The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 2, 2001 · Page 12
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 12

Salina, Kansas
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Wednesday, May 2, 2001
Page 12
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B4 WEDNESDAY. MAY 2, 2001 GREAT PLAINS THE SALINA JOURNAL •HOUSE FIRE Report: 10 minutes elapsed before city responded to fire Police department is investigating incident on IVIarymount Road ByTheSalina Journal It was 10 minutes after the first 911 call was received that the city fire department was summoned to a garage and house fire at 1500 S. Marymount that caused an estimated $125,000 in damage. That address is just inside the city limits, and there was confusion about whether city or rural firefighters should respond. The 10 minutes that elapsed before the Salina Fire Department responded is evident in reports from that department and Rural Fire District No. 5. The Salina Police Department, which oversees the countywide dispatch center, will not release any information about the incident until an internal investigation is completed, said Salina Police Lt. Mike Sweeney That information is expected to be made available by the end of this week. On Tuesday David Turner, the fire chief of Rural Fire District No. 5, said he knew when the initial dispatch occurred the home was within city limits, but he did not notify the dispatch center of that fact. "We responded to the call like a normal call," he said, adding he thought his department might have been called in to assist the city "There's gray areas around the city If the tone goes off, we're going to respond." Ten firefighters and four firetrucks from the rural fire district responded. The rural department does not have aerial trucks, which officials said played a key role in bringing the two-story house fire Saturday under control. The first rural fire truck arrived at the fire about 13 minutes after it was dispatched. It took the Salina Fire Department less than two minutes to get to the scene when it was finally dispatched. The fire damaged the home of Dave and DuAnn Peterson, and destroyed a garage. T INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS GROUP Business to move to Salina Saiinan hopes to create more jobs for Integrated Solutions By The Salina Journal The headquarters of Integrated Solutions Group will be moved from Hutchinson to Salina as a result of a Salina man's purchase of the full-service technology firm that has a branch office in Salina at 127 N. Seventh. The buyer, John Gunn, could not be reached for comment. But in a press release, he said all employees and positions at Integrated Solutions will remain the same and he hopes to create more jobs. Gerald Cook, president of the Salina Area Chamber of • CENTRAL MALL Clothing store in mall to close Manager of Northern Reflections says store will close in June By The Salina Journal Northern Reflections, a woman's clothing store in Central Mall, will close by the end of June. The store is one of 320 Northern Reflections stores being closed nationwide. It is owned by Venator Group, a specialty athletic retailer that operates about 3,600 retail stores, including Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker and Champs Sports. Central Mall also has a Foot Locker. Northern Reflections opened at Central Mall in 1995, said Dawn Kerbs, who has managed the store for about a year. She said the three full-time employees at the store have not been invited to transfer to another of the company's stores but have been told they will be offered a severance package if they stay through the store's closing date. The specific date has not been named, but Bob Gerber, a spokesman with the Gzer Group, which is liquidating the stores, said all will be closed by the end of June. Kerbs said they were told a month ago the store would be closing. "We were slower through the Christmas season than we would have liked it to have been," she said. "But in March, I was told to prepare for summer and fall — so I was surprised when I heard we were closing instead." Gerber said the company is liquidating its Northern Reflection stores in the United States and selling its 370 stores — which operate under several different names — in Canada to concentrate more on its athletic division. Other Northern Reflections stores in Kansas are in Wichita, Overland Park and Topeka, he said. The Salina store has an ongoing liquidation sale. Kerbs said. Eyentsofthe Da/ the Commerce, said, "There wiU be additional staff in the future, but it is nothing they are ready to announce yet." Cook said receiving the Integrated Solutions headquarters will be a "good thing" for Salina. "They're a computer service- type company," he said, "That's where it's at." The sale was effective Tuesday Gunn a former owner The company, which was known as ComputerLand before its name was changed to Integrated Solutions Group in 1999, previously belonged to Gunn. He sold it in 1995 to Bruce Mitchell, Toronto, Canada. When Mitchell announced he wanted to sell the computer services part of Permian Industries, a multi-group organization, in January, Gunn decided to buy it back. Gunn started ComputerLand in 1982 as a partner and general manager of the Topeka branch. Integrated Solutions also has branches in Wichita, Topeka, Manhattan, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Okla., as well as Columbia, Mo., and Springfield, Mo. The company employs 140 and has annual sales of more than $40 million. The company offers computer network design and integration, technology consulting, telecommunications, hardware and software sales and system repair and warranty service. MOTHER'S DAY SALE 30% - 40% Off All Bears • Angel Pins • All Enesco Collectibles • Dreamsicles • Plus Much More y) Fenton - Armani - Seraphims o ::: HOURS: Mon.-Sat. 10:00-7:30 • Sun. 12:00-5:00 2332 Planet Avenue • Salina, KS 67401 • 785-452-9631 Across from Central Mall -r FREE BERNINA Free! Imagine that. 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Two vacancies currently exist on the following commission: CITY PLANNING COMMISSION (one opening for a Salina resident - one opening for a person living within 3 miles of the City) If you are interested in serving the community by becoming a member of this commission, you are asked to fill out a short Expression of Interest form. To be considered for the above appointment, return a completed Expression of Interest form to the City Clerk's Office by May 9,2001. Appointments will be May 14. All members of boards, commissions and committees serve without pay - out of a concern for the public good. Forms and more information are available in the City Clerk's Office, Room 206, City-County Building, 300 West Ash Street. If you have questions, please call the City Clerk at 309-5735. soLina "FOLLOWINO A FEW SIMPLE DIRECTIONS COULD SAVE YOU mONEV." ^^^^^ ^* CAU ME TO riND OUT HOW SAFE DRIVERS CAN SAVE. 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