The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 27, 1996 · Page 1
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K-State survives Oklahoma onslaught in second half/D1 SPOftTS Fright night Halloween no longer just for kids as grownups get in the act / B1 LIFE • Stars tPUCk! Astronomers are drooling over new comet / A6 + A tO Z: Dictionary costing $9,141 covers art in 36 volumes / D8 INSIDE High: 61 Low: 40 Partly cloudy and cooler today with north winds of 10to20mph /B7 WEATHER Classified / C3 Crossword/B8 Deaths/A11 Great Plains / A3 Life / B1 Money/ C1 Sports / D1 Viewpoints / A4 INDEX 1871-1996 Salina Journal SUNDAY OCTOBER 27, 1996 SALINA, KANSAS $1.50 T CAMPAIGN '96 Dole: 1 smell victory in California' The Associated Press Lydla Norwood, 5, peers around a campaign sign as GOP presidential candidate Bob Dole speaks In Selma, Calif. GOP hopeful taunts Clinton with chant of 'It's time to go!' as election nears an end By The Associated Press FRESNO, Calif. — His bus tour snaking through central California's GOP districts Saturday, a feisty Bob Dole likened this year's presidential stakes to World War II and led thousands in taunting President Clinton: "It's time to go! It's time to go!" The Republican hopeful launched his go-for-broke drive for California's 54 elec- toral votes by hitting the state's hot-button issues of illegal immigration and affirmative action. And he appeared undaunted by statewide polls that put Clinton as many as 20 points ahead. "I smell victory in California," Dole called to a rally of thousands in Visalia. He tweaked the president on everything from his expensive 1993 runway haircut outside Los Angeles to the misappropriation of FBI files by the White House security office. As his 10-bus motorcade rolled north along route 99, Dole stopped in Selma to pledge to end both affirmative action and health care for illegal immigrants. + Generation X seeks answers / Page A9 + Vote '96: Salina Journal election special section / Inside "You come to America with AIDS, you're entitled to medical treatment. This is going to stop. Legal immigration is one thing — illegal immigration is entirely something else," Dole said. White House adviser Rahm Emanuel said HIV treatment for illegal aliens was approved as a public-health imperative under the 1990 Ryan White Care Act, which Dole voted for in the Senate. Dole also referred to Hillary Rodham Clinton's Whitewater-related papers. They were removed from the office of deputy White House counsel Vincent Foster after his death and taken to the White House family residence by Hillary Clinton's chief of staff, Margaret Williams. Police investigating Foster's death were not told of the papers' existence and their removal. "How much of this has gone on, how long has it gone on? Why did these records show up in the living quarters that nobody can find? They don't know how they got there, they've been missing two years," Dole said. T CAMPAIGN '96 Ideology is at heart of race Brownback, Docking race being watched by more than just Kansas By ERIC SCHMITT The New York Times WICHITA — It has been 64 years since Kansans elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate. But Patricia Bennett, a lifelong Republican, says she is voting for .a Democrat, Jill Docking, to fill the last two years of the seat Bob Dole quit in his quest for the presidency. The Republican candidate, Rep.,,Sam Brownback, is too conservative for her, Bennett said, especially on issues like gun control, education and abortion. "Although Docking is a Democrat, she is a moderate with what I consider traditional Republican views on economic policy and balancing the budget, but she'd do it in a humane way," said Bennett, 36, of Kansas City, a lawyer whose father, Robert F. Bennett, was a Republican governor of Kansas hi the 1970s. The big question in several Senate races, including those in Colorado, Georgia, Illinois and Wyoming, is whether conservative Republicans, often closely allied with the Christian right, are alienating moderates in their own party and driving them to vote Democratic this year. Nowhere is this struggle thrown into sharper relief than in the. cliffhanger between Brownback and Docking, two affable, articulate 40-year-olds who both lay claim to the tradition of prairie pragmatism. "Kansans have to figure out how far conservatives in the Republican Party here can go and still represent their traditional Republican values," said Burdett Loomis, a professor of political science at the University of Kansas. Brownback, a lawyer from Topeka and a top lieutenant in Speaker Newt Gingrich's Republican revolution, said he had picked up the endorsements of many conservative Democrats. But Republicans outnumber Democrats 3 to 2 in Kansas. "" See RACE, Page AS World champs The Associated Press Joe Glrardl and New York win World Series, Page D1 Stricken with cerebral palsy, J'O'S'H has worked through his condition with help from the Salina Area United Way + Photos by Davis Turner I The Salina Journal * Josh Glavln, 3, has his own paraprofessional, Heather Whelchel, to help him at the Heartland Early Education Program. "I was attached to him after the second day," Heather said of her Josh. Josh is the poster boy for the Salina Area United Way. See story, Page A8. Josh Is the center of attention as he says goodbye to his schoolmates In Kennedy Early Learning Center's Heartland Early'Educa- tion Program. The school's Inclusion program, a combination of HeadStart and special education preschoolers, tries to help the special education children and typically developing children learn to adapt to each other. JEWELL T OLYMPICS BOMBING Feds clear Jewell as a suspect But prosecutors don't actually apologize to security guard By The Associated Press ATLANTA — Federal prosecutors cleared Richard Jewell as a suspect in the Olympic park bombing on Saturday, ending a three-month ordeal that saw the security guard go from hero to suspected terrorist overnight. "Based on evidence developed to date, your client Richard Jewell is not considered a target of the federal criminal investigation into the bombing. ... Barring any newly discovered evidence, this status will not change," U.S. Attorney Kent Alexander said in a letter to Jewell's lawyer. "We are overjoyed," said attorney Jack Martin. "It says what we have known all along — that he is no longer a suspect in the bombing." Jewell — who repeatedly maintained his innocence and was never charged — has not worked since he was identified as a suspect and now hopes to put back the pieces of his life. "The first step was a long process,". Jewell said to reporters at his apartment. He told them he would have more to say at a news conference Monday. No one else has been publicly identified as a suspect in the July 27 bombing at Olympic Centennial Park that killed one and injured more than 100. Alexander said the attention on Jewell was "highly unusual and intense," but did not apologize in the letter. The government has apologized only twice in recent history, both in cases where people had been formally charged. Jewell lawyer Lin Wood said Jewell's lawyers would continue to pursue defamation lawsuits against news organizations that reported he was a suspect, "and it's a good possibility that we will down the road institute legal action against members of the FBI." T NATURE Mystery frogs Kansas becomes 11th state with deformed frogs By The Associated Press HUTCHINSON — Kansas is the latest state reporting deformed frogs, after a group of teen-agers in the southwest region discovered a six-legged bullfrog. The youngsters captured the frog about two weeks ago near Meade in Crooked Creek, a tributary of the Cimarron River. That brings to 11 the number of states, including Missouri, recently reporting frog species having too many or too few legs. . Biologists,aren't sure why mutant frogs are cropping up across the country, but they are certain something unusual has occurred. A biologist in California, where deformed frogs have also appeared, has speculated the phenomenon may be linked to a snake parasite. Others have pointed to pollution, pesticides, ultra-violet light, or a combination of such factors. "The percentages of abnormal frogs are relatively high and fairly widespread. The two of those together make a strong case for something being wrong," said James Platz, biology professor at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. Platz is chairman of the De- clining Amphibian Population Task Force, a regional group that gathers information about amphibians in Kansas, Nebraska and the Dakotas. "It's just downright weird to see them," said Tom Johnson, herpetologist with the Missouri Department of Conservation. Joe Collins, director of the Lawrence-based Center for North American Amphibians and Reptiles, said frogs are good indicators of the overall heatlh of an ecological system. "When frogs get in trouble, it's possible other creatures will be in trouble, too," he said. Grace on ice TOM DORSEYmie Salina Journal A skater with the Ice Capades performs during the opening of Saturday afternoon's show at Bicentennial Center. The Ice Ca- pades will perform at 2 p.m. today. Tickets cost $12.50 to $25.

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