The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 12, 1997 · Page 5
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 5

Salina, Kansas
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Monday, May 12, 1997
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THE SALINA JOURNAL NATION MONDAY, MAY 12, 1997 REMEMBERING Families cry, pray for those killed a year ago in crash By TOM BAYLES Tlie Associated Press "My son died because of greed from people who have no respect for other le's lives." Carmen Roberts mother of ValuJet Flight 532 crash CORAL GABLES, Fla. — As pastors, rabbis and reverends prayed in four languages to comfort relatives of the 110 people killed a year ago Sunday in the Valu- Jet crash, an anguished mother lashed out at the airline. •*> "My son died because of greed from people who have no respect for other people's lives," Carmen Roberts said. "Mother's Day for Other will never be the i>i- » same." peoples IWeS. Roberts, who lost her 23-year- old son, Philmore Marks, in the crash of Flight 592, reflected the opinions of many of the relatives, who feel federal regulators and the airlines haven't learned from the crash, allowing planes to fly without smoke detectors and fire sprinklers. About 175 people attended the hourlong service at First United Methodist Church. "The rainbow is a symbol of the diversity of expression of faiths, of language, of culture and of nationality," the Rev. David Smith told the families. "God's word covers the rainbow." A fire in the front cargo hold brought down the ValuJet DC-9 on May 11,1996, killing everyone aboard. It was a bright clear day when the plane plunged into the muck of the Everglades and almost disappeared. Today, sawgrass and water lillies fill the crash site northwest of Miami International Airport. The Associated Press Roger (left) and Sandra Nelson of Lewlsvllle, N.C., and Jane Lathem of Atlanta attend a news conference Sunday after the ValuJet 592 Memorial Service In Miami. They lost family members in the 1996 plane crash. The Rev. Ray Otto recognized the many religions represented on the passenger list of the flight from Miami to Atlanta. He said all the families were asking God to "touch us with your healing hands." "The pain is still there," said Marguerite Dingle, who lost her sister, Frances Brown. "There is no closure. We will carry this for a long, long time. It's a living hell." As the prayers were given for different faiths at the service, attended mostly by family members, a mother sat with a small boy on a pew to the side, weeping steadily as her young son doodled on a notepad. Toward the end of the ceremony, a baby with a tiny white bonnet, too young to fully understand what was going on, cried out a single, long wail. Gasoline prices continue to decrease By The Associated Press CAMARILLO. Calif. — Gasoline prices dipped an average half-cent per gallon over two weeks in the fifth consecutive month of declines, an analyst said Sunday. The overall price of gasoline, including all grades and taxes, was about $1.27 per gallon in Friday's Lundberg Survey of 10,000 stations, said publisher Trilby Lund berg. That was a half-cent below tlv April 25 survey average. "The main cause of the decline ,is lower crude oil prices the past few months," Lundberg said. "We're now into the fifth straight month of industry declines." Hail Damage? Let us help... Our body shop will repair your vehicle back to its original factory specificiations. Full written warranty on repair and paint. Loaner vehicle provided while yours is being repaired. Bring It To Us ...You'll Be Glad You Did! Parents, we thought you ought to know your kids are talking trash. V SUICIDE CULT Heaven's Gate founders left video to be marketed Your Total News Source ""Salina Journal Auto - Home Insurance Phone 827-2906 115 East Iron Public education. It's important to the "Kansas: Don't Spoil It!" program. Teachers are helping us spread the word: We're all responsible for our environment. So don't be surprised if your kids come home saying, "Reduce, reuse, recycle." They'll be talking trash. And it's about time. For more information, call the KDHE at 913-296-1600. A public awareness Initiative from your Kansas Department ol Health and Environment By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The founders of Heaven's Gate apparently knew two decades ago that their story of traveling on a spaceship to "the .next level" had the makings of a Hollywood project. " In 1976, they recorded a "last statement" on video, made contract preparations and gave instructions that it could go on sale 30 days after their "departure," the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. Thirty days has passed and the William Morris Agency is now representing sale of the video, which shows Marshall Applewhite and Bonnie Lu Nettles Trusdale. .,, According to the contracts, 40 percent of any money generated from the tape will go to heirs of Applewhite and Trusdale. The rest would go to the producer, to Los Angeles entertainment attorney Jerry Weinstein and the Morris agency, Weinstein said. The agency and Weinstein, who is representing the producer, see the two-hour tape as the basis for a TV special and a video for sale, but no release dates has been decided. The tape has been stored in a vault in Oklahoma for 21 years. Applewhite was among the 39 cult members discovered dead in a Rancho Santa Fe mansion. Trusdale died years before of cancer. In the 1976 video, the couple presides over a question-and-answer session involving cult members, said Dick Joslyn, a former member who said he was at the taping. Members believed that they were shedding their "containers" — their human bodies — to hitch a ride on a spaceship trailing the Hale-Bopp comet. The spaceship would take them to the "next level" of existence. The presentation was recorded at a time when the couple believed they were going to be assassinated and then resurrected as a demonstration of the truth of their message. PROJECT SALINA, INC, The city that cares about its hungry. Collecting food For Those In Need. Participating Businesses and Organizations are collecting food during May to be distributed to five Salina agencies: Emergency Aid/Food Bank, The Salvation Army, Focus on the Future, Ashby House and Salina Rescue Mission. Participating Businesses and Organizations ADM Milling —'— """ Alco Antithtila AnoclatM of Ctntral Kinut, P.A. Bank of Tttcott Bennlngton State Bink Bergkamp, Inc. Blue Bticon International BrMiy 104.9 fm Broker'e Realty Brown Mackla College Bucher, Willie* Ratlfo Buyer 1 * Guide Capitol Federal Saving* Caalnoa Central Kaneaa Foundation Central Mall CltyofSallna Clark, MlietLlnvllle Chartered Clublne & Rettele Ctd. Coldwell Banker Antrim Piper Wenger Realtors Conklln Care Saline Downtown Lion* Eagle Country M.8 Exfde Batterle* Corporation Exllne, Inc. Flret Bank Kaneae Qeoprobe Syetem* Qlbaon'e Dlacount Center Great Plalna Manufacturing Hampton, Royce, Engleman t Neleon Holiday Manalon IBM/SSI Idelman Telemarketing Jack Parr Aeeoclatee, Inc. Jlm'e Pharmacy KCVS90.7(m KINA910am KQNS STAR 96 KSAL1160am KY94 KS Dept. of Human Recource* KS Dept. of Transportation Kanaae Army National Guard KA8A Induatrlal Control* Key Rexall K-Uart KPLGae Service K8U- Salina Umone Candy Love Box Co. Long McArthur, Inc. MarketAlde, Inc. Marshall Motor Co. MldwettTV Millwood Realty Mowery Clinic National Association of Letter Carrier* OCCK Oldie* 98.5 fm Orthopedic Clinic of Salina Payleat Cathwaya Philip* Lighting PKM Steel Service* Premier Pneumatic* Raytheon Aircraft, Machlnlet Union ft Beech Employee* Club Realty Aawclate* RE/MAX Advantage Realtore Re*earch Product* Co. Tom Rupp St. John'a Military Salina Airport Authorlty/Avla/HerU/ USAIrExpreea.ATCT Salina Area Chamber of Commerce Salina Clinic Salina Concrete Product* Salln* Country Club Salln* Family Phyalclana Sallna Jeycee* Salina Journal Salina Regional Health Cantor Salina Supply Salln* Vo-Tech Saline County Sam'* Club School Specialty Sear* Security Saving* Bank Sign Pro Smoky Hill Family Practice Sentinel Ine. Group formerly RGB Schmidt Ine. Social Rehabilitation Servlcea Solomon State Bank Southweatorn Bell Telephone CWA Local 9411 Statcare Suburban TV Sunflower Bank Superior School * Office The Saint Franclc Academy, Inc. Target Tony'a Triad Manufacturing Turbine Special!!** UMB/Natlonal Bank of America United Way of Salina U.P.S USD 305 U.S. PoaUl Service Walmart Wart* Bulck Dr*. Weber, Palmer & Macy Wedel.Wedel, Barker Wei* American Fire We*t*rn Auto Distribution Center Wilton & Company Wood* & Durham VMCA YWCA COLLECTED FOOD ITEM TO DATE Baby Food 0 Boxed Meals 643 Canned Fruit 59 Canned Meat 1,074 Canned Soup 244 Canned Tomato Sauce 373 Canned Vegetables 652 Cereal(Hot/Cold) 0 Crackers Dried beans Flour Hamburger Helper Instant/Scalloped Potatoes Jam/Jelly Jello/Pudding Milk - Powder/Canned Muffin Mix/Biscuit Mix Pancake Mix Pancake Syrup Pasta Peanut Butter Pork & Beans Rice Shortening/Cooking Oil Sugar Tuna PROJECTED NEED 175 jars boxes cans cans cans 7,200 15,500 10,800 3,600 5,850 cans 13,700 cans .3,350 boxes 66 209 300 0 807 10 328 211 10 2,000 0 2,000 207 761 0 127 346 394 2,650 boxes 3,100 Ibs. 1,750 Ibs. 5,900 boxes 3,275 boxes 4,400 jars 3,700 boxes 3,900 Ibs. 3,650 boxes 1,950 Ibs. 2,400 bottles 2,000 Ibs. 2,975 jars 4,220 cans 1,080 Ibs. 1,625 Ibs. 3,800 Ibs. 7,500 cans 120,050 items Thanks for Caring! 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