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Garden City Telegram (Newspaper) - December 9, 1999, Garden City, Kansas Thursday december 9,1999 volume 70, number 291 50 cents 32 pages 4 sections inside tighten up Kansas schools Deal with recent rash of threats As in a rut farm crisis hotline takes Post Harvest Calls. A Kansas state rallies to Edge Memphis by Market at la . The Dow Jones average was 11.14180. Up 73 to from this morning s opening outside local forecast sunny Kansas today rain and thunderstorms Southeast Quarter Ham and Snow Likely South Central with a Chance for Light Snow Central sunny West. Tonight a Chance for evening rain in the Southeast otherwise becoming mostly Clear lows 15 to 20 West to the mid 30s Southeast. Friday mostly sunny highs in the 40s internet Faical news. Sports and editorials Are available at the Tek Gram s internet site. Index Ann Landers Ca classified b4-b7 comics c3 horoscopes c3 hospitals Jue Kansas a markets a3 nation by obituaries a opinion a sports Biba so Community cd to listings c2 weather a3 world at us. Expels russian Diplomat As suspected spy Washington a a russian Diplomat was caught gathering information from the state depart ment with an eavesdropping device and ordered to leave the country As a result of an investigation that be Gan this summer when his repeated visits outside the building Drew suspicion. Officials said today investigators said the sting underscores that the United states is still a a desirable target Quot for spying by the russians and other nations. The Diplomat who was arrested Trade talks a failed Brownback disappointed by Scott Rochat staff writer Washington wednesday on a Bench outside the department Headquarters was declared unwelcome in the United states and ordered to leave within to Days. The state department identified the Diplomat As Stanislav Boriso Vich Gusev and said he was de tamed for a period by the Fri. He was first identified As a second Sec rotary but the department said today he was an embassy attach with diplomatic immunity officials said he subsequently was turned Over to the russian pm Bassy after invoking diplomatic immunity Quot this episode should be a Stark reminder to All of us in government that despite the thawing of tensions Between competing nations govern ment facilities and personnel re main a desirable target for foreign intelligence assistant us. Sen Sam Brownback r Kansas spoke bluntly about the world Trade organization talks to the Garden City rotary club wednesday Quot i think it was a failure i think it was a big he said. Quot it reminded me of the 1968 democratic convention in Chicago a that failure he said hurts Kansas since much of the Seattle round was supposed to have it it used on agriculture Quot for in to move Forward we be got to find More demand and that s he Saki Quot i think the to is necessary and i think it s Good a a let s Kuk at the basics of the Kansas Economy a aviation and agriculture it is fobs to but. Brownback added a number of nations Wen leery about including environmental and labor standards in an agreement seeing it As a Means by which Fink world countries could Block out their goods. The protests and the administration is response to them. He said. Soured the discussion Quot when we started waffling on International labor and Environ mental standards and clearly the protesters Point of View was for the environment and Brownback said. Quot the rest of the work just went South the senator hoped talks could be restarted although he Wain t of Tunisia that it could happen in the next year but the Only alternative to open Trade he said was Jot the United states to raise its Trade Walls and concentrate primarily on internal Trade Quot for Kansas that s not a Palat Able system to he said Brownback also spoke after the meeting of us hypocrisy in reacting to Kosovo but refusing to inter Vene in the Sudan where 2 million have been killed and 4 million starved to death in an ongoing civil War Between a Muslim Arab North Page Ai Secretary of state David Carpenter told reporters. Fri assistant director Neil Gallagher said this Quot a very important Story of russian intelligence activity within the United states Quot Gallagher and Carpenter said Security officials this summer noticed the Diplomat standing in the Vicinity of the state department a and it took them As very a surveil Lance operation increased their suspicion. As the Diplomat routinely walked around the building and parked his car in a Way that was a a link bit they carefully documented he activities and closed Down the Quot sting wednesday after establishing whether there was a a technical penetration Quot by the russians Gallagher said officials found the device several weeks ago. But kept it in place during the inquiry to molding tipping off the Diplomat Security teams swept the department for Lee spying Page a2 injury to zoo Swan under investigation Bird recovering from laceration by Soi Juda Quinonez staff writer after recently receiving a mysterious laceration an the head. The trumpeter Swan Al Lee Richardton zoo is Healing malicious intent is suspected in the injury a i thought it was so said Mark More Leaf Alden City who first noticed the Swan and brought it to the attention of the zoo keepers. A people have to realize what other people Are Morell said he could t believe someone would harm the Swan a Jeff Bullock zoo curator said the Swan was an exhibit tuesday after noon in the aviary when the in cent occurred Quot she s doing of. And we got her Back to the flight Bullock said. A we were must concerned with some neurological problems. It was bothering her quite a bit because she was throwing her head kind of finny it seem like she s aural out of that now and Shell be the Swan was moved to the aviary because ifs mating season fix the geese Quot she was being picked on by the he Saki Quot ifs pairing up sea son since the malt has died she s like a single Girt in a bar Type of Deal. And no Ane to look after her so we moved her out of there until everyone is paired up Quot Bullock said u could have been a by gun that calmed the laceration because whatever it was was t the trumpeter Swan received laceration on the head Imlay afternoon at the Lee Richard son zoo. The Swan is import eely Healing from the wound Strong enough to penetrate her Skull a police report was filed Apt Mike it said this incident would be kurd into As a cruelty loan Mal tense anyone with informs Hon regarding the incident is inked to Call the police department Bullock said similar things have happened at the zoo. Several years its twas Page Al Monfort name changes by Hatrick k Murphy Southwest life editor sen. Sam Brownback thanks a passer by for contributing to the salvation army wednesday As he makes a Short stint As a Bell ringer for the organization outside the Garden City target store. Brownback also addressed the rotary club during his visit. Monfort Hasa new name. Colagra announced wednesday afternoon it la placing Monfort Armour fresh meats e a. Miller. Northern states beef and Signa Tun ground beet under one name a Colagra beef Ca the Omaha. Neb., based firm will Market products under the Brand names of Monfort. Armour. Four Star beef. Miller Blue ribbon beef and signature Quot there la no organizational change in Garden City said Kathryn Danko lord Public infer Mal Ion a what the Community will see in the next few months is some signage changes a in releasing the announcement. In beef a Rinir w Industry John Simons president and Chirt operating officer stated. We brins together the strengths of our individual companies to create an Ort nixed effective team dedicated to one goal satisfying our customers Colagra will use its noun for research and development a new product development group s ill snark within Colagra t facility in Omaha Garden City Plant manager Den is Sydow declined comment Colagra is an internet smally diversified company with annual sales in excess of 124 million Seaboard declares Oklahoma facility Safe a site helps protect environment by Patrick Murphy Southwest life editor Floris. Okla a Seaboard farms Dorman facility is Sale company officials stressed that tuesday during a Media tour of the facility Rod Brenneman. Senior vice president said the location of the facility helps keep it end Nomen tally Safe a there s a number of issues with the environment As to Why we re Here Quot he said. A one was the Fiat terrain. The other is the depth to groundwater out Here. Its extremely deep of there Ever was an Issue Tor breach there s no place for the effluent to go its relatively Flat its not like you re on Hills when you re Hoamg Down to Rivers. Theres really no running Rivers out Here that i know of the Dorman sow farm is near Floris okla. In Beaver county kick Hoffman. Ceo. Said almost All lagoons built by Seaboard Are constructed below Grade because the land is so Flat Brenneman said the average depth to groundwater is about 184 feet compared that to facilities in North Carolina Iowa or Eastern Oklahoma where the depth to groundwater is about 8 feet. He said High evaporation rates adds to the farms safety element. A these Are All natural things that existed in this part of the country Quot Hoffman said a despite the fact that a hog farming we should All be concerned about it. In reality All these natural things gave us a natural ability to not have environmental problems and that s reality Quot Brenneman said there is just one within one mile of the facility and that is owned by the Dorman family which sold the land to Seaboard lagoons Are about 22 feet deep there Are two covered digesters which allow solids to Settle on the Bottom and liquids on top liquid floats Over to a second Digester that also separates solids from liquids from there the waste goes to a two stage anaerobic Lagoon treatment system Quot of we re going to have food pro duct Ion in the country this is the highest Standard in the country and maybe in the world Quot Hoffman said Brenneman said the waste that flows into the lagoons is largely water with Only 3 percent being solids or manure he said Waler ii used to clean the facilities the animals receive water and water is used w Hen the pits Are pulled the pits Are then refilled with a percentage of water. Quot there s a Large amount of water so what you get out is largely he said Brenneman said the amount of nitrogen from waste is minuscule. A it would take you a Little Over a million Gallons to equal the amount of nitrogen you put on your Yard for he said Seaboard provides effluent to formers to apply to their crops a fertilizer. Employees Are required to re be Ive state certification to apply it fluent and Brenneman Salt Seaboard does internal training Pri or to state certification. But Seaboard was cited by the state of Oklahoma for allowing untrained employee to apply it u october when a spill occurred. Brenneman said the employee had been through the sen Biml s in Ter a framing and had one year to Complete state training which is d fend at various times in a year a the gentleman went to the be available training Keith Tamisen environmental eng leering manager. Sot Seaboard Page a2 comeback

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