THE SALINA JOURNAL RELIGION MONDAY, MAY 19, 1997 B7 T RELIGIOUS FREEDOM Congressman pushes religion amendment Republican introduces constitutional amendment to reaffirm religious rights By CASSANDRA BURRELL Tile Associated Press WASHINGTON — Joan Longobardo was shocked when her son came home from school without a cherished necklace around his neck, a strap of leather decorated with beads that spelled the word "God." A vice principal at Joseph Longobardo's West Covina, Calif., junior high school had called the necklace "offensive." He ordered the boy to remove it even though it had hung around the 14-year-old's neck since he made it in June. Longobardo said she was tempted to let the incident go, but decided to complain after praying for guidance. "I could have been a mother that just said, 'Well, gee honey, I guess you're not supposed to wear it,' " she said. "But if we jiist let people run over our rights, then we're going to lose that right.... There are so many people who believe that religion has no place in the schools." Such incidents, argues Rep. Ernest Istook, make the case that a constitutional amendment is needed to protect religious expression on public property. The Oklahoma Republican said inappropriate incidents such as the one experienced by the Longobardos occur with disturbing regularity. After several weeks of lobbying for sup- "At the same time that they have been expanding definitions of free speech in some of the other court cases, they have been restricting the free exercise of religion, especially if it occurs in some connection with public property." Rep. Ernest Istook, R-Okla. sponsor of proposed amendment port from conservative groups, Istook introduced his proposed amendment this month, saying it was time to reaffirm Americans' right to religious expression on public property. Wrong-headed court rulings have led judges and school district officials to mistakenly believe the First Amendment requires them to stamp out all forms of public religious expression, Istook said. He said the amendment he is pushing would "correct the problems that have been caused by federal courts over the last 30 years." "At the same time that they have been expanding definitions of free speech in some of the other court cases," he added, "they have been restricting the free exercise of religion, especially if it occurs in some connection with public property." As a result, Istook's supporters say, parents have had to turn to lawyers — and sometimes the courts — for help when school officials do such things as forbid students from reading Bibles during school bus rides or keep them from praying over their lunches. Drug counseling programs that have a religious aspect have been denied federal funds, and Congress had to act when churches damaged by the Oklahoma City bombing had trouble getting federal assistance to repair their buildings, they said. Opponents — including some religious groups — are saying the Istook amendment would end up restricting religious freedom rather than expanding it. Istook said the amendment would allow students to pray in schools or even invite a teacher to occasionally offer a prayer. He doesn't intend the amendment to allow teachers to lead prayers on a regular basis, however. The Istook amendment has nearly 120 cosponsors, including the support of House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., and Majority Leader Dick Armey, R-Texas. But many congressional aides on both the Democratic and Republican side of the aisle said they doubt there's anything approaching the necessary two-thirds vote for passage. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., who opposes Istook's amendment, noted that students already have the right to voluntary prayer in school. "Concerns raised by anecdotal incidents of alleged suppression of students' and others' religious speech are best dealt with through better education of the teachers and administrators of what is already available under our Constitution, and not with the radical step of amending our Constitution." Rep. Stephen Horn, R-Calif. opponent of proposed amendment He said Istook's proposal could lead to government officials preferring one religion over another or taking actions such as holding votes to declare their communities Christian cities, Jewish towns or Buddhist counties. "The Istook amendment is a constitutional land mine cobbled together by a committee of TV preachers and right- wing interest groups," said Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. "The Istook amendment would allow forced worship for American school children, encourage religious bigotry and mandate taxation for religion." Opponents also have said that there's no need to tamper with the Constitution because most incidents like the one Longobardo's son experienced can be cleared up with education — a phone call, or a lawsuit if that doesn't work. "Concerns raised by anecdotal incidents of alleged suppression of students' and others' religious speech are best dealt with through better education of the teachers and administrators of what is already available under our Constitution, and not with the radical step of amending our Constitution," said Rep. Stephen Horn, R-Calif. Any new amendment must travel a difficult road. To pass, the Istook amendment would need to win votes from two-thirds of both chambers of Congress — 290 in the House and 67 in the Senate. State legislatures would then vote on whether to ratify it. Longobardo said that when her son could not untie his necklace, he told the vice principal, " 'Well, I guess you're going to have to cut it off.' So the vice principal took him to his office and cut it off with scissors.' " Joseph wasn't violating any school dress code and offered no resistance other than to ask why the necklace had to be re-' moved, she said. When she called school district officials the next day, they quickly agreed that the vice principal had made a mistake. "They were just wonderful. They really were wonderful. They agreed that the vice principal was in the wrong and that he would have to make an apology." Salina Journal 913-823-6363 Toll Free In Kansas Call 1-800-827-6363 Fax 913-823-3207 Publication Ad Deadline Mon. .-...; .11 a.m., Frl. TUM ! . 4 p.m., Frl. W«d 11 a.m., Mon. Thur. .11 a.m.,Tu«». Frl 11a.m.,W«d. Sat 4 p.m., W»d. Sun .. 11 a.m., Thur. 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(First Published In The • Salina Journal May 12,1997) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF ".'• SALINE COUNTY, KANSAS In the Matter of the Estate of SARAH JANE MECKLING, NOTICE TO CREDITORS Case No. 97 CVP 62 THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that on May 2,1997, pursuant to a Petition for Probate of the Will of Sarah Jane Meckllng, deceased, Letters Testamentary were issued to Kenneth Steve Banks, by the District Court of Saline County, Kansas All creditors of the above-named decedent are notified to exhibit their demands against the estate within four months from the date of first publication of this notice, as provided by law, and If their demands are not thus exhibited, they shall be forever barred. Kenneth Steve Banks Petitioner ATTEST: Jerome P. Hellmer Judge of the District Court ACHTERBERG, NEUSTROM & MONTOYA 118 South 7th Street, P.O. Box 1697 Salina, Kansas 67402-1697 1913) 627-0344 Constance M. Achterberg, S.C. #04764 Attorneys for Petitioner (3tsp) (First Published In The Salina Journal May 5,1997) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF SALINE COUNTY, KANSAS PROBATE DIVISION IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF GARY SCHECK, DECEASED NOTICB TO CMMTOM Case No. 97 CVP 60 THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that a Petition dated April 30, 1997. has been filed In this Court by CONNIE L. BROWN, as heir of GARY SCHECK, deceased, and as an 'heir of the Decedent, praying tha the statement filed with the petition be admitted to probate and record and that she be appointed admin Istrator, without bond, and that she be granted Letters of Admlnlstra LEGALS All creditors of the above-named ecedent are notified to exhibit lelr demands against the estate within four months from the date of the first publication of this notice as >rovlded by law, and if their demands are not thus exhibited they hall be forever barred. /s/ Connie L. Brown, Petitioner JUBMITTED BY: NORTON, WASSERMAN, JONES & KELLY 15 South Santa Fe >.O. Box 2388 Salina, KS 67402-2388 913)827-3646 : ax (913) 827-0538 iy: /s/ Kenneth W. Wasserman SC #07527 Attorneys for Petitloner_____(3tsp) ""(FifsTPubTlshedlnThe"" Salina Journal May 12, 1997) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF SALINE COUNTY, KANSAS IN THE MATTER OF CONDEMNATION OF LAND IN SALINE COUNTY, KANSAS BY THE CITY OF SALINA, KANSAS CITY OF SALINA, a Kansas municipal corporation Plaintiff vs. SEI PARTNERS, L.P., defendant. NOTICB OF BMINBNT DOMAIN HIOCMDINO* Case No. 97 CVC 171 The City of Salina, Kansas, to al persons concerned: You are hereby notified that the City of Salina, Kansas has filed a petition for eminent domain pro ceedings In the District Court o Saline County, Kansas for the pur pose of acquiring the following de scribed property: A Tract of land being parts o Lots One (1), Three (3), and Seven LEGALS UUI9 WIW \ I;, I iiiww \w/, w..w —-.-(7) and all of Lots Two (2) and Six (6). In Block Eight (8) of Belmon Addition to the City of Salina Saline County, Kansas, more par tlcularly described as follows: Beginning at the Northwest corner of said Lot Six (6); Thence Northeasterly along the Northerly line of Lot Six (6) and Lot One (1), on an assumed bearing N53°20'00"E, a distance of 304.17 feet to a point which Is 83.73 feet Photography 175 Piano Tuning & Repair 179 Plumbing-Sewer Service 185 Rental Services 189 Repairs-Small Engines 190 Roofing 191 Security Systems 192 Shoe Repair 193 Storage 195 Swimming Pools-Spas 196 Therapy .197 Trash Hauling & Clean-up 198 Tree Pruning-Removal-Spraying .. .199 TV Repair 203 Typing-Resumes 205 Upholstery-Carpet-Drapes 209 Waterproofing 211 Vacuum Sales-Repairs 213 EMPLOYMENT Help Wanted, Motel 245 Help Wanted, General 249 Help Wanted, Medical 251 Help Wanted, Drivers 253 Salespeople Wanted 265 Employment Opportunities 269 Situations Wanted 275 Business Opportunites 279 MERCHANDISE Loans-Insurance 285 Want to Buy 289 Good Tilings To Eat 295 Musical Instruments 299 Wearing Apparel 305 Jewelry 307 Miscellaneous 311 Garage Sales, Flea Markets 335 Antiques & Collectibles 339 Furniture & Appliances 345 Heating-Air Conditioning 349 TV-Radio-Stereo 355 Business Equipment 359 Computers 361 Building Materials, Tools 365 Construction Equipment 369 Lawn Mowers 371 Firewood 373 Flowers, Plants, Trees 375 Pet Stock & Supplies 379 Farm Equipment 395 Farmers Wants & Services 399 Seeds, Feeds, Fertilizers 405 Livestock 409 Poultry & Supplies 415 Public Auctions 429 RENTALS & REAL ESTATE Furnished Apartments 475 Furnished Houses-Duplexes 477 Sleeping Rooms 479 Unfurnished Apartments 481 Unfurnished Houses-Duplexes ... .483 Mobile Home Rentals 485 Roommates 585 Houses-Lots For Sale 589 Want To Rent 593 Investment Property 599 Business Buildings 681 Business Property 683 Office Space 685 Out of Town Real Estate 687 Garages-Parking Lots 689 Farms & Farmland 691 Real Estate Wanted 693 RECREATION- Sporting Goods 729 Boats, Marine Supplies 733 Airplanes Y35 Mobile Homes 737 Campers & Trailers 739 AUTOMOTIVE- Auto Service & Parts 761 Motorcycles, Go-Carts 763 Car, Truck Rentals 765 Cars 767 Trucks 768 Classics-Antique Autos 769 Southwesterly from the Northeast corner of said Lot One (1); Thence N90°00'00"E a distance of 67.16 feet to a point on the East line of Lot One (1) and 50 feet South of the Northeast corner thereof; Thence SOO°00'00"E along the East line of Lots One (1), Two (2), and Three (3), a distance of 172.80 feet to a point 42.2 feet North of the Southeast corner of Lot Three (3); Thence N87°30'48"W a distance of 46.84 feet; Thence S80°26'39"W a distance of 81.55 feet to a point on the Westerly line of said Lot Three (3); Thence S53°20'00"W parallel with Southerly line of Lot Seven (7), a distance of 148.26 feet to a point on the Westerly line of Lot Seven (7) and 23 feet Northwesterly of the Southwest corner thereof; Thence N35°29'00"W along the Westerly line of Lots Seven (7) and Six (6), a distance of 112.00 feet back to the Point of Beginning. The above described tract of land contains 42,112 square feet or .97 acres, more or less, which Is necessary for the construction of Improvements to the Intersection of South Ohio Street and Belmont Boulevard, In con- unction with the South Ohio Street md Belmont Boulevard Intersec- lon Improvement project. THEREFORE, on Monday, June 2,1997, at 9:00 a.m. In Courtroom 301, the District Court of Saline County, Kansas, will take up and consider the Petition as provided In the Kansas Eminent Domain Procedure Act In the Saline County District Courtroom 301, City-County Building, 300 West Ash, Salina, Kansas. At the time set out for consideration of the Petition, the Court will examine the Petition and If the Court finds that plaintiff has the power of eminent domain and that this taking is necessary to plaintiff's lawful purposes, then appraisers will be appointed and a dote set for filing of the appraiser's report. CITY OF SALINA, KANSAS By: /s/Greg A. Bengtson, City Attorney (Step) 27 VACATIONS. RESORTS FOR SALEI Share at Crescent Lake. Coast to Coast at Abilene. Call (913) 726-4820. 35 SPECIAL NOTICES 45 LOST-FOUND FOUND! B-1«-»7. Keys on Hart 1 land & Rockhurst. Call to Identity. (913) 823-5196. 249 HELP WANTED GENERAL 249 HELP WANTED GENERAL 249 HELP WANTED GENERAL Lost! M>l« black/ white neutered cat. 8 years old, near Prescott/ Phillips at S. College. 827-S022 FOR SALE by sealed bid. Mobile classroom, 54' x 28', 2 Classrooms; 2 restrooms/ central heat & air, good condition. Contact USD #393. Solomon, W.S. Landls, Superintendent, (913) 655-2541. Deadline 2:00 pm, May 3, 1997. Owner reserves right to reject all bids. LOSE WEIGHT, feel great, like maglel Call (316) 628-4754. SOLOMON USD *»M Is otter- ing for sale by sealed bid: 1985, 54 passenger Chevrolet bus/ Wayne Body, 88,000 miles. Information: Ted Bllllngsley, Trans- portatlon Director. (913) 655-3701. 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(913) 823-1635 1pm • 3pm weekdays. AVON Supplement your Income. Medical/ dental available. Call 1-800-367-2866 BABYSITTER NEEDED my home. Days, approximately 30 -35 hours per week. Please call 827-5683. If no answer leave message. BoiMbnan'i/Grandma Max Now hiring for outside malnte nance, line cook, prep cook, wall start and cashiers. Benefits Include: health Insurance, profit sharing, 401K paid vacations and holiday pay. Apply in parson to Kay in Human Resources Office 1944 N. 9th, 10am-5pm Monday-Friday BUS DRIVER, for early education program. Great |ob If you enjoy children and want flexible, part- time hours. Please sand cover letter, resume and references to: 700 Jupiter Avenue, Salina, KS 67401 by May 23, 1997. ARE YOU a people person? Hardworking? Dependable? If so, we want youl Come & see what we have to offer. Falrfleld Inn, 1740 W. Crawford, 9am-5pm. Seniors & retired welcome. 249 HELP WANTED GENERAL 249 HELP WANTED GENERAL ?4 ( ) Ht t P WAN I ED (4! Nt HAl 249 HELP WANTED GbNEHAL Chief Financial Officer Outstanding career opportunity for an experienced CFO looking for a full time position with a well established Southwest Kansas firm. The ideal candidate will have a strong cost accounting background in a manufacturing environment. A college degree and solid computer experience are required. Knowledge of ABC accounting systems a plus. This position offers a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience. To apply for this exceptional opportunity, please send your resume to: Lewis, Hooper & Dick, LLC, Attn: Personnel, PO Box 699, Garden City, KS 67846. E.O.E. Automotive Technician Green Ford-Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge is seeking applicants for an automotive technician in our service department. Hours are Monday thru Friday, 7 am to 5:30 pm. Wages based on experience, potential of $15 an hour. Certification preferred, but not required. Factory training available. Please call 913-2633015 or see Jim or Joe. 2104 N. Buckwyw Abll*n» 249 HELP WANTED GENERAL COMBINE AND truck drivers for custom harvesting run, May 15-November 15, (913) 483-5857 after 7pm. CHILDCAM Hours: Sunday 8:45 am - 11:45 am, possible Wednesday evenings. Call (913)827-4440. COMMERCIAL MODULAR building manufacturer looking for a versatile person to transport and set construction job trailers. Will require minor hands on repair ability. Company located In Wichita, KS. Call (316) 831-9494 ask for Bob Smith or Cathy Clemence or send resume to PO Box 684, Wichita, KS 67201. 249 HELP WANTED GENERAL 249 HELP WANTED GENERAL Faculty Positions The North Central Kansas Distance Learning Network, the DLN, has the following adjunct faculty positions available for the 199798 academic year. Sociology (One section offered the first semester at 11:12-12:05 daily from Clay Center or Valley Heights.) Currant Events (One section offered the second semester at 11:12-12:05 dally from Clay Center or Valley Heights.) 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