The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on February 1, 1986 · Page 2
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 2

Salina, Kansas
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Saturday, February 1, 1986
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People The Salina Journal Saturday, February 1,1986 PageZj S- This is the world-famous rescue photo. Fame comes to kitten-rescuer .: WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Larry Palmer didn't think anything of it when he saved the life of a kitten last year during a fire at a Park City -home, but the Sedgwick County Sheriff's officer now is a world-wide -celebrity. Palmer and another officer were at a fire when they found four kittens that had stopped breathing under a bed in a smoke-filled room. The officers managed to revive all four with mouth-to-mouth res- - uscitation. '• A newspaper picture of the rescue ended up in hundreds of newspapers around the world. Since then, Palmer said he has received 137 congratulatory cards , and letters from as far away as France, Germany, Australia and Switzerland, has been interviewed on a Calif ornia radio talk show and has been awarded three citations, . A Pennsylvania woman called to propose marriage to the 42-year-old bachelor. Marvin, the kitten he rescued, is doing fine. Infection fells Nixon SADDLE RIVER, N.J. (AP) -Former President Richard Nixon, still suffering ' the effects of a severe viral infection, has returned home from a Miami hospital and canceled all appointments for the next two weeks. • "We won't have anything on the calendar outside the house," said John Taylor from Nixon's New York City office. Nixon, 73, spent two days at the Miami Heart Institute for treatment of a viral infection that befell him in the Bahamas at week ago. Richard Nixon Maybe voters will 'make my day" CARMEL, Calif. (AP) - Actor Clint Eastwood, who has made a career of playing hard-bitten heroes not afraid to take the law into their own hands, is hoping to take a stab at the role of small- town may or. Eastwood, 55, has filed papers to run for mayor of Carmel, a picturesque city on the Monterey Peninsula that he has called home for 14 years. "Our village faces some fundamental problems which are not being solved by our current mayor and city council," he wrote in a candidate's statement. If he is victorious in the April 8 election, he said he would cut back on his movie Clint Eastwood activities. Harvard will cite field, Stallone CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Actress Sally Field's "diversity" and actor Sylvester Stallone's ability to create unforgettable characters prompted their selections as man and woman of the year by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals group at Harvard University. The award is presented annually to a man and a woman who have made "a lasting and impressive contribution to the world of entertainment." Field will be honored Feb. 11. Her films have ranged from "Gidget" to "Murphy's Romance," her latest. She won Academy Awards as best actress for "Norma Rae" and "Places in the Heart." Stallone will receive his award Stallone Field Feb. 18. He was cited for creating the "Rocky" character and the four films featuring Stallone as the boxer. With the "Rambo" character, the group said, "Stallone has strengthened the bond between himself and the American public, introducing yet another solid and unforgettable character to American cinema." Singer-mayor hit by deer decision OLATHE, Colo. (AP) — Country- western singer C.W. McCall says he wasn't surprised by the first controversy he faced as the mayor of Ouray, a small town in the San Juan Mountains: deer feasting on residents' lawns, roses and hedges. McCall, whose real name is Bill Fries, was elected mayor of Ouray last year. He has lived there part- time for 10 years. Some folks wanted the mayor to do something about the deer, while others said the animals should be left alone, Fries recalled in remarks before the Olathe Chamber of Commerce's annual banquet. About half the town showed up to debate the deer problem at his first town council •meeting as mayor, said Fries. '." "Acting on this, I tabled the issue until the next council meeting and indicated I would research what could be done," said McCall, who is best known for his hit song "Convoy." The Salina Journal P.O.Bo«740 ZlpCod«674O2 Published Kven days a week, 365 days per year at 333 S. 4th, Salina, Kansas, by— Salina Journal, Inc. ! DSPS 478-060) HARMS RAYL, Editor and Publisher Second-class postage paid at Salina, Kansas. Additional mailings made from Hoys and Colby Kansas. MIKE ALTERS, 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 HOWARDGRUBER, Press Foreman RHONDA KELLEY, Credit Manager Area Code 913 Dial 823-43S3 Slngl* copy rat» Daily 25c Sunday 75c. By Carrier — Monthly rate J8.00 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. > Sunflower gets extra 2 weeks on debt plan From Staff and Wire Reports HAYS — Financially troubled Sunflower Electric Cooperative on Friday was granted by federal creditors an extra two weeks to work out a debt restructuring plan. The Rural Electrification Administration approved an extension of a waiver protecting officers of the Hays-based co-op from personal liability on its debts. The waiver was to expire Friday, but REA agreed to keep it in effect through Feb. 14, said Bill Musgrave, an assistant to REA Administrator Harold Hunter. "They won't have to file for bankruptcy," Musgrave said of Sunflower. "They can continue to do business and bills can be paid." Paul Seib Jr., Sunflower's Great Bend attorney, said the extension gives the company another 14 days to continue negotiation with creditors and work out a plan to restructure its debt. Sunflower obtained a waiver in December after co-op officials announced they would be unable to make scheduled payments on REA- secured loans used to finance construction of a $446 million coal-fired power plant near Holcomb, in southwest Kansas. The co-op first defaulted on a federally guaranteed loan when it missed a deadline last fall for an $11 million interest payment. Under federal law governing defaults, Sunflower officials can be held responsible for debts if bills are paid before the government receives its loan monies. Without a waiver of that law, the utility would have been forced to file for bankruptcy, co-op officials have said. Musgrave said negotiations between Sunflower and its creditors are expected to continue during the next two weeks on proposals to restructure the co-op's debts, the bulk of which is REA guaranteed and direct loans. Another main creditor is the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corp. Seib said he expects Sunflower and its creditors to have an agreement in principal reached by the time the extension expires, but another extension might be necessary before everything becomes official. He said he expected the government to be agreeable to another extension if progress is being made with negotiations. But if no progress is being made, the government may be reluctant to continue extending waivers. Officials have said the basis for negotiation is a debt restructuring plan submitted by Sunflower to its creditors. Under the plan, Sunflower creditors apparently are being asked to write off more than $140 million, or almost 29 percent of the co-op's $545,598,766 debt, which would reduce interest payments about $3.2 million. The plan does not include a rate increase for the 44,000 western Kansans who rely on Sunflower- generated electricity. According to information prepared for Sunflower by a Kansas City consulting firm, the plan is based on three assumptions: • Customer demand for energy will not increase in the near future. • Sunflower cannot expect any significant sale of assets or off- system power for the foreseeable future. • The co-op needs a reserve cash balance. "In addition, the Sunflower board of trustees has resolved that there cannot be any increase in rates ... other than the possibility that rates may be increased to offset inflationary increases in costs," the report said. Sunflower sells power wholesale to eight member cooperatives in western Kansas. Retail rates are among the more expensive in the nation. Sunflower also has offered a package of cost-cutting measures, which is expected to save the co-op $550,000 a year. Eight supervisory workers have been laid off at Hays and Holcomb. Co-op officers also have taken other steps, including elimination of the employees' coffee fund, which cost the utility almost $10,000 last year. The utility's financial problems stem from the Holcomb plant, which began commerical operation in August 1983. The Kansas Corporation Commission has permitted Sunflower to charge customers for only part of the plant's costs on grounds that not all of its power was needed to meet consumer energy demands. 32 teams in Sno Ball tourney An unusually large number of entries in the March of Dimes' annual Sno Ball Softball Tournament has prompted Salina organizers to split the event over successive weekends. "We've had an excellent problem, if there is such a thing," said March of Dimes spokesman Very! Tiemeyer. Thirty-two co-ed and men's teams have entered the tournament, which was to begin today and end Sunday. Instead, the co-ed tournament will be played this weekend and the men's tournament will be played next weekend. "This is the first year we haven't had snow," Tiemeyer said. "We're a little disappointed, but since the weather is nice everyone should have a good time." Tournament proceeds will help the March of Dimes fight birth defects. Own a business? 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