The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 28, 2001 · Page 5
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Salina, Kansas
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Saturday, April 28, 2001
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THE SALINA JOURNAL SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2001 AB Ecuador / Trees Maps / County to get new view disappearing FROM PAGE A1 they continue to cut down their trees they could be gone anywhere from 20 to 100 years. But they need a way to make a living. For the past 2% years, Logback has focused on finding sustainable alternatives to cut- tihg down the rain forests, which, Logback said, are still intact. "Basically, they are sitting on a gold mine," Logback said. There is a wealth of products from furniture and jewelry to household products to medicinal plants that can cure or help diseases and ailments from arthritis and herpes to cancer, Logback said. Logback said the craft cooperative has had great luck selling tlie product to the Smithsonian Institution and will be meeting with Esprit de Corp. in Germany to talk about purchasing necklaces and bracelets for Esprit's spring clothing line. Logback said the cooperative also is going to come out with a line of jewelry with thicker bamboo pieces and seeds to appeal to high school kids. But the cooperative still is very small. In the 15 months it's had an international market, Logback said, it's sold about $28,000 worth of crafts. There are about 300 artisans who are in the cooperative. Logback works with seven communities full time and has visited more than 20. Racism holding them bacl( But finding a market for their goods isn't the only thing inhibiting the indigenous people. "There is so much racism. So much closed-mindedness," Logback said. "You never get on top unless you steal, or your fainily has a contact or you are a white person." Logback said the indigenous people aren't even allowed to • open bank accounts without the support of the foundation. Ecuador is an OPEC country About 50 percent of its income comes from oil, but most of that money never leaves the hands of the government or the wealthy class, Logback said. "It is very old boy," Logback said. Most of the people live in huts with bamboo walls and thatch roofs. People with a little more wealth have tin roofs and painted walls. Logback is committed to the cooperative for the next five years. This summer, however, she wants to be in the United States to compete in triathlons and to do speaking engagements. Within the next five years, she wants to publish a book based on the journal she has kept since she's been in Ecuador. That's a lot on the plate for someone who is a self-proclaimed workaholic. But, she • said, "I'm a big dreamer." • Reporter Tana Thomson can be reached at 823-6464, Ext. 173, or by e-mail at sjtthomson@sal FROM PAGE A1 will be much more accurate, county officials say, and reflect the current makeup of the county "A lot of the advantages are things people will never see," Fowler said. "But if people have a need to see their property, it will be more readily available and have a greater degree of accuracy.'' High-tech detail Though the intricacies of the technology that will make the new photos possible are complex, the process by which they are produced are not. Aerial photos are taken using digital cameras equipped with global positioning system equipment. That equipment links the camera with global positioning equipment on the ground and on the satellite, and provides a high degree of accuracy in locating particular points. That accuracy, for the purpose of the city and county, will be transferred to a computer screen — something new for the city, but not the county Computer-screen images are made up of many, tiny image units called pixels. The benefit of the digital ortho photography, said Fowler, is that each one of those pixels "has a coordinate in the GPS world." The city's picture will be a mass of half-foot pixels, which means that each, 6-inch-by-6- inch area in Salina wiU represent one pixel on a computer screen. The picture of the rest of Saline County will be a mass of 2-foot pixels, with each pixel on the screen showing a 2-foot-by- 2-foot parcel. By mouse clicking onto an ob­ ject in a photograph, city employees will be able to get a global positioning system coordinate for that object. Conversely, by typing a global positioning location into the computer, an image of that particular object or location will appear. Detail and information The current county photos are integrated, as the new photos will be, with a computer program in use by both the city and county called geographical information system. That program provides information about property. For example, the city is loading information into the program about city utilities. Terry Stithem, the city's utility coordinator, said the information includes the size and location of city water lines — even when the lines were installed and who installed them. The new photos will offer far more detail — showing everything from manhole covers to fire hydrants, said Shawn O'Leary, city engineer. The city constantly loads new information into the system, such as a record of all city traffic signs. That sort of detail and accuracy, said Broberg, should make map viewing in city and county offices a confusion-clearing experience. "When a customer comes in, they'll be able to say, 'Oh, yeah, that's the garage, or that's the creek,' or whatever," said Broberg. "It will never be perfect, but at this point this is as close as we can get." • Reporter Nate Jenkins can be reached at 823-6464, Ext. 139, or by e-mail at sjnjenkins@sal NASA engineers scrambling Budget / Plan draws different responses By The Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — With time running out, NASA engineers scrambled Friday to get key computers working aboard the international space station, crippled by the perplexing problem for much of this week. The computer trouble is the biggest problem to hit the 2V2- year-old orbiting outpost yet. NASA wanted space shuttle Endeavour to remain docked at the space station for an extra two days — until Monday — while astronauts tried to fix the problem. The space agency pressed Russia to delay the launch of a Soyuz rocket, but had to settle for assurances the capsule would not arrive at the station until the shuttle was gone. The rocket was scheduled to blast off today from Kazakstan, carrying the world's first space tourist, California millionaire Dennis Tito. Although it's only FROM PAGE A1 "There are painful choices in the budget," he said. Turning the tide Rep. Ralph Tanner, R-Baldwin City, feels comfortable that improvements for U.S. Highway 59 are safe. - And, he said, the bill keeps the Legislature's promise to higher 'education. "The principal difficulty will come in adjustments that may have to be made in local government," Tanner said. He said schools won't receive as much money as hoped. "I don't think we have cut programs as much as we've cut expectations," he said. Rep. Bob Bethell, R-Alden, thinks it's time to retool. As health costs continue to grow and the economy hits the skids, he thinks it's time to stop business as usual. "We need to be creative and say 'How can we do it within limitations the future holds for us,' " he said. "There's going to have to be some real business acumen." King of Clubs Comer of Pacific & Ohio » Salina • 820-2869 [ Friday, April 27 Cheryl Johnson & Downside Up Sat., April 28 Roadhousc Rockiii Bliips of |immy Lewin and the King Tones $4.00 at the door. Shows start at 9:30 p.m. [OME FLOORING hEEKFOR LIVING FINE CARPCrS SINCE I m MAhNINGTON SEE AND FEEL THE DIFFERENCE'" SUNFLOWER QRPETONE 2559 Market Place • 5 Blocks North of Wal-Mart on 9th st. 825-6260 / 1-800-748-7493 Hours: Monday & Thursday 9-7, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 9-5:30, Closed Sunday. Financing Available. FREEBERNINA Free! Imagine that. ^ A free Activa 130, value $1,399, when you buy an Artlsta 180E? Yep, that's right. 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Three control-and-command computers began failing in the Destiny laboratory Tuesday night. Only one was back on line Friday as-flight controllers worked with the space station astronauts to revive one of the disabled machines and replace the other. P OOL S ERVICE S PA S ERVICE W ATER C HEMISTRY Pool's Plus of Salina 823-POOL • 2501 Market Place BENNETT AUTOPLEX, INC. 651S. Ohio/Salina/785-823-6372/1-800-569-5653 BOP/oQS Simmons Beautyrest & Backcare 1 Queen Beautyrest Exped'ition Rrm Set REG. $909 SUE ^454 1 QueenBeaulyrestCotswoMPi|hwTonSet-RoorSample ^ _ REG. $ 1.499 SAlif SMM ^749 1 Queen Haven RIlow Top Set Roa Sample REG. $1,099 SUM ^549 2 Queen Harmony Backcare Set 1 -Roor Sample REG. $930 SU£^46S 1 Queen Beautyrest Expedition Pillow Top Set REG. $949 SUE ^474 1 Full Beautyrest Expedition Pillow Top Set REG. $919 SUE ^459 1 Twin Bacl<guard Barcelona Set REG. $390 SUE ^249 1 Full Bacl<guard Barcelona Set REG. $470 SUE^299 AUTO. 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