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Hutchinson News (Newspaper) - June 27, 1992, Hutchinson, Kansas he Hutchinson News June 27, 1992, 22 Year 120 No. 360 35 A replica of Christopher the Santa sails through New York Harbor toward the World Trade Center on Replicas of three ships are in New York to participate in July 4 commemorative ceremonies for the 500th anniversary of first journey to the Horror author Stephen King is having a horrifically tough time keeping a low profile in Last a Texas man broke into his home claiming King had plagiarized a character for his book a California man is parked downtown * - a court order keeps him away from King's house and office - claiming King killed Beatle John Steven 28, of San has a statement across the rear of his prove it's Stephen not Mark David getting John Lennon's No Texas lottery officials are redesigning an lottery ticket after complaints that requiring players to scratch off the Lone Star flag amounted to Players scratch off state symbols on the Match ticket to see if they have But some said that violated a state law against defacing a state or U.S. It's It's It's not shaped like the alphabet or a colorful cartoon Yet Shredded Wheat remains one of the United most popular and 12,000 people turned out Thursday in Niagara for a breakfast to celebrate the 100th anniversary of one of the earliest health The with host Dick was set at the brink of Niagara whose water power lured Shredded Wheat inventor Henry A man fishing from a bridge in has snagged a pistol that may provide crucial evidence in the shootings of 11 immigrants since one Bertil Engzell said Thursday that he ' was fishing for herring when he hooked the caliber As Engzell made his lucky police were questioning a 38-year-old a It turned out the revolver belonged to TV Ann Yesterday's temperature extremes High - 110 at Lake Havasu Ariz. Low - 33 at Calif. June 27 is your you possess secret of appealing to wide audiences despite Your brush strokes are intended for broad - Syndicated zodiac analyst Stanley Omarr in his column in Saturday's Washington Ross Perot's birthday is intercepted letter Nixon urges more aid to Soviet states By Michael Bates Associated Press Writer WICHITA - Former President Richard Nixon said the United States has a interest in supporting emerging including the former Soviet where freedom is on During a campaign fund-raiser here Friday for Senate Minority Leader Bob Nixon also said foreign policy should be an important issue in current political campaigns despite opinion polls showing the public's freedom produce on the promises that the Communists made and were unable to produce Nixon asked Associated Press photo Former President Richard Nixon is handed a KU football helmet to sign after a speech Friday in He said the conventional wisdom is that the Cold War is over and the West has won it. only half The Communists have lost the Cold but the See Page 3 Navy chief quits over sex scandal The Associated Press WASHINGTON - Navy Secretary H. Lawrence Garrett III resigned accepting responsibility for a demonstrated by the reported sexual assault of 26 women at an In a letter to President Garrett insisted that he saw nor engaged in any offensive at the 1991 Association convention in Las he hereby tender my resignation as Secretary of the effective In doing I accept full responsibility for the management of my 53 and the Navy's top said he also took responsibility the leadership failure which allowed the e- conduct at to occur in the first President Bush accepted the resignation in a statement emphasizing that harassment will not be The usual expression of regret was absent in the which was issued at the White House by Press Secretary Marlin Fitzwater described Bush as by the incident and concerned for the integrity and conduct of the as well as by sexual harassment in the The statement said Bush was briefed by Defense Secretary Dick Cheney on the status of investigations into the Las Vegas incident and a and expedited investigation that will result in See Page 2 PAUL MECKE rattler victim California Dear for you no doubt told that Hutch Michael 10, nicknamed dribbles two basketballs during the half-time entertainment of the KU vs. K-State alumni basketball game during festivities on Main Street Photo by Sandra Watts Friday The have performed at major universities and at the basketball tournament at the Sports Michael is the son of Jane and Dick 1000 Texas offers full slate of fun By Marci McCoy The Hutchinson News Hutchinson is turning on the charm for the more than 20,000 people whom organizers expect today at The festival is filled with events ranging from clowns to arts and crafts to sporting Perhaps the most dramatic of the day will be the lighting of the Fox Theatre's marquee and 18 East 1st, for its first official The sign will light up at 8:30 tonight and will be on until Board members of Hutchinson Historical Fox Theatre Inc. de- * * * to light the marquee in honor of the said Greg vice president of the taken us two years to schedule Clowning around See 2 to the tune of Payton The Fox board organized three years with hopes of restoring the Fox Theatre to its former It was the third group to attempt the feat in the seven years since the theater and so it is meeting with It will take an estimated million to complete the restoration of the Fox about a million and a half Payton Other festival events to check out today include the Fox featuring 3-kilometer and 8-kilometer races from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Shelter at Carey and the Mid States Street Rods Car Display from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Emprise Bank Parking 2nd and Main Pre-registration for the bike race begins at 6:30 a.m. today at the located north of the Carey Park swimming The race is sponsored by Central Bank and Trust and Fox 24. The auto show is sponsored by Mid States Street Taxpayers foot for The Associated Press WASHINGTON - An Agriculture Department agency spent nearly to honor its employees this month - weeks after a congressman questioned the cost of last year's This the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service spent to fly employees to Washington and to put them up at the Capital Hilton for the June 8-9 documents The agency honored about 900 workers - too many to fit into 550-seat So it rented hotel space for the And it went shopping for mementos - spending on key lapel tote bags and Other on hotel costs and for to print signs and The total rings in at according to USDA That's less than the the agency spent last when it honored more than a thousand For that spent more on tote than other department agencies spent on their entire employee awards said Rep. David who has been investigating the Price revealed the costs of the June 1991 event in Now he's unhappy with the poured into this year's is simply not acceptable to put on this kind of bash and spend this kind of money when there's a desperate need for scarce federal Price Rodney King Man lives to tell about bite By Rich Roberts The Los Angeles Times How does it feel to be bitten by a says Paul but The struck by what was probably a common Western was like the tingling sensation you get when your feet fall asleep and the blood starts to come back only three times more started at the top of my head and just moved down all through my like somebody plugged in an electrical outlet but had the voltage turned It went right on down to my I just stood there and this is really it got to my it turned around and started coming back up the other only this time it was hitting the I was getting charley horses in the backs of my calves - just knotted right That was the painful There was no pain from the bite at Mecke acknowledged that he Td My ho was on mo for good 15 or 20 and no was pumping mo all tho That's why I got so much Evory I on him I could fool tho Jolt of something going Into my my hand would swoll putting an air hoso In I Just watched my hand go as he'd I swung him around my head a couple and he went - Paul rattlesnake-bite victim was the victim of his own Snakebites happen to people who don't know any not someone who knows the ways of the wild from chasing mountain lions through the Oakland Hills with a BB gun as a boy and spending the rest of his 55 years trekking the wilderness to decorate his apartment with a bearskin the jaws of a mako shark and the skull of a Not someone who a shark jump in my boat with me one who drives a four-wheel drive and is known around the neighborhood as Not someone who wears snakeskin hatbands and has a snake tattooed on the same arm that was bitten and has not swimming in his The catfish - it was they that led him into In the twilight on May 30, Mecke drove up Toro Canyon Road above parked and hiked down into a gully to look for polliwogs and frogs to feed the young Along the way he had picked up a transient - something he had never done - and took him along for the ride because just wanted somebody to talk That casual decision might have saved his Mecke revisited the site last weekend and pointed out where the who didn't want his name had waited in the truck only about 40'feet from where Mecke encountered the Looking down into the Mecke was about to climb back up this and was lying across that narrow Common sense would dictate See Page 2 arrested again The Associated Press LOS ANGELES - Videotaped beating victim Rodney King was arrested Friday after his wife told police she had been injured in a fight with her police 27, was arrested at his apartment in the city's Studio City said Deputy Police Chief Mark Kroeker said King initially was little bit but cooperated as officers handcuffed him and took him to the North Hollywood station for settled down and he's smiling and talking to officers Kroeker Kroeker described the injuries to King's Crystal as minor It was awhile after officers arrived before Mrs. King told them who her husband Kroeker King's March 1991 beating after a traffic stop led to the arrest of four Los Angeles police officers on brutality The acquittal on most charges sparked this year's deadly Los Angeles The arrest was King's second since a bystander videotaped his beating at the hands of police after he had been pulled King's arrest comes as the City Council is considering a settlement of King's million lawsuit against the
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