The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 21, 2001 · Page 2
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A2 SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2001 THE SALINA JOURNAL Tax / City gets $330,000 annually F'RQM PAGE A1 •'"•^e are generally against ally attempt merely to shift the state's budget problems to the counties and the cities," said Randy Allen, executive director. . "What this means is that the burden will be borne by property; taxpayers, because unless they have a local option sales tax, the cities and counties will have to reduce Services or increase property taxes." In Salina, the city gets about $330',000 a year from the liquor tax fund, said Rod Franz, the city's finance director. Of that, a-third goes into the general fluid, a third goes to neighborhood park improvements and a third goes to prevention programs — part to CKF and part to St. Francis Academy's Adolescent Treatment Program. If • the city had to raise the $110,000 that goes into the gen­ eral fund, it would take a levy of slightly more than 0.33 of a mill, Franz said. One mill raises $1 for each $1,000 of property tax valuation. Allen plans to be at the Capitol Wednesday, when the Legislature convenes after a two- week recess. "We're battening down the hatches, preparing for next week's hurricane," Allen said. Sperling hopes to talk with local legislators at the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce at 8:30 a.m. today, to let them know how the loss of funds will affect his agency Sen. Pete Brungardt and Reps. Carol Beggs, Deena Horst and Jerry Aday will be at the chamber office at 120 W. Ash until 10 a.m. to answer questions. Sperling said CKF gets about $90,000 a year from the city and county through the liquor tax, which amounts to about 8 percent of the agency's total bud­ get. That money helps to fuind the Social Detoxification Program. "If someone is in public and is intoxicated and needs a safe place to go through withdrawal, they come to our center," Sperling said. 100 a year in program About 100 people a year go through the residential treatment program, which Sperling described as social, as opposed to medical. "Our patients have no overriding medical problems, but they have moderate withdrawal symptoms," he said. "They might have seizures, delirium tremens. If they have medical problems, they go to the hospital." It costs about $112 a day to treat a patient, Sperling said, and medical insurance usually doesn't pay any of that cost. If the Legislature decides not to send the special alcohol funds to cities and counties, and if CKF loses its $90,000 a, year, "We would evaluate all of our programs and determine what would have to be cut, but the Social Detoxification Program would be at the top of the list because of its cost," Sperling said. "It would be a step back in the treatment of a very significant public health issue." One of the original goals for use of the special alcohol tax funds was to decriminalize public intoxication and offer treatment services instead of incarceration, Sperling said. "This budget would return us to the days when the person suffering from addictive disease Was branded a common criminal," Sperling said. • Reporter Sharon Montague can be reached at 823-6464, Ext. 129, or by e-mail at sjsmon tague@saljournal. com. Summit / Countries endorse goal FBOM PAGE A1 • The disruptions caused a delay of at least an hour in the summit's opening ceremony and fouled up Bush's plans to nieet his counterparts in small g)-oups. He met Chretien as scheduled, but meeting;s with Andean leaders and Central American leaders were delayed, and one with Caribbean leaders was put off altogether. '. Chavez, after meeting with Bush, said the goals of the 1994 summit in Miami had not been realized. "We have advanced very little — almost not at all — in • the social objectives," Chavez said. "From Miami, they said we had to fight without rest for the education of children. But now there are • PLANE CRASH more children without schools than before in Latin America and the Caribbean." Seeking to prevent a repeat of violent demonstrations that shut down a 1999 international trade conference in Seattle, thousands of police and troops stood guard and merchants boarded up their shops. While all 34 summit countries have endorsed the goal of a free-trade zone stretching from the Arctic Circle to Cape Horn, differences remain as to the pace and terms of this economic integration. Still, "This is a remarkable achievement, one that would have been unthinkable just 15 years ago," Bush said on the White House lawn as he left Washington. He noted that every nation in the hemisphere except Cuba is now a democracy Cuban leader Fidel Castro was not invited to the gathering. Bush received a red-carpet welcome at Quebec's airport, with red-jacketed Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers standing at attention in a brisk wind. Then, he was whisked by military helicopter into the secured area of the city 'Seeking new markets' "We are seeking new markets, to increase our business and generate new jobs," Colombian President Andres Pastrana told reporters. He said free-trade could help ease drug trafficking in his country Bush campaigned on elevat­ ing the importance of Latin America and has made a hemispheric free-trade zone a top foreign policy goal. "Our goal in Quebec is to build a hemisphere of liberty," Bush said before, departing the White House. "We must make real progress." For the United States, the hemispheric pact would expand an existing free trade pact with Mexico and Canada to include Central and South America. A Free Trade Area of the Americas by 2005 was endorsed at the first hemispheric summit in 1994 in Miami and reaffirmed in 1998 in Santiago, Chile. However, progress has been slow, partly because Bush lacks full negotiating authority from.Con­ gress to move ahead. Peru plane shoots down U.S. aircraft St. John's / They feel at home here Aircraft was carrying U.S. missionaries, embassy reports LIMA, Peru — A Peruvian air force plane shot down a private plane carrying several American missionaries in Peru's Amazon jungle region, a U.S. embassy spokesman said Friday. "Apparently the Peruvian pilot mistook it for an airplane transporting contraband drugs," Benjamin Ziff told The Associated Press. The embassy c^uld not yet confirm anything about injuries or deaths among the passengers or crew, he added. Mario Justo, chief of the Iquitos airport, said that a single- engine plane belonging to a Baptist missionary institute crashed en route to Iquitos on Friday. 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"When you are put in those situations, the growth you can accomplish is great. And that's how I live my life." • Reporter Tana Thomson can be reached at 823-6464, Ext. 173, or by e-mail at sjtthomson @saljournal.com. ^Enchanted Cottage-^k 1311 South Santa Fe;» Salina TRooma OrFunS Salina's Special "Speciality" ShopI^ Open Wed. - Sat. 10 - 5 •'"'^ (78g )i *93-9102 • III lew Puzzles •«l Bolls 785-^227-9922 * \ \})vciult\ Doll Slnnvrooiii fhrlhe yinitii^ it y<mn\i at heart." Lee Middleton Is 'ewborn Wonder Playbaby has arrived! LoL 'iilctl in Aiild Lang Sync 101 N. Sanui Fc. Saliiiii Salina Journal ,Connccilngcomn>iinlll$su)lth information (USPS 476-060) Published seven days a week, 3&5 days a year at 333 S. i=ourlh, P.p. Boif 740 ' Salina, KS 67402, by Salina Journal Inc. ' ' j' Periodical postage paid at Salina, KS Postmaster, send changes of address to: i : The Salina Journal, P.O.. 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