The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 21, 1996 · Page 7
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THE SALINA JOURNAL NEWS MONDAY. OCTOBER 21, 1996 A7 DEATHS S FUNERALS Leroy "Lee" D. Achterberg ELLSWORTH — Leroy "Lee" Dale Achterberg, 52, Ellsworth, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 1996, from injuries received in an automobile accident in rural Ellsworth County. . Mr. Achterberg was born April <i, 1944. He was a resident of Ellsworth for two years, moving from Salina. He was a salesman for. Wicks Pipe Organ Co. and was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Lincoln, and Aid Association for Lutherans. I Survivors include his mother, Christina Achterberg of Lincoln; £ihd nieces and nephews, i 'The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran fchurch, Lincoln, Pastor Gerald Radtke officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church or Lutheran Hour. Parsons Funeral Home, 307 N. Lincoln, Ellsworth 67439, is handling arrangements. SAUNA Alice I. Heimer GYPSUM — Alice I. Heimer, 88, Gypsum, died Friday, Oct. 18, 1996, at Abilene Health Center. Mrs. Heimer was born Alice Akers-on Sept. 5,1908, at Wright and was a longtime Gypsum area resident. She was a homemaker, taught school in Saline County and. served as a librarian for the city of Gypsum. She was a member of Gypsum United Methodist Church and American Association of Retired Persons. • Her husband, Al J., died in 1976. i Survivors include two sons, Robert of Topeka and John of Boise, Idaho; a daughter, Mary Holland of Great Bend; a brother, Orland Akers of Riverside, Calif.; and seven grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Gypsum United Methodist Church, Gypsum, the Rev. Mitch Reece officiating. Burial will be m Gypsum Cemetery. • Memorials may be made to the church. .-Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a,m. until n,oon Wednesday at Karber- Gillum Funeral Home, 902 Maple, Gypsum 67448. Georgina R. Jacobs ' iGORHAM — Georgina R. Jacobs, 81, Gorham, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 1996, at Russell Regional Hospital. ' Miss Jacobs was born Nov. 22, 'J914, east of Gorham and was a lifetime area resident. She was a hbrnemaker and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Gorham. Survivors include a sister, Flo- £en9e Yost of Gorham. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Gorham, the Rev. Charles Steier officiating. Burial will be in St-:Mary's Catholic Cemetery. A.-vigil will be at 7:30 p.m. today at Cline's Mortuary, Victoria. * Memorials may be made to the phurch. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today and 8 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, at the mortuary, 412 Main, Victoria 67671. /• •'''• pliyer John Kinchen Oliver John Kinchen, 48, Salina,' died Saturday, Oct. 19, 1996, at Salina Regional Health Center. Ryan Mortuary, Salina, is handling arrangements. Allen "Shorty" Kuhlman ^ SMITH CENTER — Allen "Shorty" Kuhlman, 77, Smith Center, died Saturday, Oct. 19,1996, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Grand Island, Neb. ' Simmons Mortuary, Smith Center,' is handling arrangements. Marylee Niewald BELOIT — Marylee Niewald, 81, Beloit, died Saturday, Oct. 19,1996, at Mitchell County Hospital, Beloit. Mrs. Niewald was born Marylee Harvey on Nov. 24, 1914, on the family homestead near Ogallah and was a resident of Beloit since Oliver John Kinchen KANSAS BELOIT: Marylee Niewald COL&Y; Peggy J/2erfas ELLSWORTH: Leroy "Lee* Dale Achterberg GORHAM: Georgina fi. Jacobs GYPSUM: Alice I. Heimer MCPHERSON: Leila 0. Shannon SMITH CENTER: Allen "Shorty* Kuhlman, Howard Royce 1952. She was a former resident of Holton and Hutchinson. She was a librarian at the Port Library, Beloit. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, PEO, Ad Volens Club and Pink Lady at Mitchell County Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene in 1986; a daughter, Norma Lee; and a son, Gary Lance. Survivors include two sons, Neil of Wichita and Nick of Beloit; a brother, Hill Harvey of Ogallah; and 12 grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at McDonald Funeral Home, Beloit, Pastor Bill Brazil officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Beloit. Memorials may be made to Port Library or St. John's Educational Fund. Visitation will be at McDonald Funeral Home, 910 N. Campbell, Beloit 67420. Howard Royce SMITH CENTER — Howard Royce, 93, Smith Center, died Sunday, Oct. 20,1996, at Smith Center Community Care. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Simmons Chapel, Smith Center. Visitation will be until the service at the chapel. Simmons Mortuary, Smith Center, is handling arrangements. Leila 0. Shannon McPHERSON — Lelia O. Shannon, 85, McPherson, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 1996, at Sterling House, McPherson. Mrs. Shannon was born Lelia Zimmet on Oct. 6, 1911, at Lewis and was a McPherson resident since 1987, moving from Minneola. She was a retired seamstress and homemaker. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, both of McPherson. Her husband, Loren M., died in 1990. Survivors include a son, Larry of Georgetown, Texas; two daughters, Linda Shannon of Inman and Lana Chaney of McPherson; eight grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church, Minneola, the Rev. Paul Hindman officiating. Burial will be in Minneola Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Lupus Foundation. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Ball & Son Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson 67460. Peggy J. Zerfas COLBY — Peggy J. Zerfas, 72, Colby, died Friday, Oct. 18,1996, at Citizens Medical Center, Colby. Mrs. Zerfas was born Peggy Kleinhans on Oct. 11, 1924, in Thomas County and was a longtime area resident. She was a retired telephone operator. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence. Survivors include two brothers, Lyle Kleinhans of Colby and Harry R. Kleinhans of Longmont, Colo. The service will be at 2 p.m. today at Beulah Cemetery, Colby, the Rev. Jerold Bond officiating. Memorials may be made to Citizens Medical Center. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Kersenbrock Funeral Chapel, 745 S. Country Club Drive, Colby 67701. Photos by The Associated Press A Belgian girl emerges from a sea of balloons while sitting on her father's shoulders during Sunday's demonstration In downtown Brussels. Organizers estimated that 325,000 people took part in the biggest demonstration in Belgium since World War II. Belgians mourn slain girls Hundreds of thousands demonstrate grief and anger with justice system By PAUL AMES The Associated Press BRUSSELS, Belgium — Hundreds of thousands of Belgians marched through the streets of the capital Sunday in an outpouring of grief and anger over the killings of four girls by a gang of pedophiles. The marchers respected an appeal from the girls' families to avoid violence and political slogans. Most dressed in white or carried white flowers and balloons — a symbol chosen by the families to represent the victims' innocence. They left huge piles of white flowers under a billboard bearing the names of the slain children. "We launch this march in the hope that children will become the top priority of our society," said Carine Russo, whose daughter Melissa was found dead last August. The investigation into the girls' slayings has been plagued by miscues, by allegations that police shielded the chief suspect from scrutiny and by rumors that they are protecting rich and powerful pedophiles. "We believed the justice system was something to help us. We were disappointed," Russo told the crowd. Organizers estimated that 325,000 people took part in the march — that would make it the biggest demonstration in Belgium since World War II. The Interior Ministry A Belgian man's headgear includes photos of two of the girls who were slain by a gang of pedophiles. put the figure at up to 250,000. Though marchers contained their anger — the same rage sparked strikes and sometimes violent protests across Belgium last week — the emotion was evident in their voices. "I'm here to tell all the police and the judicial bodies to assume their responsibilities," said Claude Coutier, 61, a retired teacher from the southern city of Charleroi. Despair over the case has united the country's 6 million Dutch speakers and its 4 million French speakers in a rare show of solidarity. Belgium's large immigrant population also showed up in force Sunday. "The whole nation is here. There are no differences between us," said Paula Baudouin, 36, a secretary from the northern city of Antwerp. "Today we are all one race." The march began with a tearful address by the parents of lost children and by the two young girls who were rescued from the makeshift dungeon where Marc Dutroux has admitted he hid his victims. Dutroux, a convicted child molester, said he kidnapping all six of the girls, and has been charged with four counts of murder. "Melissa, you will always be our princess," said Russo. "There is only one thing I ask now: that all children are treated like little princes and princesses and never again will they live, like you, through a hell on Earth." After the march, the parents broke away for talks with Prime Minister Jean-Luc Dehaene, who pledged to create a National Missing Children's Center, to revise the legal system to favor victims and to step up the current investigation. "The inquiry will get to the heart of this; nothing will stop it," Dehaene said. Volunteers / Salinans plan good deeds FROM PAGE A1 Children also are encouraged to bring a toothbrush or toothpaste to the Halloween Spooktacular and Howl-O-Rama in Kansas Wesleyan University's Muir Gymnasium. The annual Halloween event starts at 4 p.m. Saturday. Those who donate products at Wal-Mart can register for a gift certificate. Cash donations also will be accepted. Donations can be delivered or mailed to the Salina Area Community Service Council at the Salina Parks and Recreation Recreation Department, Salina ON THE RECORD City-County Building, 300 W. Ash, Room 100, Salina 67401. Yard work Those who want to make a difference in a more physical way can volunteer for yard work and repair projects for some of Salina's elderly, said Nancy Klostermeyer, director of RSVP-Volunteer Center. Volunteers are needed to spruce up homes from 9 a.m. until noon. Volunteers are encouraged to bring helpful items such as gloves, shovels, rakes, handsaws and string. To volunteer, call RSVP at 8233128. If enough people volunteer, T TELEVISION additional projects will be arranged. Field trip donations Employees of Great Plains Manufacturing are donating money for field trips for students at Hawthorne Elementary School, 715 N. Ninth. Depending on how much money is raised, the company might send younger students to the zoo in Manhattan or Wichita and older students to the Kansas Cosmos- phere and Space Museum in Hutchinson, said Mary Kirk, a Great Plains employee who came up with the Make a Difference idea. Kirk said she asked employees to donate $5 to sponsor a child, but employees have issued challenges to give as much as $30 each. One woman who lives in the Hawthorne neighborhood donated $100 and offered to accompany the students on their field trip, Kirk said. Kirk said she liked the idea of "Make a Difference Day" and wanted to find a way to get the company involved. "It makes you feel better to help other people," she said. Anyone who wants to donate to Great Plain's project can call Kirk at 822-5666. Hospital report Salina Regional Health Center PENN ADMISSIONS - Blossom Augustine, Salina. SANTA FE ADMISSIONS-Glynis M. Boyd and Jennie I. Snell, both of .Salina; Brenda Arthur, Lindsborg; Dacia B. Berry, Lindsborg. ' DISMISSALS — Blossom Augustine, Tresha L Hoover, Hannelore E. Jennings, Kathleen M. Jones and baby boy, Nancy Springer and Karen A. Wiejierstein and baby boy, all of SaH- ha; Eldon Noel, Abilene; Donald D. Oemanett, Concordia; John G. Acosta, Manchester. Births 1 GIRLS: Mark D. and Brenda Arthur, Lindsborg, 6 Ibs. 7 ozs., born Oct. 19. .Dapia B. Berry, Lindsborg, 10 Ibs. 8 ozs., born Oct. 19. Police blotter INJURY ACCIDENTS - Sheri Mc- Neal, 32, 1205 Flint, and Shirley Virginia Keeler, 84, Assaria, treated at Salina Regional Health Center after a traffic accident at 3:22 p.m. Friday at the intersection of South Broadway Avenue and Beverly Drive. A car driven by Daniel William McNeal, 34, 1205 Flint, and a car driven by Keeler collided. Sheri McNeal was a passenger in Daniel McNeal's vehicle. Gerald E. Tayior, 212 S. Delaware, 32, was treated for injuries received in a two-vehicle accident at 1:20 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Broadway ana Hageman. Taylor struck a car driven by Sharon K. Jones, 49, Glas* co, who failed to see Taylor's car and entered the intersection. VEHICLE BURGLARY T- A stereo, compact disc player, amplifier, Rayban sunglasses, CD case and 90 CDs belonging to Travis M. Arroyo were taken TODAY'S SCRIPTURE "Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good." — Romans 12:21 from 120 Raleigh between 1 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. A left wing window was broken; $1,089 loss, $40 damage. Animal shelter These animals were picked up Oct. 17 at the locations listed and taken to the Saline County Animal Shelter, 1960 W. Old Highway 40. Phone 826-6535. DOGS — Gray and cream male yorkie, 1700 block of West Crawford; black and brown female shepherd and chow mix puppy, 300 block of South 10th; red male chow mix puppy, 300 block of South 10th. CORRECTION Because of incomplete information given to the Journal, a birth announcement was incorrect in Sunday's edition. John and Michelle L. Vishnefske had a baby girl, 7 Ibs. 0 ounces, on Oct. 18. Viewers responding to CBS Comeback taking shape as network scores well in latest Nielsen ratings By The Associate Press NEW YORK — Maybe it's the cozy slogan. After all, a catchphrase worked for "must-see" NBC. CBS sought to "welcome home" television viewers this fall to a place they had avoided lately, promising lots of old friends would stop by. Enough people have responded to make CBS's comeback, together with the relatively desultory performance of its rivals, the story of the young television season. "We're feeling that progress is being made," a cautious CBS En- tertainment president, Leslie Moonves, said last week. "But crowing? No, hardly. You won't hear that out of me." The memories of last season, when CBS finished third among the big three networks with disastrous programming choices like the megahyped "Central Park West," are too fresh in his mind. Moonves, brought in after the network bottomed out, dreaded opening his newspaper each week: When the top 20 shows in the Nielsen ratings were displayed, CBS frequently had as few as one. In last week's Nielsens, however, CBS nabbed nine of the top 20 spots. The network has finished a solid second behind ratings champ NBC during the TV season's first month, and its ratings are up over a comparable period last year, while NBC, ABC and Fox all are down. The declines are most marked at ABC and Fox, where early signs of panic are evident. CBS banked on familiar faces like Bill Cosby and Rhea Perlman to anchor new sitcoms this fall, and both are among the new season's top performers — and that's before Ted Danson's show "Ink" begins tonight. Weekend shows like "Walker, Texas Ranger" and the new drama "Early Edition" also are hits. CBS is expected to score a coup today when the organizers of the Grammys, who considered abandoning their 22-year broadcast outlet, re-up for another five years. The network also is talking about trying to win back National Football League broadcasts.

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