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THE SALINA JOURNAL NEWS TUESDAY, MAY 6, 1997 A7 DEATHS & FUNERALS T OKLAHOMA BOMBING TRIAL Roger E. Caauwe Roger E. Caauwe, 60, Salina, died Sunday, May 4, 1997, at Kenwood View Nursing Center, Salina. Geisendorf-Rush Smith Funeral Home, Salina, is handling arrangements. Ralph 0. Dove WICHITA — Ralph O. Dove, 79, Wichita, died Sunday, May 4,1997, at Columbia Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. Mr. Dove was born July 19,1917, at Holden, Mo., and was a resident of El Dorado, Kansas City and Lindsborg before moving to Wichita in May from Salina. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a retired implement dealer. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Salina. Survivors include his wife, Romeyn of Wichita; a son, Michael of Wichita; two daughters, Anita Dorf of Wichita and Sonja Ericson of Aurora, Colo.; a brother, Richard of Newton; and six grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 255 S. Seventh, Salina, the Rev. Loren Mai officiating. Private burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Lindsborg. Memorials may be made to the church or Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Hays Funeral Home, Washington at Lincoln Streets, Lindsborg 67456. Nila F. Hale OSBORNE — Nila F. Hale, 102, Osborne, died Sunday, May 4, 1997, at Parkview Care Center, Osborne. Mrs. Hale was born Nila F. Van Pelt on Oct. 3, 1894, at Victor and was a resident of Osborne since 1920. She taught school for three years, was a grocery store clerk and homemaker. She was a member of the Christian Church, Christian Women's Fellowship, Order of Eastern Star, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and American Legion Auxiliary, all of Osborne. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon, in 1957; a daughter, Ruth Hale, in 1941; and two sons, Marvin in 1953 and Bob . in 1095. Survivors include seven grandchildren; and several great-grand- 'children and great-great-grandchildren. " The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Clark-Gashaw Mortuary, Osborne, the Rev. Kate Kerlin 1 officiating. Burial will be in Osborne Cemetery- Memorials may be made to Osborne Baseball Complex Fund. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 -p.m. today at the mortuary, 238 N. First, Osborne 67473. John Howell John Howell, 92, Salina, died Sunday, May 4, 1997, at Salina Regional Health Center. _Mr. Howell was born May 14, 1904, at Edmond and was a resident of Salina since 1924. He joined the Salina Police Department in 1935, retiring in 1958 as assistant police chief and chief of detectives. Dur- un wnwpn ing his tenure, he win. nuwcui. serve( ;i as acting police chief, was the department's first detective and was training officer for more than nine years. He also was a former deputy sheriff of Yuba County, Calif. After retiring, he was chief of security for General Dynamics at Schilling Air .-Force Base and worked for Chapel I'iPuheral Home, Salina, for several Today's obituaries Sister: McVeigh hated government SAUNA Roger E. Caauwe John Howell William G. Martin Joseph Rortlna Jr. KANSAS By MICHAEL FLEEMAN The Assncinlni I'rrss DOWNS: Mike Keezer GRAINFIELD: Robert Powers OSBORNE: Nila F. Hale PORTIS: Harold E. Miller WaKEENEY: Josephine Weigel WICHITA: Ralph O. Dove grandchildren; and eight great- grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at University United Methodist Church, 1509 S. Santa Fe, the Rev. Robert Conway officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the church. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401. was past president and life /jBdeniber of Kansas Peace Officers '^Association, a member of Salina -"Masonic Lodge 60, Scottish Rite "Bodies, Eagles Lodge and American Association of Retired Persons, Isis Shrine and was a char' tier member of the Oriental Band. ! He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura, in 1975; a son, James • R., in 1951; and a daughter, Norma J. Howell in 1961. '• Survivors include a daughter, Joan Whitaker of Salina; three V ARMY SEX SCANDAL Mike Keezer DOWNS — Mike Keezer, 19, Downs, died Sunday, May 4, 1997, near Cawker City. Mr. Keezer was born Oct. 31, 1977, at Beloit and was raised at Downs. He was a mechanic at Community Auto, Downs. Survivors include his parents, Jim and Diana Keezer of Downs; two sisters, Paula Smith of Anthony and K.C. of the home; and his grandparents, Carrol and Joyce Casey of Glen Elder and Bill and Gene Keezer of Cawker City. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Downs High School gymnasium, Pastor Darrell Geist officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Glen Elder. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. The casket will remain closed. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Domoney's Funeral Plome, 817 Morgan, Downs 67437. Authorities are investigating the death as a homicide. William G. Martin William G. Martin, 81, Salina, died Monday, May 5, 1997, at his home. Ryan Mortuary, Salina, is handling arrangements. Harold E. Miller PORTIS — Harold E. Miller, 91, Portis, died Sunday, May 4, 1997, at Downs Nursing Center. Mr. Miller was born May 5,1905, near Downs and was a lifelong resident of the Downs and Portis areas. He was a farmer and stockman and member of Portis United Methodist Church. His wife, Hazel, died in 1991. Survivors include a son, Roger of Portis; four sisters, Esther Blunt of Osborne, Opal Boxum and Fern Breakey, both of Downs, and Aileene Rannebeck of McMinnville, Ore.; and a granddaughter. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Portis United Methodist Church, Pastor Harry Cross officiating. Burial will be in South Oak Creek Cemetery, Downs. Memorials may be made to House Calls Inc. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Domoney Funeral Home, 817 Morgan, Downs 67437. Robert Powers GRAINFIELD — Robert Powers, 79, Grainfield, died Monday, May 5, 1997, at Gove County Medical Center, Quinter. Schmitt Funeral Home, Quinter, is handling arrangements. Joseph Rortina Jr. Joseph Rortina Jr., 71, Salina, died Monday, May 5, 1997, at his home. Ryan Mortuary, Salina, is handling arrangements. Josephine Weigel WaKEENEY — Josephine Weigel, WaKeeney, died Monday, May 5,1997, at Hays Medical Center. Schmitt Funeral Home, WaKeeney, is handling arrangements. DENVER — Timothy McVeigh's sister took the stand against him Monday and recalled his festering hatred for the government and his statement that he was "in the action stage" just months before the Oklahoma City bombing. In calm, matter of Oklahoma fact testimony that came under immunity from prosecution, Jennifer McVeigh also spoke of her brother's fear of private eyes and wiretaps, his use of disguises and an alias, and his anecdote about transporting 1,000 pounds of explosives. The testimony by the upstate New York student centered on her brother's fixation on his safety in early 1995, and his warning for her to use pay phones to talk to him because he suspected wiretaps. "I won't be back — forever," he wrote her in a letter in early 1995, according to McVeigh. She said he also advised her to keep an eye out for private investigators. "They will more likely be looking for me than cops." She said in another letter Timothy McVeigh wrote of his shift in political attitude. "He indicated that he was not in T PUPPY LOVE "He indicated he was not in the propaganda stage, which was like passing out papers. He was now in the action stage." Jennifer McVeigh sister of bombing suspect Timothy McVeigh the propaganda stage, which was like passing out papers. He was now in the action stage," she said. About four months after that letter, on April 19, 1995, a truck bomb went off outside the downtown Oklahoma City federal building, killing 168 people and injuring more than 500. As Jennifer McVeigh, 23, testified, she kept most of her attention focused on prosecutor Beth Wilkinson, but occasionally she stole a glance at her brother. At one point, the two appeared to share a brief smile. Timothy McVeigh, sporting a new flat-top haircut, also smiled at her as she entered the courtroom. Jennifer McVeigh said she last saw her brother as a free man in November and December of 1994, when he came home to Lockport, N.Y., near Buffalo, for about a month. She said he often spoke of his anger over the government's deadly siege on the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas. And she recalled how he wrote a letter to the American Legion, calling federal agents "a bunch of fascist tyrants" who murdered women and children. Prosecutors contend Timothy McVeigh bombed the federal building as revenge for Waco. The bomb exploded on the second anniversary of the siege. During one conversation in a car, she said he spoke of how he once nearly got into an accident while transporting 1,000 pounds of explosives. "Did you ask him why he was carrying these explosives?" Wilkinson asked. "No," said Jennifer McVeigh. "Why not?" "I don't think I wanted to know." Jennifer McVeigh began her testimony by identifying her brother's handwriting on antigovernment literature, a note to buy more dynamite and a host of other documents that will be introduced into evidence later. The court clay ended before Jennifer McVeigh could finish her direct testimony. She is expected to testify about receiving a letter from her brother three weeks before the blast saying, "Something big is about to happen." In the first physical evidence linking McVeigh to bomb-making materials, FBI fingerprint expert Louis Hupp said two McVeigh fingerprints — both of the right index fingers — were found on the back of a receipt for one ton of ammonium nitrate. The fertilizer was purchased Sept. 30, 1994 — about six months before the bombing — under the name of Mike Havens, which the prosecution says is an alias for McVeigh's accused conspirator Terry Nichols. It was found in Nichols' home after the bombing. Also, prosecutors sought to link McVeigh and Nichols to the theft of bomb materials, with testimony that a drill bit found at Nichols' house likely broke open a lock on a quarry explosives bin. FBI toolmark expert James Cadigan testified the bit found in a search of Nichols' home matched marks made on a drilled-out padlock from a quarry break-in six months before the bombing. Prosecutors contend McVeigh and Nichols stole blasting caps and boxes of high explosives from the Marion, Kan., quarry and used them to set off the fuel oil-and-fertilizer truck bomb used in the blast. Young couple agree to split forever Cody, 10, and Katie, 11, can't speak to each other ever again or their parents will be fined By The Associated Press FARMINGTON, N.M. — With their pretend marriage in shambles, fifth-graders Cody Finch and Katie Rose Sawyer faced each other in domestic violence court Monday, their legs too short to reach the floor, and swore they'd never, ever speak to each other again. In return, hearing commissioner John Dean agreed to dismiss their case, which landed in court after their make-believe wedding on a school playground fell apart with a real punch. Did he ever really love her? "Yeah, hmm hmm, I did," 10-year-old Cody T EDUCATION said outside court. Before he and 11-year-old Katie were called to testify Monday, their lawyers had struck an agreement to dismiss the case in exchange for a restraining order keeping the children apart. Their parents can be fined $500 and attorney's fees if either child contacts the other. The case went before Dean after Katie's family filed a complaint against Cody and his two teen-age brothers, alleging Cody hit Katie and made a threatening call to her, and that her home was vandalized in the past two months. New Mexico's Family Violence Protection Act applies to anyone with a "continuing personal relationship." "This court always tries to err on the side of trying to stop people from hurting each other," Dean said. "We've treated this case like any other case, even though this case wasn't treat- ed by other people as any other case." The "other people" were the media. Both children and their parents spent the weekend in New York taping the Montel Williams television talk show. And about a dozen reporters from around the country crowded into the courtroom Monday. Katie, wearing a white dress covered with blue, green and purple daisies, left the courthouse quickly, clutching her father's hand. "I really don't want this to go any further," said James Sawyer as he left the building. Cody, sporting a fresh buzz cut and flanked by two older brothers, younger sister, parents and grandparents, patiently discussed the issues with reporters before he left for school. Has he learned anything? "Yeah, not to hit anybody, especially girls," he said. Oakland schools drop mention of ebonies National debate that raged over ebonies seems to have passed By The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — The debate over black English that roared coast-to-coast four months ago appears to have faded to a whisper. The final report of the Oakland schools' Task Force on the Education of African American Students doesn't even mention the word "ebonies," according to a story in The Oakland Tribune. The task force's first report prompted a national controversy when it spawned a school board resolution suggesting ebonies, or black English, was a "genetically based"second language. Ebonics is a combination of the words "ebony" and "phonics." While school officials insisted they were just trying to help black students learn English, critics — including poet Maya Angelou and Kweisi Mfume, president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People — denounced the report as lowering expectations. In mid-January, the school board tried to mollify opponents by passing revisions that, among other things, dropped all suggestion that black English was genetically based. However, the resolution still declared that ebonies is "not mere- ly" a dialect of English. But the Tribune reported Saturday it had obtained a copy and found it contained no reference to ebonies. The final report still emphasizes improving black students' language skills and does not deny that black English exists. But there is no reference to black students speaking a separate language, nor are there any suggestions the district should think about pursuing bilingual funding for black English speakers. Village / Group to re-create old days FROM PAGE A1 Organizers found the Haseltine School south of Cawker City, but before it could be moved, a tornado in 1992 blew away the building. "Chalk boards. Desks. It was strung out for 400 yards," said Warren Inskeep, a village promoter who writes a weekly historical column in the Cawker City Ledger. Near the church, trees were uprooted and grave markers upset, but the place of worship survived. The move to its new home was delayed by flooding a year later. Mud poured into the prepared basement at the new site, and organizers were faced with a major cleaning job. But, again, the church survived. "If we had had the church at the park during the flood, we would have lost it," Inskeep said. The Hopewell Church was finally moved across the dam spillway in November 1994 and placed atop its new basement. Then came the final trial. A family of barn owls moved in. And refused to leave. The birds eventually were shooed away, but not before leaving their calling cards on the carpet and other places throughout the church. "It was just a mess," Williams said. As organizers worked with nature — and the state and federal officials whose approval was needed to use the park land — they also scrambled for money. Janet Roster, who represents a local camping group on the village board, said campers supported the project because of their need for a storm shelter. The church also will be used as a meeting place, for educational displays and gatherings. There was a wedding there in April and another is planned in July. Financial support came from many others, including retired telephone employees, and local telethons in 1991 that raised more than $47,000. The late Nettie Treaster, who attended the Hopewell Church for her 96 years and whose parents were among its original organizers, remembered the project in her will. In all, about $100,000 has been raised, but that will be gone once the church is made handicapped accessible. The village organization also is required by the state to hold $20,000 in escrow so future needs of the church can be met without tax dollars. Future projects will take more money. Treaster wants to find a limestone schoolhouse to replace the one lost to the tornado. That would involve tearing the building apart, marking each stone and putting the school back together once it's in the park. "That would be our dream. We may all be out here chipping rock," Fitzgerald said. A membership drive was started earlier this year for Waconda Heritage Village. Dues are $20 and can be sent to Box 97, Beloit 67420. ON THE RECORD Sergeant suffers from disorder By The Associated Press TABERDEEN PROVING QROUND, Md. — A drill sergeant f%fcing life in prison for raping six female trainees apologized to his victims and his family Monday, alter his mother begged the court fgr mercy. 1 "After I started down this path, I became blind to my inability to live by the moral values I learned f«>m childhood," Staff Sgt. Delmar Simpson said. "Simpson apologized to his wife, Juliet, his fellow drill sergeants and his victims. "I apologize to the trainees who believe I brought them harm," he said. "I was your drill sergeant and I failed you." With the help of family, "I believe I can regain my moral compass," he said. Earlier, his mother, Edna Simpson, 61, testified: "I would say to the panel, to the judge, please have mercy on my son." Simpson was convicted last week of 18 counts of rape involving six trainees and 29 other offenses, mostly sexual misconduct. Closing statements in his sentencing were scheduled for this morning, fol- lowed by jury deliberations. One of the witnesses who took the stand Monday was an Army psychiatrist, Col. Raymond Lande, who said Simpson suffers from a narcissistic personality disorder. People with such disorders place "a great deal of importance on themselves at the expense of other individuals," and "tend to feel they are entitled to certain things in life in terms of interpersonal relationships," Lande said. If Simpson is taken out of the environment in which the rapes occurred, "it is less likely that his behavior will reoccur," Lande said. Hospital report Salina Regional Health Center SANTA FE ADMISSIONS — Buffy R. Ashmore, Heather R. Bargas, Theodore A. Bjorkman and Shannon R. Wilson, all of Salina; Lillian C. Thrush, Abilene; Jessica L. Mitchell, Ellsworth; Norma J. Ericson, Lindsborg; August J. Montey, Osborne; Mamie Waite, Osborne. DISMISSALS — Leona Finch, Stacy G. Larson and baby girl, Crystal L. Shelby, Clifford E. Sparks and Judith K. Windholz, all of Salina. Wrthi GIRLS: Buffy R. Ashmore, Salina, 7 Ibs. 13 OHS., born May 4. Heather R. and Tom Bargas, Salina, 7 Ibs. 10 ozs., born May 4. Shannon R. and Mike Wilson, Salina, 6 Ibs. 15 ozs., born May 4. Timothy and Heather Buchanan, Salina, 7 Ibs., 4 ozs., born April 29. Lillian C. Thrush, Abilene, 8 Ibs., born May 4. Jessica L. and Guy Mitchell, Ellsworth, 6 Ibs. 12 ozs., born May 4. Police blotter THEFT — Jewelry belonging to Larry Alfonse VonFeldt, Overland Park, stolen between 8:45 a.m. Thursday and 10 p.m. Friday from the Holidome, 1616 W\ Crawford; $3,200 loss. Animal shelter These animals were picked up May 2-4 at the locations listed and taken to the Saline County Animal Shelter, 1960 W. Old Highway 40. Phone 8266535. DOGS — Black, white and tan female Labrador mix, 800 block of Willow Drive; chocolate male cocker spaniel mix puppy, 3600 block of South Knoll Lane; white, brown and black male coonhound with blue plastic collar, 1000 block of North Third Street; white and cream male shin tzu with black collar, 400 block of South College Avenue; black male cocker spaniel and chow mix with brown col- lar, Broadway and University; white, brown and black female terrier, 800 block of Russell Avenue; white, brown and black male hound mix, 2000 block of Donmeyer Road. TODAY'S SCRIPTURE "Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied." — )ude 1:2 >.j Q; ID T>^^Y; Numbers MONDAY'S DRAWINGS DAILY PICK 3 0-0-7 KANSAS CASH 5-10-12-17-18-25 Estimated Jackpot $1 30,000 LOTTERY SCENE Category 4866

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