The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 9, 1997 · Page 2
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FRIDAY. MAY 9, 1997 NEWS Si EVENTS THE SALINA JOURNAL A Look Ahead Extended calendar / Page 04 9 Friday • CONCERT: Folk music from Kelly 'and Diana Werts, Art a la Carte Concert '' Series, sponsored by the Salina Arts and 1 Humanities Commission. 12:20 p.m., • Campbell Plaza. Free. 826-7410. -•"'• • PROGRAM: Slide lecture by artist Gu Wenda, New York, about his works in the i vexhibit "New Art in China, Post-1989." 7 ;,. p.m., $3. Salina Art Center, 242 S. Santa • ,.Fe. 827-1431. .,,- • MUSIC: Female illusionator C.C. Mar- '.quette. 7:30 p.m., The Coffee Gallery, 104 ' S. Fifth. 823-5093. • POPPY SALE: Buddy Poppy Sale, '• Sponsored by Salina V.F.VV. Post No. 1432 p 'and Ladies Auxiliary. 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Salina , :''Po8t Office and City-County Building. 825-."4909, 827-4866, 827-3767. r,,ir. • PUBLIC MEETING: Board/Chairper- , :, .son Committee, The Partnership. 11:45 a.m., Central Kansas Foundation, 1805 S. . ,„ Ohio. 825-6224. "' ^! • RUMMAGE SALE: Arts and Crafts, /'flummage and Bake Sale. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., " : " All Saints Orthodox Church, 2818 Scanlan. 823-3735. v • • SKYWATCH: "De Lights of the South.;i em Sky." 8:30 p.m., Room 229, Peters .••jScience Hall, Kansas Wesleyan University. „ Free. 827-5541,827-6004. '. t • LINDSBORG: Concert, Bethany Col' lege Jazz Ensemble. 7:30 p.m., Presser , Hall, Bethany College. Free. 227-3311. ^ '' • LINDSBORG: Music from "Prairie '"'Wind," traditional bluegrass band from Wi"• chita. 9 p.m., Coffeehouse of Undsborg, •'•''124S. Main. 227-2842. ••;•-- • • SHARON SPRINGS: Rattlesnake Roundup and Prairie Festival, Wallace County Fairgrounds. 852-4935. 10 Saturday ;' • BIRDWALK: Birdwalking for Begin- '•ners. 7:45 a.m., Wildbird Crossings, 2306 "Planet. Free. 452-9453. ••'.' • FUND-RAISER: Giant Yard Sale to I'.benefit Friends of Chris Hrabe Lung Transit plant Fund. 7 a.m.-noon, Sunset Elemen- ;i4ary School, 1510 W. Republic. 826-4660. "J • MUSIC: Tom Cannon, contemporary ;• acoustic. 7:30 p.m., The Coffee Gallery, ' J04 S. Fifth. 823-5093. ,.,'. • POPPY SALE: Buddy Poppy Sale, '"sponsored by Salina V.F.W. Post No. 1432 ,.and Ladies Auxiliary. 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Salina 4~P ost Office, City-County Building, and y. 825-4909, 827-4866, 827- • PROGRAM: "Finding'Billy Yank in the War of the Rebellion," with Jeff Sheets, director of the Dickinson County Historical Society. 2 p.m., Smoky Hill Museum, 211 W. Iron. 826-7460. . • RECITAL: "Dance to the Rhythm," Svivette's Dance Studio recital. 7 p.m., J Central High School Auditorium. Free. • 827-3396. • RUMMAGE SALE: Arts and Crafts, Rummage and Bake Sale. 8 a.m.-Noon, All Saints Orthodox Church, 2818 Scanlan. 823-3735. • CHAPMAN: 71st Annual Class Night. j 8 p.m., Chapman High School. DOWNS: Music from the Edgar Hake * Trio, Modemaiers Plus One and Shantel ^>-flingler. 7:30 p.m., Downs Unplugged Cof- *'£,feehouse, 604 E. Ross. 454-3421. V; • LINCOLN: Opening reception for artist Joyce Fent. 6:30-9 p.m., Lincoln Art Center, 126 E. Lincoln. 524-3241. | • LINCOLN: Concert featuring ^'Nashville songwriter Mark Selfay, 7 p.m., Lincoln Elementary School. $3 for adults and $1 for those 18 and under. • LINDSBORG: Bethany College/Lindsborg Community Orchestra Spring Concert. 7:30 p.m., Presser Hall, Bethany College. Free. 227-3311. • LINDSBORG: Open Mike Night. 8 p.m., Coffeehouse of Lindsborg, 124 S. Main. 227-2842. • MINNEAPOLIS: Readers Theatre presentation, followed by sing-a-long piano with Lowell Groves of Denver, Colo. 7 p.m., Blue Store Emporium, 307 W. Second. 392-3491. • SHARON SPRINGS: Rattlesnake Roundup and Prairie Festival, Wallace County Fairgrounds. 852-4935. 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 •7402. Be sure to include name, address and telephone number. * Information Call COMMUNITY line R For these items, use the following category codes: • Salina and regional arts / 2787 • Public schools / 8050 • Local churches / 7729 • Kansas Wesleyan Info Line / 5984 Celebration Ceremony to honor officers killed on duty The public is invited to attend the annual Peace Office Memorial Day celebration that is planned for 8 a.m. Thursday at Jerry Ivey Memorial Park. The ceremony is conducted in memory of law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line of duty. Jerry Ivey Memorial Park is located in southeast Salina at South Ohio and East Magnolia. Ivey was a Salina police officer who was shot and killed by a robbery suspect in June 1975. The memorial service includes: • Presentation and raising of the colors by the Police Color Guard. • Singing of the Star Spangled Banner by The Harmonic C's of Salina South High School. • Reading of the roll call of slain officers by Lt. Carson Mansfield of the Salina Police Department. • A bagpipe presentation by John Burchill. • Welcome by Salina Mayor Kristin Seaton. • Remarks by Salina City Manager Dennis Kissinger. • Benediction by Chaplain Jim Bridge. • Salute by the Police Color Guard. • Playing of taps by Gifford McCargar. Recreation Reservations needed for Spring Dinner Train The Salina Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a trip May 31 to Abilene for the Spring Dinner Train. The group will depart Salina at 5:30 p.m. from the Senior Center parking lot, 245 N. Ninth. The barbecue buffet begins at 6:30 p.m. and features food from Texas Red's. The Abilene-to-Enterprise round trip lasts about two hours along the Dickinson County countryside. Seating on the train is in an open air gondola with a roof. The cost is $26 per person. Reservations are needed by Thursday. Call 826-7434 for more information or register at the Parks and Recreation Office, 300 W. Ash, Room 100. Bird-watching study to be at Lakewood Park Participants can learn about birds and study the Lakewood Discovery Center's new bird diorama at "Breakfast with the Birds." The May 17 event is sponsored by Salina Parks and Recreation. Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. at Lakewood Park's Discovery Center, 250 Lakewood. A discussion will follow with Doug Rudick of the Wild Bird Crossing and Lakewood Discover Center staff. Weather permitting, a bird watch will follow. The breakfast costs $2.50 a person and is payable at the door. Reservations are needed and should be made by noon Thursday by calling 826-7434. From Staff Reports tbe Salina Journal Published sev«n days a WMk, 365 days a year at 333 S. Fourth, P.O. Box 740, Salina, Kan. 67402, fay Sattna Journal Inc. 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EXTENSION 160 • HOURS: 8 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 2 p.m. to midnight Sunday. • E-MAIL: sjnew99sallournal.com KM**,** for dally paper, $30 for Monday __„ •„,.«.-..*-» Wf&T-^X*- MX NUMBERS Basic Instincts Kentucky HeadHunters to bring down-to-earth sound to Salina By JIM PATTERSON Tin- Associated Press ASHVILLE, Tenn. — Fred Young, drummer for the Kentucky HeadHunters and owner of one bodacious pair of sideburns, can still get pretty worked up about the last season of "Hee Haw." For those who don't remember, producers tried to boost ratings by taking the proudly hokey TV show out of the cornfield and gussying it up a bit. It was quite a contradiction for a show named "Hee Haw." Young, 38, views it as nothing less than a conspiracy to rob country music of its soul. He traces the plot back to the 1970s, when Olivia Newton- John scored big hits on the country charts with dubious records like "Have You Never Been Mellow." "That started fizzling out," Young said, his long whiskers dusting the giant table-top in the RCA Records conference room as he nodded. "Then they tried to change 'Hee Haw,' a show which everybody all over the country liked. They wanted to take those overalls off people." The HeadHunters will appear in a free concert Wednesday in the parking lot of Salina's Wal-Mart, 2900 S. Ninth. The concert also will feature Canadian band Prairie Oyster. The Kentucky HeadHunters, pride of Metcalfe County, Ky., have kept country music pure. Richard Young and his brother Fred, their cousin Greg Martin, and brothers Ricky Lee and Doug Phelps stormed south to Nashville in 1989. In a town where many bands have starched-to-perfection stage clothes but don't play on their own records, the Head- Hunters were a real band with long hair, rumpled clothing and chops. Hardly anyone expected their souped-up versions of songs by country greats like Bill Monroe and Waylon Jennings to get much notice. That was a mistake. "Pickin' On Nashville" The Associated Press The Kentucky HeadHunters have a new album and a tour that is bringing them to Salina. Members are Doug Phelps (left), Greg Martin, Fred Young, Anthony Kenney and Richard Young. sold over a million, and produced hits like "Oh Lonesome Me" and "Dumas Walker." For a blink of the eye, artificial boundaries between country and rock seemed to come tumbling down, as did pretensions of taking country music uptown. It didn't last. "Our second album sold almost a million copies," said group leader Richard Young, 42. "And by Nashville standards — I guess because it sold less (than the first) — we were doing something wrong. And I don't think that's true." The group imploded under the pressure to repeat its success, with Ricky Lee and Doug Phelps going off to form a duo, Brother Phelps. The Kentucky HeadHunters continued, adding bassist Anthony Kenney (another Young cousin) and vocalist Mark Orr. The next album, "Rave On," leaned decidedly to bluesy rock. It bombed in 1993, and the band left Mercury Records. In 1995, staring at the ceiling from a motel room bed in Ohio and facing the loss of another lead vocalist (Orr was tired of the road), Richard Young said to himself, "OK, enough's enough." He got on the phone and set up a meeting with the Phelps brothers. Ricky Lee Phelps, the original lead singer, declined to return because he wanted to go into the ministry. He suggested his brother return alone, this time as lead singer. It worked, all agree, and the band started writing songs at once. They took the finished CD to RCA and were signed in short order. The new CD "Stompin' Grounds" is the return to form the band had been seeking since losing the Phelps brothers. Even with three guitarists (Kenney stayed on as bassist, and Doug Phelps switched to guitar), the Kentucky country roots of the HeadHunters are more evident than ever. "Some people have said the HeadHunters will never be anything but a bash and party band," Richard Young said. "Our new album shows that's not true." About the Salina show • WHO: Kentucky HeadHunters and the Canadian band Prairie Oyster • WHEN: 7 p.m. Wednesday • WHERE: Wal-Mart parking ; lot, 2900 S. Ninth • COST: Free The concert is part of the Country Music Television/ Wal-Mart Tour. As part of the concert, CMT will bring its promotional vehicle, a 53- foot fifth wheel mobile unit. The CMT crew will give away merchandise and broadcast country music videos. T TELEVISION trough Sekwdfiy and ALU DEPARTMENTS 023-3207 44EW6 DEPARTMENT 9Z7-&&3 'Family hour' fails, study says TV shows have become too raunchy and vulgar for kids, group contends BY MATT POTTINGER States News Service WASHINGTON — If the 1970s sitcom "Happy Days" was aired in the 1990s, a typical episode might include double entendres on Fonzie's penis size or feature Mrs. C discovering a vibrator beneath Joanie's bedside table. Based on the findings of a television study released Thursday, by today's TV standards Potsy and Ralph also might tease Richie about his sister's "ass," or call Chachi a "freakin' bastard." The study by the Parents Television Council tracked a month's worth of programming this year during the so-called "family hour" — 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the coasts and 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Central and Mountain times. The study's key finding? The hour of prime time that once belonged to shows like "Little House on the Prairie" is sexier, more vulgar and downright raunchier than it was even one year ago. L. Brent Bozell III, the group's chairman, at a Capitol Hill press conference, played videotaped excerpts from TV programs aired in February between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. by all six networks. The scenes included bra-clad Heather Locklear licking a man's chest on Fox's "Melrose Place," bleeped-out exclamations of the F- word on ABC's "Roseanne," and two characters on NBC's "Friends" discussing a man's genitals that were hanging out of his baggy shorts. Joining Bozell were Sens. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., and Sam Brownback, R-Kan., who held a hearing on the issue later in the day. The lawmakers are sponsoring legislation to give broadcasters a narrow anti-trust exemption so they could voluntarily establish limits on sexual content during the hour. 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