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Garden City Telegram (Newspaper) - February 27, 1991, Garden City, Kansas Telegram Roundup a Finney us agencies alerted Finney county United Way agencies which plan to request funds for 1992 need to fill out forms available at the United Way office 210 Fulton Terrace. The forms must be completed and returned to the office by april 12 so requests May be considered by the United Way Board of directors on May 8 and 9. United Way office is open from 9 . To noon and i to 4 . Monday through Friday. For More information Call Ailleen Cray United Way director at 275-1425. A the family series to Start the positive living Institute will present a series of four weekly videotapes on a the family a by John Bradshaw. The first will be tomorrow at 7 . In classroom 3 at St. Catherine Hospital. Others Are to be on March 7, 14, and 21. The series will be presented by Susan Brook Over and Margaret Teague of Garden City and will focus on the family an Issue Bradshaw considers a the crisis of the first videos will Deal with the loss of the sense of self and the problems it creates in adulthood. Bradshaw is a Counselor theologian and management consultant and appears on Public broadcast system in a Bradshaw on Joan Whippo is in charge of local arrangements for the series. The positive living Institute is a non profit educational organization established to assist individuals and groups in improvement of social family and business relationships. It is staffed by volunteers and maintains a free lending Library of audio and video tapes at 1012 n. Main. People interested in the programs or materials provided by Ali can Call 275-5135. Theft loss put at $75,000 an unknown person took $75,000 in radio equipment from a Motorola communications and electronics shed just off Burnside drive South of Garden City Early yesterday. Sometime before 9 ., a cutting instrument was used to break the padlock off the storage shed said sheriff Grover Craig. Five pieces of equipment a two Way radios repeaters systems transmitters receivers and Telephone systems a were taken. Craig said Ron Snyder of Snyder radio service who services Motorola equipment went to Check transmitters about 9a.m. And he found the equipment missing. Maurice Mayfield account executive for Motorola said a similar theft of three transmitters occurred in Liberal earlier that morning. Bill would Cut local Power Topeka apr the House education committee has endorsed 12-10, a Bill that would significantly erode the Power of local school boards in Kansas. The action yesterday sent the measure to the House for debate with the chairman of the committee Uncertain whether it can pass. The Bill would make the reports of hearing panels binding on both teachers and school boards whenever a Board decides not to renew the contract of a teacher and the teacher fights the dismissal. Presently the hearing panels make findings of fact but even if those findings favor the teacher the school Board does not have to accept them. The vote came on a show of hands without rep. Rick Bowden a Goddard the committee chairman casting a vote. Bowden a teacher said he supports the Bill. It was not a bipartisan vote with several republicans joining the majority democrats to Send the Bill out of committee. A i think in some areas of the state it will be viewed As a total erosion of school boards Power if it Nasses a Bowden said. Soviets should butt out Washington a Senate minority Leader Bob Dole r-kan., says the soviet Union should a butt out of the persian Gulf War As the United states moves toward a military Victory Over Iraq. Dole in a speech tuesday on the Senate floor criticized the soviets for continued diplomatic overtures to Settle the War and a save Saddam Hus seines neck and his military. Dole the senator complained the soviets a a Haven to risked a single life or a single Ruble in this a let Tell you the american people Are in no mood for any More Kremlin interference promoting terms that could Well endanger Allied lives save Saddam Hussein a neck and preserve his soviet supplied War machine a Dole said. News tip Winner a this weeks tip award goes to Margaret Cox 2108 Pinecrest who called about her husband and his brother finding their Mother after 46 years of separation. Each week the Telegram awards $25 for the Best news tip of the previous week. If you have an item of interest for Southwest kansans Call 275-8500 and ask for the tip editor. Those outside of Finney county May Call toll free 1-800-827-1078. Markets Grain prices at the Garden City Coop at noon wheat.2.31 milo.3.70 corn.2.28 soybeans.5.40 Schwieterman inc. Reported Chicago live beef futures at noon april june aug. High.79.65 76.30 74.37 low.79.40 76.12 74.15 stand.79.55 76.25 74.32 Edward i. Jones inc. Reported at noon that the Dow Jones average was 2889.36, up24.76. Garden City Telegram wednesday february 27, 1091 Page 3 City gives Green Light to summer festival City commissioners Are still giving the Green Light to a planned late summer festival although they know details need to be resolved. Those details include the kind of utilities needed for the festival the kind of construction it will require and the extra City manpower that will be required for work such As picking up trash. Dan Banta Park and zoo director told commissioners it would be Nice if All potential problems could be identified in Advance but its difficult to do that for a first Ever event. A i think its just a you have to take a Chance a he said. The Tumbleweed festival is planned for aug. 31-sept. I at Lee Richardson zoo and Finnup Park. A local Tumbleweed Board is organizing the event planned to be a family oriented performing arts festival. Commissioners have discussed the festival before. Dave Sweley president of the Tumbleweed Board of directors was at yesterdays commission meeting to give them some More information. Sweley said plans Are for three areas of activity a one for children a activities one for local performers and one for professional performers. Food concessions would be incorporated into the areas. A 30-foot Gazebo stage for professional performances is the Only permanent Structure proposed for the festival. Sweley said festival organizers propose to put that at the West Side of the Park. Banta did no to object to the idea saying he believes an open Gazebo will blend with the Park atmosphere. But commissioner Larry Geier said that although he supports the idea of a festival he a still concerned about the mechanics of carrying it out. He does no to want the festival to disturb the aesthetics of the Park and zoo. He told Sweley that As people Start set Ting up Booths they begin deciding they need to make alterations and a fall of a sudden we re slapping this in and we re screwing this Here and we re nailing this Sweley said festival organizers would be in charge of setting up displays. He said the event will have some similarities to Art in the Park an annual Art show but will be oriented More toward crafts and Folk Art. Organizers have no real idea How Many people might attend but Are estimated 7,000 to 10,000. Admission will be a Button that costs $4 for adults and $1 for children and is Good for both Days. Engaged woman among War deaths commuter gangs strike Wichita later photo associated press remembering a Hugh and Gladys Faren sit under Amily portraits in their Home North of Columbia ., discussing the loss of their son Steven who was one by the associated press a woman who became engaged the Day she left for the Gulf War was one of the troops killed when debris from an iraqi scud missile levelled a . Barracks outside Dhahran saudi Arabia her father said today. Pc. 4 Christine Mayes 22, of Rochester Mills pa., was the first american woman reported killed in the fighting. She was assigned to the 14th quartermaster detachment a water purification unit. An army sergeant came to the Mayest Home at 8 . And notified her parents Franklin and Darlene Mayes that she was one of the 28 killed in the attack monday. In addition too troops were injured military officials said. A we did no to hear from her for two Days and its been so Long so we figured she was All right a her father said. Families of the dead soldiers were being contacted individually maj. Jim Adams a Pentagon spokesman said Early today. Adams said he did no to know what specific problems might be slowing the process of notifying relatives. Names Are made Public Only after families Are contacted. Mayest Mother said Mayes called Home sunday to say she had arrived in saudi Arabia. The asian Wichita a commuter gang members who visit Wichita to Rob and steal Are escalating the crime rate in the local asian Community police and Community leaders said yesterday. Local gang members identify the targets then Call gang members in other cities and pass the information on for a fee police said. Those people strangers Here then do the work making it More difficult for victims to identify the bandits. A the problem is we can to Tell the police who or which one we pos continued from Page i replenish their system in the humidity and heat of the Day. A everyone was Skinny and exhausted a to said. By the Bui 55, a former officer in the vietnamese air Force spoke in English he had Learned in 1964 at Texas a amp a University. Bui said during his four years time was spent studying marxism or in hard labor building Rice Fields Homes Bridges and roads. Work was strictly controlled by his captors. Day her detachment left fort Lee va., on feb. 17, Christine Mayes was engaged to David Fairbanks of Punxsutawney pa., her Mother said. A she told him to keep the ring because she was afraid she was going to lose it a mrs. Mayes said. A she was doing what she wanted to do. I was proud of her. I done to hold this against anybody a mrs. Mayes said. Christine Mayes enlisted in the army reserves in october 1990 after serving with the army for three years in Germany Franklin Mayes said she was a business student at the Punxsutawney Campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Hugh and Gladys Farnen of Columbia ., said their son army pc. Steve Farnen 22, of Salisbury ., also was killed. A i think we All had the premonition that something was going to go wrong a Hugh Farnen said tuesday. Mrs. Farnen said she had an uneasy feeling As the youngest of her four children boarded an air plane to leave Missouri on Jan. 31, the Day he was called up by the army reserves. Steve also appeared to be filled with uncertainty his Mother said. A the turned Back and tried to smile but he a mrs. Farnen said. Suspect a said Long be 51, a print shop owner. One vietnamese Man said he had heard of asians coming from Tulsa Boston Denver and Dallas. Police det. Brad Bryant said he was most aware of gang members travelling from los Angeles and Dallas. Wichita a asian gang members also Are commuter criminals police said going out of town to commit crimes. The local asian Community has reported an increase of criminal gang activity in the past year and a i had the feeling that we were Back in 18th or 19th Century life a Bui said. In 1979, he was interviewed by an amnesty Delegate from the United states and eventually allowed to come to the United states. A i Hope in a Short time i can improve English get a Job and someday teach in a school with lots of amerasian boys a said Bui who studies at the College. Sang Nguyen Garden City sri refugee coordinator introduced about 30 residents met with police this week to discuss the problem. Police said Protection rackets have not reached the Wichita area but they Are big problems for cities with larger asian populations such As san Francisco and los Angeles. Gangs will charge business owners a fee to a a protect them from being robbed or burglarized. The two main gangs in Wichita Are the Angel boys composed primarily of vietnamese and the asian boys made up of a mix of asians. There Are smaller groups the group and explained that they had Only recently arrived in Garden City. Sang Nguyen also spent nine years As a prisoner of War. He escaped by boat and made his Way to the United states. A a it a hard for us to retell what we suffered because at different Camps each Camp had different policies a he said. Both Sang Nguyen and Bui said they done to Harbor ill feelings toward the United states for the Way the Vietnam War ended. But the . Support was not As Strong of eight to to who May have their own names. Police and asian residents agree that most gang members Are in their teens starting As Young As about 14. Police said at least one group uses markings to identify members. The Angel boys prefer cigarette Burns on their hand sometimes in a Circle with a slash through it. Gang members May not know one thing. Historically asian gang membership is for life. A you never leave unless they want you to a Bryant said. As it is now in the War with Iraq Sang Nguyen said. A i respect the . Soldier. General Powell was in Hometown and he was shot Down a Sang Nguyen said referring to Gen. Colin Powell now chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. A we lost the War because the . Government and the american people did not continue their support. A this time the american military Are doing a better Job. Now its different. They have shoplifting fines double City staff had some reservations about the idea but commissioners decided to Trust the judges judgment. Commissioners unanimously voted yesterday to double fines for shoplifting. Paul Handy municipal court judge recon mended the increase. A i always do what the judge tells to do a said commissioner Ward Loyd who is an attorney. City manager Bob Halloran cited a couple of reasons for the staff a reservations about doubling the fines. For one thing he said the judge seemed to believe the increase would be a deterrent to shoplifting and he Wasny to sure that was True. For another Halloran said the increase would raise shoplifting fines to a level usually reserved for More serious crimes. But commissioner Dennis Mesa said Handy deals with a lot of shoplifting cases and ought to know what fines Are appropriate. Fines had been $100 for a first offence $200 for a second and $500 for a third. They now Are $200, $400 and $1,000. Handy recommended that the fines double based on an increasing number of shoplifting cases. This morning Handy said cases have been on the Rise for the last year and a half and often people steal minor inexpensive objects. A one Guy just recently took a Little packet of dental floss a he said. He estimated he sees eight to to shoplifting cases a month in municipal court those cases Are for people who plead not guilty to the charge. Handy said Many people just go to the municipal court clerks office plead guilty and their Fine. A if these people think its such a Good Deal that they can steal something a Fine and not have to go to jail a he said a then they should be paying a Little bit More for their robbers shoot at Deputy Kansas City a two men who attempted to Rob a Wyandotte county sheriffs Deputy shot at him and got away but the officer was not injured police said. The 21-year-old officer who joined the Force in december told police he was returning Home after work about 1 20 . Yesterday when two men jumped out in front of his car. Kansas City police spokesman Don Ash said one of them displayed a Large knife. The officer in uniform got out of his car Drew his service revolver and told the men they were under arrest. The two men ran and the officer chased them on foot murder continued from Page 1 away from Alvarez Flores and asked her if everything was of. It was. She got Back in the car and they drove to Garden City. Sgt. Jim Andrews of the Finney county sheriffs department testified that he responded to a lost License tag Call on Lincoln Road that monday night. The victim met him in front of a Mobile Home. In his testimony Andrews said he told Puga that because the tags were purchased in Colorado she would have to take care of it there. Or he said he told her she could go to the tag office at the Finney county courthouse tuesday morning to make arrangements for other plates. A i said she could probably put the front tag on the Back and make it Back to Greeley a Andrews said. A i gave her card and said she could use it in Case she got the victim also told Andrews about problems she was having with Alvarez Flores. Andrews said she told him that a a there a one More thing i want to ask you about. I think this Guy will not let go Home she asked for a phone number he said. A i pointed to a phone about 50 Yards away. There was also a nearby Motel or she could use a neighbors phone to Call 911,�?� Andrews said. The victim and Alvarez Flores went to the courthouse tuesday morning two employees who work in the motor vehicle department and two customers that morning testified at the hearing. Erema Mudloff who waited on the victim and Aluavez Flores testified that they came into the office at 10 15 . She showed Mudloff the business card from Andrews with a number on the Back. Noticing that it was not a Kansas tag number she said she suggested to Puga that she replace her plate in Colorado. Mudloff testified Puga told her she was being held against her will and asked her to Call the police. A i thought she meant she was in trouble. She repeated it and i understood a Mudloff testified. A i said by this Man a a the victim confirmed that Alvarez Flores who was standing nearby with his hands in his pockets was the person holding her Mudloff said. Mudloff dialled the 911 emergency number. Alvarez Flores left the office briefly and then returned while Mudloff was on the phone to the police dispatcher. A i knew i needed to stall. I went Over and got the paperwork for replacement tags. When i came Back that a when i thought he looked nervous. He was getting restless and started pulling on her. She grabbed onto the counter a Mudloff said. A the took a step Back. That a when he pulled the gun and shot there were two shots fired. The first was in the head and the second was after the victim had fallen to the floor. Mudloff said she dropped behind the counter. Jenise Soukop another motor vehicle employee who witnessed the shooting testified that Alvarez Flores was a extremely Calm when he pulled the gun and shot Puga. Soukop was waiting on Del Ray and Sharon mounts at the counter. Mounts testified that he heard the gunfire. He turned and saw the victim on the floor and exited through the Back of the office. When he discovered there was no Back door he returned to the counter he testified. A i heard wife a voice. She was hollering the gun the it was in the threshold of the door leading into the motor vehicle department a mounts said. Alvarez Flores was standing in the doorway with the gun at his feet. Mounts said he kicked the gun out of Alvarez Flores reach into the foyer. Mounts followed it and kicked the gun under a Bench mounts said he ran up the courthouse Steps to look for a police officer. Mounts said Alvarez Flores was a visibly upset in a frantic a the was holding his head and Bobbing up and Down. I describe him As mounts said he found Bruce Taylor a Garden City police officer who was waiting in the third floor foyer to appear in court they ran downstairs. Taylor handcuffed Alvarez Flores and sat him on the Bench. The officer testified that he asked mounts to watch the defendant and keep him away from the gun under the Bench. A i checked the victim for a pulse and did no to locate one. I went behind the counter and dialled 911 for assistance a Taylor testified. When he returned to the foyer Alvarez was attempting to run away the officer said. A i ran after him stopped him and maintained physical control until help arrived a Taylor said. In his closing statement county attorney Pierce said he believed there was probable cause for premeditated murder. A the firearm was purchased by the defendent two Days prior to the murder. In addition one shot at Point Blank Range was not sufficient. He had to shoot again a Pierce said the defendant left and came Back then calmly pointed the gun at the victim. He was Shook up after the shooting and then tried to run away. Those actions and Behaviours Point to pre meditation Pierce said

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