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People The Salina Journal Friday, January 31,1986 Page 2 AP Victor Mature A nurse holds the Ebding triplets for Douglas and twins Justin and Jefferey to see. 10 months separate twins, triplets CINCINNATI (AP)—Douglas and Susan Ebding hadaset of twins 10 months ago. This week they had triplets. "Oh, it really hasn't hit me yet," said Mrs. Ebding, 19. "It probably will when they get home and I realize I have to take care of five babies." Laura Lynn weighed 5 pounds, 1 ounce; Lisa Marie, 4 pounds, 3 ounces; and a yet unnamed girl, 3 pounds, 15 ounces. The family lives in nearby Covington, Ky. Douglas Ebding, 20, was at a loss for words. "Wow, it was a shock, really," he said. Meanwhile, back home, Mrs. Ebding's mother was looking after the twins, Justin and Jeff erey. Victor Mature now a mature 70 RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. (AP) Retired actor Victor Mature, who once flexed his muscles in such movies as "Samson and Delilah" and "The Robe," turned 70 Wednesday, stepping from his home overlooking a golf course for his usual morning game. "God's been very good to me. I've been blessed with a very beautiful life," Mature said. The actor left full-time moviemaking in 1960, and now lives in this San Diego County community with his fourth wife, Lorey, a former Chicago opera singer, and their 10-year-old daughter, Victoria. Hope Lange weds for third time NEW YORK (AP) - Actress Hope Lange married theater producer Charles Hollerith Jr. in a private ceremony at the home of friends in Monterey, Calif. The marriage Wednesday was the third for Lange, 54, and the second for Hollerith, 58. She previously was married to actor Don Murray and director Alan Pakula. Hollerith's first wife, Helen, died in 1981. Lange won two Emmy Awards for her 1968-69 television series "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir." She has also appeared in a number of films, including the 1957 Oscar nominee "Peyton Place." Hope Lange Twos just all in the line of duty GLOUCESTER, England (AP) — The Archbishop of Canterbury said he had to hitch a ride after his car ran off a snowy highway, and the f irst police officer who heard of his trouble asked if he had been drinking. •" Archbishop Robert Runcie, 64, spiritual head of : the Church of England and leader of world Anglicans, said neither he nor his driver was hurt when 1 his limousine skidded off the road in Glouces- tershire, but they weren't able to push the car back onto the highway. I "So we hitched a lift to Gloucester police station to report the incident and ask for help," he said. "We went into the police station, and I didn't like to appear first, so someone went on ahead and announced to the policeman the dramatic news that the Archbishop of Canterbury's car had gone into a ditch. "To which, being a good constable of Gloucestershire, his first question was,'Has he been drinking?' " They'll still be Iowa Porkettes DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Porkettes have voted to keep their name despite punsters who insist the moniker sounds more like a group of dieters than a group of pork-promoters. The group voted 92-75 against appointing a committee to search for a new name. The matter came up at the annual meeting because the National Porkettes last year voted to change their name to National Pork Council Women. uX Runcie Fred, the feline, wins library fight WOODBURY, Conn. (AP) — A woman who says her hair stands on end when a cat walks into the room has lost a battle with a feline named Fred over which one gets to patronize the Woodbury Library. Fred, who took up residence in the library nine years ago, has won the support of the local community, despite the protests and pleas of Phyllis Delaney. ' 'So be it," Delaney said. "I will not fight back. The town of Woodbury and its officials have proven that in Woodbury, animals have more rights than a taxpaying citizen." Delaney said she's had ail- urophobia — an abnormal fear of cats — since childhood and her hair literally stands on end if one is around. She asked the board of trustees to evict Fred. But trustees voted to allow him to stay after Town Attorney John Yarborough's research showed Fred's presence doesn't violate any state or local laws. The Salina Journal P.O. Box 740 Zip Cod. 87402 Published seven days a week, 365 daysper year at 333S. 4th, Salina, Kansas, by— Sallna Journal, Inc. (USPS 478-0601 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 OTTLE Y, Composing Foreman HOWARD GRUBER, Press Foreman RHONDA KELLEY, Credit Manager Area Code 913 Dial 823-6343 SlngUcopy ratal Daily 25c Sunday 75c. By Carrier — Monthly rate $8.00 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 (1-800-132-7606, 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. U.S. trade deficit swells to record level WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. trade deficit rose to a record $148.5 billion in 1985, with imports in December rising to twice the level of exports for the first time ever, the government said Thursday. But in another report, the Commerce Department said the government's main gauge of future economic activity — the Index of Leading Indicators — rose a healthy 0.9 percent in December. That was the best gain since a 1.3 percent rise in January 1985 and the eighth consecutive month the index has gone up. "They were both strong reports," said chief Commerce Department economist Robert Ortner. "One was strong bad news and the other was strong good news." The two reports were not contradictory, Ortner and other economists said. Relatively strong economic growth over the past three years has helped keep the value of the dollar high relative to other major currencies, thereby aggravating the net trade deficit. The report on the merchandise trade balance showed that in December, the United States imported $17.4 billion more than it exported, the highest monthly trade deficit ever — up 27 percent from November's $13.7 billion deficit. It was far above the $12 billion average for the first 11 months of the year. The surge came at a time when many economists had anticipated an easing of the trade deficit. They had based their optimism on recent declines in the value of the dollar and a worldwide drop in oil prices. Instead, the December figures showed the lowest level of exports — $17.0 billion — in any month since August 1983, and showed imports rising to a record $34.4 billion in December to slightly more than double the level of exports. For the year, Japan accounted for about a third of the overall deficit — $49.7 billion, up from $37 billion last year. White House spokesman Larry Speakes said the report on the leading indicators was "a clear signal of the gathering momentum in economic growth." Speakes expressed hope that continued declines in the dollar and stronger economic growth abroad would combine to "begin to see a reduction in the trade deficit no later than the second half of this year.'' Helping to lift the December trade deficit was $4.1 billion in new car imports, about half of them from Japan, an increase of 5.9 percent over November. There's more to trading than prices, products NEW YORK (AP) - A woman executive, on the brink of clinching a big business deal, abruptly called off negotiations with Arab businessmen who had persistently ignored her and talked only to her subordinates. "I don't care how much money I'm going to lose by walking out on them like this," she fumed. "I just cannot stand this humiliating male chauvinist game any more. I'm through." The woman, vice president of a large U.S. company, got so angry she forgot it was only a game, says Ellen Raider, who counsels U.S. firms in international negotiation tactics. "But if she couldn't tolerate the chauvinistic attitude of some men in a classroom, what would happen when she has to face 'real' Arab businessmen?" Raider said. It's a game business needs to learn to play. The U.S. trade deficit hit a record $148.5 billion in 1985, as imports in December alone exceeded exports by $17.4 billion, the Commerce Department said Thursday. Raider is one of half a dozen "cross-cultural consultants" offering advice and training in dealing with foreign buyers. "There was a time when we sold our goods on world markets with conviction that they were the best — if not the only — products in the world," Raider said. "But a strong competition from foreign countries in recent years has changed all that. "We are now forced to scramble like everybody else in order to sell our goods overseas." That takes more than a good product, and a skilled negotiator. "You have to know local customs, business practices," says Clifford Clarke of the Intercultural Relations Institute, Palo Alto, Calif. When Coca-Cola finally gained entry into China's vast market, its local sales people came up with four Chinese characters for a phonetical equivalent of the softdrink: "KeKou KeLa." That translated as, "Bite the wax tadpole." Coke tried again, and found a closer equivalent with a better meaning: "Ko Kou Ko Le," which translates: "May the mouth rejoice." Sales rose sharply, according to Lewis Griggs, producer of "Going International," a film pitched at large corporations, "In Saudi Arabia, you should never inquire about one's wife while in Mexico, it's essential that you do so," Griggs said. "And in Japan, small gifts are almost obligatory in business situations whereas gift giving is prohibited in China." Police oppose interstate gun sales WASHINGTON (AP) — A host of police groups implored the House of Representatives Thursday to defeat Senate-passed legislation easing gun controls. The groups said Congress' failure to do so would be "adding to the carnage" on the streets. Insisting that the Senate bill allowing resumption of interstate sales of guns would increase the availability of handguns, the organizations urged House members to oppose the legislation "in the name of sanity." They urged opposition to efforts by Rep. Harold Volkmer, D-Mo., chief sponsor of the House version, to bring the legislation to the floor by a rarely successful discharge petition. The petition needs 218 signatures, and has 102, the groups said. The Senate bill — sponsored by James A. McClure, R-Idaho — passed 79-15 last year after heavy lobbying by the National Rifle Association and allied gun groups. "The far right gun lobby knows it's in trouble with law enforcement over this issue," said Richard Boyd, president of the 173,000-member Fraternal Order of Police. Boyd said he considered "the NRA and the Gun Owners of America the people over the edge on this." Kissinger might run for N.Y. governor ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said Thursday that he is considering requests from Republican leaders to oppose Gov. Mario Cuomo's reelection bid this year. "Republican^ leaders have urged me to run I for governor,' Kissinger said in a statement. "I had not previously considered standing for elective office, but I am Kissinger complimented by their request and I feel I owe them a consideration of their views." There was no comment from Cuomo, often mentioned as a possible 1988 Democratic presidential candidate. Talks between Kissinger, 62, and New York GOP officials have been going on for several weeks, said state Assembly Minority Leader Clarence Rappleyea. "Before, it was a meal waiting in the fridge, now it's on the stove," said a state GOP leader. "Kissinger wants to do it," said a Republican source in Washington who quoted the former secretary of state as saying, "I want to be a figure in public policy." State Senate Majority Leader Warren Anderson said, "Henry Kissinger would be a formidable candidate who could win." Chris Vick, Kissinger's executive assistant, said she did not know when her boss might make a decision about the November election. Political advisers to the 53-year-old Cuomo said that while Kissinger had some obvious strengths, he could be vulnerable. "He's used to the patrician life he's been leading for the past 20 years," said William Cunningham, executive director of the state Democratic Committee. "It's a little different when you have to go to Buffalo on a cold morning and try to convince them to vote for you." A Washington political source said a poll taken two weeks ago showed Cuomo leading every Republican except Kissinger by a margin of about 2-1 or better. Kissinger ran closer, but Cuomo's lead still was considered "substantial," the source said. iizzlin" THANKS for making our SALAD DAYS— ...a success. In appreciation of your response we will continue Salad Days through the month of February. Salad Bar and Potato Bar included with every meal! (Excludes Child's Menu and Lite Menu) I " """ ' nnn— —I II I I .—I. . _ -----. - _^_ _^^ - --- — __ » Save 5 1,00 on any steak by bringing your Western Sizzlin coupon from last Wednesday's issue of the Salina Journal. FREE Refill* On All Drinkm SALINA I WORKS! Try Ul For S«rvk« I Quality At III But Ord.rs To Go Available Hours: 10:30 lo 10 Sun. Ihru Thurs. 10:30 to 11 Friday and Saturday NRA spokesman Dave Warner responded that the Fraternal Order of Police formerly supported the bill. Larry Pratt, executive director of the Gun Owners of America, said, "It's a pity when someone has to speak in such an irresponsible way. He's out on a limb because he doesn't speak for his rank-and-file." The bill would permit a purchaser from one state to buy a firearm from a licensed dealer in another state, provided such sales were legal in both locations. A customer now can only buy a gun in his own state, or an adjoining state, if there's a cooperative agreement between the states. "ServingSalina Since 1927" ECLEN-WD INSURANCE Pat Bolen «Ron Dupy CUSTOM MATTING & FRAMING Bill Roenne ^ 823-6077 °s Due to an error, the coupon in our Dine-Out Books for The Cavalier Club should read Monday through Thursday Only Limit 6 coupons per group Sunset Kiwanis Sorry for any inconveniences this may have caused. - STtAK HOUSE » 1708 W.Crawford THE GUTHRIE THEATER Charles Dickens' splendidly vivid characters come to life in this classic story of Pip, the orphan boy who grows up to be a gentleman of "great expectations." High School Auditorium — Monday, February 3,1986 — 8 pm TICKETS $10.00 Presented by Lindsborg Arts Council Call: 913/227-3032 Or Write: Box 6, Lindsborg, Kansas 67456 This performance is nude possible by a granl from the IBM Corporation A Mid-Anwrka Arl» Alliance Program

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