The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 28, 1986 · Page 10
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 10

Salina, Kansas
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Tuesday, January 28, 1986
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Local/Kansas 2 Briefly Texas man sentenced for theft A Texas man convicted of stealing a car from a man who offered him a ride was sentenced Monday to one to three years in prison. Ralph Sergent, 24, Copperas Cove, Texas, was convicted of stealing a car belonging to Richard Arnold, Junction City, on Oct. 1. Arnold picked up Sergent, who was hitchhiking on Interstate 70, near Junction City. Arnold told police that Sergent forced him at knife point to surrender the car. However, Sergent testified at his trial that he became afraid after Arnold acted strangely. Sergent contended that Arnold had stopped the car, gotten out and told Sergent to take it. Sergent was arrested by Ottawa police after he asked a police officer for directions. He originally was charged with aggravated robbery in connection with the incident, but a jury convicted him of the less- serious charge of felony theft. Airport authority buys 77acres The Salina Airport Authority Monday agreed to buy 77 acres of vacant land at the south end of the airport for $229,845. The land is owned by Bruce Roberts, Bill Graves and Harry Steele, partners in SR&G Land Co. The property is south of the 18-acre Love Box Co. site and north of two 80-acre parcels bought by the authority last year. The three undeveloped sites will be included in a study of potential industrial development property by Wilson and Co. Engineers, Architects and Planners. The authority plans to use the results of the study to market its image as an industrial park as well as an airport. Airport authority Executive Director Tim Rogers said the SR&G land had been considered, but the price, $7,500 per acre, was too high. The partners lowered the price to $4,500 an acre, and finally to $2,985. The offer was made Jan. 11, three days after the authority's regular monthly meeting. The offer was to have expired Feb. 1, forcing the board to consider the offer in Monday's special meeting. The property was appraised in 1982 at $2,831 an acre. The SR&G acquisition brings the cost of the authority's three land purchases to $529,845. Rogers said he had budgeted $586,000 for the authority's industrial development program. Arson trial scheduled to start today McPHERSON — The jury trial for a McPherson man accused of starting a fire that destroyed three downtown businesses is scheduled to start today in McPherson County District Court. John Mulligan, 18, is charged with arson in connection with a July 13 fire that caused an estimed $466,000 damage to four businesses. Destroyed were White Tire and Supply, Gran-Diel Music Co. and Video Playground. RJ Auto Parts and Service had smoke and water damage. About 20 firefighters snent six hours battling the blaze. A previously scheduled jury trial was canceled when Associate Judge Carl Anderson Jr. ruled in November that Mulligan was not competent to stand trial. But Anderson ruled last week that Mulligan was now competent to face the charge. The judge's ruling was based on a two-month evaluation at Lamed State Hospital. Court officials expect the trial to last most of this week. County OKs funds for interchange McPHERSON — McPherson County's three commissioners voted unanimously Monday to pledge $270,000 to a project aimed at bringing another Interstate 135 interchange to McPherson. The action was enough to keep the project alive, city and county officials said. City officials are on record as supporting the nearly $2 million project, while the McPherson Chamber of Commerce and the McPherson Industrial Development Corporation appear lukewarm to the interchange. The proposal calls for a four-ramp, diamond interchange north of the Manville Corp. plant and a paved road leading to the new interchange. The local share of the project would be $840,000. There already are two McPherson interchanges on the interstate. Supporters of the new interchange say the project would spur industrial development in the city. Such development would attract jobs, broaden the tax base, increase spending and sales tax collections and increase assessed property valuations, they argue. Man convicted of robbing station A Salina man originally accused of robbing a local service station was convicted Monday of felony theft in connection with the incident. Alphonso Delaughter, 27,1210 N. 10th, pleaded guilty to the reduced charge in Saline County District Court. Delaughter originally was charged with robbery in connection with the Oct. 21 theft of $211 from Steve's Service Station, 1339 N. Ninth. He was accused of sticking his hands in his pocket pretending to have a weapon. Delaughter, who turned himself in to police in early December, is to be sentenced March 10. Crime prevention goes to the dog The newest member of Salina's crime-stopping community has floppy ears and wears a trenchcoat. McGruff, a nationally known law enforcement mascot, came to Salina on Monday. McGruff has been telling people to "help take a bite out of crime" for about five years. The talking dog stars in television commercials that offer crime prevention tips. The' Salina Police Department recently purchased a McGruff costume, and the mascot will be making appearances in Salina to promote crime prevention, Police Chief John Woody said. FCC considers control of Dodge City station ELMORE ON EAST CRAWFORD WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission has expanded the issues to be considered at a broadcast license renewal hearing of a Dodge City, Kan., radio station that aired racial hate programs. The commission said it would examine whether Charles Babbs, an owner of the station, formerly called KTTL, had improperly transferred control of the broadcast operation to Russell Silvey, who was hired in September 1984 as general manager of the station, and his mother, Juanita Silvey of Hutchinson, the station's bookkeeper. The commission must approve of any transfer of a broadcast license. In the order, issued last week by an administrative law judge handling the case, the commission noted that Babbs had given Silvey a "power of attorney" regarding station business beginning in the fall of 1984 while Babbs was working in Wichita. Babbs left the job and returned to work full-time at the station in June 1985. The administrative law judge, John M. Frysiak, said the matter would be considered at the license renewal hearing because of several unanswered questions about the "full measure" of the power given to Silvey. Babbs, the judge said, "has not furnished the power of attorney, has not indicated whether it was oral and if so, for what term, and has not indicated whether FCC approval was required, and if so, whether it was acquired." The judge also said documents filed with the FCC did not clearly indicate the contacts Babbs had with Silvey while he was working in Wich- Kansas leads U.S. in beef packing WICHITA (AP) - Kansas, which already boasts of being America's grain miller and wheat stacker, now has a new laurel: U.S. beef packer. For the first time, Kansas led the nation in beef-packing last year, producing 4.2 billion pounds of hamburger, steak and roasts. The state's top ranking became official Friday when the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its December figures on cattle slaughter. Texas had been in first place. "We're also No. 1 in wheat and sorghum (milo) production, so we're kind of covering the waterfront this year," said Don Jacka, the state's assistant secretary of agriculture. "This is only one indication of the strong agriculture industry we have in the state of Kansas." "Just in the last few years we've added the Excel plant at Dodge City and the IBP plant at Holcomb and the Dubuque plant at Mankato," said Dell Allen, a professor of animal science at Kansas State University. The number of people employed in Kansas packing plants also is on the rise, according to the Institute for Public Policy and Business Research at the University of Kansas. Tuesday Lunch Evening SPECIAL OVEN FRIED CHICKEN Serving Hours: Lunch 11 am-2pm Dinner 5 pm-7:30 pm Fun & Fine Food.. To Itemize, Or Not to Itemize... We have the answer to that question and many more concerning your income taxes. Rather than trying to puzzle out the complicated tax laws and procedures, let our professionals prepare your taxes competently and accurately, and tie assured of getting the maximum benefits. Olson Accounting & Tax Service 234 N. Seventh, Salina 825-8865 Beloit 738-2607 Concerdia 243-2441 ita. Babbs' attorney, in documents filed with the FCC, maintained that his client retained "ultimate control" of the station at all times and that Silvey was given "limited power of attorney" over the station's finances, including the ability to write checks. Mrs. Silvey, according to the documents, is a long-time family friend of Babbs and "may from time to time render business advice" but never exercised any control over the station. In April, the FCC ruled that hate programs aired by the station in 1982 and 1983 were not grounds to revoke the station's license because the broadcasts were protected by the constitutional right of free speech. However, the regulatory agency said that other issues, such as the basic character qualifications of the station's owners, would be considered by an administrative law judge in deciding whether to renew the operating license or grant it to a competing application by a Dodge City group, Community Service Broadcasting Inc. The station's license renewal, usually a routine matter for a broadcaster, attracted national attention after civil rights groups and others raised objections because of taped programs filled with vitrolic attacks on Jews and blacks. The programs, which have been discontinued, were produced by two self-described ministers, one of which is associated with the Posse Comitatus, a right-wing paramilitary group of tax resisters. Since the licensing controversy arose, the 1,000-watt station has changed its call letters to KMCS and revised its music format. The Salina Journal Tuesday, January 28 1986 Page 10 Before you make a decision on where to invest your IRA this year, come in and ask us what your IRA could have earned with us in the past year. Be sure your IRA allows you to MOVE YOUR MONEY WITHOUT A PENALTY as often as you wish Why lock-in your IRA to an investment that prohibits you from, or penalizes you for, making revisions to take advantage of constantly changing economic conditions? Waddell & Reed, Inc., one of the nation's leading financial services organizations, offers you Two-Step Flexibility for your IRA: We're Moving To 1 . 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