The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 8, 2001 · Page 5
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Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, April 8, 2001
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THE SAUNA JOURNAL NATION SUNDAY, APRIL 8. 2001 'M T AGRICULTURE Farmers lose to fish Government to stop water flow to farmers to help save fish By JEFF BARNARD The Associated Press KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The government is cutting off irrigation water to hundreds of farmers in a basin along the Oregon-California border to help threatened and endangered fish survive a drought. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced Friday that 90 percent of farmers drawing water from the Klamath Project would be left dry this year to maintain water for endangered sucker fish and sustain water flows for threatened coho salmon. The decision marked the first time that salmon, fishermen and the Klamath Tribes, whp once depended on the fish for food, have won out over farmers on water allocations since the Klamath Project opened its floodgates in 1907 to irrigate the high desert lands. For the estimated 1,400 The Associated Press Hank's Marsh is full of water on Upper Klamath Lake, near Klamath Falls, Ore. Officials will conserve the water, usually an irrigation reservoir, to keep flood marshes for endangered fish. farms covering about 200,000 acres served by the Klamath Project, lack of water could be devastating, said Don Russell, an irrigation district manager and chairman of the Klamath Water Users Association. "We're going to have casualties on homesteads being lost," Russell said "The only hope is that somehow in God's creation we can find enough revenue to keep from losing everything everyone has." The farmers planned to discuss their options Saturday at a meeting with Sen. Gordon Smith, R-Ore. Bureau of Reclamation spokesman Jeff McCracken said the agency had never had to make such a drastic reduction in irrigation before. • IVIILLENNIAL TERRORISM U.S. court convicts terrorist Algerian attempted to bomb U.S. sites during celebrations By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — An Algerian man accused of bringing explosives into the United States just days before the millennium celebrations was convicted twice in the same day — first in France for belonging to a group supporting Islamic militants, then in Los Angeles on terror charges. Ahmed Ressam stood stoically with his eyes downcast Friday as a clerk read the jury's decision in federal court in Los Angeles: guilty of nine criminal charges, including an act of terrorism transcending a national boundary BRIEFLY Mexican spring break mal(es students sicic ATLANTA — At least 100 college students nationwide have contracted a respiratory disease while on spring break in Acapulco, Mexico, the government reported Friday. AU the students spent time at the Calinda Beach Hotel and reported getting sick about 10 days after returning home. Centers for Disease Control officials believe the disease may be histo­ plasmosis, a fungal infection that typically is easily treatable. The Ulness is not contagious. Officials first noticed the outbreak at a Pennsylvania college and traced the problem to Acapulco after networking with other college health clinics. Diplomat pleads guilty to visa fraud CHICAGO — A former U.S. diplomat pleaded guilty Friday to participating in a visa-selling operation based at the American Embassy in Guyana that netted millions of dollars. Thomas Carroll, 33, could face more than seven years in prison when he is sentenced July 27. He also must forfeit $2.5 million in cash and 10 gold bars. Carroll was arrested in March 2000. Authorities seized $1 million in cash, the gold bars — which were valued at $290,000 — and an Irish passport in his name. Prosecutors said Carroll sold more than 100 visas through go-betweens, receiving between $4,000 and $8,000 each. They said he was negotiating to sell 250 additional visas for $1 million at the time of his arrest. Poll shows many may vote to keep the flag RAYMOND, Miss. — Two- thirds of Mississippians say they prefer the current state flag over a new design that re­ moves the Confederate battle flag from the top corner, according to a poll about an issue voters will decide in a week. The poll — commissioned by The Associated Press, The Commercial Dispatch of Columbus, Emmerich Newspapers, The Sun Herald of Gulfport-Biloxi and WTVA-TV of Tupelo — shows opinions remain sharply divided along racial lines. NASA spacecraft racing toward Mars CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft took off on a six-month, 286 million-mile journey to the Red Planet Saturday, accompanied by prayers from scientists seeking redemption after back- to-back failures. Ed Weiler, head of NASA's space science program, called the late-morning launch "absolutely fantastic." But he cautioned: "It's only a first step." "This mission doesn't reaUy get shown to be successful until about six months from now when we go into orbit," Weiler said. More than two years of . geological surveying will follow in a quest for water on or just beneath the Martian surface. From Wire Service Reports We Need... Clothing • Furniture • Miscellaneous Pick-up's Available SAIVATION ARMY THRIFT STORE [Mon. - Sat. 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m 157 S. 5th • SaUna 823-1409 Pool School nS^^ri April 17, 6:30 p.m. 823-7512 Julie McKenna & Christina Trocheck Announce The Opening Of Their Law Office Located At 114 S. 7th, Salina, Kansas (785) 823-1430 SUPERIOR ROOFING is now teamed up with Roofing and Supply. Workers compensation, bo I I and insured. Residential Specialists. "When you call Superior Roofing Co., you have 50 years of combined experience working for you. You want quality at a fair price? Call Superior Roofing. We do all residential roofing and 2% commercial. Call 827-1217 for your free estimate. Superior Roofing, member of the Better Business Bureau and the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce. BBB HEHBEH SOUTHEAST CENTRtL > WESTERN KANSAS The other counts involved placing an explosive in proximity to a ferry terminal, using false identification, smuggling, transporting explosives and carrying an explosive during the commission of a felony Jurors also found that his actions were committed in connection with a crime of violence. Earlier in the day, a French court convicted and sentenced Ressam, 33, for belonging to a support network for Islamic militants. The court also banned him permanently from the country In Los Angeles, the eight women and four men of the jury deliberated for just over 10 hours. At one point they asked for a list of all the evidence in the case so they could easily find items they wanted to re­ view. Ressam could be sentenced to up to 130 years in prison; U.S. District Judge ' John Coughenour scheduled sentencing for June 28. After the verdicts were read, Ressam sat quietly with his lawyers. "He's obviously upset with the result," defense attorney Michael Filipovic said. "There will be an appeal." Prosecutors were jubilant. "This is the first conviction of its kind under the Terrorism Transcending National Boundaries statute, and I am proud of the hard work of the prosecutors and law enforcement officers who have pursued this case," Attorney General John Ashcroft said in a statement issued in Washington, D.C. California power company unplugs By The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Gov. Gray Davis, unhappy with Pacific Gas and Electric's decision to file for banltruptcy caUs it a seUish "slap in the face for Californians." "I want to stress this one fact: PG&E put itself into bankruptcy," the governor said. "We have been working for weeks and weeks on negotiations that we thought were fair to the consumers and fair to PG&E." Friday's bankruptcy filing came the morning after Davis proposed relieving utilities' debts by giving them a share of a record rate increase approved last week by state regulators. Bankruptcy won't turn out the lights or immediately increase the bills of PG&E's 13 million customers, but it could increase the political and financial turmoil on Wall Street and across the West for years to come. The G Spot presents MAXFIELD PARISH High Energy Rock N Roll April 13 & 14 Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 9 p.m. No cover charge 7-9 p.m. $5 cover charge after 9 p .m. (No dancers on these nights) LiveAt 1334W. North Salina, KS 67401 785-493-8252 T able L amps Sale Prices on Entire Selection! S HOCKEY & L ANDES 324 N. Broadway, Abilene, Kansas Mon.-Fri, 9-5:30 • Sat 9-5:00 • 785-263-4774 : Financing Available > Delivery Available April 16th is right around the corner. 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