The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 5, 1985 · Page 14
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 14

Salina, Kansas
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Friday, April 5, 1985
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Local/Kansas 2 The Salina Journal Friday, April 5,1985 Page 14 Briefly Concordia city manager hired CONCORDIA — Randy Wetmore, son of Herington City Manager W.A. Wetmore, will take over as Concordia city manager on May 1. He was hired by the Concordia City Commission from a field of 36 applicants. Wetmore has been city manager at Sterling for the past four years. He will replace Carl Metzger, who left Concordia in February for Ankeny, Iowa. Wetmore has degrees from Emporia State University and the University of Kansas. He and his wife, Andrea, have a 15-month-old son, Stewart. Items stolen from Salina firm Police are searching for juveniles possibly connected with the theft of merchandise valued at $1,434 from Harley-Davidson-Honda of Salina, 700 N. Ohio. The firm's owner, Michael Bahnmaier, said he received an anonymous call asking if had noticed the missing items, Assistant Police Chief Glen Kochanowski said Thursday. Bahnmaier checked and discovered a number of items missing, including five leather jackets, $190 each; a motorcycle jacket, $170; a golf cart, $150; an electronic module, $214, and a coil, $50. Kochanowski said the thefts probably occurred during March. He said Bahnmaier won't know the full extent of the loss until an inventory is done. Lawsuit alleges rock in a burrito A Salina man is suing for more than $10,000 for damages allegedly suffered when he bit into a rock in a burrito purchased from a Salina fast food restaurant. An attorney for Robert Roney, 1506 W. Crawford, filed the suit Wednesday in Saline County District Court against James Jones and Taco Grande, 722 S. Broadway. The suit alleges that a friend purchased several items from the restaurant on Dec. 17. When Roney "bit into a regular burrito, he bit down on a rock which was approximately one-quarter inch by approximately one-half inch in diameter and blackish-grey in color." Roney says he suffered injuries to his teeth. His attorney, Norman Kelly of Salina, has asked for a jury trial. A representative of the restaurant declined comment Thursday. Two face charges in jewels theft Charges have been prepared against two Salina men in connection with a March 23 theft of $47,000 in jewels. Four counts of burglary, two counts of felony theft and two counts of misdemeanor theft were prepared Thursday against Bill L. Harris, 27, 255 N. 10th, in connection with the theft of the jewels and three other burglaries. Harris is expected to appear in court today to be formally charged. Gregory Vidrine, 21, 210 W. Iron, appeared Thursday before Associate Judge Gene Penland to hear a charge of one count of felony theft for his alleged involvement in the jewels theft. The jewels were stolen from James E. Johnson Associates, 123 S. Indiana. Music festival set at KW About 1,100 high school students will participate in the Kansas High School Activities Association Class 1-A regional music festival on Wednesday, April 10. Performances will begin at 8 a.m. and will continue throughout the day at Kansas Wesleyan. Schwaris given setback variance The Salina Board of Zoning Appeals Thursday granted a variance for Schwan's Sales Enterprises Inc. to build a storage cooler near the intersection of Schilling and Scanlan in the Airport Industrial Area. Schwan's, manufacturer of Tony's Pizza, needed zoning appeals board approval to eliminate the 10-foot side yard setback requirement for the 8,910-square-foot cooler. The addition will be located on Scanlan on the west side of the existing pizza manufacturing plant. 649 S. Broadway Salina, Ks A taste delight unequaled awaits you at our restaurant. Our Pork Tender Is made fresh several times dally, dipped In a special batter, and deep fried to pertection. The price Is as unusual as the dinner. Hot Roll, Potatoes & Gravy, Choice of Baked Beans, Cole Slaw or Corn, and.the delightful Pork Tender make this complete dinner. 2 for $ 5 95 • \J • ^»W Thru 4/6/85 CLOSED EASTER SUNDAY fliiffiifljXICE^^ HOMELITE Chain Saw Sale! Model Reg. SALE XL10" $129.95 1 O9 Super 2 $244.95 I 89 240 $289.95 229 Super EZ $359.95 279 Super XL $409.95 299 BARRAGREE RENT-ALL 627-0647 or 627-8011 1600 6. Broadway WE TRADE State lawyers required to continue education From staff and wire reports TOPEKA — For the first time in state history, lawyers will have to keep going to classes once they graduate from law school or face the loss of their licenses to practice law in Kansas. The Kansas Supreme Court will require attorneys to complete at least eight hours of continuing education classes annually. The rule became effective I Monday, Chief Justice Afred Schroeder announced at a news conference Thursday. Justice Harold Herd said the high court acted after Kansas attorneys responded to a survey by voting 2- to-1 for mandatory continuing edu- Hellmer cation. "The court was reluctant to institute a mandatory program, but we were persuaded," Herd said. "The' program was adopted at the insistence of the bar association. "Our idea is, this type program should assist the bar in taking excellent legal services to the public. That's the sole purpose," Herd said. The requirement is aimed at lawyers who don't voluntarily attend seminars to keep up to date on new laws and court rulings, Herd said. "The lawyer who is very professional and keeps his education up to date doesn't need a mandate," Herd said. "The lawyer who doesn't want to keep up on recent court decisions, that's a minority, but they serve a segment of the public." Jerry Hellmer, president of the Saline-Ottawa County Bar Associ- ation, said the court's ruling would not mean a tremendnous amount of change for members of the local bar. "Our association has been actively interested in seeking continued education to improve skills," he said. The local bar has a standing legal education committee and has large attendance at seminars offered in the state, Hellmer said. Members also have expressed interest in how to attract such programs to Salina, he said. "Most attorneys favor continued education," he said. The debate about continued education focused on its form and how it would be handled, he said. Hellmer said he had not talked with any local attorneys who did not wish to improve skills through con- tinued education. Gerald Goodell, president-elect of the state bar association, and Darrell Kellogg, .current president, praised the decision. "The Kansas Bar Association strongly supports the adoption of niandatory legal education for lawyers," Goodell said. The association's members include about 4,300 of the state's 6,000 practicing lawyers. "We believe it will benefit the public and the profession," Kellogg said in a prepared statement. "The law has become progressively more complex, and although the vast majority of lawyers are very conscientious in keeping abreast of changes, we believe a minimum requirement will provide greater assurance of competence to legal consumers." House defeats attempts to increase education aid TOPEKA (AP) - The Kansas House Thursday passed a major appropriations bill after rebuffing attempts by Democrats to increase expenditures for public education. A final vote on the $827 million spending measure was 65-58, with mostly Republicans voting for it and mostly Democrats opposing it. Passage sent the measure back to the Senate for consideration of House amendments. Debate tied up the house for nearly two hours. It centered over proposed Democratic amendments that would have doubled the new amount of money going to local school districts, reinstated funding for preschool special education for handicapped children and restored money for the interlibrary loan program. The school funding measure provides $442 million in state aid to local school districts for 1985-86. That is $30 million less than Gov. John Carlin wanted to distribute to the USDs next year in order to provide teachers with 10.5 percent average pay increases. Under the plan approved by the Republican majorities in both houses, teachers will receive average 7 to 8 percent increases. Carlin was poised Friday to veto the GOP school finance plan, sending the lawmakers back for another Moose planning Salina meeting The annual conference of the Kansas Moose Association is scheduled for April 12-14 in Salina. Ray Wren, Hutchinson, state president, will preside at business sessions. Also attending will be Arnold Sollars, Wichita, state director of Kansas and Oklahoma and a past president of the state association. Ray Lewis, Ann Arbor, Mich., a member of the Moosehaven board of governors, will represent the Supreme Lodge. Joyce Sarnecki, Lanoka Harbor, N.J., past Academy Friendship board member, will serve as official visitor to the Women of the Moose conference. The conference will be at the Red Coach Inn, although some activities are planned for the Salina Moose Home. Registration opens at 2 p.m. April 12 at the Salina Moose Home. Class enrollment is at 8 p.m. The schedule for April 13 includes ritual competition, general meetings, a dinner and dance. Another general meeting is planned the morning of April 14, with awards to be made and adjournment at 12:30 p.m. For the women, registration opens at 1 p.m. April 12, with the opening session set for 3 p.m. and class enrollment at 8 p.m. A ritual session is set for the morning of April 13, with a general session in the afternoon. An Academy of Friendship ceremony is planned for 10 a.m. April 14. Mickey Loveall and R.J. Ripple are general chairmen for the conference. Libby Francisco is general chairman for the Women of the Moose. Send your news tip to The Salina Journal; up to $45 in cash weekly. HEATH Realtor-Associate Bui. 627-3041 R«l. 827-8142 coLouieu. attempt at drafting something acceptable to the Democratic governor. Rep. Bill Reardon, D-Kansas City, tried to restore the additional $30 million to the bill that Carlin wants, but failed on a party line vote of 49 to 72. Rep. Robin Leach, D-Linwood, then attempted to get $15 million more added for school finance, but that also was rejected, 51 to 69. Rep. Bill Wisdom, D-Kansas City, tried to restore $613,760 to the bill for preschool special education, but lost 51 to 70; Rep. Anthony Hensley, D-Topeka, attempted to put back $1.44 million for teacher in-service education aid but failed, 49-65, and Rep. John Solbach, D-Lawrence, tried to reinstate $1.18 million for inter-library loan development. Also given final House approval Thursday were measures that: • Provide for state certification of facilities to care for post-acute trauma head-injured people, with such a facility in Kanorado expected to be the first to be issued a certificate. • Urge the state Board of Regents to explore the possibility with Nebraska of a cooperative program for veterinary medical education. • Urge the U.S. Corps of Engineers to include resort development in the operation of federal reservoirs in Kansas. ANTRIM-PIPER 1101. 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