The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on September 26, 1996 · Page 2
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A2 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1996 NEWS & EVENTS THE SALINA JOURNAL A Look Ahead 26 Thursday • BINGO: Salina Charter Chapter AB- WA Bingo. 4 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. bingo. Jack Pat Bingo, 411 E. Walnut. 8252210. • BINGO: AMBUC Emporium Bingo, sponsored by SCARC. 5 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. bingo. 155 N. Seventh. 823-2229. • CONVOCATION: "Sustainable Agriculture," wj{h Dan Nagengast, director of Kansas Rural Center. 11 a.m., Miller Chapel, Kansas Wesleyan University. 8275541. • MUSIC: Open Mike with Tom Cannon. 7 p.m., The Coffee Gallery, 104 S. Fifth. 823-5093. • PROGRAM: "If Communication is an Art, Are We Just Learning to Draw?" with Tripp Frohlichstein. Prairie View Food for Thought Breakfast/Luncheon Series. 7:309 a.m., Bicentennial Center. $10. 316-2846412. • PUBLIC MEETING: Salina Public Library Board. 4 p.m., Salina Public Library, 301 W. Elm. 825-4624. • PUBLIC MEETING: Salina Housing Authority. 4 p.m., 469 S. 5th. 827-0441. • PUBLIC MEETING: Solid Waste Management Committee, 4 p.m., Room 200, City-County Building. 826-7300. • WORKSHOP: "Providing Outreach to Diverse Groups," with Esther Wolf, former secretary of Aging for Kansas. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., third floor, Senior Center, 245 N. Ninth. Free. 823-1725. • MCPHERSON: Program, "If Communication is an Art, Are We Just Learning to Draw?" with Tripp Frohlichstein. Prairie View Food for Thought Breakfast/Luncheon Series. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Holiday Manor Convention Center. $10. 316-241-4556. 27 Friday • ART A LA CARTE: 'The Gallery Trio," violin, cello and piano, sponsored by the Salina Arts and Humanities Commission. 12:20 p.m., Campbell Plaza, 100 block of South Santa Fe. Free. 826-7410. • BINGO: Off Broadway Bingo. 5:30 doors open, 7 p.m. bingo. 1111 W. South. 825-9411. • DANCE: Senior Citizens Dance, sponsored by Salina Parks and Recreation Department. 7-10 p.m., Heritage Hall North, Bicentennial Center. 55 and over. Free. 826-7434. • MUSIC:Tom Cannon, guitarist/singer. 7:30 p.m., The Coffee Gallery, 104 S. Fifth. 823-5093. • THEATER: "Young Cherokee," Salina Children's Theatre. 7 p.m., Salina Community Theatre, 303 E. Iron. $6 adults, $4 students. 827-6126. . ;• MARION: Old Settlers' Day. 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. street dance, Main Street. ••'•> MCPHERSON: Tartan Seminar with tartan scholar Phillip D. Smith. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Red Coach Inn, 2111 E. Kansas at 1-135. $30. Registration required. 316-241-8507. ; • MCPHERSON: Speaker presentation on education issues by'Steve Abrams, Kansas State School Board District No. 10. 7 p.m., auditorium, McPherson Middle School, 700 E. Elizabeth. 654-3747. • SMITH CENTER: Old Settlers' Day 1996. 9 p.m. dance and karaoke at Duffy's. 282-3895. 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 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 Campaign '98 Moran and Divine plan joint appearances Congressional candidates Jerry Moran and John Divine plan three joint appearances, including a televised debate, before the Nov. 5 election for the 1st District congressional seat. Moran, a Republican state senator from Hays, and Divine, a Democrat who is a Salina city commissioner, will debate Monday at a Manhattan Public Television forum. The forum will be broadcast at 9 p.m. Monday on public television stations across the 1st District. Moran and Divine are seeking the seat of Rep. Pat Roberts, who is running for the U.S. Senate. The other joint appearances will be: • Oct. 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Salina at a Saline County Jaycees Meet the Candidate Reception, 155 N. Seventh. • Oct. 27 in Hays. The radio forum will be broadcast at 6 p.m. by Eagle Communications radio stations in the 1st District. Basement Walls Cracked or Bowed? We Can Solve The Problem Quickly & Simply With Grip-Tite Wall Anchors For a FREE Estimate Call KANSAS BASEMENT & FOUNDATION REPAIR 1-800-736-9255 TFIRE DAVIS TURNER/The Salina JOurnal John Helm of the Salina Fire Department looks through the remains of a Tony's Pizza facility that burned early Wednesday at 1750 General Jim Road. Fire destroys storage facility Airport authority had leased building to Tony's Pizza for storage By DAN ENGLAND The Salina Journal "We don't have any cause to suspect arson. But we've still got investigators on the scene." A storage facility and its contents in the Airport Industrial Area were destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning. The Salina Fire Department still is investigating what caused the blaze that destroyed the building at 1750 General Jim. The building was owned by the Salina Airport Authority and leased to Tony's Pizza Service, which used it for storage of food and equipment. "We don't have any cause to Tom Girard Salina fire chief suspect arson," Fire Chief Tom Girard said. "But we've still got investigators on the scene." The fire department arrived at the scene at 1:15 a.m. and didn't extinguish the blaze until around 9 a.m., Girard said. A security guard saw the flames coming out of the building and called the department. One firefighter was treated for nausea at Salina Regional Medical Health Center. "We had trouble maneuvering through the building due to the confined spaces from all the freezers in there," he said. The building was insured by Tony's for $50,000, said Tim Rogers, executive director of the airport authority. Calls to Tony's Pizza Service were not returned. The authority got about $400 a month from Tony's from the lease, Rogers said. "That's nothing that's going to necessarily hurt," he said of the loss of income. "We've had other buildings damaged from the wind or whatever, and it's just a fact." Rogers said that he would like to start removing the building by the end of the week but that it depended on how the investigation of the fire department went and whether Tony's wanted to salvage anything in the building. Rogers also said he would talk to Tony's before a decision was made on whether the building would be replaced. "It wasn't insured at replacement value," he said. "But we will sit down with Tony's and figure out their needs." T SALINA HEALTH FOUNDATION Program •'• investing in health .: Foundation offers grants for programs that target Salina's health priorities By The Journal Staff Reducing teen pregnancy and ih- fant mortality are among priorities established for grants of Salina Regional Health Center's Community Health Investment Program. ' The program, a project of Salina Health Foundation, has distributed $411,000 in grants since February 1995 to organizations working to improve health in the community 1 .' Tom Martin, foundation exedU- tive director, said the foundation's board has set priorities' to address specific needs in the corff- munity. The priority areas are: • Reducing acute illnesses of low-income families through prevention and early intervention. ' • Reducing health problems of children through prevention, iff- tervention and identification-of children at high risk for health problems. ' '>» • Reducing infant mortality.' - • Reducing teen pregnancy. ;_" The priorities were determined last year through a community- wide health assessment of the Alliance for a Healthy Community. That study revealed a need to M- prove access to health servicesfor infants and youths. • Martin said grant application's will be evaluated based on how they address the priority areas and for innovative and collabora"- tive efforts. The grant proposals should also have a mechanism'to measure the projects' success. > Grants have ranged from $6,0$) to $175,000. Grants are awarded oh an ongoing basis. For more information or to apply, call Martin at the foundation, 452-6088, or write to him at 139 N. Penn, Salina 67402-5080. T PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD Parks board considers building a skateboarding area in Centennial 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. HARRIS RAYL, publisher DEPARTMENTS By CHRIS KOGER Ttie Salina Journal Centennial Park If plans for a skateboarding area at Centennial Park clears hurdles with the city, two distinct groups — young skate enthusiasts and downtown business owners — will be extremely pleased. Parks and Recreation Director Steve Snyder pitched his plan for the skateboarding area Wednesday in front of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. More than two dozen skateboarders and some parents — many just as frustrated as business owners about the lack of good skating space — attended the meeting. "I think it sounds promising," Dustin Medina, a 15-year-old skateboarder, said after the meeting. Medina, like other skaters, finds skating opportunities scarce in Salina, and alternates between the library and UMB Bank, 100 S. Santa Fe. "But most of the time, you have to move around, because you get kicked out," Medina said. The advisory board asked Snyder to get input from the skaters, many of whom are teen-agers, and bring a proposal to be included in the Parks and Recreation Department capital improvements budget. The park is tentatively priced at $35,000, and would compete with other projects in the department's $85,000 capital improvements budget. The budget will be considered at the group's November meeting, and would be subject to city commission approval in December. The $35,000 would buy a prefabricated steel "Ultimate Half Pipe" from Fad-Tastic, a skatepark planner in Brighton, Colo. Other structures proposed include a 3-foot tall pyramid with the top flattened for an 8-foot square platform, curbing and a concrete slab 60-feet by 80- feet. Lights would not be included. The department has discussed a park in the past, but liability concerns killed the discussion. Fad- Tastic, however, provides insurance for their products, Snyder said. The park would not have to be supervised, as long as skaters are aware they are using the equipment at their own risk, he said. Chris Hoffman, UMB Bank exec- CRAWFORD CYPRESS o utive vice president, said the bank has not banned skating on its lot, but vandalism and harassed customers are making it difficult for the bank to approve. The lot is lighted at night, the parking lot is smooth and there are curbs and benches in the area, which skateboarders use to perform tricks. There has been some damage to the marble benches, and a hole was punched in the side of the building, Hoffman said. "We do have some customer complaints. They get in the way of the cars and a few that grab ahold of the cars or pretend they get hit by the cars," he said. "Particularly, for our older customers, it really bothers them, they're scared they're going to hurt somebody. ... We have actually lost some customers." William Sharp, 2549 State, said his son is a skateboarder. Skateboarding is not a fad, and will be an event during the next summer Olympics. "This sport is growing leaps and bounds," Sharp said. "It's not something that's going to go away. If you don't face it today, they're only going to be back here next year or the year after." Nick Slechta, Salina Downtown director, said he has passed on complaints to the city from business owners who have seen skater-related damage. If the park is built, Slechta said he would like a downtown skating ban enforced. "They just don't understand they can't skate on the flat area as long as they want," said Slechta, who asked those in attendance to use peer pressure to cut down on inappropriate behavior and vandalism. Joel Hoffman, a skateboarder, has been skating for about seven years. "We go to UMB. It's a place for us to get together and do a trick," said Hoffman, holding onto a skateboard. "For us, when you do a trick, it's like scoring the winning touchdown in a football game. We can't do that; a lot of us wouldn't look good in a football uniform." Advisory board chairman Ken Robison and Snyder said any private sponsorship on the project, if approved, would be encouraged. • ADVERTISING: JEANNY SHARP, director • BUSINESS: DAVID MARTIN, manager • NEWS: Scorr SEWER, executive editor 8223-6863 . - Salina CIRCULATION: BRYAN SANDMBER, manager ' • PRODUCTION: DAVID ATKINSON, manager' 1-800-827-6363 1 •• < ' > Kansas- • ' • SUBSCRIPTIONS ^~~~~' EXTENSION 390 V i \ J '• NO PAPER?: If your paper doesn't arrive by'elo am weekdaysy 74m, Sf weekends and holidays, call your carrier o'r 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. dally. 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