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the Salina Journal ON HOLD Serving Kansas since 1871 O.J. Simpson's defense must wait for DMA decision, Page 2 Salina, Kansas Campaign financing reported White raises most; Williams outspends By SHARON MONTAGUE The Salina Journal Allan White, a Democrat running for the 67th District state representative seat, has raised the most money of local candidates running for office. But Republican Kathy Williams, running for the District 71 House seat, has spent the most, according to campaign reports. Joe Kejr of Brookville, ,a Republican and incumbent 67th District state representative, 'received the most contributions from identified political NINETY-FOUR action com - Tuesday, July 26, 1994 50 cents CHOICES mittees. Campaign treasurers for candidates for county and state offices were required, by 5 p.m. Monday, to report contributions and expenses to "the Saline County clerk and the Kansas secretary of state's office. Deena Horst, 920 S. Ninth, a Republican challenging incumbent Rep. Carolyn Weinhold in the general election, had not filed a report locally. Horst said her campaign treasurer, Doug Mull, had 'mailed the information Saturday and it should have been received. But she said he would make sure the material was delivered this morning. County Clerk Shirley Jacques said there is no penalty for missing the deadline for filing the report. The state's Commission on Governmental Standards and Conduct, which requires the reports, probably will send a letter to Horst noting the missed deadline, Jacques said. As of Thursday, White, 112 W. Neal, reported raising about $3,500 >• See CANDIDATES, Page 7 A CHANNEL RUNS THROUGH IT - David Griffith (left) and his son Blake, 14, fly fish along the Smoky Hill River channel Monday at Indian Rock Park. The pair caught and released sever- Tom Dorsey/Salina Journal al channel cat and white bass. Most of the fish in the channel are small, David said, but he once caught a nine-pounder. "Unfortunately," he said, "it was a carp." 250,000 children have died in Rwanda Survivors left with horrible memories By The Associated Press An estimated 250,000 Rwandan children died and more than 150,000 were separated from their parents in the carnage in their Central African country, UNICEF said Monday. The U.N. agency was working with other aid agencies to reunite families and help children without relatives find alternative homes, said UNICEF child specialist Marie de la Soudiere. Another priority was to help the children overcome the trauma of the bloodshed, she said. "It is not just that these children are separated from their parents," de la Soudiere said. "These children have gone through horrible, horrible '• experiences and this is compounded The Associated Press A lost Rwandan child cries as he looks for his parents among the bodies at a refugee camp outside Goma, Zaire. by the fact they are not basically She spent five weeks in Rwanda being taken care of on an emotional and in refugee camps in neighboring level." countries. She left Rwanda two weeks ago, before the exodus of more than 1 million Hutus to Zaire. De la Soudiere, who has worked with traumatized children in Bosnia, Cambodia and Vietnam, said the primary concern was to restore a semblance of normalcy to the children's lives. "They need a routine, a predictability of life in which they can begin to recover," she said. She said the United Nations planned to set up schools both in Rwanda and in refugee camps as part of this healing process. Some 14,000 unaccompanied children are being cared for in makeshift child centers in Rwanda or in refugee camps outside the country, UNICEF estimates. The majority of the estimated 150,000 children who were separated from their parents are being cared for by relatives or by other families. Israel/ Jordan agree to stop being enemies By The Associated Press WASHINGTON - Israel and Jordan pledged Monday to war no more, their historic declaration echoing from the White House as President Clinton marveled at a "new currency of hope" surging through the Middle East. King Hussein of Jordan and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin vowed "to bring an end to bloodshed and sorrow" between their nations. They sat at the same desk used in 1979 for a peace treaty between Egypt and Israel and in September to establish Palestinian self-rule. Israel and Jordan have lived in informal peace since the 1967 Six- Day War in which Jordan lost control of the West Bank and East Jerusalem. But it has taken nearly three decades for the two neighbors to declare their amity, and it made history. "Today, King Hussein and Prime Minister Rabin give their people a new currency of hope and the chance to prosper in a region of peace," Clinton said. The king patted Rabin on the shoulder and they shook hands warmly. Hussein, who had hesitated for decades in making peace with Israel, declared in a Rose Garden ceremony that preceded the declaration of nonbelligerency: "Out of all The Associated Press King Hussein of Jordan (right) reaches out to Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin at the White House on Monday, the days of my life, I don't believe there is one such as this." Glaficing toward Rabin, who commanded Israeli forces in the 1967 Six-Day war that cost Jordan the West Bank, Hussein promised "we will meet as often as we are able and as required to shepherd this process." "A new day is dawning," Rabin said. Organ donors get stickers with license New drivers licenses have other changes By LILLIAN ZIER The Salina Journal It's still an anomaly, but more and more people will be seeing the new, flashier versions of Kansas drivers licenses. And the new licenses allow prospective organ donors to better state their intentions in case of an accident. The state's goal of having the computerized licensing system in place statewide by July 1 was met, and now any Kansan who goes in for license renewal will receive the new license. A sticker can be placed on the front of the license if the person wants to donate organs. The stickers are being provided by the Kansas Eye Bank in Wichita and the Midwest Organ Bank in Westwood. Individuals who want to be organ donors still must sign the back of their licenses and have witnesses, preferably next of kin, sign them, said Carman Koch, director of education for the Midwest Organ Bank. They can have the sticker placed on the license when they pick it up and f people don't turn over the licenses. They don't know there's a donor card." — Carman Koch Midwest Organ .Bank sign it later. The donor organizations sought permission from the Legislature for ,the sticker because the fronts of licenses are more visible, Koch said. "Believe it or not, a lot of people just don't turn over the licenses. They don't know there's a donor card," she said. "On the front, it will be a visible sticker." It cost the nonprofit organizations $3,000 to provide the stickers, she said. Besides the sticker, the biggest change in the new licenses is that the photos are digital images produced on the license, as opposed to a fchoto pasted onto the document. The digital photos are more clear, and because they're produced on computer, >• See MORE, Page 7 Babbitt to ride in caravan supporting health reform By LINDA MOWERY-DENNING The Salina Journal U.S. Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt is scheduled to be aboard a bus caravan fashioned after the Freedom Riders of the 1960s when it rolls into Salina Thursday from North Platte, Neb. Instead of civil rights, however, these riders will be campaigning for national health care reform. Babbitt "We're calling on Congress to act on health care reform this year," said Tammy Lyn, a Washington, D.C., spokeswoman for the Health Security Express. "We're also asking that private health insurance be guaranteed for every American." The express is a coalition of 110 groups, including health care professionals and associations, labor unions, religious organizations and family advocates. The caravan with four buses and about 160 "reform riders" is scheduled to leave North Platte at 10 a.m. Thursday and travel south on U.S. 81 to Salina. Participants are set to arrive in Salina at 5:30 p.m. Plans call for them to go to the First Presbyterian Church, 308 S. Eighth, for a private dinner and then to hotels for the night. Church Women United and the American Association of University Women are helping coordinate their stay. Ella Blake, president of Church Women United, said anyone who wants to greet the riders can gather in the church's south parking lot. Participants plan to leave from Salina's Ramada Inn, just off Interstate 70 on Ninth Street, at 9 a.m. Friday and travel to Topeka for lunch. Babbitt is expected to join the caravan in North Platte and leave after it reaches Salina. Also on board will be Katie Steele, *• See CARAVAN, Page 7 Reading between the lions 'Lion King' dogged by critics claiming it's sexist, racist, not fit for kids By DAVID FOSTER The Ais oclated Press Sexist. Racist. Homophobic. Violent. Even, perhaps, a threat to democratic ideals. What kind of depraved entertainment could generate such bitter epithets? A Snoop Doggy Dogg video? An Andrew Dice Clay concert? Would you believe "The Lion King," Disney's G-rated, coming-of-age saga that's well on its way toward becoming the highest-grossing animated film in history? Believe it. Some parents, psychologists and pundits read between the lions and see not family fun but shocking violence and offensive stereotypes: subservient lionesses, jive-talking hyenas, a swishy Uncle Scar, a father's murder. "The movie is full of stereotypes," Harvard psychologist Carolyn Newberger complained in an op-ed piece for The Boston Globe. "The good-for-nothing hyenas are urban blacks; the arch-villain's gestures are effeminate, and he speaks in supposed gay cliches." The movie's plot is a sort of Hamlet-meets- Abbott-and-Costello-in-the-jungle: The lion king *• See CRITICISM, Page 2 The Associated Press "The Lion King," Disney's summer blockbuster, has come under attack. In this scene, Sim- ba (left) and his pal Nala romp through a fanciful musical sequence.

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