The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 7, 1997 · Page 15
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THE SAUNA JOURNAL NATION WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 1997 C3 T MILK PRICES Survey to set milk prices Minimum price paid to producers to be set by Cheddar cheese prices By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Starting next month, the Agriculture Department will base the minimum price for milk on a new weekly survey of cheddar cheese prices at U.S. manufacturing plants. The method announced Tuesday replaces pricing based on the National Cheese Exchange in Green Bay, Wis., used in calculating the Basic Formula Price for manufacturing milk. The formula price determines what farmers are paid. After months of criticism that large traders could manipulate trading to drive down prices, the exchange closed April 25. Cheese trading now is conducted at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. "The new cheese prices series being factored into the Basic Formula Price will significantly contribute to improved market information for the dairy industry," Agriculture Secretary Dan Clickman said. Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., said he was pleased that Glickman decided to link milk prices to the USDA survey rather than the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. "The CME cheese market shares many of the characteristics of the National Cheese Exchange," he said. "It is far too early to determine whether it will generate accurate price information and be free from manipulation." The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service releases its first survey Friday. The new pricing formula takes effect June 5 to calculate the May Basic Formula Price. T AIRLINES T VIETNAM MEMORIAL ^:-\\LL! \\i\\D!N!RO The Associated Press Visitors pass the name of William W. Dl Niro, the latest added to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Seven more make the wall Names continue to be added as veterans die from war-related ills By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — An artisan painstakingly carved the name of William W. Di Niro on Tuesday, the last of seven more men remembered on the black granite wall of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial years after their deaths. The addition this week of the names brought back to family members painful memories of their loved ones. But it also filled them with joy and pride. "It's too bad it took so long, but I am glad," said Linette Sparacino, sister of veteran Charles Wood, an Army pilot from Roseburg, Ore., who died 15 years ago. "It's a nice memorial, better than a verbal kind of ceremony where the words float in the air and they are gone," Sparacino of Alexandria, Va., said by telephone. The additions bring the total number of names on the memorial to 58,209. Family members of the seven were not invited to watch Jim Lee and Kirk Bochman inscribe the names, a procedure that involves plastering the stenciled names on the wall and then sandblasting them in place. .But they will attend a ceremony on Memorial Day to honor the veterans: Pfc. Harrison Allen, Springfield, 111.; Staff Sgt. Robert Shockey, Phoenix; Spc. Edward Tibbetts, West Southport, Maine; Spc. Kenneth Duggar, Chicago; Master Sgt. Herbert Murff, Caruthersville, Mo.; Chief Warrant Officer Wood; Spc. Di Niro, Seldon, N.Y. "If a person... died of wounds he received (in Vietnam) or whether it was an accidental death, his name would be on the memorial," said Jan Scruggs, president of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. "The problem we're looking at here is people who did not die in Vietnam itself but died here stateside years later." TCUBA Cuba accuses U.S. of causing bug infestation By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Cuba and the United States are engaged in a diplomatic dispute over a flight by a U.S. plane that Havana alleges engaged in "biological aggression'" by releasing plant-destroying insects over the island. After a complaint to U.S. diplomats, Cuba took its case to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, charging that the pest "strikes and severely damages practically every crop and is also resistant to a considerable variety of pesticides." On Tuesday, State Department spokesman John Dinger called the Cuban accusations outrageous and accused Cuba of "deliberate disinformation." At issue is an Oct. 21 flight over Cuba by a State Department aircraft normally used in narcotics crop eradication. Cuba said the pilot of a Cubana Airlines plane flying nearby saw a "white or grayish mist" being dispensed by the American plane. An investigation determined that the substance released was a biological agent known as the thrips pal- mi insect, Cuba said. It added that the first sign of the plague appeared in potato fields in Matanzas province two months later. NEW 10 A.M. WED TOMMY HUNGER Limited Selection LIZ ENERGIE KIDSWEAR WOMENS PLUS SIZESPORTSWE 2 LADIES PRIVATE LABEL SPORTSWEAR RM RICHARD DRESSES V LINGERIE •MALL Now Closed Every TUESDAY! New Merchandise 10A.M. WED. 2501 Market Place 1 Block South of Magnolia & 9th (Across Trom MldSlate Mall) Matching passengers, bags tested Flights may be delayed by check recommended to cut terrorism threat By The Associated Press : WASHINGTON — The airlines began a nationwide but limited test Tuesday to make sure there's a passenger on board for every bag checked in the hold. The goal is to target unaccompanied bags that might carry bombs. Under Federal Aviation Administration supervision, the two- week test by all major airlines was expected to cause some flight delays, industry representatives said. "The carriers are trying to move people as quickly as possible T AIRLINES with minimum delays. The test won't cause massive delays," said David Fuscus, spokesman for the Air Transport Association, which represents 95 percent of the domestic air-passenger industry. Fuscus wouldn't say what airports are participating. Delta Air Lines spokeswoman Kimberly King said the airline's Atlanta hub is part of the test, as are Salt Lake City, Chicago, Cincinnati, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New Orleans, Dallas and Calgary, Alberta. Delta and other airlines are telling passengers on test flights the reason for delays, King said. FAA spokeswoman Rebecca Trexler wouldn't confirm which airports are involved so as not to bias the tests. She also said few de- lays are expected, but the FAA has given airlines permission to cut off a test if a flight delay lasts longer than 20 minutes. A White House commission on airline security, formed last year in the aftermath of the still-unsolved TWA Flight 800 explosion, recommended "positive bag matching" for all domestic flights. Such checking is done for international flights. Fuscus said the industry fears that 100 percent matching of the billion bags carried each year on more than 12 million domestic flights would prove a daunting task, leading to serious and perhaps intolerable delays. "We're looking to see if it's possible," Fuscus said. "We quite frankly don't think it would work." AMERICAN FAMILY AUTO HOME BUSINESS HEALTH LIFE ( • Home • Health • Auto • Life Compare our coverage and price before you buy. Daran Neuschafer 827-5150 1528 E. Iron burger in town just got bigger. £S ARE BACK Twice as good after... Double Hitters The COZY INN Double Features Double Bogies Double Dates Doubles Tennis Double Weddings Double Hernias 108N. 7th Salina 825-9407 FAA takes steps to boost safety E)y The Associated Press _y_ WASHINGTON — In the year since ValuJet Flight 592 crashed in the Everglades, the Federal Aviation Administration says, it has taken many steps to prevent a repeat, including blanketing start-up airlines with top-notch inspectors. But FAA official Guy Gardner acknowledged Tuesday that the agency is unready to issue new rules requiring smoke detectors and fire suppression systems in the cargo holds of passenger airliners. ', The May 11,1996, disaster killed 110 people. Investigators for the National Transportation Safety Board say improperly boxed oxygen canisters in the jet's cargo hold caused the raging fire that brought down the plane. The board has yet to issue a probable cause for the accident but is expected to do so in August. Investigators have also questioned FAA's inspection policies. The safety board for years has urged the FAA to require smoke detectors and fire suppression systems in cargo holds. Gardner ticked off a list of steps FAA has taken since the crash. SPRING CELE5RATION Friday, May 9,2-8pm Saturday, May 10,10-3pm 802 S. 9th, Salina, KS (913)8253827 Please stop by & see our new line, just in time for Mother's Day. We liavc everything you need to create a fresh look for 1907 including antique furniture, pine furniture, wreaths, primitive dolls & bunnies, gardening, country, and nianerous liandniade treasures. This year , we liave a wonderful assortment of baked & goods to deliglit everyone's taste, j (T Mom WUl Be Amazed YMENTS See store for details! May 8,9,10* 3 DAYS ONLY PIONEER 25 DISC CD CHANGER ALPINE CD PLAYER Receiver For Your Car! SONY 32" TV KV-32S35 reg. $999 «Twin Tuner • Picture In-Picture •35 watt x4 Electronic Controls Detachable Face KEYLESS ENTRY WITH REMOTE START SONY 4-HEAD HI-FI STEREO VCR DSS SATELLITE SYSTEM Stan your car from up to 100 feel away uiul lock and unlock door. > Advanced Multi-Color On-Screeu Display • 4 Event Tuner • Includes Insinuation jfc Some restrictions apply. 1 HR Timer Back-up $ #SLV-675HF 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 Includes photo, graduate name & school. *A(ls must be prepaid 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 arid form with payment to: ^Salina Journal P.O. Box 740, 333 South 4th St. Salina, KS 67401 (913)823-6363 Graduates Name:. i School:. Your Name: I Address:— City/State/Zip:. Credit Card#_ Exp:. ame: BC H IH taunbr To Include The Graduates JMo/

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