The Salina Journal Saturday, February 1 1986 Page 12 Services across U.S. mourn seven / Memorial By The Associated Press Americans mourned in churches and synagogues, at work and school, and at the nation's space centers Friday, seeking solace from the tragic deaths of seven Challenger astronauts and gaining strength from their sacrifice. In Arkansas, a semifinalist in the competition to be the first teacher in space, spoke to her pupils at the time Christa McAuliffe would have taught a lesson on the "ultimate field trip." In the astronauts' hometowns, family and friends and people who barely knew them mourned. In Houston, 15,000 people joined President and Mrs. Reagan in a service on the grassy mall where the nation has welcomed home triumphant astronauts in the past. In Concord, N.H., McAuliffe's hometown held an official day of mourning. More than 1,000 people attended a memorial at the high school where she taught social studies, and a candlelight tribute was planned Friday night at the Statehouse. In Akron, Ohio, Sally Ride and Kathryn Sullivan honored their sister astronaut, Judith A. Resnik, in a service there. Resnik's parents, other relatives and friends also joined in the service to mourn the 36- year-old astronaut. Rabbi Abraham Feff er said during his eulogy that Resnik's family asked him to read a note from NBC News anchorman Tom Brokaw, described by Feffer as having had "a special relationship with Judy." "Judy's death leaves an enormous void," the message said. "How rare it is to know someone so gifted in so many areas and so unaffected by her Astronaut Sally Ride waits outside synagogue. achievements. I will always remember her quick little laugh, her surprising enthusiasm for challenges, her graceful determination to excel." After the service, hundreds of mourners went outside to witness a fly-over of four NASA planes in a missing plane formation. As the planes passed by, female members of the Resnik family and the female astronauts waved to the planes, using sign language for "I love you." The sign had become a symbol of love and togetherness for the Resnik family and had been adopted for the moment by the women astronauts, a family spokesman said. Hundreds of space workers and tourists gathered at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where some said the best way to honor those who died was with the next shuttle launch. Organizations and colleges established scholarship funds to honor Hawley (Continued from Page 1) come here grateful for the many ways we have known those who today we mourn as husband, wife, father, mother, daughter, son, colleague, neighbor and friend. Each brings his or her own .memories of love and laughter, strength and. tenderness, enthusiasm and joy, skill and courage. "We are grateful for the privilege of having known them, having our lives touched by their lives, being bound by ties of love and caring. And now we pray for those who keenly feel this loss. May they as surely feel the love that surrounds them, the caring that reaches out to them. May we be the bearers of thy spirit of love so that together we may know not only grief, but also the grandeur and grace of hie." After the President's remarks, Hawley led the audience in the singing of' 'America the Beautiful." NEA fund to honor McAulif fe WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Education Association said Friday it is setting up a fund in memory of Christa McAuliffe, the social studies teacher who perished in the shuttle disaster. NEA President Mary Hatwood Futrell said the Christa McAuliffe American Education Fund will provide grants to teachers for challenging or pioneering projects, such as a space or ocean mission, an archeological dig or taking students to study abroad. The purpose, she said, "is to help make possible the dreams of each teacher" and to enrich the lives of students and faculty alike. McAuliffe, 37, taught at Concord High School in New Hampshire and was past president of the Bow, N.H., Education Association, an affiliate of the NEA. In Concord, Marilyn Monahan, president of the New Hampshire NEA chapter, said the fund's theme will "be to challenge applicants to live up to Christa's philosophy of life and education." She said the state chapter is also asking New Hampshire teachers to wear yellow-and- white armbands Monday — "yellow to symoblize hope and white to symbolize the joy Christa's life brought us." 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 made possible by a grant from the IBM Corporation A Mid-Aim'rica Arts Alliance Program Judy Resnik's mother, Sarah Belfer, cries. the astronauts, and the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Indianapolis began distributing sky blue ribbons as a gesture of mourning for Challenger's crew and of hope for future missions. The ribbons are to be worn until the next successful space shuttle mission is completed, said spokesman John Henneman. At 8:21 a.m., the 1.2 million pupils in Los Angeles County observed a minute of silence to mark the scheduled start of McAuliffe's nationally televised lesson. "This is the very time they'd be on television," Judy Haley said at a program for the 250 pupils at the Hardin Elementary School in Redfield, Ark. "That flight was for children. It was for you and me," Haley said as she clasped her hands and turned to light a candle next to a vase of red and white carnations. (Continued from Page 1) rounded by the modem white-stone and black-glass buildings of NASA. His amplified voice echoed at every syllable. Before him, the crowd filled the plaza and spilled around a duck pond and into a grove of pines beyond. To his left was Mission Control, the nerve center of space shuttle flights. Its computers, charts and screens are frozen yet to the moment, 11:39:13 a.m. EST, when Challenger exploded in flames Tuesday, 73 seconds after rising from its Kennedy Space Center launch pad. Behind Reagan was one of the engineering buildings where the astronauts had spent days preparing for what they hoped would be an adventure in orbit. And across the concourse was the astronaut building where men and women returned Friday to continue a search for the cause of the Challenger tragedy. But for the moment there were tears, a closeness forged in grief in a community where triumph is traditional. "We're gathered here today as a family," said the Rev. Bernard R. Hawley, of Salina, a Presbyterian minister who is the father of astronaut Steven Hawley and the father- in-law of Sally Ride, America's first woman in space. Each of the fallen astronauts was represented by family members, sitting just below the president. NASA said almost 100 relatives of Ellison Onizuka arrived from Hawaii for the ceremony. Concord, N.H., teacher Christa McAuliffe's husband, Steven, and one of her two children, ^-year-old Scott, attended the service. . KANSAS TECH CONTINUING EDUCATION SHORT COURSES Computer Fundamentals (2 Credit Hours) This course Is desined for adults seeking to develop a broad, basic familiarity with computer technology. The course covers 1) basic computer literacy, i.e. terminology, operations, hardware and peripherals, selection criteria, 2) an introduction to the BASIC programming language and programming logic, and 3) analysis of common software, including spread sheets, word processing, data base programs. Involves considerable hands on computer time. Graded Pass/Fall. MW 8:00-9:50 pm (Feb. 3-April 2) TT 8:00-9:50 pm (Feb. 4-April 3) To enroll, call Admissions at 825-0275 ext. 412. Tuition is $ 25 per credit, plus $19.25 fees and parking. CLASS SPACE IS LIMITED Basic 35mm Photography (1 Credit Hour) This course is designed for those who wish to advance beyond the "snapshot" stage of photography. Topics include camera types and care, lens types and use, film characteristics and use, composition, indoor and outdoor lighting, filters, closeups, and macros. Several shooting assignments will be required. Graded Pass/Fail. 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