The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 11, 2001 · Page 2
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Salina, Kansas
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Wednesday, April 11, 2001
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WEDNESDAY. APRIL 11, 2001 THE SAUNA JOURNAL Conneeti ng communlilea Mih Information . (UdpS '4r8k )d)"".* I ,' Published seven daysa week, 365 days a year at 333 S. fourth, P.O. Box 740, , ; Saltna,KS674b2,by$alfnaJourn«linc. •; PertodlCTtfp&tagoiialdatSallna.'KS PostitiaSteii^Bandfthanges of adSr ^Js to: The Sallna Joijimal, Rp: Box 740, Sallna KS 67402-0740 TOM Be .Li ,.ednor&publisher, tb6liesalj6umBl.cotn • ADVERTISING: KIM NORWOOD . • •director, knorwnotieBatJdumii .com t BUSINESS: JAOKI RYBA, manaper, ryba @ ; ^CIRCUUVTION: DAVID GRAHAM ~tf • director, grahameaallquml.corn I 828-6868 I Salina DEPAmMEHTS « NEWS: SCOTT, SEIHER :exeouiSve etilior, sselreresapumal.cont i* PRODUCTION: DAVID ATKINSON - manager, 1>860-827-6868 . % - Kansas iSMBSCBrPTIOWS "E-mail: s|clrc@salJournal.conn -: NO PAPER?: If your paper doesn't * arrive by 6:30 a.m. wfeekdays or 7 a.m. : • Weekends and holidays, call the number above. In Sallna, If you call by 11 a.m., • yo'ur paper will be delivered that day. ; Out-of-town subscribers willreceive missed papers the following day. • CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT HOURS: Open at 5:30 a.m; daily. Closes:; at5:30 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m. on week? ends, 11 a.m. on holidays. • CARRIER RATES: $15.00 plus tax :: for one month, $42.19 plus tax for three months. . HATES BY MOTOR ROUTE: $15.94 plus tax for one month, $47,82; ; • plus tax for three months. . FiATES BY MAIL (three months): In Kansas, $45.58 plus tax for dally paper, $:l7.12 plus tax for Monday through : Saturday, $36.06 plus lax for Monday v through Friday and $20,21 plus tax for Sunday. Outside Kansas, $54.75 for dally paper, $44.25 tor-Mond^ through Saturday, $49,50 for Monday through Friday : and$25.95"fbrSuri(iay.. . APVERTilSliyC E-mall: . CLASSIFIED AND DISPLAY AD HOURS: Between 7:30 a.nj. and 5:30 p.m. weekdays. ' ' EXTENSION 150 • H0URS ^8a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday, and 2.pim; to mid- ; night Sunday," ' " FAX liHIIVlBBiS ALL DEMnTMENnrS Ci23-3207 NEWS DERAmMENT 827-6363 , SPOFnS8Z7 -6060 Morland / Number of students falling FROM PAGE A1 "They're a lot older and have committed a lot of blood, sweat and tears," Swayne said. "Just another chapter in a lifelong saga." For Superintendent Emery Hart, it is a situation that is playing out all too often. He pulls double-duty in Morland and Utica, in the Nes Tre La Go School District, where the board voted to close its high school at the end of the year. "Declining enrollment has killed us," Hart said of rural districts. "It's a situation that can't be helped. As the headcount goes down, the revenue goes down." ; West Solomon Valley also yoted this winter to close its high school in Lenora in Norton County. Currently, districts receive $3,820 in base state aid per pupil. With other factors in the school finance formula, districts receive an average of more than $7,000 per pupil. For 2000-01, Morland gets about $11,100 per pupil; Nes Tre La Go, about $11,000; and West Solomon Valley, almost $12,000. All three districts were identified in a recent boundary study as targets for consolidation because of size and expenses. Hart said rural districts do not have the wealth to raise the same kinds of dollars as such affluent districts as Johnson or " INTERTORS Window Treatments Carpet • Flooring Room Analysis Reuphiolstery 'Wallpaper 7B5-827-1164 For AppomimuDts At Your Home Or In Our Studio SAUNA OUR 16IH YEAR reatment for Children's Behavior Problems ckmhc Central Kansas Menbil Health Center Serving the people of Dickinson, Ellsworth, Lincoln, Ottawa & Saline Counties 809 Elmhurst • Salina 823-6322 1-800-794-8281 Wheel Alignment Specialists BENaiSON SERVICE CENTER /VmC' o^tie P/^s 730 N. Santa Fe • Sallna • 785-823-3771 COMPUTER ARMOIRE A practical solution to your computer storage needs! IN STOCK NOW! ENTERTAINMENT CENTERS Many styles to | choose from. No Partical Board. Affordably Priced! Forever Oak ' Htnierafled Otk Fumiturt & Accents' 1-800-884-W9 823-9729 619 E. Crawford • Elmore Center Uonday-Friday 10-6 Sat. 10-t Politics / Roberts praises Bush FROM PAGE A1 "I've not been invited to the Oval Office, but I think every Democrat has," Moran said. "I'm waiting for my opportunity" A change in style Roberts said he has made the trip, and he's noticed a "style change" both in personality and how issues are handled. Roberts said Bush is listening and is interested in fast- track legislation many believe will improve trade. The president wants markets back, the Kansas senator said, so farmers don't have to receive half of their income from the federal government. At a Tuesday morning Salina Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast at the chamber's Development Center, Roberts said Kansas farmers have received $4.4 billion in federal assistance since 1996. "That's way too much," he said, saying "four-dollar (a bushel)" wheat would be a better way to put money in farmers' pockets than getting it from government payments. Roberts told the crowd in Hays that Bush starts his meetings on time, which is an improvement over President Clinton, who was "renowned" for starting late. "(Bush) is doing a good job of reaching out," Roberts said. "I like it when you start a meeting on time. I like it when my opinion is asked." China and negotiations Kassebaum-Baker approved of the way the Bush administration was negotiating to win the release of the crew of the American spy plane being held by the Chinese. "I don't think an apology (by the U.S.) was necessary," she said of the April 1 crash between the U.S. plane and a Chinese fighter jet. "China is clearly overplaying its hand." Roberts said the dispute is more between the Chinese political and military leadership. If Congress voted today on , whether to extend normal trading status to China, the senator questioned whether it would pass. That's a serious issue to Kansas, he said, when one in four jobs depends upon foreign trade. "Our reconnaissance plane was doing nothing," Roberts said. "The Chinese pilots had been very active, flying unsafe, like cowboy pilots." Campaign finance Roberts and Kassebaum- Baker disagreed on a campaign finance reform bill that includes reporting "soft money" contributions to political parties. Regulating political money and advertising is a violation of the First Amendment to the Constitution, Roberts said. There's pressure to raise more money with every campaign, Kassebaum-Baker said, and that takes away from an elected official's job of debating and deciding issues. "I believe in full disclosure," she said, adding the soft money contributions should be reported. Raising money to campaign "limits the time given to West GraKam County Year Students 1996-97 112 1997-98 116 1998-99 92 1999-00 87 2000-01 66 Sedgwick counties. "The kids are the most important thing, not the almighty dollar," Hart said. Hart, a 57-year-old native of Hoxie, knows the value of small-town life. He said his education was solid, so he felt compelled to work in rural Kansas to make a difference. "I care for the community and the kids," Hart said. "You lose the school and you lose the community" N A T U R A L I Z E R TACOiyiA • Black • Brown • Bone 122 S. Santa Fe DOWNTOWN SALINA 823-2146 with St Johns Lutheran Church 302 S. 7th St., Salina Easter Sunday April 15, 2001 Sunrise Service & Holy Communiop 6:30 a.m. Worship & Holy Communion 8:15 & 10:45 a.m. Jim Increase Your AAanagement Potential : with a bachelor's degree In Business Management I Attend the next Information Open House Tuesday, April 17, 2001 5:30 - 8:30 pm Salina Area Vo-Tech Admin. Bldg, Room R-9 Complete your degree coursework in 13 months- class meets one night a week! Financial assistance is available for most adults. FRIENDS UNIVERSITY Sdndi. » N. U&Mt St., Su. 3«0. Qtoft, H. tOOl-lW. 1100) «2t-74«. Contact Brian at 800-794-6945 or the thoughtful debate process when you have a fund-raiser every night." A new farm bill Fort Hays State sophomore Ryan Schaben, Bazine, asked Roberts what farmers should expect from the next farm biU. Roberts said the world is in its third year of a "price depression" and added extra assistance will be coming to farmers again this year He said the United States should export 30 percent to 40 percent of its commodities, and yet this country's world market share has dropped to 16 percent. The goal of the 1996 farm bill, known as Freedom to Farm, was to aUow producers to farm the market — not the government — by giving them "decision-making power." Roberts is promoting a "Freedom to Farm-plus" plan that would give producers more assistance during bad years. . On the matter of energy production, Roberts said the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge, where some are proposing drilling for oil, is more remote than parts of western Kansas. He suggested that drilling for oil on federal lands, such as those in Alaska, might be better than importing 57 percent of what this country needs, including 8 percent from Iraq. "We're using that fuel in airplanes to enforce the no-fly zone, and to bomb him," Roberts said of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. "We need additional exploration and without question, alternative sources" like wind power, solar power and fuel from grains. • Reporter Tim Unruh can be reached at 823-6464, Ext. 137, or by e-mail at sjtunruh@saljour Holm Automotive Center, Inc. Abilene, Kansas Lefton Lighthouses Steitihauser's 109 NW 3rd. St., Abilene 785-263-1401 /1-800-321-7668 Looking for more than an egg hunt? Find I the love of ' JESUS CHRIST with us at: "For the Son of Man ^^>t<i^ TinOed "VCetAadHt C^wtc^ came to seek and to save what was lost." Luke 19:10 TVvuiifi. at Si30 and 10:45 <t.w. SuHtUtf SiiiuU. at 9t<fO a ..iK. 7:5/4^ T5a€Urt Sewicc It.•00a.m.. ADVERTISEMENT ANTED: 25 Feople With Hearing Loss! EarCare Hearing Aid Centers is looking for 25 people with hearing loss to fit with their new digital CIC (completely in the canal) hearing |aids. This product is called DigiSound™. 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