The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 29, 2001 · Page 10
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Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, April 29, 2001
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B2 SUNDAY. APRIL 29. 2001 GREAT PL Alius THE SALINA JOURNAI A Look Ahead • STUDENT SURVEYS 29 Sunday • COMMENCEMENT: 109th annual Brown Mackie graduation with guest speal<er Phii Coleman. 7 p.m., Holiday Inn Holidome, 1616 W. Crawford. • FUND-RAISER: American Red Cross Garden Party. 1:30-3:30 p.m., Ten Acre Gardens, 8853 E. Cloud. $15 per person, $25 for two. Please bring an umbrella in case of rain. 827-3644. • MUSIC: Salina Symphony Spring Concert. 4 p.m., Sams Chapel, Kansas Wesleyan University. 827-1321. •THEATER: Kansas Wesleyan University theater department presents "Steel Magnolias." 2 p.m., Fitzpatrick Auditorium, Sams Hail 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." 2 p.m., 303 E. iron. 827-3033. • CONCORDIA: Cloud County Historical Society annual open house. 1-5 p.m., 635 Broadway. Free. (785) 2432866. • HAYS: Fort Hays Stamp Club 11th annual Stamp and Coin Show. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Country Kitchen, 3203 Vine. Free. (785) 625-3066. • HAYS: 36th annual Fort Hays State University National Intercollegiate Rodeo. Championship, 1:30 p.m.. Fort Hays Outdoor Arena. (785) 628-4206. • HUNTER: Annual Pork Burger Barbecue. 5:30 p.m.. Trinity Lutheran Church. Freewill offering. (785) 5293725. • LINDSBORG: "Short Stuff," one- act plays. 8 p.m., Mingenback Theater, Bethany College. (785) 241-0731. • LINDSBORG: Artists reception for 103rd Midwest Art Exhibition. 2-4 p.m., Birger Sandz^n Memorial Gallery, 401 • N. First. (785) 227-2220. • LINDSBORG: Opening reception for art exhibit "Organized Chaos" by Julie Taylor. 2-4 p.m., Mingenback Art Center, Bethany College. (785) 2273311. • OBERLIN: Oberlin Arts and Humanities Commission presents 'The Oberlin Tornado of 1942: Remembering the Tragedy — Sharing and Telling Our Stories." 4 p.m., Wheatridge Terrace. Free. (785) 475-2473. • RUSSELL: Opening reception for "Local Color," annual Russell-area artists' exhibit. 2-4 p.m., Deines Cultural Center, 820 N. Main. (785) 483-3742. • WATERVILLE: Victorian Days. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $20 for adults and $5 for children under 12. (785) 363-2045 or (785) 363-2061. 30 Monday • PARENTING CLASS: "Positive Discipline." 6-8 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 308 S. Eighth. Free. 825-4493. • PROGRAM: Tai chi instruction with Linda Zarata. 4:30-5:30 p.m.. University United Methodist Church. Donation suggested. 825-7664. • PROGRAM: Storytime with storyteller De Cee Cornish. 10 a.m., Salina Public Library 825-4624. • BAVARIA: Saline County Rural Fire District 3 board. 7:30 p.m., Bavaria Station. • SCANDIA: Judge Deaneli Reece Tacha Day Open House. 6-8 p.m., Scandia Community Center. (785) 3352374 or (785) 335-2241. Listine 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. Band ftenclit Salina Central band to have fund-raiser A garage sale and silent auction to benefit the Salina Central High School band is planned for May 5 at the school's east side parking lot and the auxiliary gym, 650 E. Crawford. The band is raising money for a trip next spring to a Chicago band competition. The band is seeking donated items for the sale, planned for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food will be available. To donate items, call Tamara Jones at 823-5007 or Kathy Jones at 827-3091. Straight As for Mom and Dad Cap show McPherson students to have car show MCPHERSON — The second annual car show of the McPherson College Auto Restoration Students Club is set for May 5, and registration is under way The club is hoping to have 150 cars on display triple the number last year. Cars will be judged in 11 categories. The show will include displays and exhibits by auto parts and service suppliers, and tours of the school's auto restoration program facilities will be available. The show will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the McPherson College campus. To register, call Laura Morgan at (620) 241-0742, ext. 4430, or send e-mail to cars® KSU-SaUna Parents score very well on teen survey done by publication By TANA THOMSON Tlie Salina Journal The majority of teen-agers who took a USA Weekend survey, including some in Salina, gave their parents A's in parenting. The "Teens & Parents" survey asked questions of 84,000 teens from sixth to 12th grade nationwide about issues including how they felt about getting grounded and how much emotional support their parents gave them. Of the teens who took the survey 55 percent gave their parents A's, 31 percent gave B's, 9 percent gave C's, 3 percent gave D's and 2 percent gave their parents F's in parental duties. Salina South High School teen-agers who took the survey last fall gave their parents good grades, too. Most students in Carol Brandert's English class at South said their relationships with their parents were good, even though they think their parents faced different issues as teens than they do. "People are different nowadays," said Amber Shelton, 17. "There is more fighting and more violence in schools." Students cited new technology and school violence as the main differences between their parents' teen years and their own. And homework help? Forget about it, teens said. Most said their parents don't seem familiar with the course work they bring home. South teens differed on how often they talk with their parents and what they talk about. "I don't really talk to my mom about things. It's not secretive, but she's not a person we can really talk to," said Jessica Call, 18. But others said they think of their parents as friends with whom they feel comfortable telling just about anything. "1 can go to them with anything, and talk to them about anything, and they won't be mad," said Justin Fritz, 18. Despite differences between themselves and their parents, students said they intend to use some of their parents' techniques with their own chOdren • someday On the flipside, some parenting ideas are definitely out. Among the keepers: payment for chores, a feeling of openness, strict rule enforcement and enough free time for fun. Teens also approved of parents letting their kids make mistakes so they are able to learn something from the experience. What teens don't like: lack of trust and parents treating them like "babies." Tera Tonne, 17, said her mother won't talk about adult issues with her until she turns 18. "I'm 18 in June, and I'm still treated like a baby," Tonne said. "I have to wait until I'm 18 to have a relationship with my mother." They seemed to understand why parents are strict."I think that my mom and dad like to know where I'm at," Shelton said. "So we don't get into as much trouble." Zinn said parents should stress why good grades are important instead of emphasizing the punishments he'll get if he doesn't do well. "My parents say, 'Get good grades so I don't get mad at you,' "Zinnsaid. Some of the students said they wanted more freedom, because if they mess up, they pay the consequences. "I think teens should be allowed to make their own mistakes instead of being so protected," said Mick Gordon, 18. "I'd want (my children) to learn for themselves... to a certain extent." The teens also were aware of how hard their parents work for them, and most said they feel a little guilty about asking for money Most in the South High class ahready have jobs. Those who don't said their parents want them to enjoy being a kid. "(My mom) wants me to play ban," said Gordon, explaining he's too busy with sports to get a job and sometimes feels guilty asking for money because of that. "She knows I can't do everything." • Reporter Tana Thomson can be reached at 823-6464, Ext. 173, or by e-mail at sjtthomson Fire / Confusion costs precious time FROM PAGE B1 The fire district No. 5 station is located about five miles northeast of Peterson's house. A city fire station is located just down the street from the house, at the corner of Crawford and Marymount. City firefighters are always available for duty at their respective stations, unlike rural, volunteer firefighters. County officials and firefighters were called to the fire. Sweeney said, because it was believed that Peterson's house was outside city limits. In fact, according to officials at the scene, the house is just inside city limits. A dispatcher on duty Saturday when the initial call was madp refused to comment, except to say a call about the fire arrived at 2:44 p.m. Sweeney said upon arriving at the scene he heard an explosion near the home and immediately called the dispatcher. "I told the dispatch to send the city" Sweeney said. He said city firefighters arrived shortly after he made that caU. Peterson refused to comment about how long it took for firefighters — any firefighters — to reach his house; Neighbor Jack Kindlesparg- er, 1220 S. Marymount, said he smeUed smoke for several minutes and figured his neighbors were grilling food outside. Kindlesparger then surmised something was wrong and called the police. When he saw the garage, it was engulfed in flames, and after approximately 10 minutes, he said, "The top of the house was burning." It seemed odd, Kindlesparger said, that sirens didn't come sooner than they did. "It was a long time," he said. "A long time." • Reporter Nate Jenkins can be reached at 823-6363, Ext. 139, or by email at sjnjenkins@sal KSU-Sallna ceremony scheduled for May 5 FROM PAGE BI Budget / Senate, House debating it Kansas State University's commencement ceremonies kick off in Salina May 5 at the Kansas Highway Patrol Training Center Administration Building, 2025 E. Iron. The ceremony, for the College of Technology and Aviation at Kansas State University at Salina, will begin at 10 a.m. Ninety-eight students are eligible for graduation from KSU-Salina. The commencement speaker will be Tony Jurich, a K-State professor of family studies and human services. Commencement on K-State's Manhattan campus is May 11 and 12. From Staff Reports Union, Boeing agree on pact By The Associated Press WICHITA — Union negotiators have reached an agreement with Boeing on a contract for office and technical workers in Wichita. Union leaders say they plan to hold a vote Thursday The contract would cover 4,200 Boeing Wichita office and technical numbers. About 2,300 employees are union members and are eligible to vote. The contract would be the first for the workers, who voted last year to join the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace. They rejected a previous contract offer from the company in March, in spite of the union's advice to accept it. This time the ballot will include a strike authorization vote, said SPEEA executive director Charles Bofferding said. If approved, the measure would mean that union members could strike. Union officials said the new contract makes minor changes to the distribution of general wage increases, offers cost-of- living protection against extreme inflation and allows employees to purchase supplemental life insurance from the company But the Senate version, approved on a 25-15 vote early Saturday would cut just $33 million in spending while increasing taxes on insurance companies by $10 million. The House plan, passed Friday by a vote of 82-43, reduces the appropriation $75 million while avoiding tax increases. The House did approve one revenue-raising measure, proposing to bring in $16 million a year by tripling state fines for traffic violations. However, the differences are deeper than bigger than numbers or tax policy, negotiators said. The Senate assumed it would try to finance as much of the budget already approved for fiscal 2002 as possible. House members built a new budget from scratch, without trying to assess how it compared to what had been passed before. "There has to be significant movement," said Democratic Rep. Rocky Nichols of Topeka, one of the House negotiators, Saturday was the fourth day legislators returned to the Capitol following their annual spring break and the 89th calendar day of the 2001 session. Lawmakers had hoped to wrap up business within 90 days, but the House and Senate were scheduled to convene Monday, the 91st day Neither the House nor the Senate budget bill cleared its own chamber by a sufficient majority to override a veto, which remains a possibility Gov. Bill Graves, who last week proposed $117.6 million in tax increases to fix the budget and raise new funds for education, has promised to veto the House version. "If the compromise looks anything like the House plan, the governor has been very clear in hip intent," Lt. Gov Gary Sherrer said Satvirday. The general fund holds most tax revenues and is the largest source of money for state government programs. The $4.66 billion in spending that lawmakers approved before recessing April 6 wovdd represent an increase of $230 million, or 5.2 percent, over general-fund spending in the current fiscal year. The Senate's revisions would take the increase down to just $5 mUlion, or 0.1 percent, while the House plan would reduce general-funding spending by $4 million, or 0.1 percent, from this year's level. Dine In or Carry Out. EN 649 S. Broadway / Salina / 785-827-5076 We Custom Design Silk Botanicals DESIGNS by > 1-800-253-2010 528 Kenwood Park Drive 827-5581 ft JOIN US FOR THE SUMMER NOW ENROLLING at Church of the Cross 1600 Rush St. Call for more information or to visit the school. 825-5170 Ask fqr^Stacey Ross. 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