The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 26, 1996 · Page 6
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 6

Salina, Kansas
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Saturday, October 26, 1996
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AB SATURDAY. OCTOBER 26, 1996 NATION THE SALINA JOURNAL T ST. PETERSBURG RIOTS Police restrict gun sales after riot 18-year-old motorist was killed by a police officer in St. Petersburg By The Associated Press ' ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Police with bullhorns ordered black youths off the streets and restricted gun and gasoline sales Friday, a day after a violent riot began with a white policeman's killing of a black motorist. The slain motorist's brother pleaded with people to stay calm. "My little brother is gone," Roderick Pringles said. "I don't think ; burning down no buildings is go; ing to bring him back." • Police Chief Barrel Stephens de'. clared a 72-hour "state of emer- ; gency" preventing sales of guns • and gasoline in containers. State ! police were mobilized and 200 Na' tional Guardsmen were on stand;by. Crowds began swarming Thurs', day night minutes after a traffic ; stop where the officer shot a mo'• torist whose car lurched forward. ! Tyron Lewis, 18, was the sixth vic- ; tim of a police shooting this year. • At least 11 people were injured [ in the riots. At least 28 buildings | were burned as mobs roamed a 25• square-block area throwing rocks The Associated Press A Pinellas County, Fla., Sheriff's deputy stands guard Friday in St. Petersburg, Fla., the day after riots were sparked when a white police officer shot and killed a black motorist. and bottles early into Friday. Twenty people were arrested, police said. Hundreds' of people roamed the streets, setting fires* and throwing bricks at riot-equipped police. They firebombed a patrol car, torched two TV vehicles and burned a police substation and a post office. Black-owned businesses were spared on either side of a looted Vietnamese-owned gro- cery. The city was calm Friday, although young people paced the street corner where the shooting happened, carrying signs with messages like "Stop the Genocide" and "You can't kill us all." Victim hoped to change his life By The Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tyron Lewis' first run-in with the law came when he was 9-years-old. He stole a bathing suit because he wanted to go swimming. His last encounter was Thursday night when the 18-year- old was stopped for speeding. Police say his car lurched forward and a white officer was forced to shoot through the car's tinted windows, killing T EDUCATION LEWIS Lewis and sparking a night of rioting, looting and burning. "I want to tell youth that crime does not pay!" Lewis wrote in a letter to the Ocala Star-Banner six months ago before he was released from a juvenile detention center. He served almost a year for numerous arrests on drug and theft charges. Lewis told the newspaper he used to make more than $1,000 on Fridays selling crack cocaine on the streets of St. Petersburg. Before his release, he told counselors he wanted to change his life. Instead of selling drugs and stealing, he wanted to become a fisherman. But after he got out, he failed to attend a follow-up treatment program required by the court. Juvenile authorities had an order to pick him up. "He was the kind of kid I pictured that would be successful, would become the fisherman he wanted to become. He was a hardworking kid," said Lee Converse, a manager at the detention center. "But I didn't think he would come to a violent end." After Lewis' death, and the violent reaction, his brother pleaded for calm. "My little brother is gone," Roderick Pringles said. "1 don't think burning down buildings is going to bring him back." Knife gets girl suspended from school 11-year-old brought a ;. steak knife to school : to cut up her chicken ; By The Associated Press • COLUMBIA, S.C. — Eleven- i year-old Charlotte Kirk thought | she was doing a good thing by ; helping her mom '• pack her lunch. ; The sixth-grader ; included a steak '. knife in her | lunch box so she ; could cut up her • chicken. ; But after ask; ing a teacher if • she could use the KIRK knife, Charlotte ended up suspended from school, threatened with expulsion and arrested on a charge of of possessing a weapon on school grounds. The school district decided Friday not to expel the honor student after she showed up at a hearing with her lawyer and a handful of supportive letters from her counselor and teachers. Charlotte can return to class Monday — but will be on probation, and still faces a hearing in family court on the charge. Charlotte said it was all a misunderstanding — she packed the smooth-edged steak knife with her lunch on Oct. 18 because "Mom was busy, and dad had gone to work." But after a friend in the cafeteria spotted the knife and suggested it might not be allowed, Charlotte went to higher authorities, and' got a lecture from a teacher and a guidance counselor. "I never took it out of the box," Charlotte said. She tried to eat her lunch, tearing the chicken i Software gobbles up police records By The Associated Press MANISTEE, Mich. — Police have an all-points-bulletin out for the man who sold them a computer program they say is eating up ; their case records. The program, called Crime Tracker, was billed as a way for police to keep track of cases and was sold to around 25 police departments across Michigan. "It was user friendly, it was simple and did a lot," said Manistee County Undersheriff Dale Kowalkowski. There's just one problem: "The program eats itself up after a while," Kowalkowski said. So far four years' of data cannot be found on Manistee's computer. To top it off, the software maker has vanished. p ersonalization Monograms gjf For Christmas! "Sail It With Thread' 252-B S. Santa Fe Salina 825-4055 800-282-4055 REPUBLICAN STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION i My children have always attended public schools because I am confident in the Kansas school system. T hat's Left? Spreading lies and rumors. Using scare tactics. Negative campaigning. Failure to address issues. Government closest to the people is most responsive to their needs. The strength of Kansas schools is good teachers • let them teach! Current teacher certification has green us quality personnel. Strong public education is important to our children's future. Vote Tuesday, November 5. P»id for by Scon Hill for Education Dr. Warren Fre.eborn, Treasurer JOIN THE FUNS FtJN AND EXCITEMENT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY. 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That afternoon, as she and her father, Carl Kirk, were leaving Hopkins Middle School, a deputy sheriff came, put her in his cruiser and drove away — not allowing her father to ride along. Charlotte looked out the back window all the way to the sheriffs office, making sure her dad was still there. District Superintendent Don Henderson said the school apparently followed policy. "Principals have no prerogative," Henderson said. "When a weapon is found, the police have to be called." Her lawyer, Ben Wofford, called the whole thing silly. "Clearly, in Charlotte's environment, she doesn't think that a kitchen knife is a weapon." "I believe strongly tJratifa responsible, responsive working democracy is to flourish in this country we must have a well-educated citizenry" Eloise Lynch iiloise believes that we need trained employees, but our schools must produce more than a bunch of worker ants. Enlightened citizens who can think and interact in society are equally important. Crime and welfare consume a large amount of our tax dollars,. An underlying common characteristic in both situations is lack of a high school diploma. The cost of education is an investment that can offer prevention of these problems. Education enables a person to give to society rather than to take from it. It has always been a basic responsibility of the State Board of Education to see that all our children get a good public education. **' "Education is the key to a productive and satisfying life." PUBLIC EDUCATION IS THE FOUNDATION OF DEMOCRACY. ELOISE LYNCH For State Board of Education Pol, adv. pd. for by Lynch Campaign, Mike Mattson, Chairman NO INTEREST 'til 1998 on IBM' COMPUTERS No Payments 'Til 1997. 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