The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 17, 1998 · Page 2
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A2 SUNDAY. MAY 17. 1998 NEWS & EVENTS THE SALINA JOURNAL A Look Ahead T AIRLINE SAFETY 17 Sunday Bomb detection machines fail the test • RECEPTION: Reception for opening of a twenty-year retrospective exhibition for Salina artist and poet Harley Elliott. 2 p.m., Salina Art Center, 242 S. Santa Fe. 8271431. • ATWOOD: 16th Annual Rod Run, featuring classic car show, art and photo show, Ol' Depot 9th anniversary celebration, drag races and quilt show. Events begin at 9 a.m., various locations. 800-4229630. • LINDSBORG: Opening reception for the Cara E. Fakes Senior Art Exhibition. 1 3 p.m., Mingenback Art Center, Bethany College. 227-3311. • LINDSBORG: Reception for artist Homer Gilson. 1-5 p.m., Coffeehouse of Lindsborg, 124 S. Main. 227-2842. books at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the annual meeting of the Friends of the Library. Carlson is a former Bethany College football coach and currently is the administrator of the Bethany Home in Lindsborg. The book signing and talk will be in the library's Prescott Room. For information, call 825-4624. 18 Monday • • PROGRAM: 'Transitions and Changes," with master social worker Michaela Stenger. 11:30 a.m., Senior Center, 245 N. Ninth. 827-9818. • PROGRAM: 'Thanks for the Memories," After 5 Club, Christian Business and Professional Women. 6:30 p.m., Penn Campus, Salina Regional Health Center. $7.25. 827-7622, 823-8187. • PUBLIC MEETING: Salina City Commission. 4 p.m., Room 107, City-County Building, 300 W. Ash. 826-7250. . • PUBLIC MEETING: Youth Task Fforce, The Partnership. 7 p.m., Central Kansas Foundation, 1805 S. Ohio. 8256224. • WORKSHOP: "Understanding Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds," presented by K-State Research and Extension. 7 p.m., Room 109; City-County Building, 300 W. Ash. 826-6645. listing Events Items for the Calendar of Events should be sent at least two weeks in advance to: Calendar of Events, The Salina Journal, P.O. Box 740, Salina 67402. Be sure to include name, address and telephone number. Meeting Lindsborg author to speak at library event '! Bill Carlson, Lindsborg, author df "From Sock to Jocks to Maalox," will speak and sign Glasco alumni to have special celebration GLASCO — Glasco High School will have its annual alumni banquet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the grade school gymnasium. Alumni from Kansas, California, Arizona, Colorado, Ohio, Nebraska and other states will return to Glasco to celebrate the high school's century of existence. More information is available from Nancy Jo Mihm, (785) 5682403. Agriculture Ottawa County wheat tour set for May 27 MINNEAPOLIS — The annual tour of the Ottawa County wheat demonstration plots will be May 27 with K-State Research and Extension crops specialist Stu Duncan and local wheat marketing specialist Chuck Johnson as speakers. The first stop will be at 10 a.m. at the Minneapolis FPA plot on North Third Avenue. At 1:30 p.m., the tour will move to the Duane Thomas plot, 2 miles east of Minneapolis to U.S. 81, then 8 miles north and 3V4 miles east. The final stop will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Bill Daugherty plot, which from Culver is 1 mile south to Satanta Road, 1 mile west, one- fourth-mile north and three- fourths-mile west. A meal will be served after the tour. From Staff Reports Salina Journal Published seven days a week, 365 days a year at 333 S. Fourth, P.O. Box 740, Salina, Kan. 67402, by Salina Journal Inc. HARRIS RAYL, publisher, firay/® 'saljoumal.com DEPARTMENTS • ADVERTISING: JEMW SHAHP, director, ' fsh'tf iri'esal/burnal.com' ' • ' • BUSINESS: D/WID MARTIN, manager, dmntitn@$aljoumal,com • NEWS: Scon SEWER, executive editor, 823-6363 Salina ssgtrer@saljoumat.com • CWCULATTON-. Bnv/vN SANDMBBI,' • '. l -' manager, bsandme!@saf>umal.com • PRODUCTION: DAVIU ATKINSON, manager, datkinso@salloumal.com 1-800-827-6363 Kansas SUBSCRIPTIONS EXTENSION 350 E-mail: sjclrc@saljournal.com • NO PAPER?: If your paper doesn't arrive by 6:30 a.m. weekdays or 7 a.m. weekends and holidays, call your carrier or the number above. In Salina, if you call by 10 a.m., your paper will be delivered that day. Out-of-town subscribers will receive missed papers the following day. • CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT HOURS: Open at 5:30 a.m. dally. Closes at 5:30 p.m. weekdays, noon on weekends. • CARRIER RATES: $15 for one month, $42 for three months, • HATES BY MOTOR ROUTE: $16 for one month, $48 for three months. ADVERTISING EXTENSION 250 E-mail: ajodv@saljournal.com • CLASSIFIED AND DISPLAY AD HOURS: Between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. MEWS __ EXTENSION ISO E-mail: 8jnews9salJ6urhal.com • HOURS: 8 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 2 p.m. to midnight Sunday. By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — New $1 million bomb detection machines are not living up to their promise, delaying efforts to screen all baggage for explosives, the Transportation Department's inspector general has found. Meanwhile, airlines have hindered Federal Aviation Adminis- T PAPAL ANNIVERSARIES John Paul to turn 78 Monday Vatican also anticipates pope's 20th anniversary as head of the church By The Associated Press VATICAN CITY — Pope John Paul II is marking two important dates in the coming days, celebrating his 78th birthday on Monday and, on May 24, becoming the longest-serving pope this century. By Vatican calculation, he will surpass the 19 years, seven months and seven days served by Pius XII, pope during World War II and until his death in 1958. John Paul's birthday is a regular working day — he, will receive the president of Lithuania among other activities. Only a private celebration with friends and close aides is planned, Vatican officials said. But greetings have been pouring in. During a visit Friday to the Vatican, the king and queen of Belgium wished him a happy birthday and best wishes in advance of the 20th anniversary of his election as pope. That anniversary will be marked in October. John Paul also is certain to receive lively birthday greetings during a visit to a parish Sunday in a working class district of Rome, part of his regular tour of churches in his jurisdiction as bishop of Rome. During such a visit a year ago that fell on his birthday, he reflected on his birth in Wadowice, Poland, on May 18, 1920, and said he had begun to approach the "sunset" of his life. Illness has slowed the once dynamic John Paul. He often uses a cane following hip-replacement surgery; slurred speech and a trembling hand could be symptoms of Parkinson's disease although the Vatican never has confirmed he suffers from that ailment. Still, he goes on with his travels, both in Italy and abroad. He was scheduled tovi^it Turni, Italy, next weekend, Austria next month and probably Croatia in October. A visit to include St. Louis and Mexico has been confirmed for January and there has been talk of a possible Asian tour. tration efforts to test how effective and reliable the devices are by not sending all of their checked luggage through the machines, said Alexis M. Stefani, deputy assistant inspector general for aviation. "Without improvements in performance, explosives detection systems may not facilitate FAA's goal to ultimately screen 100 percent checked baggage," Stefani told the House aviation subcommittee last week. "Based on our work, this goal will not be achievable in the near future." The $1 million machines are supposed to plug a gaping hole in the nation's airline security system: the inability to detect plastic explosives, like the device that blew up Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in December 1988. Conventional X-ray machines, so effective in ending hijackings, cannot detect the plastic explosives. ""•*_' uiiiiiiiijjjiiJiijjiiJiiiiiiiiJjJiiiiiJiiiiiiitfiiJiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMMiMMiiiiML- 3 mSC* More Dinner Trains I =; JUncK ... " • May 23 - (SOLD our) OU serving Genny's Prime Rib 5 & 6 serving Texas Red's BBQ = • Jllly 4 Picnic On The Train serving Texas Red's BBQ Buffet p Call Now... Limited Seating 785-263-1077 or Toll Free 1-888-426-6687 Our Regular Excursions Saturday & Sunday have begun inillluiiiilillllllililillllllllllllllMllllliMiilllllllllllliliiilliiiiiillllllllMir.: TOO MANY BILLS? CONSOLIDATE $10,000 - $nQ/mo $50,000 -°$550/mo NO EQUITY REQUIRED Homeowners Only 'NATIONWIDE LFNDING CORPORATION 1-800-819-7010; Or Visit Our Website! 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