AID FRIDAY. OCTOBER 25, 1996 NATION THE SALINA JOURNAL T CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES Firefighters race to beat winds NOTICE Gusty Santa Ana winds expected to return to California this weekend E. SCOTT RECKARD The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Firefighting planes bombed hot spots and ground crews raced to snuff out embers of wildfires across Southern California on Thursday, anticipating a return of dangerous Santa Ana winds this weekend. Further up the coast, in Big Sur, a week-old fire continued to spread, scorching 2,750 acres of grass, oak and redwoods. Roughly 1,900 firefighters were counting on a light rain to help them quench the blaze before Saturday. "It's smoky and there's ash in the ah- and our backcountry's being decimated," said Jessica Cooper, 24, who was getting ready to remove prized belongings from her home. "If you're nervous at all, I wouldn't come down here." In the Los Angeles area, winds were expected to shift to the northwest and increase Thursday night. By Saturday, gusts could reach 60 mph again, fanning any remaining fires into the kinds of conflagrations that have already destroyed more than 110 homes and burned 41,000 acres. "So'long as things hold cool until Saturday we should be in pretty good shape," said Sarah Maurice, a city spokeswoman in Malibu, where 4,000 firefighters have been battling a 55-mile line of wildfires. "We have a respite," she said. "They've let a lot of crews go home buy now Our exclusive layaway plan makes it easy! NO layaway fees! NO scheduled payments required! Just 10% down holds anything for up to 4 months 1 Layaway at the current sale price! You can even exchange most items if you change your mind later. WATERS HARDWARE Open Mon-Fri 8-8:30 Sat 8-6 Sun 10-5 2106 8.9th Street 460 S. Ohio Next to Earthcare Services Schwan's Frozen Food Truck Will be in the parking lot at ALCO 1820 S. 9th. TODAY, 3pm - 6pm Ask about our Home Drtiveru 100% guaranteed We accept food stamps '' Wanted: new customers morning, afternoon 4 evenlnjh. Quilt Show Specials Fabrics 30% -50% off Yard Sale 2 per yard Special Sunday Hours 11 a 111-5 pin S. Santa Fe Sale Ends 10-27 823-9376 Mon.Fri. 9:30-5:30 Thurs. til 6:30 pm, Sat. til 5 The Associated Press Inmates from a California prison begin a hike Thursday deep into Corral Canyon, where they will do their part in trying to stop the wildfires. The prisoners are clearing brush near Malibu, Calif. but they've kept a big contingent here to guard against the weekend Santa Anas." By Thursday afternoon, the Malibu fire was 80 percent encircled by fire lines along its 55-mile front. The Big Sur fire, about 110 miles south of San Francisco, was only 25 percent contained. In San Diego County, a 14,000- T MARINE LIFE acre fire at the U.S.-Mexico border threatened no structures. It was 50 percent contained, with control expected Friday night. An unattended campfire was believed to be the cause. An 8,600-acre fire in Carlsbad was contained late Wednesday. Still recuperating from that fire in nearby Elfin Forest was a man who suffered burns over more than 45 percent of his body when he fled his fire-engulfed car Monday. He was in serious condition Thursday. One of four firefighters hospitalized this week after being caught in a flare-up of the 14,950-acre Malibu fire, was released Thursday. He suffered burns on his arms and face. Sperm whale dies despite special care Dehydration might have led to whale's death, veterinarian suggests By Cox News Service MIAMI — Biologists and volunteers at the National Marine Fisheries Service in Key Biscayne were hopeful a baby pygmy sperm whale would be aboard a U.S. Air Force helicopter this morning, headed for Marineland. But Lyle, the 3-week-old baby whale rescued off Highland Beach on Oct. 18, died early Thursday. "I had hoped that he would make it," said Dr. Ruth Ewing, the fisheries service veterinarian who named the baby whale after it arrived there a week ago. "He was so willing to live." Ewing said she believes Lyle may have died of complications from dehydration. When it first arrived at the fisheries service, the baby whale was dehydrated because it had not been able to suckle his mother's milk, said Blair Mase, a coordinator for stranded marine mam- Drive With Confidence... €Pi€ 4x4 BENNETT AUTOPLEX, INC, 9 J 3-823-6372 or 1 -800-569-5653 651 S. Ohio, Salina BUFl Buffalo jerky for HALLOWEEN TREATS >Z MEATS. Salina, KS (East ol checkered water tower on Scanlan at the Airport) (913) 823-7474 600-435-6328 Scott Torres for Sheriff Reported Crime in Ottawa County is Increasing, yet The Sheriffs Department's Arrest Rate is Decreasing The Sheriffs Department is receiving more calls from Ottawa County Citizens reporting crime, but the Sheriffs Department's arrest rate is low. With a growing local population, our Sheriffs Department must improve and simply perform its job! Our Sheriffs Department is just not giving us what we pay for. Reported crimes are often not investigated and often Sheriffs Deputies do not even respond to calls. They are simply ignored. When crimes are investigated, the Sheriffs Department routinely does not follow proper investigative procedures resulting in criminals going free. The Sheriff just does not set a good example for his Deputies and he does not provide them with proper leadership. The overall performance of the Ottawa County Sheriffs Department is poor! The conviction rate is low due to the Sheriffs Department's poor investigative and evidence collection practices, poor work habits, and a simple lack order and discipline. The Sheriff and his Deputies are given raises regardless of how well they perform their jobs so they do the minimum to get by! When the current sheriff was elected, he promised to do a good job. He has let his Deputies become complacent. That's not the behavior we need or want. Our county is small but we are growing. We need a Sheriff who is prepared for our growth. Scott Tores will bring Ottawa County and the Sheriff's Department what our Citizens deserve and will be proud of. It will be a hard working and community oriented professional department that ia responsible to the Citizens of Ottawa County. He will establish proper standards, policies and procedures, and he will restore integrity to the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department. We need a change - a Sheriffs Department that Does its Job. Scott Torres will bring us that Change! Political advertisement paid for by the Committee to elect Scott Torres, Sheriff. Don King Treasurer Fall Festival .of Values! "I had hoped that he would make it. He was so willing to live." Dr. Ruth Ewing veterinarian mals. Lyle was taken from his mother's side on Oct. 17 when the two whales were found struggling in shallow water off the coast near Boca Raton. The next day, the baby whale was spotted again, this time crashing into rocks near shore on Highland Beach. Officials at the fisheries service who spent 24 hours a day feeding, playing with and caressing Lyle were saddened by its death. "I just can't understand why this happened," Ewing said. "I keep wondering if there was anything else we could have done." Events of the Day ^Salina Journal ..WOMEN'S WOMEN'S EMILY 1 Lightweight wedge sole', 1 soft leather upper for all day comfort-' YOUL Choice, H-H-BRQWN WOMEN'S RED CLOUD BOOT Save $30 on this rugged outdoor boot' Outstanding features include padded collar and tongue for comfort, stitcned-on'; flexible lug sole for durability...more. REG. $99.95 DISCOVER MASTERCARD STEVE'S VISA: AM. EXPRESS; CENTRAL MALL 823-5719 ^^ Burgess Schwinn will be closed all day Saturday ^ ^ October 26,1996 In honor of the. wedding of Cara Ryan to Jerry Ivey <Best Wishes Cara & Jerry County Commissioner Second District I Will Support Preventive Drug Programming •WorkWith City Commission on City- County Issues • Be Responsive to Citizens' Concerns Political Advertisement paid for by Selm for Commissioner. Richard Dean, Treasurer.
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