The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 13, 1996 · Page 3
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THE SALINA JOURNAL Great Plains SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1996 A3 BRIEFLY T MEDICINE Ash, Wells crowned royalty at Sacred Heart Ryan Ash was crowned the king and Sara Wells was crowned the queen at Sacred Heart's homecoming game Friday. ; Ash is the son of Dave and Mary Sue Ash, 116 S. Tenth, and Wells is the daughter of Dan and Mary Sue Wells, 2045 Raymond. Other king candidates were: • Chris Rice, son of Bruce and Susan Rice, 1316 Sarah Lane. • Matt Kasselman, son of Robert and Valerie Kasselman, 2042 Wesley. : • Craig Compagnone, son of Nick and Cindy Compagnone, 2810 Bret. Other queen candidates were: • • Tara Pestinger, daughter of Tom and Nancy Pestinger, 5113 E. North. • Becky Staton, daughter of Clay and Fran Staton, 636-C E. Shipton. • Becca Bonilla, daughter of Rod and Vickie Bonilla, 115 Baker. Safety label purchase will assist United Way People now are able to buy safety labels and contribute to the Salina Area United Way. ; The labels, made by the Lawrence-based Labels for Life, can be ironed on clothing, book bags or other items. Each set contains 35 personalized labels with names and telephone numbers for $9.95 and can be ordered at all four Salina Dillon stores. A portion of the proceeds will go; toward the United Way's annual campaign. The goal is $1,019,000. Kansas City man killed after rolling his van ; CAMERON, Mo. — A Kansas City man was killed when his van struck a guardrail on Interstate 35 and rolled down an embankment. Claude Lamkin, 48, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash Friday night three miles south of this northwest Missouri town, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. Buhler students to raise money for stricken teen BUHLER — Students at two Buhler schools are hoping their coins will turn into pennies from heaven for a fellow student. The fund-raising drive, "Coins for Chris," will begin Monday at both Buhler High and Buhler Grade schools. Students will attempt to fill buckets with donated money for Chris Bratcher, a 17- year-old junior at Buhler High. According to school nurse Kathy Clark, Chris suffers from chronic ulcerative colitis, a degenerative condition of the colon. "Chris* condition has degenerated to the point where he must now undergo two surgeries," Clark said. "The first surgery will be conducted later this month; the second will take place three or four months later." The money collected at the two schools will go to help the Bratcher family with their medical expenses. The family has no medical insurance, and, to compound their economic situation, Chris' father died when he was in the fifth grade, Clark said. Competition will be the name of the game at Buhler High School. "Each class will have its own bucket, and students will compete to see which class can collect the most pennies," Clark said. "Each penny is worth one point." Missouri woman dies in wreck near Concordia CONCORDIA — An Excelsior Springs, Mo., woman was killed and a Kansas City, Mo., man was seriously injured when their car collided with a tractor-trailer at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the junction of US 24 and US 81 highways. Rita J. Finley, 41, was the passenger of Michael Rupp, 29, who remained in critical condition Saturday night at the Columbia Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. They weren't wearing their seat belts. Rupp was going west on US 24 when he ran a stop sign and collided with a tractor-trailer driven by Todd Larson, Salina, 32. The tractor-trailer was going south on US 81. From Staff and Wire Reports KU doctors find way to predict seizures Finding might make it possible to implant device in epileptics that could prevent seizures By The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Researchers say they have unlocked the complicated secret of predicting when an epilepsy patient is about to have a seizure. The technique, discovered by doctors at Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., relies on computer technology, mathematics and digital-signal processing to forecast seizures up to three minutes in advance. "Prior to this, seizures were considered unpredictable," said Dr. Ivan Osorio, director of KUMC's Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. Epilepsy is caused by factors such as head trauma, brain tumors, strokes, infection, poisoning, oxygen deprivation or other events causing brain scarring. Scarring irritates nerve cells, which can trigger abnormal electrical discharges that result in seizures. Predicting the onset of a seizure holds promise for new ways of combating epilepsy, Osorio said. It may eventually be possible to implant a device in a patient's brain to create a tiny voltage to "short-circuit" the electrical discharge that causes seizures, he said. Another option is an implanted drug pump that would send anti-convulsant medication into the brain when electrical activity indicates a likely seizure. "It's theoretically possible that we might "Prior to this, seizures were considered unpredictable." Dr. Ivan Osorio director of KUMC's Comprehensive Epilepsy Center some day be able to implant a 'smart device' that could actually prevent seizures from occurring," said Dr. Steven Wilkinson, a neurosurgeon. In a related development, pharmaceutical chemists on KU's Lawrence campus received final Food and Drug Administration approval for a drug that controls acute epileptic convulsions and prevents seizures that occur during neurosurgery. .••..• The drug, marketed as Cerebyx by the, Parke Davis Division of Warner Lambert'. Co., is an improvement over a drug Dilantin. "Its selling point is that it is much safer," said Valentino Stella, director of the university's Higuchi Biosciences Center fo| Drug Delivery Research. •;»> Stella said final approval of CerebySH means the anti-seizure drug will reach hospital pharmacy shelves by September. j Dilantin must be injected in a vein. Cere- byx can be injected into veins or muscle! with fewer possible side effects. "The co-solvents that are present in Di; lantin are themselves toxic, so it has to be given slowly and with great care," Stella said. "It can also depress the heart rate if it's injected too quickly." S| Mine When you need to know. Tomorrow's Headlines Category 6006 (Call alter 7:30 p.ni-) T EISENHOWER WREATH LAYING CEREMONY Kassebaum calls for help from an older generation TOM DORSEY/The Salina Journal Sen. Nancy Kassebaum speaks Saturday morning during the annual Presidential Wreath Laying Ceremony honoring President Dwlght D. Eisenhower at the Eisenhower Center In Abilene. Today's youth need to learn more about the legacy of Eisenhower By ALF ABUHAJLEH The Salina Journal ABILENE — Today's young Americans are losing their sense of community responsibility and should turn to past generations for guidance, said U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum, R-Kan. "Dedication both to the family and to the community is a legacy that has made our nation strong," Kassebaum said. "Good judgment seeks balance and progress, which prepares us for future crises. That judgment, that dedication, can be passed on by all of you," Kassebaum said, referring to the crowd of American Legion members on the lawn. Kassebaum spoke Saturday for about 10 minutes at the 15th annual Presidential Wreath Laying Ceremony. About 250 war veter- • ans from Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois and Iowa gathered at the Place of Meditation fountain at Eisenhower Center for the wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate President Dwight Eisenhower's 106th birthday. Eisenhower's contributions to the nation during World War II set an example for future generations how important it is to answer the call of duty in a time of need, Kassebaum said. Now is the time to bring back that spirit of commitment, she said. "Your generation was there to answer the call. You can pass on the legacy of Eisenhower and guide our nation into the future." ROBERTS Today's society doesn't stress the h need to care for our communities and our nation, Kassebaum said in an interview after her speech. "Maybe we have a lot to learn from the generations that lived before us," she said. Some people in the audience thought that Kassebaum was a bit hard on today's youth. "I think that a majority of the.- youth are doing well," said. Calvin Morgan,'" a WWII veteran, and American Legion member. from Dwight. "The bad criticism comes from media hype. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that this is an election year." Pat Roberts, the Republican candidate for the Senate seat vacated by Kassebaum's retirement, also spoke Saturday. Roberts said that each generation has an obligation to protect our nation's freedom. "You have kept the torch burning for this long," Roberts said. "Hopefully, I will get a chance to carry it on into the future." Despite the political undertones, most of veterans who came to Eisenhower Center said they had come to honor fallen comrades. "It's very important to remember these men and women that gave their lives for our country," said Floyd Smith a Korean War veteran and Legion member from Shawnee. "President Eisenhower brought a lot of attention and fame to both Kansas and the armed services. He deserves to be recognized for that." V SALINA CITY COMMISSION City commission looks at drainage Stormwater in seven areas of Salina will be discussed Monday By CHRIS KOGER The Salina Journal City administrators will focus on stormwater concerns on South Ninth, East Pacific Avenue and other areas Monday, in the second of three study sessions on the issue. City Manager Dennis Kissinger, who provided an overview of drainage studies and stormwater reports at a Sept: 23 meeting, will talk about seven specific areas in the city at Monday's study session. The session begins at 2:30 p.m. in Room 107 of the City-County Building and will end before the 4 p.m. city commission meeting. The areas to be discussed are: Fourth Street (south of Cloud), Marymount and Glen (and eastward), Bonnie Ridge Addition (including Neal and Scott streets), South Ninth Street commercial area, Eastgate area (includes Austin, Laurie, Eastgate and GICO subdivisions), south Marymount Road, and Broadway and Republic streets. After the study session, commissioners will have their first meeting since Sept. 23. Among other things, the commissioners will consider replacement of a six-inch water main on Wesley Street between Belmont Boulevard and Wayne Avenue. The water main has ruptured frequently over the past few years, causing traffic and water interruptions. City Engineer Don Hoff said soil conditions in the area are corrosive to the unprotected cast- iron pipe, which was installed in 1959. If approved, the installation could begin late this year and be completed in early 1997. Other agenda items include: • A request from Crestwood Inc.', 601 E. Water Well Road, for fire protection from the city. The estimated annual cost to the company would be about $13,000. • A request to change the names of two private streets, Allison Terrace and Pieschl Court, to Eastgate Terrace and Eastgate Court. • Approval of phase 3 of the city's vehicle program, which includes four marked and one unmarked police vehicle, costing an estimated $15,000 to $20,000 each. T HAZING Greek haze KU fraternity is reprimanded for sleep deprivation By The Associated Press LAWRENCE — A University of Kansas fraternity has been reprimanded for depriving new members of sleep in a form of hazing, school officials said. Delta Tau Delta, which was placed on two years probation, will have to complete a 12-point plan of corrective measures before the chapter can regain good standing at the university. Probation doesn't restrict the fraternity from participating in official university activities. The fraternity accepted responsibility for the hazing and won't appeal the ruling. The fraternity's international body is still invest!- T CRIME gating the case, said Chris Garrelts, chapter president. "It was an isolated incident, and we are very sorry that it happened," Garrelts said. Among other steps, Delta Tau Delta must coordinate all activities and meet regularly with university staff, and require all members to sign a statement affirming they will follow anti-hazing policies. The fraternity must inform members' parents of the probation, and sponsor a philanthropic project with proceeds directed toward an organization dedicated to preventing hazing. Punishment of Delta Tau Delta comes amid the university's efforts to crack down on hazing. In April, Alpha Epsilon was placed on two years' probation for humiliating a pledge during a hazing ritual in October 1995. In a November 1995 case, a student was found wrapped in cellophane from shoulder to knee in front a women's residence hall. The student blamed the incident on pledge brothers at his fraternity. Delta Chi, was sanctioned in September 1995 after two sophomores were forced to overexert themselves in 99-degree heat after consuming alcohol. One person suffered kidney failure. The university suspended Delta Chi for one year as a registered student organization!! The fraternity's national organi?g- tion issued a two-year suspension.^ Police seek suspect in liquor store holdup By The Journal Staff Salina police still are searching for a man who held up Payne Retail Liquor Store, 505 N. Ninth, at 9:45 p.m. Friday. A man went into the store and told the clerk, who was the only one working, that "You'd better get open that cash register and you'd better hurry up," a dispatcher from the Salina Police Department said. The man's left hand was in his pants pocket as if he was holding a gun, although the man didn't say he had a gun or threaten to shoot the clerk. He took $115 in cash and fled south on foot on Ninth Street. No one was injured. The man was dressed in a black T-shirt, black pants and was wearing a black silk scarf around his face. He is black, believed to be in his 30s and was 5-feet-10-inches tall with a medium build, black hair and brown eyes. The clerk, who didn't want to be identified, said the man hunched down so he wouldn't be seen by drivers passing the store on Ninth. "Thefflhe booked out the door," the clerR said. The clerk, who had never been held up before, wasn't scared. "He didn't say he was going to shoot me," the clerk said. "So I wasn't worried about that. It's just weird." SUGGESTIONS? CALL BEN WEARING, DEPUTY EDITOR, AT (913) 823-6363 OR 1-800-827-6363

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