The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 11, 1996 · Page 1
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Lost in space Salinan stars in 1-woman show on Amelia Earhart / D1 ENCORE Too old? It's hard to keep up with Bob Dole on the campaign trail / C6 CAMPAIGN '96 • Hoeing their own: Alabama youth stops and smells the herbs / A6 • Health COStS: Businesses aim to cut maternity costs / A4 INSIDE Low: 55 Breezy, warmer and mostly sunny today; Mostly clear tonight /B3 WEATHER Salina Journal Classified / C6 _ Comics / B4 Deaths / A9 Encore! / D1 Great Plains / B1 Money/ A4 Sports / C1 Viewpoints / B2 INDEX FRIDAY OCTOBER 11, 1996 SALINA, KANSAS 50 cents T POLITICS Gore 'sacked the QB' The Associated Press Vice President Al Gore waves to the crowd after addressing a packed house Thursday at the University of Delaware in Newark, Del. VP visits home state with Clinton; Kemp also claims a victory in Wednesday's battle By The Associated Press KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Like a school kid sporting straight A's, Vice President Al Gore basked in the reviews of his debate performance and proudly brought the president to his home state Thursday. "It's nice to be in Knoxville, riding along Al Gore's coattails," President Clinton joked before a crowd assembled at the Knoxville Auditorium Coliseum. Gore even looked presidential. He arrived before Clinton at the airport and discreetly climbed aboard Air Force One. This way, he and Clinton walked down the plane's steps together rather than meet on the tarmac. In his remarks later, he made almost no mention of the vice presidential face- off but did say: "Last night Jack Kemp 4 GOP courts 'Medicare moms' / Page C6 + Dole enlists Colin Powell / Page A10 and I debated the future; this morning Bill Clinton and I are building the future." Their campaign stop focused on administration proposals to further the creation of high-speed communications networks that would expand access to educational and other information. It was Gore's llth visit of the campaign to his home state, this time in a normally Republican area. Clinton won Tennessee in 1992, and Gore is determined to keep the state in the Democratic column. According to polls taken immediately after the debate, sizable majorities said Gore won or did better than Kemp. A sign on the stage in Knoxville agreed: "There's no debate about it: Vice President Gore." Putting it in football terms, as former pro star Kemp often does, Clinton said, "Last night it was Al Gore who sacked the quarterback." Kemp's only comment on the debate came after traveling reporters scribbled a question on an orange, in what has become a Kemp campaign ritual, and rolled the fruit forward to his cabin upon takeoff. Asked whether he scored a touchdown or a field goal against Gore, Kemp wrote, "A touchdown and a two- point conversion." GOP strategist John Sears, in an interview on ABC, suggested Kemp's day would come. "I think it's entirely possible that Vice President Kemp will take on former Vice President Gore sometime in the future," Sears said. For all the reviews, vice presidential debates generally have little effect on presidential elections. Democratic strategist James Carville said he didn't see an "immediate bulge. ... We feel pretty good going on to Sari Diego," the site of next Wednesday's final presidential debate, he said. T CRIME Vandals at camp •landowners in the area also suffer during two-month crime spree By DAN ENGLAND The Salina Journal 1 After the mysterious phone call telling Debbie Tread way to "get put" to Camp Sacajawea, and she saw the smoldering fire in the trash can, the gentle Girl Scout camp looked more like camp Crystal Lake from the "Friday the 13th." ,' "Treadway got the phone call on ";the week of Aug. 19 from a frus- "trafed man who told her that "some things" were going on at *thejcamp. She had loaned out a .Jrey to the camp to someone who ;'8aid he was a Boy Scout the night tZefore but thought nothing of it. • 'When she arrived at the camp, a place where girl scout troops go to have meetings and yearly programs, she found a wide-open '.'gate, scattered beer cans and a ,," ' See VANDALS, Page A9 Shadow run T GOVERNMENT DAVIS TURNER / The Salina Journal James White, Pond Creek, Okla., casts a long shadow across the Martin Stadium football field during training for a one-and-a-half-mile run as part of his physical education class. White is a freshman student at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina. States often use tricks to balance the budget Popular amendment seems certain to pass soon regardless of which candidate wins in November election By MARY DEIBEL Scripps Howard News Service WASHINGTON — Bob Dole calls a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution "a bridge to trust" that the federal government will live by the same rules required of most states, but President Clinton contends it's a "gimmick" that cannot substitute for tough choices. Whichever man wins the White House on Nov. 5, the balanced budget amendment that fell one vote short of passage in the Senate this year seems certain to win next year — whoever controls Capitol Hill. Given polls showing such an amendment enjoys support from up to 80 percent of the public, "even liberal Democrats are campaigning on it as cover to show they're not conventional liberals," says political scientist Karen Paget, who is charting the trend at the state and federal level. In such a political climate, she says, "It's hard to believe Congress won't pass it, and hard to find the requisite number of states wouldn't ratify it." But anyone who thinks the states' experience with balanced budgets offers hope for honest, restrained federal budgeting should think again, says Richard Briffault of Columbia University Law School. His report, "Balancing Acts: The Reality Behind State Balanced Budget Requirements," published Thursday by the Twentieth Century Fund, argues that the state experience is a road map of "clever gimmicks, fiscal tricks and budgetary sleights of hand." Briffault says, "It appears that, on their own terms, most states balance their budgets most of the time whether or not they are required by their constitutions to do so." However, he found that "there is less to state constitutional stringency than meets the eye" because state budgeting methods — like those budgets of households or businesses — differ markedly from federal budgeting practices. Like a business that borrows funds to build or modernize a plant, or a family that takes out a 30- year home mortgage, states typically borrow money for roads, bridges, airports and other long-term investments that usually fall outside their balanced-budget restrictions. Such long-term financing goes into what is commonly called a capital budget. Washington doesn't run a capital budget, however. It tried but stopped because "the distinction proved to be confusing and caused considerable complication for little benefit," the White House budget office said when the practice of separating accounts into "expenditures" and "loans" was abandoned in 1974. Eyewitnesses to history Gov. George Wallace meets with woman he tried to keep from school By JESSICA SAUNDERS 1 > The Associated Press - >k MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The last "time George C. Wallace and Vivian Malone Jones laid eyes on each other, he was governor and she was a young black woman he was trying to keep out of the University of Alabama with his 'I'stand in the schoolhouse door." •'Thirty-three years later, she and •Wallace, a sickly shadow of the 1960s segregationist, met again Thursday 'jiight before Jones was being honored with an award named in memory of Wallace's wife that recognizes women who made major improvements in the State. "t "There is no question Wallace and I 'will be remembered for the stand in 'the'schoolhouse door. There is no way you can overcome that," said Jones, Who retired last week from the Environmental Protection Agency. "But the best that can happen at this point is to say it was a mistake. We all make mistakes." Jones said Wallace apologized for the 19^3 confrontation during a brief The Associated Press Former Alabama Gov. George Wallace meets with Vivian Malone Jones before she receives an award of courage Thursday In Montgomery, Ala. private meeting before the awards ceremony. "He said he felt that it was wrong, that it shouldn't have happened. He said he felt the state of Alabama is bet- ter now than it was then as a result of what has happened through the integration and the desegregation of the schools here," she said. Wallace, who suffers from Parkin- son's disease and paralysis, was present but made no comments to reporters. Jones, 54, said she wanted to be treated like an ordinary college student when Wallace cast her and James Hood into the national spotlight on June 11,1963, by standing in the door of the campus auditorium to try to keep them from becoming the university's first black students. In a performance carefully arranged with Attorney General Robert Kennedy, Wallace made a speech about states' rights, then stepped aside to let the students enter under National Guard protection. Jones, a Mobile native who lives in Atlanta, said she forgave Wallace long ago for what he did to her, "but I never had a chance to talk to him about it." Her remarks echoed those of Hood, who met Wallace for the first time in July. Wallace, who long ago renounced segregation, said he was pleased his family's foundation picked Jones to receive the first Lurleen B. Wallace Award of Courage. She was its top choice. "Vivian Malone Jones was at the center of the fight over states' rights and conducted herself with grace, strength and, above all, courage. She deserves to be rewarded for her actions in that air of uncertainty," the 77-year- old fprmer governor said. Vivian Malone Jones is led into Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama in 1963. Alabama Gov. George Wallace blocks the door of the University of Alabama In 1963. 9T m

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