The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on September 29, 1996 · Page 6
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AB SUNDAY. SEPTEMBER 29, 1996 NATION THE SALINA JOURNAL ENVIRONMENT Army enlists help of honey bees Bees monitor chemicals at one of nation's most toxic dump sites By DAVID DISHNEAU The Associated Press EDGEWOOD, Md. — They're busy as bees, and the Army spies on their every move, counting their comings and goings, sniffing them, even gauging the amount of wind generated by their wings. Thousands of honey bees have been put to work at the Aberdeen Proving Ground, enlisted as envi- . ronmental monitors to detect traces of escaping chemical weapons at one of the nation's most toxic dump sites. Their mission: Simply to do what bees do, buzzing from flower to flower, gathering nectar and pollen and, inadvertently, particles of everything they touch. "A honey bee is probably nature's most superb monitor of materials," said Jerry Bromenshenk, a University of Montana biologist who designed the project for the military base near the top of the Chesapeake Bay. In a half-dozen previous projects at other contaminated sites, ;Bromenshenk periodically vacu- Pact could save part of redwoods By The New York Times '- WASHINGTON — Federal and state negotiators reached a tentative agreement Saturday with a timber company to avert logging on thousands of acres of ancient redwood 'forests in California, in exchange for land and cash totaling $380 million. The deal followed weeks of talks with Maxxam Corp. and its Pacific Lumber Co. subsidiary, which owns the Headwaters Forest. Under the pact, two redwood groves of about 3,500 acres will be 'combined with adjacent forest to make a 7,500-acre preserve to be acquired by the federal government and the state. Logging on other company land will be governed by a new habitat conservation plan to be worked out by the company, the state, the federal government and other landowners. The Associated Press Bob Seccomb, a graduate assistant at University of Montana, checks bee hives Monday at the Edgewood area of the Aberdeen Proving Ground In Edgewood, Md. umed bees from their hives, ground them up and studied their remains. This project is more sophisticated, with 14 beehives enclosed in wooden boxes shaped like two- drawer filing cabinets that are loaded with high-tech instruments. Infrared beams across the entry slots record the comings and goings of each hive's 10,000 residents. The hives are constantly weighed while other devices measure and chart their temperature and humidity. Researchers periodically draw air from the hives through tubes loaded with carbon filters that trap volatile chemicals. They're looking for evidence of chemicals that have been produced at the installation's Edgewood Area since World War I. HIS SUNDAY YOUR FUTURE IS UP FOR DEBATE — 7PM The Democrat Thebole'Seat Cynthia Smith moderates a live debate among the candidates campaigning for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Presidential Candidate Bob Dole. _. - 8PM PBS Debate Night: The Future Congress Jim Lehrer moderates a live national congressional debate with Newt Gingrich, Richard Gephardt, Trent Lott and Tom Daschle. The Democracy Project: The Kassebaum Seat Nick Haines and Dale Goter moderate a live debate among the candidates in the running for the seat of retiring U.S. Senator Nancy Kassebaum. IF PBS DOESN'T DO IT, WHO WILL? KPTS/8 KOOD/9 PBS DEBATE NIGHT IS FUNDED BY THE CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING. The PBS Democracy Project is also funded in part by the C1T GROUP. www.pbs.org MEN'S SHOE SALE BUY 2 & SAVE 2 FOR 69.99 • 2 FOR 89.99 NUNN BUSH* • NIKE* • K-SWISS* • REEBOK* • DEER STAGS' • MORE! Get a foothold on fall's best and save on our huge collection of dress styles, casuals, classic athletic shoes and more. For example, Deer Stags* and Nunn Bush" dress-casuals, reg. 45.00-55.00, now 2 pair for 69.99 or 39.99 each. Nunn Bush 9 , Nike*, K-Swiss", Reebok* casuals and athletics, reg. 55.00-60.00, now 2 pair for 89.99 or 49.99 each. Better step on it, sale ends October 61 Men's Shoes. CHARGE IT! CENTRALMALL STAGE Mon.-Sat.10-9 Sun. 12-6 Closing costs on us. The money you need is as close as your home - and BANK IV. Because a BANK IV Equity Line of Credit turns the equity in your home into ready cash for nearly anything you want to buy. Ready cash whenever you need it. Once your BANK IV Equity Line is established, you can write yourself a loan up to your authorized limit - without checking with the bank. Not just once, but whenever you need it No closing costs at BANK IV. Open an Equity Line at BANK IV now, and you'll pay nothing in closing costs. And that'll save you hundreds of dollars right from the start. Find out more. Stop by BANK IV about an Equity Line of Credit Call 825-7221 or phoneBANR IV at 1-800-944-0404 and press "1" to apply.. Wo closing costs offer available only on lines of credit with limits less than $100,000. BANK] ©1996 BANK IV, N.A. BANK IV Equity Line ... , tvuni nuvdinu Member FDIC LENDER

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