The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 5, 1996 · Page 10
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AID SATURDAY. OCTOBER 5, 1996 GREAT PLAINS THE SALINA JOURNAL T CAMPAIGN LAWS V FAMILY Elected officials musn't campaign But smallest towns are exempt from state law covering use of public time, goods to campaign By LINDA MOWERY-DENNING The Salina Journal BENNINGTON — Carol Williams, executive director of the state's Governmental Standards and Conduct, has a message for elected officials of counties and larger towns: It is against Kansas law to use public supplies, equipment or time to support or oppose a political candidate. "This thing comes up all the time, especially this year. We've had more questions and concerns brought to our attention. I don't know what it is," Williams said. "I don't think the violations are intentional. I just don't think these officials are aware there is a statute on the books." The issue surfaced in north-central Kansas this week when a visitor to the office of Ben- "Ijust don't think these officials are aware there is a statute on the books." Carol Williams Government Standards and Conduct nington City Clerk Judy Swagerty saw a pile of campaign fliers for incumbent state Rep. Joann Freeborn, R-Concordia. She is a candidate in the 107th House district, which covers all of Cloud and Ottawa counties, six townships of Dickinson County and part of Clay County, roughly west of the Republican River. Bennington and other small towns are not covered by the campaign statute because it applies only to counties and cities of first class. Swagerty, a Republican, said she wondered about the fliers when a Freeborn campaign of- ficial asked to store them at City Hall until they could be picked up. As of Friday, the fliers were still in her office. She said no one has complained to her about the materials. "This was a good drop-off point. Then I was on vacation and we weren't able to connect," Swagerty said. Instead, the fliers were brought to the attention of Freeborn's challenger, Concordia farmer and Democrat Larry Naillieux, who was upset enough to call Williams. Williams said her office typically sends letters to offending officials, along with a copy of the campaign law and a demand they stop any public-supported election activities. But, because they are not mentioned in the campaign statute, Bennington and other similar-sized towns are beyond her jurisdiction. Legal or not, Naillieux is not pleased. "I think it's a shame," he said. "It's an abuse of authority. You have one elected official helping out another elected official and using their tax supported office to do that." T REVENUE POLITICS Graves sticks by revenue secretary By The Associated Press TOPEKA — Revenue Secretary John LaFaver still' has the confidence of Gov. Bill Graves, who said Friday that recent changes show LaFaver, is "heading in the right direction." LaFaver imposed a series of administrative changes this week designed in part to blunt criticism of the Department of Revenue in business circles. Those changes are designed to mean less litigation, quicker resolution of disputes and fairer hearings. But the changes still may not end the criticism of the revenue secretary, who took over the position when Graves assumed office in January 1995. Rep. Phill Kline, R-Shawnee and chairman of the House Taxation Committee, said LaFaver needs to get behind reform proposals. "I'm very committed to him," Graves said at a news conference. "I still think John has got, certainly, good intentions." The department has come under intense scrutiny since an August article in CFO magazine, a publication for corporate chief financial officers. It asserted that the department was on&pf .the most aggressive in the nation in auditing businesses. T HOUSING GRANTS Cart ride DAVIS TURNER / The Salina Journal Walter Gladfelder, 258 N. 10th, pushes Timothy Hernandez, 4, on his way to return a grocery cart. "I was wanting him to help push, but the cart's too big, so he gets to ride," said Gladfelder as he made his way down Elm Street Friday afternoon. % The Associated Press Virginia Cohlmia poses with some of the 50 dozen roses she received from her husband for her 50th birthday. Wife ftowbergasted^ by husband's gift § i By The Associated Press TULSA, Okla. — For her birthday, Virginia Cohlmia's husband gave her roses. Lots of roses — 600, to be exact. One dozen for each of her 50 years. The American Beauty tea roses, bouquet by bouquet, started coming at 7 a.m. and didn't stop until 5:30 p.m. Thursday. "He'll never top this," a stunned Virginia Cohlmia said. "It's impossible." It was quite a delivery for a man who once told her he would never send her flowers again after she turned down his first invitation for a date. "The next day I sent her a dozen roses, but she still wouldn't go out with,me," Charlie Cohlmia recalled. "The day after that I sent her a bouquet with a bird of paradise in it, and the cardienclosed said, 'May the Bird of Paradise Fly "He'll never top this. ; It's impossible" , : Virginia Cohlmia about her husband's gift ... See if I ever send you flowers again.' " That did it. The night of their first date was Virginia Cohlmia's, 20th birthday. And as a reminder, the 50th bouquet sent Thursday included bird of paradise flowers;. Charlie Cohlmia fortunately^ had the resources for this year's present. The Cohlmias own-'a- plant nursery and a shop that sells' dried flowers. He had to get a little help for h^r^' 40th: That day, she awoke to finci;^' high school marching band playing in the front yard. Sylvan Grove, Salina get grants for rehab work By The Journal Staff The Lincoln County town of Sylvan Grove is one of 19 Kansas cities and counties that received federal funds to rehabilitate homes. The $272,800 Community Development Block Grant, the second largest grant awarded, was a surprise to the town of about 300. "It sure was," said Sylvan Grove City Clerk Rachel Stecklein. "We were really hoping to get it." The money will go to make improvements, such as wiring, insulation and plumbing, to homes owned by low-income residents. Applicants must own the home and meet income requirements, Stecklein said. Salina received $111,495, which will continue the HOME rehabilitation program. The guidelines are similar to the Sylvan Grove program. Roy Dudark, director of planning and community development, said the city received $200,000 from the grant last year. The grants are administered by the Kansas Department of Housing, using money from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Other north-central and western Kansas places that received grants are: Goodland, $280,000; Luray, $257,800; Ellsworth County, $200,000; and Phillipsburg, $100,000. Off 125% Off IL-ig^qLiiai^L^iaiaiauaiaiaiaiaaiaauiBttia^^ Putting old tires to good use. JA unique, new paving material made from recycled tires. Looks good, yet works hard. Covers everything from cracked concrete and splintered decks to worn-out patios. Great around pools and hot tubs. + ATTRACTIVE. Comes in a variety of colors and patterns. ^ SAFE. Provides traction and cushions falls. + EASILY INSTALLED. Trims easily with a utility knife. + RUGGED. Won't break, buckle, or crack. * DURABLE. Resists rruldew, stains and fading. Won't freeze. t CpMFORTABLE. Offers "give." Easy on feet and legs. * QUIET. Absorbs sound. 4 ENVIRONMENTAL. One mat* equals one recycled passenger tire. 'Mai sax: approximately 2 ft. x 3 ft. xl/2 in. CONCRETE PRODUCTS, INC. SINCE 1913 827-7281 the regular price of one item from the WOMEN'S DEPARTMENT Coupon Valid Saturday, Oct. 5 through Sunday, Oct. 6 Discount applies only to regular-priced merchandise and Is limited to JCPenney in- store stock on hand. May not be used on prior purchases, clearance merchandise, purchases of gift certificates, Portfolio merchandise, Service Departments, Gift Registry, Fieldcrest® Royal Velvet® towels and rugs, Krups® appliances, Catalog and Catalog Outlet stores, phone orders, multiple Incentive-priced merchandise. Value Right items and Special Buys. May not be redeemed for Cash, used for payment on account or in combination with any other JCPenney discount or savings offer. As always credit purchases are subject to review. Cash value 1/20 of one cent. One coupon per customer per transaction. Selling Associate: Apply the 25% discount as a Line item Discount (using the Price Break Markdown key). the regular price of one item from the MEN'S DEPARTMENT Coupon Valid Saturday, Oct. 5 through Sunday, Oct. 6 Discount applies only to regular-priced merchandise and is limited to JCPenney In- store stock on hand. May not be used on prior purchases, clearance merchandise, purchases of gift certificates, Portfolio merchandise, Service Departments, Gift Registry, Fleldcrest® Royal Velvet® towels and rugs, Krups® appliances, Catalog and Catalog Outlet stores, phone orders, multiple incentive-priced merchandise. Value Right items and Special Buys. May not be redeemed for Cash, used for payment on account or in combination with any other JCPenney discount or savings offer. As always credit purchases are subject to review. Cash value 1/20 of one cent. One coupon per customer per transaction. Selling Associate: Apply the 25% discount as a Une item Discount (using the Price Break Markdown key). Off Off the regular priceof one item from the CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT Coupon Valid Saturday, Oct. 5 through Sunday, Oct. 6 Discount applies only to regular-priced merchandise and Is limited to JCPenney In- store stock on hand. May not be used on prior purchases, clearance merchandise, purchases of gift certificates, Portfolio merchandise, Service Departments, Gift Registry, Fieldcrest® Royal Velvet® towels and rugs, Krups® appliances, Catalog and Catalog Outlet stores, phone orders, multiple Incentive-priced merchandise. Value Right items and Special Buys. May not be redeemed for Cash, used for payment on account or In combination with any other JCPenney discount or savings offer. As always credit purchases are subject to review. Cash value 1/20 of one cent. One coupon per customer per transaction. Selling Associate: Apply the 25% discount as a Line item Discount (using the Price Break Markdown key). the regular price of one Item from the HOME DEPARTMENT Coupon Valid Saturday, Oct. 5 through Sunday, Oct. 6 Discount applies only to regular-priced merchandise and Is limited to JCPenney In- store stock on hand. May not be used on prior purchases, clearance merchandise, purchases of gift certificates, Portfolio merchandise, Service Departments, Gift Registry, Fieldcrest® Royal Velvet® towels and rugs, Krups® appliances, Catalog and Catalog Outlet stores, phone orders, multiple Incentive-priced merchandise. Value Right Items and Special Buys. May not be redeemed for Cash, used for payment on account or In combination with any other JCPenney discount or savings offer. As always credit purchases are subject to review. Cash value 1/20 of one cent. One coupon per customer per transaction. Selling Associate: Apply the 25% discount as a Line item Discount (using the Price Break Markdown key). mmm JCPenney CENTRALHALL

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