The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 13, 1997 · Page 2
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Salina, Kansas
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Tuesday, May 13, 1997
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A2 TUESDAY, MAY 13, 1997 NEWS & EVENTS THE SALINA JOURNAL A Look Ahead 18 Tuesday • CONCERT: Pops Concert, Salina Central High School vocal department. 7 p.m., Oakdale Park Stage. Free. 8264751. • PUBLIC MEETING: Recruitment Committee, The Partnership. Noon, Central Kansas Foundation, 1805 S. Ohio. 825-6224. • PUBLIC MEETING: Salina Downtown, Inc. Board of Directors and Business Improvement District No. 1 Advisory Board. 3:30 p.m., 114-A S. Seventh. 8250535. • PUBLIC MEETING: Tobacco Prevention Committee, The Partnership. 3:30 p.m., Salina/Saline County Health Dept., 125W. Elm. 825-6224. • PUBLIC MEETING: Salina School District Board of Education. 5 p.m., District Office, 1511 Gypsum. 826-4700. 14 Wednesday • COFFEE: Job Club Coffee, Older Kansans Employment Program. Guest speaker Sister Beth Stover, director of Catholic Charities. 9:30 a.m., Sirloin Stockade. 827-4857. • CONCERT: The India Children's Choir. 7 p.m., Youth and Family Life Center, First Covenant Church, 530 E. Cloud. 823-3792. • CONCERT: Country bands The Kentucky Headhunters and Prairie Oyster, Country Music Television/Wal-Mart Tour. 7 p.m., parking lot, Wal-Mart, 2900 S. Ninth. Free. 825-6800. • DANCE: Jolly Mixers Dance, music by "Ramblin' Andy." 8-11 p.m., Moose Lodge, 1700 Beverly. No smoking or drinking. 827-3797. Listing Events 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 I For these items, use the following category codes: • Salina and regional arts / 2787 • Public schools / 8050 • Local churches / 7729 • Kansas Wesleyan Info Line / 5984 Benefit Salina pianist to give benefit concert Ryan McCall of Salina will give a benefit piano concert from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Coffee Gallery, 104 S. Fifth. The concert will benefit former Salinan John Youll of Hays, who was injured in an automobile wreck several weeks ago in Alabama. Offerings will be by donation. Recreation Shuffleboard meeting set for Wednesday A shuffleboard demonstration is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday for people interested in learning the sport. The Salina Parks and Recreation Department is offering the informational meeting at Friendship Center, 746 Commanche. The meeting is free and no reservation is needed. The center has two indoor courts and equipment will be provided along with handouts. If there is enough interest, a league or open plays will be organized. For more information, call Janice at 826-7434. Events of the Day "• Salina .Journal 'Tim did it' Witness says McVeigh told him about bombing plot By KAREN ABBOT and LYNN BARTELS Scripps HouKirdNews Service DENVER — Michael Fortier on Monday delivered what prosecutors hope is a lethal blow to Timothy McVeigh, detailing the murderous plot he said his former Army buddy unleashed against Oklahoma City's feder- Oklahpma al building. Fortier admitted lying for weeks about his knowledge of the bombing that killed 168 people because he feared he could get the death penalty himself. Fortier said McVeigh told him he hoped the bombing would spark a "general uprising" of Americans against a federal government McVeigh considered criminally oppressive. Fortier said that when he saw initial news coverage of the bombing, he said, "Right away I thought, 'Tim did it.' " In the most pivotal cross-examination of the trial, defense attorney Stephen Jones accused Fortier of making up his story to save his own skin — and perhaps make a fortune in book and movie rights. Fortier will be back on the witness stand today. Fortier's testimony brought the government case against McVeigh to a chilling climax. "Tim told me that him and Terry (Nichols) had chose a building in Oklahoma City, a Sketch by The Associated Press Michael Fortier uses a model of the area surrounding the federal building in Oklahoma City as he testifies Monday about how he and Timothy McVeigh cased the area before the April 1995 bombing. federal building in Oklahoma City," Fortier testified, describing a conversation with McVeigh in Fortier's living room in the fall of 1994. "He also told me that he had figured out how to make a truck into a bomb." Fortier said McVeigh was so determined to bomb the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building that "if he had to, he was going to drive the truck down the stairs and crash it through the front doors." Fortier will serve up to 23 years in prison for his role in the bombing. The government can recommend a reduced sentence in exchange for his testimony. Fortier used a pointer and the prosecution's model of downtown Oklahoma City to describe how he and McVeigh drove around the Murrah building four months before the bombing. Fortier said McVeigh showed him where he would park the bomb truck and a getaway car. At one point, chief prosecutor Joseph Hartzler asked him: "You realize as you sit here today that you might have stopped this bombing had you called someone?" "Yes, sir," Fortier said. "I live with that knowledge every day." the Salina Journal Published 89VB n days a week, 365 days a year at 333 S Fourth, P.O. Box 740, Salina, Kan. 67402, by Salina Journal Inc. Mwmts B*YI, publisher, DEPARTMENTS • ADVERTISING: JEANNY SHARP, director, • BUSINESS: DAVID MARTIN, manager, dmarlln • NEWS: SCOTT SEIHER, executive editor, > CIRCULATION: BRYAN SANDMEIER, manager, ' PRODUCTION: DAVID ATKINSON, manager, Salina 1-800-827- Kansas SUBSCRIPTIONS EXTENSION 350 • NO PAPER?: If your paper doesn't arrive by 6:30 a.m. weekdays or 7 a.m. weekends and holidays, call your carrier or the number above. In Salina, If you call by 10 a.m., your paper will be delivered that day. Out-of-town subscribers will receive missed papers the following day. . CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT HOURS: Open at 5:30 a.m. daily. Closes at 5:30 p.m. weekdays, noon on weekends, 10 a.m. on holidays. . CARRIER RATES: $15 for one month, $42 for three months. titmici CiMplii Latirtl An hnrtift Free Estimates • Uitstict MrMn Toll free 1-888-82S-S280 HOOW.GrandBldg.I T WHITEWATER First lady wants talks kept quiet Court asked whether her discussions with lawyers can stay secret By Scripps Howard News Service WASHINGTON — The White House asked the Supreme Court Monday to rule that Whitewater- related discussions between Hillary Clinton and government lawyers could remain secret. The Clinton administration said it was risking the political rL|NTQN embarrassment CLINTON of fighting Whitewater independent counsel Kenneth Starr's efforts to get notes of two conversations involving Hillary Clinton to protect an important principle. If no guarantee existed that con- versations between White House officials and government lawyers were confidential, it would "impair the ability of the office of the president to secure sound legal advice," said a brief prepared by private attorneys hired to represent the White House. The first lady also filed a brief with the high court that contends an appeals court ruling "disregards the compelling need for personal and governmental lawyers to consult." The White House brief asked the Supreme Court to rule that the federal appellate panel in St. Louis erred in its 2-1 decision that the government had no compelling interest in protecting conversations in a potential criminal case, even one involving the first lady. Whitewater special prosecutor Kenneth Starr said the White House is seeking to impede his probe of alleged wrongdoing by the Clintons, as it had for months. One conversation came in July 1995 as Clinton prepared to be interviewed about the events following the death of deputy White House counsel Vincent Foster, her former law partner in Little Rock. Starr is probing whether White house officials obstructed justice in the aftermath of Foster's death to conceal that he was working on Clinton scandals. The second conversation came in early 1996 as Clinton appeared before a federal criminal grand jury in Washington investigating possible Whitewater crimes. The first lady was called as a witness after her legal bills resurfaced, showing she had worked on an Arkansas land deal federal regulators called a "sham transaction." 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