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'A2 SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 1998 NEWS & EVENTS THE SALINA JOURNAL I f*f*^M H^mammmmt T CAMPAIGN'98:u.s.SENATE IODK ™"*!. School official seeks Senate seat Saturday • BIRDWALK: Birdwalking for Beginners. 7:45 a.m., Wildbird Crossing, 2306 Planet. Free. 452-9453. ! • ANTIQUE AUTOS: Vintage cars par' ticipating in the cross-country History ', Channel Great Race, 9 a.m., Campbell Plaza in downtown Salina. « DANCE: Singles Dance, music by Bobby Ray and Jane. 8 p.m.-midnight, American Legion, 142 S. Seventh. • FUND-RAISER: 4-H Auxiliary Craft Show and Sale. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Ninth and Pacific. • FUND-RAISER: Plant Sale, sponsored by K-State Research and Extension Master Gardeners, fund-raiser for the Landscape Demonstration Center in Kenwood Park. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 109 N. Eastborough. 826-6645. • MUSIC: Music at the Daily Grind Cof', feehouse: Noon, Row 6, acoustic guitars, 8-10:30 p.m. Stan Martin, classic and con; temporary rock.104 S. Fifth. 452-9212. • TOUR: 3rd Annual Downtown Salina Loft Tour. Meet 12:45 p.m., Smoky Hill Museum, 211 W. Iron. $12. 825-0535. • ABILENE: 4th Annual Great Plains Carousel Rendezvous, demonstrations, music and carousel rides. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Heritage Center, 412 S. Campbell. $1 adults, under 12 free. 263-2681. • CANTON: 10th Annual Prairie Days. 9-4 p.m., Maxwell Wildlife Refuge. 316628-4455. .„,. • CLAY CENTER: Clay County's Festi- l of Remembering. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Clay punty Museum, 2121 Seventh. $2 by but- j. 632-3786. > • ELLSWORTH: Living History Day, - '.presented by the Ellsworth County Histori- jcal Society. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Hodgden House Museum Complex. • LEBANON: 125th anniversary of Old Lebanon. 10 a.m. flea market, rides and basketball, 4 p.m. Maverick band concert, 6 p.m. parade, downtown Lebanon. 3891491. , • MARION: 2nd Annual Chingawassa •Days. 316-382-3425. ':;. • MARQUETTE: 5th Annual Marquette jCjty Wide Garage Sales and Pancake and fSlbppy Joe Feed, American Legion. 546.• 2 ,218. £'«• MARQUETTE: Buffalo Tracks Nature $rail night hike. 6:45 p.m., office, Kanopo- Mis State Park. 546-2565. scheduled a National Cancer Survivor's Day picnic at 1 p.m. Sunday in Eisenhower Park. The picnic will be in the shelter south of the grandstand. A red bud tree will be planted near the rose garden in honor of all cancer survivors. Participants are asked to bring a covered dish and their own table service. Water, tea and lemonade will be provided. For more information or to volunteer to assist with the event, call Pam Jackson at (785) 263-8487. Sunday ;. • EVENT: Nation Cancer Survivors Day '"Celebration of Life" service and tree dedi- tcation for cancer survivors and families. 1& p.m., Lakewood Park. Picnic lunch $4 •adults, $2 children. 825-1784. * • CANTON: 10th Annual Prairie Days. 9-4 p.m., Maxwell Wildlife Refuge. 316. I628-4455. ^ • CLAY CENTER: Clay County's Festi- ival of Remembering. 1-5 p.m., Clay Coun- •'ty-Museum, 2121 Seventh. $2 by button. -632-3786. ! • LINDSBORG: Book discussion, "Andy • Lakey's Psychomanteum: SpiritualJour- 'neys Guided by Art, Angels and Miracles," with author Keith Richardson. 1-2 p.m., discussion, 2-4 p.m. book signing, The Angel Store, 131 N. Main. 227-2890. , '.'• MARION: 2nd Annual Chingawassa [Days. 316-382-3425. . - •• RUSSELL: Opening reception for 'artist Steve Dudek's exhibit, "A Water Se- 'ries & Koi." 2-4 p.m., Deines Cultural Cen,:ter, 820 N. Main. Free. 483-3742. •• • SELDEN: 5th Annual Antique Tractor 'and Car Show. 9-11 a.m. registration, 3:30 'p.m. parade, downtown Selden. 386-4481. I • SYLVAN GROVE: Community Day •featuring the Singing Nuns from Tipton. 11 •a.m. worship service, 2 p.m. Nuns, Sylvan "Grove City Park. 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. Support group Cancer survivor group to have picnic Sunday ABILENE — The cancer support group Moving Forward has Education Summer hours set for Happy Corner library Summer hours have been announced for the Happy Corner Elementary School library, 1757 N. Halstead. Beginning Tuesday, the library will be open from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, call 8278891. Airplane show Stearman biplanes to perform at St. Francis ST. FRANCIS — World War II era Stearman biplanes will fly in the skies over St. Francis June 1314 during the 16th annual Stearman Fly-in. There also will be sky divers and hot air balloons at the event. The balloons will launch at 7 a.m. both days, weather permitting. Skydiving and Stearman flights will continue through both days. The event ends after lunch June 14. Also available will be tandem skydives, in which a novice shares a parachute jump with an experienced skydiver. More information is available from Grace Flying Service, (785) 332-2251. Agriculture Colby extension service to have spring field day COLBY — The Northwest Research-Extension Center at Colby will have its 1998 spring field day Thursday. Registration begins at 1p.m. Speakers will include Freddie Lamm, research agricultural engineer who specializes in irrigation; soil scientist Herb Sunderman; weed scientist Phil Stahlman; and Joe Martin, a • Hays-based wheat breeder. Emporia financial officer hasn't planned how to raise money for race By The Associated Press EMPORIA — A self-described workaholic finishing a Ph.D. will spend much of his summer putting together the local school district's budget — and running for the U.S. Senate. Todd Covault kicked off his campaign Friday for the Democratic nomination with a news conference at the Emporia Public Library. He is the Emporia School District's director of business operations. He has not run for public office before, does not have a campaign manager and acknowledges he has not given a thought to raising money. He is also not particularly partisan, praising Republican Gov. Bill Graves. Covault, 36, hadn't even told his parents that he is a candidate. He thanked a crowd of 16 people for "coming to my party." "There was not a swell of leadership knocking on the door to file," Covault said, explaining his decision to run. "I think there is a Contest Twirling event begins today at South High The state competition for the National Baton Twirling Association will be at 9 a.m. today and Sunday at Salina South High School. The competition will feature more than 200 twirlers competing in age groups 3 to 22 and in four different levels of ability. The Salina South Marching Band will have a concession stand to raise money for its programs. The state winners in the competition will move onto the national competition at Notre Dame University in South Bend, Ind. From Staff Reports Published seven days a week, 365 .days a year at 333 S. Fourth, P.O. Box 740, Salina, Kan, 674(Ct>yJ<*i &U™* In* (USPS 478-060) <> -* s< -'' l,com !»»£ *s '•, "'*',,* s&ilmr8$aljoumal.com *--«, CIRCULATION: BRYAN SANDMEIER, ADVERTISING: JEANNY SHARP, afosotoj; jsharpSsalJoumal.com •-. • , , , BUSINESS: DAW MARTIN, maiiagdrf.-' .-'y~> ( manager, bsamlmaiesaljournal.com dmartin@salloumal.com ' ' • , (• PRODUCTION: DAVID ATKINSON, manager, NEWS: SCOTT SBREH, executive editor,' " ' / > {Jatl/n$Q@sallQumal.com 823-6868 Salina 1-800-8276363 Kansas SUBSCRIPTIONS ' ' EXTENSION 350 E-mail: ajclrc®aaljournal.cotn * -NO PAPER?: If your paper ctoenft - arrive by 6:30 a.m. weekdays .or, 7 am. • weekends and holidays, call your carrier or the number above.' In Salina, if you call by 10 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. dally. Closes at ' , 5:30 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. • RATES BY MAIL (three months): In Kansas, $48 for daily paper, $39 for Monday • through Saturday and $21 for Sunday. ADVERTISING T EXTENSION 250 ' , E-mail: sjadvasallournal.com • CLASSIFIED AND DISPLAY AD < HOURS: Between 7:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. FAX NUMBERS ALL DEPARTMENTS 823-3207 NEWS DEPARTMENT 827-6363 number of people out there looking for an alternative." Covault faces veteran state Sen. Paul Feleciano, Wichita, in the Aug. 4 primary. The winner will challenge incumbent Republican Sam Brownback. Feleciano announced his candidacy Thursday. However, Covault filed Tuesday, guaranteeing his spot on the ballot before Feleciano, who plans to file his paperwork Monday. Covault does not plan to take a leave of absence from his job with the Emporia School District. He said he will "have to find a balance" between his duties and a campaign. "Those of you who know me or work closely with me know that I'm a workaholic," he said. Stanley Fowler, the Lyon County Democratic chairman, said he wanted to set up a news conference to give Emporia Gazette and local radio station reporters a chance to talk to Covault. The traditional multicity tour of the state can wait until after Wednesday's candidate filing deadline, Fowler said. Covault has been the Emporia district's chief financial officer for two years. Local teachers give Co- The Associated Press Todd Covault says he is running for the Senate because he thinks Sam Brownback is not representing the state well. vault credit for relatively smooth contract negotiations, and the candidate said, "I'm very easy to get along with." Before the Emporia job, he taught math in Colorado and McLouth and trained as an admin- istrator on his way to a master's degree, a specialist's degree and the doctoral degree he is finishing at the University of Kansas this year. "It's kind of strange to me that I'm standing here with a sign in front of me that says, 'Covault for U.S. Senate,' " he said. "All I did was go to Topeka and write a check. Anyone in America car^do that." Covault said he is running because he does not believe Brownback is representing Kansas in the Senate. He wants to work on're- forming campaign finance laws and protecting Social Security/ In fact, the Social Security'is- sue is why he did not tell his father he is running for the Senate. He said he was afraid his father would attend his announcement, adding, "I'm afraid it'd be, too emotional." '-" He said he has been asked why he did not run for a different ;office, such as the state House of Representatives or a local office. "I'm not disenchanted with the people who run Emporia," 'he said. "I don't feel a need to fight that... I'm disenchanted with our representation in the U.S. Senate." T CAMPAIGN '98: KANSAS HOUSE Two Democrats file for Kansas House Buffington, Homolka offer different views on what legislators must do By DAN ENGLAND Tlie Salina Journal Two more Democrats filed Friday for election to the Kansas House of Representatives, but their party is about all they have in common. Tom Buffington, 43, who had to resign his post as Marquette judge to run, will seek for the 69th District seat held by Rep. Joe Kejr, R- Brookville. A 26-year-old teacher at Salina Central High School, Bob Homolka Jr., 205 N. 13th, will seek the 67th District seat held by Rep. Deena Horst, R-Salina. The deadline for filing for the House, Saline County commission and other local'and state offices is noon Wednesday. The only other candidate so far V CAMPAIGN '98: FILINGS BUFFINGTON HOMOLKA in the race for Kejr's seat is Ellsworth Republican Jerry Aday. Kejr who is finishing his third term, has said he will not seek reelection. Buffington, who like Kejr is a farmer and stockman, said he was asked to run in 1996 but turned it down because of Kejr's strong incumbency. He said his goal is to continue to give rural Kansans a strong voice. "Rural Kansas is losing a voice," Buffington said. "People in those places are scared to death they aren't going to have representation up there. I've never been a mouse in the corner to get involved in other issues, so this is another way to get involved." Buffington said he would fight to improve the condition of rural roads and bridges. "Everyone just kind of looks at me funny, but these people are used to living in the city, where a little road construction just kind of bothers them," he said. "Talk to people in Smolan, where some bridges are out. It's a nightmare." Buffington also would push to develop a category of crime where juvenile cases, mostly vandalism and curfew cases, could be heard in Municipal Court. Those cases are heard in District Court, a court that simply doesn't have time for small juvenile cases. "I don't want to put kids in jail," he said. "Usually, if you put them in a courtroom with their parents, it sends a message and you can stem something before it gets worse." Homolka trumpets enthusiasm Homolka always has thought about politics, and teaching a class in modern political thought last year further whetted his interest. He sees his age as an advantage, and said he could spend as much time at the job as needed because he is single and has no children. "What we need is some ene.rgy and enthusiasm," he said. "£m competent, I'm bright, and I have that energy and enthusiasm." Homolka would be a representative for the schools, he said, and would push for reduced class sizes and stymie any attempts to pas's a reckless school voucher plan. "As a product of Salina schop'ls, I want to ensure that every Salina child has the opportunity to' receive the best education possible," he said. "I support efforts started last year to reduce class sizes. This can and must be done." •' • Staff writer Sharon Montague contributed to this story. ~' Moran, Sebelius seek re-election 1 st District lawmaker will seek second term in western Kansas By The Associated Press TOPEKA — U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran, Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius and a leader of the state House of Representatives have filed for re-election. Moran, a Republican who represents the 1st Congressional District, submitted petitions to the secretary of state's office, rather than paying a fee. The secretary of state declared his petitions valid Friday. Moran was elected in 1996 to represent the 1st District, which covers the western two-thirds of the state. He served in the state Senate in 1989-96, the last two MORAN SEBELIUS years as majority leader. Insurance commissioner Sebelius, the only Democratic statewide officeholder in Kansas, is seeking her second four-year term. In 1994, Sebelius wrested the position from Republicans, who had held it since it was created in 1927. "It feels good to look back and feel things are better for the consumers in the state. I feel good about the work we have done," Sebelius said. The deadline for candidates to put their name on the ballot in Aug. 4 primaries is noon Wednesday. Legislative filing Also filing Friday was Rep. Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, the House speaker pro tern. Wagle, a conservative, wants to be the next speaker. The current speaker, Tim Shal- lenburger, R-Baxter Springs, is running for state treasurer. Wagle would be the first woman to have the job if she followed Shallen- burger. Wagle's filing brings to 103 the number of incumbent state representatives who have put their names on the ballot for re-election. ADAMHEALY 2075 S. 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