The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 25, 1996 · Page 2
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 2

Salina, Kansas
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Thursday, January 25, 1996
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A2 THURSDAY. JANUARY 25, 1996 MEWS S EVENTS THE SALINA JOURNAL A Look Ahead 25 Thursday • 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: Tiddler 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. 26 Friday • MUSIC: Idle Threats. 7:30 p.m., Coffee Gallery, 104 S. Fifth. 823-5093. • MUSIC: Crosswind Jazz. 8 p.m., Salina Country Club. 823-8309. • THEATER: "Fiddler on the Roof," 7:30 p.m., Salina South High School Little Theatre. 826-4766. • MCPHERSON: Theater, "A Midsummer Night's Dream." McPherson College. (316) 241-0731 ext. 1211. 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 Homo brow T UNITED NATIONS SOTS to give home brewing demo A home brewing beer demonstration and open house will be held by members of the Salina Original Tasting Society (SOTS) from 3 to 8 p.m. Feb. 3 at the home of the club's president, Jim Huskey, 319 Russell. Club members will be present to answer questions and explain the process of home brewing. Beer will be brewed throughout the afternoon and evening and interested parties are invited to come and go as they please, said Huskey. • For further information, call Huskey at 825-5739. Soldier guilty of disobedience Classes Call COMMUNITY line I For these items, use the following category codes: • Salina and regional arts / 2787 • Public schools / 8050 • Local churches / 7729 • Kansas Wesleyan Info Line / 5984 Cloud County scheduled to offer CDL classes CONCORDIA—Cloud County Community College is offering Commercial Driver's License classes from 4 to 10 p.m. Feb 9, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 10. Information required to take the CDL test for all kinds of drivers will be provided. After completing the written exam, a road test will be available for those who complete the class. A truck will be provided for those who need one. The.class fee is $60. For further information, call Gary Dvorak at 800-729-5101 or 243-1435. Agriculture Farm leases to be discussed in Salina An update on farm leases and other agricultural law will be offered Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. by Roger McEowen at Carver Center, 315 N. Second. McEowen, Kansas State University Extension law specialist, will discuss termination of oral farm leases, product liability, abandoned railroad right-of-ways and other issues. Specialist had refused to wear U.N. insignia and a blue beret By The Associated Press WUERZBURG, Germany — A U.S. soldier whose refusal to serve under U.N. command was lauded by conservatives but called a potential "cancer" by the Army, was convicted of disobedience Wednesday and given a bad-conduct discharge. Spc. Michael New, 22, is the first American serviceman court-mar- tialed for refusing to accept foreign command on a United Nations operation. The jury could have slapped New with a dishonorable discharge, six months' incarceration and a loss of pay. New's attorney said he thought the less-severe sentence indicated the jury believed New's concerns were legitimate. New, a medic from Conroe, Texas, stood impassively as the seven-man jury returned the verdict after 20 minutes of deliberation. Outside the courtroom at Leighton Barracks U.S. Army base, New smiled again when reporters asked him how he felt, but he did not answer any questions. His attorneys say he will appeal. New's case has been champi- T TRAVELGATE U.S. Army Spc. Michael New was convicted Thursday of disobeying a lawful order because he refused to wear U.N. Insignia for a peacekeeping mission in Macedonia. oned by American conservatives who oppose placing U.S. armed forces under United Nations command. About 100 congressional representatives, including Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, have sponsored legislation making it illegal to order an armed-services member to wear U.N. insignia. U.N. officials in Geneva declined to comment on the case Wednesday, saying it is against policy to discuss member states' court decisions. New's father, Daniel, said the verdict was a foregone conclusion. "We certainly were not surprised because, frankly, no military court is qualified to rule on something of this constitutional importance," he said from Texas. "We're ready to go to federal court." The elder New said that when his son was told he could be court- martialed and lose his benefits for refusing to wear the U.N. gear, his son replied: "If I have to go to prison, I'll go, and why would I want those benefits if I have them in a country that isn't free?' " Daniel New brought wide attention to his son's case by appearing on radio talk shows. New's mother went to Germany to plead for clemency. Her son "always loved his country," Suzanne New told the court-martial. In October, shortly before his unit shipped out from Germany to be part of a U.N. monitoring mission in Macedonia, New refused to wear the U.N. insignia. The United States provides about half of the 1,100 troops who have been in the former Yugoslav republic since 1993 with the aim of prevent- ing the spread of fighting from neighboring Bosnia. New has said he was willing to go to Macedonia, but that it was unconstitutional for him to wear U.N. gear or answer to the general designated to head the U.N. operation. In December, New told the military's Stars and Stripes newspaper that the decision to reject the U.N. insignia was "pretty simple to me." "I am not a political person," he said. "I made my decision based on my beliefs and the ideals I have been taught." Prosecutor Capt. Gary Corn said New had committed a crime "against the good order of the U.S. Army." hi closing arguments, Corn said there was fear that New's conduct could spread like a "cancer" through the unit if it were not punished. Before the testimony began on Tuesday, the judge, Lt. Col. W. Gary Jewell, had ruled that the order to wear U.N. insignia was lawful. New's lawyer, Henry Hamilton of Columbia, S.C., told the jury' there was confusion about how the order was given and the legality of wearing U.N. patches on an American Army uniform. "The judge said this is for Congress to decide. We hope, in fact, Congress will take it up," Hamilton said after Wednesday's verdict. White House fired staff before audit TV violence discussed in B.C. By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Clinton's proposed meeting with TV executives would focus on what steps the industry can take to help parents shield children from other objectionable programs. The meeting would center on "what we can do today" and not anti-TV-violence provisions in a bill overhauling the nation's telecommunications laws, a White House aide said. As an example, TV broadcasters *• 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. HABWS RAVL, publisher DEPARTMENTS • ADVERTISING: JEANNY SHARP, director • BUSINESS: DAVID MARTIN, manager • CIRCULATION: BRYAN SANDMBER, manager • NEWS: SCOTT SEIRER, executive editor: • PRODUCTION: DAVID ATKINSON, manager 823-6363 Salina 1-800-827-6363 Kansas SUBSCRIPTIONS EXTENSION 350 • NO PAPER?: II 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 can by 10 a.m., your paper will be delivered that day. Out-ol-town subscribers wlH receive missed papers the following day. and cable networks need to do a better job of running more detailed advisories about the content of individual programs in newspapers, magazines and TV viewing guides, the aide said. The meeting was supposed to be next month, but no date has been set. Sen. Ernest Rollings, D-S.C., said he doesn't think a lot could be accomplished. "I have misgivings. It's just another delay where people get together and talk about more studies and commissions and blah blah blah." Accountant said his report found evidence of financial mismanagement By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Ah accountant who audited the White House travel office said Wednesday he was surprised when the workers were fired before his staff finished its report. But he also said the audit did find "clear evidence of financial mismanagement." The former director of the travel office testified, meanwhile, that the rush to produce the audit report was evidence that the May 1993 firings by the Clinton White House were po- DALE litically motivated. In his first appearance before Congress, ex-travel office director Billy Dale said former presidential aide Janet Green told him two days before the firings that "there is one person and only one person responsible for what has taken place with your office, and he occupies the Oval Office." Dale also said he believed the White House had decided long before the audit that his staff should be fired. Peat Marwick accountant Larry Herman, taking exception to comments attributed to him at the hearing by a key Republican, said in a telephone interview that the audit did turn up mismanagement that might have justified at least the firing of Dale. StiU, he said, "At the time they fired them, we were still writing our draft report and I was surprised." V NUTRITION FDA warily approves zero-calorie fake fat By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Americans will soon be eating potato chips made with the first zero- calorie artificial fat. The Food and Drug Administration approved Procter & Gamble's olestra Wednesday, over the protests of some scientists who called the fake fat dangerous. The FDA warned consumers that olestra can cause such gastrointestinal side effects as diarrhea and can literally wash out of the body certain nutrients, particularly when eaten along with a bowl of soup or pile of carrot sticks. But the FDA concluded that while some people will find olestra unpleasant, it is safe for the general population to eat in potato chips and other snack foods—as long as the foods bear a label warning of those side effects. "There are real effects in some people," said FDA Commissioner. David Kessler. "They may be annoying.... But we do not believe they are medically significant." Procter & Gamble spent 25 years and $250 million developing olestra, which it will put in its own Pringles potato chips and sell to other snack makers, including Frito Lay Inc., under the brand name Olean. Test marketing will begin in several months. "By replacing the fat in snacks, Olean can help millions of Americans cut excess fat and move closer to achieving an important dietary health goal," said P&G Chairman John Pepper. NEWS EXTENSION 150 • HOURS: 8 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 2 p.m. to midnight Sunday. FAX NUMBERS ALL DEPARTMENTS 823-3207 NEWS DEPARTMENT 827-6363 THE BIG GUN & KNIFE Jan. 27-28 SAT. 9-5 SUN. 9-3 KANSAS EXPOCENTRE TOPEKA. KS BUYING GUNS^ JAPANESE SWORDS | GERMAN WAR RELICS I • SWORDS ' DAGGERS ' MEDALS ' • HELMETS ' FLAGS ' UNIFORMS ' INFORMATION 913-345-8432 mens wear OFF r sweaters designer de $30485, now 22.50-63.75 25-$35 sweaters men s cl Assorted fabric weights. n crewnecks, vests and m Duplex. Selected styles. 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