The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 29, 2001 · Page 2
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Salina, Kansas
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A2 SUNDAY, APRIL 29. 2001 THE SALINA JOURNAL Bube / To be missed by colleagues Tourist / Docking issues resolved FROM PAGE A1 A difficult decision Bube said the decision to leave Salina was difficult. When Lyon College officials offered him the position in December, he discussed it extensively with his wife, Joni, and their two daughters, Melissa, 14, and Belinda, 10. "We talked and prayed about it as a family We decided that moving on was a good thing to do at this time," he said. "But it's a bittersweet feeling — I've made a lot of friends here." Lyon is a small college similar in size and enrollment (about 500 students) to Wesleyan. There is a small exception: Kansas Wesleyan is associated with the Methodist church, and Lyon is Presbyterian-based. "I told them if I accepted the position, I wasn't going to become a Presbyterian," Bube said with a smile. What Lyon offers, Bube said, is a smaller teaching load and more time to research and publish books and articles. "I have a couple of book ideas I'm working on, and I'm in the process of editing a book now," he said. "I love teaching. I've grown a lot as a teacher over the •years, but now I'll have more of "an opportunity to develop my scholarship interests." Bube's proficiency as a scholar has been invaluable, not only to his students but also to faculty members, Kansas Wesleyan University President Marshall Stanton said. - "Paul's been a leader in utilizing technology in the classroom and was elected to teach our staff in uses of technology," Stanton said. "He has the unusual ability to retain a prodigious amount of information and to explain complex ideas in a common, accessible language. "He loves the subjects he teaches, and he has worked hard at developing greater knowledge in these areas. He brought a great continuity and seasoning to this institution over the years, and he won't be easy to replace." the : Salina Journal . Conmaing communities with (ti/ormatton : • : (USPS 478-060) . . Publlshad seven days a week,' : 365 days a year '' . at 333 S. Fourth, P.O. Box 740, " • Salina; KS 67402, by Salina Joijrnal Inc. Periodloal postage paid at Salina, KS •^fPostmaster Send cSiinges of address to; • Ttie Salina Journal RO. Box 740 Salina KS 67402-0740 TOM BELL editor & publisher, DEPARTMENTS • ADVERTISING; KiM NORWOOD director, ltnorwood@sal]ournal.coin ••- BUSINESS: JACKI RY8A, manager, • ryba@$ • CIRCUUTION: DAVID GRAHAM director, g/aham V .•NEWS: SCOTT SHRER executive editor, sseireresaljournal.odjm'- • PRODUCTION; DAVID ATKINSON manager,': 823-6368 Salina 1-800-827-6868 Kansas SUBSCRIPTIONS • E-mall: etclrc®sal| • • NO PAPER?: If your paper doesn 't arrive by 6:30 a.m. weekdays or 7 a.m. weekends and holidays, call the number above. In Salina, If you call by 11 a.m., your paper will be delivered that day. Out-of-town sub- scrlbers will receive missed papers the following day. '• CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT HOURS: Open at 5:30 a,m. dally. Closes ?t 5:30 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m. on weekends, 11 a.m. on holl- . days. ', ' ' • CARR||R RATES: $15.00 plus . tax for one i|Dnth, $42.19 plus taxtor ;lbree months. - : ; • RATES BY MOTOR ROUTE: $.15.94 plus tax for one month, -1$47.82 plus tax for three months, '.; * • RATES BY MAIL (three • .'months): In Kansas, $45.58 plus tax ;-fgr dally paper, $37.12 plus tsx (or . 'Monday through Saturday, $36.06 • Ipltis tax for (vionday through Friday ', -ajid $20.21 plus tax lor Sunday. • * - iOutside Kansas, $54.75 for dally " -p'aper, $44.25 for Monday through Saturday, $49.50 for Monday through Friday and $25.95 for Sunday, ADVERTISIMG E-hiall: • CLASSIFIED AND DISPLAY AD HOURS: Between 7:30am.and 5:30 p.nj. weekdays. EXTENSION 150 .• HOURS: 8 a,m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 2 p.m. to midnight Sunday. ; FAX NUMBERS ALL. DEPARTMENTS 823-3207 NEWS DERARrMENT a27-«363 SPOfn^837 '«060 : "I was the student who asked all the stupid and crazy questions on religion that made the nuns mad." Paul Bube Kansas Wesleyan University religion professor Questioning religion Bube was born in Louisville, Ky., and raised in Clarksville, Ind., "right on the Mason- Dixon Line," he said. The oldest child in a family of five girls and two boys, Bube was raised in the Roman Catholic Church and attended Catholic schools in Clarksville. "I had religion drummed into me since I was a little kid," he said. "I was the student who asked aU the stupid and crazy questions on religion that made the nuns mad. Their reply would always be, 'It's a mystery,' which is a signal you were getting out of bounds and shouldn't ask any more questions." He certainly didn't intend to make religion his profession. His first goal was to be a lawyer, but he couldn't stomach the idea of defending clients he knew were guilty "That should have told me I'd eventually get involved in ethics," Bube said. At first, he concentrated on business classes at Notre Dame but found he didn't like the conflicting moral issues business management presented. His interests began to move In the direction of theology and philosophy In 1986, Bube earned his doctorate in religion and philosophy from the University of Southern California. It was while a graduate student in Los Angeles that he met his wife, Joni. They have been married 19 years. "It was Joni that got me involved in the Methodist Church," Bube said. "There was a wide ethnic diversity and unity there, and it made it exciting to be in church and be a Christian again." The Methodist Church since has become a big part of this former agnostic's life. From 1991 to the present, Bube has served on boards and commissions of the Kansas West Conference of the United Methodist Church. In 1999, the church elected him as a lay delegate to the quadrennial general conference. "He was one of five people in Kansas chosen to go as a lay-' man to the general conference, which is a huge honor," MacLennan said. Ethical influence For the past 10 years, Bube has been a member of the ethics committee at Salina Regional Health Center, reviewing policies and acting as a consultant on issues that have an ethical effect on patients, doctors and nursing staff at the hospital. "Most of the policies relate to end-of-life issues: .When is it appropriate to discontinue treatment?" Bube said. Bube also educates hospital staff and patients on ethical issues, an area where his knowledge is most valuable, said Randy Peterson, president and chief executive officer of Salina Regional Health Center. "Paul presents the academic and philosophical sides of ethics," Peterson said. "He's a great communicator and has the skiU to ask the right questions. He knows there are multiple sides to every issue, and he makes sure aU perspectives are covered. "He knows a lot about ethics, teaching it as he does, and he always brings that knowledge to the committee. He'll be a hard person to replace." Bringing clarity to ethical matters always has been one of Bube's strong points as a teacher, MacLennan said. That's why he requires his students to serve volunteer organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Ashby House and Salina Rescue Mission. "He gets his students to think on a subject and make an ethical stand," she said. "He knows you can't just learn ethics; you have to live it. How you lead your life based on your Christian faith is important to Paul. He wants you to think about a subject, and if you end up thinking differently than he does, that's OK, as long as he makes you think." In 1999, Bube was the recipient of the Kansas Wesleyan University Exemplary Teaching Award, based on letters of recommendation from students and faculty. He received a $1,000 award from United Methodist Church. Searching for words to sum up his accomplishments in Salina, Bube is reminded of a phrase coined by a childhood Boy Scout leader: "Always leave the campground better than when you found it." "I hope I can leave the college, the church and community a better place than when I found it," he said. "I can't tell if I did. I guess I've got to leave it to other people to decide." • Reporter Gary Demuth can be reached at 823-6464, Ext. 109, or by e-mdil at sjgdemuth® , FROM PAGE A1 Docking the Soyuz while the U.S. shuttle is stUI there would make the operation more difficult and potentially dangerous, and U.S. space officials had urged Russia to postpone the flight. The final issues were resolved only on the eve of the Soyuz launch. NASA said the shuttle would leave Sunday if the computer trouble is resolved, and Russia promised to put the Soyuz in a holding position for an extra day if the shuttle needs to stay until Monday "I must say that to our joint satisfaction consensus has been found," said Russian Mal?e It Matter: Kansas Kids 1 111? clnciiinciitaiy fot -i 'scs nn rnininiiiiilv ptO]Ci 'ts tli il .irc iiii|in>vin$; tin- livi-s of cliiMrm (Ktrnif:lii>nl llie •Irtlt of K.i"!«i», f>'cr ludli ai w.iy« lo iiiiprnxL- llir lives of cliililrt'ii ill IvJUH.)!" I)y dliariiia: onliiehliisC.MiiilvRCRA) I'roictl dirin^dl & | StinJay oil YC)UR piiMic U-iciisioii *ln(ioii Aerospace Agency chief Yuri Koptev. ""And maybe this flight opens a really new page in space exploration, when not only professional cosmonauts but also so-called amateurs will be able to travel to space." Before the countdown, the dark hull of the rocket turned white with a coating of ice, as liquid oxygen used to burn the rocket fuel was pumped in. A television camera inside the spaceship showed Tito, 60, in a white spacesuit, grinning broadly A ground controller asked in Russian-accented English, "How do you feel, Dennis?" "Khorosho," he replied in Russian — "Great." Kansas Smoky Hills F-UBLIC TELEVISION <<J>wt QuMUity Air BncU Mn Tomr Home*' Time to Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned Ryan's Air System Cleaning, inc. Commercial - Residential - Industrial (785) 825-4891 Free Estimates 1991 SALINA CENTRAt CLASS REUNION •June 8th & 9th, 2001* For Details Visit Contact: Brian Eckman, 716-263-1656 ' 'i 3ND ANNUAL WILSON LAKE OUTDOOR EXPO May 5 8i6in the Marina area of Wilson State Park Sat., 9-5:30 • Sun., 11-3:: Bring the family out for a ' day at the lake and pick out^ your new vehicle, ATV or personal watercraft! Approximately 40 Units From These Area Dealers: • Lucas Motors • Mini-Pov^^er Arctic Cat ATV's • Cunningham Motors • Salina Powersports • Lake Wilson Marina • Golden Belt Bicycle • Salina Motorsports Inc. Addlttonal Eventet Youth Shooting Event Saturday, May 5 Mountain Bike Race Sunday, May 6 For more information contact il 785-658-2465 - The Courtland Community Arts Council Presents: The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra i Thursday, May 3, 2001 • 7:00 p.m. PyjH/Elem. Gymnasium Courtland, Kansas General Admission $10 per ticket Advance ticket price includes: I hour concert, Dessert Buffet catered by Caper's Cafe & Bakery of Salina and 2 hour concert/dance. For advance tickets call the Swedish American State Bank at 785-374-4231. Tickets at the door will be $10 eafch itid',}$ vnHil not include the dessert hvffeu ^", ~_ Because we care about our community. When bad weather strikes, KPL hits the streets. We work hard to bring you reliable electric energy for convenient things, like TVs and microwaves, but especially for critical things. Hospitals, fire and police stations and you all rely on electricity to help keep our community safe. So, you can bet we take our work seriously. At KPL, we're doing what it takes to ^ X^DT keep the lights on - rain or shine. /^J [^.X jL/Ov (800) 794-6101 ©2001 KPL WES-032903 P.O. Box 889 • Topeka, Kansas 66601 •

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