The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 18, 2001 · Page 2
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Salina, Kansas
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Wednesday, April 18, 2001
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A2 WEDNESDAY. APRIL 18. 20O1 THE SALINA JOURNAL TU.S.-CHINA TALKS -the Connecting communities wllh information "(USPS 478-060) Published seven days a week, 365 days a year at 333 S. Fourth. P.O. Box 740, Salina, KS 67402. by Salina Journal Inc. Periodical postage paid at Salina, KS Posftnaster Send changes of address to: The Salina Journal P.O. Box 740 Salina KS 67402-0740 T OM B ELL editor & publisher, DEPARTMENTS » ADVERTISING: K IM N OHWOOO director, laK) ' BUSINESS: jACKr R YBA, manager, ryba @ • CIRCULATION: D AVID G RAHAM director, • NEWS: S COTT S EIRER executive editor, • PRODUCTION: D AVID A TKINSON manager, datl<inso@sa^ 823-6363 Salina 1-800-827-6363 Kansas SUBSCRIPTIONS E-mall: • NO PAPER?: If your paper doesn't arrive by 6:30 a.m. wreekdays or 7 a.m. weekends and holidays, call the number above. In Salina, if you call by 11 a.m., your paper will be delivered that day. Out-of-tovfli sul>scribers will receive missed papers the following day. • CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT HOURS: Open at 5:30 a.m. daily Closes at 5:30 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m. on weekends. 11 a.m. on hdi- days. • CARRIER RATES: SI 5.00 plus lax for one month, S42.19 plui tax for three montfis. • RATES BY MOTOR ROUTE: 315.94 plus tax for one month, S47.82 plus tax for three monttis. • RATES BY MAIL (three months): In Kansas, S45.58 plus tax for daily paper, 337.12 plus tax for Monday through Saturday S36.06 plus tax for lulonday through Friday and 320.21 plus lax for Sunday Outskie Kansas, 354.75 for daily paper. 344.25 for l^londay through Saturday, 349.50 for Monday through Friday and 325.95 lor Sunday ADVERTISING E-mall: sjadv@saljournal.coni • CLASSIFIED AND DISPLAY AD HOURS: Between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. weekdays. FAX NUMBERS ALL DERAFmVIENTS 823-3207 NEWS DEPAFmWENT 827-6363 SPORTS 827-6060 DICKINSON ^ THEATRES ^ 2 Convenient Ways To Get Showtimes! • Call The Theatre Direcyiisted below) OR • Visit us online at Central Mall 8 (res) 825-9105 2259 S. 9th St. SAUNA, KS Midstates 2 2450 S. 9th St f785; 825-9105 SAUNA, KS GlUIAS AKDtBSO D»ii AvnioM L ACBA ,,, E«ic | » Aricotp L«P *cii» liiniiy S TOLTZI ( WINNER BEST ACTBESS\ tm lunm nunyitjn nui AVUBS ^ ( WINNER BEST ACTBESs\ "••••! cWOOilMTPW; MAGNinCENTI ONE OF THE VERY BEST OF THE YEAUr 'THE HOUSE OF AURTH yX l< I Show Dates: 4/12-4/18! CENTER Tliurs-Fri. .iiOOTAi PT\TFA/[A .Sal.-.Sun. 2:W .i:00 7::5.=. LilMjiyin .\Ioii.-\Ve (l. .5;00 7;3.5 "Whccc The 3FIIR Year End School Parties Family & Class Reunions Church Vouth Groups Sport Banquet Meetings "cS?i«" Employee Parties 16.^4 .Sunllowcr l,;me • 783-827-y(WO Fri .ciL Sal. 10a.m.- II p.m..Sun. I p.m - Hlniii/ Tensions high on eve of negotiations China wants flights to end; U.S. wants China to give back its surveillance plane By The Associated Press BEIJING — Teams of U.S. and Chinese negotiators — including an American deputy defense secretary and a Chinese Foreign Ministrj' official — staked out tough positions Tuesday ahead of talks on the return of a U.S. spy plane and the collision that killed a Chinese fighter pilot. Tensions remain high between the two nations, even after the release of 24 U.S. crew members who were held for 11 days after making an emergency landing on Hainan island in the South China Sea. China has demanded an end to U.S. surveillance flights near its territory and says it wants to discuss how to avoid such incidents during today's talks at the Foreign Ministry Both sides say they wiU review the cause of the collision. Beijing insists the EP-3E surveillance plane caused the April 1 crash, and that Washington must take responsibility U.S. officials say the Chinese F-8 fighter plane was probably at fault. The Bush administration has made bringing the plane home their priority since the crew's release. "We want our airplane back, and we're going to make that point, and we would expect to get a response," State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said Tuesday adding that he expected the matter to be addressed in the talks in Beijing. Deputy Undersecretary of Defense Peter Verga, who heads the US. delegation, told reporters only that his side was seeking more information. "We're here ... to meet with the Chinese government and exchange information regarding the ongoing situation with our reconnaissance aircraft," Verga said Tuesday at Beijing's airport. Six of the eight members of the U.S. team are military officers or Defense Depart­ ment officials. They include an expert on the EP-3E and Army Brig. Gen. Neal Sealock, the US. Embassy military attache who served as chief contact with the crew during their captivity China's delegation will be led by Lu Shimin, director general of the Foreign Mmistry's North American and Oceanic Affairs Department, said spokeswoman Zhang Qiyu& She said militaiV officials also would be in the delegation but provided no details. "It is our hope that the U.S. side will take a constructive attitude in negotiations so as to ensure a proper settlement of the question," Zhang told reporters. She refused to say whether China would discuss returning the plane. It is beUeved to be sitting at the Haman air base where it landed. At the Pentagon, spokesman Rear Adm. Craig Quigley suggested possible ways to retrieve the plane, including sending in a team of aeronautical engineers famiUar with the construction of the EP-3E to determine the repairs needed. "If that is doable, and it's acceptable to the Chinese, we could then consider sending in a repair team of some sort with the appropriate parts and the tools and the auxiliary equipment you would need to effect the repahs and fly the plane out," he said Tuesday If experts deem the plane beyond repair or the Chinese refuse to allow any work on the aircraft, an alternative would be "to Ut- erally disassemble the plane and then figure out a way to either fly the parts of the airplane off the island or ship them off the island in crates or something," Quigley said. Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhu Bangzao said Tuesday China would deal with the plane lawfully "For our part we are continuing our investigation, and we are going to treat or manage the plane according to the law," Zhu said, speaking to reporters in Caracas, Venezuela, where President Jiang Zemin was wrapping up a 12-day Latin America tour Rates / Western criticized FROM PAGE A1 She said the Manhattan- based agency where she works is helping one woman make arrangements to pay a $2,000 electric and gas biU that was generated in just three months. "To add on an increase in the electric rates to an already overburdening cost of making ends meet is putting the last straw on the camel's back," Stover said. Many others echoed Stover's statements. But some, among them Gary Mayfield of Marquette, were critical of Western Resources. He said the utility was v^rong in installing gas-po-vvered engines at its nev/ power plants. "They are adding to the problem by using gas," Mayfield said. He suggested the company start using ethanol and wind power The use cf ethanol, made from grain, woul.d benefit farmers, he said. "It would be really a nice thing and a good (public relations) thing to do," Mayfield said. Jim Foley Salina, said he wishes the Kansas Corporation Commission had done a better job of planning. He noted the commission in 1997 approved a decrease in KPL rates, and a year later Western Resources began building new power plants at a cost of $230 mUlion. That cost is one of the reasons the utility now cites in arguing for higher rates. The company does get payment for the electricity customers are using, said Kim Gronniger, Western Resources spokeswoman, but that revenue doesn't cover the company's investment costs in building those plants. The commission wiU weigh comments voiced at the hearing along with other recommendations as it decides the rate application. Among the recommendations passed to the commission is one by the commission's staff Want Better Tastin We now 3 «r"fice and sell water filtratsoa systems. PLU 785-825-0036 Air Conditioning Specialists //oKe o^tke- Pnss 730 N. Santa Fe ^ Salina • 785-823-3771 SERVICE CENTER If you love it..v RAME IT!!! Ciistom Vyarvdng ' Drymounting " Ready Made Frames Framing I ' T^atfers 121 S. Santa Fe, Salina ' 785-827-9200 F REE B LOCK P ARTY Sponsored In Part By Pepsi* Friday, April 20 - Salina Bicentennial Center 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm come and see the circus animals and performers up close. Circus Sponsored in part by: OKXl nzu Service Salina R^onal Hdih Center Circus Maximus, Inc. SATyRDAY, A PRIL 21 10:50 AIW, 2 :30 PIVI AND 7:30 PM S UNDAY, A PRIL 22 - 2:30 PM S AUNA B ICENTENNIAL C ENTER 2 Bikris tn be 0.ven away at every performance! Circus Tickets Children '3.50 advance M.OO gate) Adults =7.00 advance cs.oo gate) Tickets on Sale At •Area Dillons Stores •Headiey's Clothing • wai-Mart 'Masonic Center Proceadt an lor the benefit of Ms Temple. Payments are not deductiltle as a charilattle contribution. calling for a reduction in rates for southern Kansas customers served by KGE. Those customers pay more for electricity than customers of KPL. The staff's recommendation would lead to slightly higher rates for KPL customers, including those in Salina. P OOL S ERVICE S M S ERVICE W ATER C HEMISTRY Poors Plos of Salina 823-POOL • 2501 Market Place RelwbiliTATbN CENTER Extra time and support for personalized healthcare. 1007 Johnstown / Salina, KS / 785-823-7107 YEN CUING Chinese Restsauxant DELIVERY 823-1685 Open 7 days a week Dine In & Carryout 540 S. Broadway 823.2089 Holm Automotive Center, Inc. Abilene, Kansas Don't Forget Administrative ^Professionals' Week April23-April 27 PetUe's Flowexs 341 Center, Salina Flotvm For All Occasions. llunk you haveiio place to ThinkAeain. When you don't know where to turn, we're there to help. Hotline Number: 1-800-550-4900 BiriEJiiin: '^f Salina 1045 The Midway, Salina, KS • 785-823-3113 Salute Your Favorite Older ^'Aimt Ellen In Honor of Older American's Month we are teaming up with the Salina Journal to pay tribute to your favorite Senior Citizen! To honor or memorialize a special person in your life, send $5.00 with their name To: Gran and yours and we'll publish FromtKathy everyone's tribute on Sunday May 13th. additional donation will be used to irt®.*-^ develop the Arts & Gf^t>^®^ Crafts Center at The jJViSv^^V^ Salina Presbyterian %si^'^ Manor. ! To:. I From: I Please send $5.00 per tribute I byApril30,2001to: I Salina Presbyterian Manor I 2601 E. Crawford, Salina, KS 67401 Amount Enclosed: Presbyterian Manors- of Mld-Amprlra The way you want to live" '^Salina Journal Connecting communities with information

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