The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 5, 1997 · Page 2
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Salina, Kansas
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A2_MO_NDAY, MAY 5. 1997 A Look Ahead NEWS R EVENTS THE SALINA JOURNAL Monday • PUBLIC MEETING: Salina City Commission. 4 p.m., Room 107, City-County building, 300 W. Ash. 826-7250. • SALE: Salina Regional Health Center Auxiliary's Spring Rummage Sale. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., 510 S. Santa Fe. 452-7095. « TOWN MEETING: "Creating the Future," a discussion to consider the future of Salina schools. 7 p.m., Whittier Elementary School, 711 Cedar. 826-4727. • LINDSBORG: Program, "Haunted Kansas: Ghost Legends and Other Odd Tales," with Topeka author Lisa Hefner Heitz. 7 p.m., Lindquist Hall, Bethany College. Free. 227-3380. • TESCOTT: Concert, Junior Black and Gold Band. 7 p.m., Tescott High School new gym. 6 Tuesday • PROGRAMS: Discussions based on the exhibit "New Art in China, Post-1989." Noon, gallery walk with Saralyn Reece Hardy. Free. 7 p.m. lecture and slide presentation, $3. Salina Art Center, 242 S. Santa Fe. 827-1431. • PUBLIC MEETING: Saline County Commission. 11 a.m., Room 107, City- County Building, 300 W. Ash. 826-6540. • SALE: Salina Regional Health Center Auxiliary's Spring Rummage Sale. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., 510 S. Santa Fe. 452-7095. • TOWN MEETING: "Creating the Future," a discussion to consider the future of Salina schools. 7 p.m., Schilling Elementary School, 3121 Canterbury. 826-4727. • ABILENE: "Will Rogers, Live!," one- man show with Cy Eberhart. 8 p.m., Dwight D. Eisenhower Library. $8, $5. 263-4751. • HILLSBORO: Concert, Tabor College Symphonic Band. 7:30 p.m., Chapel-Auditorium, Tabor College. Free. 316-9473121. • • LINDSBORG: Recital, vocal and pi- "ano students of Pam Sariakoff. 7:30 p.m., Coffeehouse of Lindsborg, 124 S. Main. 227-2842. Listing Events Items for the Calendar of Events should • be sent at least two weeks in advance to: Calendar of Events, The Salina Journal, P.O. Box 740, Salina ' 67402. Be sure to include name, • address and telephone number. Information 'Call COMMUNITY line I ' For these items, use the following category codes: ' • Salina and regional arts / 2787 "• Public schools / 8050 • • Local churches / 7729 • Kansas Wesleyan Info Line / 5984 Alumni banquet set for Wakefield High School The Wakefield High School alumni banquet is scheduled for 7 , p.m. May 24 in the high school , gymnasium. Reservation deadline for the . dinner is May 15. Tickets cost . $6.50 per person and may be purchased at Farmers and Merchants State Bank, Wakefield, 913-4615434; or from Patricia Liby, 1626 Hackberry, Clay Center, 913-6326537; and Art Inman, 808 Lakeside, Wakefield, 913-461-5731. ^Salina Journal Published seven days a week, 365 days a year at 333 S. Fourth, P.O. Box 740, Salina, Kan. 67402, by Salina Journal Inc. HARRIS RAYL, publisher, DEPARTMENTS • ADVERTISING: JEANW SHARP. director, • BUSINESS: DAVID MARTIN, manager, • NEWS: SCOTT Sewen, executive editor, • CIRCULATION: BRYAN SANDMEIER, manager, • PRODUCTION: DAVID ATKINSON, manager, Salina 1-800-827-8888 Kansas EXTENSION 350 • NO PAPER?: It your paper doesn't arrive by 6:30 a.m. weekdays or 7 a.m. weekends and holidays, call your carrier or the number above. In Salina, If you call by 10 a.m., your paper will be delivered that day. Out-of-town subscribers will receive missed papers the following day. • CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT HOURS: Open at 5:30 a.m. dally. Closes at 5:30 p.m. weekdays, noon on weekends, 10 a.m. on holidays. • CARRIER HATES: $15 for one month, $42 tor three months. • RATES BV MOTOR ROUTE: $16 for one month, $48 for three months. • RATES BY MAIL (UuM month*): In Kansas, $48 for dally paper, $39 tor Monday through Saturday and $21 for Sunday. Outside Kansas, $54 for daily paper, $43.50 for Monday through Saturday and $25.50 for Sunday. All prices Include 6.4 percent Saline County sales tax. Tax rates may vary. "Longer life can be a penalty as well as a prize" • World Health Organization Ule and Death People are living longer, but that may not be a blessing By CLARE NULLIS The Associated Press GENEVA — Medical advances mean more people around the world are living longer lives, but bad habits mean they aren't necessarily healthier and happier ones, a new U.N. report says. The U.N. World Health Organization warns that so-called "diseases of the rich" — cancers, heart attacks, strokes and other illnesses in which diet and exercise are often believed to play a part — will increase as the customs of industrialized nations spread around the globe. "Longer life can be a penalty as well as a prize. A large part of the price to be paid is in the currency of chronic disease," WHO says in its World Health Report 1997. Thanks to medical progress, life expectancy is averaging 64 years in developing countries and reaching 80 years in some industrialized nations, WHO says. But, it says, millions of people throw away the chance of a healthy old age because of sedentary lifestyles, bad diet and indulgences like smoking and alcohol abuse. Trying to improve the health of the elderly is of crucial economic importance, WHO says. In the next 25 years, the population of people older than 65 is likely to grow by 82 percent, compared to 46 percent in the working age population and only 3 percent in newborns. Western lifestyles Still struggling with ailments linked to poverty, developing countries also are paying the price for mimicking Western lifestyles, WHO says. Heart disease and strokes, World health Some statistics from the 1997 World Health Report: Cancer mortality. worldwlde,1996' Incidence. 1996' Females Lung Stomach Colon-rectum Liver Breast (female) Oesophagus Mouth-pharynx Cervix Prostate Bladder Ovary Body of odf of the uterus i —i—i—i—i—i—i—i—I—i—i—i—i—i—i—i—r 800 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 Number of eases in thousands Men Lung Stomach Coton-mctum Prostate MduBHitiaiynx Liver Oesophagus Bladder Women Breast Cervix CoteH-rectum Stomach Lung Mouth-pharynx Ovary MM 634 MS 400 384 374 320 236 910 524 431 379 333 192 in Body of the uterus 172 population H less than 5 10-14 15-19 [ | No data available ••TH' hnct Ufa ftvnorlanrv'* '•••BMBH! Country Years ''Japan 80 • Highest infant mortality rate^^^^l Country Per 1,000 live births j^St«»i^ : -y.: : . ; :^:v§'. ; ;- -"'S*.: •"••••T 1 nuioct lifn ovnortanrw**«HI Country Years Malawi .-.'•••. : 41 ; . Uganda 41 ^^^f Lowest infant mortality rate ^H Country Per 1,000 live births ; Japan .;,'. :.-.>.•;-,- 4 : -o " 1995-2000, Data was not available for the less populous Member States (under 150,000 population in 1995). Source: World Health Organization which killed 15.3 million people last year and are the leading causes of death in many industrialized nations, are on the increase in poorer countries. Cancers killed 6.3 million people in 1996 and there were 10 million new cases — not all AP/Amy Kranz of them fatal. This is expected to at least double in most countries in the next 25 years. WHO concedes that's partly due to the elimination of other fatal diseases, which increases the odds of getting cancer. But it says much of the blame lies with diet and, above all, cigarettes. Smoking is on the increase throughout the developing world and accounts for one in seven cancer cases worldwide, it says. Long the leading cancer killer among men in industrialized countries, lung cancer is now the top cause of cancer death among women in the United States. The number of female cases in the European Union is expected to increase by a third in less than 10 years. WHO is also concerned about the increase in. breast cancer, which killed 375,000 women in 1996. White or Hawaiian women in the United States are most vulnerable, while risks in developing countries are smaller but growing, it says. The agency is unsure of the exact reasons for the rise, although the main factor is age. Childless women or those who had children late; obese women; and those who took oral contraceptives at an early age or estrogen replacement therapy at menopause are also believed at increased risk. Between 1995 and 2025, the number of people with diabetes will rise from 135 million to 300 million, with a resulting increase in kidney failure and blindness, it says. Again, that's due to an increase in obesity and sedentary habits in developing countries, WHO says. On a brighter note, WHO says real progress is being made toward cancer prevention and cure. Already, there are vaccines against hepatitis B, which causes liver cancer. A vaccine against the virus that leads to cervical cancer is on the horizon, and there are hopes for one against a key virus in stomach cancers, WHO notes. T TEXAS STANDOFF Search goes on for two who fled into mountains Authorities saw but didn't pursue men so not to hurt negotiations By The Associated Press FORT DAVIS, Texas — Authorities used planes and helicopters Sunday to scour rugged terrain for two armed members of a Texas secessionist group who fled into the mountains before their leader ended a weeklong standoff. The air search went on while explosives and booby traps were cleared from around the trailer and cabin that the Republic of Texas group had declared its "embassy" in remote western Texas. Officials seemed confident the two could riot last long in the hills. "Eventually, they're going to get real hungry and thirsty," said Mike Cox, Department of Public Safety spokesman. He said the operation was becoming a "routine manhunt." Richard McLaren, the self- styled ambassador of the group, was in custody along with five of his followers who held off state troopers in an armed siege that began with a brief hostage-taking April 27. McLaren and three others left their mountain hideaway after McLaren signed a "cease-fire document" Saturday with the Texas Rangers. McLaren's wife had given up earlier in the day and another member left Friday. Before the standoff ended, authorities watched as the two men disappeared separately into the mountains. Troopers didn't pursue them, not wanting to jeopardize negotiations with McLaren. One of the two, Richard Frank Keyes, is charged with organized criminal activity and aggravated kidnapping in connection with the hostage-taking. No charges have been filed against the other man, Mike Matson. V RELIGION John Paul beatifies Gypsy Gypsy horse-trader will become the first Gypsy saint named by church By JOHN HOOPER The Gunrtlinn ROME — Seventy-five years ago, a Gypsy horse-trader, Ceferino Jimenez Malla, stood in the dock of a court in the Spanish town of Vedrell. "El Pele," as he was known, had been accused of receiving stolen goods — some mules which he had been trying to sell at a fair. He was reported to the police and arrested. At the trial, it was established that Bl Pele bought the animals without realizing they had been stolen. Indeed, he was known locally as a man of unswerving honesty and deep religious convictions. Acquitting him, the judge said: "El Pele is neither a thief nor a cheat. He is Saint Ceferino Jimenez Malla, the patron of the Gypsies." It was a peculiar remark, which is why people were able to recall it decades later, but turned out to be prophetic. On Sunday, Pope John Paul II took the first step towards making El Pele the Roman Catholic Church's first Gypsy saint when he beatified him at an open-air service in St. Peter's Square, He was put forward for beatification on the grounds that he was a martyr for the faith. Jimenez Malla, who will henceforth be known as "the blessed Ceferino," was executed by Republicans soon after the start of the Spanish Civil War in 1936. Vatican investigators established he was arrested for trying to prevent the detention of one or more priests. Good service. Good price. Good neighbor agent. Three good reasons to insure your car with State Farm. Fred Counts 1101 S. Ohio Salina,KS 827-8600 Slate Tumi Mutual Amonolnlc Imurjrtc Cunptny Home ttfrcBtmnijiigwn. Uliwis . Purchase our terrific Buffet and get a Regular Sirloin Steak for just 99 4 more. Our Buffet features piping hot entrees, fresh vegetables and a variety of crisp, chilled salads. And for a limited time when you purchase our Buffet, get a Regular Sirloin, prepared just the way you prefer, at this Sizzling lOW price! limited lime Only. One Pereon Vet Special. No sharing, please. Wishing You Success! Say Congratulations to your favorite graduate with their photo in our special tribute to the graduating class of 1997, Sunday, May 25th. Only '15 k Includes photo, graduate name & school. *Ads must be pr&paid If photo is to be returned by mail, a self-addressed stamped envelope must be included with order. Deadline: Tuesday, May 20th at 5:30 p.m. Send or bring photo and form with payment to: the Salina Journal P.O. Box 740, 333 South 4th St. Salina, KS 67401 (913)823-6363 , Graduates Name:. Wed Tie Way Wd Cook It! 2301 8. 8TH Central Mall, Salina Srhonl' Your Niimp-

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