Happy trails Eighteen-mile path proves to be popular in Kansas town/A3 GREAT PLAINS First loss Chiefs lose in final minute on blocked field goal/B1 SPORTS : Conservation is out on the nation's highways / A2 + GOOd fOPtlineS: List of wealthiest Americans has record 121 billionaires / A6 INSIDE Low: 57 Sunny today with south winds 15 to 25 mph. Mostly clear tonight. / B7 WEATHER Ann Landers / WL Classified / B5 Comics / B8 _ Crossword / B8._ Deaths / AS Great Plains / A3 Sports/B1 Viewpoints / A4 INDEX Salina Journal MONDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 1996 SALINA, KANSAS 50 cents V MIDDLE EAST Clinton calls summit to defuse tensions Israelis and Palestinians to meet this week at the White House By BARRY SCHWEID The Associated Press that can WASHINGTON — Gambling defuse tensions and revitalize moribund peace talks, President Clinton is bringing feuding Israeli and Palestinians leaders to the White House for up to two days of talks after they flatly refused to meet on their own in the Middle East. Clinton will participate directly in the sessions beginning Tuesday between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. He will meet both with them individually and together, se- CLINTON nior administration officials said Sunday. King Hussein of Jordan is joining the summit while Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is weighing the president's invitation to come here, as well. Hussein has proposed appointing a commission of inquiry to delve into disputes surrounding the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, with its Muslim and Jewish holy sites. Netanyahu's unilateral decision last week to open a second entrance to a tunnel for tourists ignited a Palestinian uprising that led to exchanges between Israeli troops and Palestinian police and exacted scores of casualties. Then, despite a flurry of telephone calls from Secretary of State Warren Christopher and other senior U.S. officials, Netanyahu and Arafat could not agree on terms for a meeting that was supposed to be held Saturday night or Sunday at a border crossing between Israel and Gaza. The Washington talks are to be held at the White House and also Blair House, the presidential guest house across Pennsylvania Avenue. A senior U.S. official acknowledged Clinton was taking a political risk in intervening in a volatile dispute just five weeks before the presidential election. But, the official said, "the consequences of a breakdown in the peace process were evident." "The President made the decision after weighing the risks of inaction against other risks," the official said. "And, basically, the two leaders wanted to get into negotiations even though they differed on how to get there." Netanyahu's tough stand — the entrance was reopened after a temporary closing for the Muslim and Jewish Sabbaths — could put Clinton in a position of having to apply pressure on the Israeli leader. That could irritate some of Israel's supporters among the American electorate. On the other hand, Netanyahu may be ready to offer a concession, such as redeploying Israeli troops in the Wes,t Bank town of Hebron to keep them away from the Arab majority, and that could make Clinton look persuasive. Even before the outbreak, Israeli-Palestinian negotiations that opened in May were making slow headway. Clinton has no expectation of solving the key issues, such as the future of Jerusalem, in the time allotted for the Washington talks, the official said. "But he wants to get them started," the official said. T TRANSPORTATION In Kansas, roads may get scenic Several stretches of road are being considered for scenic byway designations in state By CAROL LICHT1 The Salina Journal "We want our -real beauty b/ ; Kansas." Debbie Divine manager of the Kansas Scenic Byways Clearinghouse • Motorists traveling scenic byways might drive along North Carolina's Blue Ridge Parkway, Colorado's Trail Ridge Road or Kansas' K-232 in Lincoln and Russell counties. <;»> Scenic byway K- 232? Maybe so. The 16- linp nuhlir mile stretch P ast ling puoiw wilson Lake through tO diSCOVer the "post rock" country is among applicants for a scenic byway designation. In Kansas, such designations are made by the Kansas Scenic Byway Program, a joint effort of the state Depart•'.' ment of Transportation and the Salina architect and engineering firm Bucher, Willis &Ratliff Corp. Bucher, Willis & Ratliff operates the Kansas Scenic Byways Clearinghouse, which began in January and evaluates and processes applications. The scenic byway designations are aimed at tourists. "We want our traveling public to discover the real beauty in Kansas and have a good experience in our state," said Debbie Divine, manager of the clearinghouse. "We want to debunk the myth that Kansas is Hat." A drive through the Sunflower State should be more than "driving up Interstate 135 to turn left and head for the mountains," she said. The Kansas program is affiliated with the National Scenic Byways program, approved in 1991. The state clearinghouse has received 12 applications that encompass 747 miles of roads. See ROAD, Page A5 A blur of tartan kilts and socks, members of the Highland Dance Team perform a traditional Scottish dance. The dancers came from Wichita, Centreville and the Kansas City area. Joe Farr of Topeka eyes the top of a caber Sunday and takes aim for his toss during the Caber Challenge at the Scottish Festival and Highland Games in McPherson. Contestants must throw the pole end over end, and the toss is judged on its form, not its distance. The McPherson Pipe Band and the Omaha, Neb., Pipes and Drums wait for drum major Jeff Frazier's signal to lead the clan gathering at the Mid-Day Ceremony in Lakeside Park. the From the Saline County Journal October 5,1871 W.H. Johnson and M.D. Sampson, editors What say the fun-loving young "sports" to organizing a theatrical company for the winter's amusement? There is home talent sufficient, if a public spirited few would make it their business to drive it out. There's Fleck's band, there's Durham, and the brass band to furnish the music, and a host of comedians and trage- ^ i - mtrm ^ r ^ r f dians, (if not "to the stage ^' v ' „' born"), who would furnish -•..--" good entertainment. The proceeds, over and above expenses, might be devoted to the agricultural society, if no more worthy object should demand assistance. Salina was founded in 1858 Salina population in 1870:918 First Saline County Journal: Feb. 16,1871 A weekly look at the Journal's first year 1871-1996 T ENVIRONMENT Environmentalists denounce redwood pact They say agreement won't protect enough of the virgin forest By JOHN HOWARD The Associated Press ARCATA, Calif. — Some 400 environmentalists gathered in a chilly mist Sunday to denounce a cash-for-land pact aimed at protecting 7,500 acres of the last privately owned stand of virgin redwood forest. "No deal! No deal!" protesters shouted. Their major complaint is that the tentative agreement protects only part of the more than 60,000- acre forest and allows continued logging in the remainder. They says it's a sweetheart deal for Texas financier Charles Hur- The Associated Press People dance while activist Daryl Cherney leads a song Sunday in Arcata, Calif., during a rally aimed at saving redwoods. witz, whose Pacific Lumber Co. owns the land covered in the agreement and is one of several .4 owners of the rest of the forest 300 miles north of San Francisco. "This deal can best be described in three words: 'smoke and mirrors,' " said Daryl Cherney, who helped organize an anti-logging protest two weeks ago that resulted in more than 1,000 arrests, including singers Bonnie Raitt and Don Henley. The agreement is "slimy, an unmitigated sellout," said Kurt Newman, one of the first outsiders to hike extensively through the Headwaters in the 1980s. The $380 million pact reached Friday between Hurwitz, the Clinton administration and state officials would turn 7,500 acres of Pacific Lumber land over to the public. The land includes the 3,000-acre parcel on which Pacific Lumber had planned to begin salvage logging Monday. That's the removal of dead, dying and diseased timber that has already fallen.
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