The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 1, 1985 · Page 8
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 8

Salina, Kansas
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Monday, April 1, 1985
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Kennedy eyes 1988 presidential race SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Democratic senators concluded weekend discussions Sunday on ways to revive their party's winning tradition as Sen. Edward M. Kennedy dropped hints about running for president in 1988. With a speech Friday in New York and an unscheduled address in Shepherdstown, the Massachusetts Democrat said he was only trying to help redirect the party in the wake of the 1984 election defeats. But the longtime spokesman for the liberal wing of the party acknowledged his continuing interest in the presidency — calling that "the least well-kept secret of public life." "The speech I made was directed to the Democratic party, offering what I would hope would be positive and constructive suggestions about positions our party should take in the U.S. Senate and across the country," Kennedy Ted Kennedy said Sunday. "I would hope that at a time that many in the Democratic party are considering future directions that we'll reclaim our legacy as the party of responsible economic policy, the party of strong defense, but not one that is over- bloated. "That was the reason for the speech and that reason only." Even as speculation about Kennedy's 1988 presidential aspirations overshadowed the meeting, Kennedy joined in the praise for the weekend meeting and for Sen. Robert Byrd, the Senate minority leader who organized the session. "I think this has been an extraordinary experience for all of us here," Kennedy said. Kennedy thanked Byrd for "one opportunity to be able to reclaim our legacy and our heritage that is so important to the future of our country and the future of our party." Sen. Lawton Chiles of Florida called the meeting a "kind of fertilization process." "Our heads are ringing with all the ideas we've heard," he said. "The seeds planted here have to be cultivated and watered." Byrd said Republicans had "temporarily seized the high ground" on issues like Social Security, defense and taxes. "Those are our issues," Byrd said. Byrd said the Democrats are working to communicate their positions better to deal with the party's image problems. On the heels of Kennedy's Friday speech at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. — where he called for party shift more to the center of the political spectrum — the senator grabbed center stage at the West Virginia meeting. Kennedy made an impassioned and unscheduled talk to his colleagues late Saturday night. "The issues of the economic expansion that we have listened to belong to Democrats and have been stolen by the Republicans," Kennedy said. "The issues of determined strength for our country, for our future is something which belongs to us and not to the Republicans." The Salina Journal Monday, April 1,1985 Page 8 Illinois man might receive artificial heart implant TYLER, Texas (AP) — A 62-year- old railroad engineer is under consideration for a possible permanent artificial heart implant, according to a published report, but officials said he is several steps away from a final decision. Jack C. Burcham, of Le Roy, 111., is undergoing so-called "Phase III" tests at a hospital in Bloominton, 111., to determine his fitness for the Jarvik-7 implant, the Tyler Courier- Times-Telegraph reported in a copyright story Sunday. Burcham's sister, Rita Crouch of Tyler, said if her brother passed the heart scan and respiration tests, he would be taken to Louisville, Ky., where Dr. William C. DeVries has performed the implant surgery at Humana Hospital Audubon. Humana spokesman Linda Broadus said Sunday that the hospital has not decided on another artificial heart candidate." DeVries has previously implanted artificial hearts into Dr. Barney Clark, and more recently into 52- year-old William Schroeder and 58- year-old Murray Haydon. Tune in TODAY The ALL NEW KSAJ RADIO 98.5 FM Stereo THE LONGER THE TERM THE MORE YOU EARN YIELD RATE TERM (MONTHS) Pay equity gains ground at state, local levels I 11.402% 11.00% 48 to 5 9 mo'5oo.oo WASHINGTON (AP) - The Reagan administration might consider the idea as crazy as Looney Tunes, but pay equity — also known as comparable worth — is finding a more receptive audience in state and local governments across the country. All but seven of the 50 states are studying or moving toward the goal of comparable worth: paying men and women comparable wages for jobs that require similar education and carry similar responsibility. Proponents of comparable worth contend wages in job fields dominated by women are depressed because of a long history of sex discrimination. But a draft report by the Civil Rights Commission, to be voted on April 11, concludes the concept is "profoundly and irretrievably flawed" as a theory of and remedy for discrimination. Clarence Pendleton, head of the civil rights panel, has called com- parable worth "the looniest idea since Looney Tunes." William Niskanen Jr., a former White House economic adviser, dismissed it as "a truly crazy proposal." Nevertheless, a pay equity program was begun with little fanfare four years ago in Colorado Springs, Colo., after a study disclosed, among other things, that secretaries were making $300 less a month than truck mechanics. "It was fair and appropriate," said Republican Mayor Robert Isaac. "Our pay is public. When you have 3,000 employees, it's extremely important to have internal equity." Business groups are among the most vocal opponents of the concept, afraid that changes in government wage scales will drive up their employment costs as well. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce contends that comparable worth is equivalent to "bureaucratic control of the economy" and "wage con- trols for the entire economy." The chamber calls it "a critical issue if freedom of contract is to be continued in the United States." "Writing bureaucratic control of our wages into the Constitution would be a disaster beyond comprehension," the chamber said. But despite the criticism, the states are moving ahead with their own comparable worth programs. According to the National Committee on Pay Equity, 17 states are evaluating their employee pay scales to identify wage disparities. Five others — Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, New Mexico and Washington — already have adopted revision plans and raised some salaries. Twenty-one others are studying the issue. Some type of pay equity bill has been passed in 22 states, with measures pending in 10 other state legislatures, the committee said. At the same time, lawsuits filed by unions and others are pending in 14 states. The controversy over comparable worth runs deep, centering on whether there is discrimination in present-day wage scales and whether discrimination is a cause of the 41-cent-a-dollar wage gap between men and women. "Whenever you have segregation, you have wage discrimination that flows from it," says Winn Newman, an activist attorney involved in several major pay equity cases. "Before I960, there was open discrimination and segregation. We don't talk about black jobs today, but we still talk about women's jobs." 11.245% 10.80% 36 to 47 mo. $ 500.00 11.029% 10.60% 24 to 35 mo. *500.00 10.600% 10.20% 12 to 23 mo. »500.00 9.95% 6 mo. '10,000.00 9.70% e mo. '500.00 Send your news tip to The Salina Journal; up to $45 in cash weekly. 11.403% 10.80% IRA '50.00 COMPARE THESE INTEREST RATES TO THE RATE BEING PAID FOR YOUR SAVINOS DOLLAR, THEN CALL LINDA ASHTON AT 825-8241 OR FLORENCE WHITE AT 825-13M FOR MORE INFORMATION. Tune in TODAY The ALL NEW KSA J RADI0 98.5 FAA Stereo There Is a penalty for early withdrawal of certificates of-deposit. Rates subject to change. SECURITY SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION 317 So. Santa Fe • 1830 5. Ohio MEMBER F.S.L.I.CyPh. 825-8241 Carol D'Albini - Write-In Candidate For Re-election to U.S.D. 305 School Board Carol has served: •on the school board for 8 years •as president of the board for 1 year •on the City/County Building Authority for 2 years •on the Vo-Tech Advisory Committee •as a PTA member for 21 years and has been awarded an honorary Life Membership •on U.S.D 305's Lay'Advisory Committee for 3 years and chaired the committee 1 year •on the U.S.D. 305's Ad Hoc Facilities Committee for 1 year On March 18th, Carol was awarded the Friend of Education Award in appreciation of her outstanding service to education by the Kansas Public Education Task Force. "/ would very much appreciate your write-in vote Tues., April 2. My dedication to the educational system remains undaunted. I agree with you: providing the best education possible for our youth — our future — is our priority. I pledge to you — the voter — my time and devotion to that very worthwhile endeavor." How to cast your vote for Carol D'Albini on Tuesday, April 2nd 1. Write Carol's name in the blank space below the listed candidates. 2. Put a cross or check mark in the square at the right. Carol D'Albini Your Vote Is Needed And Appreciated Pol. adv. paid for by Friends to E lect Carol D'Albini/ Shari Caywopd, Chairman, Norma Aylward, Treasurer.

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