The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 14, 1996 · Page 2
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A2 MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1996 NEWS & EUEIMTS THE SALINA JOURNAL A Look Ahead 14 Monday • BINGO: ODAT Bingo. 5 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. bingo. Alano Club, 244 S. Santa Fe. 825-9923. • BINGO: Eagles Aerie Bingo. 7 p.m., 146 N. Seventh. 823-2534. • BOOK DISCUSSION: "A is for Alibi," by Sue Graflon. 7 p.m., Campbell Room, Salina Public Library, 301 W. Elm. 8254624. • DINNER: "Naturally You Dinner," After 5 Club, Christian Business and Professional Women. 6:30 p.m., Penn Campus, Salina Regional Health Center. $7.25. 8250394, 827-7622. • PUBLIC MEETING: Salina City Commission. 4 p.m., Room 107, City-County Building, 300 W. Ash. 826-7250. • PUBLIC MEETING: Youth Task Force Junior High School, the Partnership. 7 p.m., Central Kansas Foundation, 1805 S. Ohio. 825-6224. • PUBLIC MEETING: Ell-Saline School Board. 7 p.m., Happy Corner School, 1757 N. Halstead. 827-1121. • GYPSUM: Public meeting, Southeast of Saline School Board, 7:30 p.m., Room 101, 5056 E. K-4 Highway. 536-4291. • RUSSELL: "Cozy Up For Fall," Russell After 5 Club Dinner. 7-9 p.m., Russell Elks Club, South Highway 281. $6.75. 483-6054. 15 Tuesday • BINGO: Salina Charter Chapter ABWA Bingo. 4 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. bingo. Jack Pat Bingo, 411 E. Walnut. 825-2210. • BINGO: AMBUC Emporium Bingo, sponsored by Noon Network AMBUC. 5 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. bingo. 155 N. Seventh. 823-2229. • BRUNCH: "A Fair Trade," Christian Women's Club No. 2.9:30-11:30 a.m., Red Coach Inn Restaurant. $6. 826-9176. • EVENT: Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Salfna Recruitment Challenge '96. Special guest Olympian Steve Fritz. 7-8 p.m., Student Union, Kansas Wesleyan University. 825-5509. • LUNCHEON: "Ease-E Entertaining," Christian Women's Club No. 1.12:30 p.m., Salina Country Club. $8.50. 827-8909, 823-6169. • MEETING: Salina Storytelling Guild, 7 p.m., Campbell Room of Salina Public Library, free, 825-4624 or 826-7410. • NORTON: Concert featuring the St. Louis Brass Quintet. 7:30 p.m., East Campus Auditorium. $3. 877-3497. T PRESIDENTIAL RACE Dole might make push for California Republican pins hope for nationwide victory with win out West, aides to Dole say By RICHARD L. BERKE The New York Times CAMPAIGN WASHINGTON — Confronting polls that show President Clinton dominant in nearly every region of the country, aides to Bob Dole said Sunday that they had tentatively decided to pour resources into California and pull back in other important states like New Jersey and Ohio. After Dole met for with his closest advisers Saturday, participants said there was near unanimous agreement that they should make an all-out push for California. The strategy is considered risky, and the decision comes quite late for a national campaign: just three weeks before the election and at a time when Dole continues to trail the president in national polls by double-digit margins. This state-by-state strategy has been the subject of internal debate in the campaign for weeks and also comes as the campaign has been focusing in recent days on another crucial strategy: whether Dole should attack the president on the issues of ethics "The map that was presented to him was a California victory strategy. There seemed to be pretty much unanimity that California was the way to go." senior aide to Bob Dole and character, particularly in the final presidential debate on Wednesday in San Diego. At least 11 states, with 122 electoral votes, still appear too close to call, and a decision to compete vigorously in a state as big as California — with a fifth of the electoral votes needed for victory — means that the campaign would be diverting millions of dollars from some of these battlegrounds. But Dole aides said they were buoyed by the well-regarded Field Poll last week showing that Dole had cut Clinton's lead there to 10 points, The aides cautioned that Dole had not signed off on the electoral strategy decision, and could always change course, and campaigns do sometimes try to mislead opponents on strategy. One senior aide to Dole offered this view: "The map that was presented to him was a California victory strategy. There seemed to be pretty much unanimity that California was the way to go. The pot of money is not unlimited and it has to come from somewhere." The Dole campaign faces these decisions because three weeks before the election, an analysis of the latest state polls and interviews with political professionals show that Clinton is overwhelming Dole in nearly every region except the narrow swath of the Great Plains that runs from North Dakota to Texas. The state-by-state numbers are telling because the race for the White House boils down to which contender can pile up 270 of the 538 Electoral College votes. An analysis by The New York Times found that 26 states, and the District of Columbia, now lean toward Clinton for a total of 325 electoral votes; the 13 states favoring Dole amount to 101 electoral votes. The remaining 11 states appear too close to call. But even if Dole won every tossup state, they would not put him over the top. Ross Perot appears far out of reach of win- ning any state. , The aides to Dole contended that an aggressive campaign in California would cost about $4 million, much of which would have gone into Midwestern battlegrounds like Ohio and Illinois, as well as New Jersey. He is trailing by double digits in polls in all three states. Such a path would be a fundamental change because just Sunday, Dole campaigned in New Jersey and has campaigned there frequently. If the campaign decides to compete hard in California, it may not totally forfeit Ohio and New Jersey, but would likely scale back sharply there, the aides said. Of those two states, aides said Dole appeared most enthusiastic about his prospects in Ohio. New Jersey is seen as a bigger potential drain of resources because advertising in the New York market is much more expensive than elsewhere. And while Dole has not been advertising in Illinois, aides said he would if he decided not to pursue the California plan. Scott Reed, the Dole campaign manager, said that he saw California as winnable. "We'll be fighting it out in half a dozen to eight battleground states, including California," Reed said. "We're going for it." He said Dole could win if he captured "California and the Midwest and a fe s w cherry pickers in the Northeast." Reed cited New Hampshire, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware as "all winnable — all reachable." But Dole is well behind in the polls in all five states. T NATION OF ISLAM Farrakhan suggests crack lawsuit Suit would result if evidence showed CIA involvement with drugs By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Louis Farrakhan said he wants the Nation of Islam to file a class-action lawsuit on behalf of crack addicts if the sect's lawyers find evidence that CIA operatives funneled crack cocaine into America's black communities. The class also would include the families of crack addicts "and FARRAKHAN ^Salina Journal Published seven days a week, 365 days a year at 333 S. Fourth, P.O. Box 740, Salina, Kan. 67402, by Salina Journal Inc. HARRIS RAYL, publisher DEPARTMENTS • ADVERTISING; JEANNY SHARP, director • BUSINESS: DAVID MARTIN; manager ' • NEWS: ; SCOTT SEIRER, executive editor 823-61363 Salina CIRCULATION: BRYAN SANDMBER, manager PRODUCTION: DAVID ATKINSON, manager 1-800-827- Kansas • NO PAPER?: If your paper doesn't arrive by 6:30 am. weekdays or 7 am weekends and holidays, call your carrier or the number above. In Salina, If you call by 10 a.m., your paper will be delivered that day. Out-of-town subscribers will receive missed papers the following day. those who have been victimized by crime as a result of the crack addicts," Farrakhan told Newsweek magazine. Excerpts of interview were released Sunday. Farrakhan also said he would like to speak with Jewish leaders while in New York this week for Wednesday's World Day of Atonement, a demonstration he is sponsoring to mark the one-year anniversary of the Million Man • March in Washington. Many Jews consider Farrakhan an anti-Semite for statements he has made about their religion. "We reaUy need to sit and talk as civilized and intelligent human beings, and if they can show me where I am in error, then I accept th^t," Farrakhan told the magazine, which is to appear on newsstands today. "I don't wish to go into New York with the Jewish community feeling that I'm coming there to say or do things to affect them, but I'm coming from the basis of atonement, reconciliation and responsibility." 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This year Farrakhan and former NAACP executive director Benjamin Chavis plan a gathering outside the United Nations to appeal for an end to "injustice, exploitation, violence and war" throughout the world. Farrakhan went on a five-week, 18-nation tour this year that included meetings with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, Moammar Gadhafi, the Libyan leader, and other dictators accused by the United States of exporting international terror. The trip may have cost him support from participants in last year's march. Neither Kweisi Mfume, executive director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; National Urban League President Hugh Price; nor Joseph Lowery, president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, is attending the New York 1 rally. ' TFIRE Fire at Big Sur may grow By The Associated Press LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. — Fire crews set backfires Sunday hoping to thwart a 9,500-acre wildfire that was expected to grow significantly in the steep slopes of the southern Big Sur. The backfires were set along a road about two miles north of the steep terrain where the main blaze' was burning out of control. By early evening, the fire was only 20 percent contained, fire bosses said. About 2,300 firefighters were on the lines, handicapped by a lack of passable roads and slop- ing terrain with some grades as steep as 70 percent. Air support from 11 tankers " and 11 helicopters also was lim-,' ited, first by thick morning fog and then by a smoke-trapping inversion layer cutting visibili- i ty near the ground. The blaze, believed to have been started by an arsonist, be-.-. gan last week and has destroyed one home and nine outbuildings, . fire officials said. 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