The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 7, 1996 · Page 2
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Salina, Kansas
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A2 MONDAY. OCTOBER 7, 1996 NEWS & EVENTS THE SALINA JOURNAL A Look Ahead 7 Monday • BINGO: ODAT Bingo. 5 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. bingo. Alano Club, 244 S. Santa Fe. 825-9923. • BINGO: Eagles Aerie Bingo. 7 p.m., 146 N. Seventh. 823-2534. • PUBLIC MEETING: Retired Team' sters, Local 696.10 a.m., Labor Building, •2055S. Ohio. 823-8551. • PUBLIC MEETING: Youth Task Force High School, the Partnership. 7 ,p.m., Central Kansas Foundation, 1805 S. Ohio. 825-6224. • SALE: Salina Regional Health Center Fall Rummage Sale. 8 a.m.-6 p.m., 510 S. Santa Fe. 825-8638. • SEMINAR: "When Words Become Weapons," with Elaine Johannes, in recognition of A Week Without Violence. 2 and . 6:30 p.m., YWCA, 651 E. Prescott. Free. • 825-4626. 8 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 Salina AMBUC. 5 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. bingo. 155 N. Seventh. 823-2229. • LECTURE: Midwestern Writers Lecture on Willa Gather, by Mame Hart, 7 p.m., Campbell Room of the Salina Public Library, free, 825-4624. • PROGRAM: KSU Botanical Gardens Under Construction, presented by Saline County Horticulture Club. Guest speaker Tom Warner, KSU Dept. of Horticulture, Forestry and Recreational Resources. 7 .p.m., Room 201, Peters Science Hall, Kansas Wesleyan University. (800) 2763641. • PUBLIC MEETING:Tobacco Prevention Committee, the Partnership. 3:30 p.m., Salina/Saline County Health Department, 125W. Elm. 825-6224. • PUBLIC MEETING: Saline County . Commission. 4 p.m., Room 107, City- County Building, 300 W. Ash. 826-6540. • PUBLIC MEETING: Salina Down, town, Inc. Board of Directors and Business Improvement District No. 1 Advisory Board. 4 p.m., 114A S. Seventh. 8250535. ' • PUBLIC MEETING: Salina School • District School Board. 5 p.m., District of- Jice, 1511 Gypsurrv826-4700. • PUBLIC MEETING: Human Relations Commission. 7 p.m., Room 107, City, County Building, 300 W. Ash. 826-7330. • SALE: Salina Regional Health Center ' Fall Rummage Sale. 8 a.m.-6 p.m., 510 S. Santa Fe. 825-8638. ' • LINCOLN: Brown Bag Luncheon with •Jan McCune, Mankato, discussing old • German art form Scherenschnitte, noon, • Lincoln Art Center, 524-3241. • WAMEGO: Music, The Momingstar Quartet, gospel and barbershop. 7:30 • p.m., Columbian Theatre, 521 Lincoln. "800-432-2703. 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. 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RATES BY MOTOR ROUTS: J16 (pr one Btpjtfh, $48 tpjr ' T LIFESTYLES Get organized National Get Organized Week wants you to do just that By The Associated Press CONCORD, Mass. — Nancy Michaels was determined to continue working after she and her husband adopted a child last year, so she filled her home office with time-saving devices. They slowed her down. "There were things I needed to spend more time and attention on, but I couldn't, just because it took me so long to open the mail, not to mention voice mail and email," said Michaels, a marketing consultant who ultimately hired a professional organizer. "I felt like, what's wrong with me that I can't get on top of this?" The same technology that has provided seemingly limitless ways to get organized has paradoxically made life seem more out of control as workers, students and parents face greater demands on their time. That is part of the rationale behind National Get Organized Week, which starts today. Instead of enjoying the growing wealth of information, people are besieged by it, said Stephanie Denton, chairwoman of the National Get Organized Week Committee. The average American gets 49,060 pieces of mail in a lifetime, one-third of it junk mail, according to the National Association of Professional Organizers, which organizes Get Organized Week. Executives lose an estimated hour each day to disorganization, the association estimates. A 12-foot wall could be built from New York to Los Angeles with the amount of office and writing paper thrown away each year. Arid of the paperwork that's filed away, only 20 percent is ever read again. "We get snowed under by all this information and it's so overwhelming that it's really difficult to actually make a decision," said Ethel Cook, a business productivity consultant and president of the Corporate Improvement Group. "There's so much information that it's getting harder and harder to shut it out, and if you do you worry you might miss something." There's a name for this: "re- complicating," which assumes that many labor-saving devices actually require more drudgery. "You name me a technology and I'll tell you the flip side," said Jeff Davidson, author of "Breathing Space: Living and Working at a Comfortable Pace in a Sped-Up Society." »•' ' ; v ; • : " ; '"'.'"'• '••'-"' • The Associated Press Nancy Michaels of Concord, Mass., weeds out unused shoes from her closet under the direction of professinal organizer Mary Lou Andre, background, in an effort to simplify her hectic life. Take the car phone, Davidson said. "You make calls that aren't necessary," he said. "You've got a monthly bill and you're writing another check. You start to notice ads for other cellular phones and you wonder in fact if you're getting the best deal and then you find you're always shopping around to see if you should switch." T RELIGION T ISRAEL Israel wants changes to security accord But Palestinians are refusing to renegotiate the 1993 agreement By The Associated Press EREZ CHECKPOINT, Gaza Strip — At a dusty border checkpoint surrounded by fences and watchtowers, Israelis and Palestinians tried Sunday to rescue a peace effort bloodied by gun battles. An immediate obstacle appeared to be Israel's demand for "adjustments" to the security arrangements signed by the two sides in 1993. The Palestinians are refusing to renegotiate the agreement. T MEXICO Dan Shpmron, Israel's former military chief, and Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat — with U.S. envoy Dennis Ross sitting in and plenty of food standing ready in case the talks lasted deep into the night — met at the drab, military- style compound that embodies the unequal, frustrating relationship between Israelis and Palestinians. Here, tens of thousands of Palestinian laborers used to cross daily into Israel looking for work. Israeli restrictions imposed after terrorist bombings began in 1995 have meant that only a fraction of the work force can enter even when the gates are open. Concrete cubes the size of refrigerators are positioned on the road to guard against potential car bombers coming out the crowded, Palestinian-ruled Gaza Strip, where Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has his headquarters. Some of last month's gun battles were fought just two miles away. Secretary of State Warren Christopher, who flew in to meet with Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before the talks, took pains to show he understood Israel's security concerns. But between meeting Ne- tanyahu in Jerusalem and traveling to the Gaza Strip to see Arafat, he repeatedly urged "concrete results as soon as possible." A White House statement drove the point home: "The president calls on the parties to conduct these discussions in a spirit of partnership and goodwill in order that tangible results are achieved as soon as possible." Netanyahu, a conservative elected in May, was never happy with the deal signed by the previous government. Palestinians have accused him of dragging his feet on implementing the accord. At a news conference with Christopher, Netanyahu said he accepted the need for speed but refused to be tied to a deadline. He told the Palestinians he was not seeking to reopen the peace accords, but wanted "adjustments to certain clauses, mostly on security issues." Women should stay home Mormon church leader urges women not to work if they can afford it By The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — Mormon Church President Gordon Hinckley said Sunday that, if possible, mothers should forgo full-time jobs in favor of raising their children at home. "It is well-nigh impossible to be a full-time homemaker and a full- time employee," Hinckley said in a sermon directed to the women of the 9.6 million-member Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Hinckley recognized many women cannot stay at home to raise their children because of economic reasons. "To you I say, do the very best you can," he said. "I hope that if you are employed full time you are doing it to ensure that basic needs are met and not simply to indulge a taste for an elaborate home, fancy cars and other luxuries." Speaking on the concluding day of the faith's 166th Semiannual General Conference, Hinckley said he often is asked by reporters about the role of women in .a church where only males can hold offices in the lay priesthood. "They do so in an almost accusatory tone, as if we denigrate and demean women," said Hinckley, 86, who became president and prophet of the church last year. "I invariably reply that I know of no other organization in all the world which affords women so many opportunities for development, for sociality, for the accomplishment of great good, for holding positions of leadership and responsibility," he said. Mormon women have their own auxiliary, the Relief Society, and also can serve in leadership roles in programs for children and young women. But only men can serve as bishops of local congregations, for example, or in the all- male hierarchy of the church. • "It was the Lord who designated that men in his church should hold the priesthood," said Hinckley, who cited no scriptural or other reference in the printed text of his remarks. In a CBS "60 Minutes" interview broadcast in April, Hinckley said only males hold the Mormon priesthood "because God stated that it should be so. That was tlie revelation to the church. That was the way it was set forth." Lavina Fielding Anderson, 'a member of the staff of the independent Mormon Women's Forum Quarterly, pointed out no revelation specifically excluding women from the priesthood has ever been published or announced. "I think what we have here is : a case of interpretive drift. Doctrine is being invented to bolster a tradition," said Anderson, who was excommunicated in 1993 for publication of a paper detailing church leaders' conflicts with Mormon intellectuals and feminists. The priesthood ban against women has been criticized for years by a small minority of Mormon women. In his conference address Sunday, Hinckley acknowledged that among Mormon women, there is "a certain spirit of independence, and yet great satisfaction in being a part of this the Lord's kingdom and of working hand in hand with the priesthood to move it forward." Guerrero elections go on peacefully By The Associated Press CHILPANCINGO, Mexico — Elections testing the ruling party's grip on local power went peacefully Sunday in the southwestern state of Guerrero, after thousands of soldiers hunting rebels retreated to their barracks. Troops in olive drab, who have virtually occupied some isolated communities, withdrew to their camps to sit out the voting. For the first time in months, no armored vehicles patrolled state highways. The temporary retreat, which began Saturday evening, eased worries about possible election- day violence in Guerrero, where the Popular Revolutionary Army, or EPR, first emerged June 28. The threat of guerrilla war has driven the campaigns to elect 76 mayors and an all-new 46-member state congress. "When faced with a dangerous situation like this, it is important that people vote," said Jose Luis Hernandez, 26, a computer science student, after casting his ballot in the main plaza of the state capital, Chilpancingo. Disenchantment with the government has run high in this impoverished state since police massacred 17 local men in 1995 in the mountains above Acapulco. The EPR first appeared in Guerrero on the anniversary of the killing. State officials said voting went peacefully at the state's 3,479 polling sites, which closed at 6 p.m. But there were some problems. In Chilpancingo's main square, the polling station ran out of ballots by 5 p.m. Norma Lorna Valdez Santos, the wife of an Indian rights leader who disappeared on Sept. 26, was turned away. Valdez has been on hunger strike for five days, demanding information from the government on her husband's whereabouts. The EPR's appearance this summer, she said, "has become a pretext for repression against the opposition." The independent watchdog group Civic Alliance said it received reports of numerous voting irregularities, including allegations of vote buying by the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party in the large cities of Iguala and Acapulco. There were also reports of armed policemen at voting booths in Chilapa municipality, despite government promises not to intimidate voters. An opposition party activist also was found knifed to death Sunday morning in the town of Altamirano, but Gov. Angel Aguirre said the slaying was not connected to the election. 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