The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 10, 2001 · Page 6
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 6

Salina, Kansas
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Tuesday, April 10, 2001
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AB TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2001 THE SALINA JOURNAL • FEDERAL BUDGET Bush seeks cuts in Clinton-era programs By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Bush targeted scores of federal programs Monday to make room for his $1.6 trillion tax cut, proposing to slash funds for urban police patrols, energy conservation and pediatrician training. "Washington is known for its pork. This budget funds our needs without the fat," Bush told reporters as his administration sent Congress a 2,500-page document filling in the fme-print of the $1.96 trillion rudimentary budget he outlined in February. Democrats balked, saying Bush's proposals would cut bone as weU as fat, and noted the Senate ah-eady had repudiated part of Bush's tax plan by trimming it back to $1.2 trillion. Rep. John Spratt of South Carolina, the senior Democrat on the House Budget Committee, cited "bewildering, curious cuts in this budget" and said he doubted Bush could win even GOP support for some of the cuts. Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., said the Senate last week "rejected the framework on which today's plan is based.... This may be the first budget hi history that wasn't just dead on arrival — it was dead before arrival." • Bush's budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1 would hold growth In discretionary spending to a 4 percent increase, far below this year's 8.7 percent Increase. Mandatory "entitlement" programs such as Social Security, Medicare and veterans benefits would not be affected. Pool / Opening later this month FROM PAGE A1 The Sampsons were one of 12 pacesetter donors, each of whom gave a donation of more than $15,000 toward the $1.2 million cost of the pool. "We don't have any (chUdren) of our own. But (children) have a future in this country," said Darwin Sampson, chairman of the board of Grain Belt Supply Co. "And they're a lot better off in that pool than on the street. We thought it would be good for the community" The new pool also will be good for adults who like to aquasize, Delma Sampson said. "They live up to their motto. They serve all races and nationalities and ages, from children up to the old," she said. The YMCA spent another $300,000 remodeling the existing pool during the first phase of its renovation and expansion project. What's sure to be a hit with children, said PhU Guries, executive director, is the new pool's circular tube slide that stands about 13 feet high. There's also the vortex, an area with a whirlpool-like effect, an area for water volleyball, fountains and two water cannons at the shallow end of the pool. "Everything is designed to make it fun and interactive as possible," Guries said. The new pool, with depths ranging from zero to 5 feet, will be maintained at a water temperature of about 88 degrees. That's a little warmer than the existing pool, which has a water temperature of about 84 degrees, Guries said. The warmer temperature and areas for parents to sit while their children are playing are designed to make the new pool more appealing to a wide range of users, he said. "The old concept of pools was you had three feet at one end and twelve feet at the other with a diving board," Guries said. "What For all your Insurance Needs 1 .t<^' Dallas Dunn 230B S. Santa Fe / 825-1559 we see here is more for kids and families." The existint pool is open when the YMCA is open, 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays through Memorial Day The family pool will be open primarily after 3 p.m. until closing and most hours the YMCA is open weekends. The family pool also will be open at various other times during the week for aquasi­ ze classes and special activities. It takes four guards to operate the family pool safely, as opposed to two for the regul'ar pool, Guries said. "This is the most expensive area of the building for us to maintain," he said of the pools. "The salaries of our guards and teachers are going to more than double." Membership rates are not projected to increase to pay for the YMCA renovations. The organization expects to recoup the added expense by using the lure of the new pool to attract more families as members and retaining more members. 'Among other Ys who have put these in, there's no question they're attracting more family members," Guries said. BioGuard Pool SchOOl ipoo\8 <i3pa April 23, > products 6:30 p.m. 823-7512 Ford Certified Mechanics SERVICE CENTER 340 N. Santa Fe, Salina • 823-2237 • 800-874-6316 With purchase of selected Anso Products TOUCH by naluig - faiHIaimbli by HeiigiT luuun uy rmiiiiD-nui Sail into spring witii new Carpet throughout...and now at terrific savings! Sale Ends April 30,2001 CERAMIC • WOOD • VINYL • CARPET • LAMINATE _ 810 E. 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