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Ottawa Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 17, 1990, Ottawa, Kansas Pats Day the inside Story wild times in Page 8 weekender also inside Ann 7 7 3 4 the daily 5 2 94 74 March Kansas 2424700 10 pages 25 cents weekend forecast mostly Clear this turning partly Cloudy by highs around 60 with West to Northwest winds 5 to 15 lows 30 to partly Cloudy sunday with highs in the in quest of the 5th political Rookie a Quick study at learning his Way around editors note the following is the Sec Ond of two stories about Ottawa area candidates in the Early stages of the race for their respective party nomination for the fifth District con Gressional by Diane Yeamans Herald staff writer the Best part is meeting people the worst is raising that the summation of the candidacy thus far of Kent Hodges of Ottawa red is one of seven candidates on the Republican Side for the fifth congressional Dis this also is the first time Hodges has Ever run for an elective Ive lived Here since 69 and in meeting peo ple Here i never met he said i feel much More a part of the theres lots of Good people i never ran the same is True throughout the rambling fifth Hodges being a political newcomer has Given him a freshness that the peo ple on the Street have seemed to people in a restaurant see him drive and Hodges is sceptical of his whether they want to be bothered by a but there waiting on he you go from table to table and people Are willing to get involved and say More Hope for Hodges the political process than one might Hodges said he also has been Well received by the party faithful thus despite the fact that Many of them have longtime allegiances with other he says raising Large sums of Money has been but maintains he will have enough to run a personal Contact Campaign through most of the summer to the August i will have enough Money to do what in doing now until two weeks before the i would win if the election was two weeks before the to Factor set Hodges Doest plan to use television Advertis Only one Small television station is in the District while most of the area is on the fringes of metropolitan television in learning to be More the most difficult thing to overcome is the dislike for asking for Hodges but As i get into it and find i really am the Best Man for the in just going to have to do Hodges to the Man on the Street or to Large includes some of what he Learned while working in Bob Doles Washington though Hes a he can make references to his conversations with senators that occurred during that he can blend the fresh Ness of a newcomer with a bit of real Washington he has studied the voting trends of past elections and believes the Large number of gop Candi dates will work to his in the current if three candidates run the rest might draw the combined votes of a fourth candidate if the Field was by Steve Zuk Phelps left and his support Driver Chris Davis Center and cyclist Brent plotted their route out of Ottawa Phelps runs at grassroots level by Lori Alvarado Herald staff writer Fred Phelps says Hes running a grassroots gubernatorial he really is and a Topeka has seen much of northeastern Kansas the past couple of weeks from a bicycle he has chosen an old fashioned Way to reach the he said during a Stopover in theres something very nonthreatening about someone jumping off a bicycle and shaking hands with he i ask them what they Tell about 20 people were on hand Friday noon when Phelps made his Stop at the pizza 330 he started the Day in Pomona and was headed to Baldwin and Lawrence before the Sun he has been Riding or jogging two to three Days a week trying to reach voters in an inexpensive he he will continue his Zigzag pattern across the Eastern part of the state to the Oklahoma line and then Start up the Western ill keep doing it right up to primary he i dont know of any better Way to reach people let them Tell me what they think and me Tell them what i Phelps began preparing himself for this trek 21 years ago when he began competing in triathlon which make a participant Bike and he spent about an hour and half yesterday talking with area constituents and telling them his thoughts on the issues in the upcoming property tax tops his property taxes ought to be abolished when i first started calling for abolition of property taxes Back in Octoba no one now one by and hoc tax groups Are join ing me in the Call for there is no Way to make property taxes that the evil of relating the property tax Issue to an infamous continued on Page 2 Maca takes guv to task by Diane Yeamans Herald staff writer the mid America Council on aging Here is fighting Mike Haydens proposal to fund five new nutrition Sites for the elderly located in Western Kan Sas because the plan will Force cuts in the local Beatrice director of and Elizabeth director of the Maca nutrition visited with a Kansas Senate subcommittee Friday in Shisler said she Felt the senators had been told Only pan of the she Hopes a better idea about the Impact of the governors proposal will help change Senate the subcommittees report to the Senate ways and Means committee is scheduled for monday Shisler said Hayden has recommended that funding for five new nutrition Sites in West pm including one at his be taken from the formula Money that is split Between All the plan Ning and service agencies like the plan Calls for taking from the formula Pool this year and in that on top of already taken this year in what Shisler believed was to be a one time contribution to the five Hayden says he sup ports senior citizens but at the same time Hes taking the food right out of their she told the Herald Friday the four other Sites Are in Ulysses and three Are open now and two More will open july they will serve the last five counties in the state to get nutrition Sites for their elderly Maxwell said she Doest Dis agree with the need for those Only with the funding both women contend that the state formula for dividing the Money fails in its attempt to pro vide the local which serves six gets 7 cents of state funds for each meal and 66 cents of Federal Johnson which split away from the local plan Ning and service gets 17 cents of state funds and of continued on Page 2 emotional plea for hostage Lebanon a Terry Andersons daughter pleaded for the father she loves but has never known to come Home the Day Anderson began his sixth year As a hostage in the journalists friends and colleagues soberly marked the anniversary with commemorations and prayers around the yellow rib Bons fluttered from signs and poles in Andersons Home town of but no message was As poignant As the one on television Fri Day evening in in a Andersons 4yearold daughter Salome wearing a Green coat and Riding a bicycle Given to her at Christmas in Andersons i got the Bike for thank said who was bom 83 Days after Anderson was seized by a pro iranian shiite moslem fac Tion in 1 love come please come i love you come Send me to inc she desc sch the videotape was made ear Lier in the week and shipped to inc television stations in

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