THE SALINA JOURNAL GREAT PLAINS WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 1998 A3 ^EDUCATION Program adds excitement to studies Students learn relevance 6f science and math tinder Starbase program About the program By DAN ENGLAND ' The Salina Journal One of the major complaints of students when either the multiplication table or the table of elements is placed before them is "when am I ever going to use this?" A statewide nonprofit program, which announced Thursday that it was coming to Salina, will attempt to answer that question. •»• Kansas Starbase, a program _$vith camps in Topeka and Wichi- j$a, uses military volunteers to ap- !>ply the principles of basic math, ^science and technology to daily •life, said Catharine Deever, state •director. The program will first instruct teachers in a mini-camp .this summer before opening the academy to students in the fourth through sixth grades in October. ^T SALINE COUNTY COMMISSION * ENROLLMENT: Teachers who wish to enroll in the , Kansas Starbase program may call (316) 687-7964, There is a $15 fee for the three-day camp from July 15-17. • INFORMATION: For more information on how students may enroll, call the Smoky Hill Education Service Center, 1648 W. Magnolia, 825-9185. There is no tuition for the fall classes. Summer classes are open to the public and are $90 for the five-day course. "It's one thing for a teacher to explain a theory," Deever said. "It's another thing for a pilot who has flown a plane to explain how he uses the theory to fly." The Kansas National Guard supports and helps fund the program, and the local program is in a partnership with Kansas State University-Salina and the Smoky Hill Education Service Center, which provides training for teachers and school officials in 14 school districts. Brig. Gen. Russ Axtell, chief of staff at the Kansas Air National Guard and president of Starbase's board of directors, said the program in Salina will help reach students who find it difficult to attend classes in Wichita or Topeka. The Kansas Army National Guard Aviation Training Facility will be the host of the program in Salina. The program began with a grant in 1993 from the Department of Defense with the idea to increase stu- Marshal service wants county to change fees lor transporting inmates By SHARON MONTAGUE The Salina Journal The price the U.S. Marshal Service pays to have Saline County Sheriffs Office employees transport federal prisoners will be tied 'to-the actual cost of the trans- !pj»ftation, County Administrator 'Efavid Criswell told county commissioners Tuesday. • Saline County has a contract to • house federal prisoners in the Saline County Jail. Criswell said ,'the U.S. Marshal Service pays ."Saline County to house the prison- ;ers based on the actual per-day, •p.er-inmate cost of operating the 'jail. | • For 1998, the actual cost of hous- ;ing a prisoner for a day is $36.11, •according to DMG Associates, a Minneapolis consulting firm that ajal'culated the rate. '."'^Previously, county and marshal service representatives negotiated a price for transporting federal prisoners to and from federal facilities in Wichita. For 1998, Sheriff Glen Kochanowski and a representative of the marshal service agreed upon a transportation payment of T JAIL ESCAPE Authorities hunt for three fugitives By The Associated Press DODGE CITY — Three inmates who escaped from the Ford County Jail remained free Tuesday, and an intense search for the men Continued across parts of south- \gest Kansas. • Richard Riveras, 31, Roberto ]$>pez, 25, and Cristobal Barraza, 3§, escaped early Sunday after one of the inmates showed the guard an ink pen rigged with elastic and said it could cause injury, said Un- dersheriff Bryan Burgess. The inmate then handcuffed the guard to another guard and invited other inmates to join him in leaving the jail. Two men took him up on the offer. 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Starbase gives priority to schools that accept funding for at-risk students. The students will attend one class a week for five weeks. Students in the summer go to five-day camps that are open to the public. Dennis Kuhlman, dean of KSU-Salina, said it was important to start students early on math and science education. "You've got to develop an interest when they are in the fourth through sixth grades," Kuhlman said. 81LI\ i H ASEJIEVT <fc raise CO\C RETE REPAIR ,, • Water Proofing Without Excavating v. •Basement Walls Secured Against Further Movement '»' JIM HEDDING ; 2541 Belmont Blvd. Salina, KS 67401 (785) 827-4301 Raise Rite - Slab Jacking i nnn Rfil O.tn-t • House or Garage Floors Leveled 1 -000-ObJ-4JU1 . pat . os Rajsed for proper Drainage A Division of Salina Basement & Concrete Repair WEDNESDAY NIGHT SPECIAL EVERY WEDNESDAY 5-9 PM 3 Piece Fried Chicken Dinner $375 Includes tossed salad, soup or tomato juice, baked potato, french bread, coffee or tea. 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