the president of the United States is a person ... that he is a human being trying to cooperate with other human beings Hearing Aids •BAU, ROEBUCK AND CO. at a price you can afford Backed by the Reputation of Sears! JAMES LACY Sears Hearing Aid Consultant will be in your Sears store: January 27 9:30 am to 3:00 pm Come in for a Complimentary Hearing Test Your hearing needs are carefully and courteously attended to by capable highly trained personnel. In-home appointments available USE SEARS CHARGE PLAN You can count on 510 S. Santa Fe 827-8711 in a common service." Some of the phrases used by early presidents sound a familiar note for followers of the Reagan presidency. Washington, for instance, told the lawmakers that "if we desire peace ... it must be known that we are all times ready for war," prefiguring Reagan's insistence that a military buildup will make arms control more likely. Martin Van Buren, like Reagan a believer in limiting the role of the federal government, said: "All communities are apt to look to government for too much." In the same vein, Grover Cleveland scoffed at the idea "that the General Government is the fountain of individual and private aid." And both Chester Arthur and Dwight Eisenhower, in addition to Grant, asked for the power to veto items in appropriation bills. CHARTER NO. 4945 MIDWESTERN DISTRICT REPORT OF CONDITION The National Bank of America AT SALINA, IN THE STATE OF KANSAS, AT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS DECEMBER 31,1985 CAKES FOR ANY OCCASION We also have napkins, plates, balloons, costumes, delivery, gifts. ASSETS Cash and balances due from depositor) 1 institutions: Noninterest-bearing balances and currency and coin $ 18,016,750.52 Securities 20,042,921.40 Federal funds sold and securities purchased under agreements to resell 20,480,000.00 Loans and lease financing receivables: Loans and leases, net of unearned income .55,419,633.66 LESS: Allowance for loan and lease losses .655,656.35 Loans and leases, net of unearned income, allowance, and reserve Premises and fixed assets (including capitalized leases) Other real estate owned Other assets TOTAL ASSETS 54,763,977.31 1,581,935.96 2.113,911.96 $117.839fl36.03' Associated Allergists.RA. D.L. Palmer, M.D. F.J. Rowe, M.D. C.A. Sleeper, M.D. For the evaluation and treatment of sinus, asthma, hayfever, recurrent bronchitis, ear infections, headaches and sore throats due to allergies. NEW OFFICE: 714 S. Ohio Salina, Kansas Call 1-800-362-1181 for appointment LIABILITIES Deposits: In domestic offices Noninterest-bearing 30,325,068.86 Interest-bearing .70,293,631.08 Federal funds purchased and securities sold under agreements to repurchase Other borrowed money Notes and debentures subordinated to deposits Other liabilities TOTAL LIABILITIES EQUITY CAPITAL Common stock Surplus Undivided profits and capital reserves TOTAL EQUITY CAPITAL TOTAL LIABILITIES, LIMITED-LIFE PREFERRED $100,(il8,699.94 7,466,000.00 363,637.00 400,000.00 1,05-1.405.16 109,902,742.10 3,150,000.00 3,150,000.00 1,636,293.93 7,936,293.93 STOCK, AND EQUITY CAPITAL $117,839.036.03 We, the undersigned directors, attest to the correctness of this statement of resources and liabilities. We declare that it has beqn examined by us, and to the best of our knowledge and belief has been prepared in conformance with the instructions and is true and correct. Robert B. Berkley Robert M. Stark George J. Kern DIRECTORS C.N. HOFFMAN, JR. Chairman of thi- Board ROBERT B. BERKLEY Attorney WAYNE E. DAILEY Kxt'cutivi- Vici-t'ri-sitU'nt IIMireill ROBERT W.EXLINE Kxlini'. Inc. ROBERT D. GORDON Investments JAMES T. GRAVES AUornoy CHRIS N. HOFFMAN III Senior Vice-I'residunl OFFICERS C.N. HOFFMAN, JR. I'miilrnt RICHARD A. RENFUO MAX D. DeFOREST Operations Division Head ()|n'nitinns Officer and Senior Viiv-I'rvsident LARRY E. HOMEIER Ibtii I'nnwini! Offiivr utul Vii^l'n«iili<iit JOYCE A. SCHUm Assistant Viiv-I'njsidt'nt DAVID L. FANCHER Trust Division Head Trust Officer and Senior Vkv-rn-sidftit WILLIAM F.GILLES Trust Offimr and Stiniur Viiv-l'n-siik-nt HELEN MORRISON Tnial Officer und Vife-Prcsidunt RONALD L. GREEN Marketing and Personnel Division Huad Senior Vice-I 'resident CHRIS N.HOFFMAN III landing Division Head Senior Vk-e-1 'resident MICHAEL W. CATLIN Loan Offer LOREN HARRIS Vice-President WILLIAM C. HOFFMAN ViB-l'raident WILLIAM C. HOFFMAN Vk-p-l'ri'siilcnl GEORGE J. KERN Karmer and ilnncher VANCE V. 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