The Kansas City Star from Kansas City, Missouri on December 5, 1983 · 2
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Page 2A The Kansas City Star Monday December 5 1983 1 The relativity of pain: A choice to chew over I am afraid of dentists I also am afraid of crazed dope addicts urban muggers stockbrokers Russian plane flights and unleashed Doberman pinschers but dentists are high HP on the list The other day I had an appointment to have a tooth pulled— the molar in the left rear of my jaw next to where the wisdom tooth would be if it were not gone already It has been a functional tooth and I would have preferred to keep it We have been together as long as I can remember Wherever I have traveled in the world to whatever humble or splendid tables it has gone with me But in the last year the bond between us has loosened The damned thing rattles in its socket I have had to give 14) eating steak and cracking ice cubes with my teeth in moments of so cial unease The pain of being together has become greater finally than the pain of separat- U1fo I called the dentist who is a friend and scheduled a morning to sit in his chair Then terror overtook me And I went to sit in a duck blind instead Never mind about dentists' chairs Do you want to hear about real pain? The blind sits on the far side of a sirahh pond and can be reached only by wading Midway across I found there was a '( leak somewhere high on left of my chest boots That leg filled up A front went through dropping the temperature into the 20b The frigid wind beat out of the northwest sending a fine spray into the wooden box where I hunkered lie some Arctic forward observer scanning the sky for missiles My gloves got wet and froze stiff as old fish Yes the ducks finally came But when they did— a great flight of mallards planing down directly into the decoys— and when I stood up to shoot the working parts of my gun were sheathed with ice and the safety could not be gotten off That 's the kind of day it was 1 came home in darkness full of futility my credit in my own family far overspent and crawled into the bed a 1 figure trembling undo-1 kets I won’t repeat the things my Suffice that even the tooth abused me throbbing long into the night until at last I cried aloud Enough ' Enough and took something from a bottle to help me sleep So the appointment with my friend the dentist has been remade and I go to him gladly now “Will you want to stay awake or go to sleep?” his receptionist asked on the telephone “Sleep” I quickly replied “By all means sweet sleep” And sleeping perhaps to dream of a degree of pain less terrible than that which some men regularly endure this time of year for the love of nature and their savage sport Store will auction off dolls to aid the needy By Th Start attfl Warrensburg Mo— A War rensburg store manager has decided to parlay the popularity of Cabbage Patch dolls into donations for the needy CTiarles Riggs manager of the town’s Wal-Mart store has decided to auction off three dolls that had been placed on lay-away but were never paid for and give the proceeds to a Heat for Life fund in the area Bids will be accepted by mail and opened at 10 a m Dec 23 Mr Riggs said The highest bidders will be notified by telephone if they are not present The three dolls were part of the store’s last shipment of 12 in October said Jeanne Campbell toy department manager They were “gone in an hour” Ms Campbell said The store sold 96 of popular dolls manufactured for Coleco for $1993 each “You never know what the customers will do sometimes Mr Riggs said “They (the dolls) are so ugly they're pretty” The money from the auction will bje included in the fund which is used to help needy families pay their heating bills It will be distributed by Bob Bartlett director of the Johnson County Division of Family Services and Jerry Seeley supervisor of the division’s public assistance unit “I think it’s great” Mr Bartlett said Bidders should include their telephone number with their bids and mail them to Wal-Mart Store No 61 attention Mr Riggs Highways 50 and 13 Warrensburg Mo 64093 Board moves to oust owners of Stardust Hotel By The Associated Press Las Vegas Nev — State gaming officials have ended a two-year probe into alleged skimming at the Stardust Hotel by taking action to oust owners Allan Sachs and Herb Tobman and seeking a record $4 million in fines The state gaming commission also signed an emergency order Sunday to suspend the Stardust’s gaming license and those of its owners The order would become effective as soon as a district judge appoints a special supervisor or management team to temporarily take over the casino operations thus keeping the Strip property open The Nevada Gaming Control Board has stationed gaming agents in the casino around the clock to monitor operations until the existing management is removed Forty gaming agents were on hand Sunday night as Gaming Board Chairman Jim Avance and members Patty Becker and Rich ard Hyte personally served an 18-count complaint on Mr Sachs and Mr Tobman about 1 1 pm Gaming board members refused comment and Mr Sachs was unavailable for comment “Hie complaint alleges at least $15 million in casino profits was skimmed between Jan 1 and Nov 10 1962 and $85000 more was skimmed since last March The complaint which follows a two-year investigation alleges 222 gaining violations involving skimming by using bogus gaming table “fill slips” to hide the amount of cash illegally removed from the casino Fill slips are used to account for the amount of money taken from the casino cage and deposited on a gaming table The allegations do not involve the Fremont Hotel which Mr Sachs and Mr Tobman also own or the Sundance Hotel which the two operate in a lease arrangement However if the state succeeds in revoking the licenses of the Stardust Mr Sachs and Mr Tob man the license of the Fremont could also be in jeopardy Mr Sachs and Mr Tobman are not accused of skimming but with failing to investigate and take “appropriate action” once they learned of the alleged skimming conspiracy in January 1962 through publicly released FBI affidavits The board also informed the men of its own investigation June 1 If the gaming commission approves fines recommended by the board Trans-Sterling and Karat Inc two companies owned by Mr Sachs and Mr Tobman would each be fined $18 million The board also recommended a fine of $200000 for Mr Sachs who is president of the companies and $100000 for Mr Tobman who is vice president and general manager The two have owned the Stardust and Fremont since November 1979 The skimming allegations are similar to those used in 1979 to oust former Stardust owner Allen Glick who was accused of failing to prevent a $7 million slot-skimming operation Mr Glick was not accused of involvement in the crime Fines totaling $700000 were levied against Mr Glick an associate and his Argent Corp Mr Glick owned the casinos from 1974 through 1979 Mr Sachs and Mr Tobman took over man agement of the casinos in November 1979 and were licensed to buy them a month later by a former board and commission The five-member gaming commission will now act on the Gaming Board’s complaint Gaming Commission action will be separate from an ongoing FBI investigation of the Stardust operations A federal grand jury in Las Vegas has been hearing evidence in the case and is expected to act on the matter within two months Send him a kiss by wire In 1848 Samuel Morse was granted a patent for his telegraph Reagan German leader talk with space crew CARPET & DECORATING CENTER “Over 2500 Carpet Samples to Select From" REMODELING SALE! Kopp’s Carpet and Decorating Center is completely remodeling their Lenexa showroom For the next 15 days you’ll find the most unbelievable savings on 100’s of items We must clear out this inventory! SAVINGS UP TO 70 CARPET 70Sff FURNITURE 25 ACCESSORIES 35off mini blinds 50f WALLCOVERING 50S KITCHEN X By The Associated Press Houston— President Reagan and Chancellor Helmut Kohl of West Germany told the orbiting Columbia-Spacelab astronauts in an unprecedented conversation today that their international space mission symbolizes the close ties between Europe and the United States Mr Reagan speaking from the White House called the European-built Spacelab carried in Columbia’s bay a “shining example of international cooperation at its best” Mr Kohl in Athens Greece said the presence of West German physicist Ulf Merbold on the crew shows how closely Europe and the United States can work together “We hope this joint enterprise will lead to future cooperation between Germany and the United States in space research” he said Spaceship Commander John Young agreed telling the two leaders: “German-American relations have never been better than they are aboard Spacelab ’ ’ Mr Merbold a physicist from Stuttgart said the research Correction Because of incorrect information supplied by the Kansas City Police Department the address of David A Hernandez III victim of a fatal one-car accident Friday night was in error in some editions of The Kansas City Star Sunday Mr Hernandez lived at 7809 NW Avalon St Kansas City A later version of the same story based on correct information appeared in the same edition Shah’s entry to hospital The deposed Shah of Iran Mohammed Reza Pahlavi entered a New York City Hospital in 1979 for cancer tests aboard Spacelab could improve the life of all people on Earth It was the first time the leaders of two countries have conversed on the same link-up with orbiting space travelers “This to one-heck of a conference call" Mr Reagan said TTie 15-minute conversation plus a 20-minute news conference involving correspondents in six European countries required the complex link-up of five European and American communications satellites The journalists asked questions from London The Hague Brussels Bonn-Cologne Geneva and Rome Working with Merbold in Spacelab on two around-the-clock shifts are Bob Parker Owen Garriott and Byron Lichtenberg Mr Young and pilot Brewster Shaw alternate at Columbia’s controls All appeared in the telecast as they took Mr Reagan and Mr Kohl on a tour of their orbiting home Mr Merbold warmed up for that talk with a radio discussion early today with West Germany’s science minister Heinz Riesenhu-ber who was in Cologne If you have a complaint or a question about news coverage calf Donald D Jones the papers' reader representative His number is 234-4487 PUBLISHER'S NOTICE Dacnto 5 1963 Vd 104 No 67 KANSAS CJTYSTAfl I ISSN 0746-1067) Thu K nil C6y Star it pubtotwd (My (wept SUur-(toy and reuiatoy holidays Subscriptions to Ttw Karv n City 9tor and nmre (12 Inure lawk) are cwtotobto akhar by liana (Many or by man By mai poataga prepaid non? awing and Sunday (12 laauaa a mak) In Mtoaoul and Karan $10 10 a (north realdanta In Kanaaa add 3 aalaa lax ataaati are In 9 UnMad 9uaaa and Urttod Stotoa poaaaaalona 61 1-06 a moreh m foreign counnaa $2746 a moreh Sofeaoyiona to morning and Sunday or avantog and Sunday adtoona (7 laauaa a weak) are avatable either by home delivery or by mad By mat poatage prepaid morning and Sunday or evening and Sunday (7 laauaa a weak) In Mleaoul and Kanaaa 98-50 a morth reektorta to Kanaaa add 3 aalaa ton etoewhare to die linked Stales and Unltod taS66 poaaaaalona 8310 a morth to tawtal countoaa $19-25 a morth Second daaa poataga paid at Kaneaa CHy Mo Punaealon offlca 1 729 Grand Avenue Kanaaa City Mo 64106 A We Added One Thing To Our Pure Spring Water: The Glass Bottle When a water has been hidden from man-made pollutants for 3500 years it deserves glass bottles to preserve its purity That’s Mountain Valley Water from Hot Springs Arkansas Salt-free Naturally hard Excellent to taste Have Mountain Valley Water delivered to your home and office PHONE: 531 -4730 cMountaiqslley 'Water FROM HOT SPRINGS ARK WRITE: 3101 MERCIER KC MO 64111 25off CUSTOM SPREADS 25£f custom 25St FABRICS 25£r BRUCE ! 12 MONTH ESTIMATE FREE FINANCING aaaaaa For all purchases of $50000 888-0990 or more after 2°°o down with for ) approved credit -APPOINTMENT FREE DECORATING & DESIGN! 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