Spokane Chronicle from Spokane, Washington on October 7, 1991 · 12
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Monday, October 7, 1991
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L1 B2 THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW AND SPOKANE CHRONICLE Monday, Oct. 7, 1991, Spokane, Wash. i REGIONAL DIGEST FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS Staff photo by Lisa D. Finger APPLE FEST. Maegan Carpenter, 12, of Spokane, finds there's more than one way to carry apples during Oktoberfest celebration at Green Bluff. The festivities continue for the next two weekends. More than 3,600 turn out to walk across CdA bridge COEUR d'ALENE More than 3,600 people surged onto Bennett Bay Bridge over the weekend to get a glimpse of Lake Coeur d'Alene and other scenery before the bridge opens to freeway traffic. "We were astonished," said Roger Hudson, a member of the Coeur d'Alene Volkssport Club, which sponsored the 6.2 mile march. Hudson expected only about 1,000 walkers to participate in the march along the new Interstate 90 freeway Saturday and Sunday. But it took only two hours for the volkswalk to surpass the club's previous record of 750 participants. "We were just really thrilled," Hudson said. Walkers gulped hundreds of gallons of water during the event, sending organizers scurrying for more refreshments. "It was a never-ending job," Hudson said. Although club members initially feared they could not handle the throng of walkers, Hudson said, they had no major problems or complaints. "We heard gobs and gobs of compliments," he said. Police charge brother in stabbing A Post Falls man was charged with stabbing his brother during a fight at the Hauser Lake Resort early Sunday. Michael W. Burrow, 33, was booked into the Kootenai County Jail Sunday on charges of aggravated assault and aggravated battery after his brother, Thomas J., 34, was stabbed twice in the abdomen, according to the Kootenai County sheriffs department. The brothers were arguing at the resort bar and went out to the parking lot to fight when the stabbing reportedly occurred at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, police said. Thomas Burrow was treated at Kootenai Medical Center, but the stab wounds were minor, a sheriff's dispatcher said. Man lying on tracks killed by train WOODBURN, Ore. A 52-year-old man was killed Saturday by a Southern Pacific Railroad train that struck him as he was lying across the train tracks, smoking a cigarette, authorities said. "When he saw the train coming he just looked up and curled up," said Marion County sheriffs spokesman Dave Hussey. Investigators withheld the victim's identity until his family could be notified. The train's engineer told deputies that he spotted what looked like a pile of branches on the tracks before he realized it was a person. The engineer said he began blowing the train's whistle about a quarter-mile before hitting the man. The accident was under investigation. Amnesia victim, family reunited BOISE A story on "Unsolved Mysteries" about a 23-year-old amnesiac found unconscious along the side of a road in Nevada has reunited a Boise man and his family in Iowa. Last Wednesday, a high school friend of Paul Beal's watched as "Tyler Doe" told the nation he was found by Las Vegas police nine months ago. The man on TV said he could not remember who he was or where he was from. The friend made a few phone calls and that same night Bears mother, Lynn Beal of Burlington, Iowa, was notified her son had been on "Unsolved Mysteries." "She was overjoyed and elated that they had found him and he was OK," said Pat Beal, Paul Beal's stepfather. Before he disappeared, Beal worked for a gourmet food distributor in Boise and had been in Las Vegas on a business trip. His stepfather said they learned Beal was missing when his employer called asking about him. Lynn Beal was in Las Vegas on Friday with her son. "It was really good to hear his voice and confirm that it was him," Pat Beal said. "Still, it was kind of scary to realize that he didn't know who I was." The family had called Las Vegas when Beal disappeared and had continued looking for him since. Beal grew up in Montana, stayed briefly with his mother and stepfather in Burlington when they moved, but returned to Boise with his father. Beal is separated from his wife and has two small children. It is not known what happened to Beal nine months ago to cause the amnesia. Demolition of Music Hall begins SEA'rTLE Nearly two dozen saddened onlookers watched as a backhoe excavator began tearing apart the city's historic Music Hall. People who have been fighting to save the 62-year-old building gathered across from the grand old theater Saturday for one last vigil. They watched as an excavator gnawed and gnashed pieces of the hall's steel, tin and concrete marquee to the ground. The crew ripped off the marquee and a fire escape and hammered a hole on the side of the building. It was all in preparation for this week's demolition of the whole building by wrecking ball. John McFarland of McFarland Wrecking Corp. said his company is taking extra pains to preserve stonework on the outside of the building. He said he wants to take the building down slowly and carefully so pieces can be preserved for sale to the public. Some pieces were purchased but not picked up by the Paramount Theatre, which tried to save the Music Hall in a deal that fell apart more than a week ago. ,imik-.Nola..MM,IiM-Adilm CONTINUED: FROM 81 N-waste from an outside source, 'Hey that's headed your way and all we're waiting for is the court to say that you've lost the Fort St. Vrain thing.'" The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals last month struck down Andrus' attempts to block the Colorado waste. Now, the governor is arguing that the INEL lacks an air quality permit for the waste storage center. But the DOE has already begun sending truckloads of the waste to Idaho, expecting to beat Andrus' latest challenge. The first of more than 200 planned truckloads rolled into the state early Saturday. Meanwhile, Andrus staff members laugh bitterly at the audacity of the DOE's plan to ship wastes from West Valley. The DOE calls it research aimed at learning how to build containers to ship and store spent nuclear fuels. Call it what you like, Andrus staff members say, but when the research is done, 40 tons of high-level nuclear waste from New York state will be stored in Idaho for at least 15 years. As home to 13,000 jobs, many of them high-paying, the 'NEL has long held political power in eastern Idaho. But Andrus has taken on the DOE in recent years, saying the government is trying to turn what once was a highly touted research center into a nuclear waste dump. At the site near Arco, government scientists built the first nuclear electrical generator. The facility has trained generations of engineers for the Navy's nuclear submarines. In all, 52 reactors have been built there, making the 890-square-mile site the world's largest concentration of nuclear reactors. Although statistics are hard to come by, it's not hard for Andrus to make the case that INEL's role as a nuclear waste dump has grown in recent years. Since the 1970s, the DOE has been sending high-level nuclear wastes to the 'NEL for "temporary" storage. INS., spokesman Brad Bugger said Friday that he's not aware of any waste that's ever been shipped out of the INEL once it arrived, although he said it is possible. While he couldn't vouch for the completeness of his inventory, Bugger gave this list of high-level waste that is already in "temporary" storage at MEL: Three of the nine segments of spent reactor fuel from the Fort St. Vrain reactor; CONTINUED: FROM B1 Ghost the front porch. When people looked for the apparition, no trace could be found. Like any good ghost story, this one is hard to track down. Winn said he heard it from Dodson's wife, Shirley, a Keller House tour guide. She's sure she heard it from Winn. Regardless, she said sightings of the man in the derby have been attributed to several visitors. "Everyone who has seen him has described him as looking that way," Dodson said, noting that the house's original owner, Harry Young, wore a. homburg hat. "He was quite an elegant figure." For anyone who's not familiar with turn-of-the-century fashions, a homburg might easily be mistaken for a derby. Young, a prominent businessman, operated a stage line after arriving in Colville in 1885. He also had banking, mining, real estate, newspaper and insurance interests. Apparently using profits from the sale of the renowned Silver King Mine in Nelson, British Columbia, he had Lockwood built in 1910 for his bride of two years, Anna. It was a May-December marriage and Young, wracked by arthritis, took his own life in 1914. His funeral was on the front lawn. Anna married Louis Keller, another prominent businessman, a year later. They lived in Lockwood until their deaths in the mid-1960s, and it gradually became known as the Keller House. Shirley Dodson who knew and liked Anna doesn't believe the house has a ghost, let alone Young's ghost, "but it makes a good story. And, if you're going to have a ghost, you might as well have an elegant one." Garvey, who goes out of her way to protect Young's dignity and the museum's is not so sure that's a good idea. Besides, she said, it doesn't seem likely the ghost could be Young because it made no appearance until recently. If there has to be a ghost, Garvey insists it must be one that came from the Fort George Wright Historical Museum in Spokane. Located in the commandant's house of the abandoned Army post, the Fort Wright museum reportedly was haunted by a female ghost before it closed in 1983. "When the Fort Wright museum closed, they sent us up some of their things," Garvey said. "They told us when we took their stuff that they'd send us their ghost, too." Like Garvey, Fort Wright museum OBITUARY Evelyn L. Dart Funeral service for Evelyn L. Dart, 68, will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Hoffner Fisher & Harvey Chapel in Seattle. Mrs. Dart, who died Thursday in Seattle after an extended illness, was born in 1922 at Plentywood, Mont. She moved to Spokane in 1938 and graduated from Mead High School. She had worked at the Rockwood Clinic as an X-ray technician. Mrs. Dart was an amateur champion golfer in Spokane. In 1942, she married George T. Courtesy of Colville Statesman-Examiner Harry Young Keller House apparition? officials joked about the ghost stories and warily kept them at arm's length. But several museum workers told The Spokesman-Review in 1980 they had indeed heard unexplained footsteps, lights had flickered on when the building was locked and empty, and doors and windows had opened and closed on their own. Not everyone scoffs at the idea of spirits in the Keller House, either. Colville resident Eva Hart isn't prepared to say there are "ghosts" in the house, but "I can feel that there is something there. It's a good presence." She first sensed the presence of multiple spirits at the Keller House in March when she helped Winn, a coworker at the D&P Restaurant, move back in after a one-year hiatus. "They were happy to have him back," she said. Hart, "a pure-blooded Hungarian and a Gypsy," considers belief in spirits reasonable for anyone who embraces the idea of an afterlife. Winn "thinks I'm talking through my left ear, but that's OK," she said. People who hope to see a ghost, or simply a grand old house, will have to wait until May unless they arrange a private tour by calling Garvey at 684- 5968 or 684-6324. The Keller Memorial Park including the museum, the Keller House, Colville's first school house, a pioneer farm cabin, a trapper's cabin and a fire lookout tower has closed for the winter. Meanwhile, site preparation is to begin soon on a 3,000-square-foot addition that will double the size of the museum building. Garvey said the historical society has raised more than $100,000 of the estimated $400,000 cost. If the man in the derby hat can lend a hand with publicity, "that's great," Dodson said. Dart in Spokane. In 1985, they moved to Seattle. She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Lynn C. Horn of Spokane; a son, George H. Dart of Bellevue; her mother, Martha Nelson of Plentywood; four sisters, Inus Rohner of Newport, Wash., Ardell Hurt and Louise Nelson, both of Plentywood, and Jacquelyn Mackie of Yakima; a brother, Glenard Nelson of Plenty. wood; and four grandchildren. Family suggests memorials be made to the Swedish Hospital Sustaining Care Fund, 747 Summit Ave., Seattle, 98104. -1111 About 1,134 cubic feet of material from the core of the Peach Bottom reactor in Pennsylvania, plus 630 cubic feet of spent fuel; Twenty reactor cores made up of spent fuel rods from the Rover Nuclear Rocket Program, the rest of which was reprocessed and turned back into usable fuel; II Some 300,000 pounds of spent fuel from reactors in Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Illinois and North Carolina that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission sent to INEL for researchers to use in studying the safety of dry storage of nuclear wastes; About 328,000 pounds of material from the Three Mile Island nuclear reactor. It is still so radioactive that it has to be stored in pools of water to dissipate the heat released by radioactivity. From the Shipping Port reactor in Pennsylvania, a cache of 88 fuel rods; MI Two cannisters of fuel from a German research reactor; 111 Miscellaneous fuel from small on-site research reactors and secret waste from classified Navy research and training reactors on the site. Bugger said MBA role as a storage center is appropriate, given that the government has the capacity to reprocess some spent fuels and the expertise to properly store the rest. "Right now, we are one of the centers to deal with that," he said. "Yes, we are going to continue to store materials here," he said. Andrus said the federal government has dropped the ball in not creating a permanent nuclear waste dump and that Idaho won't serve as a surrogate in the meantime. "That's an R&D facility out there," Andrus said. "Research and development is what that scientific laboratory was designed to be and what it's always been characterized as from the DOE standpoint a garbage dump we're not." "I'm going to do everything that I can that's legal to see that it (additional waste) does not come here. I will not place myself in contempt of court, but I'll do everything short of that I can." He said the DOE's assurances that Idaho is only a temporary resting ground do not put him at ease. "When you're dealing with this high-level waste with a 25,000-year half-life, temporary can be several thousands of years by their definition," he said. "We are not willing to be the repository." II Thousand,s 'join protest of abortion Associated Press - PORTLAND Thousands of people walked the streets Sunday in a quiet one-hour vigil that organizers claimed was the largest anti-abortion demonstration ever staged in the city. Holding blue-lettered white signs with the message "Abortion Kills Children," the men, women and children lined more than 20 miles of sidewalks, forming a human cross. Organizers estimated that 18,000 participated, based on an estimate of 900 sign-holders per mile. The vigil, which took place from 2 to 3 p.m., was part of a 4-year-old national event called Life Chain, which was organized by churches opposed to abortion. In Portland, about 300 churches took part. Identical demonstrations took place in 350 cities, including Salem and Vancouver, Wash. "We stand against the holocaust," said Dave Hjelt of Vancouver, part of a 500-member contingent from Portland Foursquare Church. "We want to bear witness that we're standing up for life. We want to defend the weak and fatherless and try to do it in a prayerful spirit." Vancouver police estimated that more than 400 people lined the streets within the city limits but said they had no idea of how many people were on the streets outside the city. Elsewhere in Oregon, organizers said nearly 4,500 people lined a six-mile stretch of streets on the outskirts of Salem. More than a-quarter-million daily readers make The Classifieds the best place to advertise garage sales, automobiles, musical instruments, furniture . . . almost anything! If you haven't used it in the past 6 months, chances are you're not going to. Sell it now in The Classifieds! Just dial 456-SELL and a courteous Classifieds operator will take your ad right over the phone. We're open for phone calls Monday thru Friday 8 am. to 6 p.m. If you like, we'll even help word your message. We know what sells! And don't forget the special 3x7 11 rate. Run three lines for seven days, just eleven dollars! 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