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Waterloo Courier Cedar Falls (Newspaper) - September 10, 1984, Waterloo, Iowa A Waterloo Courier Mon Sept 10 1984 Gaii the Courier Questions on issues are taken daily from noon to midnight on a special Courier line Q I bought a new car from a metro dealer and about the time that the warranty expired the car turned into a lemon Would it be legal for put a sign on the car stating This car is a Could I be fined or anything by doing A To our knowledge there is nothing preventing you from placing a sign on your car claiming it is a lemon However it might be more productive to take your case to the Consumer Protection Division of the Iowa Attorney General's Office in Des Moines or the Better Business Bureau in Cedar Rapids The Better Business Bureau operates an arbitration to which several auto manufacturers have agreed to submit disputes morning there was a fatality near our home and we were out there immediately I had my wife call the 911 emergency number and it rang about 20 times the first time and no answer She hung up and called immediately and it took about 15 times before someone answered Is this the normal time it takes for the emergency number to Capt Robert Maltas said the number is usually answered immediately Maltas said he will investigate the incident but asks that the caller reach him at so he can get more details METRO SCENE Drivers will spur Pester donations Motorists who stop at Pester stations on Wednesday will help contribute to Project HELPER Helping Elderly and Low-Income People With Energy The Pester Corp will donate 1 cent for every gallon of gasoline or diesel fuel sold on that day to the statewide effort to weatherize the homes of elderly and handicapped low-income lowans September has been proclaimed Project HELPER month by Gov Teny E Branstad The money raised through the Pester Corp contribution will pay directly for insulation for low-income households The project is administered by the Iowa Energy Policy Council lowans who wish to contribute to the project may do so through their participating utility or by sending a contribution to Project HELPER State Capitol Des Moines Iowa 50319 Resident is third in essay project A Waterloo woman has won third place in an essay awards project sponsored by the American Production and Inventory Control Society Donna Bull an undergraduate student at the University of Northern Iowa is the regional award winner with a paper pertaining to production and inventory management it was announced by the Northeast Iowa Chapter of the society Basic purpose of the student awards program is to encourage a better understanding of production and inventory management among under- graduate and graduate students through a program benefiting both APICS and the academic community Papers for the 1985 should be submitted by April All college students classified as full-time students are eligible to enter a paper in the contest Papers should be on the topic of production and inventory management For further details regarding this competition APICS Joan Conrad President PO Box 5100 Waterloo Iowa 50704 319 Race will kick off NCC parade A race sponsored by the Hawkeye Chapter of the American Red Cross will kick off the Cattle Congress Parade Area runners of all ages are invited to participate in Saturday's race which will start at ConWay Civic Center at 10 and proceed along the parade route to the finish line at Electric Park Those who register by Tuesday will be charged The registration fee wili increase to after Tuesday Registrations will be accepted until a half hour before the race Check-in will be from to More information is available from the Red Cross at Block Grant hearing set Tuesday A public hearing on the Community Development Block Grant and Jobs programs will be Tuesday night at Waterloo City Hall Thg hearing will be 6 p.m in City Council chambers on the second floor of City Hall It will concern performance of the programs for the year that ended June A performance report is public inspection at the City Clerk's and Community Development offices at City Hall The date of the meeting was listed incorrectly in Sunday's Courier Red Cross official is panel Karen Linder with the Hawkeye Chapter of the American Red Cross has been appointed education committee chairman for the Iowa Association of Blood Banks Linder director of technical services oversees the processing of blood for the Hawkeye Region She was appointed by the association's board of directors The association's education committee consists of technologists nurses and other health care professionals throughout Iowa The committee develops workshops seminars and other programs for which continuing education credit is provided Assessment of the continuing education needs of Iowa health care facilities is among roles of the group It also promotes involvement in the education programs among health professionals Donna and Keith Rasmussen stand in the foreground of their home at 847 Dawson St while their children from left Jari Bret and David stand behind They are a family who has fallen through the safety net that is meant to catch the unemployed Staff photo by Hick Chase BRIEFLY Ellen Margaret Rowe daughter of Mr and Mrs Hal N Rowe of 120 Valley Road graduated from the University of Montana at Missoula Mont with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology She earned a 4.0 grade point average during her last quarter She has accepted a staff position with the Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group in Portland Ore Cellar Jails C Courier FaBa Record 1884 Dally Except Saturday Courier comer Ave and Commercial St VOL 118 Telephone ISSN Bute tubaeription By carrier per week by mull In Iowa per year by mait outside Ion for year No nun subscriptions where carrier It available Second data pottage paid at Waterloo 50701 MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS The Prow la to the use for ol all local news ft newspaper u wen aa AP newt AH rights of repudiation of all special arc alto MEMBER OF AUDIT BUREAU OF OSCULATIONS It It not me Intention of the management to fraudulent or and la to cumulate tuch para of copy as are not adminicle under the or the paper or omit any to public or the policy of the paper or that in any way to Influence the conduct of the peper ttndt ol rejected altogether Send change to Waterloo Courier Sox 540 Waterloo Iowa by Waterloo Courier Inc Waterloo Courier business and classified hoars 8 p.m Monday through Friday Circulation 7 p.m Monday through Friday and 6 Sunday For late delivery service problems or product deficiency call By BETTIE FERGUSON Staff Writer Keith and Donna are invisible statistics They are among the uncounted unemployed Both are without jobs and ineligible for un- employment benefits Keith was fired in mid-March from a cleaning firm where he had been employed years He explains his firing succinctly I got in a disagreement with my boss and my mouth ran away from me Then when I applied for ment he fought me on it and won ON JULY 4 Donna broke her right ankle When she returned one week later to her position as a beauty shop manager her job was terminated I had been with this shop for years and had been manager since March But I guess the thought was that I couldn't stand on my bad leg for five or six hours At least that was the reason I was given I can't draw unemployment until this cast conies she explains In order to be eligible I have to be able to get around and apply for a job Right now I'm not able So the Rasmussens joint income went from per week to 0 And that's the way it has stood until recently when Keith was accepted for Unemployed Father Benefits There are three Rasmussen children Bret 13 David 11 and Jari 9 The program entitles the family to per month as well as food stamps and medical in- surance Their allotment of food stamps for tember was because Donna drew a pay check in August for the time she worked in July THE MONETARY benefits might appear to be a windfall to some people but they fall short of paying the Rasmussens monthly rent and utility For the past years they have a two- bedroom house at 847 Dawson St for per month Their monthly Iowa Public Service is In addition they have a monthly phone and a loan company payment The loan was secured using their furniture as collateral So how does a family in this situation By having a good attitude and a sense of Donna replies with a laugh After all just how much worse can it The car 1973 model needs brakes we're behind in our payments to the loan company we're behind in our rent and we almost got disconnected by IPS last month Each day we just wonder what will happen next But we know there have to be better she adds emphatically KEITH EXPLAINS their landlord and the loan company have been fantastic They really seem to understand We're also attempting our monthly budget payment at IPS lowered Last month St Vincent dePaul gave us to get caught up on our gas and lights or we would have been shut off Then we would have owed the entire monthly amount plus what was overdue There would have been no way in hell we could have done he says Donna and some neighbors recently had a mage sale and from that she made enough to pay the phone She buys the childrens clothes at St Vincent dePaul or at Goodwill I started baying their school clothes while I still had my salary coming she explains THE REMAINDER of their school clothes came from the Metro Closet The two boys earned some money picking sweet corn this summer and that has gone for their school supplies Donna has also been canning anything I can get my hands on So far I've up spinach green beans tomato juice and tomatoes com dill les jams and jellies The Rasmussens buy meat in impound packages and limit themselves to cheaper cats including chicken hamburger and hot dogs Keith admits he finds the carrent situation depressing as hell I've always feer able to find work I'm not scared to get dirty for flan hour But there just aren't any jobs out there? I'M NOT exactly limited in I can do either I've done carpentry heating and cooling installation and driven delivery truck It really puts a man in the dumps bring home an honest pay check to his family During September Explorer Posts in the Cedar Falls area wili be conducting First Nighter Programs to recruit new members Exploring is a coed program for young adults interested in careers under the guidance of business professions associations trades and institutional sponsorships Exploring was developed by the National Division Boy Scouts of America for young men and women between the ages of 14 and 21 The program is organized and serviced by Scout councils out the nation In September the following Explorer First ers will be conducted Explorer Post 560 Sponsored by the Waterloo Courier interest journalism Dan Dundon First Nighter Tuesday p.m Waterloo Courier Explorer Post 562 Sponsored by the National Bank of Waterloo interest data processing Sherry Jaeger First Nighter Tuesday 7 p.m the National Bank of Waterloo Data Processing Center 315 E Fifth St Explorer Post 326 Sponsored by the Cedar Falls Cable Commission interest television casting Kirk Eastman First Nighter p.m Cedar Falls Public Library Explorer Post 328 Sponsored by the Black Hawk Humane Society interest veterinary medicine and animal care Tom Calvin First Nighter Wednesday 7 p.m Black Hawk Humane Society 1166 W Airline Highway Explorer Post 512 Sponsored by the Signal Co interest military careers Arnold Fobian First Nighter next day p.m United States Army Reserve Center 1689 Burton Ave Explorer Post 9 Sponsored by Sartori Hospital Cedar Falls interest medical careers John Merrian First Nighter Sept p.m Sartori Memorial Hospital Explorer Post 564 Sponsored by the National Association of Accountants interest Dean Gipp First Nighter Sept 18 7 p.m West High School ness Department Explorer Post 567 Sponsored by Learning Centers interest child day care Nancy Bolen First Nighter Sept p.m Learning Center 3243 University Ave Explorer Post 510 Sponsored by the Waterloo Police Department interest law enforcement John Woods First Nighter Sept 19 7 p.m Waterloo Police Department Training Range North Elk Run Road Explorer Post by the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Squadron interest Air Patrol Karen Goodson First Nighter Sept American Central Airline Office Waterloo Municipal Airport Explorer Post 555 conducted its First Nighter Program Thursday at p.m at First United Methodist Church The post is sponsored by First United Methodist Church with an interest area of high adventure outdoor programs Larry Dodge is the adviser He can be contacted at All high school students and their parents are welcome to attend one or more of the Explorer First Nighter programs For further information about Exploring or any of the September Exploring First Nighter programs call the Winnebago Council Service Center at By BETTIE FERGUSON Staff Writer A report released by Hawkeye Institute of supports the contention that Iowa is caught in an economic The Graduate Employment and Follow-up Re- port for graduates shows that of the HIT graduates just 51.42 percent or 635 are working full time Combined with the 229 who are working part time the total rises to 69.96 percent Bob Beener head of counseling and graduate employment services at HIT says that is a de- crease of 4 percent compared to the graduates of when there were graduates Of these 13 percent or 140 are not employed and are looking for work Of the total graduates the report shows that 168 are not employed and are looking for work 10 are not employed and are not looking for work 79 are continuing their education 17 are in military service three are deceased and the work status of 94 is unknown When comparing the percentages for women and men graduates the figures show that 430 women or 69.24 percent are employed and 434 men or 70.68 have found work Of these 35 women and 63 men were hired out of the state of Iowa The report also shows that 23.15 percent of the men and women who received degrees last year from HIT are working in occupations not related to the area in which they were trained All areas are being affected by the Beener reports It is especially true in the fields of auto mechanics manufacturing and some health areas Across the board jobs are harder to find This is especially true in the Falls area which is dependent upon the in- dustry The state of Iowa definitely needs Beener said Those fields that showed 100 percent ment among last year's graduates were electronic engineering technology executive secretary respiratory therapy technician and tool and die making These are definitely Beener added And of course electronics is booming The fields not in this category according report include mechanical drafting with a 36 percent placement security and prevention 33 percent junior accounting 53 percent and horticulture science and corrections each with a 57 percent rate of placement Family Rooms Dining Rooms Bedrooms etc Jeans fetched Sets s to Sizes White and Blue Painter Pants Also Bsb Overalls DISCOUNT PRICED Surplus 723
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