The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 30, 2001 · Page 4
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 4

Salina, Kansas
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Monday, April 30, 2001
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A4 MONDAY. APRIL 30, 2001 THE SAUNA JOURNAL BRIEFLY Endeavour undocks from space station CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Space shuttle Endeavour and its crew undocked from the international space station on Sunday, wrapping up a long, frazzling visit that was wracked by computer trouble but finally ended in success. Left behind were the three space station residents, who had just 14 hours to get ready for two Russian cosmonauts and the first space tourist. Mission Control relieved the space station crew of almost all its duties, including computer repairs and robot-arm tests, to make time for what one manager calls entertaining but what amounts to babysitting the visiting California millionaire, Dennis Tito. Endeavour's seven astronauts departed content in knowing they did everything they could during their eight days of joint flight, including installing a billion-dollar robot arm, attaching and unloading a cargo carrier and overcoming computer problems that crippled the station much of last week. Pioneer 10 cails in after eiglit months HOUSTON — NASA scientists said Sunday they have contacted the Pioneer 10 spacecraft, ending fears the robotic probe had gone silent 29 years into a mission that has carried it more than 7 billion miles from Earth. A radio antenna outside Madrid received a signal from Pioneer 10 on Saturday, marking the first time the spacecraft had been heard from since Aug. 19. The spacecraft was launched March 2,1972. The spacecraft is currently 7.29 billion miles from Earth, traveling at 27,380 mph relative to the sun. At that distance, radio signals take 21 hours and 45 minutes to make the roundtrip between the Earth and the spacecraft. Rioters pelt police in riot near university GREELEY, Colo. — Police fired rubber bullets to break up a crowd of 1,000 people near a university campus who burned couches, tore down street signs and pelted officers with rocks, bricks and bottles. There were no arrests after the four-hour riot that started late Saturday near the University of North Colorado and continued for four hours. Two police officers were slightly injured, including one who was hit on the head with a beer bottle, as officers in riot gear marched down the street and fired tear gas, police Sgt. John Gates said. Police sent to investigate a report of a loud party were met by a crowd of about 500 people. Gates said. Others from nearby parties joined the crowd and revelers set about 10 fires in a six-block area. From Wire Service Reports Bygone / Church coming FROM PAGE A1 Built in 1901, the building housed a congregation until two years ago. It had dwindled to a few families, and the Methodist conference decided to donate it to the museum. The church's pews, lectern and a wooden chest filled with robes will be put inside the church once it's restored, O'Neal said. Money to help fund the restoration will be raised by selling about 50 wooden chairs that were in the church. O'Neal said the price of the chairs is negotiable. For more information, call the museum at 825-8473. • Reporter Amy Sullivan can be reached at 823-6464, Ext. 125, or by e-mail at sjasullivan@sal • WORLD ECONOMY YEN CHING Chinese Restsauzant DELIVERY 823-1685 Open 7 days a week Dine In & Carryout 540 S. 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As the IMF was concluding its discussions, about 200 pro- Congress to wrestle with Internet sales tax By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Congress must soon decide whether to keep the Internet a largely tax- free shopping zone or pave the way for states to collect sales taxes on most online purchases. There is little doubt lawmakers will extend a moratorium expiring this October that bars taxes on Internet access and prohibits taxes that single out the Internet. The bigger question: What do to about sales taxes? While laws in 45 states say those taxes are owed, they rarely are collected. At stake are billions of dollars in revenue for state and local governments as well as tax fairness between traditional re­ tailers and their Internet and catalog competitors. Congress' General Accounting Office has estimated that uncollected sales taxes on Internet purchases could cost the states $12.5 billion in 2003. Remote sellers, meanwhile, say complying with thousands of different taxing jurisdictions would create a costly new burden — and could lead to imposition of more taxes in the future. "This is a complicated and controversial issue," said Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., sponsor of a bill providing a way for states to eventually collect Internet sales taxes. "It's a tax that is already owed. The question is how you work it out so the consumer can more easily pay it." One Time Only Yamaha Clavinova Truckload Sale! • ^ Limited Time - Stop By Today Digital Pianos Starting at $1,595 Free delivery/50 mile radius 825-6273 / South St. & Clark. Salina / 1-800-875-6273 Rob BOTTLED WATER 658 E. North • Saliiia f 825-4912 Trained Male and Female Officers. Midwest Security Systems, inc. 1006 E. Iron / Salina, KS 785-825-8157 / 800-732-7863 Get Your ART Together! "If You Love It.. .Frame It! 1/2 block south of Iron Ave. ~Matfers 121 S. Santa Fe, Salina, KS • (785) 827-9200 HAIL DAMAGE? 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"Preventing financial crises through early and clear diagnoses of problems, and taking the proper, often tough, policy response is critical," O'Neill told finance ministers at the final session Sunday Koehler also announced the IMF has reached an agreement in principle to extend new financial support to Turkey and Argentina, two countries currently facing economic troubles. ' Don't be left out I Hearing loss is isolating! EARCARE BREAKS THROUGH THE HIGH PRICE BARRIER!! WITH THE 9 CHANNEL "DigiSoun£** Completely In-The-Ear In-The-Canal Behind-The-Ear In-The-Canal Starting At $1395 .00 The 9 Channel circuitry reacts instantaneously to sudden changes in sound levels and includes an exclusive digital technology to precisely amplify soft sounds and suppress loud ones. Altogether, this provides a realistic and natural sound quality. Free Hearing Tests!! Accepting Appointments Now!! f-^^M^/^F/ 1216 S. 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The doors will open for the general public to attend at 7:00 p.m. to hear Mr. Herrmann speak. This will be an informative evening and should not be missed. WADDELL &rREED Financial Services' 131 North Santa Fe, Townsite Building Salina, Kansas 67401 • 785-827-3606

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