The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 4, 1997 · Page 1
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 1

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, May 4, 1997
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'Cat question Quarterback still up in the air at K-State spring game / D1 SPORTS TRAVEL GUIDE SPECIAL SECTION High: 77 Low: 52 Mostly sunny today with south winds 10 to 20 mph, increasing after noon / B9 WEATHER Classified / C4 Crossword/B10 Deaths / A11 Great Plains/_A3_ Life / B1 Money/C1 Sports/ D1 Viewpoints / A4 INDEX the Sal ina Journal Serving Kansas since 1871 "Does he care about what he did?" LEGISLATURE TOM DORSEY / The Salina Journal Monte Shadwick, a new Salina city commissioner, became the owner of Shooter's Bar and Grill in downtown Salina after the 1985 shooting at Goddard Junior High School drove him out of teaching and coaching. 1985 school shooting drove Salina's newest city commissioner to leave teaching, and eventually, coaching By DAN ENGLAND Tlie Salina Journal r ith a microphone in his face and the music that introduces the _ Salina radio station's morning talk show blaring in the background, Monte Shadwick quickly glanced through his prepared responses to possible questions about his candidacy for the Salina City Commission. Shadwick, nervous about telling thousands of listeners why they should elect him, began to organize copious notes into categories, turning the little piles of quick, snappy answers into security blankets. As the music faded, he took a last-second inventory. Tax issues over here. OK, great. Flooding and drainage. OK. Economic growth, arts and recreation, things for our kids to do. Check, check, check. But Serese Mattek, host of that morning's KSAL "Kansas Live" program, started off with an icebreaker. "So, Monte, why did you get out of teaching?" Shadwick's head jerked up, and his face flushed. That question couldn't be answered with a sound bite. That question had on- ly three painful answers: A date, a face'and a place he will never forget. Jap. 21,1985. Alan Kearbey. And Goddard, a small bedroom community seven miles west of Wichita, where Shadwick taught junior- high English and coached basketball. On that day, in that school, Kearbey, one of his students, brought a semiautomatic rifle to school and shot a student, two teachers and a principal. The shooting changed the course of Shadwick's life. He left teaching and eventually returned to his hometown of Salina, where he owns Shooter's Bar and Grill, co-owns the historic Cozy Inn and lives with his wife and their three young boys. Last month, Shadwick, 37, was the top vote-getter in the city commission election, earning him a four-year term and a chance to be Salina's mayor in a future year. All that, he said, despite his performance on morning talk shows before last month's election. His first appearance of the election, on that KSAL show, was the only time he faced the question about his teaching and coaching career. See GOOD TIMES, Page A9 SUNDAY MAY 4, 1997 SAUNA, KANSAS $1.50 T LEGISLATURE Schools to keep LOBs Legislature approves bill to keep funding at 100 percent in'97-98 By The Associated Press TOPEKA — With just one vote to spare in each house, legislators Saturday approved a conference committee compromise letting school districts renew all or most of their local-option budgets-for five years with minimal voter veto power. The votes, 22-16 in the Senate and 6457 in the House, sent . the bill to Gov. Bill Graves, whose spokesman, Mike Matson, said he would sign it into law. Passage of the LOB renewal bill removed one major impediment to adjourning the wrap-up session, which completed its fourth day Saturday. The bill allows the 162 Kansas school districts that have them to keep their LOBs at 100 percent for the 1997-98 school year. Those LOBs would be reduced to 95 percent in 1998-99, 90 percent in 1999-2000, 85 percent in 2000-01 and 80 percent in 2001-02 — unless local school boards sought to retain them at 100 percent and made the full authorization subject to voter protest. Signatures are required from 5 percent of the electorate to force votes on LOBs. A first conference committee had raised that requirement to 10 percent, but the second conference panel put it back to 5 percent. Local boards also could submit their requests for 100 percent LOB spending authority directly to the voters without protest petitions, if they chose. If a board sought 100 percent authority and either drew no protest or won voter approval, that spending authorization would become permanent — or the board could set a limit on the number of years it would be in effect. In addition, the 142 school districts that do not have LOBs could adopt them — without a protest — as long as they did not seek authority to spend more than the average LOB existing in their enrollment category. • Spending debate extends session into today / Page A6 V CHESS Man 1, Machine 0 Kasparov wins first game against Deep Blue From Wire Service Reports NEW YORK — On the llth move of the battle Saturday between world chess champion Garry Kas- parov and IBM's Deep Blue computer, Patrick Wolff let out a whoop. 1 "The computer is playing very bad chess," he exclaimed with a smile. Woolf, a certified grand master of the game and , made an accurate assessment as the 34-year-old Russian captured the opener of the six-game match. The computer — which can examine an average of 200 million positions a second — resigned following Kasparov's 45th move. Kasparov was on the verge of promoting one of his pawns to a queen, which would have put him in an unbeatable position. The match lasted just under four hours. When Deep Blue moved out its queen so early, and then pulled a pawn away from its king, Woolf felt vindicated. "The computer does not have a long-term plan," Woolf said. "It cannot judge the long-term .implications of its moves. It's putting up a very good fight, but things look good for Garry right now." Maurice Ashley, an international master watching the match in midtown Manhattan, agreed with Woolf. "The computer has played strangely," he said. "These are not moves a human being would play. But let's withhold judgment. You can play some bad moves and still not lose." Kasparov, who played the white pieces and had the slight advantage of making the first move, said a conservative approach paid off. "I kept my promise before the match that 1 would not play as Garry Kasparov usually plays in human events," he said. "I said I would play cautiously. 1 did play cautious." Kasparov and Deep Blue have fought before, in Philadelphia 18 months ago. Kasparov won that contest, winning two games, losing one and tying the rest. V TEXAS STANDOFF Separatists surrender to end seige Two members flee into woods as secessionist leader taken to jail By MARK BABINECK The Associated Press FORT DAVIS, Texas — Texas separatists laid down their arms and walked out of their mountain hideaway Saturday to end a weeklong standoff. But two armed secessionists unready to surrender fled into the woods. Richard McLaren, the self- styled ambassador of the Republic of Texas secessionist movement, signed a "cease-fire document" with the Texas Rangers about 2:15 p.m. By 4 p.m., McLaren and three followers abandoned their "embassy," a trailer in the remote Davis mountains. They left behind 10 rifles, several handguns and up to 70 rounds of ammunition, authorities said. "They had a military-style ceremony at which they laid down their arms ... in a circle," Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Mike Cox said. McLaren did not use the word The Associated Press Richard McLaren shields his face from photographers Saturday as he is taken away from the Davis mountains hideaway after surrendering. His wife, Evelyn, is in the back seat. "surrender." "It was a cease-fire, and they agreed to come out," Cox said. "We are delighted to finally resolve a standoff situation that has been in the national limelight in a peaceful manner." The group members were taken into custody at a Texas Rangers' command center. There, they \ were reunited with McLaren's wife, Evelyn, who left before noon, and another member who left Friday. Four of the five who surrendered were in jail, awaiting a bail hearing later Saturday night. It was unclear where the fifth member was. An explosives team was being brought in to search the area because authorities found cans of gasoline, batteries and electrical wires. McLaren told authorities the materials "were no longer armed," Cox said. The Department of Public Safety was searching for Richard Frank Keyes III and Mike Matson. They disappeared into a heavily wooded canyon wearing green camouflage and were believed to be carrying two rifles and a 9 mm pistol. Authorities were using search dogs, airplanes and troopers on horseback to search for them, Cox said. Before the group surrendered, Ralph Matson said: "My brother feels that he would rather die fighting for somebody's rights than spend the rest of his life in jail." The 43-year-old McLaren, a Missouri native who moved to Texas in the 1970s, believes Texas was illegally annexed by the United States in 1845. He heads one of at least three factions calling themselves the Republic of Texas. When Evelyn McLaren left the trailer midmorning, she told officials that those she left behind were ready to come out. I

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