The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 6, 2001 · Page 2
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A2 FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2001 NEWS THE SALINA JOURNAL teacher / Things have changed ^ SalinaJour^d i Qmnechrig communities wllh Infomalion (USPS 478-060) FROM PAGE A1 Engelland, who lives in rural Salina and now leads the Cardinal 4-H Club, said Lindquist's natural ability to connect with and help children of all ages is inspiring. • "She honestly is my mentor," Engelland said. "You meet her, .and you'll probably never forget her." . That's why Engelland and other community members in the Ell-Saline School District successfully nominated Lindquist for a spot in the Kansas Teachers Hall of Fame. Lindquist will be inducted June 1 and 2. "She just demonstrates such enthusiastic caring for the kids," said Ell-Saline Superintendent Bernie White. "It's impossible not to appreciate that as a kid." Ell-Saline Board member Greg Brockway said, "Pat is a very very unique lady ... It is very hard to see what makes Pat tick, because she's one of a kind." Lindquist and her husband of almost 60 years, Carl, still are politically and socially active in the community The couple has provided a temporary home to 17 exchange students from all over the world. Many of them have become lifelong friends with the Lindquists and have sent their children to Kansas to live with and learn from the couple. Changes in education Lindquist said she's watched as cultural, political and social changes have altered schools during the past 70 years. She said students seem to have lost the respect they showed teachers. She noted teachers' attire has changed and the amount of paperwork they do has increased. She also said teachers are less involved in the community. Lindquist said she is concerned teachers today aren't supporting each other by attending the- events their colleagues put together and other social events. "In the days of long ago," Lindquist said, "teachers were required to attend church (and) to attend any of the social events," she said. Lindquist serves as a mother figure to her colleagues. She said she thinks of the people with whom she works, not to mention all the children she's taught over the years, as her children. "I have oodles and oodles of 'adopted' children," she said. Lindquist said the teacher shortage is due to the low teacher salaries, but she says teachers should be teaching because they love to teach, not just for the money. She also would like to see "more of the teaching put in the hands of the teachers" rather than administrators. Teaching with nature Lindquist certainly has taken teaching into her own hands. As a "naturalist," Lindquist teaches many students by connecting their studies to nature. "Granny Pat" isn't her only nickname. "In Saline County, I'm known as the snake lady," she said. Lindquist picked up snakes, dead or alive, and kept them in her freezer as specimens (much to her husband's dismay). At one time, she had 13 frozen snakes in the freezer. She used the frozen reptiles to educate children about snakes and being safe around them. As a farmer, a teacher and a mom, she needed and received the full support of her husband. "She could do anything that needs to be done," Carl Lindquist said. He talked about her helping newborn calves survive, bailing hay and, he joked, putting up with him during the past 60 years. "I don't know why this woman married me," he said. "I guess I fooled hen" • Reporter Tana Thomson can be reached at 823-6464, Ext. 173, or by e-mail at sjtthomson @saljournal.com. Published seven days a week,-365 days a year at 333 S. fourth'; P.O. Box 740,;' Salina, KS 67402, by Salina Journallnc. . Rerlodtpal postage paid at Salina, kS • ' f Postmaster, send changes of address to: 4 The Sailna Journal, P.O. Box 740, Salina KS 67402-0740 i -f you Beu.. editors publisher. lbemsalIoumal.com • ' DEPAHTME^f^S \ • ADVEnnSINQ: KIM NORWOOD difsclor, knnrwoodeBalJoumal.com :• BUSINESS: JACKi B 'iBA,manager, ryba &aaljournal.com • CIBCUUTION: DAVID GBAHAM ' director, graham@sal]'oumal.com 823-6868 Salina • NEWS: Scorr SeiREn f BXBCuilve Bditori .6Sairer9salSoumal .com > PRODUCTION: DAVID ATKINSON manager, dalkinso@salloumal.com 1-860-827-6868 Kansas Schools / Still want to raise base aid FROM PAGE A1 "Everybody is digging in their heels. I hope we're willing to compromise," said Jenkins, R-Topeka. Vice taxes proposed Senators originally proposed funding the plan by increasing taxes on sales, liquor, tobacco and soft drinks. Neither taxes nor funding mechanisms were discussed Thursday Education Committee Chairman Sen. Dwayne Umbarger, R- Thayer, said he hopes the group will have a smaller package that passes muster with colleagues before the Legislature breaks today. Committee members said they still want to raise the base state aid per pupil, currently $3,820, and do more for special education. Also high on the list, is raising teacher salaries. Norris said even with a $50- per-pupil increase in base state aid, as was earlier proposed, the Salina School Board likely would have to increase the local-option budget. In the House Thursday, tentative approval was given a measure to allow school districts to raise their local-option budgets. Currently districts may increase their budgets by a maximum of 25 percent through local property taxes, and district residents can force a vote. The House bill would allow districts at the 25 percent limit to raise the local-option budget to 30 percent, subject to voter approval. A little room to move In the Salina district, the local-option budget is not at the 25 percent maximum. Norris notes, however, the district levies 18 mills in property taxes through the local-option budget provision, and that tax bite nearly equals the statewide property levy of 20 mills that funds education. The House bill also was amended to require the state's 304 school districts to provide a detailed audit of how funds are spent. A final vote on the bill was set for today Legislators argued that raising the local-option budget limit allowed districts — particularly those in wealthier areas of the state — to exercise a degree of local control over funding and curriculum. However, raising the cap on local-option budgets puts the state at risk of losing $10 million in federal aid. That aid is contingent upon the difference between the highest and lowest district budgets being no more than 25 percent. • Reporter Tana Thomson contributed to this report. 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"We're having intensive discussions with the Chinese," State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said. • Frustrated for days by the lack of talks, American diplomats were suddenly negotiating with Chinese counterparts over U.S..demands for the crew's release. "We're talking about what we want to talk about, which is release," said a senior government official, speaking on coijdi- tion of anonymity The U.S. Navy EP-3E surveillance plane collided with a Chinese jet, forcing the American crew info an emergency landing on Hainan island in the South China Sea. The crew are being questioned and detained. The plane and its sensitive equipment are in China's hands. The Chinese pilot, presumed dead,-was blamed for the crash by Bush's allies in Congress. They called the pilot a "hot-dog" and accused him of buzzing the lumbering spy plane under standing orders by Beijing. 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