The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 16, 1997 · Page 4
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 4

Salina, Kansas
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Friday, May 16, 1997
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A4 FRIDAY, MAY 16, 1997 NEWS THE SALINA JOURNAL T GUN SAFETY Clinton touts plan to make life safer for police officers MAURE WEIGH Auto - Home Insurance Phone 827-2906 115 East Iron Mon.-Fri. 8-5:30 Sat. 8-4 827-5581 528 Kenwood Park Drive, Salina, KS President's proposals would make it harder for felons to buy guns By SANDRA SOBIERAJ The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Clinton used a memorial service for slain police Thursday as occasion to press his crime agenda and roll out initiatives clamping down on gun safety and gun sales to foreign visitors. Of the 116 officers killed last year and honored at an emotional wreath-laying ceremony on the Capitol steps, Clinton said: "Our safety was their purpose CLINTON Subscribe Today For Only $9,97 Each issue features the people, places, events and heritage that makes Salina so special. Makes a great gift, perfect for your home or office. Call 825-6789 «-*• A puUlullQnoin»Stlln»Ar»a Charter otCommoKe. One Kansas officer killed in '96 By The Associated Press TOPEKA— One Kansas law enforcement officer was killed in the line of duty during 1996, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation reported. That compares with six who died during 1995. There were no law enforcement deaths in 1994 and two in 1993. The lone officer to die last year was Kevin Easter, a Sedgwick County deputy sheriff who was shot during a foot chase by a person suspected of stealing a vehicle. The suspect had been stopped following a high-speed chase, and the foot chase ensued. Besides the one fatality, the KBI reported, 819 Kansas officers were the victims of assault last year, down 1.3 percent from the 830 assaulted in 1995. About 40 percent of the assaults occurred when officers responded to disturbances such as family squabbles, the KBI report said. Those assaults resulted in injury to 121 officers. and passion. And while we can never repay them for their ultimate sacrifice, we can and we must honor their memory not only in words but in actions." New statistics show that the 116 officers killed in the line of duty in '1996 were the fewest since 1959, >hen 95 were killed. In 1995,162 law ^enforcement officers were killed. • Crediting the improvement to better training, beefed-up forces and gun controls that he signed in his first term, Clinton said: "It has now become a winning cause, and it is our job — those of us who remain — to make sure that we press on and on and on until such tragedies are a stunning exception not a numbing statistic." ' He urged Congress to reconsid- ;er gun-control measures already rebuffed by House Republicans. V WHITE HOUSE Subpoenas fought in Espy probe Administration tries ito shield documents from investigators By The Associated Press i '_ .' WASHINGTON — Besides its public fight with Whitewater prosecutors to shield documents, the White House is waging a court ^battle to block subpoenas by another independent counsel, say lawyers and others familiar with ;the litigation. < The White House has fought for -two years with the independent counsel investigating Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy over presi- ^dential documents involving the former Cabinet member, the lawyers said. i The lawyers said that the White IHouse has invoked executive priv- ;ilege in refusing to turn over doc- ^uments from its 1994 ethics review of trips, sport tickets and other gifts that Espy accepted from large food producers that did business with the Agriculture Department. That internal investigation, conducted by then-White House counsel Abner Mikva, concluded that no further action was warranted against Espy. Espy left office at the end of 1994. The case of the October 1994 subpoena is pending before a federal appeals court, the sources said. The White House also is resisting a March 1995 subpoena that seeks White House documents about political appointments at the Agriculture Department, the sources said. At the time both subpoenas were served, the White House said it would comply with the demands for documents. Under federal court rules, challenges to grand jury subpoenas are secret. Charles Bakaly, the spokesman for Espy independent counsel Donald C. Smaltz, said he wouldn't comment about the litigation. "I am not going to say yea, nay, or maybe," said White House Counsel Charles F.C. Ruff. ! The White House furnished some of the documents sought in the first subpoena but withheld others, arguing some were covered by executive privilege, the sources said. "This isn't a Democrat-Republican problem," said Mike Severson, a St. Croix Falls, Wis., officer paralyzed from the neck down by a drug dealer's gunshot. "This is a United States of America problem, and I wish that they would just be able to sit down and work something out." Clinton had proposed barring firearm sales and possession to anyone who committed a felony as a juvenile. The measure was rejected by House Republican leaders who passed their crime bill last week. "Someone who commits a violent crime at 17 should not be able to turn around and buy a gun for a birthday present at 21," Clinton said to applause. The assembly of officers and families on the Capitol's West Front was drawn largely from the Fraternal Order of Police, which endorsed Clinton's re-election last year. Timed to coincide with Clinton's speech, Treasury officials unveiled a more restrictive firearms purchase form and transaction record that gun dealers use- to enforce the Brady law's waiting period and background check. 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