The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 18, 1998 · Page 2
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A2 MONDAY, MAY 18, 1998 NEWS & EVENTS THE SALINA JOURNAL A Look Ahead T MICROSOFT 18 Monday Sallna Journal, P.O. Box 740, Sallna 67402. Be sure to include name, address and telephone number. • 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 Force, 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. 19 Tuesday • PROGRAM: Bill Carlson, former Bethany College football coach and author of "From Socks to Jocks to Maalox" will speak and sign books at the annual meeting of the Friends of the Library, 7 p.m., Prescott Room, Salina Public Library, 301 W. Elm. 825-4624. • PROGRAM: "Spruce Up for Spring," Christian Women's Club No. 2 brunch. 9 a.m., Red Coach Inn Restaurant. $6. 8269176, 825-9539. • PROGRAM: "Incredible Journey," Christian Women's Club No. 1 luncheon. 12:30 p.m., Salina Country Club. $9.50. 827-8909, 827-6248. • PUBLIC MEETING: Saline County Commission. 11 a.m., Room 107, City- County Building, 300 W. Ash. 826-6540. • PUBLIC MEETING: Tobacco Prevention Committee, The Partnership. 3:30 p.m., Salina/Saline County Health Dept., 125W. Elm. 825-6224. • PUBLIC MEETING: City Planning Commission. 4 p.m., Room 107, City- County Building, 300 W. Ash. 826-7260. • PUBLIC MEETING: Salina Arts and Humanities Commission. 3:30 p.m., 211 W. Iron. 826-7410. • WORKSHOP: 'The ABC's of Credit Facts." 6:30 p.m., Consumer Credit Counseling Service, 1201 W. Walnut. $5 per family. 827-6731. Listing Events Items for the Calendar of Events should be sent at least two weeks in advance to: Calendar of Events, The Television Television meeting to focus on reading A nation-wide town meeting on how families and communities can help children read will air at 7 p.m. Tuesday on Salina Community Access Television Channel 19. The program will be hosted by U.S. Secretary of Education Richard Riley and a panel of guests will discuss how parents and care-givers can foster a love of books and reading; how schools, families, community groups and businesses can support after-school and summer reading programs; how college students can serve as tutors and reading partners for children; and how special programs can help students with limited English or disabilities. Research shows the best way to help children become successful readers is to begin reading to them at an early age, with parents playing a crucial role as their first teachers. Pharmacist to discuss, evaluate medicines A Salina pharmacist will speak Wednesday about prescription medicines in the Salina Parks and Recreation Department's "Afternoon with an Expert" talk. The meeting is set for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Salina Senior Center, 245 N. Ninth. Jim Cram of Jim's Pharmacy will discuss the prescription medicines found in your medicine cabinets. Individuals can bring their current and past medicines for evaluation. .. The presentation is free, and registration is not needed. For more information, call Janice at 826-7434. *• Salina Journal Published seven days a week, 365 days a year at 333 3. Fourth, P.O. Box 740, Salina, Kan. 67402, by Sallna Journal Inc. HARRIS RAYL, publisher, hrayt&saljoumal.com DEPARTMENTS • ADVERTISING: JEANNY SHARP, director, tsharpSsaljoumal.com I* 1 BUSINESS: DAVID MARTIN, manager, '. dmariln9saljoumal.com • NEWS: SCOTT SEIRER, executive editor, 823-6383 Salina CIRCULATION: BRYAIJ SANDMEIER, ' PRODUCTION: DAVID ATKINSON, datidfiso@saljoumal.cam >* 1-800-827-6363 <<?f-' f.; > > - SUBSCRIPTIONS "j EXTENSION 350 , E-mail: sjclrcesaijournal.com • NO PAPER?: If your paper doesn't , arrive by 630 a.m, weekdays or 7 a,rru ••weekends and holidays, call your carrier or "'the number above. In Sallna, ft you caH by 110 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. daily. Closes at •'35:30'p.m. weekdays, noon on ^weekends, 10 a,m. on holidays. < • CARRIER RATES: $15 for one month, $42 for three months. . • RATES BY MOTOR ROUTE: $16 for .one month, $48 for three months. ' • HATES BY MAIL (three month*): In Kansas, $48 for daily paper, $39 for Monday through Saturday and $21 for Sunday. . Outside Kansas, $54 for daily paper, $43.50 for Monday through Saturday and $25.50 for Sunday. , County sates tax, Tax rates mayvary-', '.'*'_ ~ ,' ,; „• " -,; EXTENSION aso; , E-mail: »|Bdva8alJourn«l,bom , • CLASSIFIED AND DISPLAY AD HOURS; Between 7:30 a.m.'and 5:30 p.m. • weekdays and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, NEWS EXTENSION 150 E-mail: 8jnew8esaijoumal.com • HOURS: 8 a.m. to midnight Monday ' •' through Saturday and Z p.m. to midnight Sunday. FAX NUMBERS ALL DEPARTMENTS B23-32O7 NEWS DEPARTMENT 827-6363 Lawsuit appears likely against software maker Justice Department planning to announce its decision today By TED BRIDIS The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The long- awaited courtroom collision between the government and Microsoft grew more imminent Sunday, with the Justice Department and at least 20 states poised to file two separate-but-similar antitrust lawsuits today that could change how consumers buy and use most computers. "It would take everyone involved getting struck by lightning for this thing not to happen," said one person close to the government. A news conference to announce the lawsuits was tentatively planned this morning at the Justice Department. With negotiations stalled, the world's most powerful software company said it will go ahead and ship the latest upgrade of its flagship software, Windows 98, to computer makers today. The company had planned to ship the package Friday, but agreed last week to delay its release until today, pending the outcome of talks. Two people close to the government's negotiators said Sunday that state attorneys general will not try to block today's shipment. Instead, states will ask a federal judge to force Microsoft to either strip its Internet browser from the Windows operating system, or order the company also to include copies of browsers made by rival Netscape Communications Corp. and one other software developer to be selected by Microsoft. The states want those changes made before the release of Windows 98 to the public on June 25. T HOUSE FIRE DOES YOUR AUTO INSURANCE NEED A TUNE-UP? Come in for a Farmers Friendly Review and find out if you're eligible for our discounts. Some items you may qualify for include car pooling, multi-car ownership and non-smoking. ^Selecting higher deductibles may also save you money. Our Review also checks your house or apartment and Life Insurance policies to see if there are ways to save, or holes in your coverage. Call now for a Farmers Friendly Review. The tune-up is absolutely free. *Some discounts may not be available in your state. Bonnie J. Neubrand Owner 1929 S.Ohio* Salina, KS 827-0888 Gets you back where you belong.' "I do sometimes shake my head and wonder why this is happening. I just don't understand." Bill Gates Microsoft chairman One of those sources said the Justice Department also will file a similar preliminary injunction today, asking Microsoft strip its own browser from Windows 98 or include Netscape's, which is used by about 60 percent of people on the Internet. "It's indefensible that the government would try to force Microsoft and computer makers to give Netscape a free ride on every copy of our Windows operating system," Microsoft spokesman Mark Murray said Sunday. "Netscape clearly has a myriad of ways to distribute its product to customers. We don't think there's any basis in law to make such an unreasonable demand." Eleventh-hour negotiations collapsed Saturday over what Microsoft described as the government's "unreasonable demands," including the condition that it put a copy of Netscape's browser in every copy of Windows, the operating system used to run virtually all desktop computers. "I do sometimes shake my head and wonder why this is happening. I just don't understand," Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates told Time Magazine. "We worked hard to settle. I wish we had been able to. I'll seize every opportunity to do so." 17 hurt when blast levels 3-story house 6 children were injured by blast that damaged neighboring houses By DAVID KLIGMAN The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Investigators were trying to determine Sunday what caused an explosion that tore through a three-story home, ripping it from its foundation and sending glass and debris flying into the street. Five of the 17 people injured remained hospitalized Sunday, four' in serious condition and one in critical condition. Six of those injured in the Saturday night blast were children, including an 8- year-old boy cut by flying wood and metal as he walked nearby. Arson and bomb investigators were examining the home, which lay on its side in a crumbled heap in San Francisco's residential Sunset District. The back end of a crushed car was visible from what was left of the garage. 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Pieces of the house flew across 19th Avenue, a busy thoroughfare. "It looked like the house got lifted up and crunched down," said Thomas John Gibbons, who had just crossed th'e-U.horoM.ghfare, "The whole right side of the house collapsed." Three off-duty firefighters pried open a gate to help eight residents out of the house. Witnesses said two residents crawled out of a separate window, apparently unhurt. The others who were injured were motorists and passersby hit by flying glass. Shortly after the blast, the house burst into flames, v destroying the two homes flanking it. I Welcoming Your Framing Matters • Custom Frames • Ready Made Frames • Creative Matting • Needlepoint and Cross-stitch Framing • Nations most popular artist prints available , Quality, and Selection ty/tfcitters 121 S. 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