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People The Salina Journal Monday, January 27,1986 Page 2 AP Shuttle teacher rides bike instead of rocket FROZEN STIFF — This unlucky skater actually is a mannequin sticking from a frozen pond on the property of North Platte, Neb., resident Larry Goldon. In warm weather, the mannequin wears flippers. Woody wouldn't leave New York NEW YORK (AP) — Woody Allen says if a doctor ordered him to move away from New York it would be hazardous to his health. "I don't think I could live beyond a 30-minuteI radius of the Russian Tea Room," said the actor-1 writer-director, whose newest film — "Hannah and] Her Sisters" — opens next month. He said in an interview in Gentlemen's Quarterly I that he makes his films in New York in part because | "I like to sleep in my own bed." "I know it sounds funny, but I just couldn't see I going off to some location like Texas or Montana for | weeks on end, living in a hotel room." Allen 'Live Aid' has raised $92 million LOS ANGELES (AP) — The broadcast of the Live Aid rock concerts from London and Philadelphia last July raised more than $82 million for African famine relief, concert organizers reported after an audit. Adding in revenue from all Live Aid efforts during the first eight months of 1985, including proceeds from a song recorded by the British all-star group Band Aid, the total raised for famine victims was reported to be $92.127 million. American and British rock fans pledged $50.59 million by telephone during the July 13 concert broadcast organized by British pop star Bob Geldof. Broadcast rights, ticket sales and other revenue directly traceable to the event yielded $14 million. Television audiences in 21 other nations pledged $17.4 million. The sale of the Band Aid anthem "Do They Know It's Christmas" raised $9.166 million. Comedian sues National Enquirer NEW YORK (AP) - Eddie Murphy has sued The National Enquirer for $60 million over a report that the comedian was haunted by the slaying of his father. The article, which appeared Nov. 19, was headlined, "Eddie Murphy Haunted By Dad's Brutal Murder — He's Afraid He'll Die The Same Horrible Death." Court papers allege the Enquirer "wove a totally false and defamatory article" about the death of Charles Edward Murphy, who was fatally stabbed by a girlfriend in 1969. Murphy, 24, the star of "Beverly Hills Cop" and other films, once was a regular on the "Saturday Night Live" television Eddie Murphy program. Pennies pour in for Justice Burger NEWVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Responding to the reported financial woes of the nation's top judges, residents have reached into their pockets and come up with... 40 cents. Businessman Gary Mortensen started a collection after reading comments by U.S. Chief Justice Warren Burger that judges making $78,700 a year don't earn enough. Burger's salary is $108,400 a year. A "Pennies for Burger" can went on the counter in Freemont Graham's variety store. After about a week, the can and contents were mailed to Burger. Mortensen said an accompanying letter invited Burger to stop by and let Newville's residents show him how to live within his means. Carla the barmaid pushes lottery OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Actress Rhea Perlman, the feisty, flippant barmaid Carla on NBC's "Cheers," is playing a catty, campy version of Lady Luck on commercials for the Washington State Lottery. Wearing a rabbit foot around her neck, clover earrings and a clover-print dress, Lady Luck complains in the three 60- second spots that the lottery's "3 Cards Up" game gives players "so many chances to win" that it may put her out of business. The Emmy-award winning actress was v. • « chosen "primarily for her personality and * • because her show is highly rated," Lot- -~ * tery Director Mary Faulk said. Rhea Perlman Unicycles used to build character CINCINNATI (AP) — Students at Welch Elementary School are used to pedaling around on unicycles, a recreational practice credited with building character. Assistant Principal Nelson Smith thinks a few lessons on the unicycle help youngsters build confidence that will carry over to the classroom in courses like mathematics, English and science. "They start looking at something like long division and think, 'Maybe if I stick with it, I'll get that, too,' " Smith said. Smith, who doubles as a physical education teacher, has helped more than 1,000 fifth- and sixth-graders learn to ride unicycles in recent years. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A gloomy forecast prompted NASA to scrub Sunday's shuttle launch sending schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe into space, but the sun shone after all and Challenger could have lifted off, officials said. The launch, already postponed once because of bad weather, was rescheduled for today, and McAuliffe, the first private citizen named to a shuttle mission, spent part of the morning riding a bicycle instead of atop a rocket. Shuttle managers had received a forecast that called for rain and thundershowers at liftoff time and decided late Saturday to postpone the launch. But the unexpected formation of a low pressure system over Georgia held up the weather front by several hours, National Aeronautics and Space Administration officials said, so the sun was shining on Challenger's launch pad at the scrubbed liftoff time. "Conditions were good for launch this morning; it looks like we could have made it," said launch director Gene Thomas. "We based our decision on a forecast that changed on us," he said. The launch was rescheduled for 8:37 a.m. CST today. Officials said the front should have moved on by then, leaving behind slightly cloudy but acceptable weather conditions. The seven astronauts, disappointed by the second weather delay in two days, spent the day relaxing and reviewing the flight plan for their six-day mission. McAuliffe, 37, a high school teacher from Concord, N.H., and crewmate Greg Jarvis were spotted by reporters riding bicycles on one of the main roads at the Kennedy Space Center on Sunday morning. McAuliffe was selected from among 11,146 teacher applicants to be the first to ride the shuttle in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's citizen-in-space program. Wintry weather doesn't signal start of flu season ATLANTA (AP) - Each year in this country and the rest of the Northern Hemisphere, wintertime brings flu season. But scientists at the national Centers for Disease Control say that contrary to popular belief, the irritating and sometimes fatal disease is not brought on by cold weather. "There is not very good evidence that cold weather — or a switch from warm then cold weather—brings on the flu," said Dr. Karl Kappus, a flu expert at the Atlanta-based health agency. What enables flu viruses to take their annual stand, he said, is the change in work habits and lifestyle — as everyone stays indoors, out of the cold — rather than the change in the weather. "It is true that we have flu outbreaks in the Northern Hemisphere in the winter," Kappus said. "It's also true that that time of year is when schools are in session, and people are in closer contact with each other. "They're indoors. They're in heated buildings where they share the same air." For most people, influenza is an aggravating but temporary and rather mild illness. But for others, primarily the elderly, it can be deadly, killing thousands each year. At least 29 states have been hit by flu thus far in the 1985-86 sea• son. In New England, 10.7 percent of the deaths in the week ending Jan. 18 were because of pneumonia and flu. The CDC recommends that doctors take steps as soon as possible to determine what strain of flu a patient is suffering from. A man-made drug, amantadine hydrochloride, can prevent flu or lessen its symptoms if the patient has a "type A" flu. Libyan political science students stage massive anti-U.S. protest RALPH WEIGEL Bonds - Insurance Phone 827-29O6 115 East Iron TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - Libyan political science students massed Sunday outside the Belgian Embassy, which represents U.S. interests in Libya, and chanted 'Down, down U.S.A.!" The hundreds of students shouted themselves hoarse, calling on "the aggressor Reagan" to go home and yelling anti-American slogans. Their enthusiasm lessened when a light rain began to fall. The students were not violent and made no attempt to storm the Belgian Embassy, on the third floor of a crumbling apartment building near the harbor. Members of civilian "people's committees" wearing official armbands kept order on the fringes of the crowd. A Belgian official said the students "have once again missed their real target. They don't seem to know that the embassy's American interests section still operates inside the old American Embassy." The old U.S. Embassy, in Tripoli's Dahra Section, has been closed since 1981. It now flies the Belgian flag and few Libyans seem to know that Belgian officials carry on American consular business there. Anti-American demonstrations frequently gather in front of the Belgian Embassy. Before their demonstration, the students met for two hours Sunday with Western reporters in a classroom at Tripoli University and discussed what the students called "American imperialist threats" such as the current U.S. 6th Fleet naval and air exercises off of Libya. The students chose the Belgian Embassy to demonstrate because Libya has no direct diplomatic relations with the United States and U.S. interests are represented here by Belgian Ambassador Roland Burny. Relations between the United States and Libya have been tense since President Reagan banned U.S. commercial ties with Libya, charging it supported Palestinian terrorists responsible for the Dec. 27 airport attacks in Rome and Vienna that left 20 people dead, including five Americans. Libyan leader Col. Moammar Khadafy has said Libyan suicide squads would be let loose in U.S. cities if Reagan mounts a retaliatory attack. "The Libyan people are ready for death," student leader Ahmed el- Hadi, 22, said Sunday. "We are prepared to fight back against American aggression even though we know America is a superpower. We are prepared to die for our cause. ' 'We have taken this decision freely by ourselves. The Libyan people is the only free people in the whole world." An 8-foot portrait of Khadafy looked down from the classroom wall. Students asked the reporters, "Why does President Reagan hate the Libyan people?" When the reporters said Reagan probably has no. hatred for the Libyan people but blames Khadafy for shielding terrorists, the students shouted "It's not true, it's a lie!" KANSAS WESLEYAN cnoosme mums is new to our curriculum. Isn't it about time you did something good for yourself? Dr. Ron Hunninghakc & Dr. Frank Gilbert teach you how to keep healthy by choosing a personal WELL PLAN. Begins Tuesday, Feb. 4 7pm-10pm For more information call: 827-5541 ext. 213 Survey shows increase in arrests for incidents of domestic violence New Homes From Under $25,OOO WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of police departments encouraging their officers to make arrests in cases of minor domestic violence has tripled in one year, a private research organization concludes. The survey of more than 140 cities by the Washington-based Crime Control Institute found that 44 cities of more than 100,000 people surveyed in 1985 had policies encouraging arrests for minor domestic assaults, up from 14 of those cities in 1984. The survey also showed that the percentage of police departments reporting more actual arrests for domestic violence over the preceding year increased, from 24 percent of those surveyed in 1984 to 35 percent last year. The upward climb follows a finding in a widely publicized experimental program in Minneapolis that arrest was an effective deterrent to repeated domestic assault. In the wake of the Minneapolis study, a number of the nation's largest cities made at least some policy change to crack down on domestic violence, including Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Miami, St. Louis, San The Salina Journal P.O. Box 740 Zip Cod« 87402 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 ALFERS, 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 KELLE Y, Credit Manager Area Code 913 Dial 823-6363 SlnflUoopy rat» Daily 25c Sunday 75c. By Carrier — Monthly rate 18.00 including sales tax. By Motor Route — Monthly rate $8.50 including sales tax. City Motor Route same as 'By Carrier' 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 823-6363 (1-800-432-7606, 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. Francisco, and Washington, D.C., according to the latest survey. Institute president Lawrence Sherman said that many factors may be influencing the shift to arrest policies, such as media attention to the family violence issue, lawsuits against police departments for failing to make arrests and changes in state laws, some of them making arrest mandatory. Minneapolis Police Chief Anthony Bouza, who also is chairman of the non-profit Crime Control Institute, said that despite evidence supportive of making arrests for domestic violence, almost half of all urban police agencies still give their officers no policy guidance on the issue. In those departments, police are allowed total discretion on whether to arrest, seek to mediate between the husband and wife, or to order the husband or wife to leave the home. The sharp increase in the percent- Strikers support Hormel boycott AUSTEN, Minn. (AP) — Meat- packers on strike against Hormel are calling for a nationwide boycott of the company's products as they review a fact-finder's interpretation of a proposal to end the five-month walkout. Local union president Jim Guyette said Local P-9 will work hard on the national boycott of Hormel products. The company makes processed meat products, including SPAM, Hormel bacon and cold cuts. "We're going to be communicating with every labor organization around the country, asking them to come in and help us in Austin to spread the message about Hormel products around the country," he said. National Guardsmen remained on duty Sunday outside Geo. A. Hormel & Co.'s flagship plant, with the midday temperature about 5 degrees below zero. Striking Local P-9 of the United Food and Commercial Workers union had put demonstrations and other protests on hold Friday, a day after nine people were arrested, while meetings with the fact-finder continued. Local P-9 has been on strike since Aug. 17 in a dispute over wage cuts. age of departments encouraging arrests occurred largely in cities that previously had encouraged mediation, rather than among departments that had a policy of total discretion. In 1984, mediation was the leading non-discretionary policy, used by 38 percent of the respondents. By last year, however, mediation was the policy of only 17 percent of the respondents. Mediation is a loose term that can suggest providing highly skilled assistance to calm people involved in domestic violence. It can also cover a simple order by a police officer to a husband to stop fighting with his wife or else face arrest. "It's possible that a really good mediation strategy might produce better results (than arrest)," Sherman, a criminology professor at the University of Maryland, said Friday. Leam how^you can build your own home • with no down payment and low monthly payments during construction • with quality, pre-cut materials and step-by-step instructions. • without a fully paid for lot in most cases. COME TO THE FREE SEMINAR— NO SELLING Thursday, Jan. 30 7:00 pm Red Coach West Regency II Salina, Kansas For Reservations 913-263-2121 Rent No More! Call Now For Reservations! Miles Homes ™ A Member 01 Homes International 1 " Group Insllco Corporation Dean Groves, Jim Wilson, Phil Krug, John King, Jack Ludwig SURORS 825-0286 . 217S . SA NTAFE SALINA, KANSAS 67401

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