The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 24, 2001 · Page 5
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Salina, Kansas
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Tuesday, April 24, 2001
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THE SALINA JOURNAL TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2001 AS BRIEFLY T BIOTERRORISM Man dies in shooting at school bus yard SAN JOSE, Calif. — A woman was arrested Monday after an early morning shooting at a school bus yard that left one man dead and three women wounded. Cathaline Repunte, 45, was arrested without a struggle after the shooting just before 6 a.m. at the Laidlaw bus yard. Rubens Dalaison, spokesman for San Jose Police Department, said he did not Icnow the woman's job at the company Investigators had not determined the motive for the attack and did not release names of the victims. "She's so quiet she doesn't hardly talk to anybody," Jessie Rodriguez, 51 co-worker, told KPIX-TV. Jury is selected in church bombing trial BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Attorneys picked a jury of 10 whites and six blacks Monday in the murder trial of a former Ku Klux Klansman charged in the 1963 church bombing that killed four black girls. Opening statements were expected today. Thomas Blanton Jr, 62, is charged with murder in the Sept. 15,1963, bombing at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, a gathering place for civil rights demonstrators. The Sunday morning blast killed 11-year-old Denise McNair and 14-year-olds Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley and Carole Robertson. Blanton has pleaded not guilty and has said repeatedly he was not involved. Prosecutors contend the bombing was carried out by a handful of Klansmen to intimidate blacks seeking an end to segregation laws. Station's new robot moves hand 24 feet CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — With astronauts at the controls, the international space station's new 58-foot robot arm took its first baby step Monday, lifting one hand and putting it down 24 feet away "Congratulations. You've just added a new part of the station," radioed Mission Control. "We've got a lot of excited people up here," replied space station astronaut Susan Helms. Because of a series of tests, it took three hours for the arm — a high-tech construction crane with a hand on each end — to complete its first inchworm-like step. With one hand holding on, the hand at the other end of the arm released a temporary handle on the space station and eventually plugged itself into a socket 24 DICKINSON ^ THEATRES ^ 2 Convenient Ways To Get Sliowtimesl • Call The Theatre Direct (listed below) OR. • Visit us online at Central Mall 8 (TBS) 825-9105 2259 S. ,9th St. SALINA, KS feet away The arm aced aU of its tests. "This was one of those linchpins that had to work, and it looks like it's going to work," said space station resident Jim Voss. "We're looking forward to using it to keep building the station." Moratorium imposed on large hog farms LATTA, S.C.— Fearing large- scale pollution from animal waste. Gov. Jim Hodges on Monday imposed a 15-day moratorium on building massive new hog farms in South Carolina. The emergency order will give state environmental regulators time to consider permit applications by Virginia-based Smithfield Foods, which wants to build two huge hog farms. Hodges said officials were also considering imposing a longer ban. "We cannot allow our rich and vibrant quality of life to be eroded by reckless out-of- state hog factory farms," Hodges said. "I call on the Legislature to take action. Toughen our laws and defend our families." Smithfield and its North Carolina subsidiary, Carroll's Foods, want to house 32,000 hogs on two farms. Similar large-scale farms have created powerful odors and are blamed for water pollution throughout neighboring North Carolina. New Zealand will try to rescue Americans WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A New Zealand air force plane took off today to rescue four ailing Americans on an Antarctic research station, defying high winds that grounded a separate airlift for a sick American doctor at the South Pole. A C130 Hercules left Christchurch, New Zealand, at 5:25 a.m. (12:25 p.m. Central time Monday) for a 7%-hour flight to McMurdo Station to retrieve the four Americans in need of medical attention, according to Peter West of the U.S. National Science Foundation in Washington. The departure came hours after blowing snow, high winds and low visibility forced another air crew to announce it would delay attempts for at least 24 hours to reach Dr Ronald Shemenski at the Amundsen Scott-South Pole station in Antarctica. West said the Royal New Zealand Air Force plane would reach a point of "safe return" about four hours into its flight, when it would determine if weather conditions are suitable for landing at McMurdo, 800 miles from the South Pole. Reformer wins landslide in Japan TOKYO — A renegade in the ruling party, Junichiro Koizumi, took a commanding position to become Japan's next prime minister, winning a landslide Monday in a vote among party rank-and-file eager for change. After his surprise victory in i^nmiMi voting by local KOIZUMI chapters, the first phase of the race for party president, Koizumi then won the support of a top party powerbroker, virtually guaranteeing his win in a second- round vote by party lawmakers today The winner of the Liberal Democratic Party presidential race is guaranteed election by Parliament to replace unpopular Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori, since the legislature is controlled by the LDP and its two coalition partners. A win by Koizumi, a self- styled maverick who has promised to reform the long- ruling party, would be a punishing blow to a comeback attempt by former Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto, the old-guard favorite. London tries to improve smell LONDON —Call it Eau d'Underground — aromatherapy for weary commuters. Perfumed "air enhancer" was released into three busy London subway stations Monday, the start of a monthlong trial to see whether a sweet smell can improve the journeys of subway passengers. London Underground describes the fragrance as a "rich, rosy, jasmine bouquet with a touch of herbs" — though one passenger likened it to a cross between perfume and insect repellent. From Wire Service Reports Midstates 2 2450 S. 9th St. (785) 825-9105 SAUNA, KS Prairie View BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES Services for all ages with assessment and tre9tttentfor;i: i r • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), • Cliild, Marriage and Family Issues • Dementia • Depression & Anxiety . • Compulsive Gambling ' > • Anger Managemeni; • Employee Assistance Progrgfms. • • •'t,/ Salina:645EUriin,SuiteC' Appointments 827-5200 • 800-'992-6292 . Hours: Sam • 5pm, Monday - Fnday Seha^laEspanol. Train here for the biggest race of them all. The Human one. Sponsored by: '^Salina Journal RACISM "/vvr /v YWCA National Day of Commitment to Eliminate Racism Friday, April 27, 11:30-1:00 YWCA Racism Study Circle and Luncheon Luncheon cost $5.00 per person. Call the YWCA for reservations at 825-4626. Race Against Racism Saturday, April 28 8:00 a.m. 5 Mile Competition Race 2 Mile March Bill Burke Park, Sallna The Difference is in the " 0^ " 651 E. Prescott YW5\ Salina, KS 67401 Preparing for attack Scientists detail Web-based terrorist surveillance By ERIN McCLAM The Associated Press ATLANTA — As Democrats gathered in Los Angeles last summer to nominate Al Gore for president, health officials were quietly using a new, Web- based tracking system to watch for biological terrorism. The network linked 11 hospital emergency rooms, an airport and federal health officials, who checked a secure Internet site as often as every liour to detect signs of bacteria circulated to spread deadly disease. Web tracking allowed specialists to look for patterns in symptoms during the convention rather than waiting for doctors' diagnoses. Had bioter- rorists struck, the system would have given the city a critical head start in fighting back. Details of the network were revealed Monday at a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conference in Atlanta. "There may only be a short window of opportunity to provide treatment" during bioter- rorist attacks at high-profile events like political conventions and sports championships, said Elizabeth Ban­ croft, a CDC epidemiologist in Los Angeles County For 16 days sandwiching the convention Aug. 14-17, emergency rooms and an airport clinic were checked for seven types of alarming symptoms — including rashes with fever, meningitis and unexplained death. Hospitals fed the symptom reports to the secure Web site, and CDC and county health officials crunched the numbers at least every four hours — hourly at peak times. The system, based on a smaller model used at the 1999 World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle, needs to be modified, with fine-tuned detection of a broader range of bioterrorist attacks. "We need to be able to confront the unexpected — whether that be the influenza epidemic, West Nile virus in the Northeast or the threat of bioterrorism," said James Hughes of the CDC's National Center for Infectious Diseases. Still, the project had its critics at the conference Monday. One pointed out the Web-based surveillance ignored toxic chemical agents. Another wondered about the cost-effectiveness of the project. No cost BST timate was figured for the project, Bancroft said. 2001 Spring Poetry Reading Series Tuesday Evenings Carol Mickett April 24 7:30 p.m. Capers Caf^ and Bakerf 109 N. Santa Fe $2.50 Admission sponsored by the Salina Arts.& Humanities Commission and the Salina Public Library. ^ Quality Furniture ^ toiv Prites • fii-Sfore Financing Your Full Line IRNITURE STORI In-Store Financing F " BARRY S URNITURE H2r>-r>7(»7 • I l."> S. nroinlway. SaUim Moil.- rii. 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