The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on September 30, 1996 · Page 2
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A2 MONDAY. SEPTEMBER 30, 1996 NEWS & EVENTS THE SALINA JOURNAL A Look Ahead 30 Monday • BINGO: ODAT Bingo. 5 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. bingo. Alano Club, 244 S. Santa Fe. 825-9923. • PUBLIC MEETING: Saline County Rural Fire District No. 3 Board of Trustees. 7:30 p.m., Glendale Fire Station. • PUBLIC MEETING: Rural Fire District No. 7 Board of Directors. 8 p.m., Elmcreek Fire Station, 4785 N. Old Highway 81. 825-0817. ^ 1 Tuesday • 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 Heartland AMBUC. 5 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. bingo. 155 N. Seventh. 823-2229. • PUBLIC MEETING: Saline County Commission. 4 p.m., Room 107, City- County Building, 300 W. Ash. 826-6540. • WORKSHOP: Prescription Drug Workshop with pharmacist Jim Cram and physical therapist Patti Aumick. 9 a.m., Senior Center, 245 S. Ninth. Free. 1-800432-2703. • GOODLAND: Theater, "The Emperor's New Clothes," Wichita Children's Theatre Professional Touring Company. 7:30 p.m., Auditorium, Goodland High School. $6, $3. 852-4455. 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 | For these items, use the following category codes: • Salina and regional arts / 2787 • Public schools / 8050 • Local churches / 7729 • Kansas Wesleyan Info Line / 5984 Horse show Charity horse show kicks off Friday The annual Salina Charity Horse Show begins at 2 p.m. Friday at Agricultural Hall in Kenwood Park. Championship rounds are Sunday, the final day of the-show. A special feature of the show will be an appearance by The Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard from Fort Riley at 6:15 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are available at the door and cost $2.50 for adults and $1 for senior citizens and children 12 and under. Proceeds from the show help fund the horsemanship programs at St. Francis Academy's campuses in Salina and Ellsworth. St. Francis is a non-profit organization specializing in early intervention treatment programs for youths and their families. tfo year at 333 8. Fourth, P.O. Box 740, Salina, Kan. 67402, by Salina Journal Jnc. HARRIS RAYU, publisher DEPARTMENTS ADVERTISING: JjSANNY SHARP, 'director BUSINESS: DAVID MARTIN, manager CIRCULATION; BRYAN SANDMEIER, manager NEWS; SCOTT SEIRER, executive editor PRODUCTION; PAVIP ATKINSON, manager ' ' Salina 1-800-827-6363 Kansas SUBSCRIPTIONS EXTENSION 960 • NO PAPER?; If your paper doesn't arrive by 6:30 a.m. weekdays or 7 a,m. weekends and holidays, call your carrier or the number above. In Salina, K 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. Closes at g:3Q p,m. weekdays, noon on weekends, 10a.m, on holidays. . • CARRIER RATES: $15 for one month, $4g for three months. • RATES BY MOTOR ROUTE: $16 for one month, $48 for three months. • RATES BY MAIL (thrw months); In Kansas, $48 for dally paper, $39 to Monday through Saturday and $21 for Sunday. Outside Kansas, $54 for dajly paper, $43.R) for Monday through Saturday and $$j.6Q fpr Sunday. County sates tax. Tax ra.tea may vajy. EXTENSION 150 The Associated Press Sales representative Evan Poster (right) shows a Ford Explorer to customers In Tysons Corner, Va. The vehicle ranks low on the best gas mileage list, but the Explorer remains a popular choice with consumers. DRIVEN To GUZZLE Fueled by consumer demand, sales of gas guzzlers increase By H. JOSEF HEBERT The Associated Press WASHINGTON — When Elizabeth Stout, a nurse in suburban Maryland, went to trade in her Nissan Maxima, she decided she wanted something different after five sedans in 20 years. She got it: A loaded, V8-pow- ered Ford Explorer, a sport utility vehicle complete with leather seats, automatic transmission and a sticker price close to $30,000. "I have a dog, my boyfriend has a dog, and we take a lot of road trips," she said. The Explorer is perfect, she said. She likes the roominess, the zip in the engine, the four- wheel drive that will get her to work this winter even in several feet of snow. Did anyone say gas mileage? "It's not a big deal to me," she said on being reminded that the Explorer, and the other utility vehicles are hogs for fuel: 14 mpg in city driving, maybe 18 on the highway. Her Maxima cruised along the open road at 28 mpg or so. As the Environmental Protection Agency releases its annual automobile fuel economy Guzzlers' revival The 1997 models with the best gasoline mileage in miles per gallon in city and highway driving, according to the Environmental Protection Agency: City mileage Geo Metro Volkswagen Golf/GTI Volkswagen Jetta Geo Metro Suzuki Swift H; ' {, ' Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat Wagon Honda Civic Ford Aspire Honda Civic Note; Models with Identical names have different mileage because of variations in engine size or transmission systems. AP/T. Durand findings for 1997 vehicles, it's clear that the drive toward greater fuel efficiencies is on hold — moving backwards, say fuel conservation advocates. The rush to sport utilities, minivans and pickups, as well as higher speed limits, is as much of an explanation as any, says automotive and fuel economy experts. This summer's surge in gasoline prices has done nothing to dampen motorists' love for gas guzzlers. Nowhere is that more evident than in the craze for sport utility vehicles. Officially classified as light trucks, sport utility vehicles, minivans and pickups are under less stringent government fuel-economy rules. "It's the hottest, most profitable segment of the industry," said Steve Kosowski, an analyst with the California-based consulting firm AutoPacific Inc. "The industry's response has been, 'Let's build more.' " Industry figures show the so- called "light trucks" account for 43 percent of vehicle sales in the United States. Sales of sport utility vehicles are expected to total 2 million this year, double the number four years ago. The growing popularity, along with rising speed limits in every state, has some environmentalists and fuel-economy advocates worried. "Fuel efficiency trends are stagnant. Efficiency improvements have stopped," said John DeCicco of the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, a research and lobbying firm promoting energy conservation. He said the doubling of the market share for light trucks — almost 6 million vehicles a year — means Americans are using 14 percent more gasoline even without taking into account increased speed limits. And as motorists use more gasoline and drive longer distances at higher speeds, the more the air is polluted and the more America will have to depend on oil imports, said Daniel Becker of the Sierra Club. ".We're moving backwards," he laments. Gary Riley, salesman at Century Ford where Stout bought her Explorer, said the vehicles appeal to a wide range of customers who ask first about safety, then performance and finally gasoline use. David Van Sickle, who reviews scores of car models annually for the American Automobile Association, said he's puzzled by the appeal of the sport utility vehicles. He admitted to a keeping-up- with-the-Joneses element: "Your neighbor's got one, so you have to have one, too." But compared to sedans, he said, "They ride hard, handle badly, cost more, are harder to maintain and get terrible fuel economy." V INTERNET 111 man rescued over 'Net Web users help chess player who typed emergency message By DAVE HOWLAND The Associated Press BOSTON — A disabled man who became ill while logged on to an Internet chess site reached out to fellow players from around the world for emergency assistance. Charles Drafts, a double amputee who types using a stick in his mouth, was playing chess in cyberspace Saturday on the multi- use World Wide Web site where 159 others also were logged on. Suddenly, he sent out this message: "i'm having physical illness problems and need help." "He was starting to have some really bad feelings, shortness of breath and dizziness, and he typed in a message to all our members,' 1 said Daniel Sleator, a compute.!' science professor at Carnegie Mellon University near Pittsburgh who founded the Internet Chess Club. ! "It took a little while to know whether it was serious or not be ; cause there's an awful lot of kidding and bantering that goes on,. Sleator said. "At first, I think some people were thinking it was a joke. But others realized was a serious thing and started getting the information right away." Drafts managed to type in hjs address and a short while lateij Boston firefighters broke dowff his door to get inside. They rushed the 48-year-old man to Beth Israel Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition on Sunday, suf-' fering from an undisclosed .ail;.' ment. Typing errors only elevated the urgency of the messages. Drafts, known online as "Gary,", typed: "i'm disabled and having- shortness of breath, call ambu- lace." , He typed in his address and a frantic online conversation ensued. Marikol: "is Gary ambulance sent?" . . Zek: "I am calling now" Marikol: "Gary what symptoms?" ; Gary: "gasping for air, hot" Gary: "pain in throat" Gary: "dizzy" It wasn't the first time an Internet user got help online after a sudden illness. In February, a minister from Scotland messaged people taking part in a weekly ont line forum that he thought he was. having a stroke. • Unable to give his address, a f.el- low user in the United States had to track down The Rev. Kenneth J. Walker in Arbroath, Scotland and notify local emergency authorities, who arrived in time to ensure his survival. T CAMPAIGN '96 Clinton to mark votes bv Dole J Events are meant to swing voters away from GOP candidate By Associated Press WASHINGTON — In the final full month of the presidential campaign, President Clinton's loyalists plan a series of events to mark past October votes and statements by Bob Dole that the Clinton camp believes will hurt the Republican nominee with swing voters. Next week, for example, Clinton surrogates in targeted states are to mark the four-year anniversary of two Oct. 2, 1992, Dole votes that blocked enactment of the so-called Brady Bill gun-control measure and other elements of election- year Democratic crime legislation. Later in the month, on Oct. 20, the Clinton-Gore campaign will again call on state Democratic leaders and members of Congress to hold events marking Dole's 1965 vote against education legislation that established federal student loans for undergraduate college students. Dole was in the House in 1965. He was elected to the Senate from Kansas in 1968 and held that seat CLINTON DOLE until he resigned in June to campaign for president full time. Other Dole October "anniversaries"' to be marked around the country by Clinton surrogates, according to a campaign outline obtained Sunday: • Dole's Oct. 7, 1992, vote supporting the Republican filibuster that blocked passage of the family and medical leave law. The legislation required employers to allow workers to take time off to care for a newborn or sick child. Like the Brady Bill, which imposes a five-day waiting period on handgun purchases, the family leave legislation cleared Congress in 1993 after President Clinton took office and was signed into law. • Dole's Oct. 2,1995, boast about voting against the 1965 legislation that created Medicare. "I was there, fighting the fight, voting against Medicare, because we knew it wouldn't work," Dole said in his speech last year to the American Conservative Union. • Dole's Oct. 27, 1995, vote against a Senate resolution that called on lawmakers to pass an increase in the minimum wage before the end of the current congressional session. Dole opposed the increase but one was passed and signed into law by Clinton after Dole resigned from the Senate. "Bob Dole doesn't like to talk about his congressional record, so we will," said Clinton campaign spokesman Joe Lockhart. 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