The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 13, 1996 · Page 1
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 1

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, October 13, 1996
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e^ 'Cats back Kansas State bounces back to down Missouri / D1 SPORTS 1 comng HOMEl GREAT PLAINS EDITION 1996 SPECIAL SECTION High: 85 Low: 57 Sunny and breezy today with south winds of 15to25mph/D7 WEATHER Classified/C1 Crossword / B8 Deaths/A11 Great Plains / A3 Life/B1 Money/ E1 Sports / D1 Viewpoints / A4 INDEX Salina Journal SUNDAY OCTOBER 13, 1996 SALINA, KANSAS $1.50 In the An Inmate with a history of "running" has his ankles shackled by Dep. Jim Parker before being taken to a court appearance. LOCKUP Story by SHARON MONTAGUE /The Salina Journal Photos by DAVIS TURNER /The Salina Journal Inmates returning from court appearances are uncuffed In the booking area of the new addition to the Saline County Jail as they await return to their cells. After early problems, jail runs smoothly for county I obert Peterman sat comfortably behind the computerized board, eyeing the orange-clad men imprisoned behind walls made of security glass. One inmate held up two fingers, the other four. "They're negotiating the te^vision channel," Peterman, a corrections officer for the Saline County Jail, noted mat- ter-of-factly. Like the electronic doors, the televisions are controlled from the outside of the cells. Another inmate stood between two locked doors in the jail's medium-security unit. He'd been let out of his cell area and was waiting for Peterman to unlock a second door so he could go to a scheduled appointment. It was a run-of-the-mill Wednesday morning in the jail, which houses about 144 men and women on any given day. A year and a half after the opening of the expanded jail, officials said the kinks have been worked out. • Inmates' medical costs difficult for county to manage / Page A9 And while the jail's budget has increased by about 55 percent since 1983, the increase is being offset by about $780,000 in income from several sources, including rental of bed space to other counties and the U.S. Marshal Service; $10-a-day payments to the county by prisoners who are on work-release programs; reimbursements from the city of Salina for care of city prisoners; and $5- a-visit charges to inmates who see a jail nurse or a doctor. Peterman said the jail is running smoothly, and he and other corrections • officers feel safer in the new facility. Problems addressed quickly The $8.1 million, 150-bed jail,addition, paid for through a 2'/a-year, half-cent sales tax, was opened in April 1995. The new booking area of the jail has video Imaging for mug shots, a technology See JAIL, Page A8 used In only a few jails In Kansas. Detoxification cells are just off the booking area. T CAMPAIGN '96 DOLE Dole to step up attack Republican plans speech to attack Clinton's character By BRIAN MCGRORY The Boston Globe WASHINGTON — Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole is planning to deliver a "serious, sober" address before Wednesday's debate, outlining President Clinton's character shortcomings and promoting his own trustworthiness, several Republicans familiar with the plan said Saturday. The plan was approved by Dole in a 50-minute strategy session Saturday. Several advisers, led by campaign vice chairman William Bennett, successfully argued that such a speech might set the tone of the debate and spur a specific question from an audience member or moderator Jim Lehrer that would allow Dole to further probe the character issue. Those strategists recommended that Dole remain aggressive but not personal during Wednesday's debate, because any hard jabs might seem inappropriate given the format — questions from and direct interaction with an audience. In that forum, Dole will probably call Clinton to task on a new set of issues. One likely possibility: Clinton's opposition to a ban on late-term abortions. The campaign would not pub'- licly discuss the plan for the speech. But one senior campaign aide said Saturday, "IJole could well spell out a little further the trust issue and spell out the differences between him and Clinton." That aide discounted the notion, promoted Friday by Bennett, that a list of Clinton's ethical trans-^ gressions would be released by the Dole campaign or that a news conference would be conducted by Dole surrogates to highlight Clinr ton's flaws in character. "That's riot going to happen," the aide said. The decision on the San Diego speech — unique in that it will occur at a time when candidates are traditionally in seclusion preparing for the debate — was made during a meeting Saturday that capped a week of virtual chaos on the campaign trail. ; Dole, still facing double-digit deficits in polls, has been caught in a hail of contradictory advice from his senior strategists on how hard to push the issue of Clinton's character, leaving his campaign in flux and appearing indecisive heading into the final weeks of the race. It is a staggering dilemma for Dole. On the one hand, several advisers told him he cannot win this presidential election, or even be competitive, without a stepped-up assault on Clinton's character. They argue that he has a responsibility not only to his party, but to his country, to raise questions about White^ water, the FBI files and Hillary Rod' ham Clinton's disappearing and reappearing Rose Law Firm files. T CAMPAIGN '96: U.S. SENATE Brownback, Docking in tight race as they fight for middle Both claim opponent is extremist in sheep's clothing By LEW FERGUSON The Associated Press TOPEKA — Three weeks from election day, Jill Docking and Sara Brownback appear to be neck-and- neck in their race to see who claims Bob Dole's old seat in the U.S. Senate, with both sides accusing the other of spreading lies and distortions. Docking has maintained her central theme — first enunciated on primary election night in August — that Brownback is a Republican conservative "extremist" who she says wants to shortchange Medicare funding, opposes real campaign reform and fights reasonable gun control. Brownback has accused Docking of being a traditional Democratic liberal, citing her state chairmanship of Michael Dukakis' presidential campaign in 1988, and what he says is her opposition to tax cuts, tort reform and a balanced budget amendment. She says she is a traditional conservative Kansas Democrat in the mold of her famous father-in-law, the late Gov. Robert Docking, and the proof is her close relationship with Kansas businesses as commander of the Kansas Cavalry under Gov. Joan Finney and her profession as a stockbroker. „» Brownback says he is a much more traditional Kansas Republican than he has been painted by his primary election opponent, Sheila Frahm, and Docking. He says Docking's attempts to paint him as a Newt Gingrich Republican revolutionary are failing among moderate Republicans. Each campaign claims its polling has its candidate ahead. Two independent polls conducted for news orr ganizations in September had Brownback ahead by 5 and 6 percentage points. "My assessment is it's pretty much a dead heat and will be right up to the end," Docking said. "I think it's close," Brownback said, "but I don't know that it's going to go down to the wire. It won't be a cliffhanger."

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