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Cedar Rapids Gazette Newspaper Archive: April 3, 1974 - Page 9

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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 3, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Kites: All Sizes Monday was -a difficult day for flying kifes. with strong and gusty winds, but the Jackson school kite fly- ing once already was conducted anyway. And the kites ranged all the way from giant-size to postage stamp-size. At left, Jeff Hanover, 9, son of I Mr. and Mrs. Red Hanover, Palo, won the prize for the largest kite with one that measured 6 feet, 2 inch- es tall. To win a prize, every kite had to stay aloft at Jeast five minutes. At right, Justyne Glenn, 11, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Glenn, 1i80 Edgewood drive NW, had one of 'the smallest kites, about two inches long. How- ever, she couldn't keep it in the air for the required five minutes. Below is an over-all shot of the contest. The photog- rapher reported the gusty wind had kites diving into the ground all around him. i Photos by Tom Merrytnan State Audit of Kirkwood Is 'Complimentary The annual state audit o Kirkwood Community college i "highly complimentary of thi computerized accounting sys tern" at the college, according to a statement released Wednes day. State Auditor Lloyd R Smith's audit report covering the year ended June 30, 1973 complimented the college's ac counting' system and offered ti help other area schools imple ment the system. The audit shows Kirkwood served students in its seven-county area at a total cost of This rep- resented, an average cost per full-time equivalent enroll- ment of for an equiv- alent full-time enrollment of This compared to a 1972 en- rollment of and a .total cost of Full-time equivalent enrollment was and cost per full-time equivalenl enrollment was During the year, Kirkwood in- vested an additional in fixed assets, bringing the total cost value of fixed assets to According to the audit, funds for the operation of the school from: tuition and fees, property tax, state support, federal support, and miscellaneous, The schoolhouse fund consist- ed of raised through local property taxes, and from miscellaneous sources. A copy of the audit report is on file at the slate auditor's of- fice. Scientists Turn Off Mariner 10 Cameras PASADENA, Calif (AP) Scientists have turned off the cameras aboard Mariner 10 ahead of schedule, saying they had enough photographs of the planet Mercury. 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From gilded mini-mirrors at to. mirrors at The Cedar Rapids Gazette; Wed., April 3, 1974 More Rezoning Voted for Proposed Shopping Center A proposed new shopping; future land-use plan, and the center cleared another of the site has been re- Tuesday, but not before several izonej members of Ihe city planning! commission expressed worry This commisswn is not m the over how the center will effect'business of profit and downtown businesses. isaid commission Member Bob The commission eventually approved, after some debate! and after defeating a motion to! table the request, rezoning 21! acres of land located west of the intersection of highway 149 and Edgewood road NW. The property adjoins 66.1 acres which were earlier re- zoned R-l to B-2 to make way for a 1.1 million square foot shopping center planned by rl a h n Newman Development lorp. of Overland Park, Kan. The center, dubbed Westdale Mall, will have four large de- partment stores, about 100 smaller shops and parking for automobiles. Original Plans Plans originally called for :hree department stores. The decision to expand to four stores, with an additional iquare feet of floor space: jrompted the request for rezon- ing of the smaller parcel and also caused some of the com- mission members to become concerned. "I'm wondering if the tail might start wagging the dog said Gerald Ovel, com- mission chairman. "If we get too big on the out- skirts, what is it going to' do to our downtown area? "I'm not opposed to a center ;here, but I wonder about size." John Joyce, project manager 'or Hahn-Newman, said the ex- pansion is designed to satisfy ;he needs of the department stores. He said his company is negotiating with four stores, iut has taken no binding action with them. No Names He declined to name the stores. Joyce said only three stores will, initially be located in the center, with the fourth to be added in 1978. All the commissioners ap- jeared to be concerned with the welfare of the downtown area, )ut disagreed on whether the commission should consider the subject before actirig on the zon- ng request particularly since he area has already been desig- nated for commercial use in the Brooks. In other business, the com- mission: Approved a request by the Cedar Valley Bible church to rezone property on Cottage Grove avenue SE, west of Indian Hill road, from R-l to R-T to provide additional parking. Approved a request by Life Investors Development Co. to rezone property on Sixty-sixth avenue SW, west of the railroad tracks, from M-l to M-2. Approved a revised site devel- opment plan by Midwest Devel- opment Co. for apartments north of the junction of highway 218 and Johnson avenue SW. Approved the preliminary and final plats of Sweet's second addition, the final plats of Syl- van lane first addition and Hopp's first addition, auditor's plat No. 462 and three vacation requests. Calls Demo Fuel Bill a'Scandal' WASHINGTON A Re- publican congressional leader says balking on energy legisla- tion by the Democratic-con- trolled congress is "the big- gest scandal of all." Senate Republican Whip Rob- ert Griffin of Michigan told newsmen after a two-hour meet- ing Tuesday with President Nix- on there is some question whether congressional Demo- crats want to tackle energy problems "or just want an is- sue in tile November election." Manhattan District Attorney Hogan Dies NEW YORK (AP) Frank Hogan, Manhattan's chief pros- ecutor for 32 years, is dead at 72. The retiring, soft-spoken dis- trict attorney had been elected last year to an unprecedented ninth term in the nation's bus- iest prosecutor's office. He was hospitalized following a stroke and resigned last Dec. 26. He died Tuesday at St. Luke's hospital. 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