The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 26, 1998 · Page 2
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Salina, Kansas
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Tuesday, May 26, 1998
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A2 TUESDAY, MAY 26, 1998 NEWS & EVENTS THE SALINA JOURNAL A Look Ahead 26 Tuesday • PUBLIC MEETING: Salina/Saline County Health Department. 4:30 p.m., 125 W. Elm. 826-6600. • PUBLIC MEETING: Salina School District Board of Education. 5 p.m., 1511 Gypsum. 826-4700. • ATWOOD: Vietnam night at The Moving Vietnam Veterans Wall, introduction of local Vietnam veterans. Wall. 7 p.m., Atwood High School football field. 626-3390. . GYPSUM: Public meeting, USD 306 Southeast of Saline Board of Education. 7:30 p.m., 5056 E. K-4 Highway. 5364291. 27 Wednesday • COFFEE: Job Club Coffee, Older Kansans Employment Program. Guest speaker Nelson Love, Keynotes editor, NCFH AAA. 9:30 a.m., Sirloin Stockade. 827-4857. • DANCE: Jolly Mixers Dance, music by The Sundusters. 8-11 p.m., Holiday Hall, 1125 W. South. No smoking or drinking. 827-7870. • PROGRAM: Information on strokes, presented by Donna Patry of American Therapy Services. 11:15 a.m., Senior Center, 245 N. Ninth. 827-9818. • ATWOOD: Legion State Commanders Night at The Moving Vietnam Veterans Wall. 7 p.m., Atwood High School football field. 626-3390. 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. Health Osteoporosis to be focus of seminar People at risk of developing osteoporosis can learn more about the disease at a free seminar from 7 to 8:30 p.m. June 10, at the Holiday Inn Holidome, 1616 W. Crawford. Drs. Kevin Norris and Gary Morris and registered dietitian Lori Henke from Comcare and WellPlan will cover prevention, screening and other aspects of the illness, which thins and weakens bones. It occurs mostly in women after menopause. An estimated 16 million women and 4 million men over age 55 have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. To register for the seminar, call 825-8221, extension 244. The deadline is June 5. 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 Safina Journal Inc. (USPS 478-060} HABRIS RAYL, pubSsher, DEPAHTUEHTS • ADVERTISING: JEANNY SHARP, director, • BUSINESS: DAVID MAHTW, manager, • NEWS: SCOTT Semen, executive editor, • CIRCULATION: BRYAN SANOMSEH, manager, • PRODUCTION: DAWO ATONSW, manager, 823-6363 Salina 1 800-827-6363 Kansas SUBSCRIPTIONS EXTENSION 350 E-mail: • NO PAPER?: II your paper doesn't arrive by 6:30 a.m. weekdays or 7 am weekends and hoSdays, call your carrier or the number above. In Safins, K you call by 10 am, 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 5:30 p.m. weekdays, noon on weekends, 10 am. on holidays. • CARRIER RATES: $15 for one month, $42 for three months. Ml prices include 6.4 percent Saline County sales tax. Tax rates may vary. ADVERTISING EXTENSION 25O E-mail: • CLASSIFIED AND DISPLAY AD HOURS: Between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. T EDUCATION Dual-credit courses gain popularity Many high school students are getting a head start on obtaining college degrees By SARAH FOX Tlie Salina Journal Kelly Jackson, a Southeast of Saline High School senior, worried about taking math — a difficult subject for her — next fall in a large classroom at Kansas State University. "I knew that if I took college algebra in college, I'd never pass," she said jokingly. Instead, Jackson, the daughter of Bob and Bernice Goodwin, Gypsum, found a solution — taking college algebra during high school. At Southeast, Jackson, 18, took college- level courses taught by her high school teachers that count as high school credit and also as college credit from Cloud County Community College. • In addition, Kansas State University and Cloud County sponsor college classes at Southeast in the evenings, although they do not count as high school credit. Jackson will graduate from high school with about five college credit hours earned, including algebra. Although earning college credit in high school is convenient for students, some educators worry about the validity of dual- credit courses and the heavy load they can impose on students. Teaching at a college level Barbara Dawes, associate director of admissions at Kansas State University-Manhattan, worried that although dual-credit teachers cover the subjects required for a college class, they may not always teach on a college level. "There's some debate going on about the content and the validity of courses some students are taking," she said. Dawes said some students who transfer a first-semester English class from dual-cred- T SUN CITY "Next year, I'll have these hours out of the way, and it will make my life a lot easier." Sydney Mosier Salina Central student who gained six hours of credit this year at Kansas Wesleyan; she will attend Johnson County Community College this fall it courses aren't prepared for the second semester. "(They) take Expository Writing II, and then they struggle with it," she said. Dawes said some students who take Calculus I during high school have similar problems. To determine the eligibility of prospective dual-credit teachers, a Cloud County Community College division chairman and a committee look over teachers' resumes and college transcripts before accepting the teacher. Cloud County does not require a master's degree from dual-credit teachers, although it will within the next three to four years, said Tim Spielman, coordinator of Extended Campus Degree Programs. Spielman said dual-credit teachers are paid either by Cloud County or by their own school" district. They are not allowed to receive a salary from both, and the local school district decides who will pay the teacher. Marilynn Peaslee, school counselor at Minneapolis High School, said some of her former students who now attend state universities believe their dual-credit English classes were better than the ones taken by their friends in college. Peaslee said Minneapolis' dual-credit teachers were highly qualified. Solomon High School plans to start dual credit next year, and Salina high schools also will offer dual credit no later than the 1999-2000 school year, said Superintendent Gary Norris. Until then, students such as Sydney Moshier, a Salina Central senior, attend classes at local colleges to receive college credit, although those classes do not count as high school credit. The daughter of Dusty and Wendy Moshier, 11 Crestview, Sydney, 18, attended an English composition class three days a week this year at Kansas Wesleyan University. She found her new course required "a lot more written work and a lot more papers due (than at Central)." "The teachers were less tolerant of stupid mistakes like punctuation (errors)," she said with a laugh. Moshier, who will enter college with six credit hours completed, said that although the course was difficult, her teacher, Marcia MacLennan, was always willing to give individual help. "She was really patient," said Moshier. A question of maturity However, not all educators are as excited about high school students being in college- level courses as the students are. At Fort Hays State University, where the percentage of entering freshmen with college credit has risen from 27 percent in 1992 to 51 percent in 1997, Jody Wilson, admissions counselor, encourages students to take dual credit but advises against gaining too many hours. While most of the students who arrive at Fort Hays with college credit have earned three to six hours, she recalls one girl who applied to Fort Hays wanting to transfer 30 hours she'd earned in high school. Wilson said students who arrive at college with more than 12 to 15 hours-will probably graduate early. That can put them at a disadvantage, she said, because eSrly graduates are usually younger, less exfJferi- enced, and less mature. ,f "It could be harmful for them when they are looking for a job," said Wilson. She recommends that students take a lighter load of classes during college instead of graduating early. Too many distractions William Clyde Brown, chairman of. the English department at Kansas Wesleyan, has taught English there for 22 years, and he has seen some pre-freshmen leave his class with low grades. He recalls one excellent student who ran track for his high school. When the spring track meets arrived, the boy spent extra time practicing for the meets and turned his research paper in late, making a very low grade in his first college class. Brown said although pre-freshmen must have good academic qualifications to take college classes, some may be too busy with the demands of high school to perform well. . ! "It's not only a matter of maturity —it's a question of distractions," Brown said.- However, Salina area high school studehts seem to be handling college classes well. ' Matt Melvin, assistant dean at Kansas State University-Salina, said only about four of his 50 to 60 pre-freshmen last semester did not continue their classes because of poor grades. None of the 35 fall semester pre-freshmen at Kansas Wesleyan received D's or failed the class. • ':• Though educators may have problejns with high school students taking college courses, Moshier, who is planning to -play tennis for Johnson County Community College in the fall, does not. : "Next year, I'll have these hours out of the way, and it will make my life a lot easier," she said. '. Developer takes stock in small Kansas community Nobody knows why lie came here. Scientists think it was for the burritos. Hutchinson area man aims to put life back into tiny Sun City By BECCY TANNER The Wichita Eagle SUN CITY — Sun City is a town so small it doesn't even boast a pop machine. So the news that Samuel Green bought seven buildings downtown has caused quite a stir. And news that he plans to reopen some of those buildings — some that have been closed for decades — is even better for the T CEMETERY Hospital's cemetery forgotten By The Associated Press TOPEKA — Like most of its graves, the Topeka State Hospital cemetery is unmarked. No signs, stonework, paths or roads show it is a cemetery. Today, about the only visitors are people on lawnmowers who cut the grass and then move on. Of the 1,157 people buried in the hospital cemetery, only 15 have headstones. And some of those have become unreadable with age. One is fragmented. Three are almost new. "Most of those people buried there were abandoned, unclaimed, deserted," said Sarah McNeive, a Topeka historian. The fate of the cemetery, which was closed last year, is of concern to some local historians who worry what will happen to the graves once the hospital grounds are sold, perhaps to a developer. "You just don't abandon a cemetery," said Don O'Toole, a retired Army colonel who does the computer work for the Topeka Genealogical Society. "It's hallowed." But Art Griggs, an attorney for the Kansas Department of Administration, says that agency will continue to care for the cemetery, which measures about 150 yards by 50 yards. When a patient died, relatives sometimes came to get the body, but often they didn't, she said. Other than assuring that the cemetery remains, nothing needs to be done with it, McNeive said. "Treat it with respect and leave it there," O'Toole said. Godzilla" is at Taco Bell*. He's on four cool collector cups. Plus, if you find him on a game piece, you'll win one of millions of amazing prizes. Including a trip to New York. You could even win a million dollars. That 100 or so residents. "We are just real happy," said Zelma Hall, whose husband, Bob, is the town's mayor. "There is just nothing here anymore but the post office. We are hoping this will bring in new people." The town is hidden in the rolling Gyp Hills about 100 miles southwest of Wichita. It's best known for Buster's — a saloon that looks much the same as it did when Charles "Buster" Hathaway began operating it in 1948. Hathaway died two years ago, and his son, Steve, stepped in and ran the business until February. Then the younger Hathaway moved to Colorado and put his father's buildings up for sale. Green, from the Hutchinson area, confessed he hadn't heard of Sun City until a couple of months ago when a friend told him Buster's was up for sale. When he finally paid a visit, he saw the potential. "I am 59 years old and there are some things you do in life to make money," Green said. "Some things you do just to have fun. I think this could be both." The sale of the seven buildings was finalized Friday. "I got a good deal," Green said. He's paying $41,000 for seven buildings and two lots. That includes Buster's saloon, a billiard hall, two homes, a building that had been a combination grocery store and hardware store. Green says he hopes to re-open Buster's within the next few weeks. His plans also include reopening the grocery store and the restaurant. "Sun City is the kind of town where dogs sleep in the street," Green said. "I don't want to,.destroy any of that. "But I would like to make this a nostalgic place where people, 'feel comfortable. I'd also like it to,be a place where you can get basic things — right now, folks have to drive 30 miles for a gallon of milk." Free Insulation $ Free Insulation $ Free Insulation $ Free Insulation o 'I 1 0) <D O ID WANTED 10 HOMES FOR TRAINING FACTORY SIDING & WINDOW APPLICATORS (D CD W Si 6' TO APPLY SIDING 5" OR SOFFIT & FASCIA | (OVERHANG) s FREE INSULATION " CALL NOW 1-800-673-1240 ! 24 HOUR TOLL FREE CALL | g. 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Thursday, May 21 through Tuesday, May 26 1820 S. Ninth Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Salina, Ks. Son. 11 a.m. - 7p.m.

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