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Salina Journal, The (Newspaper) - March 31, 1990, Salina, Kansas The Salina journal March f c 1 la s i p House kills Broadens property tax Relief proposal Topeka a the House killed speaker Jim Broadens property tax Relief plan Friday after a rancorous leaving members to de Bate whether the action meant any under the plan voters would have decided whether to increase the state sales tax and use the new Revenue for property tax opponents forced the debate Fri Day in an Effort to show it did not have enough support to relay attempted to Block that Effort by urging supporters to vote against the his remarks to House members touched off an angry and personal debate Over which Side was playing political the House refused to Advance the Resolution containing Broadens plan to a final vote and then voted to strike it from the debate killing i dont think it has any Braden when asked whether the vote would affect future Delibera these games that Are being played today will have no David an opponent of Broadens said the vote sent a Strong message that the speakers proposal lacked an overwhelming majority wanted to bring it and i would guess an even stronger majority wanted to kill the Miller Senate majority Leader Fred characterized the houses action As a he said attention will shift to the Senate As lawmakers try to come up with Solu Tion to what Many of them see As a tax Broadens plan was a proposed constitutional amendment that would increase the states sales tax from percent to the estimated million raised would be sent to school districts to decrease their property tax levies nearly 30 even the speaker conceded that his plan did not have the necessary two thirds or 84 of 125 to win House he had planned to delay the debate in Hopes of build ing More led by Miller and Robert r Overland sought to get a test vote on the Braden Miller offered a motion to pull the plan up from the Bottom of the debate Calen and it Ancrum was the sponsor of a rival constitutional amendment that failed to win two thirds House approval last it would have asked voters to change the system for classifying property for tax the House voted 11212 against advancing the Braden proposal to final with most of the proposals supporters voting against it in Bill Kansas asked the House to strike the Resolution from the rear dons motion passed on voice the debate became tense when Braden said opponents were merely playing political he told representatives that House minority Leader Marvin had asked All democrats to vote against the i did not Tell democrats to vote against Barkis we have been sitting around All session waiting for and it would be Nice if we would have some for a after he Barkis went immediately to Broadens and they argued for another five Braden told Barkis that Van Crums which Barkis would not have gotten to the House floor if Braden had not allowed you just turn right around and on and in tired of Braden told teacher feels at Home in the pulpit by Marisa Daniels staff writer former Salina school teacher Jerri Bomgardner used to think that the pulpit was no place for a but with gentle nudging from her friends and a Salina bom Gardner eventually decided to follow gods calling into the min More than 20 years Bomgardner has spent almost As much time in a pulpit As behind a besides being a she is pastor of the first Church of god in Washington court Bomgardner is principal of Staunton Grade school in on sundays she preaches to her and As a part time she spends about two weeks a year leading revivals throughout the she was in Salina this week to Lead a we Klong revival at the first Church of 800 for teaching and preaching go hand in through both i can keep in touch with Young people and with some of the problems they encounter in today she a Palco came to Salina in 1957 after graduating from fort Hays state University with a teaching she planned a career As a Grad school teacher and took her first Job at Bartlett elementary where she taught for four she later taught at Schilling elementary school and the now defunct Phillips elementary school before moving to Ohio in it was while she was Here that she was called to the ministry through a pastor at the first Church of she the the late George often asked her to speak to his congregation or fill in for him when he was he apparently saw something about me i want aware of Bomgardner she led her first revival at age 22 but didst seriously consider be coming a she but whom Bomgardner said was one of the driving influences in her continued to encourage her to take up one she the pastor said to i believe the lord has his hand on you and wants you to pursue the he saw the enthusiasm i had for the Church and the love i had for the work of the i was committed to the lords work and to the other people suggested she should become a minister but i kind of bom Gardner i didst think the pulpit was any place for a i want sure i wanted to make that kind of and i didst want to face the stigma associated with being a female she moved to Ohio in 1964 to serve As associate pastor of first Church of god at Washington court she received training through conferences and workshops offered by the Church and was ordained in she has been pastor at the Church since the As an associate pastor at the she worked under the Ozie a minister at the Church and one of the few female ministers in the country at that the one thing i Learned from her Early on was that it was not necessary for me to try to be like a Man to be Bomgardner i could still be feminine and still be accepted As a pastor at the Tom Jerri Bomgardner Speaks at a revival at the first Church of a asked to investigate murder suicide by Linda Mower Denning great Plains editor the families of the victims of a triple murder suicide earlier this month in Lincoln have asked the Kansas attorney generals office for further investigation into the Mary a spokeswoman for the attorney said a decision probably will be made late next she refused to discuss the on the morning of March the bodies of Joe his Shir Ley lager and their Chil and were found in their Lincoln All appeared to have been and a Hunting Rifle was found at Joe Pian concluded Pianalto murdered his wife and children in their sleep and then turned the gun on his body was found on the floor of the Mike a Hoxie attorney who represents the lager said the Pianalto and lager families want the most thorough investigation Possi he said Kansas Bureau of investigation agents have More experience with murder investigations and have sophisticated testing equipment there not trying to belittle anyone who handled the investigation they just want further Haas at that they will have a better grasp of the this came As a com plete there seemed to be no Lincoln county sheriff Don pan who conducted the investigation into the said at his request two Obi agents visited Lincoln to review his handling of the their conclusion they May have handled the initial investigation Dif but the result would have been the if i overlooked something i want to know about but i have no mixed feelings at All about what Panzer he said the House showed no signs of forced entry or of a robbery was eliminated As a motive because of the in Cash found on a counter in the Beauty shop Shirley Pianalto operated at her autopsies were not performed be cause the sheriff and the county Cor Oner agreed on the cause of the a Obi source close to the investigation said the reaction from the victims families is not just about in every suicide youre going to have somebody who cant accept the source it was our conclusion it was murder theres no need for another investigation that i can in 99 percent sure wed come to the same the source said Lincoln county authorities could have taken More time with their shortly after the bodies were re moved from the family friends started to clean the House at the Obi source said the Agency would have sealed the House for several Days after the bodies were removed so investigators could go Back and answer any autopsies also Are considered the source if the attorney general orders fur ther it would probably include another review of what has been interviews with family friends and relatives and a More detailed examination of any physical Panzer said the Rifle found near Joe Pianalto has been kept by authorities and should go to the Obi Laboratory in great the murders and suicide shocked Lincoln Joe Pianalto was a popular Art teacher in the Lincoln school and the entire family was Active in the the Day before their members of the Pianalto family were seen during a Community volleyball game and later at the pizza nothing seemed said towns people who talked with since Panzer he has talked to others who say Pianalto May have been in the sheriff he has been told by students that Pianalto talked about suicide during a Senate passes change in Campaign finance Law Topeka a the Senate Friday 24 a Bill intended to Reform the states Campaign finance fifteen democrats who voted against How said it Doest Reform Senate minority Leader Michael d led the fight against the it would allow an individual to contribute to newly created party committees in both state House and Senate but would limit the contributions of political action committees to these party committees to Johnston and other democrats contended that provision would give one wealthy individual More political clout than it does hundreds of other people who Are members of political action More it seems to ought to be Johnston one fat cat has More financial clout and is franchised to a higher Don said people perceive pics has having More influence Over politicians than individuals Sallee is chairman of the Senate elections he also said he did not think any individual would contribute the maximum amount to a party the general Public believes influence is especially by the Sallee the amendment to the Bill setting those limits on contributions to party committees was offered during the House debate by Tom a Democrat from that shows this is not a partisan Johnston under the both democratic and Republican state parties would be Able to designate a party committee for both the Senate and the Johnston offered three amendments to close the Gap Between the limits on contributions individuals can make and those pics can All of which Marvin Barkis left argues with Jim Braden about the tax plan panel rejects bid for new parental notification plan Topeka a a Senate com Mittee declined to introduce a new abortion parental notification Bill minutes after the Senate re fused to resurrect a measure that was Defeated the Bill that was would have required doctors to notify parents at least three Days in and Vance if a daughter under 18 years of age sought an a hastily called and quickly adjourned meeting of the Senate Fede ral and state affairs outside the Senate did not result in a new Bill being As some lawmakers had the two actions on the Senate floor and beside a brass rail on the Rotunda clouded the future of parental one of the most emotional issues of the 1990 no Bill on the subject exists in the although a proposal by Mike Hayden remains alive in a House As far Asim the Issue is said de r chairman of the committee and one of the senates leading proponents of parental Noti Reilly had sought to introduce a plan in the Senate during the rail its important that a clean Bill be Reilly Eric r quickly moved to adjourn the Impromptu meeting without introducing a new Yost also is a Strong supporter of parental notification but was critical of Hayden and his the governor has shown no leadership on this Yost said after he walked away from the the governors proposal is so Ridd led with loopholes you can drive a Mack truck through in not going to play charades senators said the Bill killed by the Senate had serious constitutional mainly a provision that attempted to require parents of a girl who did not have an abortion to help support the Frank who voted against the Bill on thurs moved to resurrect the Bill and resume that motion received Only 10 votes in an unrecorded standing Gaines said he had several prepared by an at that he believed would bring the Bill into constitutional com at some for the Sake of the Kansas were going to have to Gaines that is the Art of lawmakers who support parental notification were less enthusiastic about Eric r about House approves Bill for drug free zones Topeka Bill designed to Snen Dine More Money on Lav Topeka a a Bill designed to establish drug free school zones by cracking Down on dealers who sell illegal substances near schools won final House approval the originally proposed by Mike would in crease the penalties for persons convicted of Selling drugs within feet of school the House approved the sending it to the supporters of the measure contend kansans Are tired of the drug prob Lem and want the state to get opponents maintain current Laws Are Tough enough and simply need to be better the governor praised the houses the most tragic aspect of the drug problem in this country is its affect on our Hayden said in a opponents of the Bill de scribed it As a instead of spending More Money on Law in the state is taking a step that merely will allow politicians to say they Are getting Tough on they it fails to get Tough on said Kathleen d a person convicted of Selling drugs is guilty of a class c punishable by Between three years and 20 years in a per son convicted of a second offence is guilty of a class b punishable by Between five years and life in current Law also says that a judge can put such an offender on Proba but it says that if a person Sells drugs to people under 18 or Sells a certain the presumption is that a person will go to under the a person who Sells drugs within feet of school property would be guilty of a class b felony on a first Phillipsburg plans to merge police with sheriffs office by Harris news service Phillipsburg Phillipsburg police will be consolidated with Phil lips county sheriffs department if a contract can be written to the Satis faction of both the matter has been under study top sheriff Kenneth Pat Terson a committee con sisting of a City Council a county commissioner and two Community residents recommended the the City Council voted 42 this week to proceed with the Patterson said there Are advantages to both parties the City would save about a year with More the county could provide 24hour the City would pay the county a month for the the four Phillipsburg police officers would join the fou member sheriffs Patterson said neither sheriffs nor City police officers Are against the and Community members have donated Effort to make the consolidation three Phillipsburg lawyers have agreed to help review the contract free of the City Council asked for a con tract for review within three official consolidation might take place by the end of i

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