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THE SAUNA JOURNAL MEWS WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 1997 A7 DEATHS & FUNERALS T CRIME Carrie Gertison Allington BELLEVILLE — Carrie M. Allington, 88, Belleville, died Monday, May 12, 1997, at the Republic County Hospital, Belleville. Mrs. Allington was born Carrie M. Gertison on May 22, 1908, at Belleville and returned to , Belleville in 1991 from Superior, Neb., where she had lived since .1-1969. She was a retired nurse's aide and a member of the Belleville United Methodist Church and Rebekah Lodge. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Spencer Danielson in 1963 and Guy Allington in 1988. Survivors include a daughter, Norma Chopp of Narka; a stepson, .iDaryl Allington of Superior; four ,,,grandchildren; two stepgrandchil- ,,,dren; five great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchil- dren. Jt , The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. '.''Friday at the United Methodist r Church, Belleville, the Rev. Paul •- Morris officiating. Burial will be in Belleville Cemetery. ,:• Memorials may be made to the ;^,pharity of the donor's choice. '*£• Visitation will be from 1 to 9 -Sip.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 9 tff-p.m. Thursday at Tibbetts-Fischer ^Funeral Home, 1104 20th St., "'Belleville 66935. Hubert F. "Bart" Bartels TOPEKA — Hubert Friedrich "Bart" Bartels, 68, Topeka, died Monday, May 12, 1997, at his home. ••* Mr. Bartels was born Dec. 19, 1928, at Lincoln and was a resident . of Topeka since 1953, moving from Paola. He was an Army veteran of •the Korean War and an electrician, retiring in 1991. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Topeka, Lutheran Layman's League, IBEW 226, American Legion Post 58 and Kaw Valley Catbacker's Club. Survivors include his wife, Audra of Topeka; two sons, David and Daniel, both of Topeka; two daughters, Cynthia Goering of Olathe and Carol Schuette of Washington; three sisters, Isabel Wendte of Midwest City, Okla., Enola Erbley of Delmont, Pa., and Irma Penn of Birmingham, Ala.; six brothers, Raymond of Lincoln, Walter of Albuquerque, N.M., John of Kansas City, Arlon of Lincoln, Neb., Lester and Wendell, ; both of Topeka; and seven grandchildren. __,. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Topeka. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Topeka. ; Memorials may be made to the church or Topeka Lutheran ; School. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. today at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel, Topeka, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 ,! p.m. Thursday. • Robert Cersovsky COLBY — Robert Cersovsky, 53, • Colby, died Monday, May 12,1997, • at the Logan County Hospital, ; Oakley. Mr. Cersovsky was born June ^ 23, 1943, at Colby and was a life; long resident of the area. He was a farmer and a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Colby. Survivors include his mother, Helen A. Cersovsky of Colby; two brothers, Paul A. and Maurice J., both of Colby; and a sister, Sister Rosalie Cersovsky of Colby. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Colby, the Rev. Beryl Gibson officiating. Burial Today's obituaries SAUNA Winifred A. Force Lester Headley Sonja K. May Milton C. Willesen KANSAS BELLEVILLE: Carrie M. Gertison Allington COLBY: Robert Cersovsky ; FORMOSO: Frank S. Payne GARDEN CITY: Dee Ann Meschke HAYS: Mac E. Wise KACKLEY: EMe M. Carlson Johnson TOPEKA: Hubert Friedrich "^art" . Bartels will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. A vigil and rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Kersenbrock Funeral Chapel. Memorials may be made to the church in care of any Colby bank or the chapel. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the chapel, 745 S. Country Club Dr., Colby 67701. Winifred A. Force Winifred A. Force, 76, Salina, died Tuesday, May 13, 1997, at Salina Regional Health Center. Geisendorf-Rush Smith Funeral Home, Salina, is handling arrangements. and was a resident of Garden City since 1972, moving from Beloit. Survivors include her husband, Larry James of the home; a son, Jeb Marshall of the home; a daughter, Molly Ann Meschke of the home; her parents, Duane and Bonnie File of Beloit; and a brother, Dan File of Beloit. The funeral will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Presbyterian Church, Garden City, the Rev. Dave Sweley officiating. Private burial will be Friday in Valley View Cemetery, Garden City. Memorials may be made to the Center for Basic Cancer Research or the charity of the donor's choice. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at Price & Sons Funeral Home, 620 N. Main, Garden City 67846. International incident Parents arrested for leaving child outside restaurant By BETH J. HARPAZ The Associated Press Frank S. Payne Lester Headley Lester Headley, 333 Woodlawn, died Tuesday, May 13, 1997, at his home. Ryan Mortuary, Salina, is handling arrangements. Elvie M. Carlson Johnson KACKLEY — Elvie M. Johnson, 85, Kackley, died Tuesday, May 13, 1997, at the Washington County Hospital, Washington. Mrs. Johnson was born Elvie M. Carlson on Aug. 12, 1911, at Jamestown and was a lifelong resident of the Kackley and Jamestown areas. She taught school at Argonia, Jamestown and Courtland. She was a member of the Ada Lutheran Church, rural Courtland, W.E.L.C.A., Republic County Economic Council, Republic County Agency for Retarded Citizens, Beaver Extension Homemakers Unit and Neighborhood Coffee Club. Her husband, Arne, died in 1957. Survivors include a daughter, Sylvia Mai of Linn; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the Ada Lutheran Church, rural Courtland, Pastor Robert S. Kreier officiating. Burial will be in Ada Lutheran Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church or American Heart Association. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home, 1104 20th .St., Belleville 66935. ; ; Sonja K.May Sonja K. May, 56, Salina, died Tuesday, May 13, 1997, at her home. Ryan Mortuary, Salina, is handling arrangements. Dee Ann Meschke GARDEN CITY — Dee Ann Meschke, 46, Garden City, died Monday, May 12, 1997, at St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City. Mrs. Meschke was born Dee Ann File on July 15,1950 y . ; at Beloit FORMOSO — Frank S. Payne, 93, Formoso, died Monday, May 12,1997, at Salina Regional Health Center. Mr. Payne was born Dec. 17, 1903, at Formoso and was a lifelong resident of the area. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include two sisters, Vera Dunigan of Grants Pass, Ore., and Ethel Kilbourn of Lambard, 111. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Melby Mortuary Chapel, Mankato, Pastor Robert Elwell officiating. Burial will be in Caldwell Cemetery, Formoso. Memorials may be made to Formoso Alumni Scholarship Fund. Visitation will be at the mortuary, 402 N. High St., Mankato 66956. Milton C. Willesen Milton C. Willesen, 68, Salina, died Monday, May 12, 1997, at the Pleasant View Nursing Center, Inman. Ryan Mortuary, Salina, is handling arrangements. Mac E. Wise HAYS — Mac E. Wise, 54, Hays, died Monday, May 12, 1997, at the Norton County Hospital, Norton. Mr. Wise was born July 28,1942, at Wichita Falls, Texas, and was a resident of Hays since 1975, moving from Columbia, Mo. He was a Vietnam veteran and was a self- employed mail contractor for the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of the Hays Veterans of Foreign Wars and Agape Southern Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Ruth of the home; two daughters, Christa DeBey of Hays and Holly Wise of Manhattan; a son, Marc of the home; his parents, Eugene and Lois Wise of Cawker City; two brothers, Richard and Joe, both of Cawker City; four sisters, Majean Schneider and Jayne VandeRiet, both of Downs, Judy Cook of Alexandria, Va., and Callie Bader of Cawker City; and three grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Agape Southern Baptist Church, 1300 Harvest, Pastor Tommy Hinson officiating. A committal service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in Prairie Grove Cemetery, Cawker City, with military rites by Cawker City American Legion Post 379. Memorials may be made to the Wise Children's Education Fund. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Brock's North Hill Chapel, 2509 Vine St., Hays 67601, and after 10 a.m. Thursday at the church. LIV SORENSEN NEW YORK — A Danish mother who left her child in a stroller outside a restaurant quickly learned how New York reacts to such a lack of street smarts: jail for her and the father, foster care for the youngster. The case has become something of an international incident and shocked people on both sides of the Atlantic. In Denmark, parents leave children unattended while they shop or dine. But that's unheard of in New York, where people chain up outdoor garbage cans and flower pots to prevent theft. "I wouldn't leave a dog outside a restaurant in New York," said Leah Wells as she played with her 20- month-old son in a playground near the Dallas BBQ cafe, where the incident began Saturday. Annette Sorensen, an actress visiting New York for a month, left her 14-month-old daughter, Liv, in a stroller on the sidewalk next to the restaurant's plate-glass window, amid outdoor tables and chairs. She went inside with the baby's father, Exavier Wardlaw, a movie production assistant who lives in New York, and sat three tables from the window, 6 feet away. Waiters and customers suggested she bring the baby and stroller inside. "But she said the baby was fine," said waiter Peter Piano. Then a customer called 911. Officers charged both parents with endangering the welfare of a child. The father was also charged with disorderly conduct. The couple spent three days in jail and had not gotten the baby back by Tuesday. Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said police intervened because "pa- T DISABLED CHILDREN The Associated Press Annette Sorensen was arraigned Monday on charges of endangering the welfare of a child for leaving her daughter outside a restaurant where she and the child's father could see her through a window. Irons in the restaurant were complaining that the baby was left alone, that the baby was crying and the baby was being neglected." "I think we did the right thing," the mayor said. "If they acted out of an excess of caution, so be it." He said a judge will decide what happens next, in Criminal Court on Monday. Sorensen refused interviews. "We're trying to help her obtain legal counsel and find out what this case is really about," said Danish Consulate spokesman Kim Christiansen. He said a Dane would find it strange that "you could actually be charged here with leaving your child outside a place very near where you could see what was going on." Indeed, parents in Denmark were astonished. "Maybe it has something to do with the fact that Denmark is a safer place to live in than New York," said Tue Hoejbjerg, who left his son on a Copenhagen sidewalk for a few minutes as he ate in a fast-food restaurant. Wardlaw's lawyer, David Kirsch, said the parents "had no! idea that there was anything wrong with what they were doing. ... They were on one side of a glass partition, and on the other side, was the child." Kirsch alleged that officers beat Wardlaw at the police station and tried to stuff his head in a toilet. He said a brutality complaint will be filed once custody of the baby is resolved. Police Deputy Inspector Michael Collins said officers reported that Wardlaw had been "belligerent, abusive and loud" to officers, calling them "pigs." Police arrested the parents after witnesses said the baby was left outside for an hour. Wardlaw did not return a call for comment. Clare Walker, a London native • who lives in Manhattan, said she,! wouldn't leave her 11-month-old unattended in England or New York. ; i "I'm too scared," she said while ! standing a few blocks from the ; Dallas BBQ cafe. But she also said ! police had gone too far: "They.| could just say, 'You shouldn't do i that.' " ! House offers schools protection Troublemaking disabled children could be kicked out of school under bill By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — While millions of disabled children would still be guaranteed a free education, schools could remove them if they threaten classroom safety under a bill passed Tuesday by the House. President Clinton said he is eager to sign the bill into law. The Senate is scheduled to vote on it today. The House passed it 420-3 with only Reps. Herbert Bateman, R-Va.; Ray LaHood, R-I11.; and Ron Paul, R-Texas, voting no. The rewrite of the 22-year-old Individuals With Disabilities Education Act would give local officials more leeway to remove dis- abled children who bring weapons or drugs to school or otherwise threaten classroom safety. But it also would guarantee a hearing for those children and provide that they continue to get an education elsewhere. A child whose conduct was not related to a disability would be disciplined just as any other. Other provisions aim at curbing the legal costs of settling disputes between parents and schools over how to educate disabled children, while easing the financial burden on local school districts. The civil rights law, first enacted in 1975, guarantees a free, "appropriate" education for children with a range of disabilities, including physical impairments such as deafness, or emotional or learning problems. As much as possible, children are to be brought into regular classrooms rather than being segregated. "This legislation is about empowering parents and students to ' be able to get the best education they can," said Rep. George: Miller, D-Calif., a member of the , House Education and Workforce ; Committee. ! The Education Department estimates that 5.8 million children:; ages 3 to 21 qualify as disabled. , Lawmakers have been working • more than two years to rewrite;. and extend the law. Discipline had • been a key sticking point, with:' teachers and principals complain-, ing that their hands were tied when trying to remove disabled children who threatened them or other students, or brought knives, : other weapons or drugs to school. • j The law calls for students who ! bring guns to schools to be removed for up to 45 days while a final decision is made. OSHA / Fine started at $70,000 ON THE RECORD FROM PAGE A1 Hospital report ; Salina Regional Health Center PENN ADMISSIONS — None. SANTA FE ADMISSIONS — Ada L. Bennett, Glenda S. Bouslaugh, Bob . Cook, Jesse Harper, Margaret Mowery and Vernon E. Olson, all of Salina; • Emma Graff, Beloit; Michelle Steffens, Cawker City; Cynthia M. Holper, Clay Center; Elizabeth F. Cranston, Ellsworth; Linton L. Johnson, Ellsworth; Johnnie M. Jones, Glasco. DISMISSALS — Jeannette M. Blue and baby boy, Irene R. Carpenter, Tera N. Chance and baby girl, Layla Peppers and baby girl, Jaime L. Schoenig and baby boy, all of Salina; Harold E. Weis, Bavaria; Clarence W. McCreight, Ellsworth; Lowell A. Swisher, Gypsum; Winfred Nely, Herington; Margaret A. Hedberg, Hutchinson; Morrical baby girl, Lindsborg; Mamie Waite, Osborne; Beverly Jester, Smolan. District court CHARGED — Emily Alice Gilbert, • 36, and Jeffery Alan Conner, 29, both i of Solomon, charges of aggravated 1 burglary and felony theft in connection < with a burglary between April 14 and ; April 16 at 809 W. Ash. Harvey Burse, 38, 759 Osage, • charges of theft, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia, in connection with his arrest Jan. 7, at : Wal-Mart, 2900 S. Ninth. AJ Kidd II, 27, 808 W. Iron, charges of felony theft and criminal possession of a firearm in connection with the theft of two .45-caliber hand- •Sfguns, a gun case and other equipment 3* valued at $835 from 120 S. College ••* between April 2 and April 3. Lisa A. Olson, also known as Lisa A. Farmer, 34, 1209 Gypsum, charge of felony theft in connection with thefts from the Saline County Treasurer Office between Jan. 1,1993, and April 7, 1995, while an employee in the office. Authorities say the thefts totaled between $6,000 to $9,000. Jack Allen Kelley, 18, charges pf burglary, theft and criminal damage to property in connection with a burglary April 25 at 513 S. Phillips. Michael Joseph Gambone, 19, Beverly, charges of two counts of making a false police report and two counts of theft, in connection with incidents Jan. 14 and Jan. 15 at Bob's Pawn Shop. Stuart Allen Barnes, 35, 610 E. Iron, charges of criminal trespassing, two counts of criminal damage to property and obstructing the legal process in connection with an incident May 1 at 7233 W. Colt Road. Ronald Decatur Smith, 39, 336 N. 13th, charge of unlawful operation of a motor vehicle in connection with a traffic stop May 1 in the 700 block of Bishop. Joenell Lewis, 25,1209 E. Iron, Apt. 101, charges of making a false report and two counts of misdemeanor theft, in connection with an incident April 21 at 1409 E. Iron Apt. 101. Philip Taylor Aycock, 19,108 S. Hilldale, charges of possession of marijuana without a tax stamp and possession of marijuana, in connection with an incident May 3 in the 200 block of East Crawford. SENTENCED — Christopher F. Moore, 19, Larned, six months in jail and a $200 fine for driving under the influence, $100.fine for minor in possession of alcohol; one-year probation granted on condition he completes a 48-hour alternative jail program and performs 10 hours of community service. Charles A. Toothman, 44, Solomon, six months in jail and a $200 fine for driving under the influence; one-year probation granted on condition he serves 48 hours in jail and performs 10 hours of community service. PoMce blotter INJURY ACCIDENT — Sara Calzada, 26, 505 W. Cloud, was treated at Salina Regional Health Center for injuries she received in a two-car crash at 6:22 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of Broadway and Republic. Calzada car and a car driven by Gary Keil, 47, 816 State, collided. Kelly Helm, age unknown, 837 E. Wayne, was treated at Salina Regional Health Center for injuries he received at 5:35 p.m. Monday. Helm was standing behind a desk in a car wash at Conklin Cars, 2700 S. Ninth, when a car skidded into the desk and struck Helm. Anknal shelter These animals were picked up May 12 at the locations listed and taken to the Saline County Animal Shelter, 1960 W. Old Highway 40. Phone 8266535. DOGS — Black male Newfoundland, 1500 block of Bachtold; brown, black and white male terrier, 700 block of North 12th; black male Labrador with red collar, 100 block of South West Place; black male poodle, 600 block of Gypsum; buff female chow mix with blue collar, 1000 block of Park. CATS — Orange male with medium hair, 900 block of South Fifth. Gile didn't return phone calls for comment. "These types of violations can clearly lead to a fatality," Marple said. "The sad thing is virtually every death is preventable. We believe anyone in the contracting business for any length of time surely should be aware of the hazards. If not, they should quit." The two men, Todd Rau of New Cambria and Mark Smith of Salina, were installing sewer pipe in the trench, which ranged from 8 to 10 feet deep and 3 to 3'A feet wide, when it collapsed. Rau was buried alive but was saved by an air pocket created when Smith fell on top of him. Smith was buried up to his shoulders. If Gile isn't satisfied in the in- V HORSE ACCIDENT formal meeting, he can formally challenge the ruling, Marple said. An OSHA ruling is final and not subject to challenge in court or elsewhere. OSHA started the fine at $70,000, the maximum fine the organization is allowed to levy against an employer, but reduced the amount because this was Gile's first violation and his company employs fewer than 25 people. The size of the company, to varying degrees, is taken into account when OSHA assesses fines. "Our goal is not the collection of fines but to get compliance," Marple said. "Steep fines are intended to send a message that we do not tolerate unsafe excavation. I want to see that no one dies in Kansas." Efforts made by the city to educate contractors on trenching safety have gone well, said Steve,; Moody, deputy chief for the Sali- j na Fire Department. The depart-'! ment had an all-day class last;, month that was attended by about: 50 contractors. ! The city also is putting together a trenching safety checklist that will be incorporated into some requirements before excavation permits are released, Moody said. ' "The contractors, before they get a permit, will have to answer some questions," he said. ^Numbers Beloit woman hurt by horse TUESDAY'S DRAWING DAILY PICK 3 3-1-9 LOTTERY SCENE Category 4866 From Staff and Wire Reports GAYLORD — A Beloit woman was in serious condition Tuesday night after a horse riding accident Sunday afternoon, said dispatchers from the Smith County and Mitchell County sheriffs offices. Cindy Fulhage was riding a horse that she and her husband, Scott Fulhage, a former Kansas State University and NFL punter, were considering purchasing. The horse reared and fell on top of her, said Everett Smith, deputy from the Smith County Sheriffs Office. Cindy Fulhage was taken by he- licopter to Columbia Wesley Medical Center and was in critical condition until being upgraded Tuesday night. Smith said the owner of the horse, Frank Muck of Gaylord, said the horse was usually gentle. "You never know what can spook a horse," Smith said. "I don't have any idea what could have spooked him. I asked them, whether it was a snake, and he didn't see anything." Scott Fulhage was named All- Big Eight punter in 1984 and played nine seasons with the Atlanta Falcons before retiring in 1992. TODAY'S SCRIPTURE "God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord." — 1 Corinthians 1:9 CORRECTION Because of a Journal error, a listing of court items in Sunday's edition incorrectly reported a divorce case. The divorce of Charles Monroe Arnold 111 and Ann Catherine Arnold was granted; a contempt of court motion filed in the case was dismissed.

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