The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 21, 1996 · Page 1
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Salina, Kansas
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Monday, October 21, 1996
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Beastly pursuit Wichita man's interest in Bigfoot spurred after hunting trip/A3 Atlanta routs the Yankees in Game 1 of the World Series/B1 SPORTS • EaPly ballOtS: Election Day has arrived for thousands across U.S. / A2 • SUPge In StOCkS: Experts offer reasons for market's rise / A8 • • . - INSIDE .:•••:• '•••-•. High: 51 Low: 35 A 50 percent chance of rain today, possibly changing to snow tonight /A6 WEATHER Salina Journal Ann Landers / AJL Classified / BS Comics / B8 Crossword / B8 Deaths/A7 Great Plains / A3 Sports / B1 Viewpoints / A4 INDEX MONDAY OCTOBER 21, 1996 SALINA, KANSAS 50 cents T CAMPAIGN '96 Campaign finance reform urged | Dole says overhaul would keep big money out of politics By CURT ANDERSON Tlie Associated Press NASHUA, N.H. — Keeping his focus on politics and funding, Bob Dole on Sunday proposed an overhaul of campaign financing to keep big money and foreign interests out and "to preserve the American people's confidence in the system." "We simply cannot allow the political influence of any American to be outweighed by foreign money," said Dole, seeking to capitalize on recent revelations that people with ties to an Indonesian conglomerate have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Democratic Party. "In an American election, the voice of a single citizen must speak louder than the entire world." Dole spoke to a few hundred who braved a driving rainstorm to hear his speech at Daniel Webster College. President Clinton, campaigning in New Jersey and New York to raise money for Democratic candidates for Congress, urged supporters not to be overly complacent despite his healthy lead in national opinion polls. "I'd like to celebrate, scream and shout but it's not over yet. It's a long way from over," Clinton said Under current federal rules, foreigners who are legal U.S. residents can donate money to American candidates, and in fact Dole has received such donations himself. U.S. subsidiaries of foreign companies also can make contributions, if the money was earned in the United States. Dole said a bipartisan commission should tackle overall campaign finance reform, something Congress has failed to do. He suggested: • Abolishing so-called "soft mpney," contributions from corporations, labor unions and other entities to help political parties finance ad campaigns and other efforts. • Reducing the influence of special-interest political action committees, although he did not say how. Dole has been among politicians in both parties who have long benefited from PAC largesse. • Ending the practice by some labor unions of using members' dues to pay for independent efforts to influence elections. Republicans have been hit hard this year by a $35 million AFL-CIO campaign targeting GOP freshman. The Associated Press Bob Dole speaks Sunday to supporters at a college In New Hampshire. T VOLUNTEERISM Salinans to make a difference Residents to take part in event by helping those less fortunate By CAROL LICHTI The Salina Journal Making a difference can be as easy as buying a bottle of deodorant or a tube of toothpaste. ; Or it can mean making repairs at the home of elderly Salinans or giving money so elementary students can visit a zoo. Those are some of the projects •planned Saturday in Salina for . Make a Difference Day. The day is a ^project of USA Weekend, a news magazine distributed in the Sunday -Salina Journal that for six years has suggested that readers spend part of one Saturday each year doing good for someone less fortunate. Two Salina organizations and employees of Great Plains Manufacturing have organized Make a ..Difference Day projects. - The Salina Area Community 'Service Council, a group of representatives of social and human ser- i'vice, agencies, will collect personal ^hygiene products for the needy. .The items, as well as donations for, the products, will be taken at Wal-Mart, 2900 S. Ninth. ~The service council has been collecting the hygiene items for 4hree 4 years. Hygiene kits will be distributed to more than 2,000 ^.Salina residents at Christmas. "...The items include deodorant, Scombs, tissues, shampoo and disposable razors. The products can- jiot be purchased with food stamps and often are not on the shelves at the local food bank. Yet the prod. ucts are items people need every *flayi and their cost can add up. " "When the baskets are distrib- |juted at Christmastime, we hear Tcomments that people appreciate those items and that it is not just food," said Mary Lou Odle, a Saline County home economist ex- tension agent involved with the - project. See VOLUNTEERS, Page A7 Toy story DAVIS TURNER / The Salina Journal Brent Rundell of Morganvllle browses Sunday near antique metal toys — popular from the 1930s through the 1950s — at the Century of Toys Salina Toy Show. The exhibitors were buying, selling and trading their goods at the Bicentennial Center. T OAKLEY V CAMPAIGN '96 GOP tops Democrats in fund raising Republicans collect $92 million in past three months, almost twice as much as Democrats By CONNIE CASS The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Sure, Bob Dole trails in the presidential polls. But the Republican Party can claim victory in at least one crucial '96 contest — the ever-accelerating money race. The OOP's flagship committee brought in an eye-popping $92.5 million over the past three months, out-raising the Democrats by 2-to-l, according to election finance reports released Sunday. Since the election cycle began in December 1995, the Republican National Committee has raked in $239 million, mostly in contributions from individuals or corporations. Although they lag behind the GOP, the Democrats are breaking their own records, too. The Democratic National Committee took in $46.5 million last quarter and reported receipts of $177 million since the start of last year. Campaign financing has become a hot issue in the presidential race — particularly "soft money" donations to the political parties that commonly reach six figures or more. Even as candidates talk of further restricting contributions, reports to the Federal Election Commission show the Democrats have doubled their fund-raising over the 1993-94 sea- son, when the national party brought in $83.1 million. And the Republicans also are on track to double the $133.5 million in receipts they reported in 1993-94. Much of the money raised by the national parties is farmed out to the states. Some also goes straight to the presidential and congressional candidates, and millions is spent on TV ads. Going into the final month of campaigning, the Republican National Committee reported $3.8 million in cash on hand, and no debt. It's Democratic counterpart, in contrast, had only about $100,000 left when its $4.7 million in debt was balanced against $4.8 million in cash. But millions more is rolling into both parties this month to finance the final rush of spending before the Nov. 5 elections. From the Saline County Journal October 26,1871 1 •, W.H. Johnson and M.D. Sampson, editors ' Some scallawag or scallowags, being full of nefarlousness, took the liberty of "going through" : the Railroad ;; "-House Monday . -night, to the . tune of about four hundred *** •-dollars. Capt. i >. T. AnthO' • ny, of leaven- iWQrth, who was .sjofping-there, . lost Vgold watch, Qur olty Is quite free from the • lightlingered gentry, but there are a few too many, It would be a wholesome move to clean thejjout. Salina was foundid In 18S8 < .->. j- Salina population In 187P: 918 '." firet Saline pounty Journal; Feo-16,1871 BIRDS One-winged eagle glides through life Bird soars again by riding in harness of his caretaker By DUNCAN MANSFIELD The Associated Press GATLINBURG, Tenn. — • Thirteen years after he lost one wing to a hunter's bullet, a bald eagle named Osceola is soaring again — hitching a ride on a hang glider. "I think he likes the wind in his face," said the bird's caretaker and flying companion, John Stokes. Stokes' profession is rehabilitation and education with the National Foundation to Protect America's Eagles, based at the Dolly- wood theme park in Pigeon The Associated Press Osceola, a bald eagle with one wing, hitches a ride with his caretaker, John Stokes. Forge. His hobby is hang gliding, and Osceola gets to ride with him as a passenger, strapped into a custom harness. "Some things happen the way they are supposed to. Maybe that was the reason I was supposed to take up hang gliding, anyway. To get this guy in the air." The wounded bird, then about 2 years old, was found by rabbit hunters near Osceola, Ark., one wing shattered by someone's bullet The limb had to be amputated to save the eagle's life. Bald eagles can live 30 to 40 years in the wild, or 50 to 70 years in captivity. During the bird's first flight in the harness, Stokes recalls, Osceola spotted and watched a pair of red-tailed hawks flying nearby. "At that point, it probably really jelled for him. He was in that realm again. He was in the air." Death of student shocks Oakley Student recalled as hard-working, athletic by family and friends From Staff and Wire Reports OAKLEY — Kevin Zimmerman, who collapsed on the sidelines during an Oakley High School football game and died a few minutes later, was a hard-working, competitive honor student whose first athletic love was basketball, friends and family said. Zimmerman, a quarterback and defensive back, took himself out of the game Friday against Hoisington, saying he was having trouble breathing. He fell to the ground with minutes left in the game and was taken to the Logan County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The cause of death was not available Sunday. An autopsy was to be performed, said Don Marchant, Oakley school superintendent, but he did not know the results. Marchant said he wasn't aware that Zimmerman had any health problems. Zimmerman's death has hit the community hard. "My son is in the same grade," Marchant said. "They played side by side." The death occurred a week after the death of the high school's assistant football coach, Charles "Bud" Ward, who died of cancer. "They are tough kids," Marchant said of Oakley High's 195 students. "They will get through this." A funeral for the 18-year-old senior is scheduled for Tuesday, when classes will be canceled. School will be in session today, and counselors will be available for students who need them. Zimmerman was a multi-sports star at Oakley, lettering in track and basketball as well as football, in which he had received all-state honorable mention at defensive back and the all-Northwest Kansas League's first-team defense during his junior year. Basketball was Zimmerman's favorite sport, his aunt Lona Munk said. If he wasn't helping his father on the farm, busy with school or working at the Oakley Sale Barn on Saturdays, he would be shooting hoops at a rim mounted on an old barn, Munk said. Zimmerman was an honor student and was taking college-credit courses to prepare for the University of Kansas. He also was a member of the Catholic Youth Organization at the St. Joseph Church in Oakley. "He was a very likable person. He was a good kid, and I'm just not saying that," Munk said. Zimmerman declined an invitation to be an attendant at homecoming. "He just didn't want it," Munk said. "Kevin didn't want the glory and praise."

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