The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on June 3, 1998 · Page 1
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Salina, Kansas
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Wednesday, June 3, 1998
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War history New book features Saline County veterans for 100-plus years /B1 Iff GREAT PLAINS Rematch Bulls face the Jazz in the first game of the NBA Finals/D1 SPORTS • Afghanistan airlift: victims of earthquake flown to medical facilities / A4 : Sprint's new technology uses just one telephone line / D4 '< INSIDE tWt:74 Low: 53 Mostly cloudy today with northeast wind 15to25mph/B3 WEATHER Classified/C5 Comics / B4 Deaths / A7 Food/C1 Great Plains / B1 Money / D4 Sports/ D1 Viewpoints / B2 the Salina Journal ^^ _____•__ I * . _._... • -t f*. ^m -J ^^^^^^ Serving Kansas since 1871 WEDNESDAY JUNE 3, 1998 SALINA, KANSAS 50 cents V WEATHER It's time to chill out! Heat wave to break A cold front is moving in, dropping highs for the rest of the week into the 70s By SHARON MONTAGUE The Salina Journal After more than a week of summertime sleeveless tanks, cutoff shorts, closed windows and air conditioning, Salinans might want to open their windows today. Because of a cold front expected to move from Nebraska south into north-central Kansas by early this morning, temperatures are expected to plunge from Tuesday's high of about 90 down into the middle to upper 70s. Phil Hysell, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wichita, said the lower temperatures were expected to continue through Thursday, Friday and Saturday, then move up into the 80s by sometime Sunday. Hysell said it's too soon to tell whether the springtime weather will last through the next weekend for the Smoky Hill River Festival. "Sunday is about as far as we can go," he said. The cold front bringing in the cooler temperatures originated in Canada and has been pushing south, Hysell said. After more than a month of little rain, Hysell said the cold front also brings with it a chance of moisture Wednesday night and Thursday. In Salina, the Journal's weather station recorded only 1.46 inches of rain in May and none in June. The average rainfall for the month of May is 4.25 inches. In 1997,0.69 inches of rain fell on Salina in May, and in 1996,6.72 inches fell in May. Another hot one The weather has been hot and dry, Hysell said, because warm temperatures at 8,000 to 12,000 feet suppressed the development of thunderstorms. Wichita and Chanute set record high temperatures Tuesday, the National Weather Service said. Wichita's high of 95 degrees broke the record for June 2, which was 94 degrees set in 1972. Chanute also broke a record, as the city recorded a high of 93 degrees, eclipsing the previous record of 92 degrees set in 1953. In Salina, the high was 90. The record for that date was 97 in 1943. Texas-style heat The heat wave stretched from the Plains into Texas, where triple-digit heat again gripped the state. Some residents were unfazed. "We're used to it," said Lynn Stewart, a Port Isabel retiree. She sat on a park bench in the shade of the tree watching her poodles, Micki and Gigi. "I like the heat." The high in Dallas was expected to reach 103, one degree shy of the record, as the heat wave's first fatality — a bicyclist found dead at a state park — was confirmed. An autopsy by the Dallas County medical examiner's office showed that Jason Bradley Stogsdill, 23, of Arlington, died Monday of hy- perthermia combined with clogged arteries. His body was found along a bicycle trail. The Associated Press contributed to this story. T PRIMARY ELECTIONS Alabama may face runoff vote Republicans worried that the tough primary might hurt their chances of holding seat- By RON FOURNIER The Associated Press campai . . *>f\i Alabama Gov. Fob James, a staunch conservative who believes the Bill of Rights does not apply to his state, struggled Tuesday night to avoid a GOP runoff as eight states held primaries that could set the tone for November, The primaries in Alabama and other states could prove critical to who controls the House next year. Republican and Democratic leaders were buoyed by 6arlyre- sults showing their most moderate candidates winning. In Alabama, James was in a five-way Republican race as he sought the nomination for a third term. He needed to get a majority of the vote to avoid a troubling runoff. , James' main opponent, businessman Winton Blount, argued that the governor hj|s hurt the state's image. And former Gov. Guy Hunt siphoned off Christian conservative votes from James. Republicans worried that no matter who won, their hold on the seat has been weakened by a bloody primary. With more than half the ballots counted, James was drawing 49 percent of the votes, Blount had 41 percent and Hunt 7 percent. ! Lt. Gov. Don Siegelman easily captured the Democratic nomination. Other results included the following: • N,ew Jersey: Congressional incumbent-Marge Roukema staved off a GOP primary challenge from conservative opponent-Scott Garrett. And scientist Rush Holt won the Democratic nomination to fac>>Republican Rep. Mike Pappas. '• • (Qalifornia: In the nation's most populous>state, Lt. Gov. Gray Davis surged afield in pre-election polls in a Democratic gubernatorial race that set records for spending. His campaign had been overshadowed by the self-financed efforts of multimillionaires Al Checchi and Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif. Attorney General Dan Lungren was the presumed Republican nominee. They're loud. They're plentiful And in parts of Salina, cicadas are ... MAKING By SHARON MONTAGUE The Salina Journal You start to hear the droning noise at about Twelfth and Elm streets, but it's not too loud, and it ceases when Twelfth Street crosses Broadway Boulevard. Head just a little bit north, and there it is again. It gets louder. It gets louder. Finally, it reaches a crescendo right outside the door of the home of Mark Pinnick and Creta Urquhart, 1108 N. 12th. "It was really bad yesterday, then it got even worse today," Pinnick said Tuesday afternoon. "Today, it's just outrageous. It's all you can do to put up with it." The sound — described by those who've heard it as sounding like a Weed Eater, only louder, and with the ear-ringing with the after-effects of a rock concert — is coming from 17- year cicadas. And they're taking over tree-filled lots in north Salina and other parts of the city, said Tom Maxwell, director of Saline County Extension. "We're getting lots of calls," Maxwell said. So what's bugging you? Here are some facts about cicadas: • Cicadas are flying Insects, related to leafhoppers and aphids. • Adult cicadas tend to be fairly large, between 1 and 2 inches long. • Cicadas do not sting or bite. They are not toxic or known to transmit disease. • Male periodical cicadas produce "songs" using a pair of tymbals, or ridged membranes, in their abdomens. DAVIS TURNER / The Salina Journal Seventeen-year cicadas have burrowed out of the ground by the thousands in areas of Salina. The insects create a roar that Is so great along the 1100 block of North 12th Street that residents can hear the hum Inside their homes with the windows closed. Source: University of Michigan Web site: www. ummz. tea. umich. edu/magicicada/# "It started late last week, and we've gotten more early this week." The periodical cicadas emerge from the ground between mid-May and mid-June. See CICADAS, Page A7 T RECREATION In this youth soccer league, winning is nothing By ALEXIS CHIU The Associated Press The Associated Press Coach Tucker Reynolds checks out the time as his players get ready for a game where scores will not be kept in Medway, Mass. BOSTON — No keeping score. No awards ceremonies. No winners. Some might call it soccer without the kick. The Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association calls it "nonresult-oriented competition" and is requiring it for all tournaments involving players 10 and under. The group is considering extending the practice to 12-year-olds. With no winners in the tournaments — scores are OK in regular-season games — the association figures no one will lose and experience the bad feelings that can come with defeat. "We're trying to take away that 'You've-got- ta-win-the-trophy' feeling," Cathy Cresta, the association's registrar, said Tuesday. "These children don't need that kind of pressure." But some young players said soccer without victory is like peanut butter without jelly. "It's dumb and stupid," 10-year-old Mike Ross of Plymouth said. "It's fun to win." Not keeping score in sports for young children is nothing new. Sentiment against the Vince Lombardi-like drive to win has been reflected for years in early-stage sports like Mitey Mites football and tee-ball. Dean Conway, director of coaches for the Massachusetts soccer association, said a good time should be a major goal of youth sports. "We think anyone who plays in a nice, fair soccer game is a winner. If you come away and you're happy and you have an ice cream in your hand, what could be greater?" he said. Paige Beauregard, 11, of Belchertown, said she and other youngsters will probably just keep the scores of their soccer games in their heads. "I'd like to know the score so I can get better," she said. Though adults continue to debate games without winners, Scott Campbell, 10, a fourth- grader at Swift River Elementary School in Belchertown, voiced his unequivocal support "I think that would be fun," he said "I played for a team that only won one game We lost all the other ones."

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