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THE SAUNA JOURNAL GREAT PLAIMS SUNDAY,.MAY 6, 2001 B3 DEATHS & FUNERALS Leo Anderson LINDSBORG — Leo Anderson, 76, Lindsborg, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at Lindsborg Community Hospital. Hays-Christians Funeral Home, Lindsborg, is handling arrangements. Aiieen Anderson LINDSBORG — Aiieen Anderson, 80, Lindsborg, died Friday, May 4, 2001, at Lindsborg Community Hospital. Mrs. Anderson was born Aiieen Barngrover on Oct. 19, 1920, and was a resident of Lindsborg since 1983, moving from Cameron, Mo. She was a homemaker and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and American Legion Auxiliary, both of Lindsborg. Her husband, Estel, died in 1957. Survivors include a stepson, Gary of North Richland Hills, Texas; a brother, Wilbur Barngrover of Belle Plain; and two grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity United Methodist Church, Lindsborg, the Rev. David Smith officiating. Burial will be in Marquette Cemetery Memorials may be made to the church. There will be no visitation. Olson's Funeral Home, 202 N. Jackson, Marquette, 67464, is handling arrangements. Herbert F. "Herb" Dreiling VICTORIA — Herbert F. "Herb" Dreiling, 73, Victoria, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, Wichita. Mr. Dreiling was born April 25, 1928, at Victoria, and was a lifetime resident the Victoria area. He was a farmer and a member of St. Fidelis Catholic today's obltuaiHei KANSAS CONCORDIA: James 0, Foster HILLSBORO: Samuel E. Mohn LINDSBORG: Aiieen Anderson, Leo Anderson LUDELL: Florence G,Rahe MANHATTAN: Marita Jean Willis MCPHERSON: Myrtle Johnson Harry Ledell Sr., Rpichel Mae Sommerteld SEVERV : Robert W. Focks Sr. VICTORIA: Herbert F. "Herb" Dreiling OUT OF STATE Willis George Brettman, Deshler, Neb. _ , - •• Hubert A. Weyer Jr., Fort Collins, Colo. Church, Victoria. He was preceded in death by two sons, John A. and Frank H. Survivors include his wife, Mary Louise of the home; four daughters, Susie Windholz and Patty Rohr, both of Victoria, Betty Brungardt of Hays and Theresa Brantley of Selden; a brother, Isadore of Cleveland, Ohio; a sister, Sister Francis Borgia Dreiling of Fon Du Lac, Wis.; nine grandchildren; seven stepgrandchil- dren; two great-grandchildren; and four stepgreat- grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Fidelis Catholic Church, Victoria, the Rev. Frank X. Grinko officiating. Burial will be in St. Fidelis Cemetery, Victoria. A vigil will be at 8 p.m. today at Cline's Mortuary, 412 Main, Victoria 67671. Memorials may be made to St. Fidelis Cemetery Fund or for Masses. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today and 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Monday at the mortuary Robert W. Focks Sr. SEVERY — Robert W Focks Sr., 69, Severy, died Friday, May 4, 2001, at his home. Mr. Focks was born March 11, 1932, at Geneva, Neb., and was a former resident of Arkansas, moving to Severy in 2000. He was a self-employed lumberjack/logger in Arkansas and Oklahoma, retiring in 1996 and attended Severy Church of the Nazarene. Survivors include his wife, Elsie M. of the home; three sons, Robert W. Jr. of Severy, Larry G. of Greenfield, Ind., and George E. of Wichita; three daughters, Loretta J. Light of Salina, Mary Jo Kirkham ,of Valley Falls, and Michelle R. Hanby of Longton; two brothers, Roger of Scio, Ore., and Bud of Watson, Okla.; three sisters, Mildred Banebridge of LaPine, Ore., Laura Bales of Aumsville, Ore., and Barbara Hudson of DeQueen, Ark.; 21 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. The memorial service and in­ urnment will be at a later date. Campbell-Kelley Funeral Home, 121 N. Oak, Eureka 67045, is handling arrangements. The body was cremated. James 0, Foster CONCORDIA — James O. Foster, 54, Concordia, died Jan. 10, 2001, in the Phillipines. Mr. Foster was born Nov. 6, 1946, at Concordia. Survivors include his wife, Floracita of the Phillipines. The service will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Concordia, the Rev. Steven Heina officiating. Memorials may be made to Brown Grand Theatre. Nutter Mortuary, 116 E. Sixth, Concordia 66901, is handling arrangements. Myrtle Johnson McPHERSON — Myrtle Johnson, 89, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at the Cedars in McPherson. Stockham Family Funeral Home, McPherson, is handling arrangements. Harry Ledell Sr. McPHERSON — Harry Ledell Sr., 93, died Saturday, _ May 5,2001, at Memorial Hospi-" tal. Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, McPherson, is handling arrangements. Samuel E. Mohn HILLSBORO — Samuel E. Mohn, 83, Hillsboro, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at Parkside Homes, Hillsboro. Mr. Mohn was born Oct. 18, 1917, at Ramona. He was a machinist for Hesston Corporation and a member of Hillsboro United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife. Myrtle S. of Hillsboro; a daughter, Carolyn Webster of McPherson; a sister, Sarah Albright of Peabody; a grandchild; and three great-grandchildren. The memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, the Rev, R. Laney Kohn officiating. Memorials may be made to Hillsboro United Methodist Church or Parkside Homes. There will be no visitation. The body was cremated. Hillsboro Memorial Chapel, 401 S. Washington, Hillsboro 67063, is handling arrangements. Florence C. Rahe LUDELL — Florence C. Rahe, 81, Ludell, died Friday May 4, 2001, at Lantern Park Manor, Colby Thef funeral will be at 10 a.ni. Tuesday at Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church, Atwood, the Rev. Don White officiating. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery Ludell.* Memorials may be made in her name, in care of Williahis Funeral Home, 109 Nt Second, Atwood 67730. Rachel Mae Sommerfeld McPHERSON — Rachel Mae Sommerfeld, 87, McPherson, died Friday May 4, 2001, at Memorial. Hospital, McPherson. Miss Sommerfeld was born Aug. 14, 1913, at Canton and was a resident of Canton most of her life, moving to McPher-' son in 1992. She was a retired graphic design assistant for The Canton Pilot and Sterling Press Inc. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Canton, where she was former organist and treasurer. There are no immediate survivors. The memorial service will be, at 11 a.m. Monday at Olson's Mortuary Canton, the Rev. Howard Berglund officiating. Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Canton Township Cemetery . • • Memorials may be made to Mennonite Central Committee. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the mortuary 139 N. Main, Canton 67428. Hubert A. Weyer Jr. FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Hubert A. Weyer Jr., 71, Fort Collins, died April 30, 2001 at' Columbine Care Center East, Fort Collins. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Assumption Catholic Church; Herndon, Kan.,' the Rev Dami- an Richards officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery Herndon'. ' • • • _ . A parish vigil will be at" 7. • p.m. TJnirsday at the churchj Memorials may be made- in ; his name, in care of Williams •Funeral Home, 109 N. Second, Atw.ood, KS'67730. Marita Jean Willis . MANHATTAN - Marita Jean Willis, 68, rural Manhattan, died Saturday May 5, 2001, " at her home. * ..Mrs. Willis :was born Marita Juan Spiers on Aug. 8,1932, ^nd a' was former . resident- of Elliiworth, Anthony a,iid Wellington, moving to Manhattan in 1962.'She was a homemaker, , a 50-year.member of ., First Diiitcd Methodist Church, • • where she taught Sunday school and vacation Bible school and a member of W'i]d- cat Township Board for eight years.-She was also a mekiber of.' Wildcat Extension Hjome- makers Unit, County Home Ec Advisory Committee and Exec-_ , utive Bofird and a clothing and" ' community. 4-H leader- for 12 years. ' \ '. . Survivors include two daughters, Shawn 'Marie De'lker of Salina and Londa Lee Wilson of Briarcljff, N.Y.; two sons, Liji- den-Glen of Olathe arid Barton Laiie of Kearney, Neb.; and seven grandchildren. ' . , The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church, Manhattan, the Rev. Frank Prit» officiating. Meinorials Jnay be made'to First United Methodist Education' Fund, in car^ of .Yor- gensen-Meloan-Lqndeen Funeral Home„16]6 iPoynt2, Manhattan 66502. The family will receive friends from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Monday at the church. ' ' •• The body "will be cremated. • LEGISLATURE Still not settled Lawmakers ready for school finance issue to come to a close By JOHN MILBURN The Associated Press TOPEKA — Negotiators took Saturday off from their deliberations on a bill to allocate $2.26 billion to public efi- ucation. House members said the differences are few and will be resolved, while senators grew impatient over what they viewed as delaying tactics. Rep. Ralph Tanner, lead House negotiator, labeled "ridiculous" the suggestion that representatives were stalling. "This is an example of anxiety that seizes people under pressure," said Tanner, R- Baldwin City Tanner noted that the conference committee was scheduled to meet Sunday after­ noon. Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley accused Tanner and House Speaker Kent Glasscock of deploying delay tactics. "Perhaps the Hous^ Republican leaders are waiting to further cut the budget on the backs of the school children of Kansas," said Hensley, D- Topeka, one of three Senate negotiators. Senators heavily amended a House bill to add their school finance plan and approved it April 28 on a 23-17 vote. The House has not voted on a school finance biU this session but agreed to negotiations. Educators from around the state have expressed frustration with the lack of action on school finance and the House's unwillingness to give the issue more consideration. "We simply do not have the right people representing us in Topeka," said Jack Wallace, Phillipsburg superintendent. "Politics seems to be more important than the teachers and children of Kansas they are supposed to be representing." Among the outstanding issues was renewal of the statewide property tax levy for schools, which generates about $380 million. The Senate has approved a bill renewing the levy at the current 20 mills and exempting the first $20,000 of a residential property's appraised value. The House version would •raise the exemption to $30,000 in fiscal year 2002, which starts July 1, and cut the levy to 18 mills in 2003. A mill is $1 in taxation for every $1,000 in assessed valuation. House and Senate tax committee negotiators have been at odds over the bill for nearly a month, with little rhove- ment. Also standing in the way of agreement are Senate provisions for studying what constitutes a "suitable education."Tanner objects to any study that would be conducted by an outside entity preferring that a special legislative committee review school finance. Senators want a definitive stiidy that will tell legislators what constitutes a suitable education — the word used by the Kansas Constitution — and what that education costs. Tanner said Saturday that he thought the language for the study could be worked out, but the funding for the study is uncertain. T ENERGY Lawmakers pass energy bil • BILLS Legislators pass bills on to governor Final days include bills on DNA tests and child support By The Associated Press TOPEKA — Bills on DNA testing, processing of child support checks and natural gas storage have gone to the governor. Both the House and Senate on Saturday appro\jed a crime bill T COMMUNICATIONS that, among other things, expands the kinds of crime scenes where DNA evidence is collected. The practice is routine at murder scenes but not, for example, in burglary investigations. The measure also sets out a procedure for convicted criminals to request DNA testing to challenge their convictions. Senators passed by the crime bill on a vote of 32-5, the House on a vote of 117-3. The child support bill is aimed at improving the performance of the Kansas Payment Center, which opened last Sept. 29 under a federal mandate that states centralize their child support systems. Counties previously handled the task. Some parents have complained the center, supervised by the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, has failed to process checks in a timely way. Legislators have never endorsed creating the processing center, which was established under an order from the Kansas Supreme Court. The bill creates an oversight committee and gives the Legislature's endorsement to the center but shuts it down in two years unless lawmakers act agam." The measure went to Gov Bill Graves late Friday, following passage. ByThe Associated Press . f . TOPEKA — Legislation aimed at ensuring that Kansas' electricity needs "are met easily cleared the House on Saturday, and went to Gov. Bill Graves; • By margins of about 100 votes, the House approved two bills providing tax breaks for power plant construction by independent producers and public Utilities. A third measure, approved 96-26, would .required utilities to buy /electricity from customers who have generators powered by renewable resources. The Senate passed all three •bills 40-0 late Friday Proponents said that without new power plants, Kansas could face brownouts within next five years or be forced to buy electricity from other states. Authorities investigate SW Bell parent company SBC says it supplied regulators with inaccurate data By The Associated Press TULSA, Okla. — The parent of Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. is under investigation for allegedly supplying inaccurate information to get government approval for long­ distance service in Oklahoma and Kansas. SBC Communications' long­ distance authority could be withdrawn or it could face fines if regulators find the company intentionally misled them and its competitors. The Federal Communications Commission is examining affidavits filed in October by three executives for SBC Communications, company spokeswoman Saralee Boteler told The Associated Press on Friday She said SBC found a discrepancy in how it described how its highly technical and complex computer systems provided information to competitors interested in providing DSL, a form of high-speed Internet access service. The discrepancy which the company said were unintentional, were reported to the FCC in an April 13 letter, Boteler said. Such a disclosure automatically leads to an FCC investigation. "We found the discrepancy we reported it as soon as we found it. We put a fix in place," Boteler said. The information detailed whether advanced Internet access was available to particular customers through a digital subscriber line technology, she said. The erroneous information prevented a competitor, Dallas- based IP Communications, from selling high-speed Internet services to some SBC customers, according to the Los Angeles Times. But Boteler said there was no adverse impact because of. the errors, which have been corrected. SBC's own high-speed Internet access subsidiary ASI, relied on the same information, she said. The SBC failed in two bids to get approval for long-distance service in Oklahoma, but was granted permission two days into the Bush administration partly because of submission of the false information, according to newspaper reports. Three of its competitors. Sprint, AT&T and WorldCom, have appealed an FCC decision in January granting SBC long- • distance authority. The three long-distance companies say SBC failed to meet a competitive checklist of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and did not offer competitors cost-based rates for use of its networks and switches. SBC and other regional bell phone companies formed after the breakup of AT&T in 1984. The 1996 act requires that the regional companies prpve they have opened their local markets to competitors before they can sell long-distance service. Edwardo Rodriguez Jr., SBC's director of federal regulatory affairs, said there was no evidence that the inaccurate information "resulted in any discrimination or the denial of a meaningful opportunity to compete." "The plants are basically economic development as w?ll as keeping lights on for our citizens," said Rep. Toni Sloan, • R-Lawrence, vice chairman 'of the House Utilities Commi-t- tee.' . j •• The tax breaks are for new power plants only. The state,' would give power plants built by commercial, or indepen- • dent • producers . a 12-year I property tax exemption. Independent producers would sell power to public utilities. Publiciitilities would recjeive an eight-year tAx exemption and be alJqwed to pass construction costs to ratepayers as plants'are beiiig built. That' would allow a utility to borrow less money and pay less interest. •' ' Both independent producers and the utilities would receive I1j)-year.tax- abatements, for new transmission lines. ' • ON THE REdORD .1 Police blotter ARRESTED — Matthew Finch, 17; was arrested at his home at 748 Wood, on suspicion, of stealing a- 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe worth$15,000 from Green Lantern at 215 W. Crawford at 12:38 a.m. Thursday. Tony Johnson, Parsons, had left the vehicle running, while he was inside. The vehicle was located in the county later Thursday with a flat tire, BURGLARY — 20-inch standard STA500 tan bicycle belonging to Andrew David Peterson was taken between 2 and 8 a.m. Saturday from the 400 block of M^irymount; $1,100 loss, Mappiage licenses Marion F. Dome, 39, and Susan K. Summers, 29, both of Salina; Asuncion Macias, 39, and Susie Modesta Cordova, 43, both of Salina; David Shane Bullis, 23, and Shabella M. Gutierrez-Mclean, 22, both of Salina; Jason Douglas Frisbie, 27, and Jayme Jo Cameron, 21, both of Salina; Robert Lee Smith, 44, and Glenda A. Smith, 46, both of Salina; Oswaldo Bermudez, 26, and Rosie Maria Felguerez,' 25, Jjoth of Salina; George Calvin Webster, 24, and Jennifer Elaine Wages, 21, both of Salina; Brian K. Duryea, 24, arid Staci L. Goodwin, 25, both of' Solomon; Ryan Jay Kolzow, 24, Salina, and Melinda Sue Wilson, 22, Pittsburg. INVOIH:8S GRANTED — Melissa Lynn Viar and Jeff Alan Viar; Jason- L. Boyer and Kristie K. Boyer^-Marvin S. Greenlee and Chandra H. Greenlee; James Robert Weldy and Brenda Lee Weidy; Helen Elizabeth Eustice and Eric Jon Eustice; George S. Jerkovich and Diane M. Durfee Jerkovich; Lois M. Ingrassia and Carmen R. Ingrassia; Judith Stockham and John Stockham; Susan I. Griffin and Larry C. Griffin; Gloria- Knopp and Max Charles Knopp; Shari Lynn Stewart and David Caswell Stewart; Christina Ann Buskirk and William Duane Buskirk; Alan Ray Funk and Caria Ge'an Funk; Georgia L. Belk and David E.' Belk; Shannon'M. Diehl and Russell C. D.iehl; Katrine Whitaker and Seon Wliitaker. DISMISSED — Christopher B. Brandt and Terri6 A. Brandt; Jennifer Lee Cramer and Michael Bryan Cramer. , ' | . • Animal Shelter' These animals were picked-up May 4 at .the locations listed and taken to the Salina Animal Shelter, 329 N. Second, Phone 826-6535.- DOGS — Yellow male- Labrador, mix with blue collar, 800 block of East' Iron Avenue; white and liver neutered male German shorthAir, 100 block of West Neal Avenue, i • CATS — ' Black, and gray- neutered male shorthair with white paws, 1500 block of Bachtold Avenue. • ' , • y%t/T>E »i x/Numbers Because of. earlier deadlines, lottery | numbet^s were , not available. , They will ,be publish^ed in , Monday's edition.. TODAY'S SCRIPTORE for, "Allmm tin'Hkr i^ms.s, mill all llwir glory /.< likc.ilif flnnvra of the • fii'lcU ilit'gnis^ u'ithrr^dnrl .Dw florc- crsfall.hiii ilu> ii'iiniofilicl.mf , aUvitU jhrcvfr.".\n'(l iliis is iln' it'gfd ' lliat uw iiri'dclicilui'yoii. - "ri 'iHt-r l :24-'25

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