The Kansas City Times from Kansas City, Missouri on September 26, 1987 · 34
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The Kansas City Times from Kansas City, Missouri · 34

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Saturday, September 26, 1987
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C-2 The Kansas City Times Saturday September 26 1987 Around Kansas City The Times Staff KC man pleads guilty to possessing selling cocaine A 23-year-old Kansas City man pleaded guilty Friday in US District Court to possessing cocaine and trying to sell it Brian Sutherlin appearing before US District Judge Scott O Wright admitted that he tried to sell a pound of cocaine Sept 1 6 to an undercover agent from the federal Drug Enforcement Ad ministration The judge allowed Sutherlin to remain free on bond until sentencing on Oct 23 Sutherlin faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $ I million The crime also carries a three-year mandatory special parole term after his release oman burned when gasoline catches fire in home home She was JS A 36-year-old Raytown wom-Sk was burned about 6: IS pm Fnday in a gasoline flash fire in the bathroom of her home at 10908 E 66th St Nancy J Sumner was taken to Park Lane Hospital and transferred to the burn unit at the University of Kansas Medical Center where a hospital spokesman said she was listed in serious condition Raytown Fire Capt Bruce Vanderhoof said Sumner suffered first- and second-degree burns over 60 percent of her body Sumner’s teen-age son Billy told Vanderhoof that the woman had spattered herself with tar earlier in the day when she was applying it to the foun- dation of cleaning o “bom when the pilot light of a water heater ignited the fumes which flashed and exploded Vanderhoof said Sumner’s 59-year-otd mother Delories Pennington also was in the bathroom and suffered minor burns to her wrist and hair She was treated at Park Lane Medical Center and released Pennington and her grandson had extinguished the fire by the time Raytown firefighters arrived Vanderhoof estimated the heat and smoke damage to the contents in the house at $3000 There was no damage to the structure Family says man is relative Continued from Page C-l turn 90 years old Sunday “I couldn’t get a better birthday present” he said from his home in Wyoming “I’ve been trying for the last 30 years to get in touch with him but we haven’t been able to locate him anywhere” Marsh’s real name was Josef Ze-lenka and he was bom in 1888 according to information uncovered by J Michael Ledman owner of Jealogical Investigations in Ledman said he provided most of the information about Ze-lenka used in the program Several families named Zelenka live in the Rock Springs area and they are all related according to Eleanor Liska 66 James Zelenka’s daughter She said they were watching the program and became intrigued when they heard that Marsh’s real name was Zelenka When the broadcast showed old photographs of Josef Zelenka and one of a young woman in a graduation gown signed by a niece named Eleanor Liska said the family got very excited She said the pictures of Zelenka looked just like old photographs they have of her uncle She said the girl named Eleanor in the graduation gown was not her but a cousin named Eleanor who Liska said has a similar photograph Finding a windfall of $175000 was not as important as possibly finding their long-lost relative Liska said But where did Josef Zelenka get so much money? Ledman the investigator said Zelenka lived on 1 2th Street in the 1 930s According to a divorce petition filed by his wife Catherine in 1932 he was involved in “commercialized vice” which Ledman said probably meant prostitution He also threatened to have his wife killed unless she mortgaged some of their belongings to him Ledman said James Zelenka who thinks he is Josef Zelenka’s younger brother said the family was from Croatia now part of Yugoslavia Their father came to the United States in 1899 and became a coal miner in Wyoming Josef came three or four years later with their sister James said Josef moved to Kansas City in the 1 920s The last time he saw his brother was at their father’s funeral in Rock Springs in 1931 “1 kind of think he was doing a little shady work” James Zelenka said “It might have been bootlegging or something That’s what I figure I don’t know for sure But I’m the happiest man in the world” More children reporting clowns Continued from Page C-l had seen a clown near the school Thursday One boy said a clown was hiding in the bushes near the school grounds and was taking pictures of students while they were playing soccer from about 2:30 to 2:45 pm Smith said A fence separates the soccer field from the bushes The soccer field is about 1 00 feet southeast of the school The boy said the clown had red and orange hair and a white face Police questioned other members of the class and no one else reported seeing the clown at that time The other boy said that about 3:15 pm he was walking home from school across the parking lot of St Mark’s United Methodist Church 603 N Jennings Road He saw a clown standing behind a tree near the church He had a camera and was taking pictures When several older boys walked by the clown ran away he told authorities Another student said that about 5 pm she saw a man in a clown outfit in the 1 7000 block of North Fifth Street near her home He was sitting in the driver’s seat of a white van with windows on the side The man had orange hair a white face and a red nose she said The girl told authorities that the man asked a small boy to come to him but she grabbed the boy and told him not to go The van then left the area A neighbor told police the girl had told her about the incident Smith said The woman said that about a week before she had seen a man sitting in an older model white van watching children as they walked home from school about 3:15 pm After watching for a while he left the area she said School officials have notified parents about the incidents said Robert Watkins deputy superintendent of schools Bus drivers and teachers have been advised to watch for clowns and students have been warned against talking to strangers Missouri Lottery Friday night’s winning numbers in the Missouri Lottery’s Daily Pick 3 game: 2-6-4 There were 33 straight-play winners who collected $201 each 308 box-play winners got $33 each OVER 700 COLOR TV'S VCR'S AND APPLIANCES ON DISPLAY 4th Annual FALL WAREHOUSE SALE Every day VOLUME WAREHOUSE SUPERSTORE offers KC’s Best TV Video and Appliance Values But Every Fall During Our Warehouse Sale We Slash Prices Even Further! 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