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Garden City Telegram (Newspaper) - June 9, 2007, Garden City, Kansas What's inside Bikers begin trek across A3 Picture This Clepper fishing with her Larry Photo contributed by Tessa Garden SATURDAY June 9, 2007 THE GARDEN CITY Telegram Area standouts shined this D1 Volume 78, No. 136 50 Pages 6 Sections ONE DOLLAR Commodities face off vs. conservation By SARAH wt TOPEKA - When farmers gathered at Salina Tuesday to tell a congressional panel what they'd like to see in the 2007 farm some sought renewal of farm commodity But some also suggested Congress lend more support to programs conserving soil and The environmental talk chimes in with a growing chorus of groups interested in expanding conservation through the farm Among those voices are two former Kansans once prominent in formation of farm policy - former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman and former Republican Senate Majority Leader Bob At Tuesday's hearing of the U.S. House Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk 1st District Rep. Jerry said he expects commodity supports to lose priority AGRIC MEWS tus to conservation support in Congress is least on the commodity Moran said after the hearing at Kansas State University's Salina are very few members of Congress who care about farmers and much more support for conservation and environmental If the House Agriculture Committee drafts a they consider he will be subject to people on the House floor wanting to shift that money to some family farm advocates watching the forum suggested that might be a better shifting support for farmers from commodity support programs to conservation programs that focus on paying farmers to protect the resource we protect the term sustainability of both the food system and the emerging energy as well as provide some form of a safety net or income support for said Dan executive director of the Kansas Rural Shrinking water supply The committee on Tuesday Page A5 Tyson recalls ground beef Ark. - Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. on Friday recalled more than 40,000 pounds of ground beef shipped to Wal-Mart stores in 12 states after samples tested at a plant showed signs of E. coli No illnesses had been Tyson Foods Inc. said the recall is not related to contaminated ground beef distributed by United Food Group The recalled products were sent to Wal-Mart stores in New Tennessee and Tyson Wal-Mart has removed the products from its meat cases and is destroying the recalled ground beef still in its officials Tyson recalled 40,440 pounds of ground all of which had dates of June 13. The ground beef was sold in prepackaged trays that were placed directly into the meat The recalled products 1 1/2-pound trays of Angus steak burger all 85/15,6 1/4-pound 1.33-pound trays of Angus steak burger all 85/15, extra 4 1/3-pound 21/4-pound trays of 73/27 ground and 51/2-pound trays of 73/27 ground Associated Press The space shuttle Atlantis thunders off the launch pad during liftoff Friday night at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Fla. Mission Atlantis takes flight CAPE Fla. - A Atlantis blasted off with seven astronauts Friday on the first space shuttle flight of 2007, putting NASA back on track after a run of bad luck and scandal that included a damaging hailstorm and a lurid love Its big orange fuel tank covered with white blotches where the foam insulation had been the spaceship rose from its seaside launch pad with a roar and climbed into a clear and lit sky at 6:38 setting a course for the international space The countdown was nearly but it appeared that something fell from the tank more than two minutes into See Page A5 NATIONAL NEWS Laurie Three baby robins plead for an insect as their mother feeds DOWn the them Friday morning on the shared lawn of Ruth Friesen and Thelma on Mac The nest fell hatch out of a tree during Wednesday nights strong winds and the birds have remained in the nest unscathed Police relax standards for recruits By KEN Associated Press Writer Police departments around the country are relaxing age and fitness forgiving minor criminal convictions and easing other requirements to relieve shortages in their ranks and find officers who are more worldly and in a In recent St. Petersburg and dropped the need for a two-year college degree if the candidate has military or law enforcement is no longer disqualifying applicants for long-ago drug convictions or gang And Boston this spring raised the upper age limit for recruits from 32 to 40. having some life makes for a better person and patrolman - someone who is coming up on a conflict who is mature and as opposed to some young kid right out of said Boston City Councilor Michael See Page A2 Youth GEAR UP to make change By EMILY BEHLMANN The youth who shared roller skating and pizza at C & D's World on Wheels Friday morning came from across western and some had met only recently But they had one thing in common that Samantha said helps them relate to one another - all are in the foster care doesn't matter what you're all on the same Otero taking a break from skating Friday during the Regional Youth Advisory Council's annual - The regional one of four in the Kansas Youth Advisory is made up of western Kansas youth ages 15 to 21 who are or have been in foster They meet monthly to discuss foster care including aspects of the system they would like to see Otero is one of the region's three state so she takes feedback from the meetings to the state's which seeks to influence the who govern the foster care gather information about what we don't like and try to figure out how to change that or make it she Vicky a consultant to the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitative told the current and potential members of the advisory council on Friday that their advocacy makes a will listen to she See Page A5 Emily Regional Youth Advisory Council member Aubrey talks with potential members Liz Whitney Wright and Amanda Pfannenstiel Friday at the council's conference at C & D's World on The for youth in foster met to socialize and discuss how they could get involved in helping to improve the foster care Inside Annie's advice B7 Business Chicken Soup Classified Southwest Life B1 TV What's Up Check us out online at Inspiring Minds is being scared to death - but saddling up - John American western 1907-1979. 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