The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 22, 1996 · Page 2
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Salina, Kansas
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A2 TUESDAY. OCTOBER 22, 1996 NEWS & EVENTS THE SALINA JOURNAL A Look Ahead 22 Tuesday • BINGO: Salina Charter Chapter AB- WA Bingo. 4 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. bingo. Jack Pat Bingo, 411 E. Walnut. 825- • BINGO: AMBUC Emporium Bingo, sponsored by Red Baron AMBUC. 5 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. bingo. 155 N. Seventh. 823-2229. • CANDIDATES FORUM: Children's Issues Candidates Forum, televised live on Channel 6, Community Access Television. 8-9:30 p.m. Call-ins and studio audience welcome. 410 W. Ash. ,,• PUBLIC MEETING: Saline County Commission. 4 p.m., Room 107, City- County Building, 300 W. Ash. 826-6540. • PUBLIC MEETING: City-County -Board of Health. 4:30 p.m., 125 W. Elm. 826-6600. • PUBLIC MEETING: Salina School District Board of Education. 5 p.m., District office, 1511 Gypsum. 826-4700. • PUBLIC MEETING: Salina Tree Advisory Board. 7 p.m., Oakdale Park Offices. 826-7434. • ABILENE: Walk-In Clinic for Veterans, sponsored by Dept. of Veteran Affairs. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 317 N. Spruce. • LINCOLN: Brown bag lunch with Marla Heine, Sylvan Grove, sharing experiences of life in Germany. Noon, Lincoln Art Center. 524-3241. 23 Wednesday • COFFEE: Job Club coffee sponsored by the Older Kansas Employment Program. Guest speaker Amy Reidel O'Brien, program director of Land Activities and House Promotions YWCA. 9:30 a.m., Sirloin Stockade, 2351 S. Ninth. 827-4857. ' • BINGO: Off Broadway Bingo. 5:30 doors open, 7 p.m. bingo. 1 1 1 1 W. South. 825-9411. • DANCE: Jolly Mixers Club dance. Music by The Sun Dusters. 8-1 1 p.m, Moose Lodge, 1700 Beverly. No smoking or drinking. 827-3797. • PROGRAM: "Australia" with Jim McDonald, sponsored by the Sunflower Lion's Club Travel and Adventure Series. 7:30 p.m., Central High School Auditorium. $3. 823-3627. Listing Events . Items for the Calendar of Events should be sent at least two weeks in advance to: Calendar of Events, The Salina Journal, P.O. Box 740, Salina 67402. Be sure to include name, address and telephone number. Information Call COMMUNITY line I For these items, use the following category codes: • Salina and regional arts / 2787 • Public schools / 8050 • Local churches / 7729 • Kansas Wesleyan Info Line / 5984 1 1 ^ Salina Journal ; • Published seven days a week, 365 days a •' 1 year at 333 S. Fourth. P.O. Box 740, ,i Salina, Kan. 67402, by Salina Journal Inc. »." HARRIS RAYL, publisher DEPARTMENTS " •' • ADVERTISING: JEANNY SHARP, director •' • BUSINESS: DAVID MARTIN, manager A, '• CIRCULATION: BRYAN SANDMEIER, •, manager ".* • NEWS: SCOTT SEIRER, executive editor ' f • PRODUCTION: DAVID ATKINSON, •'- manager Salina 1800-827-6363 ;,. Kansas SUBSCRIPTIONS '^ EXTENSION 350 "'' • NO PAPER?: If your paper doesnl arrive by 6:30 a.m. weekdays or 7 am. • ,weekends and holidays, call your carrier r , or the number above. In Salina, It you call ' by 10 a.m., your paper will be delivered " mat day. Out-of-town subscribers will -i ' receive missed papers the following day. Jj' • CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT ~ .HOURS: Open at 5:30 a.m. dally. Closes , ^ at 5:30 p.m. weekdays, noon on ' ••''weekends, 10 am. on holidays. ' A • CARRIER RATES: $16 for one < r month, $42 for three months. , <-' • RATES BY MOTOR ROUTE: $16 i? ,for one month, $48 for three months. ' «'„ * RATES BY MAIL (three months): ;, • loKarmas, $48 for dally paper, $39 for 'Monday through Saturday and $21 for ,, Sunday. Outside Kansas. $54 for dally paper, . $43.50 for Monday through Saturday and $25,50. for Sunday. All prices Include 6.4 percent Saline County fates lax. Tax rates may vary. \. EXTENSION 1 SO JT* • HOURS: 8 a.m. to midnight Monday l <' through Saturday and 2 p.m. to midnight «;ggmtey, Mon.-Sal. (i ain-2 pin Breakfast Specials Lunch Specials The Only Downtown Restaurant with... 158 S. Santa Fe T FIRES Wildfire damages luxury homes Gusty winds fan flames in exclusive Southern California neighborhood By E. SCOTT RECKARD Tile Associated Press TUST1N, Calif. — Homeowners scooped water from swimming pools and used garden hoses to wet down their wood- shingle roofs Monday as a wind- driven wildfire destroyed or damaged 13 luxury homes in an exclusive Southern California neighborhood. Gusts of up to 71 mph from the season's first Santa Ana windstorm fanned flames that leaped 50 feet high through the hilly Lemon Heights neighborhood about 35 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Fragrant eucalyptus trees, parched by California's dry weather, exploded into flame as helicopters roared in to drop water on hot spots amid the burned- out houses. At least eight houses were destroyed and five damaged. "It looks like a war zone at the moment," said Dean McCormick, 43, helping his parents and grandparents, who both have houses in the neighborhood. The blaze was reported during the morning. The cause was not unknown. No injuries were reported. Lemon Heights has many $1 million-plus mansions with large swimming pools and tennis courts surrounded by stately old The Associated Press Orange County firefighters signal for water as they try to save a burning house Monday near, Tustin, Calif. Several houses burned in the wind-driven firestorm that hopped through the area. trees. Some residents packed belongings and fled. Others stayed behind to battle flames with garden hoses, buckets, shovels, trash cans, ice chests and anything else that would hold water. At one house, two people scooped water from a swimming pool, handing containers up to each other on the roof, where they dashed to soak shingles touched by wind-borne embers. Other residents hurled dirt by the shovelful at a wall of fire along a street. In Tustin, Faith Kim was packing for a trip to San Francisco when firefighters banged on her door and told her to get out because her roof was on fire. "I wanted to collect some valuables, some of the sentimental pieces and they wouldn't let me," she said as she watched flames that eventually ignited the rest . of her house. T NICARAGUA ALEMAN V O.J. SIMPSON TRIAL Jury alternates include only one black With one black, panel of alternates resembles regular jury in case By The Associated Press SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Attorneys in the O.J. Simpson wrongful death trial picked a panel of eight alternates Monday that, like the regular jury, has only, black member. The alternates include five whites, one black, one Asian and T LEGIONNAIRE'S DISEASE one Hispanic. The jury, sworn in last week, includes nine whites, one black, one Hispanic and one man who is half black-half Asian.. Opening statements were scheduled to begin Wednesday with both the jury and the alternates in the courtroom. Attorneys maneuvered down to the wire while selecting the alternates, mindful of the role backups played hi the criminal trial. Ten jurors were lost for various reasons and alternates became part of the mostly black jury that acquit- ted Simpson of murder charges last year. The families of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are suing Simpson for unspecified damages, claiming he's responsible for the slayings. Each side had eight chances to remove alternates. Prospective jurors with ties to police were quickly eliminated by the Simpson defense while the plaintiffs excused a black woman police dispatcher who said she didn't "socialize" with police and would change jobs if she could be paid as well to do something else. The plaintiffs also removed a black man who said he didn't believe race was an issue in the Simpson case and said he is not racially prejudiced. He also attended the University of Southern California, where Simpson played football. The only prospect excused for bias was a black man in his 60s who said he and his wife had violent domestic battles in which she hit him, scalded him with water and came after him with a meat cleaver. Aleman claims victory But challenger Ortega claims discrepancies exist in official count By The Associated Press MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Piling up so many votes he might avoid a second round, conservative Arnoldo Aleman claimed a triumph Monday over Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua's presidential election. But in what may be a preview of antagonism between the San- dinistas and an Aleman administration, Ortega rejected the official results — at least temporarily — claiming anomalies and discrepancies between official figures and his own party's count. "There was fraud in several yn- stances. There were alterations in the telegrams from the (states) that lead us to believe the telegrams did not give the exact number of votes the (Sandinistas) got," he said. Few had expected any candidate; to get the 45 percent of the vo.te needed to win Sunday's election outright and avoid a runoff. But with 54 percent of the vote count-, ed Monday, Aleman had 49 percent to Ortega's 39 percent. Twenty-one other candidates shared the rest. A former mayor of Managua,, the 50-year-old Aleman had campaigned on fears Ortega would re-, turn Nicaragua to the economic hardships and political conflicts of the 1980s, after the leftist San- dinistas took power in a revolu-; tion. "I ask God for the wisdom to understand the enormous responsibil-- ity I have acquired," a jubilant Aleman said when the first results were announced before dawn. "There are no conquerors or conquered. Only the people have won." Dressed in a bright red shirt, the color of his party's flag, the lawyer and businessman called-on-" all parties to unite behind him. Outbreak claims 2, sickens 22 Only clue is victims lived, worked or went through a 6-mile area By The Associated Press DETROIT — An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease has killed two people and sickened at least 22 more, and about the only thing investigators know is the victims lived, worked or passed through a six-square-mile area of suburban Detroit. The number of cases rose Monday to 24 from 12 over the weekend, though most of those were older cases just being reported. At least two hospitals awaited test results to see if patients recently admitted have the disease. The victims are mostly elderly Killer of Evinrude heiress executed By the Associated Press STARKE, Fla.— A high-school dropout was executed Monday night for kidnapping and killing an heiress to the Evinrude motor fortune while robbing the convenience store where she worked. John Earl Bush, 38, was electrocuted for the fatal stabbing of Frances Julia Slater in 1982. Just moments before, Bush shook his head no when asked if he had any final words. The Supreme Court denied Bush's last appeal just 90 minutes before his execution. It had denied another appeal one day earlier. Slater, 18, was the granddaughter of actress Frances Langford and Ralph .Evinrude, founder of the marine motor company that bears his name. and had been in a small area in the communities of Farmington and Farmington Hills northwest of Detroit in late September. A 74-year-old woman died Oct. 8 and a 76-year-old woman died last week. The disease is not contagious from person to person. Instead, it is spread mainly by inhaling airborne water droplets containing the bacteria. It can be treated with antibiotics. More than half a dozen new cases were confirmed Monday afternoon, but they are newly reported cases rather than new infections, said Dr. Carolyn Bird, chief of medical services for the Oakland County Health Division. State and county health officials are interviewing victims, and investigators are testing the water held in buildings' cooling towers for air conditioners. Most air conditioners are not running because or cool weather, but cleanups are being done on several codling towers in light of the new reports, Bird said. • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is also investigating, but pinpointing the source of the bacteria could take months, said Dr. William Hall, chief of communicable disease epidemiol- ogy at the state Community Health Department. Legionnaires' disease can cause high fevers and severe respiratory ailments, including pneumonia. An estimated 10,000 people in the United States develop the disease each year, and 5 percent to 15 percent of known cases prove fatal, the CDC said. Drive With Confidence... BENNETT AUTOPLEX, INC, 9]3-823-6372 or 1 -800-569-5653 651 S.Ohio. 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Together, We 7 re Building A Better Community Solinu Area United Way Send Tommye to Topeka Elect Tbmmye Sexton 71st District Representative * 20 Year Salina Resident * BA & MA Degrees from THE BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE To PUT FAMTTTRS FIRST! *Teacher or Counselor at; * Hawfhorne Elementary • Sacred Heart High School, • Salina South High School • Marymount College As a counselor she listens foraliving. Pol Adv. paid for by Sexton for District Representative, Al and Mary Anne Schwartz, Treasurers.

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