The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 25, 1996 · Page 4
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 4

Salina, Kansas
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Friday, October 25, 1996
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FRIDAY. OCTOBER 25. 1996 CAMPAIGN '96 THE SALINA JOURNAL V POLITICAL VOLUNTEERS This army stamps, staples, stuffs Political junkies make qalls, put up signs on tjehalf of candidates By MIKE FEINSILBER ify Associated Press jWHEATON, Md. - It'll take about 20 minutes, but Alan Laskin can tell you in loving detail how to get 23,000 political leaflets handed out to shoppers outside 23 super- njarkets on the weekend before tlje election. [You sweet talk the store managers for permission. Then you appoint 23 "flyer managers." "Give people a fancy title and they can't say no," he says. And you telephone them every other day, to make sure they're still aboard, to see that they've recruited and kept in touch with their leafleteers. You sweat the details. That's the way democracy works: tens of thousands of volunteers doing the drudge work of politics. Volunteers like Laskin, who has labored since June, 12 hours a day, for a Democrat in a congressional campaign that the soothsayers put down as hopeless. Grass-roots politics is canvassing and coffees, lawn signs and T PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN Grass-roots politics is canvassing and coffees, lawn signs and leaflet drops, phone banks and envelope stuffing, standing on the curb waving a sign or handing out fliers at the bus stop. leaflet drops, phone banks and envelope stuffing, standing on the curb waving a sign or handing out fliers at the bus stop. Laskin, 49, a former accountant who retired after being stricken by leukemia, is a political junkie. He remembers sitting on a Massachusetts beach, crying his heart out, after an election a quarter of a century ago when his candidate lost. Wayne Finegar, 65, a retired Social Security statistician, another volunteer, talks about what would seem to be a simple enough chore: getting a stack of the candidate's leaflets to each of the county's 20 branch libraries and watching for when they're gone and need to be replaced. "Hideously complicated," sighs Finegar, who describes the task with the same exactness that Laskin uses in laying out his supermarket strategy. Let the candidates talk of lofty issues. Here in a cramped second- story office where the phones never stop ringing, the talk is of checking computer lists against addressed envelopes, of working a phone bank in a borrowed travel agent's office. Volunteer Marie Ferington, 70, a grey-haired grandmother in blue jeans, is a retired high school teacher. She appears at the candidate's headquarters every morning about 7. First she vacuums. Then she photocopies. She faxes. She pulls messages off the answering machine. Then she goes home to supervise friends recruited to stuff envelopes around her dining room table. Into the night, she and her volunteers fold, stuff, stamp and address. Laskin, Ferington and Finegar are among 1,600 volunteers working for Democrat Don Mooers, 36, Clinton woos Southern voters President campaigns in states that usually vote Republican By The Associated Press LAKE CHARLES, La. — Campaigning in the South, President Clinton said Thursday his differences with Bob Dole don't involve labels or "who's good or bad," but what's right and wrong for America. Clinton said his record proves he has the right answers. "Even though our friends on the other side don't like to admit it, we are better off than we were four years ago," Clinton said in Birmingham, Ala., a state that normally votes Republican in presidential politics. He drew a crowd that overflowed the sunny quadrangle at Birmingham-Southern College. "Maybe Alabama is going to come along with me," he said as he surveyed the turnout. Dole campaigned at the Alabama capital in Montgomery, trying The Associated Press President Clinton addresses a rally in Lake Charles, La. , to preserve what the polls indicate is a narrow GOP lead. Later, both Dole and Clinton campaigned in Louisiana, as well, at one point in rival rallies about five miles apart, the president at Marrero and the Republican nomi- nee from the heart of New Orleans. "Shadowboxing," White House press secretary Michael McCurry said. Arriving at Lake Charles, Clinton talked jobs at an, airport rally outside a Northrup Grumman Corp. hangar. He said there were 100 jobs at the plant when he took office compared to 1,400 now. "I have run a campaign of ideas, not insults, to give you the ideas of what I will do in the next four years if my contract is renewed in less than two weeks from today," he told the runway crowd. Clinton leads comfortably in Louisiana public opinion polls. Earlier in Alabama, Clinton said he would leave the labels to Republicans; Dole constantly calls him a liberal. "When they call names you've got to look at the facts," he said. "I want to balance the budget. ... They want to pass this big risky tax scheme that will increase the deficit, require bigger cuts than I vetoed when they shut the government down." South Middle School Anderson, Bill-English..... 7310 Bainter, Lyman - Pre Algebra 7330 Bainter, Lyman - Algebra........;......;..7326 BaihydtJoan-LD 7323 Beams, Juanita-Reading... .......7312 Bell, Jeff- Social Studies 7315 Bell, Jeff- English... ...7311 Beifclund, Kay -Math 7316 Brown, David - Science... 7319 Clark, Virginia-Science 7322 Domarui, Wendy - English 7325 Ferguson,Terry -PreAlgebra 7328 Ferguson, Terry -Algebra 7344 Gansel, Sheryl - English 7304 Hilyard, Jack - History 7321 Hoelting, Daryl - Math 7313 Hoelting, Daryl -Science 7355 Horst,Deena-Art 7334 Knutson, Cyndy - Science _7302 Moser, Lonnie - Social Studies 7306 Platt, Jeff - History 7354 Ratcliff, Joyce - English 7309 Rathlef, John - History 7336 Reinking, Merilyn - Explo/FACS....7353 Riddle, Theresa- Science,,, ,,,.,,.7320 Schmidt, Mary - Math 7301 Seirn, Lesa - Math...,. ..7305 Shriver, Jeff- Social Studies 7317 Sturges, Jennifer- Science 7314 Tirnmel, Bette - Spanish 7335 Walle, Barbara-Explo/FACS .....7343 Wilkins, Sudana - Spanish 7356 Winslow, Susan - English 7352 Roosevelt Lincoln Clark, Joseph - Science... ..............5240 Crank, Chris - History 5060 DeForest, Karma - English;..;;..;.™—5080 Duncan, Brian - Exploratory 5441 Eilders, Kate - PreAlgebra;............;..;.5090 Eilders, Kate - Math 5091 Eilders, Kate-AJgebra...........;;;........;..5092 Fitzpatrick, Ray - Enriched English...5100 Fitzpatrick, Ray - English.....v......;.......5101 Frable, Lenore - LD English 8th 5586 Frable, Lenore-LD English 7th.........5191 Frable, Lenore - Study Skills 8th 5194 Frable, Lenore - Study Skills 7th 5195 Geiger, Sue - English 8th 5120 Geiger, Sue - English 7th 5130 Gruen, Danette - Spanish 8th 5141 Hutchinson, Cassandra -Reading 5160 Johnston, Lisa-Vocal Music 5170 Johnston,Lisa- StangGang 5171 Johnston, Lisa - Orchestra 5050 Jones, Daniel-Social Studies 5180 Lambert, Vaughn-Science 5200 Larson,Cindy-BD 5420 Laubahn, Glenn - Math 8 5210 Laubahn, Glenn -Pie Algebra .,,5213 Laubahn, Glenn-Algebra 5212 Lenkiewicz, Len - History ...5221 McDaniel, Brenda - Social Studies....5250 McMillen, Gayle-Band 7.. ....5260 McMillen, Gayle - Band 8 5261 Morrison, Beth- Social Studies 7th...5472 Morrison, Beth - Social Studies 8th... 5473 Murphy, Dawn - English 5020 Murphy, Steve'- Science 8th:.........;.....5280 Murphy, Steve - Science 7th 5190 Noonan, Becky-Math 8.:..;......;......;.. 5290 Noonan, Becky - Pre-Algebra 5291 Noonan, Becky-Algebra....; ..........5292 Nowak, Brian - Exploratory 5441 Perney, Kathryne - Seience......;.;.........5300 Pridey, Joanne - Science 5510 Ramsey, Mark - Pre Algebra..™.. OT ....5520 Ramsey, Mark - Math 7 5521 Ramsey, Mark - Math 7th and 8th 5522 Reddig, Julie - Enriched English 5530 Reddig, Julie - English 5531 Ribble, Nancy - LD Social Studies.... 5540 Ribble, Nancy * LD Reading 5541 Ribble, Nancy - LD Reading/Skills....5542 Ribble, Nancy r LD English 8 5543 Ribble, Nancy - LD English 7 5546 Ruder, Chris - Math 7 5220 Ruder, Chris - Pre Algebra 5140 Sackrider, Barbara - PE,.,,,,,. 5550 Shivers, Karen - LD History 5580 Shivers, Karen - LDi Reading,,.,.,.,,,,.558l Shivers, Karen - LD Reading/Skuls...5582 Shivers, Karen - LD Math 8................5584 Shivers, Karen - LD Math 7 (5th hour).5583 Wilkins, Sudana : Spanish 7th,.... ..5431 Wilkins, Sudana - Spanish 8th 5432 Wilson, Mitch - Industrial Tech 5441 T To hear your child's teacher you must use a touch-tone phone, Dial 825-6000. Press the 4-digit category number by the teacher's name. Call Deb Nelson at 823-6363 if you have questions. ""Saliua Journal who resigned his State Department job to run for Congress. Unfortunately for him, his opponent is Connie Morella, a moderate Republican who has represented affluent, politically astute Montgomery County, Md., just outside Washington, D.C., for 10 years. She is one of those lucky politicians, so known that everybody calls her by their first name. "I've voted for Connie," admits Ferington, without blushing. "She's a very, very nice lady." It was the Gingrich Congress that brought Ferington to Mooers. She was furious about the shutdown of government last winter. And Connie signed the OOP's "Contract with America." That was enough. That led Ferington to give a coffee in her home for Mooers, led her to walk her neighborhood with him, led her to recruit more volunteers. She knows how to make a yard sign and carries a little sledgehammer to drive them in the lawn. But first the homeowners' permission must be secured. Other volunteers do that. Call, make a list, and send volunteers to the house to drive in the sign. Like D- Day, nothing's simple. AUTUMN'S New ARRIVALS! • Leaded Glass Curios • Plant Stands • Pendulum Clocks • Rocking Chair • Quilt Racks • X-tra Tall Pie Safe • Large Entertainment Center • Recipe Boxes Lap Desk FOREVER OAK " Handcrafled Oak Furniture & Accents " 1-800-864-4429 823-9729 619 E. Crawford Elmorc Center Layaway Now For Christmas! CLOSE-OUT White Serger • 3/4 thread • Built in rolled hem • Differential Feed Reg. J 899 llfl Limited Quantities NOW $399 95 Financing Available IDWEST SEWING & VACUU 340 S. Broadway • 825-0451 • 9-5:30 M-F, 9-5 Sat. VOTE November 5th Republican * District 2 COUNTY COMMISSIONER Republican Deane Allen: Dedicated to our Community * Salina Planning Commissioner * Past President and Active Member, Board of Directors, YMCA * Active Member, Salina Rotary Club * Active Member, First United Methodist Church * Retired Vice President and General Manager, Triplett, Inc. Adv. Paid for by Allen for County Commissioner: Bob Exline, Larry Triplett, Co-Chairs • Adley E. Johnson, Treasurer. ~ FALL SHOPPING SPREE / Last 4 days! October 25-28 \ OFF Regular-priced hosiery for women OFF Regular-priced Outerwear for the family Regular-priced sweaters for the family Regular-priced thermal socks & thermal underwear for men OFF denim jeans for juniors, misses petites' & womens OFF Regular-priced suited separates for men II L 1 OFF Regular-priced bedspreads, comforters, throws & blankets "J L 1 •j L^J^I^I^I^SJ^J^^ 40% OFF Any single regular priced Item Come in before October 28 and ask an associate for a coupon good for regular priced purchases throughout the store. To apply for a JCPenney Card, uk any Sale* Associate (or in application. You may even be eligible lor ln»t«nt credit. 9 (999. J.C. P*nniy Company, Inc. •OUcounl •pphM only to t»tM«-prlc*d mttch.ndJ.« and U UmlM lo* ki lUx* (took Oimrri *», net wf* k, ttwM K.m K H«v.i«. Cotmttlo P» M t. CtUtog (C.Uk^ o«pt. 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