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   Salina Journal, The (Newspaper) - December 11, 1988, Salina, Kansas                                11 Sth year 346 More vie for fewer jobs in city Some say Salina has lowpaying jobs By DAN HESS Staff Writer Some hear the news from a friend or a family Others hear through truckers or while sitting on the third bar stool from the There are jobs in just beg ging for the hoping to find the job that will get their lives back in pull up hop in the car and come to When they get some find but not the good jobs they were told Not the jobs they were hoping Theyre coming from every said Cheryl director of the Emergency AidFood 410 This is not some rumor going around Theyre coming from all Its very Theyre coming to a place that has fewer jobs than it did nine years and many of the high paying manufacturing jobs the good jobs have been replaced with mimimum wage such as sales said Ken re search analyst for the Salina Job Service Isom said those in nearby towns realize Salina has but the jobs may not be worth moving Many of them have a good old junker and have enough gas to get Isom They usually have enough to get a roof over their head but dont have enough to feed them for two or three Once we see we usually see them at least once We try to make it clear to them that we cannot support a that we can only do what our resources The typical family that moves here on hearsay will do all right for about a she before other bills as gas and A good job has not been and the person or family begins to dig a deeper and deeper hole for them Vickie Sutton of the Red 145 Santa said some people spend all their money coming think ing only of the When tjhey dont get a they usually go to agencies such as the Red Sal vation Army or Food Bank for Whats really sad are the fami Sutton I have a real hard time understanding a family with how the parents would up root the move to a city to look for jobs and spend every last dime to get Good jobs coveted Good jobs in Salina are highly See Page 9 Inside AFTER THEIR FALL from former TV ministers Jim and Tammy Bakker are fighting to get back on the See Page A PRIVATE study says that Star Wars research wont help civilian technology and could hurt the See Page BOTH KSTATE and KU gain impressive victories Saturday as the Wildcats down Vanderbilt and KU knocks off See Page Living On the Weather KANSAS Mostly cloudy highs in the 30s east and in the upper 30s or low 40s Clear lows 15 to 20 northeast and 20 to 25 Mostly sunny highs 40 to 45 east and in the upper 40s to low 50s alinaT 1 Kansas SUNDAY December Newly crowned Tasha gets a congratulatory kiss Sherry Peterson Sahjr tan Horrlt yin Undsborg Mayor Letand Olson A symbol of Lindsborg crowns Lucia for the 25th time By DAN HESS Staff Writer LINDSBORG It is said that long ago in a woman of kindness and cour age Her convictions of caring and helping the poor were so strong that when faced with she stood by her Roman soldiers gouged her eyes with fed hot but her blindness lasted only until the next The soldiers rea soned that since she could she obviously was So they tried to burn her at the a sorcerer was and he killed the girl with a For her acts of the woman later was dubbed Lucia by the Roman Catholic In when summer ended and winter they needed something to get them through the long which lasted up to 19 In they found a symbol of light and On Lindsborg celebrated its Swedish heri tage with the 25th Annual Lucia ushering in the good hews of Christmas with See Page 9 Mom seeks better life for her three children By DAVID CLOUSTON Staff Writer If Janet could be granted one wish for Christmas it would be for a better life for her three children than she had while growing But so far her life has been She and her husband separated he moved to another leaving her with the children and a fear he might launch a custody She moved to Salina from another Kansas town a month Her income consists of a monthly welfare check for and food Medical care is paid for by the Donations of food have come from the Emergency AidFood Bank and the Gospel which also provided her She bor rowed money from a friend to pay the and the Salina Christmas Fund paid half her She has no telephone and no Her immediate goal is to I dont know what would have done in the last month without the Gospel Mission and the food Janet The kids wont have a Christmas tree or she Janet not her real name is among the families the Salina Christmas Fund hopes to help this The in its fourth works with local socialservice agencies to pro vide the needy with clothing and other She has no high school but wants to get her general equivalency degree and perhaps go to I would get a job if it would pay for a baby she One of her children has had sur gery and she fears medical com I cant afford a which makes it If one of the kids gets I dont have any transporta Janet said she needs childrens gloves and See Page 13 The Salina You can help The Salina Christmas Fund helps the needy of Saline County arid the agencies that serve during the holiday season and throughout the Will you give Contributions can be sent to Salina Christmas Fund Box 1982 674021982 Checks should be made payable to Salina Christmas The funds sponsors are the Salina Area Community Ser vices Information and and the Salina Gorbachev tries to console those at site of quake AP President Mikhail Gorbachev consoled survivors and urged on rescuers during a visit Saturday to where an earthquake killed trapped countless others and left half a million home We the whole of the share your the official Tass news agency quoted Gorbachev as saying in the southern Soviet re public of where the quake hit You can be sure that every effort will be made to give you the neces sary help in full he The most important thing now is to search for and rescue all possible Rescue workers climbed over piles of rubble from shattered listening for voices of trapped Soviet officials said the area looked like a war The government released its first authoritative estimate of the number of people killed in Wednesdays which was measured at on the Richter Deputy Foreign Minister Valentin Nikiforov said the death toll was and that people were In Armenias visitors heard the constant buzzing of helicopters traveling from the dis aster area 50 miles northwest to ferry dead and A small group of foreign the first allowed into Armenia since Wednesdays saw roads around Yerevans Zvarnots Airport clogged with relief Fog Scientists probe why the earthquake was so See Page Presidentelect George Bush says the flow of aid should not be See Page slowed emergency airlifts of supplies from throughout the Soviet Union and College students who helped in the rescue returned to Yerevan with tales of vast Five homes remain in That is The rest are You cant describe You have to see said Arsen a student at an agricultural Spitak is a city of about Another Tanya a New Yorker going to school in watched rescue attempts outside a computer institute in Leni a city of In four they took four people But they say there were 250 people in That is the she The national TV news program Vremya began its broadcast with somber music and shots of the red state flag Hying at halfstaff at the snowcovered Dozens of black and white coffins were piled near an and a man sobbed hysterically as two assistants helped him Still photographs showed Gor bachev and his wife with ex See Page 8 relief workers head for Armenia WASHINGTON AP Twentysix American disaster relief specialists flew to devastated Soviet Armenia early Saturday with eight dogs trained to sniff out survivors buried in the rubble of an earthquake that killed tens of thousands of The flight was part of the biggest relief effort in the Soviet Union since World War Americans pro vided limited assistance after the partial meltdown of a nuclear reac tor at Chernobyl in the Soviet Ufc Its tough for which it is necessary to steel yourself to devastation that boggles the said Bill Char head of the dog team that included a golden retriever named a pharmaceutical biol said the rescue workers must brace themselves for pieces of steel twisted like spaghetti by the earth quake and the constant odor of Dotson has been working with ca nine rescue teams for 15 and helped search for survivors of the 1986 earthquake in El Other members of his team took part in relief efforts stemming from the 1985 earthquake in Mexico mudslides in Puerto Rico and Colo mbia and flooding in West You get hooked on At first it is training the Then it is the chal And it is something that you can do to help other Dotson Members of the American team left Dulles International Airport outside Washington at Cen tral time aboard a heavily loaded American Trans Air 727 charter jet on a 13hour flight to the capital of Soviet withre fueling stops in Newfoundland and This is a special opportunity for us to reach out and work with the Soviet said Julia head of the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance of the State Departments Agency for International Develop A chartered Boeing 707 carrying a load of mostly medical supplies and Pharmaceuticals left John Kennedy International Air port at midafternoon also See Page 8 Gap between poor creating anger First of two parts ByDAVERANNEY Harris News Service Sitting in a nofrills office ac cented by sketches of Christ and bright orange covered Gerry Winget pauses to weigh an State lawmak ers cut more than people from the welfare rolls last year to shave million from the and this years budget surplus is expected to be almost I dont he said with a Sometimes were a hard lot to figure Around the corner from Wingets office are rows of tired women and children who are hungry and often home Some are hoping for a free bag of Some are wait ing to see a Others are holding eviction unpaid utility or There are no Winget is director of the United Methodist Urban Ministries in a program that coor dinates services for the citys I was a political science major in college so I know people will think Im but I firmly be lieve that if our society doesnt start reversing its course pretty we wont be living in a democracy 25 years from Winget The gap between the poor and rich is getting too Were starting to look more and more like a banana republic where all the wealth is in the hands of a I have a systemic fear that someone will eventually organize See Page 8   

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