The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 18, 2001 · Page 3
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-THE SALINA JOURNAL WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2001 .A3 T MISSISSIPPI FUG Confederate emblem to remain Mississippi voters give approval to :keep current flag "^yThe Associated Press • JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi voted overwhelming to keep the Confederate emblem on its flag Tuesday, rejecting suggestions from the governor and business leaders that a new flag would help the state escape its segregationist past. ..' With 62 percent of the precincts reporting, 291,512 voters, or 66 percent, favored keeping the old flag and 147,327 voters, or 34 percent, favored re- .Jilacing it. Mississippi is the last state to 'prominently display the emblem on its flag. Voters had two choices: keep the current 1894 flag with the Confederate emblem of 13 : white stars on a blue X, or ; adopt a new flag with 20 white stars on a blue square, denoting Mississippi's role as the 1 20th state. 1 Farmer Terry Galey voted to [keep the old banner. ; "I 've had things on my farm ^that have been working for 20 iyears and if they're stiU working, why change them?" he said Jon a crisp spring day during {cotton-planting time across the [Delta. In a poll last month, two- jthirds of respondents favored jkeeping the 1894 flag. The poU, i commissioned by The Associat- led Press and other news orga- [nizations, was conducted be- jfore advocates on either side j geared up with ads, telephone .calls and rallies. i2 In a state where William I Faulkner said the past is never jflead, the flag debate, while 'largely peaceful, polarized I some voters along racial lines. Some whites said they sup- iport the old flag because it represents their heritage and was ''tlie banner they saluted as chil- Jdren. Many blacks see the emblem as a symbol of past injus- ;jtices, including beatings and 'lynchings by the Ku Klux Klan. The state, with 2.8 million peo- .ple, is 61 percent white and 36 percent black. Gov. Ronnie Musgrove and Smany business leaders sup[ported the new flag, saying it would help move the state for- Foster / Burden relieved jFROM PAGE A1 I I "We really believe kids be- ilong in home communities if at all possible," Gassman said. Morning Star's closing is a negative in that it means some youths will have yet another Ichange in their lives, said Peg jDokken-Opat, director of ad- jministrative services for the iSalina School District. ' But the closure, and SRS's decision not to replace those beds, relieves the burden on the school district to try and meet needs of those youths. ; Those needs often were difficult or impossible to fully accomplish, she said. That's be- Icause sometimes there were Imissing academic and personal records, and because some youths were diagnosed as needing round-the-clock clinical care and yet still were in school. i Dokken-Opat serves on a fos- Iter care coalition that includes [representatives from social services, education and law enforcement. The coalition lobbied SRS to restrict the number of youth shelter beds in Salina, she said. "1 think it overburdens the community not to be able to meet their needs and seeing .students who could be better served in their home environment," she said. • Reporter David Clouston mn be reached at 823-6464, Ext. S5i, or by e-mail at sjdclous t)n@saljournal.com ward economically and socially. The debate arose after the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled last May the state technically has no flag, because the 1894 design was left out when the state code was updated in 1906. The Legislature decided to let the voters choose. The vote is part of a larger debate across the South over how to deal with its troubled racial history as it focuses on the future. In neighboring Alabama, jury selection is under way in the trial of a white man accused in one of the civil rights era's most notorious crimes, the 1963 bombing of Birmingham's Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. The bombing killed four black girls. In recent years, prosecutors in Mississippi and other states also have dusted off files of old civil rights cases. 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Consequently the decision has been made to immediately commence an inventory liquidation of all products in the following categories: all Lane recliners, motion sofas and loveseats, sleepers. Lane leather groups, motion sectionals, all Winners Only home office products, all casual wood dining and dinettes, all coordinating occasional table groups, curios, grandfather clocks and all bedding products. 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Secrional List $3,312 Sale $1,398 Twin, Full, Queen Sleeper Your Choice of size List $999 Sale $398 , Thomasville Dresser, Mirror Chest, Queen Headboard List $3,895 Sale $1,588 Lane Reclining Sofa List $1,710 Sale $588 Grandfather Clock •••ji Cable Driven IT List $2,159 Sale $996 ;il • • III Lane Floral Sofa List $1,221 Sale $477 Cocktail Table or End Table List $720 Sale $298 Six Months No Payments arid No Interest Financing Available application ORR'S FURNITURE CITY Phone Toll Free 518 Lincoln Ave. 1-888-557-5865 P.O. Box 23 email: oiTS @kansas.net Downtown Clay Center Open Weeknights Til 8 p.m. Saturday 10-5 Sunday 1-5

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