The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 1, 2001 · Page 8
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 8

Salina, Kansas
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Tuesday, May 1, 2001
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B2 TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2001 GREAT PLAINS THE SALINA JOURNAL A Look Ahead 1 Tuesday • DEADLINE: Reservation deadline for the Sallna Art Center's "Pignic 2001" pig roast, auction and dance on May 5, Roiling Hills R^nch. • A /IUSIC: Concert by Kansas Wesleyan University wind symptiony/con-, cert band. 7;30 p.m., Sams Chapei, Pioneer Hall. 827-5541, Ext. 5213. • PROGRAM: Adult workshop with storyteller De Cee Cornish. 2-4 p.m., Prescott Room, Salina Public Library. 825-4624. • PROGRAM: Personal finance seminar "Investments and Portfolio's: How to get your money to worl< for you — instead of always working for your money." 6:30 p.m.. Room 201, Peters Science Hall, Kansas Wesleyan University. Free. 827-3606. • PUBUC MEETING: Salina Planning Commission. 4 p.m.. Room 107, City-County Building. 309-5720. • PUBLIC MEETING: Saline County Commission. 11 a.m.. Room 107, City- County Building. 309-5825. • LINDSBORG: Voice recitals by Jenny Kling and Lisa Mooney. 7:30 p.m., Presser Hall, Bethany College. (785) 227-3311. 2 Wednesday • DANCE: Jolly Mixers, Uptowners playing. 8-11 p.m., Moose Lodge. No smoking or drinking. 827-7870. • EVENT: Storytelling performance by storyteller De Cee Cornish. 7 p.m., Salina Art Center, 242 S. Santa Fe. 827-1431. • EVENT: National Day of Prayer Youth Event. 5 p.m.. Pioneer Hall, Kansas Wesleyan University. 8257014. • PROGRAM: Information session at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Salina. 5:30 p.m., 227 N. Santa Fe, Suite 305. To sign up, call 825-5509. 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. Music Wesleyan band to give spring concert The Kansas Wesleyan University wind symphony/concert band will present its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. today in Sams Chapel of Pioneer Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. William McMosley, director of instrumental studies at Wesleyan, has chosen music from the classical, contemporary and modern eras for the performance. For more information, call McMosley at 827-5541, Ext. 5213. From Staff Reports T STERNBERG MUSEUM MARK COLSON / The Hays Daily News Evan Newiin, 3, Colorado Springs, Colo., looks Sunday at a skull cast of Sue the Tyrannosaurus rex at the Sternberg Museum in Hays. Sunday was the last day of the exhibit. So long, Sue Touring exhibit brings $11.3 million to Hays By The Associated Press HAYS — The cast of the fossil of a Tyrannosaurus rex will be packed up and sent on to another museum in Ohio after completing a nine-week stay that drew more than 100,000 visitors to Fort Hays State University's Sternberg Museum of Natural History "This is like saying goodbye to an old friend," Fort Hays State President Edward Hammond said at a news conference Monday, standing in front of the cast of the fossil, known as Sue. The original is in the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. The traveling exhibit closed Sunday after nine weeks. It will be dismantled this week for transportation to the Center of Science and Industry in Columbus, Ohio. Hammond said because the exhibit just closed, an assessment of its economic impact on the Hays area is still unofficial, but a formula used by convention and visitors bureaus shows it would have produced $11,340,000 in tourism revenue. "This was a great project in terms of its educational value, but we shouldn't overlook the tremendous lift that it gave to our local and area businesses," Hammond said. Museum director Jerry Choate had used attendance of 40,000 as the break-even point for the exhibit, and was pleased to announced the final figure of 105,713. "This has been a tremendous boost to our economy," Hammond said, "but the im­ pact on the university also is very important, and over time, it will show some real benefits. "Thousands and thousands of young people got to visit Hays and our institution who may not have gotten to otherwise," he said. The museum broke attendance records nearly every week as school groups and visitors of all ages swarmed in to see the famous dinosaur. Despite 11 inches of snow the night before the grand opening, thousands of people showed up for a first look at the fossil. And the total for the exhibit's run exceeded attendance for the first seven months of the museum's operation after it opened at a new location in March 1999. T TRIAL Judge to rule on Frick trial delay New attorney for businessman cites conflict witli otiier trial By DAVID CLOUSTON The Salina Journal The judge presiding over a case in which Salina businessman Ben Frick is accused of water theft on Monday postponed for a vyeek decisions on several motions before the court, including a request by Frick's attorney to delay the start of the trial. Frick faces two felony counts of theft of services and one count of felony criminal pp.p,, damage to prop- FRIOK erty; he is accused of receiving water from a tampered line serving the United Parcel Service building on North Street. His trial is set to begin May 8 in Saline County District Court. But Frick's new attorney, Joe Allen, Minneapolis, asked Judge George Robertson to delay the trial because Allen is T CRIME scheduled to begin a trial May 7 in Minneapolis. Allen inherited Frick's defense from his former law office associate, Richard Comfort, Concordia, who withdrew from the case over an undisclosed conflict with Frick. The case also includes a new prosecutor, Chris Biggs, who is . the Geary County attorney He was hired at a cost of $75 an hour after Saline County Attorney Ellen Mitchell withdrew from the case, citing a conflict because she is a potential witness. Robertson noted with chagrin that Frick's case, filed in 1998, has dragged on. He asked , Allen to seek a postponement in his other case and to provide the court with a written denial if either the judge or his client objected to a delay "If I had been laboring on this case, Mr. Allen, I would have delivered three children by now," Robertson said, dryly, during the discussion. Robertson scheduled further pre-trial action for 3 p.m. Monday Allen has filed a motion requesting prosecutors turn over water usage records, aerial photographs and a property survey Three arrested after report of attack in park Pyle leads list of Journal winners By The Salina Journal Journal column writer George Pyle Jr. won two first- place awards for his work in the recent Awards of Excellence competition sponsored by the Kansas Press Association. Also winning first-place awards was the Journal news staff for in-depth writing and former Journal photographer Marc Hall for news photo spread. The in-depth writing award was for the Great Plains special section that was published last fall; it explored the declining population of rural Kansas. Hall's winning photographs were of cancer patient Steve Fross who competed in the Boston Marathon. Pyle won the top award in column writing for a piece about the suicide of a suspected drug smuggler who was stopped as part of a traffic violation in Colby He also won first place in the personal column writing competition for a piece about a Washington County commissioner who was a subject of attention after a photo of her lifting her blouse to expose her breasts appeared in Easyriders magazine. Among other Journal award winners was photographer Tom Dorsey, who won second and third places for news photography. The Journal staff won third- place awards for general excellence, design and layout and frontpage design. Journal editor and publisher Tom Bell won an honorable mention for personal column writing, and reporter Gary Demuth won an honorable mention for feature writing. The sports staff won an honorable mention for sports pages. Beverly woman, two Salina men arrested after alleged attack By The Salina Journal A woman allegedly asked two of her friends to meet her and her ex-boyfriend Sunday at BiU Burke Park with the purpose of beating him up, said Salina Po- liceLt. Mike Sweeney. Three people were arrested. Sweeney said police believe Karien Scholes, 24, Beverly, arranged to meet Thomas Weigel, 27, Salina, in the park about 2:30 a.m. Sunday Once there, the two were talking — each in their own trucks with the windows rolled down — when they were approached by two males, identified by police as Quentin Werber, 18, 1400 N. Fifth, and. Trevor Eilrich, 20, 1340 N. Fifth. Werber and Eilrich allegedly began breaking the windows of Weigel's truck, and Eilrich is believed to have hit Weigel in the face and head, Sweeney said. Weigel mana:ged to drive away, and when he got to his home, he discovered a loaded pistol on the floor of his truck, apparently dropped by one of his assailants. Scholes, Werber and Eilrich were arrested and are in the Saline County Jail. Their bond is to be set by a judge today Flying / Students looked for nudist camp -THK BCTTER VOU HANDU IT, THE LESS VDUR INSUHANCK MAY COST." CALL US TO SH HOW SAFE DRIVEIIS CAN SAVE. Dianne Carter Erica Revell Charles Carter & Associates 804 E. Crawford Salina, KS 67401 785-825-4241 )>llistate. Vbu're In good hands. Subject to avallablllly and quallllcaUons. Alliifaie Inaurarwe Cotnpany. NonhbrooK Illinois. FROM PAGE B1 "A lot of people had them, but not everybody did." His students trained on Taylor Crafts, made in Canton, Ohio, but aircraft owners preferred the Cessna 140s and Cessna 120s that were made in Wichita. "Rich people had the Beechcraft Bonanza," Greenwood said. The Alon company built planes in McPherson during the late 1950s and early 1960s. The moonlighting flight instructor said he would teach both before and after delivering the mail. Greenwood said he could finish his route by 3 p.m. and be at the McPherson or Moundridge airports by 3:30 to work with students. • Among them was Bill Collier, a McPherson physician, who was assistant chief of surgery at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Wichita and later opened a practice in McPherson. He learned to fly in order to shorten trips to see family in northwest Missouri, and later #iiPool School \i¥A May 8th, QW^y 6:30 p.m. Pools Plos of Salir • 823-POOL (823-7665) ofSalina^H >' i ^ flew to hospitals in Osborne and Beloit. His wife, Mary Collier, also was a Greenwood pupil. "He was a good teacher," the doctor said of Greenwood. "We're still good friends." Greenwood plans to share some stories Saturday about his days as an instructor. "I had a kid from Galva flying solo who was going to buzz a friend on a tractor," Greenwood recalled, "and he dug a wing into the ground." He used to tell students radioing for landing instructions to the Hutchinson airport tower that they were passing over a nearby nudist camp. Greenwood saw his first tornado from the air, flying northwest of Marquette. When the day came for solo flights, he would remind stu- " Whm The lun Ha3tt Sets" Sundays In llay Wristbands Only OO dents the plane was lighter without the instructor riding along. Then he'd pick up two rocks and rattle them in his hand during the flight. "It helps your nerves," Greenwood said. When the flight was completed, each student received the "doodle rocks" as a gift from the teacher The oil boom sparked aviation in McPherson County from 1928 to 1930, said Linn Peterson, president of the McPherson County Historical Society Oil companies needed landing strips in the area so their ex­ ecutives could check on operations. The first airport was built in 1928 just east of Bethany College in Lindsborg — called the Brewer's Air Service Corp., and filling station. Peterson said the old hangar was later converted to a skating rink. Facilities in these parts were linked to others in a north-south corridor from Blackwell, Okla., to Belleville and Omaha, Neb. An AU-Kansas Air Tour in April 1928, involving 20 planes of all kinds, was in the Sam Fields pasture south of McPherson. It attracted 10,000 people, including then-Kansas Gov. Ben Paulen. The aviation program is a repeat for Greenwood and the historical society "We did it in 1988 and thought it was really good," Peterson said. "We'll do it again." • Reporter Tim Unruh can be reached at 823-6464, Ext. 137, or by e-mail at sjtunruh@saljour Sports ""Salina Journal 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.'-S'e'lJie, Unlimited Play* - DOM not include arcde GOLF: Buy one get one FREE Through Memorial Day Village Candle Happy Birthday! Vanilla Cake Scent FAT FREE! FOREVER OAK " Handcrafted Oak Furniture & Accents " 619 E. 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