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A2 MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 1996 NEWS & EVENTS THE SALINA JOURNAL A Look Ahead 29 Monday • PUBLIC MEETING: YWCA Annual Membership and Business meeting. 6 p.m., 651 E. Prescott. 825-4626. • PUBLIC MEETING: Sallna Police Department Accreditation. 7 p.m., Room 103, City-County Building, 300 W. Ash. 8267210. • ABILENE: Kansas Day Celebration. 1:30 and 3 p.m., Heritage Center, 412 S. Campbell. 263-2681. • HEDVILLE: Public meeting, Saline County Rural Fire District No. 3 Board of Trustees. 7:30 p.m., Hedville Fire Station. 825-5506. 30 Tuesday • PUBLIC MEETING: Saline County Commission. 10 a.m., Room 103, City- County Building, 300 W. Ash. 826-6540. • 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, 7 p.m. family. 301 W. Elm. Enrollment required. 825-0505. • LINCOLN: Quilting class with Verna Mettlen. Second of two sessions. 6:30 p.m., Lincoln Art Center, 126 E. Lincoln. $15.524-3241. Listing Events Items for the Calendar of Events should be sent at least two weeks in advance to: Calendar of Events, The Sallna Journal, P.O. Box' 740, Sallna 67402. Be sure to include name, address and telephone number. Information Call COMMUNITY line k For these items, use the following category codes: • Salina and regional arts / 2787 • Public schools / 8050 • Local churches / 7729 • Kansas Wesleyan Info Line / 5984 the Salina Journal Published seven days a week, 365 days a year at 333 S. Fourth, P.O. Box 740, Sallna, Kan. 67402, by Salina Journal Inc. HARRIS RAYL, publisher DEPARTMENTS ADVERTISING: JEANNY SHARP, director BUSINESS: DAVID MARTIN, manager CIRCULATION: BRYAN SANDMEIER, manager NEWS: SCOTT SEIRER, executive editor PRODUCTION: DAVID ATKINSON, manager Salina 1-800-827-6363 Kansas SUBSCRIPTIONS EXTENSION 350 • NO PAPER?: If your paper doesn't 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. daily. 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 month*): In Kansas, $48 for daily paper, $39 for Monday through Saturday and $21 for Sunday. Outside Kansas, $54 for dally paper, $43.50 for Monday through Saturday and $25.50 for Sunday. All prices Include 6.4 percent Saline County sales tax. Tax rates may vary. ADVERTISING EXTENSION 250 • CLASSIFIED AND DISPLAY AD HOURS: Between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. NEWS EXTENSION 160 • 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 SMOKY HILL Family Practice Center will be providers for Principle HMO beginning February 1,1996. Smoky Hill Family Practice, 501 South Santa Fe, Suite 200, (913)825-7251. Events of the Day *• Salina Journal T RELIGION Boy joins Buddhist monastery 4-year-old American child believed to be reincarnation of monk By BINAYA GURUSWAMY The Associated Press KATMANDU, Nepal — He may be only 4 years old, but his devout followers have waited nine years for his return. On Sunday, he arrived — the Buddhist monk believed to be reincarnated in the body of a spirited American boy. A cluster of overjoyed monks circled around the boy at the Katmandu airport, hoisting him onto their shoulders and presenting him with a beautiful beige silk scarf, in keeping with an ancient Tibetan custom. The boy thanked them for ending a journey that had begun in his birthplace of Seattle, Wash., and had left him ambling through the two-story airport. "It's a long way, and I was tired of walking," the boy said as he was carried to the car that drove him to the monastery that he will lead — after he spends years studying the Tibetan language and Buddhism. The boy, whose name at birth was Sonam Wangdu, is called Trulku-la (pronounced Tu'-ka- la), and is recognized by Tibetan Buddhists as Deshung Rinpoche IV — the reincarnation of a high lama who died in Seattle in 1987. Trulku-la is the Tibetan term for reincarnation. Deshung Rinpoche III moved to Seattle in 1960 after China's military took over Tibet and taught at the University of Washington. He was said to be a reincarnation of the original The Associated Press Trulku-la receives a silk scarf upon his arrival Sunday at the Katmandu airport In Nepal. The boy will stay at a Buddhist monastery, where he will study to take his place as a monk. Deshung Rinpoche, who lived in Tibet in the 19th century. Before he died, Rinpoche III told his students he would be reborn in the Seattle area. While pregnant with Trulku- la, Carolyn Lama had dreams and received other signs that she and her Buddhist teacher saw as evidence the child would be the reincarnation. The boy's father, who died in a traffic accident in 1993, also had had portentous dreams. Of the hundreds of lamas — or teachers — said to be reincarna- tions in the Tibetan Buddhist faith, only a handful have come from the West. Lama and the boy underwent several interviews in Seattle before Trulku-la was brought to Nepal, and at the age of 2, formally enthroned in a ceremony attended by 4,000 people. Now Lama is preparing to leave her son, who will study subjects ranging from medicine to metaphysics while under the care of the monastery's 38 monks. During Sunday's brief religious ceremony at the monastery outside Katmandu, Trulku-la lived up to his reputation as a high-energy bundle who prefers playing outdoors over worshiping. At one point, Trulku-la leaned over toward his mother, who also sat below the throne, and said: "I'm tired of doing this." Lama said she trusts the monks with her boy but doesn't look forward to leaving him in Nepal. "This monastery is wonderful," she said. "But I don't know how long I might have to stay with him before leaving." V 10 YEARS AFTER Explosion of shuttle recalled Across the nation, people pay tribute to the Challenger crew By MARCIA DUNN The Associated Press T MUSIC AWARDS Redneck jokes to spice up awards show Jeff Foxworthy expects to crack a few of them when he co-hosts tonight's ceremony with Sinbad By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Two worlds collide tonight when comedians Jeff Foxworthy and Sinbad share hosting duties at the American Music Awards. But it won't be the first time they've shared a stage. Foxworthy, who spouts redneck jokes with a Georgia twang, and Sinbad, an urban comic with a hip 'tude who grew up in Michigan, met some 12 years ago in an Alabama nightclub. "The day I quit IBM to go into comedy, that night I was working in Birmingham, Alabama, and he was the headliner and I was the opening act," Foxworthy recalled. "When I introduced him, he came on stage cramming an egg roll in his mouth, and I told my wife, 'that's my goal in life.' " So how many "You might be a redneck if... " T OKLAHOMA BOMBING "I tell myself I'm not going to do them anymore, but it's become almost an obligation." Jeff Foxworthy comedian jokes should viewers of tonight's ceremony expect? "I don't know from me; Lord knows how many will come from Sinbad," said Foxworthy, star of his own sitcom and a Grammy nominee this year for best spoken comedy album for "Games Rednecks Play." "I tell myself I'm not going to do them anymore, but it's become almost an obligation." Topping the list of nominations with five apiece are Hootie & The Blowfish and Boyz II Men. Superstars Garth Brooks, the Eagles and Michael Jackson join relative newcomers Green Day, TLC and Shania Twain with three nominations each. The awards are based on a national survey of 20,000 record buyers. Dick Clark, the show's producer, said the primary duty for Sinbad and Foxworthy will be for them to act as "traffic cops" between awards, performances and special tributes in the 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Central time ceremony to be broadcast live on ABC-TV. Just as the hosts come from different worlds, the show promises to be a potpourri of entertainment with performers ranging from pop stars Mariah Carey and Neil Diamond, rapper LL Cool J, alternative faves Smashing Pumpkin and country singer Brooks. A tribute led by Arsenio Hall will look at entertainers who died last year: Dean Martin, Selena, rapper Eazy-E, country's Charlie Rich and Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead, among others. "Unfortunately we do this every now and again, it's nothing we look forward to," Clark said. "The reason we did it this year was because there was an extraordinary cross-section." CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — At a mournful, 10-year remembrance Sunday, the rumbling flyover of Air Force jets at the precise moment of Challenger's last liftoff gave way to 73 seconds of pained silence. The silence, marking the doomed flight's duration, was punctuated only by traffic and the screams of sea gulls. Some 400 people — ex-astronauts, shuttle managers, Kennedy Space Center workers and many tourists — were united by their memories of that awful day when the seven crew members died. "Thank goodness I had sunglasses on," said a weepy Betty Ranck, visiting from Honey Brook, Pa. Darlene Drouillard of Belle River, Ontario, brought her two daughters, ages 6 and 8, to teach them two important lessons: that good can come from tragedy and anyone can aspire to a dream. Before the ceremony, she explained to her daughters that a schoolteacher — much like their own schoolteachers — had died aboard Challenger. "They understand that it was the first time, with Christa McAuliffe, that we'll say a regular person was able to aspire to a dream," she said. Indeed, many of tfie children accompanying their parents to the Kennedy Space Center for the Astronauts Memorial Foundation ceremony had not yet been born when Challenger shattered 8.9 miles above the Atlantic Ocean 73 seconds after liftoff on Jan. 28, 1986. Six-year-old Catherine Meyer of Findlay, Ohio, for instance, had to be cajoled to go to the ceremony. She was afraid; she saw a yideo of the Challenger accident in her kindergarten class on Friday and thought it had just happened. Her mother explained it happened a long tune ago. Across the United States on Sunday, people remembered — as though it were yesterday. At the Kennedy Space Center, near a monument dedicated to astronauts killed in the line of space duty, the father of Challenger crew member Greg Jarvis got through his four-minute speech without breaking down as he'd feared. But afterward, Bruce Jarvis shook his head when asked how he was doing. "Terrible,*;, Jarvis said. "It's always terrible. It's always bad." Hearing planned on site of trial By The Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY — Prosecutors and defense lawyers meet in court this week to debate where Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols should stand trial on charges of bombing the city's federal building. The hearing, scheduled to begin Tuesday and expected to last four days, will pit defense contentions that a fair trial is impossible in Oklahoma against the prosecution's call for a site that victims' families can reach without undue hardship. "It's a combination of factors which include the overwhelming publicity in Oklahoma and the sense of community within the state," Robert Nigh, a member of McVeigh's defense team that wants the trial moved. McVeigh and Terry Nichols could face the death penalty if convicted on federal murder and conspiracy charges. The Salina Embroidery ^Oorks Custom Computerized QOC AHRR Embroidery & Monograms OfcO'lUOO 252 B. S. Santa Fe Mon.-Fri. 9 am-S pm 1-800-282-4055 there IS tielp for Dementia! We understand the anguish of caring for someone with Alzheimer's. That's why we developed our STAR Program (Supportive Therapy for Aging Residents). Presbyterian Manors' STAR Program offers a vigorous daily schedule of activities designed to maintain awareness, encourage independence, and ease the trauma of confusion... all in a. warm, family atmosphere. We . ; understand... ,,., >' we care. k 5UUMirNuint*r 1 hOO-766-3777 • (VOICE «id TDD) IV«t>)Urun Minor pmvidu Kjiul jutt* tu all wrvkrt lu al d«nu wilhuul unlawful ditcnmiiuliuti dtir bi rjcc. <uli>r, luliutul tmgin, diutnllty ur agw. 2601 East Crawford Salina, KS 67401 (913) 825-1366 Thank you, Salina! Thanks to your generosity, the Salina Christmas Fund raised $24,401 during 1995 ($20,858 during the Christmas season). The fund spent $24,459 during the year on aid to 1,169 individuals in Saline County. A breakdown: • $4,184 in meat vouchers (part of the Salvation Army's Christmas food basket program) • $8,663 worth of clothing/shoes • $11,612 in rent, utilities, orthopedic shoes, dental assistance, hearing evaluations, a voice communicator, car repair and an outside back door. • The fund distributed these donated goods: 12 beds, 1 refrigerator and 1 Christmas tree. • The fund received 383 applications fdr aid during 1995; 73 percent were approved. the Salina Christmas Fund • P.O. Box 6264 • Sallna, KS 67402-0264

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