The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 19, 1996 · Page 1
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 1

Salina, Kansas
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Saturday, October 19, 1996
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Gamel Braves visit Yankees for today's opening of World Series/C1 SPORTS 1871-1996 4 f Long goodbye After 18 years, Sen. Kassebaum prepares to leave office / B1 GREAT PLAINS : Woman blinded by husband bails him out of jam / A7 Insurers reluctant to pay for computerized Pap test / A8 ; ; : ;,.,./ INSIDE ,:,--,• .; V. , High: 76 LAW: 53 Sunny, windy and warmer today with south winds of 20to30mph/B7 WEATHER Salina Journal Classified/C6 Comics / B8 Deaths/A9 Great Plains / B1 Money / B4 Religion / B6 Sports / C1 Viewpoints / B2 INDEX •:'; SATURtW OCTOBER 19, 1996 SALINA, KANSAS SOcehts V CAMPAIGN '96: BOB DOLE Native son returns home Dole has to quiet down Clinton supporters upon return to his home state By TRACI CARL The Associated Press WICHITA — Bob Dole Hew to his home state Friday night to resuscitate his fading presidential campaign only to find a handful of President Clinton supporters. Dole had to rebuke the Clinton supporters at the rally, which had started with a prayer thanking God "for a man like Bob Dole." The hangar at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport was filled with Republican supporters and Republican congressional candidates. As they finished speaking, Dole flew in and the theme from the movie "2001" played. But before Dole could get to the podium to speak, signs supporting Clinton and his running mate Al Gore popped up in the middle of the crowd, prompting boos and hisses from Republican supporters. Dole launched into a speech welcoming the crowd to what he called Clinton's retirement party. But after he was interrupted several times by Clinton supporters who chanted "Four more years," the Republican nominee said, "No more from you," and led the crowd in chanting "No more years." Dole continued his attack on President Clinton's fund-raising efforts, saying, "It's time to tell the American people how you got all this money." U.S. Senate candidates Pat Roberts and Sam Brownback, along with U.S. congressional candidates Jim Ryun and Todd Tiahrt attended the rally. Terri Cliburn, who attended the rally with her husband and three children, said she was going to vote for Dole and other Republicans because they support school choice and a 15 percent tax cut. "We have a family of five and we need the help," she said. Others in the crowd weren't as supportive. Richard Aldrich, a 57-year-old Wichita Machinists' union member who was at the rally, said that "even if Dole was the only one running, I still wouldn't vote for him." The Associated Press Bob Dole Is applauded Friday evening as he quiets a small group of Clinton supporters at a Republican rally in Wichita.' Photos by KELLY PRESNELL / The Salina Journal ABOVE: A heavily "armored" Sir Tyce Mlndrup, a sixth-grader at Salina's Sunset Elementary School, and his trusty steed prepare to joust Friday afternoon during a Renaissance Festival. The school's three sixth-grade classes show the rest of the student body a few of the customs, rituals and magic of 15th century Europe. LEFT: A trio of sixth-graders dance around a maypole as part of the Renaissance Festival. T HURRICANE LILI Cuba hit hard by I hurricane 90-mph winds batter , many Buildings already in a crumbling state By The Associated Press ; HAVANA — President Fidel Castro toured Cuba on Friday, vowing to win the "battle against nature" after Hurricane Lili slashed the island with 90-mph winds and driving rains, collapsing buildings and forcing thousands of residents from their homes. Castro, who had warned of possible "catastrophic" damage from the hurricane, welcomed 100 of the country's 30,000 evacuees into the Revolution Palace, where his cabinet meets. "You have to feel as if at home here," Castro said as they arrived Thursday night. "No storm will tear this down." State news media had no reports of injuries, but Olivet Santana de la Pena, a civil defense worker in the northwestern coastal city of Matanzas, said a man was seriously hurt there when a tree fell on him. By midday, with Lili's center departed, residents of Matanzas, 90 miles south of Florida, were starting to sweep up streets. Children jumped up and down on a storm-downed palm tree branch, using it as a trampoline. The storm killed eight people in Central America earlier this week. Electrical power, cut for most Havana residents Thursday night as a precautionary measure, was being gradually restored Friday afternoon. Castro told state radio that 16,500 tons of citrus, as well as plantain and ground root crops had been damaged on the Isle of Youth, south of the mainland. There was no official report of damage to Cuba's crucial sugar crops. A 1993 storm caused heavy losses to the island's agriculture. The radio also reported 34 houses destroyed in the eastern province of Santiago, where another 111 were partially damaged and 720 more suffered roof damage. EDUCATION Student pilots test their flight skills in regional competition KSU-Salina facilities impress other students in town for collegiate flying contest By CHRIS KOGER The $alina Journal . 'i • ' • _^———— This week has flown by for a group of almost 100 students competing in the air and on the ground at Kansas State Uni- Vereity-Salina. The nine schools from Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma in this year's Region VI National Intercollegiate Flying Association SAFECON regionals competition are pitting their cockpit and classroom skills in hopes of earning regional bragging rights. The three teams scoring the most points will go to Michigan next spring for the national competition. ; "This is a formative stepping stone to an aviation career," said Kelli Hughes, the top judge at the competition and a former National Intercollegiate Flying Association competitor. He was named the top pilot in the organization in 1982. "This opens their eyes to what's available out there," said Hughes, an American Airlines pilot of Boeing 767s and 757s from the Dallas/Fort Worth area. "We stress safety, and it's very present in their minds out here. They have fun, they come out and learn, but safety is always foremost in their minds." Adrian Hernandez, a junior in aviation studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, said students hit the books as soon as they arrived in Salina earlier this week. Students are tested in nine areas, including landings, navigation, aircraft recognition, regulation knowledge and simulator handling. "It's been pretty stressful, but everyone likes what they're doing a lot, so it comes a little easier," said Hernandez, who was a navigator on Wednesday's flight. The two-member teams must prepare a flight plan and estimate how much fuel will be used based on coordinates given half-an-hour before takeoff. Students fly north to Concordia and west to Hays with the Cessna ISO's navigation equipment covered up. Using their flight plan, the students try to fly over four checkpoints where judges are timing them. "I think we did fairly well," Hernandez said. "We were pretty much right on all of the checkpoints, except the second one, and everyone had a problem with that one." Eyan Rolfe, a junior from Oklahoma State University, has logged 130 hours as a pilot and said the competition prepares pilots for many situations. KELLY PRESNELL / The Salina Journal An Oklahoma State University pilot shows his loyalties with "Go Pokes" on the flaps See PILOTS, Page A9 of his plane as he comes In for a low-power landing Friday at the Salina Airport.

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