The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 6, 1997 · Page 1
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Salina, Kansas
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Birthday stroll 89-year-dld Hays man celebrates birthday by walking for miles/A7 Falling short Dolphins snap Chiefs' bid for fifth straight win.1M4/B1 • Central honors: High school's speech program wins two awards / A3 • Another Internet: Educators IOOK forward to opening of Internet 2 / A6 Low 68 Partly cloudy today with south winds 15 to25mph/B7 Ann Landers / B7 Classified / B4 Comics / B8 Crossword/B8 Deaths / A7 Great Plains / A3 Sports/ B1 Viewpoints / A4 Salina Journal O^^Mifift^i lX#%M**rt« «ii"\A>% "4 Q"7H ^^^^^ ' MO Serving Kansas since 1871 OCTOBER 6, 1997 SALINA, KANSAS 50 cents V SPIRITUAL MOVEMENT Promise Keepers founder wants to go global . He is looking ; for ways to r spread the ; gospel throughout the world By DONNA ABU-NASR The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Fresh from a gathering that drew hundreds of thousands of believers to Washington, Promise Keepers founder Bill McCartney said Sunday that he is enlisting foreign nationals to help his movement proselytize the world. McCartney's men were re- McCARTNEY turning home rejuvenated by Saturday's prayers and eager to fulfill the pledges they made to become better husbands, fathers, community leaders and men of Christ. "The gathering is not a period at the end of a sentence," said Joseph Scott, 36, an audio engineer from New York, N.Y. "It's a nice paragraph in the middle of a book." Speaking on NBC's "Meet the Press," McCartney described Saturday's six-hour assembly "as a tremendous display of hunger for God that exists in men today." To appease the hunger, McCartney plans to * Organization's founder calls for better race relations in church/ Page A8 replicate the experience across the country on Jan. 1, 2000, with rallies at every state capitol to "take roll call" for Jesus Christ. He also wants to take his ministry worldwide. \ "I believe God is showing us now that he wants us to go global," he said. "How that unfolds is anybody's guess." But he said his movement has already started doing research and is bringing in people from around the world to "teach us how to be culturally sensitive so that we can communicate effectively and advance the gospel of Jesus Christ." McCartney, former football coach at the University of Colorado, also sought to allay fears that his movement is exclusionary, telling feminists, homosexuals, atheists and adherents of other religions: "We love you," he said. "You can trust us because we're men of integrity. We're not out to divide this nation but we're out to share the gospel message." T CAMPAIGN FINANCE Reno called on to name Independent investigator Republicans say action needed in light of videotapes showing scores of White House coffees By JIM ABRAMS The Associated Press RENO WASHINGTON — Newly disclosed videotapes of White House coffees with political donors could force Attorney General Janet Reno to rethink her decision not to request an independent counsel to investigate President ' Clinton, Republicans said Sunday. "We want them all," the head of the House panel investigating campaign finance irregularities said of the tapes. .. "We didn't even know about them, and that really bothers us," said Rep. Pan Burton, R-Ind., chairman of the House Government Reform Committee. "We're going to check very thoroughly, into the logs of the White House to make sure we get all of those videotapes," he said on "Fox News Sunday." Time magazine, in its edition on newsstands today, revealed that the White House has begun to turn over to the Justice Department and Congress tapes of more than 100 fund-raising coffees and dinners Clinton gave in 1995 and 1996. Time said the release came just hours after Reno, while continuing an investigation into Vice President Al Gore's fund-raising calls from the White House, announced she had found no evidence that Clinton violated the law by having potential donors to coffee in the White House and letting big contributors stay oyernight in the executive mansion. ; Suph evidence is necessary to trigger a decision by the attorney general to ask a court to appoint an independent counsel to investigate criminal actions by senior government officials. "Clearly there is now additional evidence," Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said on CBS' 'teace the Nation." "McCain, a champion of campaign finance reform legislation who has been a rare Republican supporter of the attorney general, said: "I think we are now reaching a point where her credibility is in real serious danger. I have never seen anything like it, and I'm not sure longtime Washington observers fiave since the firing of Archibald Cox." •Cox was a special counsel who lost his job during the Watergate investigation for refusing to give up his pursuit of President Nixon's White House tapes. "This is not another Watergate," former White House counsel Jack Quinn said. TOM DORSEY / The Salin^m..^ Jenny Thompson, 15, daughter of Steve and Penny Thompson of Salina, piles pumpkins Sunday to be sold as a fund-raiser for the Trinity United Methodist Church, 901 Neal. The pumpkins will be available for sale at the church Wednesdays through Sundays until Halloween. v Pumpkin Patch •'"... During Halloween season, church youths to sell pumpkins they grew By GARY DEMUTH The Salina Journal ! t's no Halloween prank: Trinity Unit- j ed Methodist Church is awash 'in a | sea of orange. About 2,500 pumpkins have nTfc$djR<l [ the church grounds at 901E. Neal, waiting to be turned into spooky jack-o'- lanterns, lip-smacking pies or festive holiday decorations. The pumpkins will go on sale Wednesday through Halloween as a fund-raiser for church youth mission projects. About 70 youth and adult members of the church gathered Sunday for what was christened a "Pumpkin Pickin' and Movin' Party." Volunteers used wagons, pick-up trucks, wheelbarrows and any other moving device they could scrounge up to haul the pumpkins from the property of veterinarian and church member Glenn Engelland, 2864 N. Halstead, to a field adjacent to the church. The pumpkins will remain outside until the end of the month or until all are sold. "We'll just leave them outside and trust people to leave them alone," said Brian Sutton, the church's youth director. When the church youth, consisting of middle and senior high school students, planted about 400 pumpkin seeds in early June, they had no idea what their harvest would reap. They just thought it would be fun to grow and sell their own pumpkins for Halloween, Sutton said. "We had sold pumpkins for a fundraiser last year and made about $1,500, so we wanted to try and grow our own this year," Sutton said. "We never planted pumpkins before, so we had no idea what to expect. We just left it up to God, and ended up with at least twice as many as we had last year." Sutton said there will be pumpkins of every size for sale, from miniature to mammoth. The church also plans to sell Indian corn and straw bales. Proceeds from the monthlong sale will be used to finance youth mission trips to Chicago and Mexico. Church youths will clean and paint houses in Chicago, as well as tutor inner-city kids. In Mexico, there are plans to conduct a work and repair project with a local school. Sutton said the process of planting, weeding, spraying for bugs and cultivating the pumpkins from seed to fruition was a learning experience for the kids. "It was a lot of fun and a worthwhile fellowship experience in a Christian atmosphere," Sutton said. Where to get pumpkins • FUND-RAISER: ;*; Trinity United Mr Methodist Church l " Yogth Pumpkin Patch, fund-raiser for youth mission projects. • WHEN: Noon to dark Wednesday through Sunday, Oct. 8-31. • WHERE: Trinity United Methodist Church, 901 E. Neal. » INFORMATION: 825-5270. Animal blessing An elephant leads a procession of animals to be blessed Sunday on the Feast of St. Francis, the patron saint of animals, at the « Cathedral Church pf St. John the >* Divine in New •S York. •-The Associated Press T BUSINESS Candy maker's demands aren't very sweet Company says it will move if town doesn't rename two streets and sell it City Hall By TIMOTHY EGAN Th« New York Times CASHMERE, Wash. — Car manufacturers do it. Major-league sports teams do it. Hollywood stars do it. So perhaps it is no surprise that a 79-year-old candy- making factory in a little Cascade Mountain town has decided to play a very modern game of corporate hardball. This town has tried a variety of themes in its century-old life, but its lasting identity is linked to Liberty Orchards, a family-owned company that makes a chewy confection of fruit and nuts known as Aplets and Cotlets. From the sweet-smelling country store out front to the white-hatted, smiling factory workers in the back, everything about the place where Aplets and Cotlets are made evokes a time when things were slower, more personal. But ever since word got out last month that the candy maker was thinking of pulling up stakes and moving to a Bavar- ian-theme town nearby unless a list of demands were met, "Aplets" and "Cotlets" are words followed by curses in this town of 2,500 people. The candy maker has essentially asked the town to turn itself into an advertising arm of the company. They want all road signs and official correspondence by the city to say, "Cashmere, Home of Aplets and Cotlets." They have asked that one of the two main streets in town be changed to Cotlets Avenue, and the other one be renamed Aplets Avenue. See CANDY, Page A7

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