The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on September 30, 1997 · Page 2
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Salina, Kansas
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Tuesday, September 30, 1997
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A2 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1997 NEWS & EVENTS THE SALINA JOURNAL A Look Ahead 30 Tuesday • EVENT: Scholastic Bookfair and Ice Cream Social. 6:30-8 p.m., Hageman Elementary School, 409 W. Cloud. 826-4850. • PROGRAM: Saline County Republican Party Picnic. 5 p.m., Kim and Randy Duncan residence, 11599 W. Crawford. $15.827-1090. • PUBLIC MEETING: Saline County Commission. 11 a.m., Room 107, City- County Building, 300 W. Ash. 826-6540. • LINCOLN: Travel program featuring Phil Wilkerson on Egypt and Deb Obermueller on Russia. 7 p.m., Lincoln Art Center, 126 E.Lincoln. 524-3241. 1 Wednesday • COFFEE: Job Club Coffee, Older Kansans Employment Program. Guest speaker Marsha Stewart, administrator, Holiday Resorts Adult Care Center. 9:30 a.m., Sirloin Stockade. 827-4857. • DANCE: Jolly Mixers Dance, music by The Uptowners. 8-11 p.m., Moose Lodge, 1700 Beverly. No smoking or drinking. 825-0298. • PROGRAM: "Internet Future" video discussion with Mark Andreessen, cofounder of Netscape. National Press Club Speech Discussions. 12:30 p.m., Library, Kansas State Universlty-Salina. 826-2600. Schools South's homecoming parade is today A parade for Salina South High School's homecoming celebration will be today at 6:30 p.m. The parade will start at Claflin Avenue and Santa Fe Avenue and head east, then south on Quincy Street, continue on Belmont Boulevard and head east to the school on Magnolia. A bonfire and pep rally are planned at the school. The school's homecoming queen will be crowned at halftime of Friday's 7 p.m. game against Manhattan at Salina Stadium. The homecoming dance will be Saturday at the school from 9 to 11:30 p.m. , South's homecoming queen can- djdates are Emily Ashton, Sharon Dolan, Sara Gerdes, Amanda Pratt and Lynnae Robbins. V SAFETY Screening Depression screening set for Oct. 9 at mall As'part of the National Depression Screening Day and Mental Health Awareness Week, a free depression screening is set for 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, near the food court at the Central Mall. Participants can fill out a questionnaire, talk with mental health professionals and receive information about depression and local organizations that can help. Symptoms of depression include feelings of sadness, hopelessness and worthlessness, loss of pleasure, changes in sleeping and eating patterns, irritability, anxiousness, restlessness, inability to concentrate, fatigue or loss of energy, unexplained aches and pains and thoughts of death or suicide. . For information, call 452-6824. The screening is sponsored by the Salina Regional Health Center, the Central Kansas Mental Health Center, and Hotline. Firefighters near cooperation agreement Under the pact, firefighters from Solombn and a rural fire district could help each other By SHARON MONTAGUE Hie Salina Journal Saline County and Solomon officials are close to hammering out a mutual aid agreement between Saline County Rural Fire District No. 5 and the Solomon Fire Department. Saline County Administrator David Criswell said Monday that he was to have a draft agreement completed by the time Solomon city commissioners meet Oct. 13. Michael Nusbaum, Solomon mayor, said his city council would develop its own draft agreement at that meeting, then the two sides would try to reach a consensus. T BILLING DISPUTE Safe-driving class set for older drivers - A safe-driving class for older drivers will be offered Oct. 9 and 10 at the Penn Campus of 'of Salina Regional Health Center. ; The program, "55 Alive," is from the American Association of Retired Persons. It will start at 8:30 a.m. both days. " Anyone with a valid driver's license may attend, although the course is primarily geared for those age 50 and over. The course will refine driving skills, develop safe driving techniques, discuss traffic patterns and will most likely result in a discount on car insurance.. The fee is $8 per person, which includes a workbook and materials. There is no driving test, but eight hours of classroom instruction is required for certification. • The class is limited to 20, so pre-registration is requested. For more information, call 827-6123. "I don't expect a decision at that meeting," Nusbaum said. Under a mutual aid agreement, either fire department could call upon the other if additional help were needed. Nusbaum said the departments had been without such an agreement for a year and a half. Landowners in Rural Fire District No. 5 petitioned the county last October to have their property transferred into the Solomon Fire Department's district, saying the response time would be quicker. But county commissioners declined in favor of a mutual aid agreement. County officials have been working since then to negotiate an agreement. Criswell met last week with Nusbaum, firefighters and citizens and discussed the problems that led to dissolution of the mu- tual aid agreement. Criswell said those problems included personality conflicts and a lack of communication. If those problems are resolved, Nusbaum said Solomon firefighters are amenable to an agreement that would call for them to respond to structure fires in the northeast part of Saline County, which is closer to their fire station than that of the rural fire department. Solomon firefighters don't want to be called out to, say, grass fires and car fires because it could leave their own town vulnerable, Nusbaum said. "If we had half our equipment and our people out there on a grass fire and we had a structure fire here, we'd be in trouble," Nusbaum said. "Our first priority is the citizens of our town." Nusbaum said Solomon officials went into the negotiations with open minds, and they hope to come to an agreement to prcK tect the citizens who live north of Solomon in Fire District No. 5. "Their response time is not good in .the far reaches of their district," Nusbaum said. "We have people who live just north of town in Fire District No. 5, and we could get, there in five minutes. It might take District 5 15 or 20 minutes to get there from west of New Cambria. "Those people want a better respdnse time, and they know we can give it to them A Even without a mutual aid agreement,-' Nusbaum said Solomon firefighters woukT respond to structure fires in the eastern portions of District 5. But because the aid' agreement lapsed, his firefighters haven't, been called out, he said. •.. ••> •. KSU-Salina to pay for installing equipment on county helicopter College to foot disputed bill because no order from county was found OBy SHARON MONTAGUE Tlie Salina Journal KSU-Salina officials have agreed to pay for the installation of firefighting equipment on a county-owned helicopter after finding there was no written authorization for the work. Dennis Kuhlman, dean of Kansas State University-Salina, said officials had found written records detailing the cost of the equipment and its installation, but no contract signed by the county approving the work. The work on the helicopter owned by the Saline County Sheriff's Office was done before Kuhlman took over as dean. Since that time, former Sheriff Darrell Wilson has retired, and the helicopters were given away, T SALINE COUNTY COMMISSION eventually ending up with the Topeka Police Department and Kansas Highway Patrol. The helicopter issue surfaced earlier this month, when the county received a bill from KSU-Salina for $1,350 — $850 for the firefighting equipment and $500 for helicopter fuel. The three surplus OH 58 C helicopters were donated to the sheriffs office by the Army in April 1996. Two of the helicopters were to be used for parts, and the third was to be kept operational. KSU agreed to provide hangars for the helicopters, perform maintenance and provide pilots if the helicopter were needed for law enforcement use. The county would provide fuel. In return, KSU-Salina could use the helicopters for training. Wilson, the former county sheriff, said he didn't authorize KSU- Salina to put the firefighting equipment on the helicopter but agreed that KSU-Saliria should look into the cost of such equipment. When commissioners saw the bill earlier this month, they agreed to pay for the fuel, but said they wouldn't pay for the firefighting equipment -until a signed document authorizing the work could be produced. After researching the issue, Kuhlman said it was "only right that the county commission's offer be accepted." Kuhlman said the school's avia- . tion technology students received a benefit from installing the equipment — a unique mechanical experience. "They got the benefit of a project that others might not," Kuhlman said. "We definitely got some educational benefits." In the future, Kuhlman said, school officials will be more diligent in documenting such agreements. "One of these deals won't happen again," he said. Criswell to monitor county purchases By SHARON MONTAGUE The Salina Journal County Administrator David Criswell might soon be asking department heads to show him reams of paper and toner cartridges. It's part of a purchase monitoring system the county's auditor has recommended, Criswell told county commissioners Monday. Criswell said he was developing a "systematic, methodical procedure" to review department in- voices and make sure that the items purchased are in fact received by the departments. Criswell said no one department would be singled out; he plans to make unannounced visits to each department periodically. Criswell assured commissioners that the policy was not in response to suspected embezzlement. "We haven't seen anything that would indicate there is a problem," Criswell said. "But it's always best to be proactive about these things. It minimizes the possibility of embezzlement." A theft in the county's vehicle tag department several years ago shows the need for such a policy, Criswell said. In that case, a former employee, Lisa Olson, pleaded guilty to stealing more than $8,000 from the tag office. She repaid the money. "The tag office is a perfect example of what can and does happen," Criswell said. "This won't address that, but it will address other areas." the Salina Journal Published seven days a week, 365 days a year at 333 S, Fourth, P.O. Box 740, •.Salina, Kan. 67402, by Salina Journal Inc. Huw» RAIL, publisher, ' DEPARTMENTS • ADVERTISING: JEANNY SHARP, ; director, • BUSINESS: DAVID MARTIN, manager, • NEWS:,SCOTT SEIRER, executive editor, • cmCUUTION: BRYAN SANDMEIER, ' manager, • PRODUCTION: DAVID ATKINSON, manager, STOP Diabetic paying for your supplies. Test Strips-Monitors- Lancets-Lancing Devices Call Express-Med now ...1-800-678-5733 'Medicare recipients must be on injectable insulin to qualify. 1-800-827-8363 Kansas SUBSCRIPTIONS EXTENSION 350 • NO PAPER?: If your paper doesn't arrive by 6:30 a.m. weekdays or 7 a.m. weekends and holidays, call your carrier or the number above. In Salina, If you call by 1Q a.m., your paper will be delivered that day. Out-of-town subscribers will receive missed papers the following day. Sat/Sun: 1:50 4:35 7:20 9:40 k|*fe||f •*• *m«IKI4k NOW PLAYING ol tke BuwfeCea THEATRES eo, MOVIE Suluitiuiis uiid SHOWIIMEb Coll 825-91O5 Wt; vt tjune world wide web' One Day OnlyT Wednesday, October 1,9 am-3 pm Have your feather pillows reconditioned with us on our Special Pillow Day ! Pillows cleaned, sanitized, fluffed and returned with new bright ticking ( in Queen, King and Standard size. Foam pillows cleaned also. ' Starting at only..^f\f\f\ FUSt OllC Hour deai 1208 Soutl may be brought in '-' necessary "I never knew it was so easy to sand these hardwood floors. I'll save a bundle doing it myself, thanks to Just Ask Rental!" Floor sander from Just Ask Rental... 2106 S. 9th and 460 S. Ohio • Mon-Fri 7:30-8:30 Sat 8-6 Sun 10-6 T FALL FESTIVAL Bethel festival features food, music and arts By Harris News Service NEWTON — Bethel College's 27th annual fall festival begins Thursday. Events take place in various places across the Bethel College campus along with the Kauffman Museum and the Kidron Bethel Village. Events take place at Bethel College, Kauffman Museum and Kidron Bethel Village. The schedule includes: Thursday • A Taste of Newton, a food- tasting fest, is from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Main Street in Newton. • Four performances of Larry Shue's comedy "The Nerd" will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Krehbiel Auditorium. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5.50 for children 3 to 12. Saturday • From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the plaza Arts and Crafts Market .;" will feature artists and their wares. ? - •' • Quilts, wall hanging and other handmade items sells at ... 2 p.m.. The auction takes place „ • in the Tent Stage south of the ,; Bethel College Administration ' Building. • Queen Bey, jazz and blues , • singer, will perform at 3 p.m. .. •-. in Memorial Hall. • A children and family ex- •-'. ; travaganza starts at 9:30 a.m. . in the Children's Park, north of the administration building. • Pancakes and sausage will...-. be dished up at 7 a.m. in Kidron Bethel Retirement Vil- . • lage in North Newton. A German-Swiss Luncheon will fea- -_•; ture borscht, sausage and pie. A tailgate barbecue will be of- ! fered from 5 to 5:45 p.m. •: Sunday • Two worship services at ..-•• Bethel College Mennonite Church are scheduled. U.S. Postal Service STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP, MANAGEMENT AND CIRCULATION (Required by 39 U.S.C. 3685) IB. PUBLICATION NO. 0745127X., 1. TITLE OF PUBLICATION The Salina Journal 2. DATE OF FILING September 30,1997 . / •. ';, 3. FREQUENCY OF ISSUE Daily • 3A. NO. OF ISSUES PUBLISHED ANNUALLY 365 >'">•' 3B. ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION PRICES $156.00 ' • "-' 4. COMPLETE MAILING ADDRESS OF KNOWN OFFICE OF PUBLICATION (Street, City, " County, State and ZIP Code) 333 South Fourth St., P.O. Box 740, Salina, Saline County, Kansas . 67402-0740 '••' 5. COMPLETE MAILING ADDRESS OF THE HEADQUARTERS OF GENERAL BUSINESS^ OFFICES OF THE PUBLISHER, P.O. Box 740, Salina, Saline County, Kansas 67402-0740 '', t ".,, 6. FULL NAMES AND COMLETE ADDRESS OF PUBLISHER, EDITOR AND MANAGING'", EDITOR ., ... PUBLISHER (Name and Complete Mailing Address) Harris Rayl, P.O. Box 740, Salina, Saline 1 '. County, Kansas 67402-0740 ,.' i>EDITOR (Name and Complete Mailing Address) Harris Rayl, P.O. Box 740, Salina, Saline 1 '' County, Kansas 67402-0740 ' '' -' : MANAGING EDITOR (Name and Complete Mailing Address) Scott Seirer, P.O. Box 740, Salina,. Saline County, Kansas, 67402-0740 ';';' '; 7. OWNER (If owned by a corporation, its name and address must be staled and also immediately thereunder <hev > names and addresses of stockholders owning or holding 1 percent or more of total amount of slock. If not owped , by a corporation, the names and addresses of the individual owners my be given. If owned by partnershfr) oiV other unincorporated firm, its name and address, as well as that of each individual must be given. If ihe 1 ' publication is published by a nonprofit organization, its name and address must be stated.) (Item must'be-'' completed) 'io"i Salina Journal Inc., P.O. Box 740, Salina, Kansas, 67402-0740 '»'''Shareholders are: Harris Enterprises, Inc., Hutchinson, Kansas; Harris Enterprises, Inc., And. Affiliates Employees' Profit Sharing Trust, Hutchinson, Kansas. •" •'' 8. KNOWN BONDHOLDERS, MORTGAGES, AND OTHER SECURITY HOLDERS OWNING' OR HOLDING 1 PERCENT OR MORE OF TOTAL AMOUNT OF BONDS, MORTAGAGES''' OR OTHER SECURITIES (If there are none, so state) None ..- „ 9. FOR COMPLETION BY NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AUTHORIZED TO MAIL A&' SPECIAL RATES (Section 423.12 DMM only) The purpose, function, and nonprofit status of tfiisC organization and the exempt status for Federal income tax Q HAS NOT CHANGED Q HAS CHANGED DURING PRECEDING DURING PRECEDING 12 MONTHS 12 MONTHS 10. EXTENT AND NATURE OF CIRCULATION (If changed, publisher must •'.'• submit explanation of change ; with this statement.) AVERAGE NO. COPIES EACH ISSUE DURING PRECEDING 12 MONTHS A. TOTAL NO. COPIES (NET PRESS RUN) 32,529 B. PAID CIRCULATION 1. Sales through dealers and carriers, street vendors and counter sales 29,036 2. Mail subscription 2,683 C. TOTAL PAID CIRCULATION (Sum of 10B1 and 10B2) 31,719 D. Free Distribution By Mail, Carrier Or Other Means Samples, complimentary, and other free copies 483 E. TOTAL DISTRIBUTION (Sum of C and D) 32,202 F. COPIES NOT DISTRIBUTED 1. Office use, left-over, unaccounted, spoiled after Printing 327 2. Return for news agents o G. TOTAL (Sum of E, Fl and 2 - should equal net press run shown in A 32,529 ACTUAL NO. COPIES OF SINGLE ISSUE PUBLISHED , NEAREST TO ,', .'.; FILING DATE "' ."•••d 32,367'^ 28,557 2.780.:.', 31.337'.,' 441.; 31,778.,' 589 0 32,367 11.1 certify that the statements made above by me are correct and complete. Signature and title of editor, publisher, business manager or owner. HARRIS A. RAYL, Publisher

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