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Salina Journal, The (Newspaper) - March 11, 1990, Salina, Kansas The Satina journal March Davis Mckenna overlooks spirit of meetings Law continued from Page 1 Kerning the governing but in not convinced the luncheon is subject to the she but if the gathering were consid ered a a technical violation of failure to give notice would have she such a technical violation did not violate the spirit of the Davis disagrees in a prepared Davis said he thought Mckenna overlooked the spirit of the i will try to get the attorney general and legislators from this area to help change the notice provi Sions to include meetings or gather Ings of a special where a majority of a quorum of the govern ing body is in attendance and Dis Cussion of Public business or affairs will take the statement Davis said too few people Are aware of their right to submit a request King takes top honors at spelling Bee fourteen Earold Beckie King captured honors saturday As Saline county top speller in the sixth through eighth Shes definitely a gifted she sees a word once and remembers said her following the Saline county spelling she reads a and i think that King i think one of the things that had been lost in All of this was a common sense approach to the Salina mayor Joe Warner for notification of meetings from governmental the Lack of Public education on this one Issue alone should be considered As a violation of the Kansas open meetings the statement i Warner pleased Salina mayor Joe Warner said he was pleased by Mckennas he also was aggravated that a com plaint about a technicality could cause City and county officials to waste expensive staff i think one of the things that had been lost in All of this was a common sense approach to the Warner while you can debate whether there was a technical the spirit of the Law was not Warner said subjecting City officials to so much scrutiny Over a technicality would discourage Good people from seeking if there were really intent on someones mind that a serious Viola Tion had taken that one he in this he the character of Public officials had been clouded without Good he said he questioned the motives of a person who would do such a Are they for Good government or Are they for grabbing the limelight and trying to draw attention to themselves he notice for the luncheon was not Given because of the nature of the that being an informational presentation and not a gather ing for the purpose of conducting and the personal invitations to the Mckenna said in the the league invited the commissioners to attend the the league also notified the Media about the and it was covered by the Carolee league said Davis complaint gave the league pause for she said in no shape or form were we trying to get undue influence Over these the league has always stood for open government and Access to the average she she said she thought Davis complaint might have the unfortunate result of Mak ing Public officials leery of attending civic Beckie said she Only read through a study Book once in preparation for her third year of competing in the written last year As a Sev she won third by spelling 79 out of 100 words she beat 100 other Saline county students and received a Large travelling trophy to display at her school Faith Christian 2100 Irma Hixson has been coordinating the contest since she and the late Joyce Egan started it 18 years students competing in the hour Long spelling contest wrote Down the words As they were spoken by a contest when Beckie competes in the state spelling contest March 31 in she will have to spell the words Hixson said to help Beckie prepare for the different method of compete practice sessions will be scheduled with other students who ranked in Saline county top 10 the Salina veterans of foreign wars and school specially Supply will help sponsor her the local kiwanis club is providing transportation so the other nine finalists can go to Topeka to watch Beckie other students in the top in the order of their were autumn seventh grader at Salina South Middle school emmy Lou sixth grader at Meadow Lark Daniel seventh grader at Ellaline Shannon eight grader at Salina South Kris ten eight grader at Roose Vel Lincoln Middle school Jarrod eight grader at sacred heart Andrew seventh grader at sacred heart Nathan seventh grader at Salina South and Rebecca Anne seventh grader at Salina Appeal continues to help workers by Harris news service Parsons an Appeal for Federal disaster assistance for workers Laid off from the Kansas army ammunition Plant has been returned to the Kansas City office of the Federal emergency management an aide to Bob Whittaker said last the White House returned the a peal to the regional office to resolve a discrepancy in said the Rob the request was denied by and Mike Hayden appealed the decision to president Haydens Appeal letter complained that Fema had made its decision based on an inaccurate number of people Haydens Appeal stated that 480 employees were Laid off As a direct result of the fatal explosion at the Plant last Fema said fewer than 200 workers were Laid off because of the expo pretty pig Merle prods his Yorkshire pig into the auction Arena saturday afternoon in Salina during the semiannual All Breed show and auction sponsored by the Tom doric Kansas pork producers the pig placed second in its class during the show earlier in the too Faith Effort Mckenna referred to a court Deci Sion that states the court should look at the spirit of the Law and Overlook technical violations when the Public body has made a Good Faith Effort to this was not a situation where a governing body met with a special interest group behind closed doors and transacted business without the Public Mckenna the purpose of the open meetings Law is to promote an informed electorate through the open conduct of government and the act is to be construed to support that Mckenna said referring to an appellate 1988 decision Clearing the Salina school Board of an open meet Ings the purpose has not been Defeated by the presence of the com missioners and their presentation at the Mckenna both the City and county Legal representatives were mailed notice of Mckennas she also sent to each a consent agreement to see if the commissions would be willing to provide notice of such which might be construed As meet it would be a binding consensus that they will agree in situations that Border on being a meeting to provide she the agreement would cause the commissions to err on the Side of sending too Many notices instead of not she by proposing the she said she was not finding fault with the commissions for the league Davis said he believed the consent agreement would serve a Good Pur pose until state open meetings Laws can be Warner said he did not have a problem with abiding by such an i think everyone can learn from and if we need to go an extra step of screening All the invitations we we he staff writer Erin Eicher Contri buted to this elks club members to decide How to solve Money woes by David Clouston staff writer the future of Salinas elks country club is slated to be decided but what form its future will take int because of financial club members have been faced with two choices impose higher fees for necessary maintenance and improvements or Cut areas of the clubs a assessment would be Clos ing the door of the said de a member of the elks Board of i personally Felt that would be the dying the Board had considered imposing a assessment on every members already pay for Lodge dues and up to a year to play Golf at the besides the the proposed plan would Cut Lodge dues to a member but raise the Cost of playing Golf for most members to a the plan was announced to Mem Bers in the March elks some including Are supporting another proposal to make cuts in capital impossibly averting the need to raise other members have proposed plans As the elks financial situation is the subject of a meeting scheduled for a Large turnout of members is Boyce said the planned assessment would not have made sense Given an elks recruiting drive set to begin in it be a serious he you cant recruit members when youre raising the fees on the elks club faces a potential income deficit of for due in part to projected capital improvements totalling As a result of reappraisal and class Ifica taxes on the club also have increased from almost to slightly Over swimmers take plunge to raise Money by Erin Eicher staff writer Vernon Osborn replaced his addiction to cigarettes with an addiction to Lon distance swim Ming about 13 years the Salina dentist was using his swimming Talent saturday in a Marathon Effort to raise Money for two causes Owca handicapped pro Grams and the american cancer i used to be a heavy cigarette but i quit in Osborn said during a Brief break Between laps in the Owca everybody who addicted to nicotine should know that you can quit and get yourself Osborn said two friends Grace an Active cancer society Volunteer who is suffering from and Susan who recently died of cancer were inspiring his nearly 12 mile he paused again shortly to watch As an award naming Evans an honoured participant in cancer society and Owca activities was presented to her about 160 swimmers and 80 volunteers participated in the today 1990 swim said Barb Owca aquatics teams competed Friday from the Salina scuba Saline county sheriffs Salina fire Johns military Owca staff and Board and Johns on six Salina police officers wearing reflective sunglasses and in proud to be a Salina police officer challenged six workers fro the Salina office of the Kansas department of social and rehabilitation both teams resorted to dirt Pool tactics in their annual rubber inter tube relay but sri eventually was named the earlier some of the children who Benefit from free use of the Owca swimming Pool each week swam with Lessie their physical education teacher at Salina South Middle children in the schools mentally handicapped taught by to Strung tissue paper Flowers and packing noodles into 60 hawaiian leis for the Diener the class also helped design other decorations around the Broadens action could set off political Battles Topeka a speaker Jim Broadens decision to run for insurance commissioner is Likely to set off an behind Hestenes Battle for leadership positions among House members later this Braden said thursday he had decided not to seek reelection to the regardless of whether he sought the insurance commissioners that Means the who have been the majority party in the House since will have to choose a new Leader after the 1990 general so there Are five potential gop candidates for As Well As one democratic in Addi the speakers race could result in the opening up of other leadership in if republicans retain their majority in the the speakers race is Likely to be a con test Between republicans tradition ally aligned with Braden and More conservative Many lawmakers Are hoping the internal politics wont Start until after the 1990 legislature adjourns in Early potential candidates Are reluctant to discuss their elections for leadership positions will not come until when the two parties organize in caucuses for the 1991 weve got almost every major Issue left to said majority Leader Robert r i think youll see people Start posturing after the the race is important because the speaker appoints All House com Mittee leaders and sets the daily debate a speaker can play a crucial role in forming democrats Are hoping to take control of the chamber for the first time since the 1976 and Only the third time this minority Leader Marvin would be a natural candidate for speaker if the democrats win a majority of David Garden said republicans in 1976 were thinking about leadership races when they should have been thinking More about the the assessment Revenue proposal would raise an estimated and bring the shortfall Down to about the club has about 900 Lodge members and just Over 200 Golf course the club lost about 90 members when Lodge dues were raised last said trus tee chairman Howard because of the current financial some Golf including at least one member of the elks Board of have resigned their elks membership and applied for membership at the Salina country my family enjoys playing Golf and we wanted to make sure we maintain that said former elks trustee Gary membership in the Salina country which like the elks features a dining Pool and Tennis courts in addition to the Golf costs at the Salina municipal Golf a regular member ship costs a fees for non members to play Golf Are on weekdays and on some members of the elks think too much is spent on so called extras such As the which will Cost about to operate in the coming year but Only bring in the projected operating expense for the Golf course is while Revenue from Green cart storage and course dues is the Golf course makes the Money and the others lose Houk but Many feel the extra items Are necessary to bring in Young Mem the younger families appreciate although it has not As yet asked the elks club whether it is interested in Selling its the City would be interested if the club comes on the said Steve director of the Salina Parks and recreation Blacks and indians angry Over deaths Lawrence a american indians and Blacks assailed Public officials Fri saying they live amid prejudice and suspicion following the unexplained deaths of three Young Indian some of the 250member audience questioned the Public officials about prejudice and the investigation into the Young mens the three were killed Over the past year and a Don whose 19year old was found dead from a blow to the head last expressed an Ger at Lawrence police chief Ron Olin for his handling of indians complaints in november and last week about the investigations into the i want satisfied with your answers and in not satisfied with your answers said an instructor at Haskell Indian Junior

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