The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 6, 2001 · Page 13
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THE SAUNA JOURNAL GREAT PLAINS SUNDAY. MAY 6. 2001 B5 T MEXICAN IMMIGRANTS Ads attack immigration Messages protesting influx of Mexicans have run in Kansas By The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Anti- immigrant ads that pin U.S. economic worries on Mexican immigrants liave angered advocates for Hispanic worlters. Television and print ads rmi- ning in Kansas and Missouri sliow President Busii greeting Mexican President Vicente Fox. The text above tlie piioto states, "This is Mexico's President Fox telling George Bush to open our borders to millions of Mexican workers." The ads have run in at least six states. Including Missouri and Kansas. The National Council of La Raza, a Washington, D.C., advocacy group for Hispanics, condemned the ads as racist and warned they might incite a backlash against Latinos. "These are outsider organizations that are hoping to work people into an anti-immigrant frenzy," said Cecilia Munoz, a vice president of La Raza. The ads are part of the campaign by the Coalition for the Future American Worker, a year-old Washington group spearheaded by a former Mis- spurian, Roy H. Beck. The group is linked to several other longstanding immigration control groups, some founded by Beck, including Number- sUSA.com and Americans for Better Immigration. Beck defended the ads, which also are being broadcast on radio, saying he only wants to inform the public of immigration policies that might change under President Bush, spur debate and protect the rights of American workers. "We are taking our message • ZOO DISPUTE "Wfe are taking our message to the people because we don't have any reason to feel very safe with Bush." Roy H. Beck r ,iber of the Coalition for the Future American Worker to the people because we don't have any reason to feel very safe with Bush," said Beck, a former newspaper reporter. "His plan is to help his friend Fox achieve popularity in Mexico and to help industries maintain cheap labor and cheap wages." The newspaper ads discuss declining blue-collar wages, bankruptcy rates and layoffs at plants. A toll-free number is offered for people to tell President Bush: "No more foreign workers." Daniel Griswold, associate director of the Center for Trade Policy Studies at the Cato Institute, a Libertarian think tank, said the ads "strike a chord ... for many people." He said Fox's intentions are misinterpreted in the ads. "President Fox isn't talking about opening up the border in a way that there will be a lot more Mexicans coming into the United States," he said. "What he is talking about is legalizing and regularizing a flow of people that is already happening." Local labor experts said some of the information in the ads is factually correct — such as recent .layoffs at Yellow Freight Systems, a trucking subsidiary based in Overland Park, Kan. — but that other parts are misleading and oversimplify complex economic issues. "There has been a tendency for companies to move to coun-. tries where labor is cheaper,"" said Dave McDermott, a regional economist with the Bureau of Labor Statistics. "So there are some people in the United States that lose jobs, but there are even more people who are losing jobs in Mexico so far under NAF'fA," the North American Free Trade Agreement. But Dan Stein, executive director of FAIR, the Federation for American Immigration Reform, said his group's congressional task force, part of the Coalition for the Future American Worker, stands by the information in the ads. "Name-calling and generalized allegations are a very handy substitute for debating the merits of this issue," Stein said. "There is ho suggestion that people who are working here now are responsible for anything bad." The group spent more than $154,000 on advertising — about $32,000 in Kansas City — between April 22 and 29, according to Campaign Media Analysis Group, a clearinghouse that tracks political advertising. Beck said foundations are paying for the ads, but he declined to name specific groups. The recent ads mention job losses in Kansas, a target because U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, a Kansas Republican, heads a committee considering changes to the nation's immigration laws. Nebraska man wants coyote back By The Associated Press GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — Brian Hall wants his rare blue- eyed albino coyote back. He had donated it to the Grand Isle Heritage Zoo in 1995 and assumed it was still on display. But a friend recently visited the zoo and discovered it was gcyie. "The people at the zoo told me that, on Aug. 28, 1996, they traded the coyote for two wolf pups," Hall said. The Ogallala man had intended his donation to be available to Nebraskans and even passed up several out-of-state offers from other zoos. "That coyote was donated to them and was supposed to stay in Grand Island until he was dead," Hall said. He wants the city to either return the coyote to the zoo or to hjm, or pay restitution for breaking the deal. Assistant City Attorney Dale Shotkoski said the city is not obligated to honor that request because the city was not the operator of the zoo when the coyote was traded. The city did own the zoo land and contracted with the Grand Island Zoological Society to op- BEHIND CLOSED DOORS ADULT NOVELTIES VIDEOS • LOTIONS • MAGAZINES 11 am - 9 pm Mon. - Sar • 1 pm - 5 pin Sun. 1901 W. Grand • Salina • (785) 823-1339 erate the zoo and employ workers. Shotkoski said he would need to see the written agreement between the society and Hall to see if the deal had been broken. 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This summer she plans to volunteer at the Salina Regional Health Center. Lisa plans to study medicine and become an orthopedic surgeon specializing in backs. Daughter of Larry and Brenda Burnett SALINA HIGH SCHOOL CENTRAL • Amber Wilcome is a Freshman at Central High where she carries a 3.0 GPA. She is a varsity cheerleader and sings in choir at church. She is a member of Ray Avenue Baptist Church youth group and Oneighty at Emmanuel Christian Church. Amber plans to attend college to become a doctor and also continue being a cheerleader. Daughter of Ron and Diane Wilcome SALINA HIGH SCHOOL SOUTH < Stina Homelvig is sophomore at South High where she carries a 4.0 GPA. She is a peer mediator and on the Renaissance Committee. She is a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church youth group and she tutors students at Coronado for reading. Stina plans to go to college to study math and science to become a teacher or an athletic trainer. Daughter of Stewart and Christy Homelvig Sponsored by [AMOCO] t •'•'SalinaJournal Cowurlingcommimil'm iritli infomaliim *The Renaissance program is a partnership benvcen business and education to recognize and reward academic excellence, continuous improvement, and citizenship.

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