The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 27, 1996 · Page 7
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 7

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, October 27, 1996
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THE SALINA JOURNAL NATION SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1&96 AT j£3ST. PETERSBURG RIOTS jFlorida city tense after riot of mistreatment, |not a shooting, started Ithe riots, pastor says by The Associated Press ! ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Ten- isions that led to a night of race ri- jots in this Gulf Coast city go beyond the shooting of a young black jnan by a white police officer, a minister said Saturday. < ?'A shooting did not start the rioting," said Preston Leonard, pas- jtof of Christ Gospel Church. "It is years of what has been perceived an the black community as mis- jtreatment. It's a people thing, not a racial thing, and it is happening 'all over the country." i Eleven people were injured during the rioting Thursday night and Zfrpeople were arrested. i;; Twenty-eight buildings were jtjurned and preliminary estimates bf damage were set at $5 million. ' • Authorities reported some scat- jtered rock and bottle throwing Friday night, along with a few small 'fires. Hundreds of National iGuardsmen and extra law officers 'were brought Into the city. jj' Police Chief Barrel Stephens wouldn't say when they might Jeave. Streets were quiet Saturday B(s Leonard walked through violence-scarred neighborhoods. The city remained under a state of Standard time returnes today jjy The Associated Press i I WASHINGTON — It'll be an '• h'our earlier in most of America 5when the sun rises today. j; That's because it's the day for rthe semiannual ritual of changing the clock. Remember: fall back. I. The official moment was at 2. a.m. today, but most folks made jthe change before going to bed Sat- Jirday night. \ ; The change provides today an ex- ?tra hour for sleep, work or whatev- feir, returning that hour lost last Spring when hour hands sprang for- jvyard. • • Exempt from the change are residents of Arizona, Hawaii, the part ]bf Indiana in the Eastern time #one, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Is- fands and American Samoa. Daylight saving time will be •back next-'April 6. The Associated Press Pawn shop owner Oscar Klesylis shows the rifle he used during Thursday night's riot to scare off would-be robbers In his shop in St. Petersburg, Fla. emergency to restrict gun and gasoline sales. Leonard said some blacks feel they have been left behind economically with no one to speak up for them. "Most of the kids out there Thursday night were not there because they personally had some interest," Leonard said. "They were "It's a people thing, not a racial thing, and it is happening all over the country." Preston Leonard pastor, ,Christ Gospel Church In St. Petersburg, Fla. there because somebody said, 'Let's go, my friend was treated wrong.' " Tyron Lewis, 18, was killed by a white officer during a traffic stop. Police said Officer James Knight fired after Lewis' car lurched toward him. Some witnesses said the officer was not in danger. Knight and his partner, Sandra Minor, were placed on indefinite leave with pay while the shooting is investigated. Organizers went ahead with a block party Saturday in one predominantly black neighborhood. The festival had been planned long before the riots. "We want (residents) to know that in spite of the fact that it seems no one hears their call or cry, we're here," said Annie Carew, whose multicultural art organization sponsored the event. THE VALUE OF EXPERIENCE Would you rather have a new or experienced... DOCTOR DENTIST C.P.A. ATTORNEY Are you willing to trust the biggest investment you are likely to make in your lifetime to an amateur? Call your experienced Real Estate Consultant Linda Hagen. / Riverside 825-52OO • (80O) 825-O206 Each Olllce Independently Owned and Operated. 6 <$AHD 5ALL&OOA Located at 239 West 6th, Concordia, KS Formerly the Elks Bldg. at 6th & State Live Dance Bands Every Saturday Night! Whether you like Country, Rock & Roll, Swing, or Big Band Music, Wheatey's is the nightclub to join! Wheatey's will feature various types of live dance bands every Saturday night. Opening Nov. 23 _ _ If you want to be where the action is, come see & hear the opening band, Outback, on Nov. 23. We must receive your membership applications by Nov. 13 for you to be allowed in the nightclub. Fill out the application and mail it back today! WHEATEY'S SPEAKEASY & GRAND BALLROOM Membership Application $10.00 is the lowest annual club membership fee allowed by law (including spouse card.) There is a cover charge for most bands. NAME NAME OF SPOUSE: APPLICATION DATE: MAILING ADDRESS: BIRTH DATE: Include Year : —• ™ • •——• — ? — -r- f t The law requires at least a ten (10) day wait on club membership after payment or tee. SIGNATURE: " Make checks payable for $10.59 to: Wheate/s Speakeasy, Inc., 239 W. 6th, Concordia, KS66901^ The best is yet to come. for Tony's ana our community "Fulfilling the needs of the time conscious consumer. Pizza Service

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