The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 20, 1996 · Page 23
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 23

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, October 20, 1996
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THE SALINA JOURNAL MONEY SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1996 C3 t. CANADA Public health care under strain Hospitals across Canada are closing; some pregnant women being sent to U.S. for treatment By DAVID CRARY The Associated Press TORONTO — Locked in a showdown with doctors over health-care funding, Canada's largest province is arranging for pregnant women to get medical treatment in the United States. The dispute, so bitter that many Ontario doctors have threatened to stop taking new patients, is the latest sign that Canada's public health-care system is in crisis. Hospitals across Canada are closing as provincial governments slash funding. Doctors are emigrating across the U.S. border in quest of higher salaries. And conservative politicians increasingly are raising the once- V TELEPHONE-CABLE MERGER taboo possibility of revising the health system to allow some privately funded care. The Canadian system has admirers around the world, who consider it a model of a well- run state health system. But it also has detractors, including the American medical establishment and political conservatives who believe governments invariably make a mess of health care. The current crisis is most acute in Ontario, where the Conservative government of Premier Mike Harris has been making huge cuts in public spending. Close to 20,000 obstetricians, other specialists and family doctors have threatened to stop taking new, nonemergency patients as of Nov. 1 if the province doesn't address their grievances. The chief issue is caps on fees; the doctors say government fee schedules no longer cover the cost of their services. Provincial officials and representatives of the Ontario Medical Association are negotiat- ing on the funding dispute. There has been no indication a settlement is near. On Thursday, the Ontario Health Ministry confirmed it had sent four pregnant women to Grace Hospital in Detroit because they could not obtain obstetrical care in nearby Windsor. Hospitals across Ontario face closure because of funding cutbacks. Two of the three hospitals in Sudbury, a mining city of 172,000 people, are slated to close, as are three of five hospitals in the Lake Superior city of Thunder Bay. In Toronto, as many as 15 hospitals face closure over the next several years, and 386 staff members at one of the biggest facilities, Toronto Hospital, are to be laid off next month. Problems spread far beyond Ontario. Almost every province has shut down some health facilities, and a recent survey in Quebec indicated half of that province's doctors are seriously considering moving out because of financial pressures. U S West gets OK to acquire Continental Cablevision By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The government is giving the go-ahead for U S West's $10.8 billion acquisition of Continental Cablevision — a deal that gives the regional telephone company access to one of every three cable subscribers in the nation. * The Federal Communications Commission approved the deal Friday, provided the company sell cable systems in areas where Englewood, Colo.-based U S West also provides local phone service. The merger is the first under a federal telecommunications law that took effect in February and lets phone and cable companies combine more freely. "Obviously we're pleased," U S West spokeswoman Lois Leach said. "When we announced the merger in February we did not anticipate any regulatory hurdles." The companies expect to close the deal by the end of the year, Leach said. The FCC gave U S West until Aug. 15, 1997, to sell Continental systems where U S West provides local telephone service. The order gives U S West slightly longer to sell some limited partnership interests Continental holds in an- other cable operator, Insight Communications Co. U S West already is a major investor in the cable systems controlled by Time Warner Inc., the nation's second-biggest cable system owner with about 11.5 million cable subscribers. Acquiring Continental would give U S West direct ownership of systems with about 4.7 million subscribers. T MANPOWER Exec: Manpower not as big as Dole says Temporary placement services can serve a valuable role, he says By Scrlpps Howard News Service Manpower Inc. Chairman Mitchell Fromstein was surprised to find his firm singled out by Bob Dole as proof of "the worst economy in a century." To Fromstein, this misunderstands the role of Manpower and other temporary placement services, which often is to be a "bridge" to permanent work for employer and employee. "There's been a big change in the way companies hire: They cannot afford to make hiring mistakes anymore, and one way the big companies are hiring these days is to try people out," Fromstein said in an interview from Manpower's Milwaukee headquarters. Dole, the GOP presidential candidate, complained Wednesday in his debate with President Clinton that "you may think the biggest employer in America is General Motors, but I've got news for you, it's Manpower ... hiring people tem- porarily who've lost their jobs and they go to work for 30 days or 60 days. That's a good economy? I don't think so." Fromstein said that Manpower hopes to have a computer database of 1 million names by year's end. But now on any given day there are more like 180,000 to 190,000 people on temporary Manpower assignment — far fewer than the 313,000 workers rolling GM cars off U.S. assembly lines or GM's 745,000 worldwide workforce. To be sure, "temp" service work has surged in recent years. Labor Department estimates show 2.2 million U.S. workers likely to be classed as "temporary" in 1996, up from 708,000 in 1985. Audrey Freedman, a New York-based labor economist, said it's hard to know the exact number or nature of temps. "A company might decide that performing some functions within its own permanent workforce has become too expensive," she says. Or the rapid growth of "temping" may be partly "demographics of the 'new' labor force of mothers with household responsibilities." Salina Journal V&GXLOI 11-50 .... Announcements 55-213 ... Services 245-279 .. Employment 285-429 .. Merchandise & Auctions 475-693 . . Real Estate & Rentals 729-769 .. Automotive & Recreation Publication Ad Deadline M6n 11 a.m., Frl. Tues 4 p.m., Fri. Wed 11a.m., Mon. Thur. 11 a.m., Tues. Frl 11 a.m.,Wed. Sat. 4p.m., Wed. Sun 11 a.m., Thur. New Ads, Cancellations and Corrections *(Line ads do not Include photos, borders or artwork) Publication Ad Deadline Mon ,. .10 a.m., Sat. Tues 1 p.m., Mon. Wed 1 p.m., Tues. Thur. 1 p.m., Wed. Frl 1 p.m., Thur. Sat 10 a.m., Fri. Sun .1 p.m., Fri. *(Deadlln0s may be earlier during holiday periods) 35 SPECIAL NOTICES I 35 SPECIAL NOTICES I 35 SPECIAL NOTICES I 35 SPECIAL NOTICES I 35 SPECIAL NOTICES 35 SPECIAL NOTICES 45 LOST-FOUND 249 HELP WANTED ,: .^^^^^^^^^^^ .,,,,,,,,, .,,,,,,,. ; ,l,,,,,,_,.,.,. ,,,.„,„ ,.,,,., „.! ..,., .,„..„..,..,„...„. ,,!„„„„,„„„:,„ , ..,,, ,,,..,_JL.,...,, II. .......... I GENERAL SEVEN DAYS DOLL/mRS Regular Price $26.88 Non Commercial Private Party Ads Only Offer good 10/21/96 through 10/31/96 PAYMENT REQUIRED WITH ORDER L A swims WovER 10% Treats for everyone In costume on Hatoween Day. Special Halloween Surprises to the first 25 kids In costume. Don't be afraid I We wtlbe dressed up tool Mail in or drop off form in person at the Salina Journal located at: 333 S. 4th Salin», KS 67401 • 823-6363 or 1-800 827-6363 Apt#, State: _ Zip:. Salina Journal Jonl This la tho day you reach the Big 40 A day to rejoice, not to sorrow For those who love you know that if s true You will be even more wonderful tomorrow! Love, P, M S B BIG SCREEN TV. Take on small monthly payments. Good credit a must. 1-800-398-3970. 249 HELP WANTED GENERAL LOST IN area of 4109 E. North Street, small female Pug, has black collar with tags, black ears, curly tall. Rewardl 825-0393. 11 MONUMENTS, FUNERAL DIRECTORS 245 HELP WANTED MOTEL MAIDS WANTED. Must be able I to work weekends. Apply In person 222 East Diamond Drive. No 249 HELP WANTED GENERAL NO FINER TRIBUTE THE KANSAS State Unl varsity- Salina Engineering Technology Department Invites applicants for a tenure- track position at the assistant or associate professor level beginning In January 1997. KSU- Salina offers bac- Icalaureate programs In electronic engineering technology, mechanical engineering technology, aeronautical technology, land information technology and technology management plus associate degree programs In several of these and other disciplines. The position Include responsibilities In mech anlcal engineering techno! ogy programs. Qualifications Include an M.S. In engineering or engineering technology plus three COSMETOLOGIST WANTED yea ^ of relevant Industrial experi- I no-, onoT l 35 SPECIAL NOTICES MEMORIAL j™^ ART xfljjtjx 1608 South 9th ( a ?i*j 823-2981 XJJlEs/ "A name respected in Kansas" 35 SPECIAL NOTICES *500 Reward For information leading to the arrest of Julian Garay. All information kept confidential. Call Leister Bonding, 826-3993 Teacn|ng |n g g engineer . ing technology programs is preferred, as is experience In applied research activities. Applicants should have expertise In manufac- turlng processes and/ or CAD/CAM and be able to teach recitation and laboratory In these and other areas of mechanical engineering technology. In addition to teaching, faculty are expected to participate In scholarly activities including applied research, assist In course and curriculum development, advise students, and perform other institutional service. Send transcripts and a resume including the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references by November 15, 1996 to Dr. Richard L. LeBoeuf, Search Committee Chair, Kansas State Unlversity- Sallna, Engineering Technology Department, 2409 Scanlan Ave., Salina, KS 67401-8196. Kansas State University Is an equal opportunity employer. KSU encourages diversity among its employees. HOT HOT HOT HOT HOT HOT HOT DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!! GET IN ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF A REVOLUTIONARY NEW PRODUCT!! j *****PRE-PAID PHONE CARDS***** Terrific if you have college students, out of town relatives/friends or the cards make great gifts!! WHEN/TIME: October 20: 4:00pm - 5:00pm WHERE: Red Coach Inn near 1-135 & Crawford ELIMINATE YOUR LONG DISTANCE BILL AND EARN INCOME AT THE SAME TIME!! Cut out this ad, bring it to the meeting and ask for Chris or Kim Hollinger. Drawing will be held for a 60 minute phone card! Call 1 (888) 261-9400 for more information. HOT HOT HOT HOT HOT HOT HOT EVENINGS & WEEKENDS Earn those extra dollars you needl Variety of positions open. All training provided. You must be neat, dependable and have own transportation. Apply In person, 522 Reynolds. SALES REPRESENTATIVE We are looking for talented, ambitious, hard-working people who want more opportunity than their; present job offers. We. have the, best sales opportunity In the area with five of the most popular lines in the industry: Chevrolet, Honda, Toyota, Oldsmoblle, and Cadillac. > Sales experience preferred, but"' you must have achievements in /our work or educational history" hat Indicate your potential for producing results. We want people with a strong determination to succeed. You have a chance to develop a solid career with a growing, company, plus as much opportunity to advance up the management' level as you can handle. We Provide: 401K Plan, Training Program, Flexible Schedule & Demonstrator. s this for you? If so, apply In person to: ... CONKLIN CARS-SALINA Chevrolet-Honda Shawn 2700 S. Ninth 825-8271,. Toyota-Oldsmoblle-Cadlllac Jeana 901 E.Crawford 825-9315 CASE MANAGER 3ig Brothers/ Big Sisters of Salina, nc., has an opening for a full-time Case Manager. Requires a Bachelors Degree In human/ social services discipline (Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, etc, , Responsibilities Include recruit-', men), intake and case manage-,, men) of adults & children. Skills In , fund development, public relations and program activities beneficial. Send resume and cover letter by October 23rd to: <'•>' Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Salina, Inc. 227 N. Santa Fe, Suite 203 Salina, Kansas 67401 ,, 49 SCHOOLS- INSTRUCTIONS 49 SCHOOLS- INSTRUCTIONS Need more money? Want a better job? £11: Classified Line I Ad Deadlines Ni-xv Ads, ( ; (Excludes photos, borders & artwork) Publication Day Deadline Sunday 1:00 pm Friday , Monday 10:00 am Saturday Tuesday 1:00 pm Monday Wednesday 1:00 pin Tuesday Thursday 1:00 pm Wednesday Friday 1:00 pm Thursday Saturday 10:00 am Friday Subject to changefor holidays. BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE OF SALINA can increase your earning potential with one of these exciting programs! • Word Processing Technology • Micro-Computers For Business • Accounting • Secretarial • Data Entry • Paralegal • Administrative Assistant • Medical Transcriptionist • Business Management • Criminal Justice Call us today to , start a now careerl 1-800-365-0433 • Accredited Private 2 Year College • job Placement • Day & Evening Classes 126 S. Santa Fe. Ave Salina, KS 67401

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