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A2 THURSDAY • SEPTEMBER 19,2002 • THE HAYS DAILY NEWS LOCAL STATISTICS SEPTEMBER 19,2002 From Kansas State University Agricultural Research Center, Hays: Overnight low 56 Wednesday high 79 Record high Sept. 19 ....101 in 1980 Record low Sept. 19 33 in 1971 Year ago today 80 and 50 Precipitation for 24 hours ending at 9 a.m none Precipitation to date 14.30 inches Average to date 18.90 inches Sunset today 7:39 p.m. Sunrise tomorrow 7:22 a.m. Sunset tomorrow 7:37 p.m. From measurements taken at The Hays Dally News, 507 Main: Temperature at 11 a.m. today 63 Precipitation for 24 hours ending at 11 a.m. today none Maximum wind speed (recorded at 5:17 p.m . Wednesday) 18 mph Regional weather KANSAS FORECAST Friday, Sept. 20 forecast for daytime conditions, low/high temperatures 10/13 9/21 9/29 10/6 Colby |42°/78° COLO.I 'O o Puberal ""[46°/7F] 'V 1 L-j. 1—. o Salina 52°/77° | Kansas City 155771° . '1, | Topeka |55°/73° O o o Wichita 52°/77' -—j-,. |Plttsburg|5S 0 /74° O Sunny PI. Cloudy Cloudy Showers T-slorms Rain Flurries Snow Ice ACROSS KANSAS High and low temperatures and precipitation for the 24 hours ended at 6 am: Chanute 94 65 1.55 Coffeyville 92 65 3.09 Concordia 83 59 Dodge City 83 54 .09 Emporia 94 62 .32 Garden City 76 55 .02 Goodland 71 52 T Hill City 75 56 T Hutchinson 88 60 .05 Lawrence 93 64 .21 Liberal 81 54 Manhattan 89 59 .97 Parsons 94 65 Russell 82 59 Salina 86 62 Topeka 92 64 .48 Wichita 94 63 .35 EXTENDED OUTLOOK Saturday, cloudy. Highs in the lower 70s. Saturday night, mostly cloudy. Lows near 50. TRIVIA • Client asks if there's a self- cooling drink can on the market. Not on this market. But an Australian inventor came up with such a thing sometime back. Pull the tab and it releases a chemical pack to produce an ice cube inside. • Maybe you didn't know you could write in nine languages. You do so when you write "taxi." It's spelled the same in English, French, German, Swedish, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian, Dutch and Portuguese. • The operator of a computerized dating service contends it's now harder to get a date for a thin smoker than for an obese fresh- air fiend. • In western Turkey, you can make a lot of money with a wrestling camel. If it's any good, I mean. What a camel needs to be good at wrestling is not in the references at hand. A winning attitude maybe. What's known is a farmer with a good wrestling camel can go to market poor and come home rich. • You know the statistic about most murder victims knowing their killers? It's true in dog attacks, too. Most people bitten by dogs have known the dogs, played with them sometimes, petted them even. • An Army officer whose performance is evaluated as "excellent" might not be any too happy about it. "Superior" would have been better. "Outstanding" is the best. Note, the Army does not appreciate an oddball. Trick is to blend in with the others even at the top of the performance charts. You get an "outstanding" if you don't stand out. This feature is compiled by retired author L.M. Boyd, Seattle, from 40 years of columns. Calendar Friday • "Pixels and Places: Mapping the World with Remote Sensing and CIS," 7 p.m., Sternberg Museum of Natural History's Engel Educational Center: Presentation by Dr. John He inrichs, assistant professor, Fort Hays State University department of geosciences, on satellite and geographic information systems technology Admission free for museum members, $1 for others. Humanities Commission will present "The Aries Brass Quintet" in concert, 2 p.m., Oberlin High School auditorium. Tickets are available at the door for $10 ($5 for students living at home) or by season ticket. Season tickets are available throughout the year. For more information, call Mary at (785) 4753329 or Ella at (785) 475-3557. Monday Saturday • Farmers market, 8 to 11:30 a.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary parking lot, 19th and Vine. • First annual Midwest Deutsche Oktoberfest, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Ellis County Fairgrounds. Free admission. ELSEWHERE LOGAN — 29th annual Hansen Arts and Crafts Fair, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Main Street. • LINK Inc. sponsored state representative candidate forum to hear candidate responses to questions focused on the programs, services and civic rights of people with disabilities, 6 p.m., LINK Canterbury Office, 1204 Canterbury. ELSEWHERE OTIS — Otis-Bison Elementary School carnival to benefit the Accelerated Reader program, 6 to 8 p.m. Meals served at 5 p.m. with open house from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday Tuesday • First annual Midwest Deutsche Oktoberfest, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Ellis County Fairgrounds. Free admission. • The Hays Police Department and Community Oriented Policing askjcesidents !tQ,:turn?ion .their porch lights at night for neighbor- hop^, safety v Theschedule; ._., .., .^-. Homes with odd-numbered addresses should turn on lights the first and third full weeks of the month. — Homes with even-numbered addresses should turn on lights the second and fourth full weeks of the month. — All residents should turn on lights for any partial weeks of a month. • Eagles breakfast buffet, 7:30 a.m. to noon, 121 E. Eighth. Tickets: $4.50 for adults, $2.75 for children 6 to 11, and free for children 5 and under. Proceeds will go to the Fort Hays Stamp Club. The public is welcome. ELSEWHERE OBERLIN — Oberlin Arts & ELSEWHERE WAKEENEY — Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, 6:30 p.m., VFW Hall. Presented by the Repertory Theater of America. For ticket information, call Edna Deines, (785) 743-6336 or 6472. •• ' Wednesday:; • Farmers market, 5 to 8 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary parking lot, 19th and Vine. • Lifetime Education Wellness Seminar, 7 p.m., Center for Health Improvement education room. "A Guide to Restaurant Dining" by Mary Jeter. ELSEWHERE NORTON — LINK Inc. sponsored state representative candidate forum to hear candidate responses to questions focused on the programs, services and civic rights of people with disabilities, 6 p.m., Norton Library. Send information to Calendar, Hays Daily News, 507 Main, Hays, KS 67601. Zimbabwe lawmakers pass land seizure laws By ANGUS SHAW ASSOCIATED PRESS HARARE, Zimbabwe — Ruling party lawmakers passed new land seizure laws designed to make it easier for the government to seize white-owned farms and give them to landless blacks. The laws passed Wednesday night overruled a series of court orders protecting many of the white-owned farms from confiscation. President Robert Mugabe still has to sign them into law. Mugabe has called the land seizures an effort to undo the injustices of Zimbabwe's colonial past, which left a handful of white farmers with a disproportionate amount of land. Critics say he is using the often violent seizures to intimidate his political opponents and shore up his dwindling support. In recent weeks, courts have overturned scores of eviction notices given to white farmers, saying the government violated its own procedures or had failed to notify banks that held mortgages on the land. The laws, supported by 54 ruling party lawmakers and opposed by 34 opposition legislators, sought to remove those problems. They would override the requirement that authorities consult financial institutions holding mortgages before issuing eviction orders. They also would enable the gov- ernment to reissue overturned eviction orders. Some of the new orders would only give farmers seven days, instead of the previous 90 days, to leave their land. Justice Minister Patrick China- masa said the new laws would "expedite the land redistribution exercise" that seeks to hand over 95 percent of white-owned farms to blacks, state radio said today. A deadline for the first 2,900 evictions passed on Aug. 8. Hundreds of white farmers defied the deadline and courts overturned many of their evictions. At least 306 farmers were arrested for defying the evictions. Most were freed on bail but prohibited from returning to their farms before trial. Others fled their farms out of fear of arrest, leaving crops in the fields as the nation faced its worst food crisis in more than a decade. About 4,000 of the nation's 50,000 whites are farmers. They owned a third of the nation's productive land before seizures began in 2000. About 7 million blacks share the rest of the land. Zimbabwe has been wracked by more than two years of political and economic turmoil, widely blamed on the increasingly unpopular ruling party. The unrest and a drought have disrupted farm production, and more than half of the population of 12.5 million Zimbabweans now face severe food shortages. Tropical storm heads for Cuba GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) — Tropical Storm Isidore inched toward Cuba on today after tearing up trees and knocking out electricity on Cayman Brae Island. ^The. ^Ckjfman;; feflah^f j£o^^ : ?. .meht said 15-foot waves an'd heavy'' rain and'thunderstorms-were-ex- pected wellinto"Friday A tropical storm watch remained in effect. The storm was moving northwest at 10 mph and could reach western Cuba as a hurricane later today, said forecaster Trish Wallace of the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami. The Cuban government issued a hurricane warning Wednesday for central and western Cuba and a hurricane watch for several other parts of the island. Tropical storms become hurricanes when sustained winds reach 74 mph. Isidore's maximum wind speeds reached 65 mph early today, with gusts up to 70 mph, the Cayman Brae airport reported. Killer whale prepares to winter in Norway OSLO, Norway (AP) — Animal handlers for Keiko the killer whale are looking for a quiet place where the "Free Willy" movie star can spend the winter away from the fans who have swamped him with attention. "What we want is a place with .more killer, whales, less people and a local 1 community that/is supportive," David Phillips, part of Keiko's team, said today. -• — ••-— The 6-ton orca, who spent most of his nearly 25-year life in captivity was released in Iceland in July and promptly swam some 870 miles to Norway ending up in a fjord near the town of Halsa. The friendly killer whale delighted Norwegians by letting them pet him, swim with him and even climb on his back, but the attention became so intense that authorities banned anyone from going closer that 150 feet. Keiko's stardom in "Free Willy" sparked a $20 million campaign to rescue him from a Mexico City amusement park in 1996, rehabilitate him, teach him to catch fish and return him to the open ocean. Phillips, part of the Free Willy Foundation since it was created in 1996, has been meeting with Norwegian fisheries and government officials and plans to travel to prospective sites for Keiko next week. Several communities want to host the whale. The Norwegian ? Fisheries. Directorate has.-, said-;: 1 Keiko must not be penned or commercially exploited. —Keiko,~which .means .."Lucky.. One" in Japanese, has been in western Norway's Skaalvik Fjord for about three weeks. Halsa, a town of about 1,750 people, has adopted the slogan "Do like Keiko. Choose Halsa." "The Halsa community has been very supportive," said Phillips. He said he plans to talk to officials there on Friday, but the fjord of Tys- fjord farther north might be ideal. Tysfjord, about 110 miles north of the Arctic Circle, is near the Lo- foten Islands, the heart of Norway's whaling industry. Norway commercially hunts minke whales despite a global ban, but officials have promised that Keiko is not in danger. Phillips, a marine biologist, said the area has plenty of fish and nearly 600 killer whales, which would allow Keiko contact with his own kind. He said the orca is in excellent health. Phillips said they still hope Keiko, who was captured near Iceland in ,1979,. will one'day "choose the whales over the people," despite the setback of him seeking, and getting, human, companionship in., Norway HAYS RECREATION COMMISSION Community Bulletin Board Booth space application deadline approaches Fort Hays State University organizations that wish to participate by sponsoring a booth at the Oct. 11 Oktoberfest in Hays must complete a student organization space request and an application for fund-raising project and return both forms to the Student Affairs Office in Room 208 of Sheridan Hall by Sept. 26. Organizations that sell products at their booths must pay 7 percent of gross sales to the Volga German Society. The proceeds are used to help defray expenses and to fund scholarships and other projects at FHSU. All food items must be homemade. In addition, the Oktoberfest Committee must approve all booths and T-shirt logos. Each organization will be responsible for building its own booth, and a Bavarian theme is strongly recommended. Organizations also must furnish their own tables and chairs. Organizations that are not affiliated with the university must submit applications describing the booth they would like to sponsor. The applications must be mailed by Sept. 28 to Oktoberfest, P.O. Box 1314, Hays, KS 67601. Fall Camporee planned t. 27 to 29 for Sept. and a scuba diving demonstration all are part of the activity agenda. For more information, call Ed Evans at (785) 628-0446. Homecoming entry deadline is Sept. 30 The Hays High School 2001 Homecoming will begin at 6 p.m. Oct. 4. Anyone interested in participating in the parade can send a description of the entry to: HHS c/o Student Council, 2300 E. 13th, Hays, KS 67601. The deadline for entries will be Sept. 30. Effects of drinking to be topic of program Fort Hays State University's Student Health Center staff encourages students, faculty, staff and community members to learn more about drinking from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Union Lobby by using DUI goggles as part of the health center's alcohol awareness program. A free blood pressure clinic also will be available. September 25 After School Volleyball Creepy, Crawly Spiders Dish Critter Crafts Ribbon Embroidery Session I: After School Basketball Session I: After School Cheerleading Session II: After School Basketball Session II: After School Cheerleading Simply Stickers Stained Glass Tuesdays Creative Crafting Young Reader Conference September 30 Science Investigations 1105 Canterbury Dr. Hays, KS 785-623-2650 The Coronado Council of the Boy Scouts of America is hosting the annual Fall Camporee Sept. 27 to 29 at Cedar Bluff Reservoir. Fishing and contests in fishing, canoeing, cooking, rope making, swimming, a compass course BANGER SISTERS (R) BALLISTIC (R) !ARBERSHOP(PG13] TRAPPED (R) (XX (PG13) : OUR FEATHERS (PG13)" 5WIMFAN (PG13) STEALING HARVARD (PG13) YOUR HEARTLAND CRAFTS & GIFTS U mERLE noRmRfr •^ COSMETIC STUDIOS Fall Open House Sept. 20-22 SAVINGS, Refreshments & Free Gifts Come & Enjoy 15% off storewide Excluding Merle Norman Cosmetics 2414 Vine • 628-6199 • 3E 'SB Hours: M-S 10-5:30, Sun. 1-5 HEN THEHAYSDAILYNEWS Your neivs and information source for northwest Kansas Founded November 11,1929 John D. Montgomery/editor and publisher DEPARTMENTS NEWS: Doug Weller/executive editor Mike Com/managing editor Randy Gonzales/sports editor ADVERTISING: Mary Karst/manager CIRCULATION: Bob Welgel/manager BUSINESS: Janice Tinkel/manager The Hays Dally News (ISSN 238-060) is published daily except Saturdays, Memorial Day and Labor Day by News Publishing Co., Inc., 507 Main, Hays, Kansas, 67601. Periodical Class postage paid at Hays. Postmaster: Send address changes to The Hays Daily News, P.O. Box 857, Hays, Kansas, 67601. Office hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. (785) 628-1081, (800) 657-6017; (785) 628-8186 fax. Subscription rates by month: Hays carrier, $11.05; Trade zone carrier and motor route, $11.25. Mall rates by year: Kansas, $132.04 other states, $135.40. All subscriptions are paid in advance. Rates Include Kansas and city sales tax where applicable. If you do not receive your paper: By 6 PRODUCTION: Howard Droegemeler/operations Judy Stegman/pre-press manager Allen Rohr/press manager Steve Ruder/distribution manager BUILDING: Norman Matal/manager p.m. Monday through Friday or by 7 a.m. on Sunday or if a problem persists and you are unable to work it out with your carrier, please call our circulation department at 628-1081 or toll free (800) 657-6017 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday or 7 to 10 a.m. Sunday. If you have a story or photo Idea: Call the managing editors at 628-1081, ext. 129 or 140, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you have a sports story: Call the sports desk at 628-1081, ext. 130, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you have a correction: Call the managing editors at 628-1081, ext. 129 or 140, 'from 8 a.m, to 5 p.m. If you have a comment or complaint: Call the editor at 628-1081, ext. 132, or the managing editors at 628-1081, ext. 129 or 140, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you want to schedule a tour: Call Marilyn Augustine at 628-1081, ext. 111. NO STORM WINDOWS • NO CAULKING NO PAINTING-EVER! • NO PUTTYING ALUMINUM GLASS Co. 1507 E. 27th St. Hays, KS 67601 625-2418 1 -800-225-6259' For more Information, ue our ad under wlndowa In your SouUiwntem Bell Yellow Panel SouthwutomBgll

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