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   Lawrence Daily Journal World (Newspaper) - April 10, 1983, Lawrence, Kansas                                THE LAWRENCE DAILY JOURNALWORLD Sunday April 1983 Kansas pages 100 50 cents Legislators pass severance take 1st adjournment TOPEKA AP Despite some distrust that somehow the oil and gas industry had managed to rig the bill to its the Kansas Legislature overwhelmingly approved a com promise version of the severance tax then adjourned the regular portion of the 1983 First adjournment came at in the House and at in the The legislature will reconvene at 10 on April 20 for a threeday cleanup which John Carlin said must be considerably more productive than the first 90 days if the lawmakers are going to properly address the states high priority problems which he again identified as public education and Approval of the severance tax Crowd cheers shuttle landing in California EDWARDS AIR FORCE AP ship 2 in Americas spacefaring came home Saturday from a breakin flight of million More than cheered the pinpoint landing on a sunsplashed desert Paul a retired Navy cap and Air Force Karol Bobko guided the ship to a centerline on time to the predicted se It was 42 seconds after in Astronauts Story Musgrave and Donald Peterson were only passengers for the final phase of Challengers 80orbit which would have been an un qualified success had a satellite not gone astray after it was ejected from tiie Musgrave and Peterson spent 3 47 minutes in the ships open cargo bay on making the first spacewalk in nine years as they practiced techniques that will be needed when the shuttle goes up to retrieve and repair THE FOURSOME left the shuttle a halfhour after landing and walked arouiid the which appeared lit tle worse for isone hell of aflying said at a post landing ceremony attended by George Deukmejlan of Being here today and having you folks be here kind of makes us feel a little bit like the Academy we stand up front and take all the bows and Bobko called the flight a fantastic voyage and Musgrave added We hope we have started another era in the space program by getting Challenger off to a good And Peterson We had really a good We had a really fine mis We really enjoyed The problem that marred Challengers debut lay not with the spacecraft but with its The million Tracking and Data Relay Satellite carried aloft by Challenger was ejected properly at the end of the ships seventh orbit on launch But the satellites attached rocket did not fire long for reasons yet unex and the TDRS went into a misshapen James head of the shuttle said that a North American Aerospace Defense Command camera in New Mexico was able to photograph the rocket at the moment it failed a tremendous help to the team in vestigating the The photograph presumably was taken when the rocket was miles from Earth miles short of its The satellite story is likely to have a happy Space agency engineers plan to use pounds of steering propellent aboard the satellite to guide it to its proper sta in a circular orbit around Earth miles The mission was just incredibly said Abrahamson of Challengers It really meant the Challenger was a superb He said that on the first flight of Columbia two years NASA recorded 82 anomalies pro blems with the shuttle Each succeeding flight had fewer he said 27 on Columbias last flight and only 22 on Challengers on votes of 2712 in the Senate and 85 38 in the sent it to who has waited three sessions to have such legislation delivered to his To me personally this of a very important day a day I have worked toward for over two Carlin told a news con ference a few minutes after adjourn BUT THE DAY I shall truly relish will be the day my signature can con fidently be placed on a severance tax for Carlin declined to say whether he would sign or veto the bill sent to which would tax oil and natural gas at 8 percent but provide credits for local property taxes paid and also raise a modest from coal and salt for a total new revenue of of which million would go to the state general fund and million would be rebated to counties and school districts in producing Now it is my responsibility to be certain that the bill on its way to my Session page 11A desk the kind of severance tax the people want and he told In the coming I shall deliberately and meticulously review and analyze the severance And only after I am completely satisfied that this bill is free from constitu tional or loopholes of any will I sign It was the spectrum of loopholes which made some of Carlins fellow Democrats and the large Republican delegation from Johnson County skeptical of whether the bill ought to be accepted as a conference commit tee constructed it in marathon bargaining over a threeday THEY FRETTED over provisions in the bill which they felt did not ade quately spell out which waterflooded oil wells will be exempt from taxa whether the share of the tax the state treasury will receive had been eroded too much and whether pro ducers can cheat too easily on repor ting their the opposition withered when the House gave the measure 22 votes more than needed for passage after leaders of both political parties assured the chamber that indeed this was a good faith effort and if any minor flaws are obvious they will be corrected in corrective One bill is being in to insure that producers operating water flooding projects to squeeze more oil out of old wells cant count injection and disposal wells when averaging the oil produced by several wells on one lease to deter mine if they qualify for the low barrel The governor will have this bill in his possession and he will still have it when we get back said House Democratic Leader Fred Weaver of Baxter And if there is a flaw I doubt he would sign AND SPEAKER Mike a Republican from told the Puppy love Lillie snuggles a puppy brought to Valleyview Care 2518 Ridge Kansas Universitys Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and Lawrences Charles Ise Memorial Staff photo by Julian Gonzalez Animal Shelter organized the which brought several animals to the House that gaining a compromise was like the old bromide that no one should watch sausage or legislation being We have 125 appetites the number of House said We have all tasted the sausage and it is But this is the best sausage we could A move to return the severance tax bill to the conference committee to have it reworked was rejected by the after Democrats and some Republicans seriously con sidered doing just For what reason do you think well get any more out of there the conference asked Robin a member of the conference Weight your and see what youve got to Reagan says hell stand by income tax cut WASHINGTON AP President Reagan accused liberal House Democrats on Saturday of trying to wreck the progress weve made toward economic and he promised to veto any congressional attempt to revoke the 10 percent in come tax cut taking effect July Noting that the date many of us dread more than any other the April 15 deadline for filing federal in come tax returns is only a few days Reagan promised Americans they will receive the final installment of his 25 percent reduc tion in income tax rates as Its not as much as we he referring to his original pro posal for a 30 percent but its the most we could given the tremendous opposition to any tax reduction by the spending lobbies in All of you whove worked hard to meet your tax obligations this be on Reagan warned in his weekly radio made Satur day from his Camp The liberal Democrats in the House of Representatives want you to pay much he They want to increase taxes on mediumincome families by over the next five years by eliminating the July 1 tax cut and Reagans plan to tie tax rates to the cost of Nothing could be more Reagan said of the Housepassed I promise you this I will veto any attempt to take away the third year of your tax cut or the law to in dex tax rates to Claiming that state and federal governments now take 40 percent of our nations Reagan Weve been creeping closer to a system that so meone once said works only in where it isnt and in where theyve already got Years of Lehigh memories leave imprint on workers By BONNIE DUNHAM JW Staff Writer When an employer of hundreds of people leaves Lawrence in July after nearly a half century it leaves behind a wealth of memories by people who spent many of their waking hours and working years The plant employees recall it was Thursday a month ago when officials at Lehigh Kansas Color posted the announcement on the bulletin The local plant would be closed and merged into a Dallas And the meaning was clear about 300 employees would be put of Reactions were mixed some say some say stunned and some say people just shrugged their Others say the main worry is finding a new job as they ap proach retirement But most say the announcement came as no particular Several employees said the company had threatened for a more than a year to lock the doors if production didnt pick In the the chairman of the Lehigh board of directors stated that all divisions other than Kansas performed well in Soontoclose printing plant spanned 5 decades in Lawrence Considering that all the equipment at the Lawrence plant was at least 10 15 years one Lehigh employee said he thought local employees were ONE who asked that her name not be used for fear of losing her job even said some peo ple thought the threats were a gim mick to get a work agreement sign ed with a union representing plant I just didnt think this would ever I was really plan ning on retiring from she Another employee said that for more than 25 hes watched the plant grow more more additions to the building and now Im watching it dwindle his plans to retire in several years came to a screeching Finding a job at his he will be But Im not going to pick up and move and start over someplace he A few employees found other jobs immediately and he The rest Nobody knows right now what they are going to do or where they are going to Ill Just knock on wood he More willing to publicly discuss their years at the printing company were Walt president of the Lehigh AFLCIO Local 377 In ternational Graphics and Com munications Workers and Dale a retired Lehigh On a recent rainy the men sat around a space heater in a 23rd Street trailer sales business that Beers has Reminiscing about the early years at Kansas Color Press which became Lehigh in 1981 is a common pastime for Beers Wheeler first went to work for War ren Zimmerman in 1935 at a Liberal newspaper the forerunner of Kan sas Color Press as a handling paper and removing books from the AND HE came along when the family sold the newspaper a few months later and opened the printing business in he In addition to Warren running the business was his son and Dick and Gertrude and William Zimmermans They had to get closer to Kansas Ci ty to get the business they Wheeler And perhaps Lawrence was selected because of the familys Kansas University The new business first opened in a building at Sixth and Massachusetts where the city hall parking lot is now I was tickled to death to move Dick said he could pay a week and that was more that I would have made in Liberal after the business he It took quite a while to come up with a recalls We had a meeting down there and Dick said we had to have a So each employee submitted a name at that time there was ten of us at the most and Kansas Color Press is the name that came out of In the early days it was a relaxed Wheeler We knew we had a job to and Dick and Bill were actually among the workers at They were basically They didnt come out of an office telling you what to They helped you do That was one of the main reasons it the company They knew exactly what was going on from EVEN THOUGH the company started the employees felt con fident the family would make a go of the If they were willing to put everything back into the it gave you the feeling it was going to Wheeler In Wheeler employees had a friend in their If you had a problem you knew you could go to Dick and Ger trude and they would help you work it family or Even when it got Thats something you dont he During World War part of the print shop was turned into a machine shop to produce parts for airplains and The pressmen studied lathe work at Kansas but Wheeler Dont leave the im See page 11A Inside the JournalWorld Women unite to Take Back the Night Shuttle shows 2A LEEP offers jump on 15A Variety Royals win home IB Sports time Page HBArts Ann Business guide 19B 1921B By CAROLINE TROWBRIDGE JW Staff Writer Its an a violent And it can happen to any Because Kansas University is in more potential exists for sexual assaults than in many other Kansas local officials And because of that several groups and individuals recently have taken steps to help decrease the possibility of sexual assaults occurring Although local officials say the fre quency of reported rapes hasnt in creased this year four have been reported since as Police Ron Olin Any rape is too Thursday Women Take Back the Night is planning a march to in crease the publics awareness of the problem of rape and sexual The candlelight march will begin at 7 in front of KUs Wescoe Hall and will end at South THIS IS THE FIRST such march in although others have oc curred in Kansas Manhattan and said Carol Beier one of 15 local members of Women Take Back the Wolf said now is the time for the march because its time to confront the problem of sexual The purpose of the march is to make a statement that women are tired of being said Jeanne another organization On behalf of Women Take Back the Hierl also organized a re cent forum on sexual assault that featured representatives from the Lawrence Police the Douglas County district attorneys the Douglas County Rape Vic tim Support the Bert Nash Mental Health as well as a local In addition to organizations such as Women Take Back the in dividuals also are tackling the sexual assault problem One woman launched a letterwriting campaign See page 7A   

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