The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 30, 1998 · Page 8
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 8

Salina, Kansas
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Saturday, May 30, 1998
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A8 SATURDAY. MAY 3O. 1998 WASHINGTON THE SAUNA JOURNAL T PRESIDENTIAL SCANDAL By The Associated Press Arief Sless wears a "Subpoenaed For Book Selling" shirt Friday in the Kramerbooks & After- words store in Washington, D.C. Books closed Bookseller won't hand over Lewinsky's book list By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — To the applause of customers, Bill Kramer stood in the bookstore- eatery he opened 22 years ago and announced he would fight Kenneth Starr's subpoena for Monica Lewinsky's book purchases. The independent counsel's request has touched a nerve in this city, where librarians picketed Kramer's store after his first reaction indicated — incorrectly, Kramer says — that he would not resist the subpoena. "We educated ourselves on these issues after that first week," Kramer said Friday. But a sympathetic First Amendment lawyer says he doubts the bookstore has legal grounds for resistance. "My gut feeling is that bookstores are not in a good position," said Steven Shiffrin, a Cornell University law professor. He noted that in decisions since the 1970s the Supreme Court "has allowed police and prosecutors without a search warrant, without a subpoena, to go through your trash, to get your mailman to look at outgoing and incoming mail, to get the bank to give up your credit records, get the telephone company to give up a list of calls you receive or make. A bookstore might as well be a fertilizer factory so far as the law is concerned." Starr, investigating whether President Clinton engaged in sexual activity with Lewinsky and then asked her to lie about it, has been trying to reconstruct all her activities. In a related matter Friday, the Supreme Court gave the White House until 4:30 p.m. EDT Monday to respond to Starr's dramatic request to bypass an appeals court and resolve his battle with President Clinton over executive privilege. Presidential lawyers huddled Friday to devise a response. Starr, who already has won the battle at the U.S. District Court level, asked the justices to consider the case on an emergency basis to avoid further delays in his investigation. According to sources familiar with the investigation, Lewinsky received a copy of Walt Whitman's classic poem "Leaves of Grass" from Clinton, and prosecutors are trying to determine if her own purchases included Nicholson Baker's steamy novel about phone sex, "Vox." In Chicago, where Book Expo America, the world's largest convention of English language book publishers and sellers is about to begin, Topic A was the Starr subpoena of Lewinsky's purchases from the Barnes & Noble store in Georgetown and from Kramerbooks & After- words near Washington's DuPont Circle, a store that was a pioneer in selling latte along with literature. T WATER SAFETY Life vests could be required Coast Guard considers mandating life jackets on recreational boats By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Boaters who prize a little time sunbathing on the bow may soon have to worry about a new kind of tan line — the one that comes from a life vest. The U.S. Coast Guard is weighing whether it should require recreational boaters to wear' their life jackets, not just carry them aboard. While boaters have long resisted wearing them, complaining that the standard- orange foam vest is bulky, hot and decidedly unfashionable, the Coast Guard has numbers to make the case for requiring them. In 1996, there were 709 boating deaths nationally, 500 from drowning. Of those who drowned, 440 were not wearing a personal flotation device, commonly known as a Me vest or life jacket. "In most boating accidents, it's not like you can say, 'Oh gosh, we're sinking. It's time to put on a life jacket.' Usually, it's wham! Something happens, and all of a sudden you're in the water," said Lt. Gary Bracken, a Coast Guard spokesman. "There's no doubt that wearing personal flotation devices would save lives." Carl Perry, project manager for the proposed rule change, said requiring life vests was only one idea under consideration for reducing boating deaths. The Coast Guard has not yet considered details such as what size boats might be exempted from such a requirement. It also is considering requiring all boaters to attend a safety course as another way to reduce deaths. The life vest proposal ran into stiff opposition in a public comment period that ended Friday. Of 416 responses received by April 1, 315 opposed it, 16 supported it and 73 favored limited federal requirements, such as requiring that children wear them. T CROHN'S DISEASE FDA backs new Crohn's treatment By The Associated Press .WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration should approve injections of a bioengi- neered antibody for treating certain difficult cases of the painful bowel disorder Crohn's disease, government advisers decided. The part-human, part-mouse antibody is called cA2 and is manufactured by Centocor Inc. The antibody, to be sold under the name Avakine, targets a human protein called tumor necrosis factor, blocking its ability to cause inflammation. About 400,000 Americans have Crohn's disease, a severe inflammation of the digestive tract that can strike repeatedly for years. Symptoms include diarrhea, pain, fever and weight loss. Most patients are treated with steroids; some require surgery to remove damaged parts of the intestine. In one study of Avakine, 65 percent of the patients who received it showed significant improvement, including 33 percent who went into remission within four weeks of treatment, compared with 17 percent who received a dummy injection. The FDA advisers recommended Thursday that for now, Avakine be approved as a one-time option for moderate to severe patients who have failed standard drugs. Y ORGAN TRANSPLANTS Donor policy sparks debate Fight ensues over who determines recipients of transplant organs By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The federal government and the surgeons and hospitals running the nation's transplant network are in a fierce fight over which patients should get the first chance at scarce organs. Two months after the government ordered that lifesaving organs be given to the sickest first, the network is lobbying Congress and warning communities that their transplant centers could close, more people would die and the system would be thrown into chaos as organs are shipped cross-country. Federal officialsare taking their case directly to surgeons. The two sides haven't yet met, though they have a meeting scheduled in June. The disagreement won't be resolved easily. Beyond the controversy over organ allocation, it involves questions about how much control the government should have over the private company running the transplant network. Although the regulation issued by Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala affects all organs, the sharpest controversy concerns livers. Last year, 4,159 liver transplants were performed, but an- other 1,131 people died waiting for one. Under the current system, patients living closest to the donor get that liver, even if someone sicker lives elsewhere. The government's order would change that. But with a limited supply of organs, any policy will give preference to one patient over another, meaning someone loses. "Unless you've got God making the decisions, ultimately someone's going to think it's not fair," said Howard Nathan, executive director of Delaware Valley Transplant Program in Philadelphia. People have staked out their positions, said Dr. Alan N. Langnas, a University of Nebraska liver surgeon. JUNE 13,1998 KENWOOD PARK • Age brackets in the 5- and 2-mile runs. Awards go to the top three finishers in each category of the men's and women's 5- and 2-mile runs. • All 'Ai-milers receive ribbons. • Everyone who participates will receive a colorful T-shirt. • Special Awards: $100.00 cash prizes for course records. Men's 5-mile record: 23:47:69 Men's 2-mile record: 9:23 Women's 5-mile record: 28:23 Women's 2-mile record: 10:46 'al SUNFLOWER Jp _ BANK FDKS June 12,13, & 14,1998 Oakdale Park • Salina, Kansas A project of the Salina Arts & Humanities Commission ENTRYFORM SIGNATURE NAME (PRINT) STREET CITY STATE ZIP DAYTIME PHONE AGE ON RACE DAY - HOME PHONE DMALE O FEMALE PLEASE CHECK RACE CLASSIFICATIONS D 'At -Mile - Ages 6 and wider* D'A -Mile -Ages 7 10 * D 'A -Mile - Ages 11 •> 13 T-SHIRTS YOUTH DS 6-8 DM 10-12 DL 14-16 If under 18, signature of parent or guardian required. PLEASE ENCLOSE PAYMENT WITH ENTRYFORM In consideration of your acceptance of this entry I hereby, for myself, my heirs, my executors and administrators, waive any and all rights and claims for damages I may have against the sponsors, coordinating groups, and any individuals associated with the event, the representatives, successors and assigns for any and all injuries suffered by me in connection with said event. Also, none of the above are responsible for the loss of personal Items nor any other form of aggravation in connection with said event. I have been warned I must be in good health to participate in this event. In filing out this form I acknowledge that I am an amateur in such events. INSTRUCTIONS On completion of this form, please mail to: Mr. Skip Olsen, Race Director Sunflower Bank P.O. Box 800 Salina, KS 67402-0800 Forms for entering may be obtained by writing: Sunflower Bank EO. Box 800 Salina, KS 67402-0800 | *• Salina Journal M w l De " ver . T 1 News You Can Use Del's Electronics Center HOSPICE Of SAUNA, INC. Invites the entire community to take part in our upcoming Annual Memorial Service at Jerry Ivey Park May 31, 1998 at 3:00p.m. This outdoor event is intended for the whole family & is a celebration of the lives of those who have died. Music, Refreshments, and Special Floral Tributes You do not need to have been served by Hospice to participate. SAVE$ ON ALL TVS CLEARANCE! BIG SCREEN TVS Starting at 20" & Larger SURROUND SOUND SYSTEMS UP TO 25% OFF CAR STEREOS! 54" TV Starting at 4 'Just in Time For vacation... UP TO $250 OFF CAMCORDERS All Specially Priced! 1859 S. 9th Salina Electronics Center HOURS: Mon.-Fn 9.00-7:00 Sat. 9:00-6:00 Closed Sundays Free Local Dehveiy 827-3357 Outside Salina 1-800-400-DELS

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