The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 28, 1996 · Page 1
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Salina, Kansas
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Monday, October 28, 1996
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Big restaurant Large Pizza Hut in Abilene draws raves/ A3 GREAT PLAINS Mile-High low Broncos blitz Chiefs in AFC West showdown / B1 SPORTS • Delayed delivery: Love letters arrive 41 years late in England / A2 • Always a winner: win or lose, Dole will be a hero in Russell / A6 INSIDE Low: 50 Mostly cloudy today with a 30 percent chance of rain /A7 WEATHER Salina Jour nal Ann Landers / B7 Classified / B4 Comics/B8 Crossword / B8 Deaths / A5 Great Plains / A3 Sports/B1 Viewpoints / A4 INDEX MONDAY OCTOBER 28, 1996 SALINA, KANSAS 50 cents YOUNG ADULTS Many young adults can be counted out They care little about politics and don't plan to vote in November CAMPAIGN tiy DAN ENGLAND The Salina Journal •>•" As she was growing up, Catherine Silhan remembers fidgeting in the back seat of her parents' car when they went into an old gymnasium or school to vote. • - In 1972, Silhan, 1108 Osborne, was 18 and working for Saline County when 18-year-olds were allowed to vote for the first time in the general election. The right was granted through the 26th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which was ratified in July 1971. • Those childhood car trips had an impact. She voted. .'. "You were supposed to," said 'Silhan, who still works for the county in the treasurer's office. ! "Plus I think it was a special thing "Because I got to vote for my boss." ^ But today's youngest group of ivpters, aged 18 to 25, don't see it '.that way. •skj "People vote for two reasons: A .sense of ethnicity or a stake in the ; system," said Allan Cigler, profes- i.-w, • V PRESIDENTIAL RACE sor of political science and the University of Kansas. "Younger people aren't often paying much in taxes. "As people get older, they are having children, paying mortgages, buying houses, and they become a part of the community. There's too much distracting young people, with then: education and courtships. It's always been that way." Nissa Applequist, a Smoky Valley High School student who will turn 18 20 days after the election, proves Cigler's point. "None of the issues seem to jump out at me," Applequist said. "I know Medicare and Medicaid are important to most, but at this stage in my life, I guess they're not." Local high school and college students interviewed for this story all said they planned to vote. See COUNT THEM OUT, Page AS Clinton announces plan to battle breast cancer • By The Associated Press V nr. ^ .- - - r-.'WASHINGTON, B.C. — Presi- ; dent Clinton announced a modest < initiative to combat breast cancer > Sunday, on a day he also started a seven-state campaign swing. '•••• In a Rose Garden ceremony, Clinton announced a $30 million spending increase for research .into the genetic basis of breast cancer. He said it was a step "to bring us closer to a cure and to improve the lives of those who do survive." ; It was an event aimed at strengthening his support among women — and aggravating Bob Dole's gender-gap problem. Most jjfolls show that women represent .ajbout 60 percent of Clinton's support. "Nothing is more devastating to 'f ;i: 1871-1888- From the Saline County Journal November 2,1871 w.H. Johnson and M.p. Sampson, editors ?.., it is certain there Is one, and we hear it stated two or three, disreputable houses carried on 1 fn our city, though at its outskirts. This is a disgrace, a .blemish upon the good name of ' our city, and a wrong that should :not be permitted. We do not , \know if there is an ordinance : against such institutions, if not, ; -flnsihowld be passed immedl- ' ately; If so. let It be rigidly en; forced. Men preach against whiskey saloons. Here Is some- 'thing vastly worse. Sound the, ' tocsjn and declare war. „ First Saline County Journal: Feb. 16,1871 A weekly look a family's strength than when someone is diagnosed with a life- threating disease like cancer ... I know about this from my own family's experience," said Clinton, whose mother died of breast cancer. Campaigning in Virginia, a state that hasn't voted to put a Democrat in the White House since Lyndon Johnson's 1964 landslide, Clinton said, "I know how hard it is to break a habit. "But one of the things we all teach our kids is that some habits have to be broken," Clinton laughingly told about 2,000 cheering supporters in a northern Virginia suburb. Polls show the president ahead of Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole by six to nine points in Virginia. T HALLOWEEN T SALINA FIRE Photos by KELLY PRESNELL / The Salina Journal Firefighters Brian Darnell (left) and James Forsey duck under heavy smoke billowing out the front door of a house at 528 Russell on Sunday. Krlsten Kiltz holds her brother Eric as they watch firefighters deal with the fire that damaged Eric's house. Home ravaged by blaze By CAROL LICHTI Tlie Salina Journal Patty Kiltz stood outside her home Sunday glancing in at the smoke-stained walls and worried about her 14-year-old son. "He lost all his things," Kiltz said. "All he has left are the clothes on his back." A fire damaged Kiltz's home at 528 Russell Sunday afternoon while she was at work. Her son, Eric Kiltz, the only one home, ran next door for help. He was taken to Salina Regional Health Center to be checked because he has asthma, his mother said. The fire started in a bedroom, which was full of flames when firefighters arrived, said Lt. Jim Weese of the Salina Fire Department. The rest of the house was heavily damaged by smoke. A fire inspector was at the house for several hours Sunday afternoon, but no cause of the fire had been determined. The fire was reported about 2:15 p.m. "Flames were coming out the windows," Weese said. "The engine crew made an aggressive attack, and the fire was under control in minutes." One firefighter complained of back pain but declined treatment. No other injuries were reported. Patty Kiltz said she had lived in the house owned by Salinan Phil Coleman for about five years. "I don't have renter's insurance," she said. The American Red Cross and members of Kiltz's church, Emmanuel Foursquare Gospel Church, were offering assistance. The Red Cross provided lodging at a motel for the Kiltzes Sunday night. Coleman, who was at the house Sunday, said he would check if he had other rental property where the Kiltzes could stay. Those wishing to help the Kiltz family- can call the North Central Kansas chapter of the Red Cross at 827-3644 or send donations to the Red Cross at 145 S. Santa Fe. Children have safe trick-or-treating opportunities Merchants along Planet Avenue, others plan Halloween activities Halloween safely tips By GARY DEMUTH The Salina Journal When all of the ghosts, goblins and witches come out on Halloween, many Salina merchants want to make sure they have a safe time. Mr. Penguin's Tuxedo Shop, 2118 Planet, is one of these. They are the sponsors of "Safe Trick-or-Treat Street," to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, which is Halloween. The "street" is composed of most of the merchants along Planet Avenue, from Waters True Value Hardware to Dillons superstore, and is designed for preschoolers who are not able to go out at night. Toddlers and their parents will be able to gather candy from merchants along the street, said Stacey Grandy, a customer service representative at Mr. Penguin's. The idea for the event was suggested by Lanny Grandy, assistant manager of Mr. Penguin's, COSTUMES • Loose costumes, oversized bags or unsafe shoes cause falls and accidents. • Masks reduce vision. • If wearing a mask, choose one that is cool, comforable and which does not block vision. • Take off the mask before crossing the street. Better yet, wear makeup instead of a mask. • Sharp or pointed toy weapons are unsafe. TREATS • Check ail treats for potential poisoning or tampering. • All fruit should be washed and cut into small pieces to make sure nothing has been place inside. • Discard unpackaged items. »Candy with loose or torn wrapping should also be discarded. TRAFFIC • Children become careless and run into road- ways. Encourage your child to be careful. Teach children not to cut across yards. Lawn ornaments and clotheslines are "hidden hazards" in the dark. Tell your children to stay on the sidewalk at all times. • Light-colored costumes can greatly improve visibility for drivers. • Use reflective tape on costumes for additional visibility. • Dusk is the poorest time for visibility for drivers. FIRE..SAFETY • Billowing costumes are dangerous around an open flame. • Flowing false-hair wigs are unsafe around candles. • Wigs and costumes should be of a nonflamma ble material. • Flashlights make the children more visible. who thought it was a shame that it wasn't safe for little children to walk from house to house after dark anymore, said Stacey Grandy. ""We thought we should do something about that," she said. This is the first year the Planet Avenue merchants have held the trick-or treat street, and Grandy hopes it becomes a yearly event. Other Salina merchants and organizations conducting Halloween day events include: • Central Mall: The. annual "Goosebump Gala," to be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the mall. Stores will give away candy and treats from 6 to 8 p.m. There will also be a Halloween costume contest at 7 p.m. at the mall fountain. Costumes will be judged in four age categories: ages up to 3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12. Pre- registration is required and will be held between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. at the fountain. • Salvation Army: The organization will sponsor a trick-or treat alternative party for people of all ages from 5 to 8 p.m. at 1137 N. Santa Fe. There will be games, prizes and face-painting activities. Costumes that aren't scary are welcome. Admission is one bag of candy per family. • Salina Downtown Inc.: The organization will have its annual safe trick-or-treat from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The route will cover several blocks of Santa Fe, from the Sonic Drive-In, 310 S. Santa Fe, to the North 100 block, as well as a few businesses on Iron and Seventh. Participating merchants will display a safe trick-or-treating jack o' lantern poster in their windows. ,i,

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