The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 29, 1996 · Page 2
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Salina, Kansas
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Tuesday, October 29, 1996
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A2 TUESDAY, OCTOBERC9, 1996 NEWS & EVENTS THE SALINA JOURNAL A Look Ahead 29 Tuesday • BINGO: Salina Charter Chapter AB- WA Bingo. 4 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. bingo. Jack Pat Bingo, 411 E. Walnut. 8252210. • BINGO: AMBUC Emporium Bingo, sponsored by Heartland AMBUC. 5 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. bingo. 155 N. Seventh. 623-2229. • PUBLIC MEETING: Saline County Commission. 4 p.m., Room 107, City- County Building, 300 W. Ash. 826-6540. • ABILENE: Book Fair, sponsored by Abilene Memorial Hospital Volunteer Corps. 2-8 p.m., Lobby, Abilene Memorial Hospital. 30 Wednesday • COFFEE: Job Club coffee, Older Kansas Employment Program. Quest . speaker Sue Broughton, Heartland Early Educatinal Program. 9:30 a.m. at Sirloin Stockade, 2351 S. Ninth. 827-4857. • • BINGO: Off Broadway Bingo. 5:30 doors open, 7 p.m. bingo. 1111 W. South. 825-9411. • DANCE: Jolly Mixers Club Halloween dance, costumes admitted free. Surprise musical guest. 8-11 p.m, Moose Lodge, '1700 Beverly. No smoking or drinking. •827-3797. • ABILENE: Book Fair, sponsored by 'Abilene Memorial Hospital Volunteer Corps. 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Lobby, Abilene Memorial Hospital. • ABILENE: Theater, "My Sister in This House," Great Plains Theatre Festival. 8 p.m., Tietjens Center for the Performing Arts, 300 N. Mulberry. $13. 263-4574. • COLBY: The Best of The Sewing Connection," seminar with Shirley Adams. 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Ramada Inn. $20 for one seminar, $35 for both. 800-850-3162. T OLYMPICS BOMBING Jewell: 1 thank God it has ended' Wrongly accused man talks about what it was like to be a suspect By TARA MEYER The Associated Press ATLANTA — For 88 days, Richard Jewell stoically stood his ground, professing his innocence while he was branded the FBI's chief suspect in the Olympic park pipe bombing. Finally cleared by prosecutors, the weight of suspicion lifted, he let his guard down and cried. The tears came Monday as he recalled the bodies of friends injured by the blast, and when he turned to his mother, who buried her head in her hand. "Mom, thanks for standing by me and believing in me," he said, his voice choking. "I love you." Another emotion — anger — came out as he lashed out at reporters and investigators who had depicted him as the man who brought the specter of terrorism to the Summer Olympics. But at the end of the news conference, he calmly delivered a message. "I thank God that it has now ended, and that you now know what I have known all along," he said in a firm voice. "I am an innocent man." The July 27 bomb blast at Cen- The Associated Press Tears well up in Richard Jewell's eyes as he talks Monday about what he went through when he was wrongly accused of setting off a bomb at the Olympics. tennial Olympic Park — the informal gathering place for spectators at the Games — killed one woman outright, was blamed for a cameraman's death and injured more than 100. Jewell initially was hailed as a hero for alerting authorities to a suspicious knapsack and helping to evacuate the area. He gave numerous interviews until, three days after'the bombing, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported he was a suspect. Reporters staked out his apartment complex for days and followed his every move, while Jewell refused to comment. His mother, Barbara, in August tearfully begged President Clinton to "end this nightmare." "1 felt like a hunted animal, followed constantly, waiting to be killed," Jewell said. "The media said I fit the profile of a lone bomber. That was a lie. The media said I was a frustrated police wanna-be. That was a lie. I was, then and now, a law enforcement officer." On Saturday, federal prosecutors gave Jewell's attorneys a letter clearing him as a suspect. To Jewell and his attorneys, the letter is a weak attempt at an apology. "While the government can tell you that I am an innocent man, the government's letter cannot give me back my .good name or my reputation," Jewell said. "In their mad rush to fulfill their own personal agendas, the FBI and the media almost destroyed me and my mother." His lawyers plan to sue the Journal-Constitution and NBC for comments Tom Brokaw made in early news reports about the bombing. The Journal-Constitution on Monday defended its stories about Jewell as "accurate and appropriate." T AGRICULTURE U.S. farm exports on record pace By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — U.S. agricultural exports are running 12 percent higher this year, already surpassing a record $54.1 billion with one month still to count. Exports in August totaled $4.6 billion, up 5 percent from a year earlier, pushing the total for the marketing year that began Oct. i, 1995, to $55.4 billion. Agricultural imports were valued at $2.7 billion in August and $29.8 billion for the 11 months, leaving the nation with a surplus in farm trade of $25.6 billion — up 15 percent — the Agriculture Department said. The export picture was improved by the shipment of nearly 4 million tons of wheat in August, the biggest such sale for that month in 12 years. The August wheat was valued at $790 million, boosting the total wheat export value for 11 months to $6.2 billion, up 43 percent from a year earlier. Higher prices also pushed up the value of U.S. corn exports last month. Shipments dropped 1 million tons, to 2.8 million, from July. Year>to-date exports totaled 50 million tons, down 4 percent from a year ago. Soybean shipments for the marketing year were off 2 percent from 1995. . , • T SHERIDAN MURDER UgUnB Eventg Pastor's wife comes under fire Items for the Calendar of Events should be sent at least two weeks In advance to: Calendar of Events, The Salina Journal, P.O. Box 740, Salina 67402. Be sure to Include name, address and telephone number. Information Call COMMUNITY line EEEfSiBBl For these items, use the following category codes: • Salina and regional arts / 2787 • Public schools / 8050 • Local churches / 7729 • Kansas Wesleyan Info Line / 5984 Showing Bethany Church miniature on display LINDSBORG — The first building in the new "Christmas in Lindsborg" series of miniatures, the Bethany Lutheran Church, is on display at Bank IV Lindsborg. A limited edition of 1,200 hand- numbered churches sell for $50. All subsequent issues of the church will cost $65. The porcelain church is available by mail order and at participating stores in Lindsborg. Delivery is expected before Christmas. Four new pieces are to be available in the spring. They are Presser Hall on Bethany College's campus, Swedish Timber Cottage, Brunswick Hotel and the Swedish Country Inn. The buildings are decorated for Christmas with light shining through open windows. The church comes with a light bulb and electrical cord. This is the only line of Christmas villages to specialize in existing buildings and homes, according to Smoky Valley Charities, the nonprofit group selling them. All proceeds go to the college and the historic preservation of Lindsborg. After the first of the year, a collector's club will be formed. Members will receive a free gift, quarterly newsletter and certificate to purchase the members-only piece, Lindsborg City Hall. The hall will have a card signed by the mayor naming the collector an honorary citizen of Lindsborg. For more information, call 913227-4348. the Rollins is focus of trial even though he doesn't go on trial until later By DAVID CLOUSTON The Salina Journal JUNCTION CITY — A pastor absent from the courtroom was at the center of attention Monday in the trial of two Salinans for the murder of Randall Sheridan. Jerry Rollins, leader of the Fountain of Life Church, was accused by his ex-wife, Lee Miller, of forging evidence to appear innocent. Attorneys for defendants Dana Flynn and her brother, Mikel Dreiling, fought back, attacking Miller's credibility and questioning her motives for testifying. Throughout the trial, Rollins, who is to be tried later for Sheridan's murder, has been mentioned nearly every time Flynn and Dreiling's names have come up. Authorities think the three were involved in a conspiracy to kill Sheridan, in part due to a custody T ZAIRE dispute between Sheridan and Flynn over their daughter. Sheridan, 40, was shot to death as he jogged near his home on Dec. 22, 1992. Miller's testimony covered her move from Texas to Salina in 1986 \ and her discovery of a document she thought indicated that.Jerry Rollins and Dana Flynn were having an affair. The document was a packing slip from the Adam & Eve Co. of Carrboro, N.C., for an order of $70 worth of sexual products and lingerie. The order was placed by J.A. Rollins and shipped to Flynn's home. Miller and Rollins were married in 1979 and divorced in 1992. Dreilirlg's attorney, Lee McMaster, tried to discredit Miller by accusing her of scheming with her then-husband to defraud a former church member, Salinan Lucille Johnson. Miller initially described her move to Salina as "not a happy time." Moments later, she said 1986 to 1990 were "OK years." "You hate Jerry Rollins, don't you?" McMaster asked her. "I hate what he's done," Miller replied. "You hate Dana Flynn, don't you?" McMaster asked. "At one time, I loved her. She was a good friend. I hate what has happened to her and I feel very sorry for her," Miller replied, her voice emotional. McMaster also asked Miller about her involvement with Johnson and Johnson's former business, Webb Johnson Electric. The Rollinses joined the business, which eventually failed. "At the time, you assisted Jerry Rollins in running that heavyweight scam. Whatever you interpret as a scam, you assisted in it, did you not?" McMaster asked. "I was right by his side," said Miller. With no crime scene evidence to implicate the two defendants, defense attorneys are seeking to discredit the prosecution's witnesses. The prosecution could wrap up its case by the end of the week or early next week, said Geary County Assistant Attorney Mark Bennett. Size of refugee camp in Zaire doubles with influx of Rwandans By The Associated Press MUGUNGA, Zaire — The biggest refugee camp in the world took shape Monday, expanding in a sprawling confetti of green, red and blue tents, covering four square miles of a rough slab of volcanic rock in eastern Zaire. The population of the Mugunga camp swelled to twice its size when nearly 200,000 Rwandan Hutus arrived here from their old camp, after it was attacked Saturday by Rwandan army soldiers of the Tutsi ethnic group. Looking out over the blue of Lake Kivu, the camp is like a small city, its 420,000 population more than that of Minneapolis. Its residents are tired, hungry and "In this situation, there is always a risk of an epidemic, especially of diarrhea or cholera." Dr. Cathy Lyons Doctors Without Borders potentially violent. And already-taxed humanitarian workers are worried — about security, about having enough to feed the hungry, and about preventing disease. After two years as refugees, the newcomers quickly set about rebuilding their lives. Smoke hung over the camp Monday as Hutus lit fires to cook maize and wearily unpacked their bundles of ragged clothes. Children hid from the harsh sun under umbrellas while their parents built shelters from tarps and tree trunks. Aid workers hurried to organize sanitation and food, hoping to prevent an outbreak of cholera like the one that killed 50,000 Rwandans in eastern Zaire in 1994. The terrain of hardened lava made it difficult to build badly needed latrines. "In this situation, there is always a risk of an epidemic, especially of diarrhea or cholera," said Dr. Cathy Lyons of the Dutch Doctors Without Borders. • Adding to the urgency of the humanitarian work is the enormous concentration of refugees, more than 420,000 in two adjoining camps. Salina Journal Published seven days a week, 365 days a year at 333 S. Fourth, P.O. Box 740, Salina, Kan. 67402, by Salina Journal Inc. 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