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A2 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24. 1996 NEWS & EVENTS THE SALINA JOURNAL A LOOK AhBad Americans / Nervousness abounds 24 Wednesday • COFFEE: Job Club Coffee, Older Kansans Employment Program. 9:30 a.m., Sirloin Stockade, 2351 S. Ninth. Information: 827-4857. • DANCE: Jolly Mixers Club dance. Music by The Sundusters. 8-11 p.m., Moose Lodge, 1700 Beverly. No smoking or drinking.827-3795. • STORYTIME: Children's Department, Salina Public Library. 9:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. for ages 3-5.10:15 a.m. for ages 1 1/2 to 3.301 W. Elm. Enrollment required. 825-0505. 24 Wednesday • CONVOCATION Kansas Wesleyan University honors Martin Luther King Jr. 11 a.m., Miller Chapel. » EVENT: Open mike night. 7:30 p.m., Coffee Gallery, 104 S. Fifth. 823-5093. • PUBLIC MEETING: Salina Public Library Board. 4 p.m., Salina Public Library, 301 W. Elm. 825-4624. • PUBLIC MEETING: Kansas Corporation Commission. 7:30 p.m., Bicentennial Center. 1-800-662-0027. • STORYTIME: Children's Department, Salina Public Library. 9:30 a.m. for ages 1 1/2 to 3,10:15 a.m. for ages 3-5. 301 W. Elm. Enrollment required. 825-0505. • THEATER: "Fiddler on the Roof," 7:30 p.m., Salina South High School Little Theatre. 826-4766. • ABILENE: Dickinson County Conservation District meeting. 6:30 p.m., Sterl Hall. 263-2787. 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. Information Call COMMUNITY line rEElSTiTiTil For these items, use the following category codes: • Salina and regional arts / 2787 • Public schools / 8050 • Local churches / 7729 • • Kansas Wesleyan Info Line / 5984 Workshop OCCK workshop will focus on technology "New Horizons: Technology Taking Us to the Future" is the subject of a workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Occupational Center of Central Kansas, 1710 W. Schilling. "Special Education Law and You" and "Developing lEP's" will be instructed by Marcia Williams and Bonnie Pennie of Families Together, Topeka. "Assistive Technology" will be instructed by Sheila Simmons, Coordinator for the Assistive Technology for Kansans Project, Parsons. Cortland Berry, an attorney from Kansas Advocacy and Protection Services, will be present to answer questions. For more information, call Kathy Reed, 827-9383. FROM PAGE A1 Parenting CAPS sponsoring class on preschool discipline An eight-week parenting class, "Positive Discipline for Preschoolers," will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 29 through March 18 at Parents Helping Parents, the First Presbyterian Church, 308 S. Eighth. The free class is sponsored by Child Abuse Prevention Services, Inc., and will be presented by Vicki Price. Based on the book of the same name, the class offers practical solutions for parents and teachers. Topics include sleeping, eating, potting training, teaching independence and developing logical consequences. Another session will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 30 through March 19 at the United Methodist Church of the Cross, 1600 Rush, Free child care will be provided. For more information, call 8254493 or 826-4868. Convocation KWU reschedules MLK event halted by weather . A convocation honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Kansas Wesleyan University's Miller Chapel. The convocation was scheduled for Jan. 18 but was postponed because of bad weather. playing games, and it looks silly." And confusing. "If nothing else, I hope the president can paint a better picture of what is really going on," said Stuart Bernstein, an aspiring writer and father of two young children in Henniker, N.H., who worries most about the quality of schools. "I think the Republicans have been too mean-spirited about the budget, but I also think both sides have been irresponsible. I don't know what the truth is anymore." Call for common ground Clinton tried to do just that, repeatedly calling for common ground and bipartisanship — and a quick end to the budget stalemate. Delivering the GOP response, Dole, too, sought to shield Republicans from public anger over the bickering. These fights may seem petty, Dole said, "but what we're really arguing about are the values that will shape our nation, our government, and the future of your child sleeping dpwn the hall." : ' Even if the two sides ultimately resolve this budget fight, prominent on the minds of many voters interviewed about the staite of the nation is another one down the road. "We've got a problem when .the baby boomers start retiring, but they don't want to deal with it now," said Ringo. To Judy Lecoq, a 50-year-old deli owner in , Des Moines, Iowa, the worry isn't so much whether she will get her Social Security, but who will ultimately pay for it. . , "I'm going to be one of those persons who is going to be a burden-on my children," she said. "I'm willing to sacrifice/for my children." Talk of Washington tickles the partisan instincts coming to,life with the. burgeoning campaign. "I want Clinton to try to dp more to accommodate the Republicans," said New Hampshire's Ringo. Iowa City's Paul Pogodin, on the other hand, believes the GOP is to blame. "Republicans got elected because of rich people, and they've got to pay them back," he says. Gnawing Insecurity ~ But steer the conversation away from politics, and people who can't agree on a candidate or program cuts are suddenly united by a gnawing insecurity. From Staff Reports It has roots in the random violence that is ••,...' . The Associated Press Martin Ringo, who thinks trouble for the nation Is just around the corner, brews his morn- Ing coffee Tuesday at his home In Concord, N.H. "We have a brewing social crisis In this country," he says. problem right now — corporate America is the problem," said Mike Sullivan, a self-employed carpenter. "In the pursuit of profits, they are stifling and doing away with the middle class. It's hard being optimistic day to day when you know your wages are stagnating, and you can't complain because of the anxiety that you will even have your job from one day to the next." To Henson, the retired teacher, all this is part of "a really major transition for our country." Just when the country desperately needs to balance its budget, corporations are downsizing and the victims look to the government for help. "I think we are feeling really helpless right now," she says. But, like Ringo, she senses too much "why me whining" in the country. "We need leadership that candidly raises the problems but really stresses solutions and hope and some optimism because I really think we are desperate for that," "I think we are feeling really helpless right now. We need leadership that candidly raises the problems but really stresses solutions and hopes and some optimism because I really think we are desperate for that." 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