The Kansas City Star from Kansas City, Missouri on February 15, 1992 · 30
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Saturday, February 15, 1992
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C-2 The Kansas City Star Saturday February 1 S 1 992 Meeting on Bartle is today Lawmakers to talk to city officials others about expansion aid By A SCHARNHORST Staff Writer Two Kansas City legislators will meet today with city officials and labor leaders to resolve questions that threaten state funding of the Bartle Hall expansion Rep Ronnie DePasco and Rep Henry Rizzo on Thursday asked a house appropriations committee to withhold its $2 million annual Bartle subsidy until Kansas City officials address the legislators' concerns about the project Members of the House General Adminstration Appropriations Committee agreed but said the subsidy could be restored later Rizzo and DePasco both said Friday evening they believe their concerns about the project — including too many out-of-state construction contracts lack of communication between the city and legislature and the scaling-back of some interior amenities — could be alleviated at the meeting today “I think it will all be worked out" DePasco said Rizzo said “I think it’s always going to be a viable project I just think we need to be honest with the legislature about what’s going on" City officials have done little to update the General Assembly on the Bartle project since December Rizzo and DePasco said Both legislators said they have been too busy to seek out city officials to ask the necessary questions That lack of information put the Kansas City representatives at a disadvantage because they would not have been able to defend the project if other committee members had questioned expenditures Rizzo said “We (on the committee) are fighting for every dollar We’ve got literally tens of millions of dollars being cut from worthwhile projects” Rizzo said “As Kansas City members of that committee we have to be credible It would have been very embarrassing if anyone on the committee had asked a lot of questions” Rizzo said however that such questions never were raised Bidding controversies questions about design fees and the replacement of interior marble and tile with less costly materials has led him to question whether public money is being well-managed DePasco said Rizzo had hoped to have some of his concerns answered at the committee meeting Thursday but no city representatives appeared he said “They didn’t even give me the courtesy of coming to the meeting and (explaining) the cost overruns the architect’s fees” he said City officials said Thursday they gladly would have answered any questions and attended the committee meeting if they had known it was necessary The legislators’ greatest concern is that Bartle jobs will go to out-of-state companies they said “I don’t want any jobs going out of the state” DePasco said “I don't think the legislature would stand for that either” He said that he would recommend that the legislature continue to withhold the money if too many jobs were going out of state WWI survivor wins champagne The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD — A 97-year-old retired insurance agent is the last survivor of a World War I group that promised it would present the final member with a vintage bottle of champagne On Thursday V Homer Wilson got the bubbly “I never expected to be the last one” Wilson said before a ceremony honoring him “I’m very proud of this” Wilson is the only surviving member of the Last Man’s Club formed by the Goad-Ballinger American Legion Post at the beginning of World War I Wilson donated the champagne to the post’s museum In the war Wilson did stevedore work for the Navy loading ships with mines mine anchors and other supplies for overseas forces The Last Man’s Gub numbered 781 servicemen according to post adjutant John Freeman The club’s next-to-last member Angus Armstrong died two weeks ago at his home in Waco Texas Wilson has missed just two post meetings iiW the last year and continues to help at dinners and ceremonies A f i s 1 Squad draws a blank from tips on missing woman 700 calls follow TV show None substantial The Associated Press CLINTON Mo — A renewed investigation into the April 1991 disappearance of a young Clinton woman slowed Friday despite about 700 tips triggered by a national television show “Right now we haven’t come up with anything that will support the case as to her known whereabouts or put some conclusion on this case We have kind of drawn a blank” said Tom Van Zandt spokesman for the Rural Major Case Squad A segment last week on NBC television’s “Unsolved Mysteries” about the disappearance of Angela Hammond 20 produced telephone calls from throughout the United States and Canada but none of the clues was substantial Van Zandt said The major case squad comprising officers from police agencies in 1 1 counties and the Missouri Highway Patrol was activated for five days through Friday after the report “We’ve run down just about all the leads and wrapped things up today” Van Zandt said Friday “The matter has been turned back to Clinton police and Henry County authorities “The case is going to remain open If something comes up we’ll probably be back down there” Most of the tips in the Hammond case came from outside the west-central section of Missouri where she lived and pertained to purported sightings of her a possible suspect in her disappearance or the pickup truck the suspect drove Van Zandt said Police say Hammond disappeared the night of April 4 while talking to her fiance Rob Shafer from a pay telephone in a grocery’s parking lot Shafer said Hammond told him a man got out of a pickup truck and walked up to the phone booth twice Shafer said he then heard a scream Shafer said he drove toward the grocery passed a pickup and heard his fiance scream his name from the truck He said his truck stalled when he chased the other vehicle Hammond was the third ’Woman to disappear from a -store within an 80-mile radius since mid-January 1991 The body of Trudy Darby 42 of Macks Creek was found after she vanished from the store where she worked Cheryl Ann Kenney 30 was never seen after she dosed a Nevada convehience store Feb 27 1991 Van Zandt said the reopened investigation did not develop new leads on the other women’s deaths Buy sell trade morning and Sundays wttli 8tar CUnified Ads To place your ads dial 2S4-4G00 -Adv Walk on the wet side BRIAN CRITESSpecial to The Star “We like the rain” Arlene Fredricks of Topeka said Friday during her Valentine’s Day stroll on the Country Club Plaza with her husband Jack As of late Friday 47 of an inch had been recorded at Kansas fctty International Airport MID AMERICA ROUNDUP Rain makes it difficult to clean up gasoline spill The Associated Press AUGUSTA Mo — Rain on Friday morning hampered efforts to clean up a gasoline spill from a ruptured pipeline in this eastern Missouri town The rain threatened eanhen dams built to contain the gasoline in a dry creek bed said Bill Palmer a spokesman for the state Department of Natural Resources Workers had to build additional dams that would allow rainwater to flow through but hold back the gasoline In addition workers were having trouble getting equipment into the area because of the steep muddy terrain Palmer said An estimated 25000 gallons of unleaded gasoline leaked from a Conoco Inc pipeline when it was broken Tuesday by workers installing a natural gas pipeline nearby Palmer said he expected the cleanup to continue through the weekend Augusta is about 40 miles west of St Louis in St Charles County Palmer said his department would be looking at whether any laws were broken The gasoline so far has been contained in about 300 feet of the creek bed a tributary of Bigelow Creek which leads to the Missouri River officials said Special vacuums were being used to remove the gasoline Palmer said workers might be allowed to bum off some gasoline coating some sandstone in the area The rock is very porous and could allow the gas to seep into ground water he said The damaged pipeline was repaired and back in operation" Friday Palmer said TOPEKA Data sought in casino case The state Supreme Court has asked the offices of Gov Joan Finney and Attorney General Bob Stephan to file more documents with the court in their legal fight over Indian gambling Last week the Supreme Court gave Finney’s office until March 9 to respond to a petition filed with the Supreme Court on Feb 5 Stephan wants to force Finney to submit a gambling compact with the Kickapoo tribe to the Legislature The court ordered both sides Friday to submit documents to the court outlining their positions on whether an actual controversy exists Those papers must be filed by March 9 “This court has long held that it will not issue advisory opinions” Chief Justice Richard Holmes said in the court’s brief order Finney insists that she is not legally required to submit the corfipact to the Legislature It would allow the Kickapoo tribe to open a gambling casino on its reservation about 50 miles northeast of Topeka BELLE PLAINE Kan Games called off after death B A traffic accident that killed one girl and left another seriously injured prompted Belle Plaine High School officials to call ofTFriday night’s basketball games with Cunningham Estella Jenkins 1 6 was fatally injured Thursday afternoon when the car she was driving left a county road near Belle Plaine and overturned the Sumner County Sheriffs Office said She died later in St Joseph Medical Center at Wichita Alicia Jenkins also 1 6 and not related to Estella was in serious condition Friday in St Joseph She is a member of the girls’ basketball team at Belle Plaine Principal Stan Slaven said “We have about 240 students and they are pretty close to each other" Slaven said “Under the circumstances we decided it would be better not to play the games” The principal also said a Belle Plaine team would not participate in a quiz bowl competition at another school today Belle Plaine is about 2S miles south of Wichita TROY Mo Ex-bank to be new City Hall City Hall workers are preparing to move to a building nearly nine times the size of their current home “We’ve been in the same building since 1 930” Mayor Charles Kemper said “Since then Troy has grown from about 1 200 people to around 4000 1 think it’s time for a move” Kemper said the new City Hall in a former bank building would have room for a computer system and possibly an office for the chamber of commerce’ The bank’s former drive-in window will be converted to a night deposit for residents paying their utility bills after hours The city is buying the 7200-square-foot two-story building for $355000 It will be paid for over five years by diverting 1 5 percent of the city’s I -cent sales tax for capital improvements The building has been vacant since April when Boatmen’s Bank moved to a new building The city plans some remodeling but officials hope to be in their new quarters by June Troy is about 50 miles northwest of St Louis SPRINOFIELD Former athlete pleads guilty A former Southwest Missouri State University basketball player pleaded guilty to assault in connection with an incident at a grocery store last year ’’ Lovelace Redmond 23 entered the plea to third-degree assault Friday in Greene County Circuit Court Sentencing was scheduled for March 27 The charge stemmed from a scuffle with a security guard in a parking lot after Redmond allegedly took a steak without paying for it EMPORIA Kan Lawyer catches fleeing man Lawyer Monte Miller relied on his instinct and training from his days as a police officer to chase down a man who ran from a courtroom after being sentenced to six months in jail for check fraud After sentencing John Sampson on Thursday ‘ Lyon County District Judge Francis Towle told him to wait in the courtroom until a jailer arrived “I was just sitting there waiting for my case to be called” Miller said “When the judge gave (Sampson) his sentence he got upset and I thought it looked like he would try to run” When Sampson bolted out the door Miller was on his heels “I know it’s a lot harder to catch someone once you lose sight of him so 1 was really just following him until the jailers could get there” said Miller who held several law enforcement jobs before becoming an attorney But Miller caught up with Sampson in an alley a few blocks away and held him against the wall until jailers caught up with them Sampson was returned to the courthouse and the judge found him in contempt of court sentencing him to six additional months in jail Sampson previously was convicted on drug charges and has six other drug charges pending against him the judge said THE LOTTERIES Friday night’s winner in the Missouri Lottery’s Daily Pick 3 game: 3-3-8 Straight play winners won $500 box-play winners won $160 Friday night’s winning numbers in the Missouri SuperCash game: 1-22-27-30-33' No one matched all five numbers to win the $100 000 jackpot Friday night’s winning numbers in the Kansas Lottery’s Daily Pick 3 game: 9-8r4 A $ 1 bet for exact order winners paid $500 for box-play winners $80 Prize amounts are halved for 50-cent bets Please check with the lottery office in your state for official confirmation of these numbers Buy sell trade morning and Sundays with Star Claiaified Ads TY place your ada dial 2244000 — Adv Saturday February 15th Preview: 1:00 pm Auction: 2:00 pm An additional auction will be held: Preview 6:30 pm Auction 7:30 pm Sunday February 16th Preview: 1:00 pm Auction: 2:00 pm Hoi iday Inn Crown Pi a a 4445 Main Kansas City MO If you have never been to an art auction before make this your first! Bids are unbelievably low all art is sold at a fraction of gallery list prices Major Collection Of Old European Masters Pissarro-Camille Paul£miie & Claude Picasso Manuel Robbe Renoir Chagall Albercht DCtrer Tissot & Salvador Dau In Addition: Jiang 10 Works Luongo 10 Works Neiman 10 Works Rothe 10 Works Biss IOWorks Howell 10 Works For information call: Trudy 800222-6465 Free admission Credit cards and personal checks accepted Auction License No C2164 Auctioneer Larry Slaten CA Lie No 1904 Other Artists Represented Ma Hood Neil Doty Mirk King Churchill G Aioulay Susan Rios Wong Shue Delacroix Hut Lin Chong Salvador Dali Gatewood Da Shan Steven Bloom Earl Biss Calder Bulteau RC Gonnan Eite Vasarely CLEARANCE ON Ail LATED AND WATERPROOF WORK & SPORT BOOTS AS MUCH AS 500FF OF CHUCK’S EVERYDAY LOW FRICES 1” DUALITY BRAND NAMES! Carolina Georgia Browning Nnrthlake Serai LaCrats SHOPPING CENTER 5500 NE ANTIOCH ROAD NORTH KANSAS CITY MO — HOURS — SATURDAY 12224 S 71 HIGHWAY GRANDVIEW MO

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