The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 2, 1997 · Page 4
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 4

Salina, Kansas
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Friday, May 2, 1997
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FRIDAY, MAY 2, 1997 TQPEKA THE SALINA JOURNAL A Light to the Dark The Associated Press Gov. Bill Graves is joined by Rabbi Lawrence Karol (right) in lighting candles to remember victims of the Holocaust. Kansans won't forget Holocaust victims By OICK LIPSEY The Associated Press TOPEKA — Seven candles were lit during a Statehouse ceremony in memory of the estimated 11 million people — including 6 million Jews — who were systematically killed by the Nazis half a century ago. "We are here to honor their memories today," Gov. Bill Graves said, "the memories of those who survived and those who perished." Graves joined Rabbi Lawrence Karol of Topeka and others Thursday in the state's 15th annual Holocaust Remembrance ceremony. "This event is indelibly imprinted on our minds," Graves said. He also issued a proclamation designating May 4-11 as "Days of Remembrance for the Victims of the Holocaust." Donald Douglas, a retired "The temptation will always be there; we need to always be aware of it." Donald Douglas retired Wichita State professor speaking of the persecution during the Holocaust history professor at Wichita State University, spoke about his perspectives on lessons learned from the Holocaust. He described the Holocaust as a "grim phenomenon" that people shrink from. Some people at first try to deny that the Holocaust happened, Douglas said. "When that fails, we next say that people must have been insane to have done this thing," he said. The next stages are to say that the Germans were different, or that the Jews must have done something to deserve it, Douglas said. "The temptation will always be there; we need to always be aware of it," he said. Jean Zeldin, executive director of the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education in Overland Park, asked that each day be a day of remembrance. "There are those who question why this history needs to be revisited," she said. "If we educate, we will not forget." The ceremony was sponsored by Graves and the Kansas Holocaust Commission. The commission has 12 mem- Hotocaust commission Information on the Kansas Holocaust Commission is available from Rabbi Lawrence Karol at 913-272-6040. bers and was formed in 1987 to organize commemorations in memory of victims of the Holocaust. Commission members are Rabbi Lawrence Karol, Topeka; Margalith Clarenburg, Manhattan; Barry Crawford, Topeka; Donald Douglas, Wichita; Alan Haimowitz, Topeka; Sheila Hochhauser, Manhattan; Loraine Lindenbaum, Lawrence; Rabbi Herbert Mandl, Overland Park; Mark Mandelbaum, Topeka; Ragen Murray, Topeka; Ralph Rundquist, Assaria; Jean Zeldin, Overland Park. ETHICS T CHILD SUPPORT House rejects collection measure But bill can be brought back today with state at risk of losing money By The Associated Press TOPEKA — The House chose Thursday to risk a possible $29- million loss in federal money by rejecting a child-support collection measure. Another attempt to pass the measure is likely today, as the wrap-up session nears its conclusion. The House rejected the bill on a 59-66 vote, four shy of the 63 needed for passage. However, a motion to reconsider picked up 80 votes, and the bill was tabled — indicating that some lawmakers who voted against it were unwilling to let the measure die. The bill, part of the federal welfare-reform effort, has been criticized as unconstitutional by conservatives and the American Civil Liberties Union. It was sought by the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services. Supporters contend the measure will help children by increasing child-support collections from parents who are behind in their payments. The bill as mandated by the federal government would give SRS Secretary Rochelle Chronister broad subpoena powers. The SRS secretary also would be able to order paternity tests. "Quasi-judicial authority is invested in this agency all in the name of doing good," said Rep. Ralph Tanner, R-Baldwin City. "It is a clear and patent violation of civil liberties. There's no other spin you can put on it." The bill also would require the state to establish a directory of newly hired workers, designed to make it easier for government officials to track down parents flee- ing from their child support obligations. Everyone who takes a job, even those who have no child-support payments, would be listed in that directory, which would be kept at the Department of Human Resources. Other states would have access to it. Tanner described the bill as "Orwellian," a reference to George Orwell's novel "1984," which suggested a grim world of oppressive bureaucracies and spying governments. But Rep. David Adkins, R-Leawood, said the measure was part of the Republican revolution and included in the GOP "Contract with America." FAMSM Papers/envelopes for invitations Color copies of photos Card stocks for stamping Class reunion/family histories InkJet supplies Finest - Fairest - Funnest! ^images... 132 South >)th • i.soo-827-0824 Ethics bill remains hung up in panel Bill requiring bids on services lacks support of legislative leaders By The Associated Press TOPEKA — A bill designed to end patronage in state and local government — one critics say could be expensive and unworkable — remains stuck in a joint conference committee. Legislative leaders appointed the conference committee to draft a final, compromise version of the ethics bill. But the committee chairwoman has no plans to call the three senators and three House members together to negotiate. The bill would require state and local governments to take competitive bids before issuing contracts for legal, architectural, engineering and other professional services. It also would restrict the business activities of legislators and other public officials. Those proposals were added in the House, and supporters would like to force a vote in the Senate on the House changes so the bill would go to Gov. Bill Graves if the changes were approved. But they acknowledge that they do not have the votes to prevail. And so, for the moment, opponents, led by Senate President Dick Bond, R-Overland Park, and Sen. Janice Hardenburger, R-Haddam, are prevailing. Hardenburger is chairwoman of the conference committee. Asked whether she will schedule a meeting, Hardenburger said, "I don't have any plans. If I do, I'll call a press conference, so the whole world will know." ; The conference committee members are Bond, Hardenburger; Senate Minority Leader Antho? ny Hensley, D-Topeka; House! Speaker Tim Shallenburger, R- Baxter Springs; House Minority Leader Tom Sawyer, D-Wichitaj and Rep. Bill Mason, R-E1 Dorado** Shop the 1 INTERIORS Area Rugs (•(fts I-or AII Occasions! 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