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Sedalia Democrat (Newspaper) - December 27, 1984, Sedalia, Missouri A Lase photo Erie styles Center rehearses a scene from a Christmas Carol Chicago. Styles is the first Black actor to the land the role of tiny with other members of the Goodman theater production in Tim for the annual professional production of the Dickens classic. Boy 7, is first Black child to play tiny Tim by James Utke associated press writer Chicago a when Gregory Mosher of the prestigious Goodman theater set out to cast a a Christmas he wanted the a a Community on stage to reflect the Community coming to see the that show a 7-year-old Black youngster whose Only previous stage credit was As a pumpkin in his elementary school play landed the role of tiny Tim. The crippled child at the Center of Charles Dickens classic tale of redemption. While a a Christmas Carol was being previewed last week. Mosher received a handful of letters that labelled his Choice of enc styles Over 350 other children to portray tiny Tim a threatening and shocking a a angry letters and they almost always come from people who have not seen the play a said Mosher the White artistic director who was criticized shortly after taking the Post in 1978 when he cast Black actor Paul Winfield in Henrik Ibsen so an enemy of the one letter said. A Dickens wrote tiny Tim As a Little English boy a underlining the word English. Mosher said. Eight of the 27 actors Are Black but several people leaving the theater wednesday on the second night of a five night run had Only Praise for Mosher a casting. A i think it was a great decision exactly because you done to notice it a said George Mcclellan a a it a not trying to be a social statement or a slap in the face or a gimmick to attract a i done to think there were too Many dry eyes when Tim. Says god bless us every one a at the end of the play said Della Schalk. A i done to know if it was More special because Here was a Small Black child Rushing into the arms of a Large White Man but it seemed that and that in part was the effect Mosher was trying to achieve. A theater exists to bring people into a room to experience things of common concern a he said. A and an Opportunity like this a a Beautiful theater the financial and Talent resources of a Community a should not be wasted by being afraid to confront what a a Christmas Carol is All a and that is that we Are All in this together and we better Well learn we have much much much More in common than in Mosher said. This years production of a a Christmas Carol a the seventh a is a curious mix of professional and Amateur actors two of whom Are better known As comedians. Brad Hall a White actor who plays Bob crat chit has appeared on the television show a saturday night live for two seasons. Aaron Freeman a Black satirist whose Long running comedy act a Council wars lampooned the political Battles in the City Council portrays Jacob Marley a ghost. Vatican blasts . Nun for abortion stand Kansas City a sister Pat Kenoyer of Kansas City who has fought for civil rights prisoners rights and for the nuclear freeze movement now May have to fight to continue with her service to god As a member of the roman Catholic Church sister Kenoyer a member of Loretto order was one of 24 nuns nationwide who publicly dissented from the Vatican Church on abortion in an advertisement sponsored by catholics for a free Choice that appeared in the oct 7 editions of the Yew York times. The Vatican which views All deliberately chosen abortion As wrong sharply rebuked the nuns for signing the advertisement and threatened them with expulsion from their orders unless they retracted their position advocating a diversity of opinion on abortion within the Church. A the reaction is All out of proportion to the really mild tone of the statement a sister Kenoyer said a it is a very mild statement. Respectful of Church authority asking for dialogue and respect for diversity of a i am certainly not pro abortion but in a opposed to legislation that does not respect Freedom of conscience and that discriminates against poor women a she said sister Kenoyer who serves As coordinator of the Kansas City nuclear freeze coalition is the 1984 recipient of the civil libertarian award Given by the american civil liberties Union of Kansas and Western Missouri. A it s a very Complex Issue that needs much More reflection thought and discussion a she said a i abhor the thought of abortion and that ifs so prevalent not Only in the United states but in the world. I would do everything i can to Stop the business of abortion but i done to think the Way to do it is with legislation a she said. The signers of the advertisement met in Washington last week to discuss what response they should make to the Vatican a demand but reached no decisions. Sister Kenoyer said. Missouri briefs Der seeks unspent funds from a superfund Bill Jefferson City a the Missouri department of natural resources spent Only $690,000 of the $1.8 million generated by the state s hazardous waste tax last fiscal year but officials said it still needs the Money to begin cleanup activities. Department staff members said the time Factor and restraints placed on the Money by the legislature caused the Money to go unspent and is asking the legislature to appropriate the Money Back to it. Under the terms of the a superfund Quot hazardous waste Bill any unspent Money returns to the states general Revenue fund. Asim Khawaja financial manager for the Der. Said the legislature had appropriated the Money last March leaving Only four months to spend it before the end of the fiscal year if the legislature refuses to return about $780,000 in unspent Money it would be a severe setback to the department Khawaja said he said during the four month period when the Money was flowing in the department was Busy staffing the program and establishing Startup activities resulting in Only $50,000 being spent on actual hazardous waste cleanup. The department is now ready to begin on site cleanup activities Khawaja said and needs the Money to godhead he said most of the staff time so far has been spent attempting to get the parties responsible for the hazardous waste Sites to do their own cleanup. The private parties have done about $1 million Worth of cleanup at various waste Sites. Khawaja said. Community programs get child abuse funds Jefferson City a five Community programs have received the first Money that missourians voluntarily donated from their 1983 state income tax refunds to combat child abuse. Gov. Christopher Bond presented Grants totalling $14,558 wednesday from the children a Trust fund. Which was created in the 1983 session of the Missouri legislature. Programs receiving checks were Catholic charities of Kansas City $4,000, children s mercy Hospital and the children a place of Kansas City. $1,728 the living Center for family enrichment a division of family and children services of Kansas City $3,000 the Ray county child Protection Council of Richmond $1,655 and the Springfield based child advocacy Council of Southwest Missouri. $4,175. A we Are pleased to be Able to make these first awards that help fight the growing problem of child abuse and neglect a Bond said. A thanks to Many missourians who have made contributions we will be Able to help brighten the lives of Many Rachael Steele a member of the children a Trust fund Board and director of planned giving at children a mercy Hospital said to additional Grants amounting to $35,500 would be Given in 1985 to organizations elsewhere in the state. The 1984 Missouri income tax forms again show a line on which taxpayers can write in amounts for donations of $2 or mole to the children a Trust fund officials said. Man arrested for rape after sleeping in House Clayton to. A a rape suspect was arrested tuesday night after he fell asleep in his alleged victims House police said. The Man broke into the woman a House and raped her while he was armed with a 12-Inch Butcher knife according to St. Louis county police. The victim called police after the Man fell asleep and he was arrested at the House authorities said. Police said they will seek warrants for rape and first degree burglary. Town left wondering after disappearance of woman dog Bethany to. A More than two weeks after the mysterious disappearance of local Motel operator Judy Tulane wardrip and her pet dog authorities in this Northern Missouri town say they have few clues in the Case. Wardrip 29, was last reported seen dec. To at the Bethany Motel in a room she was cleaning police said. Bethany police chief George Martz said wednesday that investigators found a half cup of Coffee and a blaring television set in the undisturbed room. Her purse and car keys were in the room and her car was parked outside. A a we re a town where everybody knows everybody else a Martz said. A but we just done to know what happened to Judy. We done to even know if a crime was photographs of wardrip with her dog. Moppet have been circulated in fliers throughout the Rural Community of 3,000 about 90 Miles North of Kansas City. The woman is described As 5 feet 4 inches tall 110 pounds with Brown eyes and frosted Blondis medium length hair. Martz also has entered wardrip a physical description in computers of the of big a National we re a town where everybody knows everybody else. But we just Don t know what happened to Judy. We Don t even know if a crime was committed a police chief Martz crime information Center. The lingering questions about the disappearance have exacted a toll on family members. Wardrip had spent a week with her father James wardrip in Corpus Christi Texas and had returned by plane dec. 9, a Day before she disappeared. A i done to believe my daughter would just leave on her own free will a said wardrip who operated the Bethany Motel for 13 years before retiring after his wife died about two years ago. Wardrip said he would return to Texas later this week. His daughter Janet wardrip. 32, who had operated the Motel with Judy would join him next week he said. Weather fronts warm cok occluded stationary National weather service Noaa dept of Commerce the nation by the associated press a Winter storm threatened parts of Colorado and Arizona today and too Mph winds prompted warnings in Utah while freezing drizzle was widespread elsewhere across the Northern United states freezing drizzle occasionally mixed with Snow hit Eastern and Southeastern South Dakota Minnesota. Wisconsin lower Michigan Northern Ohio and Northwest Pennsylvania prompting travellers warnings because of Slick roads Snow prompted travel Erst warnings were issued for the mountains of Southern California and Arizona. A Winter storm watch was issued for the Southern mountains of Colorado and parts of Arizona. A High wind warning was in effect today for Utah a mountains where Snowbird ski area reported winds in excess of too Mph wednesday afternoon. Rain spread across the Northern Pacific coast Southern California Southern Nevada and Arizona and Snow showers were scattered in the Northern Rockies. Temperatures around the nation at 2 est ranged from 16 degrees below Zero at Limestone Maine to 76 at key West and fort Lauderdale Fla. Lake stages Lake of the ozarks �?659.6 0.4 foot below Normal level up 0.6. Truman Lake a 706.3 0.3 foot Over Normal level change not available. The Sun will set today at 4 58 p m. And Rise tomorrow at 7 30 a in. Low Harris tax . High free govt Quality municipal guaranteed Corporale Bonds Bonds Bonds 10.37% 11.00% i i a la a to i at ii in \ 12.25% Edward d. Jones amp co. Member new York Stock Exchange inc. Established 1871 state fair shopping Center Northwest Side Sedalia to 65301 Lou Harris panty of free porkjn9 to a a a a a 816/827-3520 limited partner officials seek person behind bomb that burned Orlando boy Orlando Fla. A shocked neighbors Are collecting donations to pay medical expenses for an 11-year-old boy who suffered a a horrible injuries when a bomb filled the air with Metal and flaming liquid As he filled his bicycle tires. Paul Edward Jewell was in critical condition today and doctors were considering flying him to a specialized Burn Hospital said an Orlando regional medical Center nursing supervisor. Doctors worked to save the boys leg wednesday by reattaching severed nerves arteries and ligaments. But a spokesman said the extensive Burns posed More of a threat to the boys life. A a it a a horrible injury a said or. Harry Tucker. A a it a the same As what you see when you step on a land Orange county sheriff Lawson Lamar said the blast outside a convenience store was a one of the worst situations of this kind in be Ever Jewell had stopped at the Stop amp go to use a Coin operated air compressor when a Small wrapped package attached to the machine blew up in his face. Investigators said the Box contained a pipe bomb filled with metallic fragments and flammable liquid which set the youngster afire when it exploded. There were no suspects in the Case and police knew of no motive. Lamar said possibilities included disgruntled former employees of the company someone angry at the machine a for just anybody who does no to care about people. It seems to a a random absolutely senseless he said he hoped a laser detection system being used on fragments of the wrappings would reveal a fingerprint or other evidence. A a we re asking for the help of the Public on this a he said. A a we la find whoever did shop amp go posted a $5,000 Reward. I Taco Grande come in and try our daily specials 1.99 monday poncho Taco and a 12 of. Drink for tuesday Burrito Taco and a 12 of. Drink for or giant Taco Burger for wednesday double enchilada Taco and a 12 of. Drink for 1.99 1.23 1.99 1.79 1.79 3/ 1.09 and after 5 00 on tuesday or a super Sancho for thursday Taco salad Taco and a 12 of. Drink for 632 e. Broadway Sedalia 826-5090 eat in or carry out Sedalia leading mexican food restaurant serving the area for Over nine years 1

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