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• B2 FRIDAY. MAY 4, 2001 GREAT PLAINS THE SAUNA JOURNAL A Look Ahead • Extended calendar / Page D2 4 Friday • DANCE: Salina Twirlers Square Dance. 7:30 p.m., Sunset Elementary Sctiool, 1510 W. Republic. (785) 6554171. • EVENT: J.H. Brandt Enterprises presents "Writers Nigtit" and talent showcase. 6-9 p.m., G. Willikers. (785) 392-2925 or (785) 827-3037. • MUSIC: Salina Arts and Humanities Commission presents Art a la Carte featuring folk duo Iviattson and Weaver. 12:20 p.m., Campbell Plaza, 100 block of South Santa Fe. Free. 309-5770. • MUSIC: Darrins Birthday Party with Shagnasty. 9:30 p.m., King of Clubs, 1056 E. Pacific. No cover before 9 p.m., after, $4. 820-2869. • PROGRAM: Storytlme with storyteller De Cee Cornish. 10 a.m., Salina Public Library 825-4624. • PROGRAM: Salina Public Library Children's Department and Lakewood Discovery Center present "Discovering Senses with Peppermint Rabbit." 4 p.m., 825-4624. • TRIP: Salina Parks and Recreation Department sponsors a trip to Wichita to see Bill Cosby Bus leaves at 4 p.m. from far southwest parking lot of the Bicentennial Center. $54 per person. 309-5765. • ELLSWORTH: Central States Association Spring Fly-in. Ellsworth Municipal Airport. (785) 472-4113. • LINDSBORG: Bethany College Choir and Chamber Choir 2001 spring home concert. 7:30 p.m., Bethany Lutheran Church. Freewill offering. (785) 227-3311. • LINDSBORG: Opening reception for "Old Friends, New Stories," by Barbara Waterman-Peters and Marko Fields. 7-9 p.m., BIrger Sandzen tvlemorial Gallery, 401 N. First. (785) 222-2220. • McPHERSON: "1964" The Tribute in concert. 7:30 p.m.. Brown Auditorium, McPherson College. $16 and $19. (620)241-1504. • McPHERSON: (vicPherson Gem and IVlineral Club ninth annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Sale and Swap. 4-H Grounds. Free. (620) 241-7003. • WOODBINE: Jerry Moran "Big First" Listening Tour. 11 a.m.-noon, Citizens' Bank and Trust, 5 Saturday • COMMENCEMENT: Kansas State University-Salina College of Technology and Aviation commencement with guest speaker Tony Jurich. 10 a.m., Kansas Highway Patrol Training Center ' Administration Building, 2025 E. Iron. • CONCERT: Rock 'n' Roll Revival II. 7 p.m.. Bicentennial Center. $35.75, $32.75 or $26.75. 1-888-826-SHOW. • DANCE: Salina Singles Dance with music by Reflections. 8 p.m.-midnight, American Legion, 142 S. Seventh. All singles welcome. 823-8330. • EVENT: Salina Human Relations Commission presents the fourth annual Ethnic Festival. Noon-5 p.m., Oakdale Park Stage. 309-5745. • EVENT: Sola Gratia music festival with games and concessions. 2-9 p.m., Redeemer Lutheran Church, 743 E. Magnolia. 825-6551. • EVENT: Yard Waste Day 8 a.m.-4 p.m., east end of old airport runway ' Limbs, branches, brush, leaves, clip• pings and other yard waste accepted. • EVENT: Annual Multiple Sclerosis Walk. 8 a.m., check in; 9 p.m. start, Kenwood Park. 823-8382. • EVENT: Lilac Fete. 5 p.m., Kansas Wesleyan University Student Center. 827-5541, Ext. 1157. • FUND-RAISER: Salina Public Library Book Sale. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 301 W. Elm. Hardbacks, 50 cents; paperbacks, 25 cents or 5 for $1. • FUND-RAISER: Salina Central High School Mustang Band Garage i . Sale and Silent Auction. 6 a.m.-3 p.m., ' east side parking lot and auxiliary gym, Central High School, 650 E. Crawford. 823-5007 or 827-3091. • MUSIC: Blinddog Smokin' farewell tour with special guest, King of Clubs, 1056 E. Pacific. S7 advance, $9 at the door. 820-2869. • PROGRAM: American Association of University Women present "Salina's Head Start Program" by Karey Powell Hensley. 10;30 a.m., Salina Country Club. 823-6169. • ELLSWORTH: Central States Association Spring Fly-in. Ellsworth Municipal Airport, (785) 472-4113. • GOODLAND: Homecoming ceremony for Jeff Vignery. 1:30 p.m. Mountain time. Max Jones Fieldhouse, 12th and Arcade. (785) 899-7130. • LINDSBORG: Bethany College Symphony Orchestra Concert. 7:30 p.m., Pressor Hall, Bethany College. Free. (785) 227-3311, Ext. 8121. • LINDSBORG: Millfest. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., McPherson County Old Mill Museum, 120 Mill. $2 for adults, $1 ages 6-12, under 8 free. (785) 227-2810. • McPHERSON^ McPherson Gem and Mineral Club nmth annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Sale and Swap. 4-H Grounds. Free. (620) 241-7003. • REPUBLIC: "Spirit of the Corn" corn planting ceremony 1 p.m.. Pawnee Indian Village State Historic Site, eight mile north of U.S. Hwy. 36 on KS 266. (785) 361-2255. • WHITE CITY: Christian Church Centennial Celebration and Old Fashioned Carnival and Magic Show. 1 1 a.m., church yard. $3 a plate for meals. (785) 349-2283. Listing 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. • E NTERTAINMENT Chandler still groovirf 40 years The Duke of Earl' will perform with four others Saturday at BiCenter By AMY SULLIVAN The Salina Journal An improvisation on a vocal warm-up keeps Gene Chandler groovin' almost 40 years later His doo-wop group, the Du-Kays, sang "do do do" to practice their harmonies. One day Chandler changed it to "duke duke duke" and the result was his 1962 signature song. Gene "The Duke of Earl" Chandler recorded other hits, including "Backfield in Motion" and "Groovy Situation." But Chandler's name always will be linked to the "Duke, Duke, Duke Duke of Earl, Duke, Duke" refrain heard throughout his most-loved song. "I wish I had three or four more like it," Chandler said in a phone interview from his Chicago home. "Forty years later, the song does a tremendous job out there for me. It still Rock W Roll Revival H WHAT: Rock'N' Roll Revival II — Five '50s and '60s pop stars . sing their hits. WHO: Gene Chandler, Tommy- Roe, Little Peggy March, Brian Hyland and Troy Shondell. WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday. WHERE: Salina Bicentennial Center. TICKETS: $35.75, $32.75 and $26.75 at the Bicentennial Center box office or call 1-888-826- SHOW. , sells records, and the audience receives it well." Chandler will don a cape, top hat and hold a cane as the Duke for his Saturday night performance in the Rock 'N' Roll Revival at the Bicentennial Center. He's one of five hitmakers on the roster. Two of the other singers, Tommy Roe and Little Peggy March, have shared the bill with Chandler in the past. March is best known for "I Will FoUow Him," a No. 1 song that made her, at 15, the youngest per son, ever to top the charts. She still holds the record. Roe "always brings the house down" Chandler said, with his hits "Dizzy" and "Jam Up and Jelly Tight." Brian Hyland will bring "Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" and "Sealed With a Kiss." And Troy Shondell, formerly Gary Shelton, will croon "This Time (We're Really Breaking Up)" and other songs. Any show that promoter Gary Cape puts together will entertain. Chandler said, because so many stars share the bill, making their sets only long enough to include their most-loved songs. About 1,000 tickets have been sold, said Karen Fallis, Bicentennial Center assistant manager This trip will be Chandler's first to Salina. The closest he's come was several years ago when he played Kansas City, Mo. Chandler, who's performed professionally since 1957, is sensitive about his age "I'm 27. Are you coming on Saturday? If you come to the,show you will know that's not true," Chandler said. By 1962, "The Duke of Earl" helped him go solo, and he made more American hits through 1970. Nineteen went top 40. British audiences liked his disco hits in the '708 and '80s. These days. Chandler mixes these oldies shows with solo club dates and touring as part of The Four Kings with Ben E. King, Jerry Butler and Lloyd Price. The Four Kings weave solo songs and group numbers together. "It's good to have the variety. I don't want to do the same thing every night," Chandler said. About two months of every year. Chandler stays at home with his family He often takes youngest son Shun, 16, and his friends on vacations. Word got out a few years ago Chandler organizes a fun trip, and the groups grow every yean "I enjoy it. Some of them don't have fathers, so I'm happy to fly with them to Las Vegas or California, as long as their grades are up," Chandler said. • Reporter Amy Sullivan can be reached at 823-6464, Ext. 125, or by e-mail at sjasullivan@saljournal.com. T DOG PARK Big donation to make dog park possible Park where dogs can run free will open in June next to shelter By KARA RHODES The Salina Journal A $10,000 anonymous donation to the Salina Animal Shelter will mean wolf whistles all around, said Rose Base, director of the shelter. The donation is being used to partially fund the city's first "dog park," where dogs can roam off-leash in an enclosed area. The dog park will open in June behind the animalshelter at 239 N. Second. It was not a part of the original plans for the new animal shelter, which was opened last year. Base said. "It's always been in my dreams, not my plans," Base said. The park is expected to cost about $17,000, and Base is accepting contributions to bolster the donation. Already, a fence, well and an underground sprinkler system have been installed in the park, which is about four times the size of an average back yard. In the animal shelter's garage is the fun, doggie stuff Base's son, Adam, has helped construct, including barrels and dog jumps. She hopes to plant trees, install benches and construct a shaded area. "This is a place where dogs wiU be able to run, and owners will be able to throw them a Frisbee," Base said. Because of Salina leash laws. Settlement money to help customers pay gas bills Pt/Tha Aeen«i«*«*J DfA^^* ; ~j- By The Associated Press TOPEKA — State regulators signed an order Thursday directing $29.3 million from a legal settlement to help low- and middle-income natural gas customers pay their bills. The money is a refund from natural gas producers who passed property taxes on to customers in the 1970s and 1980s. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ruled four years ago that the . practice amounted to overcharging customers. The Kansas Corporation Commission had already allowed Kansas Gas Service to distribute $5.6 million in settlement funds as refunds to its 625,000 customers and another $3 million toward a low-income assistance program administei-ed by the American Red Cross. Under the KCC order signed Thursday, the money will help households with incomes at or below 300 percent of the federal poverty level. A household of four could have an income of up to $51,150, the KCC said. Customers who qualify will receive credits on their bills equal to the difference between what they paid from November 2000 through March 2001 and their bills from the same period a year earlier The order could help as many as 100,000 natural gas customers who did not qualify previously for assistance programs. • STORM DAMAGE Most damage from hail on April 20 was in south Salina ByThe Salina Journal Damage reports from the April 20 hail storm in Salina still are sprinkling into local insurance officials. Mark Gallagher, a catastrophe team manager for State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., came to Salina from Atlanta to open,a catastrophe office to process claims at the former Long McArthur building at 340 N. Santa Fe. There have been 750 auto claims since the storm, which he said was a"rather small" number "This is a very small catastrophe," he said, noting most of the damage reported was in southern Salina. He expects the office to close soon, because the number of claims has been dwindling, though a few still are coming in daily "Some people don't notice until they wash their car," he said. Dave Rose, a regional claims manager in Salina for Farm Bureau Insurance, said his company has processed 282 claims from 15 counties because of the storm. "It wasn't a devastating storm, but it was enough to keep everyone busy," he said. On average, claims have been for $1,500 to $3,000 each, he said. Of those claims processed in Saline County — most in the southern part — a little more than half have been for homes with damaged gutters and shingles. TV NEWS SHOWS The following guests will appear on "Kansas Week" and "Kansas Week Focus" this week on KPTS (Salina cable channel 8): • "Kansas Week Focus" — Jim Lehrer, one of the more respected names in American journalism, talks about his role in the 2000 presidential election debates. . "Kansas Week" — Phillip Brownlee, editorial page columnist with the Wichita Eagle; Greg Hailing, managing editor of the Hutchinson News; and Jim McLean, government editor with the Topeka Capital Journal, will discuss the legislative budget debate and school safety. "Kansas Week Focus" airs at 8 p.m. today on KPTS and is repeated at 2:30 p.m. Sunday It also airs at 12:30 p.m. Sunday on KOOD. "Kansas Week" airs at 8:30 p.m. today on KPTS and is repeated at 2 p.m. Sunday. It also airs at 8:30 p.m. today on KOOD (Salina cable channel 2). dog owners are not allowed to let dogs roam free. She said that in other cities dog parks are popular among people who live in apartments and the elderly or -disabled who have problems taking their dogs for a walk. According to dogpark.com, which has a listing of more than 450 dog parks nationwide, Kansas City is the only town in Kansas with dog parks. A success in Indianapolis A dog park was opened in Indianapolis in 1997 on Humane Society property Christina Dickerson, media relations coordinator there, said the 2-acre park has been a huge success. "People come before work with their pooches, during their lunch hour, after work, on weekends," she said. "We're busy" She said it's mostly popular with dog owners who live in apartments, townhouses and other places with limited or no yards for dogs to romp. "If people spend time with their dogs and form a bond and relationship, dogs are very unlikely to be surrendered," she said. "Pets should be our companions. The dog park forwards that idea." There has never been any dog bites or attacks at the park, she said. "Owners who come here are very responsible," she said. "If they see any sort of problem perhaps developing, they snap a leash on right away" Clean up after Rex, please The Salina dog park will have a smaller, enclosed area for dogs that are too shy or overwhelmed by other dogs to visit. Base said. That area will be connected to the larger area by a fence. Base said the park's rules will require dogs to be current on their shots and to be spayed or neutered. Also, owners will be required to have a leash with them in case of a problem with another dog. There will be no breed restrictions. And, of course, dog park etiquette requires owners to clean up after their dogs. Base said "business bags" will be provided for that purpose. • Reporter Kara Rhodes can be reached at 823-6464, Ext. 167, or by e-mail at sJkrhodes@sal journal.com. Trade / Zedillo supports Fox FROM PAGE B1 "More than half of the 3.5 million jobs created since 1995 are related to foreign trade." Zedillo, a soft-spoken economist, won acclaim for advancing Mexico's democracy in the 2000 presidential election, considered the cleanest in decades. For the first time in more than 70 years, Mexico's ruling party lost. New Mexican President Vicente Fox since has made a splash by stepping up efforts to promote trade, open borders and frequently meet with President George W. Bush. After his speech, Zedillo said little of Fox. "I'll only say that I wish he does very well, for the sake of Mexico," he said. Asked what he would tell the growing ranks of Mexicans living in Kaijsas, Zedillo said, "I'd encourage them to be good people, to take advantage of opportunities that Kansas gives them, but not to forget about their Mexican roots." Zedillo said Mexican emigration should decline as new trade creates jobs at home. But he said Americans would benefit from easuag border crossing because they need the labor force. Octavio Sanchez, a reporter covering the speech for the Garden City affiliate of Radio Tricolor, was enthused by the for­ mer leader's view that globalization presents opportunities. "It was invigorating. Without the desire to better ourselves we'll never make it," said Sanchez, originally from Zacatecas, Mexico. "Words like his make us realize that we can do it." But Mexican chemist Jesus Valdes, a K-State visiting professor, was not so optimistic. Talk of a successful NAFTA rings true for the middle and upper class, he said, but not for Mexico's masses of poor. 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