The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 21, 1986 · Page 2
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Salina, Kansas
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Tuesday, January 21, 1986
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People The Salina Journal Tuesday, January 21, 1986 Page 2 Bruce Springsteen sings for 3M workers losing jobs. Springsteen sings to save jobs ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — The scene could not have been written any better as rock superstar Bruce Springsteen and members of his band returned to a familiar New Jersey shore nightspot to sing "My Hometown" at a crowded benefit for workers facing layoffs in his native Freehold. About 500 people were jammed into the Stone Pony, the Asbury Park nightclub that helped spawn Springsteen's career, when the rock star walked onstage unannounced about 11:30 p.m. Sunday. The bar was holding a fund-raiser for 450 workers expected to lose their jobs when 3M closes its audio and visual tape plant in Springsteen's hometown this spring. The crowd greeted Springsteen and band members Clarence Clemons, Max Weinberg, Patti Scialfa, Garry Tallent and Dan Federici with four minutes of raucous applause. "Remember what we're doing this for," Springsteen shouted as the band broke into "My Hometown" from his album "Born In The U.S.A." The song, a ballad to blue-collar workers, describes the impact of a 1964 textile plant-closing in Freehold and has been adopted as an anthem by the 3M workers. In December, the song's lyrics appeared in a newspaper advertisement that also contained a letter signed by Springsteen, urging the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Co. not to close its Freehold plant. He repeated the plea Sunday to the hushed crowd. "The marriage between a community and a company is a special thing. What happens when the job goes away and the people remain?" he said. "3M company: it's their money and its their plant, but it's the 3M workers'jobs." Springsteen then went into a 45-minute set also accompanied by the house band, Cats on a Smooth Surface. Springsteen, who frequents the Stone Pony and lives about 15 miles away in Rumson, performed three songs, sounding a bit weary, before declaring "I'm losing my voice already." Penn questioned in assault case MACAO (AP) — Actor Sean Penn and his bodyguard were questioned by police Saturday about an alleged assault on a local journalist who took a picture of Perm's wife, the rock singer Madonna. Both the American actor and his bodyguard covered their heads with their jackets as they entered the Judiciary building, where a dozen photographers were waiting. Police said the two men were questioned by Superintendent Telmo da Conceicao Sequeira in connection with a complaint made by Leonel Borralho, 61, a stringer for the Hong Kong Standard. Borralho said he was attacked by Penn and the bodyguard after taking a picture of Madonna and that he suffered bruises on the neck. Police declined to say if the two men would be charged with any offense or whether they would have to undergo further questioning. Penn and his wife are in this Portuguese colony shooting a movie called "Shanghai Surprise," in which she plays a missionary and Penn plays a street-smart entrepreneur. Student wants national Hug Day CLIO, Mich. (AP) — Today is Hug Day around Kevin Zaborney's house, and if the 21-year-old college student has his way, it will be Hug Day nationwide. Zaborney, a psychology student at the Flint campus of the University of Michigan, managed to get the day included in the 1986 edition of Chase's Calendar of Annual Events, an almanac of holidays, famous birthdays and religious and other commemorative events. While Congress has not yet recognized the day, Zaborney's idea has spread. "I've received letters from all over the country supporting the idea, and, so far, there's been nothing negative," he said Monday. "I was kind of surprised but pleased." Zaborney, who plans a career in counseling children, said there's one important point of hug etiquette — ask first. "If they say no, then don't doit." Retriever trained to retrieve beer JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Samantha, an 8-year-old black labrador retriever, has graduated from fetching geese to grabbing beers for her master. "We were watching football one day and a buddy of mine said 'That dog's so smart you should teach her to fetch beer,' " said Sam's owner, Don Gaitan, a Jackson businessman. He said it took about 25 minutes for Samantha, a seven-time first- place winner in field trials, to learn the trick. Samantha opens the refrigerator door by tugging on a towel tied to the handle, selects a beer can, and brings it to Gaitan in her mouth. Gaitan said he hopes to land a guest shot on NBC-TV's "Late Night with David Letterman" show, preferably in the segment titled "Stupid Pet Tricks." Bubba-backers flank The Salina Journal to support wild pig Average college costs increase by 7 percent WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's four-year public colleges and universities, traditionally among the best buys in higher education, are getting more expensive. They charge an average of $4,587 a year for tuition, room and board. That is 7 percent more than a year ago, according to a survey released Monday by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the National Association of State Universities and Land- Grant Colleges. Tuition alone jumped by 8 percent for students attending college in their home state and 11 percent for out-of- state students. The steepest increases, in percentage terms, were in Texas, for years the home of the nation's least expensive public universities. Tuition and fees for state residents jumped 57 percent from $446 a year to $701, while out-of-state students saw their bills soar 162 percent from $1,437 to $3,764. The legislature in Texas boosted the colleges' charges amidst a budget crunch brought about largely by depressed oil and gas prices. Louisiana, another state hit by falling energy prices, had the second highest increase in tuition and fees, 27 percent for residents and nonresidents alike. That boosted tuition and fees to $1,071 for home-state students and to $2,134 for nonresidents. The average public college bill of CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) The court bailiff pointed to the second row. "Immediate family here," he said. So they piled in, Bubba's human mother and sisters, plus an assortment of others who claimed to be aunts, uncles or cousins to the jave- lina, a central figure in the trial before Justice of the Peace Ben Garza. There were 50 or 60 others in the courtroom, some wearing bumper stickers, some wearing sweatshirts screen-printed with the profile of a javelina — a wild pig also known as a peccary. They hissed and mumbled as uniformed men walked past. These were the adversaries from Texas Parks and Wildb'fe and city Animal Control who snatched Bubba from his heated pen in the backyard of a Corpus Christ! home. A nun chatted with a Bubba-backer on the far side of the courtroom. "See," smiled one of Bubba's family. "God's on our side." $4,587 is still roughly half what it costs to spend a year at the typical private four-year college. That has led to a surge of applications at many prestigious public universities. Several guide books have hit the market recently touting what one author calls "The Public Ivys." One campus that bucked the national trends was the University of Oklahoma's Health Science Center, where tuition and fees for undergraduates were lowered from $1,338 to $857 for residents, and from $3,624 to $2,719 for out-of-state students. Hawaii, Nevada, the District of Columbia and Guam did not raise tuition and fees for 1985-86. Delaware, Montana and Washington recorded 20 percent increases. Alaska raised its charges by more than 15 percent. Nebraska posted a 14 percent increase and Tennessee 13 .percent. Five states boosted the charges by 11 percent: Georgia, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri and New Jersey. Virginia and North Dakota also had increases of 10 percent or more. Twenty states raised tuition and fees by 5 to 9.9 percent: Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Eastern plans to lay off 1,010 flight attendants MIAMI (AP) — Eastern Airlines said Monday that it would lay off 1,010 flight attendants and cut the pay and privileges of the remaining 6,000 in an effort to ward off creditors' threats to declare default on its $2.5 bilfon debt. The attendants' union said "an all-out war" had been declared. "It is absolutely essential to get this company back on the financial footing it needs," said company President Joseph Leonard, adding that Eastern hopes to eventually recall the furloughed attendants. The layoffs of attendants with less than five years seniority will be effective Feb. 4, along with a 2 percent pay cut on top of an 18 percent wage reduction instituted two years ago, Leonard said. Other employees also will eventually be affected, he said. Eastern will maintain its flight schedule, he said. Leaders of Transport Workers Union Local 553 had predicted the layoffs, and had expected pay cuts of up to 33 percent. Earlier this month, Eastern's- creditors ordered the Miami- based airline to get major labor concessions or face default on its $2.5 billion debt to about 60 lenders, including Chase Manhattan Bank, Citibank and a number of European banks. Eastern's $6.3 million profit last year was its first since 1979. -25 Years In Salina- A. G. Edwards The Conservative Company For Conservative Investors A.G.Edwards & Sons, Inc. Investments Since 1887 101 United Building Salina, KS 67401 1-800-332-0347 or 825-4636 P.O. Box 740 Zip Cod. 67402 Published seven days a week, 365 days per year at 333 S. 4th. Salina, Kansas, by— Salina Journal. Inc. "USPS47M60I HARRIS RAYL, Editor and Publisher Second-class postage paid at Sauna, Kansas. Additional mailings made from Hays and Colby Kansas. MIKE ALFERS, General Manager KAY BERENSON, Executive Editor JANE GLENN, Advertising Sales Manager JIM PICKETT, Advertising Production Manager KEVIN MCCARTHY, Circulation Manager KENNETH OTTLEY, Composing Foreman HOWARD GRUBER, Press Foreman RHONDA KELLEY, Credit Manager Area Code 913 Dial 823-6363 Slngl* copy rat.. Daity25c Sunday 75c. By Carrier — Monthly rate $8.00 including sales tax." By Motor Route — Monthly rate $8.50 including sales tax. City Motor Route same as 'By Carrier 1 rate. Mail subscriptions available in areas not serviced by carrier or motor routes. Send change of address to The Salina Journal, P.O. Box740,Salina,Kansas67402-0740. If your Salina Journal is not delivered by 7-.00 a.m., please call your carrier or the Circulation Department at 823-6363 (1^00-432-7606, out of town subscribers). Same day delivery will only be made in response to calls received prior to 10:00 a.m. in Salina. For other service calls, our Circulation Dept. is open 5.-30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 5:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Advertising and Business office will close on Satui^jays at 12 noon. NOW 2O% SAVINGS On Special Orders From Trend Line. Offer good Jan. 20 thru Feb. 21 at Jilka Furniture Sofas, loveseats, chairs and ottoman, by Trend Line...all at 20% off...Choose from over 400 designer fabrics from Trend Line's Special Order Program. Quality backed by an exclusive 10 year consumer protection plan only from Trend Line. 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