The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 2, 1997 · Page 6
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 6

Salina, Kansas
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Friday, May 2, 1997
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A]B__FRIDAY, MAY 2, 1997 V BUDGET WASHINGTON THE SAUNA JOURNAL Congressional Democrats angered by budget talks White House accused of turning back on party in negotiating By ADAM CLYMER Tlir New York Times The Associated Press Senate Minority Leader Thomas Daschle, D-S.D., (right) accompanied by Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., complains Thursday about the budget negotiating process, but says Democratic reaction to the deal expected to be announced today probably would be favorable. WASHINGTON — Democratic congressional leaders exploded at the Clinton administration Thursday, accusing it of dealing with Republicans on the budget behind their backs. "I think it's atrocious that deals would be cut and that decisions would be made behind closed doors, with very, very few, if anybody, knowing what this whole package looks like," said Sen. Thomas Daschle, the minority leader. "So to cut these kinds of deals, to me, is the worst kind of governing and ought to be stopped." After a briefing by administration officials, Daschle still complained about (lie process but was less critical of the substance. "The reaction of the caucus was more favorable than I would have expected," he said. "From the perspective of our priorities going into this debate we are largely satisfied. We still need to see the details. There are a lot of unanswered questions in regard to the fine print." House Democrats echoed the complaint that the White House refused to consult with them, but went on to attack the deal, or what they believed it to be, as foreign to their party. The Democratic whip, Rep. David Bonior of Michigan, said, "This deal does not speak to the heart of what Democrats are all about in this country, and that is to step up and go to bat for working families, the kids who need a health care package, for education." He and other Democrats said that whatever spending Republicans agreed to in the first year, the impact of promised tax cuts would compel domestic spending reduc- tions in the future. Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts, in a joke that summed up the bitter feelings, said he had sought to communicate with President Clinton by sending a letter "addressed to the Democratic President of the United States, and it came back 'addressee unknown.' " There were some House Democratic voices in support. Rep. Charles Stenholm of Texas said. "It's moving in the right direction." Rep. Gary Condit of California said, "we're cheerleaders for the negotiations." Rep. James Moran of Virginia said the package would get between 60 and 100 votes from the 207 House Democrats. Even that prediction, however, fell short of the majority Clinton has said he wants from both Democratic caucuses as a condition of proceeding. Thursday's formulation of that promise, from Mike McCurry, the White House press secretary, was, "We will not put the president's support on the table if he doesn't believe he can get a majority of support in the Democratic caucuses. We know it is going to take some work to get to that point." Rep. Richard Gephardt of Missouri, the House Democratic leader, could not say whether a majority of House Democrats would back the plan, because, "We haven't had a negotiation that included everybody." T COMP-TIME BILL Senators: Bill helps women Labor unions fear law would keep companies from paying overtime By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Senate opened debate Thursday on a bill that Republicans say would permit more flexible workplace schedules, benefiting harried working mothers in particular. "This would be the very best Mother's Day present we could give to the United States," said Sen. John Ashcroft, R-Mo., the main sponsor. "It would absolutely be of help to working mothers." The bill is strongly opposed by labor unions, who contend employers could coerce employees into accepting compensatory time off instead of overtime pay. President Clinton has threatened to veto it, and many congressional Democrats oppose it as an attack on the 40-hour work week first guaranteed in 1938. The House passed a similar bill in March. Ashcroft was joined at a news conference by GOP Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas and Susan Collins of Maine, and Reps. Jo Ann Emerson of Missouri, Deborah Pryce of Ohio, Kay Granger of Texas and Anne Northrup of Kentucky. "Whether you're a soccer mom or a Little League dad, the time has really come to provide more options about your work schedule," Emerson said. Women overwhelmingly voted Democratic in the 1996 presidential race, and Hutchison acknowledged that Republicans look at the comp-time bill as one way to attract women to the GOP. T MILITARY BASE CLOSINGS Jobs to be lost at 2 big closed bases By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — With the presidential election approaching, President Clinton promised to save jobs at two huge military bases that were closing in Texas and California. Now, with the Pentagon scrambling to find money for new weapons, defense officials are telling workers at the bases that there are no guarantees. In addition, the Pentagon is signaling that an upcoming review of national military strategy will include a recommendation for still more base closings. Deputy Defense Secretary John White, the Pentagon's No. 2 official, made those points clear Thursday to the Senate Armed Services readiness subcommittee. That is, the thousands of military aircraft maintenance workers at McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento, Calif., and Kelly Air Force Base, in San Antonio, Texas, may be on their own. "Is there an administration guarantee on the number of jobs at Kelly and McClellan that will stay at those areas?" asked Sen. Chuck Robb, D-Va. "No sir," White replied. "We were very careful to say obviously it was our expectation that there was an opportunity here we could not make any guarantees." an oral presentation, when a stu- a! honors, a sl dent says, 'So, that's how you d It,' and when a i For the love of kids While honored by awards, teachc "I can think of no greater ser- ' I vice to the world than Introducing teaches students In six elementary \ Its children lo the Job of music, a schools. She works with some stu \llfelong gin." she said. denU for nine years, being able to Hlgbee started playing the cello hear them advance to Beethoven. V'hen she was In the fourth grade, y^ ^ Exline m ^ ^^ ....sheconduclsthestrolllng Kansas Teacher of the Year. They ;i. a performing troupe of were selected by a committee of \ut30to40Centralstudents. principals, teachers and parents. :ause of the ye! \ her students, i I develop. s feel like! \li. "My class . We share d concerns." Applequfc intrtl who gbee's noir ^exemplifies \ your wo chili Hlgbeel ears th&f IlliU School < toach«s schools. '. dents for n_ hear them! IttllKO • School Dlstl Kansas 1 were sele< principals, t "1 teach lor U dent who is shi an oral present/ dent says, 'So, t !(,' and when a 1 need a hug,'" Exl( For Susan Higl ury student's i Honor "Twinkle,! cello could be thl B«thoven symphonl "1 have listened to| children play "i Hljbeejald. "But It is I •onsor on call the \ of no _ $ than In ie]ob bsald. \playini \thefo Vlng 129! Heel like a f( bee said. "My class Is __ s, cry as 1 read church. We share ea _ieir papers about important peo- joys and concerns." pie, and laugh as we share stories." Hannah Applequist, « and Exline are the Sallnn Exline said she was proud to be uate of Central who w Eldiool School District's nominees for the honored with the Salina noralna- half of Hlgbee's nomlni * conducts the Strolling Kansas Teacher of the Year. They tion, wpecially because ehe Is a Higbee "exemplifies th Strings, a performing troupe of were selected by a committee of product of the Salina school system, of loving your work Jyedthe creativity In about 30 to 40 Central students. principal*, teachers and parents. "1 know what wonderful teachers whit the cost." Sy her education courses. Now she Because of the years she spends <ui wi<u picaeuuuiuii, nucua j.u- u*.. U 4. u . U) u-iv l <™,, t -»v..-.«—. 0 . — • Mr. Windshield pEftfK '.^>4dvantage U E A L I 0 I) S?« FIRE J7W A" CONSTRUCTION the Salina Journal Kansas cellular' | The State'* Laryeat Crllular Telephone Syttem Blue Ribbon Car Wash R.O.Q. | SCHMIDT f, inc. 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