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Local/Kansas 2 Briefly The Salina Journal Tuesday, April 2,1985 Page 10 Optimists raise $1,314 in telethon Members of the Salina Noon Optimist Club raised $1,314 in pledges for the national Easter Seals telethon last weekend. Local chairman Jack Petty reported about 20 club members and spouses participated by answering local phones during the nationally televised program. The Easter Seals Society provides assistance to physically disabled children and adults. Child abuse charges filed A 33-year-old Salina man was charged Monday with two counts of child abuse in Saline County District Court. Gary Ward, 160 Bel Air, is accused of administering cruel and inhumane punishment to his 8-year-old daughter on March 2 and his 10-year-old stepdaughter on March 25. Ward appeared before Associate Judge Gene Penland to hear the charges. He was released on $4,000 bond. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 10. Salinan pleads guilty in car theft Three Salinans charged in connection with a suspected car theft ring appeared separately Monday in Saline County District Court. Bobby Huff, 40, 903 Smith, pleaded guilty to felony theft for possessing a stolen 1984 Ford Bronco on Feb. 12. District Judge Daniel Hebert accepted his plea. Huff said he had possession of the vehicle to perform some work which gave him reasonable doubt that the vehicle had been stolen. He said he exchanged the vehicle's dashboard with that of another. Huff told the court he agreed to plead guilty to the charge after officials in the Saline County Attorney's office said they would recommend probation if he cooperated. He is scheduled for sentencing May 6. Derald Archer, 47, 821 S. Santa Fe, also appeared before Hebert. His trial on three counts of felony theft was scheduled for May 2. Richard Chaffee, 32, 2146 Wesley, entered a plea of not guilty to six counts of felony theft. Chaffee will appear Monday for pretrial motions and possible scheduling of a trial date. Hikers to tour Environmental Lab The Salina Central High School Outdoor Environmental Lab will be toured at 5:30 p.m. Thursday during the Smoky Hills Audubon Society's April nature walk. The walk is free and open to the public. Central biology teacher John Wachholz will lead the walk, which also will include bird and flower sightings. Participants should wear hiking boots. The tour will start at the school's north parking lot. For more information, call Harold Lear at 823-2366. Record-keeping workshop planned "Record-Keeping for the Small Business" is the topic of a workshop set for 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday in room 232-north of the Marymount College administration building. Sessions are geared to those with little or no training in record- keeping. The fee is $5. The workshop is sponsored by the Small Business Administration, Kansas State Department of Education's Vocational Division, Emporia State University, Salina Area Chamber of Commerce, Salina SCORE Chapter and Marymount. For details, call Bill Wunder, director of the Marymount Division of Adult and Community Education, at 825-2101, ext. 107. Diocesan Quiz Bowl set today A Salina Catholic Diocesan Quiz Bowl will be conducted today at Marymount College, sponsored by the Marymount Alpha Chi Honor Society and Sacred Heart High School. It will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude about 1 p.m. in the ballroom and room 26 of the Fine Arts Building. Dan Kunzman, Marymount director of admissions, and Gene Hulstine, Sacred Heart counselor, are co-hosts. Competing will be two four-member teams from St. John's High School at Beloit, Tipton High School, Thomas More-Marian High School at Hays, Luckey High School at Manhattan and Sacred Heart. Planning board tentatively OKs plans to construct radio tower A plan to build a 420-foot radio tower about 4.5 miles north of Salina got tentative approval Monday night at a meeting of the Saline County Planning and Zoning Commission. The commission's unanimous recommendation will be submitted to the county commission for final approval or denial. G&K Tower, Ness City, applied to build the tower in a 40-acre pasture on the east side of Ohio Road north of the city. The tower is expected to be constructed by G&K in May. Frequencies on the tower will be rented to businesses for two-way radio communication. No commercial radio stati6n will use the tower. The county planning department staff initially recommended no structures be built, but the commission agreed that a 200-square-foot equipment shed could be built. General Services Director Dana Morse said the county did riot want a commercial station operating there with personnel in a structure. Assured that the shed would be for equipment, the staff altered its recommendation. In other action, the commission recommended the county commission rezone five acres near the South Industrial Area from agriculture to business-commercial. The county commission are expected to act today on that request. Wallace Storey, who represents clients planning to build small, self- storage warehouses on the site, requested the rezoning. The commission, however, denied Storey's request for a special meeting to consider a conditional use permit and help him expedite the project. It would have taken a request by the chairman, Elvin Gerard, or a request by three of seven commission members to schedule such a meeting. Neither occurred. Although Storey thought he might have the support of three commissioners, none spoke up when Gerard asked if there was a request for the special meeting. Storey requested the special meeting because he fell behind schedule in February when he did not pay the fee to pay the cost of announcing the rezoning request. He also did not attend the February meeting and the matter was tabled. Storey said he is concerned that the people he represents might look elsewhere for property. "I beg your indulgence and hopefully will never have to do it again," he said. Gerard said, "We're talking about a principle here." He said Storey should have paid his fee and attended the February meeting. At the commission's February meeting he might have received the rezoning and, if so, he might have gotten the use permit Monday. The commission also renewed for three years a permit that allows Knox Sand Co. to continue excavating sand about three-fourths of a mile southeast of the Ohio and Magnolia intersection. City rezones former Dillon's site The Salina City Commission approved Monday a request to rezone the old Dillon's store property in the 1500 block of South Ninth to allow TSC Industries, 822 N. Santa Fe, to operate a retail store. The company sells farm, home and automotive supplies and equipment. Area residents, worried about equipment storage and lower property values, filed a protest petition, which meant that at least four af- Franz Fund set up at Tabor HILLSBORO - Lynford Becker, director of institutional advancement at Tabor College, has announced establishment of the Dr. Leonard J. Franz Endowment Fund. The purpose is to use interest earnings to purchase books for the Tabor College Library. Thus far, $2,720 has been donated. The books will be in the areas of history, religion, education, music and the sciences. Absence cancels teacher talks Today's negotiating session between the Salina-National Education Association's teacher group and the Salina School Board team has been canceled. The session has been tentatively rescheduled for 4 p.m. April 9. If you don't have Blue Cross and Blue Shield coverage now's the time to take another look! Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas has reduced the rates for most Community Rated Groups (those with less than 25 subscribers), and Non-Group and Farm Bureau subscribers by 6 to 14%, effective April 1. Many larger experience rated groups have or will receive similar reductions. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas has always been a leader in cost containment activities. And this is our "breakthrough" year. Our CAP (Competitive Allowance Program), combined with other cost containment efforts such as Pre-Admission Testing, Utilization Review and Outpatient Treatment have worked so well that reduced rates are the result. If your company used to enjoy the service and "know how" advantages of Blue Cross and Blue Shield coverage, but drifted away because of rates, I invite you to take another look. Now's the time. Call me and find out why so many Kansans "Carry the Caring Card SM ." I can offer your company a complete insurance package including health, dental and life. Joe DeWerff District Representative (913) 827-7161 1843 South 9th Salina, Kansas 67401 fltWW Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas CARRY THE CARING CARD, OMUMT ll-lt UAHINU UAHU/^li WJ FROM THE CREATORS OF U\l An equat opportunity employe' r »i Hegislfifncl Mark-, Blui! Ciov, and Blufj Shi firmative votes by commissioners were required for approval. The rezoning, to C-5 commercial, was approved unanimously. Commissioners also vacated all of Century Plaza Drive near the northeast corner of South Ninth and Magnolia. The request was filed by Ed Warmack, developer of the proposed Central Mall, and by National Bank of America. Century Plaza Drive is located between the bank and the mall site. Commissioners also rezoned East Bank Estates to R-l residential, and gave first-round approval to rezone 712 Cherokee from R-l to C-5 serv- ice commercial. In other business, commissioners: • Authorized street, water and sewer improvements for Eastgate Addition east of Ohio on Ellsworth and in Georgetown Addition in the Seitz Drive/Pheasant Lane area. • Set a public hearing for April 22 to hear comments on street, water and sewer improvements in various locations throughout the city. • Accepted a petition filed by J.G. Williams, 521 N. 13th, requesting that the city not remove stop signs on Lincoln and Grand avenues between North Ninth and North Broadway. ASCHER School Board Experienced Responsive Hard-working COMMITTED TO QUALITY EDUCATION Pd.Pol. Ad. 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