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THE SALINA JOURNAL NEWS FRIDAY, MAY 2, 1997 A8 DEATHS & FUNERALS V TOBACCO Mildred M. Cornelius NORTON — Mildred M. Cornelius, 81, Norton, died Wednesday, April 30, 1997, at the Andbe Home, Norton. Mrs. Cornelius was born Mildred M. Shearer on July 7,1915, at Almena. She was a member of the Norton Christian Church. Her husband, Glenn, died in 1980. Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Givis'of Vista, Calif.; and a sister, Madeline Stamper of Norton. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Enfield Funeral Home, Norton, Roger Hasselquist officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Almena. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Visitation will be from 1:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 215 W. Main, Norton 67654. Elmer L. Garringer Elmer L. Garringer, 76, Salina, died Thursday, May 1,1997, at his home. Roselawn Mortuary, Salina, is handling arrangements. Roland I. Glenn NORTON — Roland I. Glenn, 76, Norton, died Wednesday, April 30, 1997, at Via Christ! Regional Medical Center, Wichita. Mr. Glenn was born Feb. 9,1921, at Almena and was a resident of California for two years, Long Island for three years and Pueblo, Colo., for several years before moving to Norton in 1959. He farmed for a short time; worked in real estate; owned Glenn's Used Cars; and operated an antique store in Reager. He was a member of the Norton Christian Church, Eagles Lodge and Senior Citizens Center and served on the city council for several years. He sponsored a race car for years and high school game cards and helped Future Farmers of America with supplies. His wife, Maxine, died in 1984. Survivors include three daughters, Bonn Lowry of Logan and Rovella Shearer and Debra Jones, both of Norton; two brothers, Alfred, of Boise, Idaho, and Joy of Norton; a sister, Betty Anderson of Pueblo; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two step- great-grandsons. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Enfield Funeral Home, Norton, Roger Hasselquist officiating. Burial will be in Norton Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Norton Christian Church or Senior Citizens. -Visitation will be from 3 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home, 215 W. Main, Norton 67654. Marian "Dolly" Hardman DOWNS — Marian "Dolly" Wilkins Hardman, 96, Downs, died Thursday, May 1, 1997, at the Mitchell County Hospital, Beloit. Domoney Funeral Home, 817 Morgan Ave., Downs 67437, is handling arrangements. Today's obituaries SAUNA Elmer L. Garringer Grace M. Spaeth KANSAS ABILENE: Margaret E. Rosenleaf ASSARIA: Luther W. King DOWNS: Marian "Dolly" Wilkins Hardman GREAT BEND: Luowllyn C. Marietta HAYS: Peggy Lou Kindall NORTON: Mildred M. Cornelius, Roland I. Glenn SABETHA: Beulah B. McKibben ST. FRANCIS: T.T. "Spud" Lockard SOLOMON: Dora M. O'Brien TOPEKA: Lloyd W. Vanover OUT OF STATE Carl C. Williams, San Antonio Peggy Lou Kindall : :: HAYS — Peggy Lou Kindall, 55, Hays, died Wednesday, April 30, 1997, at Hays Medical Center. Mrs. Kindall was born Peggy L6u Posson on Nov. 11, 1941, at Norton. She was a licensed practical nurse at Hays Medical Center and was an emergency medical technician with the Norton Ambulance. She was a member of the Hays Christian Church, Norton Genealogical Society and Parent Study Club. j -Survivors include two sons, Richard of Hays and Scott of Arapahoe, Neb.; two daughters, Nan- icy Sawyer of Springfield, Ore., and Kerri Kindall of Hays; her mother, Mary Posson of Hill City; three brothers, Ron Mullinax of Manhattan, Charles "Bud" Posson of Norton and Bill Posson of Stuttgart; a sister, Charlotte Rpberts of Norton; and three grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hays Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Norton City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Cancer Council of Ellis County, 114 W. Seventh, Hays 67601. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the chapel, 20th and Pine, Hays 67601. an Church, 255 S. Seventh, Salina, the Rev. Loren Mai officiating. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday in St. Paul's Catholic Cemetery, Angelus. Memorials may be made to Central Kansas Flywheels or Falun ZYX Senior Club. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401. T.T. "Spud" Lockard ST. FRANCIS — T.T. "Spud" Lockard, 86, St. Francis, died Tuesday, April 29, 1997, at Prairie Senior Living Center, Colby. Mr. Lockard was born Jan. 1, 1911, in Cheyenne County and was a lifelong resident of St. Francis. He was a retired postal worker and a member of the St. Francis United Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge. A son, Dale, preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Letha of Colby; a son, Frank of Olympia, Wash.; two stepsons, Ron Porter of Norton and Darwin Porter of Eaton, Colo.; a stepdaughter, Darlene Ackerman of Colby; a brother, Dr. Vernon of Bartlesville, Okla.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Central time Saturday at the United Methodist Church, St. Francis, Pastor William Salmon officiating. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Cheyenne County Wildlife Association in care of First National Bank or Bankwest in St. Francis or the chapel. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Harrison Chapel, 190 S. Franklin, Colby 67701, and after 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Luewllyn C. Marietta GREAT BEND — Luewllyn C. Marietta, 85, Great Bend, died Thursday, May 1, 1997, at Central Kansas Medical Center, Great Bend. Mrs. Marietta was born Luewl- lyn C. Carhill on Aug. 3, 1911, at Edmond and was a resident of Great Bend since 1993, moving from Esbon, where she had lived most of her life. She taught school for 10 years in Jewell County and was a homemaker and a member of the Esbon United Methodist Church. Her husband, Vernon, died in 1993. Survivors include two daughters, Jar! Marietta of Great Bend and Tari Marietta of Kansas City, Mo.; and a sister, Beth Merrill of Mankato. The service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Esbon Cemetery, Pastor Laura Fricker officiating. Memorials may be made to the Esbon United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Melby Mortuary, 402 N. High St., Mankato 66956. dent of the United States since 1962. She was a resident of Solomon since 1966, moving from Louisiana. She was a homemaker and worked for Mid Kansas Travel Center for many years. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Solomon. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Jesse Gordine in 1966 and Thomas O'Brien in 1982. Survivors include a son, Jesse Gordine of Abilene; two daughters, Cindy Lasky of Jacksonville Beach, Fla., and Michelle Mullen of Salina; a sister, Marga Reardon of Bombay, N.Y.; and eight grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Solomon, the Rev. John Lahey officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Solomon. A St. Ann's Altar Society rosary will be said at 5 p.m. and a parish rosary at 7 p.m. today at Carlson- Becker Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association. Visitation will be at the funeral home, 208 W. Fourth, Box 308, Solomon 67480. Jury to get closely watched lawsuit against RJ Reynolds Luther W.King ASSARIA — Luther W. King, 85, rural Assaria, died Wednesday, April 30,1997, at his home. Mr. King was born March 26, 1912, at rural Mentor and was a lifelong resident of the area. He was a farmer-stockman and a member of Central Kansas Flywheels, Salina, and Falun ZYX Senior Club. His wife, Catherine C., died in 1985. Survivors include a brother, Walter of Seattle; and two sisters, Florence Weddle and Edith Hammond, both of Salina. -The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Immanuel Luther- Beulah B. McKibben SABETHA — Beulah B. McKibben, 97, Sabetha, died Wednesday, April 30, 1997, at the Apostolic Christian Home, Sabetha. Mrs. McKibben was born Beulah B. Hackleman on March 21, 1900, in Oklahoma and was a resident of Winfield for 45 years. She was a homemaker and a member of the Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints, Winfield. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rex. Survivors include three daughters, Sylvia Jackson of Wichita, Marilyn Harter of Bern and Carol Little of Salina; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel, 803 Loomis, Winfield 67156, Evangelist Donald Moore officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints. Dora M. O'Brien SOLOMON — Dora M. O'Brien, 62, Solomon, died Wednesday, April 30,1997, at her home. Mrs. O'Brien was born Dora M. Nickel on Feb. 27, 1935, at Backnang, Germany, and was a resi- Margaret E. Rosenleaf ABILENE — Margaret E. Rosen- leaf, 93, formerly of Abilene, died Tuesday, April 29,1997, at Lexington, Ky. Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, Abilene, is handling arrangements. Grace M. Spaeth Grace M. Spaeth, 73, Salina, died Thursday, May 1,1997, at the Smoky Hill Rehabilitation Center, Salina. Ryan Mortuary, Salina, is handling arrangements. Lloyd W. Vanover TOPEKA — Lloyd W. Vanover, 76, Topeka, died Wednesday, April 30, 1997, at a Topeka nursing home. Mr. Vanover was born June 10, 1920, at Norcatur. He had been an auto salesman in Salina and Manhattan. Survivors include two sons, Eddie of North Dakota and Russell of Florida; two daughters, Margo Porter of Virginia and Harmony Feldman of New Jersey; four brothers, Darrell of Dickenson, Texas, Clifton of Houston, Jerry of Austin,-Texas, and Elva of Topeka; and two sisters, Peggy Coltis and Dixie Gilchrist, both of Topeka. The funeral will bie at.l p.m. Saturday at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel, Topeka. Inurnment will be private. Carl C. Williams f SAN ANTONIO — Carl C. Williams, 80, San Antonio, died April 24,1997. Mr. Williams was born Nov. 3, 1916, at Urbana, Ohio, and was a resident of San Antonio since 1977, moving from Topeka, Kan. He was an Army veteran of World War II and reinlisted in the in 1948 and retired as command sergeant major in 1968. He was in the Civil Service from 1969 until retiring in 1977. He had been a meat cutter in Ohio. Survivors include his wife, Maxine of San Antonio; two daughters, Linda McGurn of Prairie Village, Kan., and Patricia Steele of Salina, Kan.; a stepdaughter, Mareda Kennedy of Tampa, Fla.; two stepsons, Jim Ayers and Max Ayers, both of Wichita, Kan.; and seven sisters, Helen McClain of West Liberty, Ohio, Mary Halker of Huntsville, Ohio, Lucy Earick of Bellefontaine, Ohio, Delpha Minnich of DeGraff, Ohio, Jennie Evilsizor of Appleton, Wis., Joan Lones and Susie Hamburger, both of Lakeview, Ohio; and seven grandchildren. The funeral was Monday at Windcrest United Methodist Church, the Rev. Ray Davis officiating. Burial was in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with military rites. Memorials may be made to Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of South Texas, 8207 Callaghan Road, Suite 355, San Antonio 78320, or Windcrest United Methodist Church, 8101 Midcrown Drive, San Antonio 78239. Porter Loring Mortuary, 1101 McCullough, San Antonio 78212, handled arrangements. With recent setback, tobacco firm hopes for victory over ex-smoker By The Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jean Connor, who smoked two to three packs of cigarettes a day for more than 30 years and died of lung cancer in 1995, told her story from the grave. In a videotape played for a jury, an ailing, bone-thin Connor told how, as a teen-ager, she thought smoking was glamorous. "They tell me that Salem's a good cigarette. That I should smoke it. That I'll enjoy it. I'll like it, and it's pleasant, and good things happen to you when you smoke Salem," she said. Her family's effort to hold R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. liable for her death comes as the legal and regulatory tide has turned against the industry. A verdict against the nation's No. 2 cigarette-maker could weaken the industry's hand in negotiations toward a multibillion-dollar settlement with state governments around the country. "If tobacco loses this one, they could lose a lot more," said Melissa Ronan, an attorney with Litigation Analysis for Wall Street, who has attended the entire monthlong trial. Connor's legal team is led by Norwood "Woody" Wilner, who won a $750,000 verdict against Brown & Williamson last fall on behalf of another former smoker. "If tobacco loses this one, they could lose a lot more." Melissa Ronan attorney with Litigation Analysis for Wall Street It was only the second time a jury has ordered the industry to pay. The first verdict, in 1988 in New Jersey, was overturned on appeal. In the latest trial, which is expected to go to the jury today, Wilner and RJR's lawyers argued whether the company was negligent in not warning of the dangers of smoking. The case is a test of the use of RJR internal documents, which Wilner introduced for the first time to show that the company was aware of links between smoking and lung cancer in the 1940s and early '50s. Connor's family says she became hooked on cigarettes. She died in 1995 at age 49. They are seeking millions in damages. RJR's attorneys argue that Connor chose to smoke and was not addicted because she was able to quit in 1993, two months before she was diagnosed with cancer. In the videotapes, a dying Connor, looking gaunt and wearing a wig, talked about seeing cigarette ads as a teen-ager in the 1950s. The jury saw only 1.5 minutes of the 16-minute videotape becausel Circuit Judge Bernard Nachman ruled most of it was too prejudicial. During a hearing on the tape's admissibility, Nachman at one point told lawyers to stop the 1 video because the images of Connor were too disturbing to him. j Connor said she started smok-i ing one or two cigarettes a day) when she was 14 or 15. At the time] there were no health warnings ort cigarettes. ! Connor first smoked Winston cigarettes, then switched to Salems because she liked the men-! thol taste. Both are made by R.J.' Reynolds. , Taken alone, the trial is not that significant to the tobacco compa j , nies, which had $50 billion in revenue last year. ! But the trial comes as the industry faces lawsuits by more than 20 states and countless individuals 1 and increasing regulatory pres-) sure. A federal judge in Greens-; boro, N.C., ruled last week that the Food and Drug Administration! could regulate tobacco as a drugj And the Supreme Court this week refused to hear a challenge of a Baltimore ordinance restricting cigarette billboards near schools, j Under pressure from all sides] RJR Nabisco Holdings Corp. and Philip Morris Cos. are in early] talks with the attorneys general ol several states in hopes of winning protection from lawsuits. Dan Donahue, a senior vice president for RJR, said it's "toe early to get into what-ifs" if the company loses. Murder / Money not only issue FROM PAGE A1 criminals for life is a sixth as expensive as putting them to death. The report estimated each capital case would cost $116,700 more than a standard murder trial. The report showed that in Florida, the average cost of convicting and executing capital offenders was estimated at $3.2 million, and in California the cost was $2.16 million. "It's expensive, obviously," said John Burchill, professor of criminal justice at Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, and a past member of the Kansas Criminal Sentencing Commission. "But again, if we want to remove as many chances of error as possi- \ble, ithas' to be expensive." Saline County Attorney Julie McKenna said she thinks cost figures typically cited for capital cases are inflated due to the fact they include the salaries of attorneys who get paid for working regardless of whether they're doing a capital case. Although the public may not have understood how long it takes to convict and execute under cap- T COSBY SLAYING ital punishment, McKenna said it probably would be unrealistic to expect such cases to go to trial in less than a year. Other murder cases she's tried in the past have taken that long, she said. McKenna said she doesn't anticipate having to hire more help to assist with answering the blizzard of pretrial motions the defense is expected to file in White's case. "We can handle it," she said. That's one of the reasons she sought the assistance of the attorney general's office to assist with the prosecution. Wurtz's $1.4 million budget was boosted slightly this year by lawmakers. But even more money would be needed to hire additional staff attorneys, he said. It costs between $90 and $150 an hour for the state to hire private attorneys in capital cases, he said. That's in line, he said, with the $125 an hour the state pays private attorneys to handle workers' compensation cases. Money is not the only issue, he said. Out-of-state attorneys with experience and a willingness to work on Kansas capital cases have backed out because of a require- ment that they take the Kansas bari exam before they work in the states The capital defender's office} first trial will begin in June at Wi^ chita. The trial will give attorneys experience in two key areas] Wurtz said: selecting a "deathj qualified" jury and presenting arj guments in the penalty phase UJ 1 the defendant is convicted. j Death-qualified jurors "have to be able to seriously consider im^ position of the death penalty^ They have to say I could seriously; consider it," Wurtz said. I The penalty phase is a separate! proceeding, following convictionj where attorneys present to jurorsj aggravating and mitigating factors of the crime and make arguments why or why not the death penalty should be imposed. The jury at the penalty phase can be waived by the defendant in which case the proceeding takes place before a judge. An> sentence of death imposed by a ju ry must be reviewed by the judge to be certain the sentence is supported by evidence. Death sentences are subject tc automatic review and appeal by the appellate court process. Friends reportedly were with suspect By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Two friends of Mikail Markhasev say he shot Ennis Cosby when they were high on drugs, and two other people told police they helped Markhasev look for a gun he threw away that night, USA Today reported Thursday. The newspaper said the friends, who said they were driving with Markhasev the night Cosby was killed, were questioned and released, and officials would not say whether they are suspects. The only previously known witness at the scene was a female friend of Cosby, son of comedian Bill Cosby. She was unable to pick Markhasev out of a line-up. The report came as the arraign- ment for Markhasev, an 18-year- old Ukrainian immigrant, was delayed so public defenders could take over the case from private lawyers he can no longer afford. Lawyers' comments on the report were limited because of a gag order. USA Today, citing court documents and a relative of one witness, said: Eli Zakaria, 23, and Sara Ann Peters, 21, both of Huntington Beach, told police they were driving with Markhasev shortly after midnight on Jan 16. Zakaria's uncle, Carlos Rodriguez, said Zakaria told him the three were high on drugs and looking for a dealer to find more. "He told me he was out of it and that they pulled over to use the phone," Rodriguez said. According to statements given tc police by Zakaria and Peters, they stopped with Markhasev at a tele phone in a parking lot about 45C feet from the isolated spot where Cosby was killed on a road just of] Interstate 405 as he fixed a flat tire on his father's Mercedes-Benz. While Zakaria spoke on the phone, Markhasev headed up the street toward Cosby, the witness statements say. | Zakaria told Rodriguez that; Markhasev was going to rob Cos-i by, but "just lost it," shot him and then came running back to the cart and said, "Let's get out of here." The witnesses told police the same) story. ' ON THE RECORD CORRECTION Because of a Journal error, a headline in Thursday's edition about the Alan White preliminary hearing incorrectly stated that a photo of White was found in a car stolen from a murder victim. A photo of White's parents was found in the victim's Salina home. TODAY'S SCRIPTURE "And in that day shall ye say, Praise the Lord, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted." — Isaiah 12:4 Hospital report Salina Regional Health Center PENN ADMISSIONS — Mildred Ingemanson, Salina; Nellie H. Tolson, Lincoln. SANTA FE ADMISSIONS — Alvena E. Coburn, Danny D. Fazel, Leona Finch, Darlene J. Swartz, Judith K. Windholz and Karen Yakubovich, all of Salina; Jean Flynn, Abilene; Melanie Tittel, Abilene; Samuel D. Underhill, Abilene; Sharon K. Kadel, Beloit; Ambert D. Fouard, Brookville; Carolyn Dunn, Brookville. DISMISSALS — Kathy L. Johnson, Charles W. Mize and William R. Wojf, all of Salina; Carter J. Wessling, Betoit; Gene A. Ziegenbalg, Concordia; Theresa F. Nobert, Glasco; Mazie A. Schmidt, McPherson; Rhonda Anderson and baby girl, McPherson; Harlin R. McKain, Miltonvale. BOYS: Robert L. and Karen Yakubovich, Salina, 7 Ibs. 10 ozs., born April 30. John K. and Melanie Tittel, Abilene, 8 Ibs. 15 ozs., born April 30. John G. and Amber Dawn Fouard, Brookville, 8 Ibs. 12 ozs., born April 30. Police blotter THEFT — A portable, two-way radio belonging to Abbott Construction, 3120 N. Halstead, was taken from a job site at 5969 S. Gypsum Valley between Nov. 20 and Nov. 23; $520 loss. A go-cart belonging to Roy Palmer was taken from Palmer Trucking, 2700 N. Fifth, between April 2 and April 9; $500 loss. Animal shelter These animals were picked up April 30 at the locations listed and taken to the Saline County Animal Shelter, 1960 W. Old Highway 40. Phone 826-6535. DOGS — Black male Labrador with pink collar, 400 block of West Claflin; red female Pomeranian, 500 block of East Iron; tan female chow mix with brown collar, 200 block of Berg Road; black neutered male Labrador mix with purple collar, 200 block of Berg Road; black male chow with green collar, 300 block of South Ninth. i Hydrant flushings Salina city workers will be flushing" hydrants during April. Water in the afl fected areas will be clouded with stirred} up sediment while hydrants are flushed! The water is safe to drink but should be 1 checked before doing laundry. ! Here's a schedule: • Today: area bounded on the nortr by Cloud Street, south by MagnoliE Street, east by Ninth Street, west Interstate 135. THURSDAY'S MUHMNG DAILY PICK 3 3-2-6 LOTTERY SCENE • IKCTWIIll Category 4866

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