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THE SALINA JOURNAL NEWS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1996 All DEATHS & FUNERALS T SEXUAL HARASSMENT William J. Aschenbrenner OAKLEY — William "Willie" J. Aschenbrenner, 82, Oakley, died Friday, Nov. 1, 1996, at Logan County Hospital, Oakley. Mr. Aschenbrenner was born Sept. 11. 1914, in Ellis County and was a longtime area resident. He was a retired farmer and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Oakley, and the American Bowling Congress. He was preceded in death by a son, John, in 1970. Survivors include his wife, Georgina "Jean" L. of Oakley; two sons, Thomas of Pratt and Kenneth of Oakley; three daughters, Mary Ann Snethen of Goodland, Janet Zerr of Oakley and Wilma Doll of Big Spring, Texas; and 13 grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Oakley, the Rev. Roger K. Meitl officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. A rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. today at Kennedy-Koster Funeral Home, Oakley. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic School, Oakley. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 217 Freeman, Oakley 67748. Margaret Mary Everhart WICHITA — Margaret Mary Everhart, 88, Wichita, died Friday, Nov. 1,1996. Mrs. Everhart was a retired registered nurse at Medical Lodge. Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Ridder and Mary Jo Munroe, both of Wichita; a brother, Jack Cairns of Salina; a sister, Annie Cairns of Provo, Utah; 10 grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at All Saints Catholic Church, Wichita. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Cemetery, Tampa. A rosary will be said at 6:30 p.m. Monday at DeVorss Flanagan- Hunt Chapel, 201 S. Hydraulic, Wichita 67211. Lloyd K. Higby PHILLIPSBURG — Lloyd K. Higby, 89, Phillipsburg, died Friday, Nov. 1,1996, at Phillips County Retirement Center, Phillipsburg. Mr. Higby was born Dec. 29, 1906, in Phillips County and was a lifelong area resident. He was a farmer and a member of Myers- Hesler Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 1360 and the Presbyterian Church, both of Phillipsburg. His wife, Melinda, died in 1995. Survivors include a stepson, Tom Balls of Phillipsburg; three stepdaughters, Laura Jean Laughlin of New Braunfels, Texas, Bernice Warden of Chickasha, Okla., and Lila Rose George of Sacramento, Calif.; two brothers, Velvin of Alma, Neb., and Nevelle of San Jose, Calif.; two sisters, Laverne Cox of Phillipsburg and Mary Alice Boethin of Stockton; 15 stepgrandchildren; and 32 step- great-grandchildren. The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Fairview Cemetery, Phillipsburg, the Rev. John Hougen officiating, with rites by Myers-Hesler Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1360, Phillipsburg. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's wing at Phillips County Retirement Center. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, 1115 Second, Phillipsburg 67661. Ruth Berniece Humrich SMITH CENTER — Ruth Berniece Humrich, 81, Smith Center, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, at Smith County Long Term Care, Smith Center Mrs. Humrich was born Ruth Kaup on July 19, 1915, at Portis and was a lifetime area resident. She was a housewife and a member of Faith Congregational Church, Smith Center. Survivors include her husband, Paul of Smith Center; a son, Paul Jr. of Longmont, Colo.; two daughters, Virginia Engelke of Smith Center and Paula Margr.eiter of Houston; two sisters, Esther Roadhouse of Osborne and Mildred Lidner of San Pablo, Calif.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Today's obituaries SAUNA Corliss 0. "Corky" St. Clalr Agnes A. Stewart KANSAS BELLEVILLE: Wylie 0. Myers, Mildred M. Williams BREWSTER: Bonnie R. Trompeter OAKLEY: William 1/711116" J. Aschenbrenner PHILLIPSBURG: Lloyd K. Higby SMITH CENTER: Ruth Berniece Hurnrteh WICHITA: Margaret Mary Everhart Monday at Faith Congregational Church, Smith Center, the Rev. Rhett Totten officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Smith Center. Memorials may be made to the church. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today and 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at Simmons Funeral Home, 116 W. First, Smith Center 66967, and one hour before the service Monday at the church. Wylie G. Myers BELLEVILLE — Wylie G. Myers, 90, Belleville, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, at Belleville Health Care Center. Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home, Belleville, is handling arrangements. Corliss O. "Corky" St. Clair Corliss O. "Corky" St. Clair, 82, Salina, died Saturday, Nov. 2,1996, at Salina Regional Health Center. Ryan Mortuary, Salina, is handling arrangements. Agnes A. Stewart Agnes A. Stewart, Salina, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, at Salina Regional Health Center. Mrs. Stewart was born Agnes Wittier on April 22, 1903, at Humphrey, Neb., and was a Salina resident since 1947, moving from Kansas City, Mo. She was a homemaker and policy writer for Kansas City Life Insurance Co. for more than 20 years. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Salina, and Big Sisters of Kansas City, Mo. She was a volunteer for Salina Regional Health Center and the Boy Scouts of America, Coronado Council. Her husband, Blair E., died in 1979. Survivors include a brother, Waldine J. Wittier of Chatsworth, Calif.; and a sister, Kathlyn Keoge of Norfolk, Va. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Salina, the Rev. Keith Weber officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Salina. A vigil will be at 6 p.m. Monday at Ryan Mortuary, Salina. Memorials may be made to the church. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401. Bonnie R. Trompeter BREWSTER — Bonnie R. Trompeter, 63, Brewster, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, at Presbyterian St. Luke Hospital, Denver. Kersenbrock Funeral Chapel, Colby, is handling arrangements. Mildred M.Williams BELLEVILLE — Mildred M. Williams, 93, Belleville, died Friday, Nov. 1, 1996, at Belleville Health Care Center. Mrs. Williams was born Mildred M. Newsham on Sept. 10, 1903, at Carleton, Neb. She was a retired florist. Her husband, Ervin R., died in 1992. Survivors include a son, William McClure Jr. of Republic, a daughter, Eleanor McEwen of Republic; three stepsons, Lamont Williams and Donald Williams, both of Omaha, Neb., and Wayne Williams of Denver; 18 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, Belleville, the Rev. Paul Morris officiating. Burial will be in Belleville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. today and Monday at Bachelor-Faulkner-Dart-Surber Funeral Home, 132919th, Belleville 66935. Navy divers conclude search for TWA Flight 800 wreckage By The Associated Press EAST MORICHES, N.Y. — Navy divers made their last trip to the bottom of the ocean to retrieve the wreckage of TWA Flight 800 on Saturday, ending 15 weeks of a painstaking search that has yet to reveal a cause. Divers made more than 3,800 trips to the ocean floor, pausing o.nly for hurricanes and tall waves, since the jumbo jet exploded over the Atlantic Ocean on July 17. In an emotional ceremony marking the end of their work, dozens of divers Saturday placed a wreath and carnations in the ocean in memory of the 230 victims. "We'll go back to work. We'll go back to our other cases. But it will never go away completely," said Michael Tyms, an FBI diver. "I leave with a little sense of disappointment, not being able to say, 'We have an answer,'" Tyms said. "It's kind of an empty feeling." The Navy said Saturday that 98 percent of the plane and 214 bodies had been retrieved. Searchers will now use scallop nets to dredge the ocean floor in an attempt to recover the remaining 2 percent of the plane. Teen files sexual harassment suit Girl says sixth-grade boys' behavior forced her to change schools By HOLLY CORYELL 77ie Associated Press STAMFORD, N.Y. — Ninth- grader Eve Bruneau is now in a new school, earning high marks, serving as captain of her junior varsity soccer team and playing flute and saxophone in the band. Three years ago, at South Kortright Central School, she was depressed, cried frequently and begged her mother to let her stay home. She didn't feel safe. Previously a straight-A student, she had failing grades. The reason she was forced to change schools, according to her lawsuit against South Kortright — sexual harassment. The federal lawsuit, which goes to trial Monday in Binghamton, claims that boys in Eve's sixth- grade class called her and other girls names such as "dog-faced bitch," "prostitute" and "lesbian." The boys also snapped the girls' bras, stuffed paper down their blouses and rubbed their hands up and down girls' backs, according to Eve's lawyers. One boy grabbed a girl's breasts, while another cut a girl's hair, they said. "I started to think maybe I am ugly and maybe I am a bitch," Eve said in a recent interview in the Scoharie County farmhouse where she and her younger sister were born. "By the time I left, I was just like a wreck. I had really bad posture. I was depressed all the time." Eve's case — one of a growing number of sexual harassment lawsuits involving children — could be the first federal peer harassment lawsuit to go to trial seeking T BRAZIL PLANE CRASH The Associated Press Eve Bruneau, now a ninth-grader at a private boarding school in Massachusetts, claims she was harassed by sixth-grade classmates. punitive damages, said Eve's attorney, City University of New York law professor Merrick Rossein. A case tried under California law ended earlier this fall with a girl awarded $500,000 in damages. Eve's lawsuit does not specify a dollar amount. "There is a difference between flirting and hurting," said lawyer Brooks Burdette of New York City, who also is representing Eve. "What happened in our case was systematic. It was a lot more than childhood horseplay." Eve claims 'her former school district 60 miles southwest of Albany failed to protect her from sexual harassment, violating Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibiting sex discrimination in schools. "The fact that it hurt the girls a lot and silenced them and prevented them from participating in the academic program wasn't recognized by the school," Rossein said. School officials have said they tried to correct any problems in Eve's sixth-grade class. The district argues that at any rate, the law does not apply to sexual harassment among children. Eve transferred to another district in March 1994 after the South Kortright board refused to move her to another sixth-grade class. Now 15, she attends a private boarding school in Massachusetts. "I'm not going to give them the satisfaction, you know, that they can get away with this," she said. A 1993 survey of more than 1,600 public school students in grades eight through 11 found that 85 percent of girls and 76 percent of boys had experienced some sort of sexual harassment, according to the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, which funds research on girls and education. What's new is that children and parents are going to court. Litigation should be a last resort, said Verna Williams, an attorney with the National Women's Law Center. The long-term solution lies in training students and teachers about what kinds of behavior are permissible and providing counseling to persistent harassers, she said. "Sometimes it's not just a kiss on the cheek," Williams said. "Sometimes it's very, very serious and very, very damaging." 'I'm sparing the school/ pilot said before crash By The Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — The last words of the pilot of a jetliner that crashed into a Sao Paulo neighborhood were, "I'm sparing the school," TV Globo reported Saturday. TV Globo said it talked with an Aeronautics Ministry official who listened to one of the flight recorders of TAM Flight 402, which crashed Thursday, killing all 96 people on board and six on the ground. The victims included three Americans. Pilot Jose Antonio Moreno, talking to airport control, intentionally veered away from a school packed with more than 1,000 students, TV Globo quoted the official as saying. The plane crashed instead into a residential neighborhood. Burials of passengers and crew members took place in several cities Saturday. The TAM Airlines Fokker-100, headed to Rio de Janeiro, crashed minutes after takeoff from Congonhas airport in Sao Paulo. The plane failed to gain altitude and slammed into the neighborhood, spilling burning jet fuel over cars, houses and apartments. The Aeronautics Ministry said the plane's two flight data recorders are being sent to the United States for analysis. A final report on the cause of the crash is expected in about three months. Airport engineers said they ran down the runway to try to stop the accelerating jetliner after spotting a braking malfunction that may have led to the crash, airport engineer Antonio Bueno told Globo TV, Brazil's largest private television network. ON THE RECORD Hospital report Salina Regional Health Center SANTA FE CAMPUS — Dewey Kiser, Brenda Powell and Loraine E. Robb, all of Salina; Wesley Hauserman, Longford. DISMISSALS — Vera M. Berkley, Julie Christine Davis and baby girl, Ricki V. Gremmel, Patty A. Helm, Jessica L. Moravec and Ronald L. Utter, all of Salina; Barbara D. Foote, Ellsworth; Lisa A. Goering, Canton; Brandie R. Ingermanson and baby girl, Solomon; Milo Klima, Belleville; Henrietta H. Sweely, McPherson. Births GIRLS: Travis J. and Kathy L. Jerke, Salina, 7 Ibs. 15 ozs., born Nov. 1. David and Kim K. Sturgeon, Solomon, 6 Ibs. 1 oz. born Nov. 1. District court CIVIL FILINGS — Catherine Hoover vs. Jerry Nyberg. Hoover seeks a sum in excess of $50,000 for damages and injuries resulting from a traffic accident Oct. 7, 1994, at Schilling and Georgia streets. Clair D. Curtiss, also known as Duane Curtiss vs. Gregory J. Sonneberg- er and Laura L. Sonneberger. Curtiss seeks rescission of a real estate contract and repossession of 704 W. Ash. Bank IV vs. Barbara J. Kersey and Neal E. Kersey. Bank IV seeks a mortgage foreclosure in excess of $9,200. Bank IV vs. Michael W. Davis and Kathrine I. Davis. Bank IV seeks a mortgage foreclosure in excess of $60,900. Boatmen's National Mortgage Inc., formerly Boatmen's National Bank vs. Ernest L. Newman. Boatmen's seeks a mortgage foreclosure in excess of $11,700. Nash Underground vs. Ira Lamar Swanson. Nash Underground asks it be awarded possession of $9,500 worth of equipment retained by Swanson while he was employed with the company. First Mortgage Investment Co. vs. Judy A. Barrientez. First Mortgage seeks a mortgage foreclosure in excess of $39,800. Donna Pickering vs. Christina M. Woodhull. Pickering seeks a sum in excess of $50,000 for damages and injuries received in a traffic accident Nov. 19, 1994, on Interstate 135. Johnson's Showroom Inc. of Salina, doing business as Central Showroom vs. Tonya Ladish, formerly known as Tonya Blaine. Johnson's seeks judgment in excess of $5,400 for amount owed for household furnishings, or repossession of the items. CIVIL JUDGMENTS — Donald E. Lockstrom vs. Lewis E. Sandy, Hazel Sandy and others. Court awards judgment to Lockstrom for title to real estate. Henry L. Vidricksen and Phyllis Ann Vidricksen vs. Minnie Leslie and oth- SATURDAY'S DBAWMfiS DAILY PICK 3 1-2-9 KANSAS CASH 1-7-10-22-24-25 Estimated Jackpot $100,000 POWERBALL 17-32-37-38-44 POWERBALL 28 Estimated Jackpot $6.6 million LOTTERY SCENE Category 4866 ers. Court awards judgment to the Vidricksens for title to real estate. First Mortgage Investment Co. vs. John C. Prater and others. Mortgage foreclosure awarded in excess of $48,100. Salina Youth Care Home Foundation vs. Paul Mpntoya. Court grants judgment for Salina Youth Care Home in amount of $5,000. Upon payment by Montoya of the sum of $1,102, the judgment will be satisfied and claims released. Montoya had been hired to do construction work at Salina Youth Care Home but under claims of the suit failed to complete the work. State of Kansas, Secretary of Social and Rehabilitation Services vs. Darleta F. McCue. Court awards the state the sum of $1,243 for overpayment of welfare assistance benefits. Sunflower Bank vs. Kirk W. Nelson. Court awards Sunflower a mortgage foreclosure in excess of $35,600. First Mortgage Investment Co. vs. William A. Snell and others. Court awards First Mortgage a mortgage foreclosure in excess of $42,500. Beneficial Kansas Inc. vs. Richard T. Renollet. Court awards Beneficial a judgment in excess of $2,200 for money owed on a loan. CIVIL DISMISSALS — David L. Essick, David G. Eberhart and Logistics Express Inc. vs. J.H. Shears Sons Inc., State of Kansas and Kansas Department of Transportation and Dustrol Inc. Case dismissed on motion of Essick, resolved by undisclosed settlement. Bert J. Wilson vs. Wilfredo B. Dimaplas and Barbara K. Dimaplas. Case dismissed on joint motion of the parties. Marriage Hcenses Mark Robert Neubrand, legal age, and Bonnie JoAnn Norton, legal age, both of Salina; Jerry Randolph Ivey II, 21, and Cara Ann Ryan, 21, both of Salina; Salvador Ramirez, 37, and Elsa Maldonado, 37, both of Salina; Shawn Wayne Garman, 20, and Joan Marie Bengtson, 18, both of Smolan; Anthony Waykee Brock, 37, and La- Ronica Deshell Chappel, 25, both of Salina; Randall Wayne Mai, 35, and Kellie Jo Headley, 27, both of Ellsworth; Paul Daniel Cardwell, 41, Talmage, and Kristyana Austin Glen, 19, Salina; Gordon Ray LaShell, 31, and Rila Mae Murray, 24, both of Temple, Texas; Allan Eugene Smith, legal age, and Vern Dorthea Culver, legal age, both of Salina; Scott Mitchell Andrews, 19, and Yesenia Huerta, 21, both of Salina. Donald Lee Montgomery, legal age, Abilene, and Kim Arvette LamD, legal age, Solomon; Brian Scott Rufener, 19, and Starleen Ann Sherrer, 16, both of Salina; Robert Paul Vargas, legal age, and Kimberly Kaye Trow, legal age, both of Salina; Monte Gordon Manbeck, 25, Manhattan, and Stacy L. Dillman, 25, Salina; Steven Lawrence Colborn, 45, and Deborah Marie Kersey, 39, both of Carlton; Matthew Justin Yunos, 19, and Christel Dawn Edinborough, 19, both of Salina. Divorces FILED — Brian Florke vs. Juanita Florke; Lori L. Adamson vs. Gary L. Adamson; Leland James Grasser vs. Louise Ann Grasser; Teri L. Cash vs. Myron L. Cash; Melissa Alane Maddox vs. David Lee Maddox. Norma J. Bottoms vs. Homer R. Bottoms; Charlotte Rush McElroy vs. Leonard W. McElroy; Kimberly A. Smith vs. Brad M. Smith; Connie Hemmer vs. Matthew Hemmer; Jean Romero vs. Kenneth Romero; Elizabeth Ann Bonilla vs. Fortino B. Bonilla; Heather Jean Dockstader vs. Ronald Dean Dockstader; Melissa J. Shields vs. Edward S. Shields; Trena Lindholm vs. Christopher Lindholm; James Lee Milleson vs. Jacqueline Elaine Milleson. GRANTED — Shirley Knox and Ronald M. Knox; Susan Ann Woods and Thomas Mark Woods; Connie A. Charbonneau and Terry L Charbonneau; Janice Fay Fuller and Walter Wayne Fuller; Lillian M. Miller and John R. Miller; Julie A. Ellyson and Gerald L. Ellyson Jr.; Tim V. Alt and Lela D. Alt; Becky Ranae Florine and Erik James Smith; Vicki M. Plank and Arvid V. Plank; Beatrice Rae Nguyen and Hanh Huu Nguyen; Arleeta L. Taylor and Larry D. Taylor; Meredith A. Sheppard and Kevin B. Sheppard; Jennifer L. Allen Spani and James A. Spani. Brian Joseph Catania vs. Elizabeth Marie Catania; Chad A. Dapp vs. Mary L. Dapp; Lisa A. Benson and David C. Benson; Miriam M. Avise and Mark L. Avise; Tammie I. McArthur and West K. McArthur; Lori Ann Lewis and John Patrick Lewis; Pauline Lanell Thomas and Robert Lee Thomas Jr.; Kerry Ingram and James Scott Ingram; Martina J. Morris and John P. Morris; Krista L. Jones and Jerome A. Jones; Sue Lynn Davis and Dennis Davis; Teresa L. Hinkson and Chad W. Hinkson; Margaret Castle and Donald Castle. DISMISSED — Hortencia Martinez and Pedro Martinez; Meghan D. Reppond and Richard Reppond. Police blotter INJURY ACCIDENT — David G. Copp, 34, and Brenda J. Pickering, 35, both of 811 Smith, were treated at Salina Regional Health Center after a three-car crash at 4:12 p.m. Friday at Crawford and Roach streets. Both were passengers in a car driven by Marguerite Strohl, 64, Brookville, that collided with a car driven by Melissa A. Spaeny, 17, 1116 E. Beloit. After the initial impact, the rear of Strohl's car slid and hit a car driven by Lisa M. Evans, 26,1426 Haven, according to a police report. Siren testing Weather permitting, the monthly siren test of the outdoor warning system and cable alert system will be at 4:30 p.m. Monday. If the temperature is below 32 degrees that afternoon, the test will be rescheduled for 4:30 p.m. Nov. 12. Street sweepings The city of Salina will be sweeping the following areas from Monday through Friday: • From North Street to the north city limits and from Ninth Street to the east city limits. • From North Street to Crawford Avenue and from Ohio Street to Fourth Street. Property owners should have their curbs and gutters clear of large items and parked vehicles. Parked vehicles and other items prevent the sweeper from cleaning the gutter. The areas will be reschedufod if inclement weather or mechanical problems exist. CORRECTIONS Because of incorrect information given to the Journal, the last name for Shane Grebin, son of Salinans Tracie and Scott Grebin, was incorrect in Saturday's edition. Shane is portraying a 5-year- old Salina murder victim in a production for the television show "America's Most Wanted." **** Because of a Journal error, two Salina South interceptions Friday night were incorrectly attributed to Troy St. Clair in Saturday's edition. Mike Newcomer intercepted the two passes in the Cougars' victory over Great Bend. TODAY'S SCRIPTURE "Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up." — James 4:10

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