The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 15, 1986 · Page 1
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 1

Salina, Kansas
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Wednesday, January 15, 1986
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Home Edition — 25 Cents Salina, Kansas WEDNESDAY January 15,1986 114th year—No. 15 — 56 Pages Los Angeles Dodger manager Tommy Lasorda entertains the Chamber of Commerce banquet crowd with a story. Lasorda manages to enthuse banquet By JUDITH WEBER Staff Writer Echoing sentiments of Salina Area Chamber of Commerce chairmen, Tommy Lasorda spoke of the need for having a positive attitude Tuesday night at the chamber's 75th annual banquet. Lasorda, who manages the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team, was the chamber's guest speaker. "There's one word I hear so often in this country, and it's often mis- More on Lasorda, Page 16 used — pressure," Lasorda said. "Pressure, pressure, pressure — that's all you hear. "Pressure is something that comes from within, because of a fear of failure." Instead of harboring doubts, people should begin each day with a Klema Graves positive attitude, he said. "We've got to believe we're going to do better today than yesterday," he said. "Self confidence is the initial step to success. Enthusiasm, hope, dreams are contagious and you can help spread them." Lasorda, who called laughter "food for the soul," interspersed numerous jokes throughout his speech. Lasorda said, for instance, that he always wondered why he ran into so many Italians named Tony. Then someone finally explained to him that before immigrating to the United States, their foreheads had been stamped "to NY." Lasorda also advised those who have Dodgers caps to -hold onto them because they could be valuable one day. Lasorda said he once offered to get a Dodgers cap for a doctor who had told him he had wanted one since he was eight years old. In exchange, the doctor offered to give Lasorda a free gall bladder operation. "Do you know what a gall bladder operation is worth today? " Lasorda asked. "So hold onto that hat. Someday it may be worth a triple bypass." Also at the chamber banquet, the YMCA and YWCA presented their annual outstanding service awards. Karen Graves received the YMCA award and Marion Klema was the recipient of the YWCA honor. Graves was the mayor of Salina in 1979-80 and served on the city commission from 1977-83. She has been a member of the Salina Bicentennial Commission, Salina Area Vocational Technical School advisory board, City-County Health board, Salina library board and Salina Arts Commission. Klema is a graduate of Marymount College and served a 36-year teaching career in Salina. She has been one of Kansas Master Teachers, Her activities have included serving on the Human Relations Commission, at the Salina Art Center and delivering Meals on Wheels. The chamber sold about 980 tickets to the banquet. Automatic budget cuts to have major impact By The New York Times WASHINGTON — Figures the government will announce today indicate the widespread impact of the first automatic spending cuts under the new landmark budget-balancing law. The documents outline the reductions that will be required in most non-military federal programs and show that, for the first time since 1973, the military budget will be cut below the level of the previous year. Although the specific effects will not be known until federal agencies decide just what to cut to achieve the required savings, the total cut of $11.7 billion appears certain to mean hiring freezes in many non-military budgets and perhaps layoffs or days off without pay. Among the spending reductions outlined in the documents are these: • The military budget, which will absorb half the total cut, will be reduced by $5.85 billion overall, and is expected to force reductions in the purchase of weapons, operations and maintaince, and research and development. • Health programs, although cuts in them are limited under the new law, will be reduced. Medicare, the health care program for the elderly, will be pared by $375 million. Medical care for veterans and several smaller health programs will be cut by $33.4 million. • Farm programs and other services under the Department of Agriculture face a reduction of $1.26 billion, although food stamps are not affected. • Congress's budget will be reduced by $62 million, including reductions in the expense allowances for all members of Congress and in their free mailing privileges. •Funds for guaranteed student loans will be reduced by $9.6 million as part of the $171 million reduction in the Department of Education. Officials said this would force a small increase in the origination fees that students must pay to banks administering the loans. • Mass transit subsidies will be cut by about $33 million, part of a $373 million cut in the Department of Transportation. Overall, the cuts would bring the newly projected federal budget deficit for the fiscal year 1986, which ends Sept. 30, down to $209 billion from $220.5 billion, according to the documents to be released by the Office of Management and Budget and the Congressional Budget Office. Revenue is now projected to be $776.0 billion with spending of $996.5 billion. Carlin challenges state to prepare for 21st century TOPEKA (AP) — In his final budget message as the state's highest elected officer, Gov. John Carlin reminisced Tuesday about his accomplishments during 15 years of legislative dealings and implored the 1986 Legislature to help him prepare the state for the 21st century. The Democratic governor displayed a nostalgic mood at times. He reflected on his freshman year in the Kansas House in 1971 and noted highlights of his tenure in the lower chamber and his seven years as governor. But the overriding theme of his State of the State address was clearly to challenge lawmakers to "build the foundation for the 21st century." Carlin wants the first block of that foundation to be his proposed fiscal 1987 budget, which calls for spending $3.7 billion. The budget would be financed in part by a $190.7 million increase in sales tax revenue. "In past speeches, I have talked of the need to be visionaries," Carlin told a joint session of the House and Senate in the packed lower chamber. "Today, I want to ask you to do that once again. For we are confronted with a simple choice: We must grow or we will die. The simple fact is we cannot expect others to invest in Kansas unless we are willing to invest in Kansas ourselves." Carlin urged approval of his plan to Gov. John Carlin delivers his State o! the State address. increase the sales tax from 3 percent to 4 percent to position Kansas so it can compete economically with other states. Carlin was interrupted only once by applause from the Republican- controlled Legislature, which is generally skeptical that a penny increase in the sales tax is needed. Even with the additional revenue from the proposed sales tax increase, Carlin's budget represents the most tight-fisted approach to spending the state has seen in decades. KTImay be hard-hit by proposed budget From Staff and Wire Reports TOPEKA—Below is brief analysis of how institutions in north-central and northwest Kansas would be affected by the budget proposal announced Tuesday in Topeka by Gov. John Carlin. • Kansas Technical Institute, Salina, would spend $3,791,556 in fiscal 1987 under Carlin's budget. The proposal includes a $120,432 spending cut and reduction of four staff positions, based on student- faculty ratios recommended by the Kansas Board of Regents, which oversees the operation of KTI. However, that picture would change dramatically under Carlin's other budget plan, which contains a 1-cent boost in the sales tax. Under the extra-funding budget, Carlin has designated an increase of $16,848 in other operating expenses, plus a 5.7 percent salary increase for KTI faculty and between 4 percent and 5 percent for classified state employees at the school. Without the sales tax increase, the governor's base budget provides only $6,380 for merit pay increases for classified employees, and no pay increase for faculty members. • Carlin also is banking on the sales tax increase to fund the first-year payment on a $12 million medium- security prison at Ellsworth. The capital improvements section of Carlin's investment budget includes $1.5 million for a lease payment to-the Ellsworth Public Building Commission. The commission plans to issue 15-year bonds to finance constructipn of the prison. The state will make annual lease payments to retire the bonds and assume title to the prison when the bond issue has been retired. • Funding for the four state hospitals serving the mentally retarded will remain steady under Carlin's budget plan. Carlin's budget includes a modest increase of $200,000 for Norton State Hospital. The hospital's budget went from $6,355,945 in 1986 to $652,615 in 1987. • Current funding levels for the four public television stations serving the state will be continued during fiscal 1987, with ROOD in Bunker Hill receiving $178,000. • Faculty and other employees at Fort Hays State University would get virtually no salary increase under Carlin's "bare bones" budget. But with the 1-cent salex tax, Carlin proposes an increase of 5.7 percent in take home pay for faculty members and between four and five percent for classified employees. Today Inside TWO LIBYAN JET fighters intercepted a U.S. Navy surveillance plane flying over the Mediterranean Sea Monday, but they flew back to Libya before U.S. fighters arrived. See Page 2. Classified 19,20 Entertainment 22 Fun 21 Living Today 11-15 Local/Kansas 3 Markets 8 Nation/World 5 On the Record 9 Opinion 4 Sports 16-18 Weather 9 Weather KANSAS — Mostly sunny today, with highs in the low 50s northeast to the low 60s southwest. Increasing cloudiness tonight, with lows in the mid-20s to about 30. Partly cloudy Thursday, with highs mostly in the 60s. Johnson explains proposals for changes at Marymount By DAVID CLOUSTON Staff Writer A remodeled office and an additional part-time admissions counselor are two benefits Admissions Director Dan Kunzman could see if proposed operational changes at Marymount College are approved. But he winces a bit at the thought. "It's like inheriting money in a will," Kunzman said. "You welcome the money but you don't really like the circumstances behind it." Kunzman made his comments Tuesday after a press conference conducted by Marymount President Dan Johnson, who More on the basketball cuts, Page 16 is proposing sweeping changes and budget cutting at the four-year Catholic college. Kunzman was among a roomful of faculty, staff and reporters who listened as Johnson explained his proposals for ridding the college of a projected $300,000 operating deficit and enhancing selected programs at the expense of athletics and college employees. The proposals, including one to reduce the men's basketball budget by $40,000 next year, are included in a 25-page report to be considered Monday for approval by Marymount College Board of Trustees members. The proposals would take effect at the beginning of the 1986-87 school year. Johnson Tuesday said the reconfiguration of priorities within the college does not mean those programs pegged to be reduced or eliminated are unnecessary. "It is not saying that programs weren't good or that they haven't done a great job in the past, but it's to say in light of what we see ahead this array of priorities is best likely to help Marymount College continue to do what it's always done well and even become stronger in the future," Johnson said. From an academic standpoint, Johnson's plan to reduce the number of major credit hours students need to graduate could cause problems for those in pre- professional fields, faculty members say. The plan is intended to reduce the number of required credits from some majors, thereby allowing students to take more electives and assuring them of a well-rounded liberal arts education. But some students might not have a choice but to take a high number of classes in their major area to gain admittance to professional schools at other colleges. Dexter Beary, chairman of biological sciences, said Tuesday pre-medical students, for instance, will have to take more responsibility for taking the courses necessary, as electives, to prepare them for entrance to medical school. Beary outlined what he would tell stu- dents: "We may not require them (classes) for a major in biology but we recommend you take them because they're required to get into some of these things." The plan unveiled contains changes in academics, student life, administration and athletics. Some of the changes are: • Employing a director of freshman services who would be responsible for counseling freshmen and help balance enrollments in general education classes. • The establishment of a bachelor of science degree in health care administration, utilizing existing courses in business administration, accounting, computer science and nursing. • Increasing faculty salaries by an average of 3.5 percent, starting with the 198687 school year. Also, $20,000 would be spent to begin a faculty health insurance program. • Allocating $20,000 to purchase computers and software for business, nursing, education, psychology and science courses. • Hiring a part-time person to direct the residence hall staff, at a cost of $7,000. Also, career services and job placement services would be expanded at a cost of $10,000. Intramural sports would be expanded at a cost of $5,000. The number of (See Johnson, Page 3) Marymount proposals New Programs: Establish department of freshman services Value-added monitoring of students' progress Implement a health care administration degree Establish a soccer team Enhanced Programs: Increase faculty salaries Fund faculty development efforts Increase the use of computers Expand student-services and <ob placement Enhance recruitment efforts Remodel admissions, financial ajd offices Reduced Programs: Cut 21 faculty, administrative and staff jobs Reduce athletic budgets by $46,300 Cut athletic scholarship by 71 percent End bachelor's degree in religious studies Reduce credits required for graduation Reduce theater productions Eliminated Programs: Eliminate Spanish Instruction Eliminate music performance major Blmlnateremedlai skills program El|minate teaching certification In speech Eliminate some sports programs

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