The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 27, 2001 · Page 12
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B2 FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2001 GREAT PLAINS THE SALINA JOURNAL A look Ahead T SMOKY VALLEY • Extended calendar / Page D'3 27 FrMay • MUSIC: Salina Arts and Humanities Commission presents Art a la Carte featuring vocal music by South Middle Sciiool Sensations. 12:20 p.m., Campbell Plaza, 100 block of South Santa Fe Avenue. Free. 309-5770. • MUSIC: Cheryl Johnson and Downside Up. 9:30 p.m., King of Clubs, 1056 E. Pacific. $4. • PROGRAM: Fair housing seminar: "Visibility: A New Opportunity for Neighborhoods" and "Getting Acquainted with the City of Salina Neighborhood Services." 1-5 p.m., Bicentennial Center. Free. To register, call 309-5745. • PROGRAM: National Day of Commitment featuring'Racism Study Circle and Luncheon. 11:30 a.m.-l p.m., YWCA, 651 E. Prescott. $5. For reservations, call 825-4626. • PUBLIC MEETING: Convention and Tourism Committee. 7:30 a.m., 120 W. Ash. 827-9301. • THEATER: Salina South High School drama department presents the musical "Godspell." 7:30 p.m., South High School. $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and students, and $3 for students with activity ticl<ets. 826-4766. • THEATER: Kansas Wesleyan University theater department presents "Steel t\/lagnolias." 8 p.m., Fitzpatrlck Auditonum, Sams Hall of Fine Arts. $5 for adults, $3 for students and free for Wesleyan students. 827-5541, Ext. 5109. • THEATER: Salina Community Theatre presents "Inherit the Wind." 8 p.m., 303 E. Iron. 827-3033. • HAYS: Hays Arts Council presents "Spring Gallery Walk 2001." 7-9 p.m., Hay's Art Council, 112 E. 11th. For other locations, contact Hays Arts Council. • HAYS: 36th Annual Fort Hays State University National Intercollegiate Rodeo. 7:30 p.m.. Fort Hays Outdoor Arena. (785) 628-4206. • LINDSBORG: "Short Stuff," one- act plays. 8 p.m., Mingenback Theater, Bethany College. (785) 241-0731. • MCPHERSON: McPherson High School theater department presents 'The Will Rogers Follies: A Life In Review." 7:30 p.m., high school auditorium. $5 for adults, $3 for students and $3 for senior citizens. (620) 241-4510. 28 Saturday • EVENT: Three Rivers District Scout Show and Pinewood Derby Race. 9:30 a.m. derby inside; 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Scout show outside, Central Mall. $2.827^461. • EVENT: Third Annual YWCA of Salina "Race Against Racism." 8 a.m.. Bill Burke Park. 825-4626. • FUND-RAISER: Salina Habitat for Humanity Yard & Garden Auction. 1-3 p.m., Central Mall. 823-9331. • MUSIC: Texas-style blues of Jimmy Lewin and The King Tones. 9:30 p.m., King of Clubs, 1056 E. Pacific. $4. • PROGRAM: NovelKansas 2001 featuring Jim and Kate Lehrer, wnter's workshop 2-3:30 p.m., Prescott Room, Salina Public Library 825-4624. • PROGRAM: Lecture featuring Jim Lehrer, anchor and executive director of Public Broadcasting System's "Jim Lehrer News Hour" and his wife, Kate. 7:30-9 p.m., Sams Chapel, Kansas Wesleyan University. Free. 825-4624. • THEATER: Salina South High School drama department presents the musical "Godspell." 7:30 p.m., South High School. $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and students, and $3 for students with activity tickets. 826-4766. • THEATER: Kansas Wesleyan University theater department presents "Steel Magnolias." 8 p.m., Fitzpatrlck Auditorium, Sams Hall of Fine Arts. $5 for adults, $3 for students and free for Wesleyan students. 827-5541, Ext. 5109. • THEATER: Salina Community Theatre presents "Inherit the Wind." 8 p.m., 303 E. Iron. 827-3033. . • TRIP: Salina Parks and Recreation Department sponsors a trip to Minden, Neb., and Kearney, Neb. April 28-29, $100 per person, double occupancy 309-5765. • ABILENE: Great Plains Theatre Festival presents "Charlotte's Web." 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., 300 Mulberry $3.1888-222-4574. • BROOKVILLE: Old-Fashioned Spring Round-up. 8 a.m. with lunch and steak supper at Castle Rock Bed and Breakfast. (785) 225-6782 or 1888-225-6865. • DENMARK: Fifth Annual Herb Day and more. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Denmark Hall. Free. (785) 277-3440. • HAYS: 36th Annual Fort Hays State University National Intercollegiate Rodeo. 9 a.m. slack performance; 1:30 p.m. matinee; 7:30 p.m. performance, Fort Hays Outdoor Arena. (785) 6284206. • HAYS: 'Take a Look At Kansas" program series at Historic Fort Hays "Grandmother's Garden; Growing Flowers on the Great Plains." 2 p.m., 1472 Hwy. 183 Alt. (785) 625-6812. • GYPSUM: FCCU National Meeting Delegates fried chicken picnic. 6:30 p.m.. Southeast of Saline High School Commons. By donation. Reservations recommended, (785) 536-4286. • GYPSUM: Southeast of Saline . drama department presents "Faith County." 7:30 p.m. $4. • LINDSBORG: "Short Stuff," one- act plays. 8 p.m., Mingenback Theater, Bethany College. (785) 241-0731. • LINDSBORG: Justin McRoberts in concert. 8 p.m., Presser Hall, Bethany College. $5 advance and $7 at the door. (785) 227-3380, Ext. 8185 or 8132. • LINDSBORG: Lindsborg Area Artists Studio Open House. 1-6 p.m. (785)227-2217. • MCPHERSON: McPherson High School theater department presents 'The Will Rogers Follies: A Life In Review." 7:30 p.m., High school auditorium. $5 for adults, $3 for students and $3 for senior citizens. (620) 241-4510. • WATERVILLE: Victorian Days. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $20 for adults and $5 for children under 12. (785) 363-2045 or (785) 363-2061. Listing Events Items for the Calendar of Events should be sent at least two weeks in advance to: Calendar of Events, The Salina Journal, P.O. Box 740, Salina 67402. Be sure to include name, address and telephone number. Drug task force finds meth labs in Salina, Chapman By The Salina Journal Two complete methampheta- mine labs — one in Salina and the other in Chapman — were seized Tuesday following tips to the Salina Police Department, Salina Police Lt. Joe Garman, a member of the I-135/I-70 Drug Task Force, said a lab at 337 S. 10th included meth-mak- ing materials such as 947 pills already popped from blister packs and a handwritten recipe. Meth is made from many common household items, such as cold pills, drain cleaner, iodine and paint thinner, The drug can be made easily in homes or outdoors with a camping stove. Receipts from local stores for cold pills containing ephedrine and psuedoephedrine also were found in the home. Garman said it's believed Warren Hallack, 32, and Tasja Brown, 25, who were arrested, had been making meth at the home for at least the past seven months. He said police were not aware of the couple before. They are being held in the Saline County Jail. Garman said information obtained during seizure of the meth lab led police to Mike Clark's home in Chapman. Dickinson County Undersher- iff John Knachtman said a complete meth lab was discovered there as well. "There was anhydrous ammonia — the whole nine yards," he said, referring to another substance common in the manufacture of meth. Investigators are still searching for Clark. Customer Appreciation & Retirement Sunday, April 29th 2i00 - 4(00 p.m. 612 N. Rothsay . fa5^92.2qi 2 \ Selected Flowers! * < 25% %l Other Florals > ^ (C 1D)'^^ I ^CXt Downtown Minneapolis k Jr SDoor 785-392-3321 H Fashions For Work And Play New Spring Arrivals From Petite Tb Plus The finer womens clothing Fashion Palette Downtown Minneapolis 785-392-3036 9-5, Monday-Saturday • After hours by Appointment Something will be cut, but what? Smoky Valley School Board waiting to decide where to trim By TANA THOMSON The Salina Journal LINDSBORG — The Smoky VaUey School Board, faced w^ith about $200,000 in budget trimming for next school year, decided to put off decisions regarding the fate of some of the district's programs until after the legislative session. They met at a special board meeting Wednesday with the intention of working through a list of programs and positions that tentatively could be cut. "We are waiting to see what the Legislature comes up with so we can take a look at the total funding and what is going to be available," said Bruce Palmer, president of the Smoky Valley School Board. The tentative list includes an elementary art program, activity bus routes, cheerleading, some assistant coaches, a part-time cook and an administrative secretary The school board has to defray an estimated $455,000 deficit in next year's budget. That estimate is based on a budget that includes an additional $50 in base aid per pupil from the state. About 25 parents, teachers and students were there when the board decided to cut the elementary art position at Soderstrom Elementary School, Lindsborg, but kept the same position in the Marquette Elementary School. "It is a matter of funding," said Bruce Palmer, school board president. "The program in Marquette has been in place a lot lionger." 1" Soderstrom's art program is just finishing up its first year. Palmer said. Soderstrom Elementary School students will still have art classes but wUl be taught by their classroom teachers Instead of a separate art teacher. "The art instruction could be handled in Lindsborg just fine," Palmer said. Cutting the secretarial position from fuU time to part time was the only other decision made. While they await the school board's decision, cheerleader hopefuls went ahead with tryouts and wiU proceed as if the program will continue next year, said Tammy Wiegert, Lindsborg, parent of a Smoky Valley High School cheerleader. Palmer said the board will probably make the budget decisions in May and the entire budget will be published in the simi- mer. After trimming, the school board wUl make up the rest of the gap by raising the local option budget from the 4.9 mills it is currently levying. The current levy brings in $214,000 a year. Smoky VaUey can raise its LOB to 14.85 mUls but doesn't know how much it wUl raise it. The board also is looking at increasing and adding fees for sports activities, meals and drivers education. The district's shortfall comes from low enrollment and high costs including utilities and health insurance increases. The district is down the equivalent of about 40 fuU-time students this year. • Reporter Tana Thomson can be reached at 823-6464, Ext. 173, or by e-mail at sjtthomson® sal journal.com Big changes in water law appear imminent By SARAH KESSINGER Harris News Service TOPEKA — Legislators moved to pass significant changes in water law Thursday The measure would create water banks, allow the Equus Beds Groundwater Management District to levy more fees and allow the state to fine irri­ gators who overpump. A conference committee of House and Senate members agreed to combine different bills to create a final proposal. The House passed the conference report late Thursday and sent it to the Senate for a last nod. Under the bill, water banks would be private, nonprofit cor­ porations that would lease water from irrigators or others who own water rights. The banks would require participants to conserve some of their water during a set period. Irrigators not within the area of a water bank could also put water into a "flexible account." The account would allow a farmer to use water over five years without an annual limit. To have an account, an irrigator must agree to use only 90 percent of his annual average use multiplied times five. "It allows flexibility for irrigators, but it also assures conservation," said Rep. Vaughn Flora, D-Topeka, a member of the conference committee. Hero / Goodland man honored at Statehouse FROM PAGE B1 After it was struck, the plane first was pushed up and then rolled left until it was nearly upside down. Vignery said he and another pilot, Lt. Shane Osborne, fought to regain control and made emergency calls. "My thought was, I really couldn't believe this was happening," Vignery said. "I looked at Lt. Osborne ... his eyes were big. I'm sure my eyes were about to pop out of my head also. "After control was regained, Vignery said the mission commander replaced him in the cockpit, and he went to the back of the plane. At one point, the crew pulled out parachutes but the decision was made to fly to the island. "I didn't know we were landing until I heard the landing gear coming down. It was a real smooth landing and a lot of cheering went on," Vignery said. "Everybody was just happy to be alive at that point." As the plane headed to the island, the crew began destroying the sensitive equipment aboard. Vignery declined • to discuss specifics, saying only, "I can teU you a check list was completed." However, government and military officials in Washington said the crew wasn't able to destroy all sensitive material onboard the aircraft. Vignery said the experience hasn't changed his mind about wanting to stay in the Navy Lemur / Newborn growing quickly FROM PAGE B1 Also proudly carrying babies are the refuge's marsupials; several wallabies and kangaroos are hauling "joeys" in their pouches. "When they're born, they're the size of a bumblebee," said Kathy Tolbert, assistant director at the refuge, who once helped raise a kangaroo abandoned by its mother She said immediately after it is born, the baby — blind and hairless — crawls from the birth canal to the safety of its mother's pouch. It will stay there for about nine months, beginning to venture out of the pouch at about six months. Visitors should watch for the marsupials' drooping pouches to determine which have a joey inside. Watch carefully and you might see one stick out a paw or its head. Rife said. Several of them are old enough to start making forays outside moms' pouches as well. Rife said. Tolbert said newborns are always looked forward to because everyone likes spring babies. "The public likes them so much, and so do we," she said. "It's always fun to see new life in the park." • Reporter Kara Rhodes can be reached at 823-6464, Ext. 167, or by e-mail at sjkrhodes @saljournal.com Unlimited -Minut For Li LOCAL FREEDOM UNLIMITED WEEKEND MrNUTES FORLIFEI 300 ANYTIME MINUTES ,' $2995 PER MONTH LOCAL FREEDOM UNLIMITED NIGHT & WEEKEND MINUTES FOR LIFE! mm ANYTIME MINUTES PER MONTH KYOCERA QCP-aOlS $995 ON SELECT RATC PLANS' • TRI-MODE DIGITAL • WEBCAPABU • 15 RINGER TYPES • VIBRA ALERT ENTER TO VY GET THE FREEDOM YOU WANT AND A CHANCE TO WIN S20,000 OF PERSONAL SERVICES TO MAKE YOUR LIFE MORE OF A LIFE.OFFER ENDS SOON. HURRYTOYOURLOCALALLTELSTORE TODAY. The power to simplify WIRELESS LONG DISTANCE 1-800-ALLTEL1 Visit ALLTEL at one of these locations: ALLTEL Retail Stores: Dodge City 1701 N,14th Street (620) 227-3977 Emporia 2313 Industrial {620)343-9000 Garden City 519 W. 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