The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on February 3, 1986 · Page 2
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People The Salina Journal Monday, February 3,1986 Page 2 SHEAR LUCK — Jeff Wolski never left the front seat of his car as it was sheared in half by the impact of a collision with a milk truck. "I poured a lot of money into that," Wolski said of his car after the crash in Redding, Calif. The milk truck driver was also uninjured. Wolski was not wearing a seat belt. Soviets praise U.S. student's song ST. FRANCIS, Wis. (AP) Moscow radio is playing a peace song a fifth-grader wrote and sent to Soviet leader Mikhail Gor- bachev, and Soviet broadcast officials have asked her for more recordings. Sherry Lynn Biedrzycki, 10, sent Gorbachev a tape of her composition "We Can Walk In Peace" in May, and Gorbachev acknowleged it in September by sending four albums of Russian music. Last week, Sherry received a letter from a deputy section manager at Radio Moscow telling her the song was part of a children's program on peace, which included John Denver records, said her mother, Judith. The family also received a tape of her song being played on Radio Moscow. The Soviets asked Sherry to record more tapes describing herself and her life for Moscow radio and told her she should ask questions of Soviet children. "They said that the children of Moscow wanted to know more about me and that if I had any questions they would answer it for Sherry Biedrzycki and her Russian album. me," she said from Willow Glen Elementary School. Sherry has been studying the piano and coronet for five years. She wrote her song for an international competition, which she won. She also sent a copy to President Reagan. "I'm still waiting to hear from him, though," she said. Boone wins Silver Beaver Award LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America awarded singer Pat Boone its highest honor, the Silver Beaver Award. Boone, 51, was cited for his longstanding commitment to helping young people develop strong moral values and emphasizing good citizenship, said a Scouts spokesman. Boone, who did not attend the award ceremony at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel, was among 32 people honored for outstanding service to youth. Art Linkletter presented the awards. Pat Boone Rainless days win hotel discount AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — Guests are guaranteed a discount if it doesn't rain during a stay at the Victoria Hotel. The offer applies to visitors from the parched Persian Gulf. "We thought we should offer clients from Kuwait, Bahrain and other Gulf countries something they don't have — rainfall," said Theo Lingmont, marketing manager of the 160-room Victoria. Guests get a 25 percent discount if it doesn't rain at all, 15 percent if it rains a little, and 10 percent if it averages up to a fifth of an inch. If the heavens really open up, guests get no discount. But the hotel will provide free umbrellas. Oklahoma to cite 'adopted son' OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Country and western entertainer Merle Haggard will be honored Tuesday by the Legislature as Oklahoma's "Favorite Adopted Son." "Will Rogers is the state's favorite son, and you can't have two favorite sons unless they're twins," said state Sen. John Dahl, sponsor of the resolution. "So we're going to name him the state's favorite adopted son." The resolution notes that Haggard's song "Okie From Muskogee" earned him honors ranging from entertainer of the year to male vocalist of the year in 1970. Haggard, "whose parents were from Checotah, Haggard Okla., has always shown great pride and love for his almost home state of Oklahoma," the resolution said. Beefcake features The Salina Journal Iowa farm boys DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The farm economy is on the skids, but Iowa still has farm boys, and a Des Moines entrepreneur is rounding them up for a 1987 Iowa beefcake calendar. ."I am looking for strong bodies and gentle souls," said Anne Hong, 32, president of 1-80 Ink Corp., a graphics business. The wholesome type she's looking for don't actually have to work on a farm to qualify. "They just have to go to school in Iowa, and if they have not completed a course, well, that's all right too." She said her calendar will show the men bare-chested, but not in suggestive poses. "Hey, this is the Bible belt, the heartland. I want a calendar you can put in your office and still enjoy the visuals without apologizing for it." The calendar will feature photos of men plowing fields, milking cows or other things big-city manwatchers think farmers do. Solid rockets once thought too risky SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) — For the first 20 years of the space age, solid rockets were considered too risky to use on manned flights. But they proved so successful early in the shuttle program that NASA confidently removed all but four sensors to measure their performance. Now a failure of the right booster is considered a major candidate for the cause of the Challenger explosion that killed the crew of seven and brought to a temporary halt America's manned spaceflight program. Suspicion focused on the right booster after photographs clearly showed flame burst through the side of the rocket casing. It was speculated that the 6,000-degree heat from the solid fuel could have impinged like a blow torch against Challenger's fuel tank, which contained a half-million gallons of explosive fuel. It was this fuel tank that exploded. Problems with a booster nearly caused a disaster during the eighth shuttle mission in October 1983. Astronaut Dan Brandenstein reported that a nozzle on a rocket motor came within a fifth of an inch of burning through. Had it burned through, he said, the result would have been "catastrophic," with the craft going into a pinwheeling motion. He believed the five astronauts on board would have been killed. NASA's acting administrator, William Graham, said Sunday in an interview on NBC that the boosters were at first heavily instrumented to monitor their performance. But he said the rockets worked so successfully that there were "no credible failure modes that we could identify" and most of the sensors were removed early in the program. Only four sensors remained on the boosters used for Challenger, and officials said there was no data monitored during liftoff at Mission Control to indicate a problem. Solid rockets have a history of unreliability dating to ancient China, when they were propelled by charcoal, potassium nitrate and sulfur. 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. Churches, memorials honor shuttle crew By The Associated Press With prayers and tears, the nation remembered the lost crew of space shuttle Challenger at Sunday church services and in special memorial services where the astronauts grew up, went to school or got married. "We should remember but not pity them; they were doing what they wanted to do," said the Rev. Warren Langer at First United Methodist Church of Cocoa Beach on Florida's "space coast" near Cape Canaveral. At St. Teresa's Catholic Church in Titusville, Fla., just across the river from the Kennedy Space Center, the crew was remembered, each by name. Gregory Jarvis. Christa McAuliffe. Ronald McNair. Ellison Onizuka. Judith Resnik. Francis Scobee. Michael Smith. In Beaufort, N.C, Smith's picture was fastened to one of seven flag poles at the city limits. A sign on the pole read, "He lived well, laughed often and loved everything. He accomplished his task, and left this world a better place than he found it." Beaufort's auditorium was full an hour before a memorial service Sunday, and red carnations and white mums sent by President and Mrs. Reagan comprised the largest of the bouquets crowding the stage. "Where would America be today without those whose courage and confidence in themselves gave them the determination to push back our frontiers and open new horizons?" Gov. Jim Martin said. "Mike Smith was that kind of heroic pioneer.'' Smith's family wept as a formation of A-6E Intruders streaked overhead, with one peeling away in the "missing man" formation. About 350 people jammed the Wesley United Methodist Church in Lake City, S.C., for a memorial service for McNair, and hundreds more stood outside the red brick church listening to loudspeakers. "McNair was determined to be upward bound and heaven bound," the Rev. Jesse Jackson prayed. "He took the wings of the morning and now his soul is at rest with thee." Carl McNair said his brother received many honors after his first shuttle mission in 1984, but was most touched that a street in his hometown was named for nun — "a black man who had once picked cucumbers, cotton and tobacco.'' In Cambridge, Mass., parishioners at the St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church remembered McNair's faith. He had attended the church while studying at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and met his wife Cheryl there. Returning to the church last October, McNair had told friends, "When I get in that rocket, if there are seven astronauts there, the eighth will be Jesus Christ," the Rev. Brenda Payne said at an afternoon memorial service. In Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, more than 300 people attended a memorial Mass at St. Michael's Catholic Church for Onizuka, a Buddhist. It was the last of four such services at the church. insurance good neighbor > there. State Farm Insurance Companies 1986 Spring Semester Ev •Princ. Accounting II •General Psychology •Crime & Delinquency •Princ. of Management •Intermediate BASIC •Office Automation •Intro. Computer Science •Computer Science II •Choosing Wellness •Adolescent Literature •The Film •Continuing Spanish •Guitar Class II •Intermediate Microeconomics ^ •Statistics •Intermediate English Comp. •Laboratory Safety & Maintenance •Descriptive Astronomy Classes begin: Tuesday, February 4,1986 Registration is: January 30, 5:00 pm-7:30 pm KANSAS WESLEYAN Making Quality Education Available To Everyone. LOUX P.O. Bo* 740 Zip Cod* 87402 Published seven days a week, 365 days per year al 333 S. 4th, Salina, Kansas, by— Saltajj Journal, Inc. 'USPS <73-060) HARRIS RAYL, Editor and Publisher Second-class postage paid at Salina, Kansas. Additional mailings made from Hays 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 HOWARD GRUBER, Press Foreman RHONDA KELLEY, Credit Manager Area Code 913 Dial 823-6383 Slnglacopy rat«« Daily 25c Sunday 75c. By Carrier — Monthly rate $8.00 including sales tax. By Motor Route — Monthly rate J8.50 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. We had such a great response to our "ANNIVERSARY SALE" that we are willing to extend one more week. We are slashing prices on our permanent siding and replacement windows. 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